Giles Gourry EuDraco

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Giles Gourry EuDraco, commonly known as G.G. EuDraco (born 1985) is a sea-green, water-affinity dragon, located in various parts of the southeastern areas of the United Kingdom. He is the sole author of the Furry Fandom FAQ and founder-manager of The EuDracos Non-Profit Organisation.

Formerly a pencil artist, EuDraco exercises various talents as an artist, author, photographer and critic. As a result of this, he holds accounts in Fur Affinity, deviantArt and Yiffstar. Since 2008, he has been the producer and presenter of the chipmusic podcast, POHD-CAHST!, which is currently in its third season.

Profile and presence in the United Kingdom[edit]

Being of an unknown origin, EuDraco connected with a human in 2001, generating an otherkin. Since then, minor details of his previous form have been discovered at random, such as his role as a 'Truth Merchant', and his affinity towards cold water. A name was to be produced that could easily identify the draconic character, and the resultant Giles Gourry EuDraco is still used to this day. This is commonly contracted to 'G.G. EuDraco' for the sake of brevity.

Residing in the United Kingdom, EuDraco has been a UKFur since 2001, and started attending HantsFurs and LondonFurs meets in 2003, leading to a short burst of popularity. That same year, disagreements with the chief LondonFur organiser, Rapido, led to EuDraco undergoing a state of exile. Since then, he only attends furmeets on an occasional basis, causing a fade into obscurity.

Recently, EuDraco has been providing an active voice of analysis and criticism for the UKFur community. This has led to a varied response; from praise on his neutral and scientific language, to disapproval as a result of his former, jaded past.

Contributions to the Furry Fandom[edit]

In 2001, EuDraco started his contributions towards the fandom by becoming a pencil artist. Its modest success was discontinued in 2004 when studies required a higher priority. Since then, he has produced works in other fields, such as amateur photography, weaving and literature; his most popular work currently being his 2006 work, Chemiluminescence.

To showcase EuDraco's work, the website The EuDracos Non-Profit Organisation was generated in 2001. Transferred to the FurNation servers in 2004, the website has gathered a small following and is updated approximately every six months. In the same year, EuDraco's widespread attempt into Furry Philanthropy came in the form of his Furry Fandom FAQ, which is currently in its third revision. Tix has recently been granted permission to reference sections of the FAQ for his own website.

Online, he frequents the online world of Tapestries MUCK, and is open to most of the common Instant Messaging protocols.

Current Work[edit]

Obtaining a Masters degree from the University of Surrey, EuDraco faced unemployment until an offer to study for a PhD in Quantum Chemistry from the University of Southampton. He hopes that he will obtain enough experience, tenure and respect, to match that of the popular American Furry Scientist, Uncle Kage. In 2006, he proclaimed the uncontested title of 'UKFur Furry Scientist', which he holds with pride and enthusiasm to this day. In a bid to avoid a contest, and encourage an open environment towards the UKFur fandom, he is soon to replace this title with 'UKFur Furry Scientist α' in 2011. An accreditation scheme will then be in place to encourage other furries in the scientific sector to obtain the ranks of alpha (α) through epsilon (ε), with an affiliate omega (Ω) rank.

EuDraco takes his furriness very seriously, proclaiming himself as both an otherkin and a furry philanthropist. He often takes a diplomatic stance towards situations, and is growing concerned with the ever-blurring definition of the furry fandom, constantly protesting for the means to provide some definition before the furry fandom becomes too dilute. Regardless, he has always been more than welcoming in introducing the furry fandom to other curious persons, or potential furry fans. To date, he has provided custom information on the furry fandom to new furries and non-furries on multiple occasions.

A bi-annual report of his activies are available from him every January and July, in his LiveJournal.

April Fool's Day 2008[edit]

At 5.21am on 1st April 2008, EuDraco posted an entry on his LiveJournal, stating that he was to take over the organisation of future LondonFur meets as a result of an agreement between himself and the retiring organiser, Rapido [1]. Specific letters through the journal entry were italicised, which when collated together, spelled the words 'April Fool's Day'. Most viewers commenting highlight this hidden feature and did not take the statement officially.

As a result of this, Rapido was forced to prematurely release the name of the genuine future organiser, Spargue, with the additional statement:

"...this person has been a constant source of unrest within the londonfurs due to previous incidents, and unfortunately this person has tried to trick you all into a lie, therefore myself and spargue have had no option to but to ask him not to come to a londonfur meet again until such time as he can prove he will no longer upset and deceive members of our community!" - [2]

This was met with criticism from various LondonFurs, who felt that the punishment was too harsh for the situation. Increasing pressure upon Rapido to overturn the ban forced him to dismiss his statement as a returning April Fool's joke. Since the ban was originally enforced after midday, this reason was met with incredulity.

At 5.21pm on the same day, EuDraco issued a formal apology on his LiveJournal, plus an overview of the event on his podcast. He has decided to keep the original entry, along with its comments for archive purposes.

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