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Spreebok (most commonly 'Spree') is a Devonshire fursuitmaker who lives in Exeter in the United Kingdom. She is currently single and in her own words it's 'a lot less hassle!' She is a small time moderator on the Ukfur forums, manning the 'Constructive Critique' subforum. She claims it's the most underused forum on the boards.
She often says that she had been a closet furry since she was a very young child, but only discovered the furry fandon at the age of 13. She paid it no heed, until the age of 15, when her boyfriend at the time discovered the infamous Encyclopedia Dramatica article. In an attempt to defend furries from his abuse, she got talking to a local fur, and before she knew it she was embracing the fandom. She didn't fully take flight until she turned 16, and was able to sign up to the Ukfur forums, and it wasn't long before she took an interest in fursuit making.
Spreebok is excited to attend her first convention later this year, however, she claims she wouldn't travel to any outside of the UK, because she hates travelling!
Spreebok is a big animal lover, and has kept a vertiable menagery throughout her life. These include Dogs, Cats, Gerbils, Hamsters, Rats, Guineapigs, Rabbits, Tropical and Cold Water Fish. Her current pets are a pair of Cats, a Black Laborador, a pair of longhaired Guineapigs, two tropical fish tanks, one coldwater fish tank, and the newest addition to the group, a Snow Corn Snake by the name of Lister.
Spree's fursona is a Tan, White and Black Kangaroo/Springbok-mashup. Originally the character was a Springbok inspired, Antelope like creature, with a dogs muzzle and sharp teeth. This was changed a few months later to a creature with four horns, canine feet and hands and a long, kangaroo like tail. This design was kept for about a year, until Spree decided it was time to plan a Spreebok fursuit. She had been a bit unhappy with the character for a while, so decided to give her an over haul. She is now officially a Kangaroo/Springbok-hybrid, sporting a small pair of horns, large, kangaroo-like ears and large Kangaroo feet. Features that have remained throughout the process have been the large, black mane sprouting from the middle of the shoulders, the striped markings on the face, arms, legs and tail, the androgenous look and the large, monsterous grin. Unusually, for a hybrid of two herbivores, Spreebok sports a mouth full sharp, pointy teeth. When asked about the grin and the teeth, Spree usually replies 'Pfft, don't ask me, I don't even know!'. Spree is never drawn in a feminine way, which has caused confusion in the past as to her gender. Spreebok is female, but is very blokey and unlady-like, spending most of her time slouching, scratching, snoozing or looking grouchy. She does not have breasts, which is unusual for a female character, instead having a large poof of fur on her chest. Spree says that the reason behind this is that she is not very womanly in her mannerisms, so her fursona reflects that.
Spreebok was previously known as Drox, when she first entered the fandom, a character she has had from the age of 12. A small, orange Dragon/Fox hybrid, Spree retired Drox after about 6 months in the fandom, as she felt that such a personal character deserved a bit of rest, and thus Spreebok was born.
Conventions and furmeets
Spreebok is a regular attender and organsier of her local Exeter furmeets, and often runs meets which involve furuiting. She usually co-oraganises these meets with a local fur called Wolfie Danno, and the turnouts are increasing by the meet!
Spreebok took to fursuiting like a duck to water. It was the perfect activity for her, thanks to her love of crafts, and her creative mind. So much so, that she and her good friend Shirik decided to open up their own fursuit building studio, under the name 'Hybrid Studios'. The name came about after Spree pointed out that their fursonas were both hybrid characters. It was intedned as a place holder, but it stuck and became their official name. Spreebok say's she enjoys making strange, odd looking creatures the most, as the deisngs are unique and inspiring! Spree was delighted have won 2nd place in the 2010 UKFur Awards 'Best Fursuit Builder' category, and said it was a massive confidence boost!
Her current fursuit is a Long Eared, Blue Goat by the name of Speckle, who is currently a partial. She features a very effective moving Jaw, Toony Eyes, a balaclava build and big, stompy feet. Speckle has proven very popular, and placed 4th in the 'Favourite Fursuit' category in the 2010 Ukfur awards. Spree was delighted!
Whilst Spree is friendly to pretty much anyone, she is most often seen hanging around with Shirik, another local Exeter fur. The pair met back in October 2009 at a meet, and have been building suits and talking nonsense since then.
Another local Exeter fur Spree hangs around with is Makari, a fur she's known since she first joined the fandom. They both attend the same collage and are in the same calss together. This often leads to a lot of silly conversations and doodling, much to the amusment of the rest of the class.
Another fur Spree hangs with is a local fur by the name of Darkhorse, whom Spreebok built a partial suit for back in late 2010. Spree recently purchased a snake off of her, much to Spree's excitment.