Freude, shöne Gotterfunken, Tochter aus Elysium… (oops, wrong Ninth)
I had become a fan of furry art months before I joined Second Life (Dec ’07). When I learned one could be furry art (of the CGI variety) in SL, I joined with that purpose foremost in my mind, to the point of choosing what, then, was still available as a furry starter avatar (and which I learned much later was a Luskwood design from about 2 years prior.)
As soon as I did the hula and got off Orientation Island, I searched for Luskwood, TP’d there, and stayed for three years… became Premium, joined the land group, and picked up two adjoining 512’s in Tehama.
Yes, I was seduced (heh heh) to the human form for a while, and financial circumstances forced me to give up the Premium and the land two years ago… but in my heart, I’m still a Luskwood fur. I wear one now =^.^= and have three others in my inventory.
They celebrated their 9th birthday this past weekend. In spite of what was once near-perpetual griefing and other harassment, they’ve survived as not only the oldest continuous furry community, but the oldest continuous community of any kind in SL.