After a rather pleasant weekend, I had one of those deep conversations with my wife once more.
This time we discussed the whole rationale and idea about being a "furry" and it is pretty clear that I should and must come out of the closet about it.
Let's face it, after decades of hanging with the blue hedgehog, assuming the identity of the blue hedgehog and his friends, it comes as no surprise that this is pretty natural stuff to me. From my viewpoint its merely a transition from a known character, to one of my own creation.
Now, of course, I cannot claim to be Sonic The Hedgehog. That wouldn't be right for a number of reasons, not least that SEGA-SAMMY Holdings might have a shit fit about it and send me nasty lawyer's letters. It also doesn't mean I don't like Sonic any less, it just means that its time for me to express my own sassy and artistic side via my fursona. And for this purpose, ArtyLoop the Wolf was created.
At this time I am working on the design of the character, and I am already signing my own art as my fursona. I am in the process of commissioning Nanukk Luik for the ref-sheet, from which I am going to create (make, stitch and whatever else is needed) the matching fursuit.
Dispelling some common myths (for the sake of the family and relatives who read my blog)
So let's leave a nice picture here, one of which is used in the Wikipedia articles. As can be seen, its all about roleplay, all about having fun with other people. I don't see anything untoward here.
On today's to-do list is to draw this from the Disney Infinity action figure:
Some hours in, and we have the basic jist...
Fast forward 5 hours (yes it takes me 5 hours to do this kind of detail with the wrong tools)
Friends, Romans, Countrymen, hold onto your hats, because, no longer is Yours Truly being banned from DISQUS, but look at this response below from one of their journos:
The final word is, its neither confirmed nor denied.
I have noticed, since around mid-November, that posts are not being removed, nor are people getting banned. Hmmm.... I guess the dear old red nosed reindeer is about to come into an awful lot of money, and Jan Vermeulen too by the looks of things.
For those hangers-on that read my blog- Say goodbye to your favourite shitposting bowl MyBroadband, I am sure its going to be "absorbed" into one of their shitty prolefeed platforms.
For those who share my disdain- Its time to move on, they're gonna shut down comments anyway pretty soon. The metamorphosis into the MoT is complete. All good laughs do come to an end anyway.
But but but but Sonikku, does that mean you're no longer going to troll? Yep. I have lost interest now. Naspers are not a nice company to try and fuck with, and I don't want to end up being Bubba's bitch at the showers. Also, without the comments and possibly the forum, its just another boring as fuck news outlet with click-bait so the incentive to rub their arses with steel-wool is totally gone. However, I leave it up to you, the general public, to continue to fight them, to resist using their products and services, and stop making them rich.
But we want proof...
We all know by now that MyBroadband loves to censor comments, yes especially when its about people paying them, or more accurately, a partner of theirs. Look how deep the Multichoice partnership runs. This is probably the best example ever of MyBroadband's censorship:
Note to my overseas readers: South Africa is supposed to be a democracy, a free country. Well it is, when it suits some individuals, but the love of the censor, never went away, it just hung around like the Cold War- Now it's being used to silence smart people.
It has taken me a lot of time to figure it out, but if the line work is correct (lines being splined shapes which are filled and have a hairline outline) then it works.
Its a pretty remarkable result... unfortunately the colours are CMYK and I am too lazy to change the pallette