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BlindWolf8 (real name: Dan Fischbach, born 1986) is a legally-blind furry raised in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, United States. He is a video game developer. In chat and other messages his name is sometimes shortened to just BW. He has also been known to answer to Blind or Blindy.
Birth and blindness
BlindWolf8 was born three and a half months premature and only weighed a pound and a half. Due to his premature birth his eyesight was waning in both of his eyes. Doctors did surgery on his right eye (which was experimental at the time) to give him limited sight in said eye. The experimental surgery in question was cryotherapy, a now defunct treatment for retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) and the eye chosen for treatment was random. The treatment itself is known under the abbreviation CRYO-ROP. His left remains completely blind and it also suffers from a cataract. Both of his eyes suffer from nystagmus.
- BlindWolf8 is the author of Furry Academia, a paper intended to explain the were and furry fandoms or communities to the general populace. It was written for the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).
- In October of 2007, BlindWolf8 offered to host FurMorphed. As of March 16th 2008, BlindWolf8 no longer hosts or pays for hosting/domain costs relating to FurMorphed due to a conflict of interest.
- BlindWolf8 owns many furry-related domain names.
- BlindWolf8 participated in Dr. Kathy Gerbasi's Furry Research Group. (this group now seems inactive)
- BlindWolf8 can be found on both FurNet and Anthrochat IRC networks, although he is most active in Anthrochat's #barkade and #barkadeRP channels due to its PG/PG-13-nature and drama-free atmosphere.
Links to the paper
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- Furry Academia in TXT format
- Furry Academia in RTF format
- Furry Academia in ODT format
- Furry Academia in PDF format
- Furry Academia in DOC format
The paper is 10 pages, double spaced along with 1 page of citations. The paper is written in MLA format.
The paper was originally titled "Animals in Society" and was written for his Humanities (HUM) 211, Section 104 class: The Pre-Modern World in his Spring 2006 semester (end of Sphomor year) at NJIT.
Due to the content and nature of said college course, the paper is more heavily weighed to comparing the were and furry fandoms or communities to Native American culture, mythology, and beliefs than a straight focus on the communities themselves.
BlindWolf8 graduated (Cum Laude) from NJIT in the Spring of 2008 and has a Bachelor's degree in Information Technology with a concentration in Multimedia. He then attended Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy (FIEA) where he a obtained a Masters in Interactive Entertainment. He was in FIEA's Cohort 5 (class of 2008-2009) Production track.
BlindWolf8 has worked on various game titles. (most recent at top)
- 2011 - Philly Game Jam 2011:
- 2008-2009 - FIEA:
- Chain Game/Hell Bound
- Spaceballs: The Game
- Cage Fight!
- Dick Squirlé: Private Investigator
- Chaos City
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