For many of us, we know each other through a screen-name, maybe a face from a video, or a photo in a thread of ourselves, but who are you? I find that from talking with members of the community, its quite interesting to see who these people are, what they are into, what they are doing in life, and what makes them THEM.
So I thought it would be fun to start a little thread for us to talk about ourselves! Get to know each other a little better. Doesn’t have to be a “tell all” if you don’t want it to be, just some interesting things about you that some might be interested to know.
I feel by doing this, it makes many around here more “human” and possibly bring better relations as well.
That said I will start.
Though I may flaunt myself around as “Haru”, my name is Josh Yee.
I am 21, and currently a student at CCSF studying photography.
Photography has been a passion of mine since I was young, and I have loved capturing things in new and different ways for years.
Examples of my work can be seen at my own website: http://wild-side-photo.com/
with links to my flickr for more updated work.
As some have figured out, I am a furry, which is a lover of animal characters with human characteristics (think disney robin hood type creatures). I got into this fandom years ago thanks to my love for wolves. Wolves were a creature I was fascinated with from my earliest memories, and my love for the creature has remained with me as I have grown. Its more than a love, but a deep connection for me.
Through my love of wolves, I found the furry fandom, and knew I was home. The fandom gets a lot of bad media from places that want to bring the fandom about in a bad light, when in reality, it is FAR from some people’s assumptions. I am someone who tries to show others what the fandom is really about, and I do this is my daily openness of what I am, as well as being active producing photos as well as video of events and other happenings around the fandom.
See examples of my video work in the fandom here: http://www.youtube.com/user/HaruRayWolf
As much as I would like to say I’m an absolutely perfect individual, I am sadly not.
I am currently going through hormone replacement therapy which has caused me to unfortunately have very on and off days in terms of mood and feeling. If I sometimes seem overly passionate, suddenly mean, suddenly overly hyper, suddenly threatened, it’s often due to things going a bit haywire > . <, but in the end, all will be well.
I have been on a journey in the last year.
I used to be 285 lbs, and very inactive. I knew that something had to change, but I never had the motivation to do anything about it. That changed largely due to the furry fandom actually. I often saw fursuiters in dance competitions, and how much fun it looked like they were having. I knew that I wanted to experience this as well, but in my condition, it would not be possible. I had enough, and I set out to make a change. In that fandom, there was a “furry biggest loser group” that I had found and became a part of. They helped me greatly with advice, weigh ins, and diet advice, and things started to change. I went from 285 lbs, to 200 lbs even in the period of about a year, and things are so much different. I lost the weight mainly thanks to walking honestly, used to barely be able to walk a mile, and I now take daily ten mile walks. I also took up dance as I got more active, and I currently am an active dancer in modern styles as well as melbourne shuffle for fun ^ ^
I love Hardstyle music. I am into many genres of music but hardstyle is my number one love. I got into the style from finding it from my earlier years of being very much into trance. I actively search out new songs and I love finding new tracks I love!
Other music, I am a HUGE fan of Shakira. Just throwing that out there. Other artist of interest for me are in no particular order: Blessthefall, Owl City, Sufjan Stevens, S3RL, Foxamoore, Black Veil Brides, Of Monsters and Men, Celine Dion, and Nightwish
I am a bit of a femboy, which I wont go super into detail, but basically, I choose to embrace my feminine side more so than others.
I was homeschooled from the start until college. It was a new life for me upon entry but it proved to be very rewarding.
I LOVE vietnamese and japanese food. I also cook both styles (cause you gotta know how to cook what you love right? lulz). Its funny cause as a little kid, I hated these foods, but as I grew older, so did my love for them. Thus, NOMNOM! LOL!
I LOVE MILK TEA, IF YOU EVER BUY ME MILK TEA, I WILL LOVE YOU, ESPECIALLY IF ITS EITHER STRAWBERRY OR GREEN TEA MILK TEA, YA KNOW, WITH THE TAPIOCA AND MMMMMMMMM
Sorry, lol, Im kinda hyper.
I love to perform, I have always loved to see people amazed by something new and different, so in all of my skill and flow toys, I aim to put on a show at all times, and create visually stunning performances. I am a natural performer, and I get a rush from it that keeps me moving forward.
I am recovering from my past of self-harm, thoughts of suicide and depression. I’ts a very real deal to many, and it was something that took over my life for many years. I still deal with it from time to time, but I now aim to help others dealing with the same thing, and helping them break out of the dark. I realize the value of one’s life and their body, and I hope to help any who may be looking for help, please, if any of you need someone to talk to who has gone through this, shoot me a pm, I know what its like and I can help.
I am Christian, but I take it a bit differently than many. I won’t go into detail about that though.
I LIKE TO SING!
I may not be the best singer in the world, but I do record things from time to time.
I have a dream to visit Africa and help at a cheetah conservation facility there. Besides wolves, I also have had a deep love for cheetahs since a young age, and I would love to able to help out this species.
I take great value in my sight, as I almost lost it completely many years back.
Doctors found a brain tumor that was affecting my optic nerve many years ago, and I literally had the surgery to remove the tumor just in time before almost all my vision would have gone. I got to the point of almost complete blindness in my left eye, and only a bit of vision in my right. If the doctors had not found the tumor when they did, and operate when they did, I would have been blind today. I thank God always that those doctors helped me and I am still seeing today.
I play Piano, and I REALLY want to learn violin, but its so expensive T.T
I like green tea ice cream.
I like apple sauce.
I am very particular about my hair
I have a weird crush on PatCondon
and I am vegetarian!
I’d say that’s about most of what I can say. I hope some feel they got to know me a bit better.
Im excited to see what others are all about!