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A good representing character (fursona/persona etc.) should, according to you, be... 

66%
126 deviants said mostly like how you are
34%
66 deviants said mostly like how you want to be

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:iconimakocoa:
imakocoa Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
omG Idk...... I'd just say, as long as it connects with you in a way, then it's your fursona.
tbh bandit is literally so different from me, and she isn't what I wanna be, but she doesn't feel like just a 'mascot' , for some reason I just connect with her as a 'fursona'
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahhh, I see ^^
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Jade-Hawkfrost Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I think its mostly like you. If you draw, say, Bienie doing something, it will be easier to just 
draw what you would do. Plus, if you are like me and you write a story about your fursona, its a lot easier to base it on your own life! XD
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think so too, for myself xD
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Jade-Hawkfrost Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay
(I finally wrote/typed up all my characters!)
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
(That's great!)
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Unbreakable-Warrior Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think it should be mostly like who you are.
I mean; Jazz is me. Just me. With things I strongly dislike about myself; others I like... And I think it's best than to have him be who I want to be.
Plus it's always super interesting to look at someone's fursona and see how they see themselves/kind of see who they are.

So I find it a lot more interesting to have a fursona who fully represents who you are :shrug:
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Same here, I have that too :XD:
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SimpleRosary Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Characters always tend to be parts and pieces of their creators mixed with whatever their creators desire. More often than not, even if a creator doesn't share their characters' ideals or personalities, they DO agree with at LEAST one or two things. 
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm aware.
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Owl-Flight Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I think it's different for everyone. It should represent you in a way but doesn't have to fully do so. Idk
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know that it's different for everyone, this question is about how you feel personally for yourself.
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Owl-Flight Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
oh for my own fursona? representing myself as closely as possible. The way it's worded makes it sound like "what should everyone do" and I think anyone should be able to decide"
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think everyone should be able to decie as well :XD:
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zooIogy Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
if u say it's a representation of u, then it should be a representation of u--ya know, real u, not storybook u, since technically they're 2 different people lol what do u want

I technically have a mascot as my main character but I call it a fursona because fURSONAS, MAN. Everyone needs a fursona. It's a law.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, gotta have fursonas.
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Flaming-Cat Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel like either half and half or 90% like yourself and 10% what you want yourself to be like OR something you feel would make it different then yourself and how you want to be, to make it a little different then a new fursona if you ever decide to change fursonas.

I'll normaly put as I said 90% of what I'd be like into my fursona, 2% of what I want to be like with my current one (considering I'd really like to have blue eyes and if I could change 1 thing one would be my eye color) and 7% just raising or lowering a bit of things from how I already am personality wise.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh, I see :)
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DasChocolate Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I think it should be 80% "how you are" and 20% "what you want".
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see, sounds good ^^
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niqbee Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm surprised to see the results are the opposite of what I both expected and voted.

Who wants to be even more like themselves when you can be anything?

Anyway heres a drum and bass version of reading rainbow, it's absolutely sick:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQAeZa…
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For me, my fursona has to be like me in order for me to identify with them :XD:

But that song is pretty great.
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niqbee Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I guess that makes sense, but how similar does it need to be until you're just drawing a self portrait? XD

I can see creating a persona as like an extension of your personality.
Embracing your good and bad traits, then exaggerating all of them for comic effect.

I think I'm too self conscious to do that though, I'd rather just deny both sides in favor of fresh new characters lol
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Meh, I mean, mine is a cat, so she may act the same, but at least I don't have to draw my own face all the time, you know :XD:
My persona is like, just me, so it's 100% boring and I never draw that.
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niqbee Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I've never been able to decide on a single animal for my fursona. Erica might be a hairless chimpanzee though xD
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Perfect :XD:
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zooIogy Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am happy that you linked this cool video. It is indeed absolutely sick.
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niqbee Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:3
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AmethystCavaliar Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Student Digital Artist
i think a fine mix should be achieved
it can be like inspiration for yourself; you see yourself within this character, yet also your perfect vision of yourself too. You know you have the ability within you to therefore become this person because within your perfect representation there is... already yourself there. You recognise both in one. It's nice! It doesn't have to be physical either, I'd say mostly in representation/symbolism; for example I use amethyst, something with wings and, as a dragon, i assume powerful; and freedom and the power to stop bad things are pretty much all i want 
Emotions are another thing entirely, which I think require designs that fit, so as the above comments state - bright happy characters reflect cheeriness and more monotone are for sad emotions. 
maybe we all need unlimited sonas because we are unlimited in presentation of ourselves
deep
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That was deep, yes :XD: You might be right!
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juju712 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015
How you want to be and how you act on internet.
Or just how you want people to see you.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see. :P
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juju712 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015
Makes sense?
What about you? You seem pretty open about IRL yourself when online.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea ^^
I don't really have anything to hide, so I tend to speak about it openly :XD: My fursona is pretty much who I am in a cat body.
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xXMittyKittyXx Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015
They should probably be more who you are as opposed to who you want to be... My main character used to be my fursona but I don't really feel that close to her anymore? Because I kind of made my crush a character and stuff... So I feel like my main character is more like the character that holds the "MittyKitty" name, Like an heir to the name or something. Despite me still referring to myself as "MittyKitty" It's weird and I actually have come up with a new username although I've been stuck on Mittykitty for a long time; so it would be weird to change.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Change can be weird yes, but if you feel it must be made I think you should go for it!
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AkaPanuka Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's a really hard question for me actually. It has gotten to the point where I don't even know what's going on with my fursona besides the fact that he is just perfect. I'd say its a mix of both, but more what I want to be if I had to choose. In some ways, he isn't like me much at all.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You have a great fursona so no need to question it too much :thumbsup:
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AkaPanuka Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
<3
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kalligs Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Student General Artist
I rly can't choose because I've always tended to mix both?? I've never had a sona that was 100% like me nor 100% what I want to be
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh, I guess it mostly needs both! I was just wondering what was more dominant :0
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rensaurx Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
actually zaro is both...oops xD
i couldnt decided,even if i'd must...uhm
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see :XD:
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TheGhoulAvenue Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I think it needs a mix of both.
Though I dont have a sona, well you can count my persona but thats literally me with a bag on my head |D
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, I see :P
It does need both! I was just wondering what was considered more important.
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Floofychu Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Student Digital Artist
to be honest, i think it needs both. but. if i had to pick, i think it's more fun if it's focused on things you'd want to be. or things you like.

however, the longer i've been drawing and personalities come out in my characters, the more i find, though, all of them have a little part of me. i didn't make them for this reason, but - i feel like each one represents a part of me.
[for example, zaine is my confidence when i'm having a good day, jake is my low self esteem, squidgit is my playfulness and inner kid, jazel is my anxiety.]

 it's really neat when i sit back and look at how all their personalities work and how they're like me. c:
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It does need both, I was just wondering what was more important!

And that's neat yes c:
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TheGhoulAvenue Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I can relate to this. All my characters have a part of me! x3
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Floofychu Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Student Digital Artist
definitely! n w n
the only ones i've had a little difficulty in "connecting with" personality-wise
are the designs i got from other people or won
but they eventually "click" - it just takes a little longer~
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TheGhoulAvenue Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I only ever get other characters when I can give them a bit of my personality and when I really really love and can draw their design. |D I dont want to end up not using them
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