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Since everyone else made a journal about this, why the heck wouldn't I do the same? It should first of all be clarified that I'm European, so of course I didn't vote and even if I could have I most likely wouldn't have (except for some third party candidate). That said I'm taking this as personally as most Americans are... both because I have close friends who live in America, and because I consider Europe and America closely tied, whereas the US does usually determine where the world is going. This will a bit long since I wanted to encompass my full story and view on the matter, so let's get started:

I knew long before yesterday that whoever won, I was going to be disappointed and it would be a disaster. It remains beyond me to this day why it had to be Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump facing off! Why couldn't at least one side pick a sane candidate for crying out loud? It's definitely a great thing that the election process is free, and anyone is allowed to run for president... yet it feels like a way to have prevented this disastrous choice should have been there from the start. In my opinion, this is a lesson that something should be learned from in the future.

Now: In between the two, I had initially hoped that Hillary would be the one to win over Trump. Why? Simply because she was presented as the most rational and professional solution; Even if evil radiates off her face, she can at least keep it buried under the carpet... making it easiest to conclude that "if she wins there will at least be no shock and nothing will change toward the worse". This might seem silly, considering she's suspected of having armed ISIS terrorists and expressed willingness in starting a third world war... I guess I took these claims as exaggerations mostly.

I was legitimately depressed for most of yesterday, after hearing that frigging Donald Trump won. The world's buffoon, laughed at for his irrational childish and extremist behaviors, now president of the most powerful nation in the world! My sadness was primarily over two reasons: First is my hardwired belief that "if this guy wins we will see mass deportations and support for racist groups and a disaster for the LGBT community and a massive diplomatic failure and this and that". The second is because Trump has been associated with the worst things one can imagine... such as racial supremacy, homophobia, racism, accusations of sexual harassment, arrogant and offensive behavior... so ultimately I associated a vote for him as a vote for those values, leading to the verdict that "this means most Americans are pro racism / sexism / etc". All in all, the sun set with me telling myself "this is as far as human civilization goes, there is no more hope for progress... a fanatical conservative is soon dragging us back into the medieval era".

However there is more to what went on before and after all that: Over the course of the day, I argued with a few people about what went on... including my mother, who was happy that Trump won over Hillary whereas I was preaching my doomsday scenario. Although my opinion hasn't changed entirely, I ultimately became more willing to accept that maybe I was wrong on a few aspects. What played a role here was seeing Trump's victory speech later in the night: I was legitimately expecting the guy to rip open his shirt and start rolling around, screaming about how America is now his empire and he'll crush the evil Mexican forces and other presumed threats. Instead he seemed different from the person I learned about during the campaign... to the point where one could go as far as suspecting him of being somewhat honest.

How could one have such suspicions you ask? There is one main reason: I'm well aware that the media is owed almost entirely by those who supported Hillary, and it no doubt did its best to paint Trump as a complete monster... of course on top of his own behavior making him look like a lunatic at times. Obviously I maintain my doubts, but I must still ask myself a question: How much of Trump's madness is actually real, and how much was made up by the media in the first place? A lot of people have strongly stated that many of his words were twisted, such as him making racist comments or opposing LGBT rights... of course I can't check each of them individually but it's a point I can't ignore. For now I've accepted that only time will answer those questions, and we will see his true behavior and decisions once he's actually in power.

There's something else that needs to be kept in mind here: The guy is, among other things, an actor. One has to ponder how much of the circus he put on during the campaign was a tactic for attracting voters, and doesn't necessarily represent who he is. It might sound naive to think this, but there's a sad reality behind the theory: Many people out there are stupid, and don't care what a candidate does for the world they live in... instead they want to see a good show being put on, and will vote for whoever makes them laugh more or gives them an adrenaline rush. It's true that many Trump voters were in fact white supremacists, sexists, Hitler supporters, and rumor has it he was even sponsored by the KKK... still who's to say Trump didn't try to appease them for their votes, only to leave them in the dust afterwards? Again I have no idea whether this is the case or not, but it's a scenario one can hope for! Keep in mind he does rely on liberals more than he does on hardened ancient conservatives... progress is the true direction of the world, and nothing Trump does will change that nor is it in most people's interest to go against the flow now.

But all this aside, I'm willing to admit that there are certain good sides to Trump winning. The first of course is that Hillary didn't... even if part of me wished that she did; With rumors about her giving guns to ISIS, the email scandal, her being part of a Satanic cult, and the very fact that she's part of a powerful dynasty that wants complete control over the world... well you can be sure I'm enjoying her and her whole clan's defeat, and await seeing her upcoming investigation. The second reason is that from what I understand, Trump might pose a threat to powerful corporations; I myself have been how watching corporations pay politicians to support their private interests, threatening my and everyone else's rights... not to mention the whole "rich getting richer and poor getting poorer" aspect. As a Republican, one can hope that he will put corporations at their place, and stall their dangerous rise to power that we've seen over the years.

Whatever Trump's plans are however, I would advise people to not panic because all is not lost! Three things are worth remembering for those who are scared of his victory: First, who he will be as a president may differ from who he has been during the campaign. Second, he is still a president, not an absolute monarch or dictator: He can't just go ahead and do whatever he wants, as any law or change has to be approved by the house and senate... not to mention there are syndicates and people's rights movements, who will no doubt strengthen themselves in preparation for war against a crazy Trump. And third, he can be impeached if he does something really bad... especially with so many people acting like a ticking time bomb ready to go off at the smallest misbehavior on his end, meaning he'll not want to risk doing anything stupid unless there is a powerful interest behind that thing.

This pretty much sums up my view on the subject at this day and hour. We'll no doubt have to wait and see what truly happens, and although I don't expect something good I'm willing to accept that it might not be quite as bad as some have made it seem. Thanks if you bothered reading all this, and feel free to post your opinions and say what you think.
Anthro characters for The Dark Mod by MirceaKitsune
Anthro characters for The Dark Mod
This submission is for showcase purposes only! This is a mod I have created for The Dark Mod, adding anthro characters useable by mission creators. The original model was made by Untied Verbeger with contributions from me (Mircea Kitsune) and is licensed under CC0.

Original forum thread: forums.thedarkmod.com/topic/18…

GitHub repository: github.com/MirceaKitsune/theda…
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[video] Judy's Break by MirceaKitsune
[video] Judy's Break
www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNqJE0…

Judy Hopps enjoying a break near Veteranilor market. Footage filmed with Samsung Galaxy S3, animation done in Blender 2.77.

Judy Hopps, Splatypi, CC0, www.blendswap.com/blends/view/…
Dinning Room Set, Trifold, CC-BY 3.0, www.blendswap.com/blends/view/…
Blend Coke Fridge, Valbero1, CC0, www.blendswap.com/blends/view/…
Garbage Can, Montedre, CC0, www.blendswap.com/blends/view/…
Coca Cola Bottle, Arenyart, CC0, www.blendswap.com/blends/view/…
Female Soldier Voice, CC-BY 3.0, opengameart.org/content/female…
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Alright folks: I'm usually not one to publicly hate on something that I'm not personally into, even if I tend to get easily annoyed by things that are hyped very suddenly. For the first time in years however, something managed to create an exception to this rule: Pokémon Go. A thing I not only have to hear of no matter where I go on this internet, but because of which I must hear some of the most absurd and cancerous things that have to do with humanity as a whole. So we all know what time it is... it's rant time!

Apparently, in the never ending quest of companies to find dumber and dumber ideas with which to impress us commoners, there emerged a new concept: Video games that use the player's real life location and real world maps as part of the gameplay, ultimately requiring players to meet and interact in real life. For reasons beyond me, such a game immediately had the masses running for it like drug addicts for heroin... which isn't explicitly the reason why I hate it, though it's what leads to that reason; People not realizing there's a gap between a game and real life which you shouldn't be breaching. Unfortunately, as is always the case in human society, things end up being upside down and shattering the barrier of reasoning.

Up to this point, Pokémon Go has been involved in nearly every bad thing out there, and found itself in every place it shouldn't be: It's lead to the discovery of dead bodies, people being robbed at gunpoint, child predators kidnapping kids, and many more "wonderful" things. It's said that both criminals and the police are learning to play the game now, in order to use it in their retarded activities. Apparently the game has even been mentioned on television in the news, which makes everything even more chilling!

I will make my view clear, whether others share it or not: Video games are meant for people to enjoy in their privacy or with a specific group... whether that's in their home on a computer, in a gathering with friends via mobile phones, or even at an organized gaming convention. Real life on the other hand is where we all carry out our miserable lives, and interact with every atrocity and piece of crap the human mind is capable of conceiving. Please: Don't shit on both the gaming community or the Pokémon franchise, by creating an abomination of a game that makes real world dementia part of its very gameplay! Make your own applications for robbing and killing people, abducting and sexually harassing children, or catching the idiots who do so if you're on the law's side... we don't want our games and software dragged into your bullshit! Criminals don't need to play Pokémon games, the police doesn't need to know what Pokémon is, and the news should mind its own business and report on actual real events! Certain fandoms already have a bad rep, and the internet already has enough laws made by paranoid conservatives who don't understand how anything works. Everything has its place... let's keep it that way.

I could probably say more, but I don't want to further my hate on this game nor exaggerate with some of my views. In a nutshell, I find it absurd disgusting and ludicrous that a simple colorful game exceeds both its intended audience and its intended use this way, and needs to fall victim to the broken reasoning of the human mind. I'm once again left asking myself the question "what is safe from the vermin of the masses once they find out about its existence".

It's rare for me to post about specific games or films... especially commercial ones, and especially when those are made by the big corporations. I mostly went with the MLP-FiM hype when I became a brony in 2011, Minecraft when it brought us the voxel revolution, or poking my nose into recent intrigues like FNAF or Undertale. Since I enjoy watching an animated furry film every few months, Zootopia was definitely something I've set myself to look at! I managed to find my way to a HD version a while back... which I've finally watched yesterday, and might watch again tomorrow since I want to take a better look at it.

Now I knew from everything I've read that it's going to be good, and definitely didn't worry that I might be disappointed. I didn't however imagine it would be quite as amazing as I found it, nor could have easily guessed that until seeing it for myself to know why! My ultimate label for it was "revolutionary"... for not one but two separate reasons: Graphics as well as the story.

As those who watch me probably know, my main preoccupation nowadays is 3D rendering with Blender. One dilemma I've always had in CGI has been: How convincing and photorealistic can cartoon anatomy get, and can you have chibi (ish) characters that don't look uncanny or ignore obvious biological rules in a top quality setup? And how close to a pure feeling of lifelike can a CGI get to begin with? Zootopia definitely answered that last night... and the answer was, hell yes! As an animator, this is definitely something I will idolize for a long time and wish to learn from.

First of all, if you've watched Zootopia at anything less than 1080p @ 60 FPS on a HD screen, I suggest correcting that immediately! And yes, the FPS part matters... many underestimate what a huge difference frame rate can make, and go by the classic conception that 30 is good enough while more might make you dizzy or something. With that said, be on a lookout for details on everything in the world... especially materials that are capricious to do, such as cotton or candy not to mention fur: I for one found it remarkable to see so much attention given to almost every little detail! The general feel of the scene further tops that, with beautiful sunlit environments and lots of decorations.

Just to be clear now: I am not saying this is CGI of a quality the world has never seen! I don't watch a lot of animated films since few movies interest me, but I have no doubt there are a lot of them that have great visuals (like Iron Man or others in that genre). I'm mostly talking of achieving such realism in an environment set around anthro characters in a partially cartoony anatomy! It's one thing to achieve realism while trying to imitate things we see in everyday life (including scifi) and another to get this far with something unique. Of course realistic cartoons were also done pretty well by other series (like some stuff Pixar makes), just not by far to the same extent in my opinion.

As for the story: I can't say it's quite as rare in and of itself... especially coming from Disney which is good at this sort of thing, and known for addressing harsh or sensitive real-life subjects in their specific way. What mostly took me by surprise is how well they redid what they do best, this time in a modern setup of our days! Their most notable films were made in the 70's to 90's, which apart from having impressive stories did very well at mixing them with the cultures of those days. Honestly I didn't think they could do so again, and thought to myself "bah... they couldn't make something quite as legendary as Fox and the Hound for instance, in a modern world with today's culture or computers and smartphones". Nope... they've yet again adapted that epic something from those films!

Conclusion: Up to this point, Zootopia is the first film I noted with a 6/5 rating, from the niche category of stuff I've watched. While I'll never like Disney as a corporation, my love goes to the team who made this lovely film! It will be interesting to see if and when something in a similar fashion will pop up again... be it a Zootopia 2, or someone else realizing this hit a goldmine and trying to find their own with original ideas.

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Mircea Kitsune
Artist | Hobbyist | Film & Animation
Romania
My name is Taoki, also known as Mircea Kitsune. I was born in 1989 and live in Bucharest in Romania. I'm a computer nerd, interested in gaming and everything open-source... currently a contributor to several FOSS game engines as well as a 3D animator. Since 2014 I've taken a stronger interest in science... particularly quantum physics, biohacking, and consciousness. I've been part of the furry fandom since 2005, which I joined as a consequence of being trans-species (otherkin).

For those interested in my non-physical identity: I identify myself as a "fox person" (intelligent bipedal fox). I'm a relatively young female kitsune, with red fur and black paws / forearms / forelegs, and crimson long hair. I have a short pointy muzzle, larger human-like eyes, and slightly thinner limbs despite being somewhat chubby. Other traits might vary.

While I try to be open and accepting of different opinions and beliefs, I prefer to avoid people who can't accept me for what I really am, while I won't tolerate anyone who harasses me over it. If you think that physical appearance alone defines one's true identity, or that people who are different are dangerous / sick / misguided, please leave me alone. I tend to be untrusting of "normal" people (most non-furs and non-kin) due to bad experiences, and apologize for any misjudgment I myself might carry. My dream is to create a world where everyone who's different can have their voice heard and their experiences shared, and the ability to live a normal life as who they truly are.
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Since everyone else made a journal about this, why the heck wouldn't I do the same? It should first of all be clarified that I'm European, so of course I didn't vote and even if I could have I most likely wouldn't have (except for some third party candidate). That said I'm taking this as personally as most Americans are... both because I have close friends who live in America, and because I consider Europe and America closely tied, whereas the US does usually determine where the world is going. This will a bit long since I wanted to encompass my full story and view on the matter, so let's get started:

I knew long before yesterday that whoever won, I was going to be disappointed and it would be a disaster. It remains beyond me to this day why it had to be Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump facing off! Why couldn't at least one side pick a sane candidate for crying out loud? It's definitely a great thing that the election process is free, and anyone is allowed to run for president... yet it feels like a way to have prevented this disastrous choice should have been there from the start. In my opinion, this is a lesson that something should be learned from in the future.

Now: In between the two, I had initially hoped that Hillary would be the one to win over Trump. Why? Simply because she was presented as the most rational and professional solution; Even if evil radiates off her face, she can at least keep it buried under the carpet... making it easiest to conclude that "if she wins there will at least be no shock and nothing will change toward the worse". This might seem silly, considering she's suspected of having armed ISIS terrorists and expressed willingness in starting a third world war... I guess I took these claims as exaggerations mostly.

I was legitimately depressed for most of yesterday, after hearing that frigging Donald Trump won. The world's buffoon, laughed at for his irrational childish and extremist behaviors, now president of the most powerful nation in the world! My sadness was primarily over two reasons: First is my hardwired belief that "if this guy wins we will see mass deportations and support for racist groups and a disaster for the LGBT community and a massive diplomatic failure and this and that". The second is because Trump has been associated with the worst things one can imagine... such as racial supremacy, homophobia, racism, accusations of sexual harassment, arrogant and offensive behavior... so ultimately I associated a vote for him as a vote for those values, leading to the verdict that "this means most Americans are pro racism / sexism / etc". All in all, the sun set with me telling myself "this is as far as human civilization goes, there is no more hope for progress... a fanatical conservative is soon dragging us back into the medieval era".

However there is more to what went on before and after all that: Over the course of the day, I argued with a few people about what went on... including my mother, who was happy that Trump won over Hillary whereas I was preaching my doomsday scenario. Although my opinion hasn't changed entirely, I ultimately became more willing to accept that maybe I was wrong on a few aspects. What played a role here was seeing Trump's victory speech later in the night: I was legitimately expecting the guy to rip open his shirt and start rolling around, screaming about how America is now his empire and he'll crush the evil Mexican forces and other presumed threats. Instead he seemed different from the person I learned about during the campaign... to the point where one could go as far as suspecting him of being somewhat honest.

How could one have such suspicions you ask? There is one main reason: I'm well aware that the media is owed almost entirely by those who supported Hillary, and it no doubt did its best to paint Trump as a complete monster... of course on top of his own behavior making him look like a lunatic at times. Obviously I maintain my doubts, but I must still ask myself a question: How much of Trump's madness is actually real, and how much was made up by the media in the first place? A lot of people have strongly stated that many of his words were twisted, such as him making racist comments or opposing LGBT rights... of course I can't check each of them individually but it's a point I can't ignore. For now I've accepted that only time will answer those questions, and we will see his true behavior and decisions once he's actually in power.

There's something else that needs to be kept in mind here: The guy is, among other things, an actor. One has to ponder how much of the circus he put on during the campaign was a tactic for attracting voters, and doesn't necessarily represent who he is. It might sound naive to think this, but there's a sad reality behind the theory: Many people out there are stupid, and don't care what a candidate does for the world they live in... instead they want to see a good show being put on, and will vote for whoever makes them laugh more or gives them an adrenaline rush. It's true that many Trump voters were in fact white supremacists, sexists, Hitler supporters, and rumor has it he was even sponsored by the KKK... still who's to say Trump didn't try to appease them for their votes, only to leave them in the dust afterwards? Again I have no idea whether this is the case or not, but it's a scenario one can hope for! Keep in mind he does rely on liberals more than he does on hardened ancient conservatives... progress is the true direction of the world, and nothing Trump does will change that nor is it in most people's interest to go against the flow now.

But all this aside, I'm willing to admit that there are certain good sides to Trump winning. The first of course is that Hillary didn't... even if part of me wished that she did; With rumors about her giving guns to ISIS, the email scandal, her being part of a Satanic cult, and the very fact that she's part of a powerful dynasty that wants complete control over the world... well you can be sure I'm enjoying her and her whole clan's defeat, and await seeing her upcoming investigation. The second reason is that from what I understand, Trump might pose a threat to powerful corporations; I myself have been how watching corporations pay politicians to support their private interests, threatening my and everyone else's rights... not to mention the whole "rich getting richer and poor getting poorer" aspect. As a Republican, one can hope that he will put corporations at their place, and stall their dangerous rise to power that we've seen over the years.

Whatever Trump's plans are however, I would advise people to not panic because all is not lost! Three things are worth remembering for those who are scared of his victory: First, who he will be as a president may differ from who he has been during the campaign. Second, he is still a president, not an absolute monarch or dictator: He can't just go ahead and do whatever he wants, as any law or change has to be approved by the house and senate... not to mention there are syndicates and people's rights movements, who will no doubt strengthen themselves in preparation for war against a crazy Trump. And third, he can be impeached if he does something really bad... especially with so many people acting like a ticking time bomb ready to go off at the smallest misbehavior on his end, meaning he'll not want to risk doing anything stupid unless there is a powerful interest behind that thing.

This pretty much sums up my view on the subject at this day and hour. We'll no doubt have to wait and see what truly happens, and although I don't expect something good I'm willing to accept that it might not be quite as bad as some have made it seem. Thanks if you bothered reading all this, and feel free to post your opinions and say what you think.

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Check your notes you might find my offer interesting
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Sorry for the delay. Saw it and replied.
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Thanks for the fave for "Medieval Reunion".
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Your account is interesting. xD
I heard hate about you (Which is crap), and one guy compared you to Chris Chan (wtf..) even though your expression isn't wrong.

Anyway, nice to meet you, and those haters need to get over it. Haha
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Thanks for the faves :3
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Hello mirceakitsune ~ 
I saw you around on Deviantart and eka's portal <3 and saw that you liked vore :3
so do I :) (Smile) 
I'm a young artist and I mostly draw vore myself and I went on your page because I think i can relate to your likes and tastes~ 
Looking around your page and your favorites I tought that you might enjoy some of my work <3
So if you have 2 minutes to take a look at my gallery ~ I would really be grateful
a comment, a fav+ or even a Watch+ could help me a lot to feel more confident about my arts and will makes me do even more stuff relating to your likes !

I Hope you'll have a lot of fun on my pages and don't be afraid to leave a comment or talk to me ~ I answer to all of them and dedicate hours to be more friendly with you guys ~ 

See you around :3

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