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“All the difference in the world! I don’t care a rap for your feasts and I wouldn’t take all the tender young lambs in the world at that price.” And away ran the Wolf to the woods.

Welcome to Moonrise! We're a fairly new feral dog roleplay based exclusively on discord. We are semi-literate (couple sentences per post, we're not super picky), and semi-realistic. Currently focusing on 2 feral dog packs in the northwestern united states, though we do accept loners and eventually may open up to other species of local canines.

Everything else you need is available in the rules and information on our server, so if you're interested, come have a look! We still have one high rank open at the time of posting this.

Join here!

Praise / Happy Pride
« on: June 02, 2018, 12:46:03 am »

It's June, and you know what that means! For those who don't, June is a month for LGBT history and celebration of who we are and how we've come so far as a community.

Anyways, I'd like to wish a happy Pride to my fellow LGBT players, and a thank you to the allies for being welcoming and supportive!

Discussion Board / Obscure Music Artists
« on: March 31, 2018, 11:45:29 pm »
What's your favorite obscure band(s)? Like, I'm talking unpopular music here. What's your favorite? Why do you like them? Who's your favorite member? Etc. Just talk about some unknown music you like!

For me, most of my music is pretty mainstream, but there's some good alt groups I like. Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks is really the only obscure group I regularly listen to. (Glass Animals too, but they're getting pretty popular now.) I don't know much about the group admittedly, but I really like Avey's voice, and all of their songs are just really interesting to listen to. There's some cool distortions and motifs that are sampled, and it just creates a really aesthetically pleasing experience to listen to them.

Game Discussion / Representation in Characters
« on: March 05, 2018, 03:27:08 am »
In my years roaming the forums, as well as tumblr and the digital art community; I’ve noticed that people tend to make their ocs resemble themselves in more ways than one. For instance, members of the gothic subculture may incorporate gothic elements such as dark colors, or stoic composure into their roleplay characters.

So I guess I’m gonna open a few inquiries for discussion.

1.Do you model your characters after yourself or your demographic in any way?

2. Do you believe that this form of representation in characters is important, even if unrealistic or impractical? (ex: gay/trans animals, cultural aspects in roleplay, etc.)

3. Are there any patterns in making your OCs? Are there certain traits that you may or may not see in yourself that you often include in your character design?

As for my personal responses…
1. I’ll admit I mostly make OCs with traits I can relate to in some way. Also the colors pink, red, or yellow; which I often dye my hair with. Looking down my character roster, I don’t really have any evil characters either. Even if it’s in a roleplay, I don’t like feeling mean. Even chaotic neutral type characters end up good in the end cause I roleplay like a wimp. :*)

2. I think it’s very important. Most, maybe with one or two exceptions, of my characters are gay in some way shape or form. Couple of gender neutral characters in there too. I guess it’s what I know, and how I know how to behave according to these community norms, and it reflects in my roleplaying. And most dominantly, in my main characters, it reflects myself, and who I am. Even if it’s not… fully realistic (even though there are several examples of Big Gay in nature but thats a discussion for another day), it’s fun, and it’s for a silly online animal game. Does it really matter?

3. Definitely… as I mentioned a bit before, I roleplay and make my characters based on what I know a lot. It might be more of a way to fill paragraphs, but it’s been brought to my attention that I roleplay a lot of secondary motions whenever my character does something. Like an ear twitch or tail flick, or stuff like that. I guess I can relate to that… a lot. And again, colors. I like warm colors and make my characters with that in mind a lot of the time.

Forum Suggestions & Ideas / "@" feature
« on: February 25, 2018, 02:03:45 am »
I feel like this site could really benefit from this. A "@<username>" option that would notify a user that they were mentioned when used. Similar to tumblr or discord. This could be very useful for request and help threads, so they will know exactly when their piece is done, or if the artist/inquirer has extra questions or concerns. Or for general fun. Tagging friends in a discussion or forum game that they believe they'd have an answer or opinion for.

Introduction / *kicks down door*
« on: February 24, 2018, 04:45:07 am »
Hooooo boy never thought I'd come around again but it looks like my schedule has released me from the death grip of college admissions. Guess I should reintroduce myself since it's been a while. Lots of new people here. Wow.

Hey! I'm Wylder/Saturn (for those who may know my tumblr). I'm a 16 year old student and will hopefully be attending university by next year. I'm an artist and beginner animator, so expect to see some of that posted here. I enjoy music (pop, rap, and indie), roleplaying (D&D yo), video games of all kinds, animated media, zoology, and all kinds of nerdy nonsense. I'm a bit quiet, but I do enjoy meeting and talking to new people, so feel free to reach out if you need help (I've been here quite a while ;)) or just want to joke around for a bit. Just be prepared for a lot of gay jokes, since us homosexual furries are very unoriginal.

So uhh yeah! Hopefully I can stick around a little bit longer this semester, so, see y'all around!

Forum Games / Which of your characters ____?
« on: September 23, 2017, 02:16:28 pm »
Surprisingly haven't seen many things like this here so I figured I'd may as well make one myself.

Rules are simple! Answer the question above you with the name of one (or more) of your OCs, then post a question.


P1: Shadow would totally do that!
      Which of your OCs would dive off a cliff?

P2: Tom.
      Which of your OCs would want to go to space?

And so on.

I'll start:
Which of your OCs has the most embarrassing dance?

Game Discussion / The Issue With "Insane" Characters (**13+)
« on: August 12, 2017, 07:27:57 pm »
There is a pretty large scale problem in our community, as well as in so many others throughout the internet, in regards to how "insane" characters are designed and used as villains. This may be a bit of a sensitive topic for some, myself included, and I apologize for the harsh tone, but I feel as though this issue needs to be addressed.

We all have evil characters. Whether they be a dark cult leader, a vicious aberration, or a foul entity seeking vengeance on the living. There is nothing wrong with characters like this. They can make interesting chess pieces in a plotted story, or make for a much different narrative in a story. Popular media such as Silence of the Lambs or Suicide Squad and their fandoms often bring up characters like this in a more positive(?) light, as well as the villain-was-right-all-along stories and spinoffs. Even a serial killer or rage blinded madman can be a tasteful antagonist if written properly. This post is not in reference to these types of characters, however. The issue lies largely in misinformation, stigmas, and harmful stereotypes.

Now, mental issues, especially where I live, are unfortunately treated very poorly. Society always works that way, but let's not get too political. To jump to the point, many villains are undoubtedly coded as, or explicitly stated as having some kind of neurological ailment or neurodivergent characteristics. This is kind of skeevy as is, but it becomes worse with misinformation. Every day I see at least one character built along the basis of "xe's insane and evil! they snap and kill anyone who would touch them for no reason because xe's insane and evil!!!," just as an example. This is an issue for several reasons. One, it's a bit lazy to just use insane as an "evil" trait without giving any sort of backstory or reason why. Two, many people may not realize this, but several mental illnesses or neurotypes have an issue with touch. To be more specific, it is often associated with autism, which is treated with an awful stigma even by well-meaning people. As someone who is mildly present on, and knows many people on the spectrum, I know firsthand that many people are not ok with being touched by strangers, or without permission. Reactions to this are usually a request to remove the touching body part, or a withdrawal/wince away from it, but in some more severe cases, a more physical reaction, such as hitting a hand away. I highly doubt that references to this in the example have any kind of deliberate malice to them, or that someone would even be aware of the correlation, but it does not make it okay. Not only does it feed into the stigmas behind the autism spectrum (which I could go on for pages about) and similar classifications, but it can make someone diagnosed with this kind of issue very uncomfortable should they read the description. Nor is it limited. Even developed disorders such as anxiety or depression, and the handling of a character's suicide feeds into the same issue. Especially since we have such a diverse community, this can be very triggering (triggering as an actual psychological term by the way) to many people.

PTSD and similar trauma disorders are also pretty poorly treated a lot of the time. Yes, many people experience the trauma through violent flashbacks and can become destructive, but just to write them being reminded of their trauma and going on a rampage is not the right way to go about it. Like I said before, neurodivergent and mentally ill people experience enough trouble in daily society, seeing negative depictions of their illnesses such as the "xe was nice but their family was killed and now xe's psycho!!! xe's gonna get flashbacks and kill you!!" just makes things worse. Again, not only is it a lazy and exhausted trope, but is kind of ignorant and contributes to detrimental stereotyping.

Similarly, LGBT or racially coding villains or tyrants also presents a huge issue if they're the only character of that demographic in a plot or group, but that's a rant for another day. (Although if you have opinions on this, this could also be discussed in replies or pms)

I could give countless examples of this, but, this post is becoming long as it is, so I'll just leave the above paragraphs on that topic. But, hopefully you can see what I mean by this now. This doesn't mean that you can't have mentally ill characters, however. It's actually really cool to see good representation of this kind of stuff. It's just when the representation becomes harmful. Again, most of it is kids and teenagers making their edgy OCs for the sake of fun and have no ill intents, but, it's still the issue of people not knowing how to properly create and handle these characters respectfully. Insane-type characters can still be played without even bringing in diagnosed conditions as a safer alternative. For instance, instead of a "psycho XD murderer who turned evil bc hes crazy," perhaps a respectful young character was possessed by some sort of foul entity that used its vessel to carry out it's wicked desires. Maybe they had lived their whole lives in desperate isolation, knowing only to kill or be killed and have a hard time shaking off their instincts among others. Maybe they're just a selfish sadist with no concern for life. There's tons of tasteful archetypes for villains and antiheroes without bringing in harmful stereotypes.

Sorry for the long post, but I do feel like this is a substantial issue and I wasn't sure how I could abridge it while getting all my points across.

Game Discussion / Favorite Items
« on: August 09, 2017, 01:41:19 am »
Items are a fun and unique addition to finalize any character design. What items, if any, do you like to use? What items seem popular? What items would you like to see in game?

I personally like the antler and scarf items a lot. They're simple, stylish, and fit most models pretty well. I kinda overuse them to be honest ehe. Schizo's piercings are pretty nice as well.

Introduction / some
« on: August 07, 2017, 02:38:59 am »
body once told me I'm back from my falling out into oblivion hello.
Hopefully I'll stay here this time.

For those who don't know me I'm Wylder I'm a nerd who likes nature and character design stuff feel free to say hello or if you share interests come talk or something I'm not this awkward ingame, I promise.

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