19 Jan 2010 03:55 pm
Furry Experience in 2010
Who else loves that we are living in the age that almost all science fiction writers fantasized about? Soon we'll be in the same time period as the Duck Dodgers! (24th and a half century, in case any non-Looney Tunes nerds are reading. ~_^ )
I'm so amazed and excited about how Furry Experience's popularity has grown over the past few months-I can't express how much I appreciate all the comments, favs and links to help spread the word about this comic. (Though I'll still say thanks on everyone's shout board when I can~) I don't like making long journal posts, but I have received a few repeated questions about FE I'd like to answer here, along with insight about future story arcs.
I've been asked a few times where the name "Furry Experience" came from. It actually originated from a basic description while I was developing the comic: Furries acting out my experiences. All the stories in FE are either actual events from my life or when I ask "what if?" about where I live. (Which will be revealed in the upcoming story arc.) Besides, it sounded a lot better than "Another Furry Comic."
Several readers have correctly identified Cat as a character I relate to, sharing a lot of my personality traits. But Ronnie and Dawn have parts of my personality, too. (Ronnie for instance, is all the sass and attitude I suppress regularly.) Unfortunately for some fan speculations, none of them are my fursona to act out a fantasy life. They reflect my experiences, but will grow and progress as their own characters as the comic continues.
Which brings up where FE is going in 2010. I want this comic to primarily be about comedy and the furry world. But now Cat, Dawn and Ronnie will start facing more serious story arcs among their funny adventures. We'll start learning about the society they live in (the same one I do!), their family dramas, and what exactly they each hope to accomplish by getting a college degree.
Scripting out this comic's coming year has left me with a lot of questions of how readers will react, but hopefully you'll find it just as enjoyable as this year's pages have been. As the art memes say, Onwards to 2010+!