I’ve had a lot of dealings with furries in my many years on the internet. One who called himself Farx was my “suspiciously wealthy furry” patron for a very long time when I was struggling to make any money doing art on the internet. I wasn’t his best friend in the world, but we chatted at length many times & I trusted him, which is more important than people realize sometimes, I think. I would call him a friend, & I hope he would do me the same honor, but I can’t ask him now, because he passed away a few years ago. I still remember the day I was like “Where has Farx been for so long? I should see what he’s up to” Which is kind of odd for me really. When I went to his page on Furaffinity the shouts were filled with remembrances & grief. He actually died shortly after the last time I spoke with him. I remember him talking about making an effort to check in more often because he hadn’t been feeling well… He was extremely supportive of my work, expressed a love for my art style effusively, & was generally the kind of person you hope to work with regularly as an artist. I sincerely wish I could go back and tell him how much that meant to me, or show him how successful I am now with my Patreon, which you can sign up for & become my probably not very wealthy patron. In fact, I know he would be pledging waaaaay more than I ask for, because that’s how he was with everything. He constantly told me I was lowballing my art (which I still don’t believe really) & basically forcing tips on me. He was a fun guy, a funny guy… Someone who I didn’t appreciate properly because I wasn’t confident enough in myself to be able to. I wish I had gotten to this point in my life while he was still here to enjoy it. Alex came about because of him pulling me to the edge of the furry community & she’s one of my favorite creations & really as close to a fursona as I’ve ever had. Maybe it’s odd that she’s a girl, but then again maybe it isn’t anymore. Either way he contributed to my life in a positive way that I will always appreciate. If there’s a life after this one I hope he’s well & look forward to maybe getting to meet him “in person” so to speak, someday.
As a side note, if you’re wondering why the page didn’t go up at midnight, I went to the dentist today & the trip went a lot longer than I expected.