Talk:Fursona

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I believe Personal Furry should be a separate article. This one tries to cram everything together, and fails at that. -- Wesha 14:56, 18 Sep 2005 (UTC)

So what is the difference between a personal furry and a fursona? As far as I can tell - and I'm welcome to suggestions otherwise - they're two words for the same concept, and so should be under one article (although of course the representation could do with improvement :-). --GreenReaper(talk) 17:25, 18 Sep 2005 (UTC)
I would say that the article, as it stands, is only appropriate for "personal furry". I would say that a "Fursona" is simply the on-line alias of the person playing it. The general character and mood of a person's fursona may be very different in from them RL, of course, but this is true of any sort of on-line personality; there's no "crossover" or "interference" or however you want to put it between a fursona simpliciter and RL, unlike the case with "personal furry", where the elements described in the article - "reflects elements of their player's real-life appearance or dress", for example - come into play. Tevildo 18:06, 18 Sep 2005 (UTC)
To simplify the above a little. A "Fursona" is an on-line alias, nothing more. If there _is_ something more to the player's interaction with their character, it becomes a "personal furry". Tevildo
The problem I have with this is that a glance at the google results for fursona suggest that many people do in fact use the term fursona with the meaning you have as personal furry - "my persona, my personal self", or "This is my fursona (which means that it's me)". And, of course, some others do not (although those who start sentances like "my new fursona . . ." might just be deciding that a different characterization better represents them).
Yes, I see what you mean. A personal furry will always be a fursona, but someone (in which category I include myself) may have a fursona without considering it to be a "personal furry". My suggestion would be to rename the current article to "Personal furry", perhaps expand it a little in a "lifestyler" direction, and have for "Fursona" a simple definition, something like "An on-line alias, usually the primary one used by the player. People with an established personal furry generally take this as their fursona." Tevildo 19:33, 18 Sep 2005 (UTC)
Of course, this may not have an ideal answer - Wikipedia dodges the issue and just redirects to "furry fandom", but we don't really have that option. ;-p --GreenReaper(talk) 18:59, 18 Sep 2005 (UTC)
Note that most furries do not have alts, and so their only fursona is usually their personal furry by default. Having lots of different characters for different purposes is something that I believe is mostly restricted to MUCKs and other roleplaying scenarios. --GreenReaper(talk) 19:06, 18 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Purrsonally, I always used the word "fursona" as a synonym for "character"; while my definition of "Personal Furry" is "projection of my individual 'self' onto the [virtual] world in question". From that standpoint, "player" and "character" are not separate entities; they're simply projections of a single and indivisible entity, "me", onto different worlds, be it real or virtual. Wesha 23:37, 19 Sep 2005 (EDT)

I've split the two terms back up - I think it's obvious that they _do_ have different meanings. Of course, if others disagree, feel free to revert. I've not added any content to either article. Tevildo 10:34, 25 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Restructuring/Consolidation[edit]

I am currently restructuring the page to put quite a bit of additional information in and consolidate scattered information from throughout the wiki. If you have any suggestions please leave them here -- DeVandalizer 06:30, 12 May 2006 (UTC)

Pluralization[edit]

The standard rule for english portmanteau is that the last word be pluralized as normal resulting in the plural fursonas. Reference Wikipedia:English plural -- DeVandalizer 06:30, 12 May 2006 (UTC)

How to be a furry...again[edit]

This isn't a good external link. This article has been discussed elsewhere and IMHO it's too bitter and acidic for a good external link for this article. Anyone have better ideas? Else we should just remove it. Simba B 21:05, 22 November 2006 (UTC)

What's wrong with bitter and acidic? I read the link and he (or she) hits a lot of issues square on. While the article may make you feel uncomfortable, it's no less valid than more positive commentary. 733 21:32, 22 November 2006 (UTC)
Then let's balance it out with something else a little less nasty. Simba B 21:49, 22 November 2006 (UTC)
I agree, there should be a counter-point to this. Also, any chance of finding a less creepy fursona picture? 733 22:08, 22 November 2006 (UTC)
WAUGH. Holy fuck, that picture does more damage to this article than the external link could ever aspire to. If I didn't know one of the locals drew that I'd assume that picture was vandalism. Replace that before complaining about external links plz! --DS|go 23:54, 22 November 2006 (UTC)
Oh, get ahold of yourself. It's not that bad, although it could be better. I'm all for replacing the picture, but perhaps you could be a little more tactful in your suggestion? Simba B 00:13, 23 November 2006 (UTC)

Picture[edit]

I know i shouldn't let emotional impulse drive me over, but... Is the picture on the article supposed to give out a "good" impression to readers? Because if that's the case, i feel inclined to change it to a better version of the image itself. --Kitetsu 01:27, 28 November 2006 (UTC)

Yes and Sure, go ahead <g>. I am admittedly not an artist (at least, I wasn't a very good one when I drew that). -- JaeSharp 04:54, 28 November 2006 (UTC)

GREAT SUCCESS![edit]

Picture finally replaced. GREAT SUCCESS!! </Borat> --Kitetsu 09:38, 24 December 2006 (UTC)

Indeed <g> I love it :) Thanks for making me not look quite so bad (points to discussion below). -- JaeSharp 22:48, 24 December 2006 (UTC)
What's the copyright license on the new pic? --Rat 22:50, 24 December 2006 (UTC)
It's simple -- DO NOT CLAIM THAT PICTURE AS YOUR OWN. I don't like people who like to cheat that way. >8( PS: The picture is also my sole responsibility, so there might be a time where i would modify it to a more "realistic" version where it looks all drab and boring to suit the taste of the more uptight and realist majority of furries. :) --Kitetsu 03:32, 25 December 2006 (UTC)
So {{Attribution}} would be an accurate tag for the image? --Rat 04:20, 25 December 2006 (UTC)
Yeah... Pretty much. How do i tag image again? --Kitetsu 04:25, 25 December 2006 (UTC)
Go to the image, click "edit this page" at the top, then enter the tag. --Rat 04:37, 25 December 2006 (UTC)

degenerate?[edit]

Article starts with "A fursona (and the degenerate furson)". Hmm, what do people think of changing from "degenerate" to another word? --EarthFurst 21:42, 22 March 2007 (UTC)

Looks like it was added in by GreenReaper in this edit. GR? --Douglas Muth 21:56, 22 March 2007 (UTC)


Fursona articles[edit]

In the different fursona articles/species articles such as Otter, could there be a bit more added about the general personality of the species? I know that fursonas can have any personality to choose, but a bit more 'in general' stuff would be appreciated. - Xaerun 01:39, 15 May 2008 (UTC)

Forward from Persona?[edit]

Anyways, put a link to a list of games on another page. This included Pokemon and Digimon, which are two game series that have a page on this site. Included in this list was Persona, a (somewhat) obscure game for Sony systems that has been growing in popularity over years. with, yes, a few furry ties (mostly in the area of Otherkin and Therian type stuffs). Though, Persona seems to forward here. Perhaps a disambiguation page may need to be put up on the page with the redirect? --KatrinaTheLamia 04:18, 15 March 2010 (UTC)

Origin[edit]

...it is not known if similar concepts of personal fictional alter-egos exists outside of the furry fandom...

It so happens that I've collected an amount of fursona-like phenomenas %) From heraldry and other side to totems to mary-sueing... Would this information be useful in this article? EvilCat 17:41, 26 November 2010 (UTC)