September 25th, 2006

studious

Rowan

A few days ago, John posted a picture he'd done of "Rowan", and invited me to explain more about her.

I created Rowan on FurryMUCK in 1993 or 1994 as what passed for my "personal furry". I spent a lot of time on FM back then and found it taxing to spend four or more hours a day pretending to be someone I very different from myself. So my goal with Rowan was to make a character that would have a personality similar to my own, and familiarity with modern-day concepts, literature, etc., so that I could talk about RL events without being out of character.

So, naturally, I decided she should be a shoggoth: one of H.P. Lovecraft's eldritch horrors.
Collapse )