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Furaffinity hacking 2016


It’s been 4 days now…but, as most people already know, Furaffinity (often just known as FA) was hacked on 5/17. Right now, the site is on “Read Only” mode while they tinker with security, but, here is what we know so far.

  • FA is notorious for getting hacked and having server issues:

—It has been very common among discussions about FA’s hacking that Fa is often the target of hackers and just having server problems in general because of its size. This has made people very wary about adding new content to their accounts, and more and more people have debated where they should really conduct their business. Website history has shown severe server problems in the years: 2005, 2008, and 2009 // this due to outage’s, bad hardware, bad coding, and security holes.ย  The site was hacked in 2007, 2010, and now in 2016. These do not even include the DDoS attack in 2014. Plus, with how often the site stops working or is shut down monthly for maintenance…these problems do not seem to surprise the Furry Community anymore.

FA usb
^^ The USB drives containing FA source code. ^^

  • No one knows who the hackers were:

—In any of the hacking incidents on FA, no one ever came to know who the hackers were or why they were even hacking the site to begin with. This time, it was a source code leak that was then distributed at Furry Conventions on a specific USB drive. Admin Dragoneer said that the only thing they knew was that this source code had been obtained via recent “ImageTragick” exploit. Apparently it is a common server-side image processing software. He said that one of the USB drives that had been distributed had been confiscated and was being analyzed. The news reports that after the analyzing began, a second attack happened at FA and now, 4-days later, we know that 2 of the USB drives were found and confiscated at the “Biggest Little Fur Con”, and, anyone having any information on who the hackers might be have been asked to report to Dragoneer directly.

  • 6 days data was lost:

—The initial damage that most people noticed was that anything uploaded after May 11th was lost. This is because the last back-up for the website was May 11th. FA Admin teams said they would love to do daily back-ups as most people recommended…but they said it caused severe slow-down of the site, and it was something they had been working on doing for some time, but still did not have the means to do. Without the back-up though, several galleries had been completely wiped…so, 6 days of uploads does not seem so bad.

  • A severe problem for artists/commissioners:

—One of the bigger problems of the attack aside from missing uploads was the deletion of watchers from the site. Several artists use FA as their means of income, and notes and journals were even affected by this attack. Customer information went missing because of that, and commission details were lost. While the site was down…customer and artist were not always able to communicate, and even after the site came back up…some watchers were lost, and some people could not be found right away. It has caused a serious issue with artists and has made them debate whether they should start conducting their business elsewhere.

  • Passwords and E-mails are at risk:

—Initially it was said that nothing other than galleries and watchers had been compromised on FA. But now it has been said that while the site is in “read only” mode that e-mails, passwords, and other personal information has been compromised. Because of this, after the site goes back online in full, all members will be asked to change their passwords and etc to ensure that they are fully protected.

  • A huge migration to Furry Network:

—While FA was down, I myself noticed that there was a huge number of people migrating to a site (in beta right now) known as “Furry Network”. It was made public right before the attack on FA even though it had been via “invite only” before (users needed a code to create an account). Now people have been moving their business of there as well as going back to other art sites such as DeviantArt, Weasyl, and other sites…even working through their FB pages. It’s unsure how many people quit using FA because of the recent attack.

  • Conclusion:

—In conclusion…there is not much to say. A lot of people are considering this a hate crime. Because of more recent attacks on Furry Facebook groups and more aggression seemingly towards the Furry Fandom, people see this as a hate-crime and think that FA will always be a target. Same as there has been a massive migration to Furry Network, people now worry that Furry Network will now be subject to the same type of attacks and that we, as a fandom, are caught in a vicious cycle. Anyways…for those interested in reading about this for themselves, info can be found in the FA forums and the FA wiki page HERE:
Wiki Page:

I hope you all are having a great weekend thus far, thank you all for tuning in, and, I will see you all in the next one ๐Ÿ˜‰


Fursuit Friday Feature #9: KITTANI


Hello everyone and welcome back to Fursuit Friday!!!

I know that we have not done this in awhile, and I’m sorry for taking so long to get back into the swing of things. But, now I’m back, and I decided to launch off this day with one of the faves of my collection…and that is Kittani! I have been eagerly awaiting for the perfect moment to show off this lovely Fursuit, and I’m so happy to be able to show it to you today! I hope you enjoy this interview and look as much as I do!!!!

Anyways, have a great Friday everyone and here’s to a lovely weekend ahead! Lets look at the detail’s of Kittani and the person wearing it!

1. Name: Dave Stelle

2. Character Name: Kittani

3. Character Species: coyote/snow leopard

4. Fursuit Maker: +3Defense

5. Total Cost: rather not say

6. How long did it take you to get a Fursuit?
It took her about 2 months off and on to make him, had a few people ahead of me I had to wait to be completed first so overall almost 8 months

7. Do you go out in public while wearing your suit?
Yes, but depends on what. I’ve done furwalks and a few non furry related festivals

8. Have you been to any Cons in suit?
I try to make it out to the furmeets, I’ve attended fur and comic cons, looking forward to my first anthrocon this year

9. How have people reacted to your Fursuit?
I’ve had many amazing people compliment my suit so far

10. What was your main goal in getting a suit? Did you have any plans for it or did you just get one for fun?
I have two fursuits actually my partial i use to cosplay with as a character and the full suit to represent my sona, i didnt realize the reactions you receive while wearing a suit, but it has definitely been an awesome time so far

11.Do you make any videos while in suit (YouTube):
I don’t make any video content, i have my instagram page @tasty_chickin where I tend to post anything from an event.

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I always love seeing unique colors, patterns, and especially love seeing hybrid suits because they are always so interesting! Of course, a Fursuit is only as good as the character the owner adds to it…so, the personality and behavior really matters! What I see from Kittani is nothing but hilarious fun and I think that’s why it stood out to me so much. So, thanks so much to Mr.Stelle for letting me interview him! ๐Ÿ˜€

Not much else to say today because most of it was covered in my last post/update. I’m trying to get back into the swing of things with this blog, and I really hope I can keep that promise as there are still a lot of furries and furry artists that I have yet to feature. If YOU would like to be featured in this blog then please leave a comment down below on where I might reach you. I interview artists, hobbyists, watchers, and fursuiters alike! No one is left out here! So…thank you for tuning in, and, I will see you all in the next one ๐Ÿ˜‰

FA has been down…and stuff. [Updates]

Rune ref by DreamcatcherDAD

***Art by: DreamcatcherDAD***

So, to start off this blog on a happy note: RUNE GOT HIS OFFICIAL REF!

I have been meaning to get one for awhile, but, I either never had the money or just figured I would eventually change his character so, I never really bothered. Still…having thought long and hard about his design and such…then seeing how people draw Rune differently and the attributes they either added or left out for whatever reason, I decided to change some pieces of his design, add the plushie as an accessory (that goes along with his lore), and decided it was high time for him to get an official ref sheet.

DreamcatcherDAD did more than justice with Rune, and I really could not be happier. You can compare the changes in his design with his old ref HERE:
Rune Angel Dragon

***Lines by Nekomangaka // colored by Amelia Rene Long (myself)***

The biggest changes were with his eyes and ears…I wanted his eyes to actually have some sort of blue pupil inside the blue, and wanted the black to be better pronounced. His ears i wanted to point a little rather than round out…and the last change was a small one, but one that I liked. His paw pads. In the original ref they were pink…but people either never showed the paw-pads, or, when they did make them, Aimee-Lesley-Sim started the trend by first giving Rune alternating paw-pad colors of blue and green, much like his fingers. I actually liked the artistic liberty there…so, I made it part of his design. Lastly, his wings were made more specific, and they now sport blue tips. Over all, I think this new ref is perfect for him…but…enough about that:

  • FA Got hacked…

—Furaffinity had been offline for a couple of days, and just yesterday evening did it come back online. But, there was a lot of stuff missing. People lost watchers, art was deleted, comments were erased, notes mysteriously vanished, journals disappeared as well. There has been a whole mess of things going on…and sadly, ALL of my accounts got affected. Granted, I can not say that I am super disappointed because I know that people who do commissions got it WAY worse than I did. They lost contact with customers, lost their artwork, and even lost their lists of who ordered what and etc.I know a lot of people lost work that they had commissioned and did not have a back-up of. I always keep a back-up of my things…but, that is a tragedy really. But, on my accounts I lost a lot of the work I posted that other people made me as well as stuff I had uploaded for friends. While most of my accounts were okay…Rune’s account got hit the hardest. I not only lost the most recently uploaded pics…but, fursuit pictures are now out of order because some went missing while others did not. Rune’s ref got deleted so, good thing I always save everything I am given. Other than that…nothing seems out of order or harmed.

I know a lot of people are disappointed and are hoping this issue gets fixed. I myself am waiting for a few days to see if the problems correct themselves, but, we will see.

  • Rune’s Species debate:

—A few weeks ago, I was thinking very heavily about Rune’s species. I have been working on his personal lore and how it revolves around my mate’s Dragon-wolf named Escap’e // well, in the end, Rune’s species was determined by his semi-realistic piece that I got from Kitty Zoppe…and I determined that Rune is neither an Angel Dragon or Dutchie outside of the fandom. Rather, in truth…he is just an fuzzy dragon. Th reason for this is because his form was determined by Escap’e who saved Rune’s relic (his heart), and this act of kindness summoned Rune forth into the new world as a miniature version of Escap’e (just with ancient patterns). They became soul bound…but either way, I determined that Rune is really a Fuzzy Dragon…but that I like showing him off as an Angel Dragon (which gives him a more Draconic form)…and also as a Dutch Angel Dragon: where he is more horse-like.

Well…then it got me to thinking about all the people that have Fursonas and then represent the same Fursona but as different species. I know people that have one fursona…but that this Fursona has a human form, a demon form, a Kotae form, and a wolf form…people have Dragon form, and Bundog forms. So, Rune just having 3 separate Dragon forms…I did not think it was so crazy.

Well, sure enough…I posted this thought on the AD Community Group and the DAD Community Group. The AD group approved my post no problem…and many people agreed that they have the same sona only in different forms. But, the DAD group rejected my post…saying that Dutch Angel Dragons can not transform into other species and that Rune was either a DAD entirely or, he could not be a DAD at all. After that, whenever I wanted to post something to show off art…I was asked by Nimbus whether or not Rune was DAD…and then I had to say he was a DAD or else I could not post anything. Nimbus has rejected a number of my posts for silly reasons (in my opinion), and it really gets on my nerves. Rune does not “transform” rather he is interpreted in different ways by different people…and that should not be considered a bad thing. So…that whole issue had me pretty upset for awhile and still bothers me a bit now. But, that was something I was brooding over for some time.

  • Real life stuff…

—So, lets talk my reality.
So, here lately I have not been feeling all that well…and to tell you the truth, it has been because of my weight. I used to actually be average in my weight (which is 150). I was very active, had a job where I was walking all the time, I played sports, went running, and etc…but, that was 4 years ago, and, after 2 years in Germany and now a lot of downtime in Texas…I have gained a LOT of weight. I now weigh in at 225 and it’s awful. I feel…winded all the time, tired all the time, and really weak. So, because of this, I decided it was time to take action…serious action.

I tried dieting before, was working out before…but, I have just gotten so heavy that all-in-all, I was not seeing any results. So, I ended up dishing out $200 to get a Lipo-Den shot and 2-months supply of appetite suppressants. These things have helped soldiers lose 44 pounds in a month, and to me, it was an extreme decision…but it was one I felt I needed to take.

So, I have been on this pill for about a week…and it keeps me from having random cravings as well as giving me energy so that I’m not compelled to sleep all the time. Along with these things…I’m on a revised atkins diet and am required to do 30 minutes of cardio a day. The diet part has been pretty easy…but the cardio part…not so much..I’m still trying, but it has me stressed because I know my weight loss will not be as much as the soldiers. they do PT, they have access to a gym. I do not. Not to mention that I have to self-motivate myself at every turn to get up and get active. It’s not something I’m used too…and what keeps me paranoid is the fear I have wasted $200 and that i will not lose anything…not even a few pounds. So…I have not only not been motivated to work out (even though I still do), but I have not been motivated to do my blogs or anything else here recently either. It’s a problem I hope that I can get over and fix here soon.

  • Blog Updates:

—So, as far as the blog goes…I am going to try my hardest to get back into the swing of things. This blog takes a lot of time, thinking, and planning …and sometimes, I just do not have that time. I do have a job, I do have a wife…so, things can get hectic for me. But, I do want to post more…do want to get more watchers here. And honestly, I would like to see more views come of this from more than just me posting about bad things (like the prior Amber Alert posting which was my biggest hit yet).


Anyways, that’s all I got for now…thank you so much for tuning in. I hope to provide more content for you in the future…and I will see you all in the next one ๐Ÿ˜‰

Dear Artists…[Discussion]

These two posts have been getting a rise out of the Furry Community, and I can see why…

Basically, as the image says…a person tried to make the point that, if they pay for artwork of their character…that finished product now belongs to the customer, and, they in turn can do whatever they like with it…this includes removal of watermarks and signatures. Whether or not the original post was written by the “Martin Lindorff” shown above, it is pretty obvious he supports this message saying that if he gets artwork with a watermark on it…he will ask for a refund.

Now, here is my two-cents on it:

Being something of an artist myself as well as a customer…I can understand a few sides. But, the point being made up above is just…ghastly. It is terrible, and it makes me angry just looking at it either way.

So…when you pay for a piece of artwork, you are paying for something that someone has taken time and effort to make for you. As mentioned in my blog about a good artist- complicated pieces take time, have multiple stages of development…and, even if that customer did not get any WIP sketches for approval, they still ended up with an amazing finished product that they want to show off to their friends! So, is removing the watermark okay JUST because they paid for it? NO!!!!
Just like artists of old had their own signatures and tags for their particular art pieces…so people too have signatures and watermarks that said that they created this. It’s not so much advertisement as it is the fact that they are proud of their work, they want the world to know it was them who made it…and not to mention…art thieves…are thieves are EVERYWHERE!

I’m not even kidding. You find one piece of artwork that does not have a watermark or signature and then suddenly there are 10 people or more claiming that as their piece, and tracing it to make a quick buck and/or snagging it to slap on T-shirts that they can sell at a Furry Convention…this stuff is NOT okay.

So, if you don’t like signatures on your art or watermarks for that matter…then just don’t buy art. Draw your own, get just as good as those other artists, and then deal with having YOUR art stolen because you don’t feel like signatures and watermarks are worth it.

Now granted, the guy did say he would not claim the art for his own…so, I’m not saying that he would personally be a thief, but, I am saying that other people would do that. And it’s the guy, by erasing the watermark or signature, that started that vicious cycle for that art piece IF it gets stolen. I also have the feeling that the person who wrote this has never really had a character stolen and misrepresented which is why he doesn’t even seem to think that others would take his character and then give him a bad rep because of how they might use it.

*takes in a deep breath*

The guy compares himself to a walking billboard…and you’re right, that’s how you might be. But honestly…if a person does a great service and a great job, then I don’t mind showing off their work. Talented people deserve to be recognized for what they can do…and it’s not like it affects me that they get a few new customers because someone like the picture I posted SO MUCH that they too would like one from the same artist. It actually makes me feel honored, and I’m not even the person who made the piece of art! That a picture representation of my character would look so awesome or so beautiful that someone might want one too…that’s an amazing feeling, and, keeping it all to yourself like that…it’s selfish.

You also have to take into account that sometimes, art is the only way that these people LIVE. They NEED that advertisement because their artwork pays their bills, pays for their groceries, and etc. So it’s pretty hateful and pretty pathetic that you would deliberately make them unknown and deny them their meal ticket. It’s not like they are scamming people…they provide a service people want, and thus, they deserve to be known and credited for that work that they did.

Also, it’s not like it hurts you to type out an artist’s name when posting the artwork. If you’re showing it off on FA or DA…you type it into the description and you never have to fuck with it again. You don’t even need to attach the icon of the person if you don’t want to. So long as you give the artist’s name…well, people have Google and they can figure it out.

Now…on the point of the customer:

I will agree that some artists have watermarks that take up the whole fucking picture…and that (I think) is ugly and annoying. I don’t mind a watermark in the corner, or even a small signature. But, when the watermark covers the entirety of the page, it really takes away from the drawing itself. I understand the purpose of the watermark is prevent theft — but, while I will say that giant watermarks are ugly…as a customer, if I don’t like the way someone does something, I just don’t buy from them. It’s as simple as that. The second picture where the guy says any watermarked art would require a refund for him…well, that’s stupid. Before you buy art, you’re supposed to look at other pieces of work that the artist has done. Know what it is that you are paying for…

If they have a watermark on all their other art pieces…then chances are that your piece will also have a watermark. Also, keep in mind that some artists provide a watermarked version of their art (for posting online), and then an un-watermarked version for personal use…so, those people with the giant watermarks that take up EVERYTHING…sometimes they just post the watermarked version online, but, the customer would receive a cleaner version.

All around, this man’s behavior and attitude is insulting to artists…and the hard work they put into their trade. I have seen beware posts on the Martin guy already, people telling artists not to accept commissions from him…and honestly, part of me feels like it is fair. To re-post this and have little to no respect for the artists that sign their pieces and are proud of their work…I wouldn’t want him editing my art either. I also would not want my art going to someone that acts like it really means so little to them. And I sure as hell would not give that guy a refund for a finished product just because I signed it.

*Sighs* What a way to start of the week, eh?

But, let me know your thoughts on the matter. Do you think he was right for what he said? Or do you think he was wrong? Maybe you meet somewhere in the middle? Let me know your thoughts in the comment-section down below. No WYR Wednesday again this week. But, I will be posting more artists features and personal blogs. So, thank you all for tuning in, and, as always, I will see you in the next one ๐Ÿ˜‰

Spokane girl Aiyanawolfe found SAFE


Yesterday it was finally reported that Kiera Inman (Aiyanawolfe) was found SAFE in Ohio.


Herself and Kelo had been spotted first in Idaho and then were tracked to a remote rest-stop where the two of them were found sleeping in the man’s car.
She is being returned to her family, and Kelo has been sent to jail possibly facing a first-degree kidnapping charge.

I must give many thanks to the people who have read the previous blog about the alert and have helped to spread the word and find the girl. But, while the community really pulled through…a lot of people in the fandom left me severely disappointed with how they handled the situation.

The goal was to get Kiera home safe and sound…but instead, it turned into a debate on who was right and who was wrong. Was Aiyana the one in the wrong? Or was it Kelo?
As mentioned before…Kelo is 28, and Aiyana is 16 with the mental age of an 11-year-old due to her disability. While some claim 16 is the age of consent…because of her disability, she is not considered to be able to give consent, thus placing Kelo in the wrong for taking her. Even if she did have him convinced that she was 19…once he heard the Amberย  Alert…he should have turned her into authorities and pleaded his case. But, to continue driving on, avoiding authorities, and then posting online to get medication for her liver issues (since she only left home with a blanket and teddy)…puts him in the wrong. There were many instances the man could have saved himself, and did not. Still, what’s done is done.

But…people were arguing whether or not she was even with the man to begin with, and again, even if he was innocent, he should have turned himself into authorities and proved he did not have the girl to clear his name…either way it was not possible because she was found with him, in his vehicle, on their way to his home state in Virginia. Were they in love? They might have been…but it doesn’t matter. Two years is not a long time to wait for love…I myself have been in a purely online relationship before that was 5 years. So, to be so impulsive and then ruin your lover’s life by putting them in jail…it’s not fair to the man, BUT, he should have been smarter as well being as old as he is.

Another thing that disappointed me was that people wanted to point out that he was being spotlighted as a Furry. Both Kelo and Aiyana are furries…both play their part in the fandom. And, of course the media would jump on the opportunity to use a term that will draw people’s attention. People in the fandom need to get it through their heads that this fandom will always stick out like a sore thumb. People will always hate and fear on something that they do not understand…and yes, Kelo’s actions reflect badly on us all, same as those that use Murrsuits reflect on us all as having the same fetish, same as the porn that is drawn in the fandom reflects on us all and puts us under the general category of all being “sex crazed” even though that isn’t true. I would have rather seen everyone pulling together to find the girl rather than picking out the smaller issue which was the fact that this man was making “furries look bad”.

Still, despite that disappointment…for those that did ban together, that made posters, that shared via Facebook, FA, and all other forms of social media to get people on the lookout for the two of them: THANK YOU!!!
You are all amazing, and Kiera is now back home where she belongs because of your efforts. You are all awesome!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

More blogs coming tomorrow.
Fursuit Friday will be featured as it usually is. Thank you all for tuning in, and, as always…I will see you all in the next one ๐Ÿ˜‰

[Edited ALERT]: Virginia Man a suspect in kidnapping a 16-year-old girl


Zachary Jones aka Kelo (The furry, wingless Dragon) is suspect in kidnapping 16-year-old Kiera Inman aka Aiyana Wolfe

Kelo’s FA Page:
Aiyana’s FA Page:

***Art by Aiyanawolfe***

So, this news is rather depressing…and it’s another one of those things where the Furry Fandom is in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons. But, either way…I’m posting this because people need to be on alert for this girl…
Kiera Inman aka AiyanaWolfe (FA) has been missing for over 2 days now. She left her home in Spokane Washington, and supposedly took off with a “Zachary Jones” aka Kelo from Virginia.

Kelo is 28 and Aiyana is only 16…
Though she left on her own accord, that does not mean that she is not in any danger. Her family reports her as mentally delayed and that they feel that Kelo could be very easily manipulating her. Aiyana left her family a note upon leaving saying that she would never come back, and might even be dead (not sure if she is suicidal or not…no one knows the complete story).

The stories go that Kelo is a suspect because of his budding relationship with Aiyana online. They met on a furry website (not sure which one) and they hit it off. Aiyana had even told her friends at school that she was in a long-distance relationship with Kelo. He has been to furmeets around Virginia and might be blacklisted now—people need to keep a lookout as the family has high hopes she will be returned home. Chances of her turning herself in seems highly unlikely…so it’s up to others to tell the police if they see Kelo or the missing girl out in public. There are no leads on where they might have gone.

All I ask if that you read the Amber Alert article and spread the word.

It’s just so sad and depressing that this is how furries are represented. How the family of this missing girl are so worried for their daughter and all they can think about is getting her home, and how she was online talking to people that were “playing out their inner animals” and going by “fake names”.ย  I always talk about setting the example…and this is where we need it the most.
The fault of one becomes the fault of us all…one person’s bad deeds in the fandom, puts that dark image on all of us and gives the entire fandom a bad name that is met with hostility because these things went on within our forums, on our websites, and etc.

So please…do all you can to spread the word on this man. If you see him, call the police immediately. Lets work together to get this girl home…show that this man’s behavior means nothing as to what a Furry is. People say age is just a number…but a 28 year old man has no business being with a girl that is not even of legal age…

So, if you hear of any updates, please, let me know.

[EDIT]: So…last night I wrote this blog hastily while in a certain “mood”, and let me clarify a few things since I have been getting some harsher words on the matter. YES—the girl in question might not have been “kidnapped” and instead decided to “run away”. I agree that it is her own fault for lying about her age online and then running off with a stranger. But, what it comes down to is: We don’t have the full story, and either way, both of them are in the wrong.
First of all…this guy might have known her age all along. She only changed her age because she draws NSFW which is not allowed on FA unless you are 18+. But, when it comes to her relationship with this guy, she could have very well told him from the start her real age, and then they decided to run away together anyways. Secondly, even if they guy did not know her age and then took off with her thinking she was 19, by now he would have heard or seen the AMBER Alerts, and would know the truth. He should have turned her into authorities by now and given his side of the story, BUT, he hasn’t. And because of this…he is in the wrong. Is it fair that she has ruined his life by possibly lying? Of course it’s not fair…but it happened, and all he can do now is turn himself in, get himself a good lawyer, and either way he is going on the sex offender list. But, say that he knows her age and is STILL in a relationship with her…then either way, that’s considered pedophilia. That is ILLEGAL. So…either way, both people are in the wrong…and this guy should have had the common sense not to just run away with someone he only knew online. No matter what she told him.
So…for those defending him…you’re right. We don’t have the whole story, but, either way he has created a mess for himself. He needs to turn in both himself and the girl ASAP before things get even worse.

Runeโ€™s Journey to being a Fursuit #2

Rune CandyGore by OtakuFoxx
***Candygore Rune art by Otaku_Foxx***

Hello everybody, and welcome back to another section of rune’s journey to being a Fursuit! I’m excited to say that: RUNE’S HEAD IS ALMOST FINISHED!!!! I have been very blessed with having an amazing maker (AJ Vengeant on FB // AJKitty on FA) who keeps in contact with me regularly and has been sending me updates like mad the last couple of weeks.ย  But yes, Rune’s head is almost finished…but, this “category” in the blog list will continue going even after the head is finished…because I do plan on making Rune into a full suit some day. Some of it will be commissioned, other parts are going to be done by my wife and I…so, all-in-all…the journey does not just end at Rune’s Fursuit Head…and I’m so happy to be able to share this with all of you.

[[DISCLAIMER: Please do not take my personal experience with my maker as the basis for all makers. Please understand that a lot of fursuit makers have other customers and will juggle multiple projects at once. Also, not all makers show as many WIP reports as mine has done. Professional makers might handle themselves differently, and their payment plans might be different as well. Please make sure to read and understand your maker’s terms ahead of time so that you know what to expect. Just because you may not get your suit done as quickly as mine has been done, it does not mean you are being scammed. My maker is only working on my fursuit head at the moment and is able to dedicate all that time to it’s completion. So, again, please keep in mind that this is merely my personal experience, and should not be taken as a permanent model of how all makers should and/or would conduct their business…]]

Before I forget! If you have not checked it out already…the first part to this blog series does not only cover my personal story with Rune being made into a Fursuit, BUT, it also goes into how you commission a Fursuit Head…what to expect out of a maker…what professional work is like, how to avoid scams, and etc. So, if that’s something you might be interested in: please click HERE for the link to that first part…

Rune foam head phase 1

  • In the Last Blog:
    —In the last blog I had finally been given the WIP on Rune’s foam head. The mouth still had to be dug out, the foam was still pretty rough (had yet to be smoothed and all that jazz), and the ears and horns had not been added yet. It was a start. This was on April 2nd, and, we did run into a bit of a delay. My maker actually got a part-time job and had started working…not to mention that life got crazy for us both. Unfortunately when it comes to art or crafting of any sort…this type of thing will happen, and so, it’s essential to stay in contact with those that pay for your services so that they are informed. Luckily, my maker has always been kind enough to let me know what is happening ahead of time, and while there was a bit of delay, I understood that life happens, and was fine with waiting a little bit longer for Rune to be finished.


Rune foam head phase 2

  • Ear check:
    —On April 21st (19 days since the last update on the foam head), I was given this picture of an “ear-check” for Rune’s ears. This was because my maker and I had been talking several days prior on how Rune’s ears should look. There were inconsistencies in how he was drawn, so, my maker needed my opinion on what I envisioned for Rune. While Rune has a different form depending on how he is represented (Longer ears if being shown as a Dutchie and shorter when being shown as just a regular Angel Dragon), with this being more of a Dutch-Angel-Dragon base, we eventually decided on longer ears because Rune’s badge actually showed him with longer ears. Not to mention that it was the ears from Reaper’s foam base (the example I was shown before commissioning my maker) that made me want to hire my maker to make Rune anyways. Still, after talking about it for a week, showing several examples of how i thought Rune’s ears should be…this pic was given to me as a temporary ear placement and ear check to see if I approved the design. I loved the design, so, my maker was able to continue working on Rune. Also, my maker noted that the eyes had been rounded out more for better vision, and that the mouth hadย  been widened for better ventilation. This was a nice touch and was very thoughtful of my maker ๐Ÿ™‚


Rune foam head phase 3

  • The Ears are on!!!
    —A week later on April 28th, 2016…Rune’s ears had been fully secured. The foam head had been made a lot smoother, and this was just a check to make sure that the ears looked right. Also, throughout the week, my maker had asked to see if I wanted stiff ears (that won’t fold if you tug on them) or the pull-down ears (flexible enough that you can pull them down and then they will spring back up). I chose the pull-down ears because I felt like that was the best option…me personally liking ears and all. These more permanent ears looked amazing and Rune was really balancing out. At this point, my maker and I were also discussing the third payment. We agreed that the third payment could be made when Rune finally got around to the “furring” stage since he was so close. Since payments were no longer going to materials, it only made sense to me that more progress be made before I send the second-to-last payment, and, my maker agreed. All that was left on his head at this point was to dig out the nostrils and mouth, the spikes on the back of the head had already been added…he still needed his brow horns, and then, he would be ready for taping.


Rune foam head phase 4

  • Spikes and Horns:
    —Only a day after the horns have been attached, on April 29th, the rest of the head was finished. And by finished, I mean that the foam was done, the brow spikes were attached, the nostrils had been dug out, foam was smoothed some more, and the mouth was carved out more than before. The brow spikes look very large on the foam, but, once the fur was added, they would not look as big. The eyes looked a lot better being as round as they were…so, making them larger earlier on had been a good thing. Since I approved all the work and design, Rune could go onto the next step.


Rune foam head phase 5

  • Taping!!!
    —With Rune’s foam design complete, the taping process could now begin. This was also sent to me on April 29th (I understand that my maker works extremely fast since my Fursuit head is their only project at the moment) and it showed the layout of where Rune’s fur would go. It’s like a map for the maker, letting them know what color is supposed to lay where and how it’s all supposed to line up and etc. For Rune, half of his face is grey and the other is white. He has a zig-zag pattern with the fur and on the white side he has a blue spiral and some other markings. My theory of the brow spikes proved to be right as well. Wit the tape, they did not look as big which was good for me. But, with the taping done, I double-checked the markings to make sure they were correct…and then the furring process could begin!


  • The Fur pattern is complete!
    —I first saw these pictures, and, my initial thought was: “Wow, Rune needs a haircut”! XD
    The furring process started on May 2nd, and this was what the fur looked like when laid over the foam head. It had not all been sewn yet, and naturally was awaiting my approval on it. Everything looked in place. The grey looked a little darker than what I expected, but, my maker assured me it was just bad lighting. Still, all the patterns looked in place, and, once Rune was shaved down, it would all look a lot cleaner for sure. So, at this point, all Rune needs is to be shaved down after all his fur is sewn and glued on. Eyes will be added in, maybe some teeth with be added, and he will be getting a little green tongue as well. Out side of that, he will be finished and ready to ship! So I’m looking at maybe another month, plus, however long shipping takes, and, naturally, I have to finish making my payments.



  • Third Payment:
    —Since I got update of Rune’s fur on May 2nd…on May 3rd, I made my third payment of $100 on Rune’s suit as per the agreement with my maker. Now Rune only has one more payment to go which will be given upon his completion. This final payment includes the last $50 owed to my maker for services as well as $50 for shipping the head to me. So, we are in the final stages of the head…and it’s really exciting!!!


In conclusion for this section…Rune’s head is almost finished, and, I cannot even begin to express how excited I am right now. This is a dream-come-true for me…having always wanted a Fursuit and then knowing that I wanted it to be an Angel Dragon. This is one of the biggest investments that I have ever made. I am looking towards the future and seeing the changes I can try and make in the world with Rune, and so, this is one more piece in the giant puzzle I want to complete with this little Angel Dragon.

More progress will come of course. All the next few WIPs on this head will be posted here as well as an unboxing video that I hope to do. Granted, my webcam will not be the best, but, it will still be so much fun to make and place on Rune’s brand-new YouTube Channel (coming soon)!!! So, I hope that all of you will join me for that one!

More content coming to you throughout the week. We will have Fursuit Friday again this week, and hopefully more WYR (Would-You-Rather) next week as well. But, thanks for tuning in, and, I will see you all in the next one ๐Ÿ˜‰

My Fursonas – (Fursona vs Character)

So…I have been seeing this a lot lately, people asking around in groups about whether or not it is: “Okay to have more than one Fursona”. Not only that, but trying to figure out the difference between a Fursona and a Character. So, today…it’s not only my job to explain these things to you…but also, I figured I would introduce you to my Fursonas!

But first…let’s tackle the questions:

  • Can you have more than one Fursona?

—YES! Yes…you can easily have more than one Fursona. For me, a Fursona is a piece of your soul. Some people make a Fursona that embodies all of them, their entire soul…they make a Fursona that is like them (in soul) in every single way. But, there are then people that make Fursonas with only a section of their soul…they make a Fursona with only certain qualities of themselves. I do this, and because of this, I have three Fursonas, each one being a different set of qualities of mine, and each one just as equally precious to me, each one representing me. So while it not always be common, you can have more than one Fursona and it is completely normal. ๐Ÿ™‚


  • What’s the difference between a Fursona and a Character?

—As mentioned before, a Fursona is supposed to represent you. A Fursona is a piece of your soul and is your image in the Furry fandom. A character is a little different though. A character is a creature you use for the sake of making stories or maybe you don’t even use them at all but like how they look. A character is something you keep in a folder, occasionally get art of, occasionally use it for RP but, it does not really represent you in any way. A character are like the adopts you impulse buy and then you sell later because you really have no connection with them…or they are old role-playing characters that occasionally you dust off and use, but only your friends know they exist. Samael is a character that runs my smut page…I have demon fox gals, and even a Herm Bunny named Dusty that are all characters and yet, they do not represent me at all in the fandom and half the time, people do not know they are linked to me or even know they are a thing that even exists.


So there you have it! You can have multiple Fursonas, you can have multiple characters…it does not really matter! One of the great things about being in the furry fandom is that you can basically do whatever you want so long as it’s not illegal in some way.

Aaaannnnd…since we got that out of the way, let me introduce you to my different Fursonas!!!

Chibi Mia by Squiddybum
***Art by: Squiddybum***

  • Mia the Winged-Wolf:

—Mia has been my main sona since coming to the fandom. Her design may have changed throughout the years, but, she has grown with me, and, as my Fursona she is just…me. When I say that, I mean that she is “outwardly” me. Not how she looks…but how she acts. Her mannerisms, the way she speaks, the way she laughs, her humor, her quirks and just how she reacts to other people around her. That’s what makes Mia me. Not to mention that she wears clothes I like, and wears my favorite hat. My art account on FA (Element02) has her as the face of it…and she is the Fursona that I buy the majority of the art for because she is so much like me, and she is the partner of my mate.


By Aimee Element_LOWes
***Art by: Aimee-Lesley-Sim***

  • RUNE the Angel Dragon:

—So here’s a face you all know by now, and that is Rune, my Angel Dragon.
I recently made him back in 2015 because I had started watching the Angel Dragons in 2014, and their designs were so cute that I really wanted to make one for myself. Not to mention that their community seemed so tight-knit and friendly that I wanted to be a part of it. While Rune was actually inspired by a W.o.W. Deathknight, he is actually a representation of child-like innocence in my soul. The parts of me that are optimistic, that just want to laugh and have fun. He is also the part of me that wants so desperately to help and t0 educate others which is why he is the face of my blogs, charity, and soon-to-be YouTube Channel.

***Art by: RedDyeNo5***

  • Masika the Leothaun:

—Masika means “Born of the Rain” and she is the newest addition to my Fursona collection. She is a Leothaun which is a species created by my friend (Natalia Hardy //thelostcause86). Masika herself is a Priestess on her home-planet, and she is able to control electricity but what she represents in my soul is actually “Soul-searching”. Masika is often conflicted and wondering if she is meant for something greater in life. She wants more than the day-to-day routine of being a priestess and she longs to be free. Therefore, like me…she is a wandering soul that loves to travel, that fears being stuck, and she is always wondering what her purpose is in life.


So, there they are! Those are my three Fursonas and I love them all dearly because they are me in all my different forms. So…news for this week: We are not doing Would-You-Rather-Wednesday again this week. I know that I have been slipping in that regard but, things have been crazy in my life. I know I missed Fursuit Friday last week as well…but that’s because my wife came home from special training and I was otherwise occupied. Anyways, you know the drill! Tell me about your Fursona or multiple sonas! How many do you have? What species? Names? Any special powers? What traits do they share with you if any? As always, thanks so much for tuning in, and, I will see you all in the next one ๐Ÿ˜‰

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