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Kobura Shinja Cape (aka Kobu) was one of the moderators at Furgasmic.com.
The fursona of Kobura was an idea that came from a dream and later took on a life of his own. A cobra-naga of sorts, he refers to himself as a 'scaleblood' or a 'coldkin'. He is entirely black, with his body entirely scaly from snout to tail-tip.
Forum Activity and Tenure at Furgasmic
He initially joined an unnamed website in late 2006, several years after Kobura's creation, but was asked to leave due to his still being underage. Upon the day he turned eighteen, he returned to the same site and saw that it was not as good as what he remembered. A respected friend, Vulpes Proeliator, guided him to Furgasmic. They later were both appointed forum moderators. In addition to the forum, he moderated the Furnet IRC chat, both furgasmic and furgasmicyiff, though neither channel boasts him as a member any longer. He had since branched out on IRC, to regularly occupy channels as Fur Affinity as well, but withdrew from Furnet in general. In the past his presence has been identified on Anthrochat.
www.furgasmic.com has since closed down due to the site's owner's personal decision.
Kobura also made his way to FurFright 07 as well.
Kobura has become a fixture at FA:U, and since 2008 has been as formal a staff member as any. His duties include but are not limited to the direct control of FA:U's volunteer force he refers to as the "FA:Union," named such because of his support of the volunteers as a sort of 'union representative,' ensuring their enjoyment of the convention and tending to their needs often personally.
As of agreements and dark pacts signed at FurFright 2011, Kobura will be enslaved at each ensuing FurFright as well, in accordance with the prophecies.
Kobura has continued to attend and volunteer-staff each FA: United and plans to continue doing so.
Real Life data
Kobura battled with Ulcerative Colitis from his 9th-grade year until January of 2007, for a short time being the worst documented pediatric case of the disease in the Lehigh Valley. Diagnosed around age 15, he fought the illness until November of 2006, at which time he had his entire large intestine removed in a pair of surgeries. In January of 2007, he underwent an emergency surgery for a rupture of the sutures from the previous operations, which went cery successfully. However as time has gone on, complications have arisen from the disorders and their effects. Permanent dehydration is a constant companion, as is a difficulty in maintaining proper nutritional balance. Recent months have yielded extreme stress, mental fatigue, and a general difficulty in endurance at work and play.
Kobura is very active and open about his experience and prides himself on helping others with chronic illnesses, particularly intestinal disorders. His surgeon was a colo-rectal expert of Bethlehem St. Luke's hospital. He happily talks about his experience, freely offers advice or support to others undergoing similar circumstances, and is extremely disease-awareness-oriented.
On January 1st, 2014, Kobura was married after a short courtship, but maintains physical, social, and emotional independence. Those interested should not be deterred from inquiring.
Kobura has lived in Leigh Valley, Pennsylvania and Columbia, South Carolina. He currently lives in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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