Well, I suppose this pretty much lays it out plainly.
Folks are like, man you've got this whole cast of characters, which one of them is your personal character. Which one is you?
This one. This one was the furry version of my actual self.
Vanier, a mule of not exactly precisely known origins. Shades of brown and gray, with blue eyes and a farm hand build. Tan around the edges, pale in the middle, fuzzy around the muzzle, and blue in the eyes.
Vanier obviously is mine, and also me.
Art by the venerable art genius Cadmiumtea