Do you have a sona/character you own that you identify with? Or multiple? Feel free to show them and talk about how you connect to them, or why (not). If you have multiple, are there differences in the way you connect to each of them?
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Yes! (feel free to show them and talk about them in the comments!)
86%
No! (why not? Did you have one at some point? Are there other ways you express yourself in art?)
6%
I don't know (feel free to talk about your experiences either way!)
8%
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Published: July 13, 2018
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Kaasusumu's avatar
I think I can say that I identify with all of my characters as they all have parts of me put into their personality as well as parts of their own.
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That makes sense!
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:D
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I had a fursona before. It was a dog with grey feathers and a nose similar to a beak, inside its fur was beige. I based it on the King Charles Spaniel because their ears reminded me of my hair sometimes. I wrote a journal about why I don't wanted to use it anymore, I forgot what I wrote, probably about representing myself not a good idea and stuff, but it was mostly because I liked the design and decided to keep it for a personal project. I still have the character ever since!
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That makes sense! Some people like representing themselves, others don't. It depends on what works for you!
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I don't wanted to confuse others about the reason of why I would use a sona.
When I want to depict myself, I prefer using a random animal, mostly one-colored because my former sona was a pain to draw actually.
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That makes sense, yea! Simple characters are nice.
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Felicity Referance Sheet by Viikinq
Felicity~
I made her in 2016 because my old fursona, Star, just didn't really represent me anymore. She is my baby and I love her too much!
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She is so good... the best baby
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<333
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Mikayo Ref Sheet by iiSandyCourage  Mikayo! He's my main Fursona after my old one, Sandy. 
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He looks really nice! :la:
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Artekel|Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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No problem!
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Lime! pretty much a mascot for me/my art ! been with me since the start of here and a bit earlier :D dont really think i would ever give her up or retire her as a character & cant see her not still being my mascot in years to come
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I love Lime, she's so pretty :la:
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Limecrumble|Student Digital Artist
aw im so happy you do!
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Of course!
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Ack, I think I really missed the party on this one. Oh well, i'll still comment even if i'm a bit late.

SpottedLove Reference Sheet by KittoKattxx  SpottedLove is my fursona. I made her when I was like, 6 or so. Originally, she was exactly like me, or exactly how I imagined myself. I made her smart, (which I wasn't,) I made her kind, (which I wasn't, like, seriously, I was a rude person when I was like 8), I made her have anger issues (I didn't have them, I thought I did but I just got angry over nothing and I was being an idiot.)

However, when I was like 8 again, I began writing a story called In The Mist (renamed The Red Mist) and SpottedLove was the main character. However, since humans are constantly changing, our personalities and stances are changing, especially in developmental years, I was changing. So SpottedLove's personality was changing.

Since I had not written the story yet fully (I was only a couple pages in, hahaha.) I figured i'd be rewriting the beginning again. However, if SpottedLove's personality is constantly changing, it could pose some problems in the story. I don't mean like character development, I mean like inconsistency.

Anyway, I decided to give her a defined character and personality. She became nearly constantly cheerful, kind of dumb, optimistic, VERY extroverted, creative, and she has a strong drive for justice.

But then I had some internal conflict, because I wanted SpottedLove's personality to reflect mine, but at the same time that would kind of require taking her out of the story, or making a new fursona. I didn't want to do either. I tried making a different version of SpottedLove but that failed pretty quick.

At this point, she's still my fursona. She represents me, she's the main character I use, I use SpottedLove as a character but I also kind of use her as myself. She is a big cutie who isn't exactly me but I don't love her any less for it. 

I do want to make a new fursona tho, and i'm trying out designs, so hopefully that'll be a thing that happens soon!
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I mean, my reply here is even later (please forgive me there are so many long comments and it's hard to reply) but here we gO

That is such a ypung age to start making fursonas, but it's neat that you've had her for this long!

Also, that's one reason why I feel using fursonas as story characters doesn't work out, because there's going to be a conflict with the character as a story protagonust and yourself as a person. It helps to have two different "versions" of a character, but that gets confusing too. I just prefer to separate the two, and not give my fursona a story. It works better for me that way.

Good luck designing your new fursona too, I hope it works out well!
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Yeah, wish someone had told me that when I was 8, ahaha. Now it feels too late to change it. But I guess I haven't even started writing it yet really? Huh. Anyway. Thanks!
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No problem! Never too late to change ^^
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It was interesting reading the comments :D

And well pretty much all of them in some small way though i don't have one who is really a sona. Tried once with Roxy but that fell apart fast :shrug: 

Rainbow socks by Roxalew  This guy who i revamped while in the throws of some serious mental health problems ^^; I wanted to create a character who at the time was a positive role model to me, who could cope and deal with what life had thrown at him without being pulled down by it. He was sort of a character i strived to be like a year or two ago.
I can connect with with the fact that he knows what its like not to be in control of whats happening inside his own mind and at the mercy of what ever manifests day to day.

He also treats everyone with respect and tries to be fun and joyful, not to mention his room is 100% glow in the dark stars.

Rainbows by Roxalew   Robert because we share similar life experiences. He loves tea Tea , is sensitive to peoples hostility (EG: Bullying and threats), sleeps with plush animals Teddy Bear , Can't drink water without cordial XD and hates being around strangers/ being touched by people who he doesn't know extremely well.
Though he's a lot more functional and into life (sorta like me when i was 18). Chronic migraines and sound problems are hell on earth *twitches*

Luv by Roxalew  Paul! because of his twisted seance of humor. Like stealing flowers cherry blossom  from the graveyard to give to his girlfriend XD You wouldn't do it in real life but having a character who is shameless in his humor and can do anything you think up is really fun haha :la: Not really a sona but more like a character who is your humor. 


Then Characters like Yacni and spanaster. They're characters that you once could connect to so much but can no longer "see through their eyes" so to say.  spanaster is so naive and happy, he loves being with friends, he sees the world as a wonderful place and is lost in his imagination 24 7. And Yacni, the way the world looks to him, how everything has feeling and this unspeakable beauty :heart: He also loves the ocean <3 and is fascinated by Jellyfish Animal Emote: Jellyfish 

so yeah :D I try to keep characters as separate people with their own thoughts and feelings but you always need something to help connect with them. It actually gets hard if one starts becoming too close and your like..... very....... uncomfortable........ with......... this :stare:
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It was an interesting read!
So sorry for the late response, these poll answers have been sitting in my inbox for ages :XD:
That is super interesting! It's nice to read how they relate to you, and what parts of you they have in them. They all seem like very fleshed out characters!
Yacni and Spanaster are such good old characters, I still love them!
But yes, sometimes it's uncomfortable when it's too close :XD:
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