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First entry... :)
do not want furry anthro

So... Were do I start...


Well as you can probably guess I am new here, just joined a few minutes ago in fact. I've always liked the thought of networking with people, so I finally did just that.

I'll explain a bit about myself:

I'm a 17 year old guy who lives in the UK. I currently attend an Art college (because in the UK, we leave school at 16/17 and can work or go to college till we're about 17/18). I'm very close to finishing my current course at the college now, which is Media arts. This is a bit of a range of things including photography, animation, graphic design, and film making. I'm currently on my last unit which should be finishing in a couple of weeks.

After I have finished, I plan on going onto further education as there is an extended part of the current college I go to which teaches courses which are at a University level. This for me is pretty good, I'm not really the kind of guy who would fit into university, I prefer less busy places with less people.

Anyway, apart from the educational side, I have started to do some drawings in the anthropomorphic style. At the moment, these have actually been done in MS Paint. Now, I know there's a lot of opinions that MS Paint is 'crap', but that is far from the truth. :) I truly believe that 90% of the time it is the artists own ability that makes the greatest of work, not the program or tools they used to make it. Here's a little taster of what I have done so far:

At the moment, I've been having some troubles. For instance, my sleep patterns have been pretty off for the last several months. I usually wake up at 12pm and get to sleep at 5am. :\ I've been seeing a councilor for a few months now too and he has been trying to give me ideas of ways to get out of this, but truthfully I think I have an internet addiction.

One of my main reasons for joining LiveJournal was to try and find some new friends and people to talk to. I'm quite a shy person, especially around new people I don't know so that's sometimes a problem for me. Few of my friends I made on an old Deviantart account, and some other places have grown apart. Some I havn't spoken to in months now, a few of these were fans of a internet cartoon called "Happy Tree Friends". I sort of got dragged into this 'fandom', met some nice people in it too, some I am still good friends with now. But over the last few months some have stopped talking to me, mainly due to the fact that I left that fandom. 

Another thing is I have had a run in with a group of trolls on the website Deviantart. Strangely enough I've become aquanted with one of them, some reason he doesn't actually know I'm a furry. I'm not totally sure what his views on furries is, but I'm not sure I want to ask. People I used to be quite good friends with have either blocked me or completely ignored me simply because I talk with this guy. I could easily block him if I wanted to, but I just don't feel I want to. It's quite a predicament as you can tell. :P

I'll stop here anyway. :3

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Haha, thank you. :)

Well, I'm kinda stuck really about what I will do after this current media course. XD
I was actually planning on doing animation, though I'm not sure if I have the concentration for that. There's also photography as well, but that's more like a hobby really. Well, I'd be happy to help you on MS paint, I guess a good thing to do is make the size of the canvas pretty large, this way the usual drawn lines won't be so pixelated. Also, are you using a graphics tablet or a mouse? because I use a tablet for MS paint.

Thanks again for the welcome. X3

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