I want to know
What you're thinking
Tell me what's on your mind!
Greetings, faithful reader, and welcome to the Swamp, which is just my name for the forum part of this site.
I'd love for you to sign up for an account and contribute to the various threads here! Be as curious as you like, questions are encouraged! Feel free to suggest any topics you're interested in hearing my thoughts on for a potential future blog post.
If we aren't already familiar, please introduce yourself and let me know what brings you here.
I'm really excited to interact with all of you and I'll do my best to keep things fun and compelling!
Hi, I'm a furry, obsessed with discovering myself as a person, who I am, what I truly want, if it's healthy to want it or not...etc.
I found this blog through checking your Twitter through Telegram stickers, then I found the linked blog, clicked on your latest post "Just what I needed", and resonated with your ways of thinking.
I've read a few more, and there's some questions I got.
Do you often imagine yourself as being your crocodile character going on in your life?
When I bring my fantasy worlds into the real world and stuff, it makes me happier, and adds that 'essence' that's very nice.
Do you think it is good to do these sort of things? Or that others might do this too, even...non-furries?
I feel separate as a person, because I think that I'm only among the few who do such a thing. I know I shouldn't need to, because it's what makes ME happy, but I want to see the world through other's lenses to feel 'truly happy'. Why exactly? I don't know. Problems with my self-esteem maybe.
But yeah, those are my questions. I'm great to have stumbled across this site last night.
I love forums- I'm in! <3 I miss these kinds of websites!
I still had the best time on livejournal, personally. On Twitter you write something and it's instantly gone in a wall of other tweets, or possibly not even seen by anyone because the algorithm decides it's not worthy.
On LJ, it felt like people took more time to actually write something of essence, and have some meaningful discussions in the comments. Not that that never happens on Twitter, but i felt like it was just a much nicer place to share and discuss things.
For example, on LJ there used to be Fursuit LJ, an absolutely amazing community with good discussions, people posting tutorials, etc. This has been replaced by a Telegram group called the WIP Zone. The issue is, there are 1500 people in there, tens of thousands of pictures, and if you post a question there it will instantly be buries under hundreds of other messages. Noone would even bother posting tutorials anymore, and finding anything there is essentially pointless. I feel fortunate that I still had the amazing resource that was the Fursuit LJ available to me when I started, because there hasn't been anything like it anymore after LJ pretty much died.
LiveJournal did have its problematic elements and at times it dwelled too much in glamourizing depression and suicide (hence why many would call LiveJournal the site for emo Hot Topic goths). But for the most part everything you wrote and posted existed within its own bubble and again till the boom of MySpace, your thoughts and musings were hidden behind an username that made it hard to target you. They still could but not to the insane extremes Twitter would offer. It was ironically a place where you could be part of any fandom and have discussions and be more engaging.
A forum, now that's a name I haven't heard in a long time! (Well, actually I'm very active on one forum, and that's the small but resilient Handheld PC community forum)
We can all sob together about how LJ was a much better place than Twitter!
Hello! We have talked a lot in the past but it is great that I can be part of this new community and I hope blossoms into something great and wonderful.