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Balloonies are a particularly fanciful style of furry character, and a sub-genre of the fandom. The basic concept of the Balloonie is a living, animate version of a "real" creature made of rubber, latex, or similar materials, though some have been crafted from substances as unusual as soap bubbles or bubblegum. Balloonies can be considered a variation of inanimorph - characters that are composed of inorganic materials or substances not ordinarily considered alive.
, the creation of a balloonie tends to come about through the deliberate action of a second person. Their nature makes them popular with those who have an attraction to materials like rubber, and in some circles these fans and their characters are called rubberfurs
West Corner Of the Park is a comic based around the denizens of FurryMUCK, although it often comments on issues of interest to the wider furry community. It has been drawn on a weekly basis by Jim Groat since July 1997, and coloured by Cuprohastes since July 2003.
The name of the strip is derived from FurryMUCK - the real West Corner of The Park is the centre of the FurryMUCK universe, being the place where new characters emerge from (under the bandstand), and is generally the focal point of much of the MUCK's activity.
The many running gags at WCotP include:
The strip usually takes a break the week during and sometimes before a convention
attended by Groat, followed by the previous weekend's public art jam
before new strips resume. The deaths of prominent artists and entertainers are also noted in strips. (comic
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