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How did you pick/find your fursona?

SouthTexasSammy

The guy with pie.
Hi I'm SouthTexasSammy, and to make a long story short... Well... I kind of... Don't have a Fursona yet. To complicate things even more I have no idea on what it would be. On top of that I have no clue as to how to pick/find one.
So I decided to start a thread on ho you picked/found your Fursona, and maybe I will learn how to pick/find mine.
 

Inzoreno

The Gentleman Owl
Well, initially when I first created mine, he was a red fox because of my interest with them at the time. But for one reason or another, I never really did much with him; I think I only ever got one piece of art of him done. He stayed that way until 2014 when I did a complete revamp to correspond with my newfound love of owls and thus, Reno was born. On a more specific side, I knew that in general, Barn and Snowy Owls appeared to be the most common of the few owl personas I came across, so I chose my favorite species of owl, the Great Horned Owl, as Reno's species. In addition, that choice also now serves as a memorial to a Great Horned Owl who I spent close to a year working with and who meant a great deal to me.
 

Anodracs

Member
Partly for physiological reasons. My fursona is a North American porcupine, and I admire the fact that porcupines don't actively seek out trouble, but are equipped to defend themselves if trouble seeks them instead, they just take life as it comes, but they're not victims. I've been around real porcupines before, and I just think they're cool. Also, it doesn't seem like there are a lot of porcupines in the furry fandom, and I wanted a fairly unique animal as my 'sona.
 

Saiko

GTWT Survivor
"Wolves are cool. Let's make mine a wolf with neat markings."
"Huh, these markings look like a raccoon's."
"Ohhhh, I like that; it kinda suits my personality. Raccoon it is!"

And it was good.

(Don't overthink it. Just go with what seems cool at the time and change it whenever. You can also commission one-off pieces of your fursona as different species.)
 

Synthex

World's Okay-est Hybrid
Mmm, mine sorta fell onto me. I've always really liked cats and bats. There was no other option that really entered my head when I would think about it.
 

Sparrow-the-Wolfess

Commission Work: Short Story Writer
I've always been called Sparrow in my coven... and it sorta stuck with me all up until adulthood... so that's where the name comes from! Sparrows are small birds, not that great to look at, but not so bad to listen to. Me in a nutshell! :D

Sparrow became my Fursona... because I love wolves. They mean a LOT to my family, spiritually. The wolf is a symbol of family, courage, honor, majesty, and loyalty - everything I stand for. She is an arctic wolf because I love the cold. If I could live in a winter wonderland forever and never worry about freezing, I would do it in less than a heartbeat. Her eyes are a light/sky blue, because I love the combination of white and light blue. Very wintry, very calming, plus I actually have gunmetal blue eyes. She also ages as I age - I'm 24, so she is 24 as well. So a little bit of my physical self is in my 'sona. I also have a wild side. I'd love to be able to run around in a forest and not care about stupid standards and human'esque life shit. So Sparrow also has a feral form (I made this with the help of some friends' templates and adjustments. Overall face was mine, I can't draw worth poop) which can be seen on my DeviantART: [FERAL FORM]

Her personality is everything I want very badly to be: Motherly, kind, friendly, understanding, stern when necessary... and my anthro Fur can be pretty sexy... and I mean... look at her. She's very pretty. :oops:

(Yes, this is the same art that is in my icon. Was permitted to use the art however I wanted so long as I credited Vile-Ignition on SoFurry/Deviantart [X]. )

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SouthTexasSammy

The guy with pie.
So it's kind of a "Go with the moment, and what feels right at the time." kind of thing then. And I can always change it, or pick up a new one latter on down the road. Cool.
 

Saiko

GTWT Survivor
So it's kind of a "Go with the moment, and what feels right at the time." kind of thing then. And I can always change it, or pick up a new one latter on down the road. Cool.
Yup. It's your character, so do what you want with it when you want to.
 

Lunarmage

Banned from Tumblr
If you have the free time to brainstorm do it, it'll get a base idea of what you want. Don't do what I did which is have a backlog of about 5 O.C.s that at one point or another were used as fursonas. ( I'm an indecisive person)
 

Starbeak

Born in Space, endlessly exploring star-systems
:cool:

I don't think I mentioned how I got mine. One night I was asleep and within I'd say 4 hours, a bird came into my dream as said "StarBeak". After that he opened his wings and everything got smaller under him as I was taken up by his talons as I saw the world beneath me shrink. I then saw stars, the planets, and the sun. As I got closer to the sun everything got white, I closed my eyes in my sleep, and woke up. Needless to say my fursona was based on this dream. (=

:cool:
 

TastesLikeGreen

New Member
I picked the name "TastesLikeGreen" out of thin air because I wasn't using it on any other websites, and at the time I expected to use FA for nothing except lurking furry porn. Once I started actually commenting and stuff, I drew up a crappy MSPaint avatar based on the idea, the one I still use here on the forums, apparently. TastesLikeGreen = Mouth with a green tongue. Genius, I know. So once I started posting stories, I decided to design a character who would match up to that, and needed to come up with a reason he had a green tongue. Since I couldn't decide on a single species at the time, I eventually came up with the idea to make him a shapeshifter for whom the green colour of his tongue was the only detail he couldn't change. Then I made his 'default form' an arctic fox, sort of as a joke about how like half the fandom was foxes at the time and he was trying to blend in, and I like the snow foxes better than red foxes.
 

Dullaheart

Chronic Migrains
Smoke a lot of weed, sit in a Tipi, keep smoking weed until you meet your spirit animal. That's your fursona.
Bam. 2 ez.
 

MadKiyo

I've been de-batted, oh no!
I like insects. I like the unusual. I like fuzzy creatures.

I pick robber fly.


EZ PZ
 

Julen

✮ Banter Squad Member ✮
You get a revolver. You write the name of 6 different animals (or five depending on the caliber of the revolver)you like. You load the revolver and spin the chamber as many times as you want. Then you press the barrel against your front and squeeze the trigger. Then you look at the casing of the bullet that detonated and TA-DAH! That's your fursona!

(jk)

That might be the reason why i don't have a fursona yet.....mmmmm.....

Now i'm working on one and I just picked my favourite animal and the one that i felt more identified with and that was it XD
 
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MadKiyo

I've been de-batted, oh no!
You get a revolver. You write the name of 6 different animals you like. You load the revolver and spin the chamber as many times as you want. Then you press the barrel against your front and squeeze the trigger. Then you look at the casing of the bullet that detonated and TA-DAH! That's your fursona!

(jk)

That might be the reason why i don't have a fursona yet.....mmmmm.....

Now i'm working on one and I just picked my favourite animal and the one that i felt more identified with and that was it XD

I'm guessing something crazy?
 

RileyTheOtter

The Autistic Otter
I always felt strongly connected to canines, even often feeling like i'm missing a tail that I should have but don't. I love dragons and wanted wings like one so I gave some to my sona, and that's how I found/made mine. Most details in his personality are my actual traits as well, excluding those about his brother. (I don't have one)
 

SouthTexasSammy

The guy with pie.
Well I've been thinking, and I have three possibilities.
A Dutch Angle Dragon (I really like Telephone)
A Timber wolf
or

A Cavalier Spaniel.
 
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