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Dibs on post 15,000!

 

I feel like I just put my footprint on the moon or something. I'll come back and edit this into a meaningful post later on.

 

You're like someone who went to the moon and left a paperweight on it. Lol.

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@muppetface I'm kinda curious as to why when asked to set up a fursona, you created an entire meta-fiction for her and displaced her in that world? I'm just curious because, with a few exceptions, all the furries I have met actually use their fursonas as an adjunct to their personalities. I've also met furries with no fursona at all; though they make and create artwork around some furry OC's. (At least, I feel as though that doesn't really qualify as a fursona).

 

I tried coming up with a fursona myself, but alas it was not really my thing. While I have an affinity to cats I've never felt I have another self that would be better expressed as a mix of animal and human traits.

 

Also, your OC sounds like a hilarious adult swim cartoon!

 

Either too down on herself or too restrained by something resembling narrative logic to "cut loose" with full on Mary Sue?

 

I don't really know if it has a specific term but I have this semi-coherent idealized-alternate-magical-universe version of myself bouncing around in my head.  Crazy super-powers, way smarter than I am IRL, and an epically tragic backstory that loads on insane guilt and grief, various psychological and physical repercussions, and a sisyphean task that may fix it.

 

Seems those character point totals always have to balance...

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Originally Posted by MuppetFace View Post

No, I'd definitely want legs as a shark, thereby making me a "land shark" I suppose.
 
....to pay off her student loans she works in a small record store...

...delivers candygrams
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Originally Posted by a_recording View Post

 

You're like someone who went to the moon and left a paperweight on it. Lol.


He wouldn't be the first one to do that.  There are retro-reflective paperweights on the moon already.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Retroreflector#Retroreflectors_on_the_Moon

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Originally Posted by a_recording View Post

@muppetface I'm kinda curious as to why when asked to set up a fursona, you created an entire meta-fiction for her and displaced her in that world? I'm just curious because, with a few exceptions, all the furries I have met actually use their fursonas as an adjunct to their personalities. I've also met furries with no fursona at all; though they make and create artwork around some furry OC's. (At least, I feel as though that doesn't really qualify as a fursona).

 

I tried coming up with a fursona myself, but alas it was not really my thing. While I have an affinity to cats I've never felt I have another self that would be better expressed as a mix of animal and human traits.

 

Also, your OC sounds like a hilarious adult swim cartoon!

 

 

My previously mentioned friend takes her fursona more seriously and has been part of that scene's culture for a while now; I'm pretty sure she's had it since she was a teenager. Apparently some furries even see it as a totem animal or some aspect of their spirituality. I'm definitely not that hardcore. I find some of the art appealing, though I think monster-type people and/or mythological creatures are often more interesting than straight up anthro stuff.

 

Really, I just created shark-me for fun. I don't see it as any sort of consciously profound expression on my part, or some manifestation of the "inner me." Despite that I did try to make a character I felt represented me well, and for whatever reason it seems to work. 

 

The principle reason for my creating a narrative story to go along with her is that my friend was looking for ideas of things to draw for a potential comic. I pretty much fabricated that stuff on the fly (as if you couldn't tell lol). It was also fun for me as a creative exercise since the vast majority of my writing these days is academic, which is rigidly structured to 'safeguard' against creativity. So while my OC is more or less me, she's cast in a role that is pretty far removed from anything particularly autobiographic (aside from the part about her studying the humanities as a discipline). She isn't just contained within that role however, existing independently for potential re-castings or moments' fancies.

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It's as if they had ruled out every possible endorsee who's popular with youth, talented, and likable.
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This gives me a great idea: Gordon Ramsay IEMs.

Nobody steal it. it's going to make me wealthy.
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I don't think Daimler did that as much as Cerberus Capital, but this is probably better discussed elsewhere.
I had the opportunity to drive at Chrysler 200 for a couple days last spring. Surprisingly nice econobox; one of the better American cars I've driven in the past few years. It was well into the design stages before Fiat took it over so I don't think they deserve a lot of credit for it, but that they let it get to market is a good sign.
Hah. I thought those were slices of ham.

 

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/international-automotive-scene/54628-did-daimler-accelerate-cause-chryslers-ruin.html

 

Daimler had a lot more to do with it than you'd think. They aren't the angels they were made out to be. Also taking into consideration when they took over the company the build quality (especially the interiors) where significantly better on the models designed by the original Chrysler and it all went down hill for 7+ years under their leadership. It was never a "union of equals". Simply a takeover.


Edited by lee730 - 9/10/12 at 11:09am
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Originally Posted by ardgedee View Post

This gives me a great idea: Gordon Ramsay IEMs.
Nobody steal it. it's going to make me wealthy.

Etymotic Research presents Jerry Springer IEMs - for those times you need extreme isolation.


Edited by Coq de Combat - 9/10/12 at 11:03am
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Some of the automaker mergers over the years have been really bizarre - and Chrysler has been involved in more than one of them. I always thought Mercedes + Chrysler was weird, and Fiat + Chrysler is even worse. Chrysler + AMC made some sense, especially since both had a long history of gov't contracts. But there is so much inter-breeding going on between all the automakers that it's really hard to keep track of all the partnerships and co-development agreements. As a US taxpayer, what really torques me is the gov't bailout money that has been spent on the US automakers. I'm not an economist, and I'm sure I have a very narrow view of the whole deal - but I'm pretty darn tired of being expected to foot the bill for b-b-b-billion dollar commercial failures.
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There's nothing new there billy. Its all about keeping the rich, rich and not allowing them to fail, even when they are at fault. What really needs to happen is accountability. Those making these mistakes/illegal transactions need serious jail-time. But the funny part is these guys get a slap on the wrist and instead get raises for their crimes.
 


Edited by lee730 - 9/10/12 at 11:21am
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Originally Posted by maverickronin View Post

I'm impatiently waiting for my clip zip...

 

You too?! LOL

I ordered a Clip Zip with a 64GB microSD... hope it all works out... Right now listening to CDs... I need my MP3s!!!

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There's a reason that they're called too big to fail. Thousands of jobs depend on them in both plants and dealerships around the country. If these people get laid off, you'll end up footing that bill for them to go on unemployment,welfare, etc. at least through bailouts there is a possibility of the taxpayer being paid back.

Lee, illegal financial transactions are really rampant in the financial industry, and are partly because of the repeal of the Glas-Steigel act. They're the people you should be going after, not so much the auto industry.
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Simon Cowell headphones?  I'd expect them to denigrate my taste in music or something.  Who wants that?  X-factor headphones don't sound too good either.  Is it supposed to sound worse and worse over time but dare you to keep listening?  Is there going to be some kind of online leaderboard of who listens to them the longest and at the crappiest setting?

 

I actually think that they look pretty cool, at least in isolation, but I'm imagining they look awful when worn.  Maybe they'd blend in more if we fast forwarded to some sort of sci-fi setting.

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