I'm a macrophile wolf, which simply means I like all things big--big muscles, big bellies, anyone massive and titanic. I also prefer the gentler and sensual side of macrophilia, as opposed to the rampage and destruction side. I don't judge those who prefer the latter; it's just not my cup of tea. Anyway, I've been in the furry fandom since 1997, which I think makes me something well beyond a "greymuzzle."
I want to clarify from the outset that none of the artwork displayed here is mine; I'm not an artist (although I do color art from time to time), and more than likely never will be. I've been very lucky over the years in that I've been able to collect artwork from the best artists in the furry fandom, and it's my intention to celebrate and support them here by showing off the artwork they've done for me. Whenever possible, I'll post a link to the artwork on the artist's page, as well; if you +fav an image on my gallery, please do so on theirs, as well--they did all the work!
On a similar note, my favorites gallery here is also a showcase for even more artwork I really like, and I add to my favorites often. By the way, I'll give thank-you shouts for all watches unless the info on your page states clearly that you don't prefer it. I don't give shouts for individual favorites; I really do appreciate them, though! (Though I'm humble enough to know the real credit goes to the artists.)
One more clarifying point: Cashew Lou the character was born and raised in the Yukon Territory in northwest Canada...however, his player was born and raised in the upper midwest of the United States. This has caused some confusion and more than a little irritation in the past. Both character and player love Canada, and this is meant as a tribute.
Both my avatar and my banner are from artwork drawn for me by cooner
Just click the words below to take you to some of my other accounts.
I also have DeviantArt and SoFurry accounts, but very rarely use or check them.
This might seem silly to some folks, but this is an important date to me. 20 years ago today, on December 12, 1997, I logged on to FurryMUCK for the very first time as Cashew Lou. So, today's my furry "birthday," and as of today, I've been at it for two decades. Hard to believe.
Furry has become such a fundamental part of my life that I can't imagine not being part of the fandom. It's an essential part of who I am, and even the non-furry people in my life know about it--and, luckily, they're cool with it, even if they don't quite get what it's all about.
I've made amazing friends in the furry fandom, and even though there have been some rough patches, I wouldn't trade the experience for the world. I want to thank, and honor, all those who have walked alongside me on the path I've taken.
I'd also like to take a moment in tribute to the friends who are no longer with us. May they be at peace, and may they never be forgotten.
So, yeah: 20 years of Cashew Lou. Hopefully the world isn't too horribly traumatized by that fact--and hopefully I'll be allowed to stick around for a few more.
Joined 1 October 2012