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Welcoming my Sister to the Furry Fandom!


*”Welcoming my Sister” – Art by thelostcause86 (FA)
Mia-the-winged-wolf belongs to me / Strawberry belongs to my Sister*

It’s one of those bonds that are really hard to explain. The relationships can be so varied. I know siblings that used to love each other as kids, and now, they can barely stand one another. Then, there are cases like my Sister and I where…we hated each other when we were little. But despite even that, I always had her back…and as adults, we are closer to best-friends.

But, no matter your current sibling-relationship, there is always that time in your life when your siblings looks up to you…and/or they want the things you want and want to be involved in the things you’re involved in. Imagine my shock then when 10+ years later and my Sister is asking for a Fursona!!!!

So, this all happened after the Dallas Convention I had attended (Texas Furry Fiesta 2017), and all my photos of it had been posted on facebook. I get a call from my younger Sister who is feeling a bit down (because her hubby just went to Basic Training for the Army)…and she starts talking to me about the fursuits.

She said they all looked cute, and it looked like so much fun. She said that I should have a full-suit because wearing skinny jeans with monster feet just looked silly. Then she says: “I want one.”

I was quiet for a moment. The statement took me by surprise: “Um…what?”
“I want a fursuit! I think it would be fun!”
“What would you even be?”
“I would be a pink kitty! Or maybe a white one, I dunno.”

I could hear the voice of Captain screaming in my ear at the mention of a white Fursuit, and I remember telling her that white was not a very good idea if she wasn’t prepared for the upkeep of it. Still, my Sister wanting a fursuit? Where did this come from?
I mean, I have heard of “Furry Conversion” in a sense…where people introduce family into the fandom, make them a sona, and then slowly try and get them into it all but, with my Sister and I being nearly black-and-white when it comes to personality…well, one could maybe see and understand where I might be a little confused.

So then what else could we do but try and determine her Fursona? She already said she wanted a kitty…so that was a start. My main sona was a wolf but, she didn’t really care for that…again, a black-and-white situation.

So, long-story-short I am talking to my buddy flamesvoices as all of this is unwinding and she starts sending me fox sonas and feline sonas she had stashed away in her magical folders. Then at long last she sends a pink kitty my way, and sure enough, my Sister falls in love with it.

Lets just be clear…I think pink is gross haha.

by Brit Mapes

*Art by Brit Mapes*

So, on that day my Sister became known as “Strawberry the Kitten”. She wasn’t going to keep that name at first but, then she decided that changing it would be too much of a hassle. Still, she loved the character and I wanted to give my Sister an authentic Furry experience.

So what did I do?
Well, I posted in some free art groups I was part of on facebook and tried to get her some art to try and start her collection (since I knew she would not have money for art for some time). And sure enough, the fandom pulled through…I mean, it REALLY pulled through! My sister got more art in the first 24 hours of having the character than I got my first 4 YEARS of being in the fandom!

*(Top left) Art by flamesvoices / (Top right) Art by theacriliccat – colored by Emma Parks/
(Bottom left) Art by Casey Renner / (Middle) Art by Emma Louise Jarvis / (Bottom right) Art by Emma Louise Jarvis w her character and Strawberry*

My Sister was thrilled each time she got a gift. She was so surprised with how nice people were, how awesome they had been in accepting her. I told her that it was one of the things I loved most about the fandom.

So many people were merely excited that a family member had decided to try this thing out for themselves. I think a bit of it was people being relieved that she had such an open-view of the whole ‘furry’ thing when there are people whose families do not always take it so well.

But, I have always been lucky in that my Sister is open-minded, and she really does her research on things before passing judgement. Like everyone else, she has heard the misconceptions about furries, and she has heard what people ‘claim’ a Furry is. But, unlike most other people…rather than just believe the first thing she heard, she decided to come to me (someone in the fandom) and ask me about it. Now, outside of my wife, she is my biggest supporter, and, she even watches my YouTube videos from time-to-time.

So, if ever you see Strawberry out-and-about on Forums and the like, feel free to give her a nice warm welcome! Also, if you wanna say some words to her here, I will be glad to pass on the message!

But, this was more a personal blog just letting everyone know that I am still alive, all-the-while giving a big, warm, Furry-welcome to my Sister!!!

See you all in the next blog 😉


Protogens are the new craze!!!


^^ Art by Malice-Risu on FA / Comparison chart for Primagen VS Protogen / Primagen are a CLOSED species – Protogen are an OPEN species with common and uncommon variants being free-to-make ^^

Have you ever heard of the Primagen Species?

While you could always check out the official document on them HERE …I will go ahead and sum it up for you: Primagens were made by extraterrestrial beings in another universe. They are artificial beings (with biological bits and pieces) that are tasked with a multitude of things across the universe. They have a very raptor-like appearance and are mostly machine – however, aspects of them still seem to be organic/biological. They have visors as faces that display their emotions…and they are EXPENSIVE!

They are a closed-species, created and run by Malice-risu on FA – and the only way to obtain a Primagen is to bid on the auctions they occasionally hold on their FA page. And let me tell you, those auctions are no joke!

While the creators are nice enough to allow payments plans, I have seen a single Primagen go for well over $1200! Granted, the more you pay, the more awards are unlocked with the purchase of one’s Primagen…but still. It can get really crazy. I myself never even knew Primagens existed until my buddy Captain told me about the Primagen suit she adored and then lead me over to the creator’s page on FA. Seems like everyone wants to get their hands on one, but, with prices reaching what they do…it seems that Primagen are only for the extremely dedicated or the extremely rich.

But, don’t blame the creators. They put the ladder up with a very affordable ‘minimum bid’ and it turns into a “pay what you want” situation. And who is going to turn down $1200? I wouldn’t…

But, I am getting off track. So…Primagens. So many people want one but can never get one. So, what would you say to getting the next best thing?

Well on April 8th, Cedar Andrews (also part of the account Malice-risu on FA) opened up a sub-species to the widely sought-after Primagens and called them: “PROTOGENS“!

So…why are they so special? Well, it’s because they are an OPEN species and therefore they are FREE to make! Well…the common and uncommon variants anyways. But, this seems to be good enough if not better for a majority of the fandom who are always teetering on the edge of ‘broke’…therefore the Protogens have exploded over the last few days, completely clogging my feed.

So…a species like this has to have rules right? Well, Cedar Andrews was sure to post those up along with a nice little anatomy chart detailing how the Protogens work:

Protogen Guidelines

☆ Protogens are an open species, you may make your own so long as it follows the species design guidelines.
☆ Some design limitations for protogens include:
– Generally no Dinosaur anatomy, as it reflects too close to Primagens.
– Their bodies are designed to be bipedal (Walks on 2 legs) so are unable to take a full feral form, but modded limb attachments can make a more feral appearance.
– STRICTLY biological ears only, Mechanical ears are one of the Prime design features of Primagen


Protogen means “prototype” so that in canon the Protogens were the first-version models of what would later become the Primagens. Pretty cool, right?

  • But…what are the differences to Primagens?

A lot of people seem to be asking the same question over and over and making the same observation…and that is: “How are these different from Primagens?” because, without reading and going on sight alone, there really doesn’t seem to be too much that is different, right?  Wrong. Protogens have several differences that set them apart…it’s only that most of it is what the Protogens have on inside and what they CANT do as a species. But, there are other differences as well.

  1. Primagens have more dinosaur-anatomy and traits. Protogens are not allowed to have ANY dinosaur traits or anatomy, thus why they have to have paws.
  2. Primagens are mostly artificial thus look more robotic. Protogens are still very-much biological. And no matter what, Protogens must have biological ears while Primagens have the robotic ears.
  3. Primagens have longer faces (because of the whole raptor-thing) and Protogens have rounded and shorter faces.
  4. Primagens can not eat or digest food nor open their mouths – Protogens can and must do this because they have working organs inside of them.
  5. Primagens can be hybrids and can also take on feral forms – Protogens can only be bipedal with no feral forms or hybrid fusions allowed.
  6. Protogens are not allowed to have wings unless they are of the rare variant (auction only)

So those are just a few of the differences between the species. People have still complained that this is not enough to really separate the two species, but what is done is done…and Malice-Risu says they are proud of their creation and of their species- as they should be!


  • Are there Protogen Adopts?

Yes, already people have been posting Protogen adopts all over the furry groups on facebook and in the official facebook group for the species. But, you are only allowed to put up 2 adopts for sale within a 7-day period. People may only make common and uncommon variants for adopt. Rare variants can only be obtained through auction via the creators.


  • Common, Uncommon, and Rare Protogen:

These can be found on the Protogen anatomy chart. Common Protogens are open and free to make. They have one set of ears and no horns. Uncommon Protogen are also open and free to make. The uncommon types have 2-sets of ears and can have basic horns. The RARE Protogen are closed and only available via adopt. Malice-Risu said these rare adopts will be at a set price unlike their Primagen auctions (but later they made them into auctions just like Primagen) – rare creatures have more than 2 sets of ears and they have horns, and they can even have wings! Other special traits such as extra visors have also been seen in the rare variants.


  • Where to find Protogen:

While you can find them by checking out Malice-Risu on Furaffinity – the best place to research the Protogen and see what other people are creating is by checking out the Official Primagen & Protogen Group on Facebook!

Also these little dudes have been popping up on instagram / FA / and Furry Amino.


PORTAL by flamesvoices V2

^^Art by: flamesvoices (FA) // Portal the Primogen belongs to me aka RuneAngelDragon on FA ^^

So, I did it…I jumped on the bandwagon and my buddy made me a Protogen because like a lot of other people, I don’t have hundreds and thousands of dollars to get myself a custom Primagen. And you know what? I feel like this species better suits me. I like the more biological look and feel of it while still keeping the cool display-face. I don’t mind a shorter snout…and I prefer not having the dinosaur traits and anatomy.

So yes…just in case you were wondering what the recent explosion of creatures has been on FA and in facebook groups…no, they are not robot-sergals…and don’t let anyone try and convince you otherwise / they are probably the new Protogen 😀

Thank you all so much for your continued support on this blog! Thank you for taking the time to read up on Protogens, they are a nifty little species indeed! Special thanks to Malice-Risu for opening up these guys to us…

More to come in the future! And so, as always, I will see you all in the next blog! 😉

Fursuit Friday Feature #25: MUERTE


Happy Fursuit Friday everyone!

It seems like such a long time since we have been able to do one of these things. In fact, the whole month of March was like one big Fursuit-Friday celebration since it was female-fursuiter-month. But, now we are here in April and it’s back to the regular features of these amazing fursuiters that I have gotten the pleasure of interviewing!

So, here is one from the vaults. Today I present to you: MUERTE the Butterfly Dragon!!!!

what caught my eye with this character was the scaling pattern in the ears and on the tail. It’s so mesmerizing and I really loved the colors. the more i looked at the character, the more unique detail I was seeing, even down to the patterns on the back and the skulls in the eyes.

But, a butterfly dragon? I have never heard of it before which makes it all the more fascinating to me! I am all about unique characters and new species…but, enough rambling, lets get down to the interview!!!

1.Name: Kiara Blackburn (Aisling Knight)

2. Character Name: Muerte

3. Character Species: Butterfly Dragon

4. Fursuit Maker: Hollow Creature Creations

5. Total Cost: Personal suit i made myself. Worth $2850.

6. How long did it take you to get a Fursuit?
Made the fullsuit in a span of 2-3 months

7. Do you go out in public while wearing your suit? Yes

8. Have you been to any Cons in suit? Yes. Debuted at FWA 2016

9.How have people reacted to your Fursuit? They seemed to really like it. Said it was really cute. Had some fun playing around with kids and making them smile.

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? My main goal for making this suit was to show my new style for fursuits and to have my own suit i can wear to cons.

11. Do you make any videos while in suit (YouTube): I have videos of him on my business page.

So there you have it! Short and sweet!

Naturally the interview questions are all optional…so, anything that does not apply to someone and/or they just do not want to answer, they do not have to. I must say that a suit of that quality and with that much detail…being completed in 2-3 months is really impressive to me! So a major round-of-applause for the maker because that takes a lot of skill!

But I find Muerte to be extremely charming and I hope they are still able to go to cons and such, and maybe I might have the honor and luxury of meeting them some day!

So, this has been our Fursuit Friday Feature! Thanks so much for tuning in and thanks for your continued support with this blog!

More to come in the future so, as always, I will see you all in the next blog 😉

Run, Definitely Run – DISBANDING!


This news comes to my from my buddy Captain (who linked me to the post HERE) but, it would seem that the band called: “Run, Definitely Run!” is disbanding. The lead-singer of the group (known in the fandom as Omnom) made a post about it late night on April 7th talking about the decision:

band bye

There was not much else to be said. It was made pretty clear and people were heartbroken. Fans were trying to see if maybe this was just a late April-Fools joke, but, band members came in and told them that it was indeed true…and that despite the begging for them to stay together, they just had different visions.

But, the group is still close friends with each other…and that should be one of the most important things.

Run, Definitely Run! is a Nerdcore band based in Phx, AZ. and founded in 2015. But, that’s all I really know of them to be honest. I know they have been to several conventions as the star of the show…and recently at TFF 2017 they were the main performance taking place after the dance competition!
There was a lot of boosting for them to stay after the competition and listen in, and Omnom took to the stage to talk about their cover of the Pokemon Theme song which was going to be “phenomenal”.

Sadly, I wasn’t able to stay for the show, but, from what I heard from it outside of the stage and down the hall, it did not sound too bad. But luckily, my friend did find a video for their cover on YouTube so that you could give it a listen and judge for yourself:

I am pretty sure there are several videos circulating YouTube as well of their performance from TFF as con videos have been popping up every single day since the the convention ended…and, while the band has decided they will not be playing at BLFC, they are having one last performance at Club Red (East) / in Mesa, Arizona (next week on the 15th of April).

All we can do is wish everyone in the band the best of luck with their vision! I may not know them personally, but I hope they all find what they are looking for as they each pursue their musical dream! As for Omnom, you can find him via his facebook, and he not only does music, but, he has recently been doing small YouTube skits with popular furry YouTubers and fursuiters such as Majira Strawberry and Telephone!

Also, the band members linked can be followed separately if you are interested in keeping up with them. While I wish I had more information, there was no Wiki on the band, their Facebook and Twitter had not been updated very often…and their website seems to already be down.

If you would still like to support the band, they can be found via Spotify where they host their music:

Also their album which is for sale HERE!

So, a sad day for their loyal followers but we wish them all the best and we look forward to the next thing they have to over to the world, even if it is separately! As band member Lynn Patafla said:

We’ve all been down this road separately, we’re still good friends! We just have different visions musically, so we’ll succeed on our own paths! We know not to let it go to waste. ^.~

That’s all I got for now, but thank you all for reading!
Thanks for your continued support and, as always, I will see you all in the next blog 😉

Blog Updates + Goals!


“Giving the finger to my crazy schedule”
**Art by: Flamesvoices**

Lets be honest for a moment…this blog does not always get the love and attention it deserves! BUT…because of this, I really want to take the time to go over some recent updates and then some goals I have for the blog!!!

I am still doing the Fursuit Friday Features and I need to start writing in bulk and then scheduling them for release ahead of time for them to get posted. Unfortunately I have so many artists I asked to feature that have not been shown yet, and they deserve just as much attention as the fursuiters. So, that is one of the updates and goals — the update is that I will not be asking for anymore features until my current queue has been cleaned out // the goal is to make sure and feature as many of those awesome artists and crafters as possible per week!!!

Another update is that I will be writing about TFF! The reason I put it off for so long is because I have been making videos about it and would like to add in the videos o the actual blog post. I was going to go and write multiple blogs about the con, but, best to knock it all out in one large blog that people can enjoy (if they want to make it through the whole thing).

Maybe it will be less writing and more video…but, then again, I am prone to change my mind often so, we will see where it all goes. ^^;

Speaking of videos, another goal and update for this blog is that I want to feature my YouTube Channel a bit more often. It tends to get more love than my blog anyways since it is the more popular of the two…and I actually made the YouTube channel to partner with my blog, so, I am a bit disappointed in myself for not posting more of my videos and writing about them.

One thing I have been debating about as far as blogs go is the update in Rune’s Fursuit. I was originally writing about it in order to educate people about the process on how to commission a fursuit (or in my case a fursuit head)—and since then, Rune has gotten a lot of updates/upgrades/ and some fursuit “Surgery”. But, because his extra parts were more of a gift than a commission…I’m still debating on covering these things. Then again his “surgery” of sorts is actually educational as I learned a lot about Fursuits and just Fursuit heads and wearing Fursuits in general over the period of time I had Rune…so, I might still do the updates on Rune’s fursuit as an educational thing…and I can also start doing maker reviews now as well since I have another fursuit on the way.

I guess another goal is to be more on top of Furry news and to find more things to write about when it comes to the fandom. I know that the Furry Fandom does not always change…at least not drastically, but I would still like to cover topics covering more than just what I have been doing.

I think doing more media reviews and reviews on documentaries would be good…and maybe cover some recent things such as 2Gryphon and his tidbit with Anthrocon would be good since it is still fresh and relevant.

So that’s really all I have for now…nothing major. Lets see if I can pull through with these things and actually bring them to life. But, if you have any ideas of what you would like to see more of, or, if you have any other questions, comments, etc…feel free to let me know down below!

Thank you all for reading and for your continued support! And as always, I will see you all in the next blog! 😉

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