[ 1990s Profiles ]
A new way to communicate who you are in a basic simple description.
This was a bit of a revolution in online socializing. It gave new people a chance to acquire a general impression of the type of person they were connecting with and thus could establish adequate conversation structure when chatting or sending messages to them.
Too many people out there saw this as an opportunity to create an alternative version of themselves and escape the reality of their actual lives, as a step towards creating a version that was a completely inaccurate representation of who they were as a person.
[ 2000s Profiles ]
This is who you are, what you do online and where you can be found.
Once it was discovered that the internet could be utilized as a new broadcast medium by new artists, profiles then began to evolve and include additional information and in some cases crafted as sample displays of what the artist could do with their digital tools.
Some people took the idea of creative profiles in sometimes very confusing directions and quite often the viewer found themselves sorting through a profile compiled entirely of internet links while failing at finding out anything about the person themselves.
[ 2010s Profiles ]
This is what you are, what you are not and what that means to viewers.
Politics. It is hard to say when or how it started. But people very quickly began utilizing their own profile as less of a way to introduce themselves as a person and more about what they strongly believed in and thus by those beliefs establish personal boundaries.
Welcome to the decade of political lives. Be careful where you tread and how you interpret the profiles you read. Be equally careful about what you say and who you say it about. Too many boundaries and labels established. Everyone is a target.
[ My Profile ] Why I am here.
I consider it to be an amazing experience to have been in the midst of one of the greatest social innovation events in human history. The creation of the internet. Being witness to the Furries evolve into a fully functioning community online, as a result of this event, was just as amazing of experience and most certainly took the world by surprise. It was equally entertaining to watch the world struggle to understand how Gamers ended up as a self-sustaining community on their own. A secret part of me couldn't resist celebrating as Therians, who struggled for public validation in the shadows for centuries, finally achieved recognition as a community through the internet.
Furry. Gamer. Therian. These three internet cultures are destined to have a tremendous impact on the social evolution of the human race and should they meet direct resistance from select corrupt clandestine organizations, they will likely spawn minor social revolutions as a defense. As strange as this may seem to some people, I consider it a great honor to have these three cultures be a part of my life and eagerly await the approaching day when we all see the manifestation of art projects that will be a truly balanced fusion of their core values. Through these fused art creations, the human race will once again awaken to the possibilities it can achieve as a unified race.
Because this reality can and will happen, I choose to be here and associate with this culture.
It has been at least a whole decade and frankly still having mixed feelings about this endeavor. I can handle it existing in a state that is just as humble as my previous projects. It is the idea that people will actually give it recognition that becomes a bit too public for my own personal comfort and then I end up getting more attention than I can handle. Of course with this same recognition comes expectations. I know all too well from what I experienced with previous successful projects of long ago how that vicious cycle runs. People of the modern civilized world simply don't respect an artist's creations the same way ancient people did. They are too quick to criticize the work or person or both. Artists create things to express a part of themselves and thus expose themselves emotionally naked to the public when they dare to put it on display. People today forget this subtle little important detail when they sometimes make a rather vulgar and public display of their unchecked negative emotional reaction to the artistic display itself. I am aware that the singular fundamental and functional purpose of art is to evoke an emotional response. But, it really is disrespectful to the artist as a creator and person, when these vulgar public displays become a little too public for their own good. Regardless of the reality these thoughts and observations present to me before making this decision, I intend to maintain my sense of honor as an aspiring creator and once again dare to create something I believe deserves a chance to exist.
I deserve a chance to express myself.
Joined 24 June 2017