Curly Fride

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Curly Fride, also known as RLCypher (real name Robert, born March 31, 1990), is a Second Life furry from Escondido, California, USA, most notable for the introduction of Pony avatars to SL.[1]

Second Life[edit]

Curly can often be found on Second Life, his avatar is a grey tabby cat with ultraviolet markings (although he typically represents his colorations with a color somewhere between blue and purple) or a grey pegasus in the Trotsdale sim.

Furry Plateau[edit]

Curly initially got into the furry fandom through the Furry Plateau group in Teen Grid Second Life, where he became an active member of the small teens-only furry community. He released a series of cat and fox avatars before turning 18 and being transferred to the SL Main Grid.

MCM combat[edit]

shortly after being transferred to main grid, Curly got involved with BTCM Combat Sims (renamed MCM in 2010) a mech combat simulator. He developed most of the animations that are in use by the system right now, and also a large number of mechs and weapons.

Brony House[edit]

In February 2011 Curly released a beta version of a Pony avatar in Second Life. The avatar proved to be greatly popular, with over 1000 copies being distributed in the first two weeks.[2]

With the sudden influx of bronies into second life and no place to meet, he converted his house into a meeting ground where bronies could meet and hang out. The addition of the phrase "Please refrain from any sexual activity" to the land's description caused Brony House to land a position in third most popular place when one did an in-world search for "sex."

Brony House has remained open, though has moved many times. It is currently located in the Trotsdale sim.


In early July 2011, Curly's Gmail account was hacked and used to get into his Second Life account. The hackers released all of his creations with full permissions in a group notice and then deleted his entire inventory. Among the items released was all of the progress he'd made on the beta pony until that point.

After Linden Labs investigated, most of the Bronyville admin accounts were suspended or deleted, leading to rumors that Curly had orchestrated the whole incident in order to take over the Bronyville group and sim. It was later revealed however that the removed admins had affiliations with Woodbury University, a group well-known for griefing and trolling.[3]

Curly was demoted from being a group founder to being a regular member, an issue that still troubles him. he still released the full version of his pony avatar despite the setback.

Current projects[edit]

Curly Fride is currently a moderator for the FurNation group in Second Life, and has announced that he is currently working on Version 2 of the pony avatar, along with a return to developing for the MCM combat sims.


  1. Ponies Invade Second Life (retrieved April 17, 2012)
  2. Galactic Toast!'s "Curly Pony" on the Second Life Marketplace (retrieved April 17, 2012)
  3. Woodbury, Ponies, and Second Life (retrieved April 17, 2012)

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