The Next Rotation - The Universe of Fenris Fox
30 July 2006
Poem: Lost Upon a Word, Lost Upon the Tides
(1/2 philosophical reflection, 1/2 love ballad.)

This poem was inspired by the Simon and Garfunkel song, "The Dangling Conversation." As I usually do when writing poetry, I use the rhythm of an existing song to time the poem - this frees me up to concentrate on the wording, which is my strong-suit. So, yes, you will notice that portions of this poem will fit in - at least roughly - with "The Dangling Conversation's" tune. However - as always - the ideas and words are original, and my own.

BTW, if you have never listened - and I mean closely, not just passingly - to Simon and Garfunkel, you should try. IMHO, few artists in the last 60 years have packed so much meaning into their songs.

Now, for your reading enjoyment, "Lost Upon a Word, Lost Upon the Tides:"


Lost Upon a Word, Lost Upon the Tides

By Fenris Fox (Jeff R.), 7/30/2006

Original Web Release, First Edition (7/30/2006)

We try so hard to find

How to speak from mind to mind

But it always falls far short,

No matter what I write..

Five more letters on a page

Pigment, power upon the wind,

Count the stanzas, lines, or paragraphs;

You'll never know what was lost.

Like those who came before us,

Our gestures are still crude

Our meanings tied in knots,

Betraying an artist's thought..

It's the master of Greek legends;

No tragedy can compare

How did we even fare,

How many even care?

We praise our meek advancements

As if we really matter,

But all that rises, falls

We can never stop the clock..

I can only woo your image;

I cannot touch your fur!

I cannot hear you purr!

So far, but in my mind..

Lost in a future's void

To the smallest of details,

Your path is always scattered

Adrift in your own world..

And you will always haunt me

Till I am just some dust

Till males no longer lust

But in the search for you, I trust..

I will always try to find you,

Somewhere lost within my mind..


Pencil Drawing: The Get Out of Hell Free Card

This doodle was inspired by something in my history class in freshman year.. I don't know why I thought of it, but it goes like this:

We were talking about the times right around the Protestant Reformation, and some of the reasons Luther cited for splitting. One of them was a special grant the Pope would give people who paid him - I think the word is "indulgences," but I don't know for sure - and I thought, "Hey, that's just like Monopoly, with it's Get Out of Jail Free card!" (I almost wrote "Get Out of Jail Tail Free!" ::blushes::). So I came up with the idea of the "Get Out of Hell Free Card" - and actually had the guts to comment on it!

Now - years later - I've actually drawn it.

Here, for your viewing enjoyment, I present the "Get Out of Hell Free Card."
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15 July 2006
Inauguration and Dedication

Well, I told my friends I'd put this blog up, and I'm finally doing it.

This all got its start in my real-life microeconomics class. For a long time, I've dreaded the idea of drawing - I thought I couldn't do it, that it just looked really cruddy. By nature, I'm a writer.

I've decided to take a big leap into the world of drawing. However, you should know that I consider myself a furry - that is, a member of the furry fandom - or as I call it, the furry subculture, mainly due to the amount of thought I devote to furry topics. A lot of my real-life humor is now also based on Fenny's personality traits.

If you've never had a primer on furries, read this FAQ for a useful "crash course" on the topic.

(Random thought:
"You mean you never took flying lessons?"
"Well, I took a crash course..."
--Scrooge MacDuck being concerned when escaping with Launchpad McQuack
in a helicopter, Ducktales, Disney.)

About my character's stats:
Name: Fenris Fox
Gender: Male (but, being polymorphic, I could assume a female form.)
Pseudonyms: Fen, Fenny, Fenny F., Fenris_Fox (FurryMUCK)
Species: Kitsune
Class: Astral
(in Fenris' story universe [upcoming!], most beings fall under either astral, biological, or technological.)
Rank: 9/9
Age: Currently over 10,000 years old. Indeterminate lifespan.
Abilities (partial): Telepathy, psychokinesis, teleportation, matter-energy synthesis, matter simulation (this is how assumes a physical form), various temporal abilities (including time travel, time compression, time expansion, and holding position in time).

While this list of abilities makes me sound damn near omnipotent, you should know I'm not. Abilities such as matter-energy synthesis and temporal manipulation require large amounts of energy. Since I am a being of pure energy, I cannot risk using too much energy at one time - so if you were looking for me to provide an arsenal for your war "out of thin air," you'll have to check a black market in a solar system near you. +~~~=:oP

Trinkets? Okay.
Tank fleets? No way.

In any case.. this blog will deal a lot with satires, parodies, and puns of a lot of things. Some of these subjects will not be (indeed, they deliberately aren't - I despise it!) politically correct. However, I've tried to avoid blatant racism or anything of that nature, especially racial slurs - just being politically incorrect doesn't mean you have to go to the bottom of the barrel.. the middle will do. +~~~=:oD

However, I will be frank:
This blog will contain satiristic, parodial, sarcastic, and otherwise poke-funnish material about a lot of things. It may also include harsh language, and other things that would make your parents/grandparents still stuck in the 1940s mad. It certainly will include political content at times, and a lot of references to furries. So.. IF YOU ARE A PRUDE WHO CANNOT HANDLE A LITTLE BIT OF PROFANITY, PRODDING OF AUTHORATIVE FIGURES, FUNMAKING OF BOTH SIDES OF THE POLITICAL SPECTRUM, POINTING OUT OF THE OBVIOUS MISTAKES MADE ON EVERYTHING FROM THE PERSONAL TO THE NATIONAL LEVEL, OR REFERENCES TO FURRIES AND/OR ANIME, I

Also, if this fits your description, you are welcome to seek professional counseling on:

  1. Joining the 21st century, and
  2. Assuming responsibilites for your own actions, and not suing everyone for not holding your babyfatted hand.

Anyways, now that that's done..

I want to dedicate this little fox den. +~~~=:o)

This blog is dedicated to:
  1. The world within all our minds - that wonderful place we call the imagination - and to letting the ideas pour out, instead of throwing them in the circular file and hiding behind a mask,
  2. Miss Misty Kitty. You know who you are, if you're reading this. Without you, I would not exist - I would never have explored the aspect of art that gave birth to Fenris. I thank you.. and I am forever in your debt. +~~~=:o)
Assorted writings & artwork of a furry. Sometimes presented from the point-of-view of the author's "fursona" (personal furry): Fenris "Fenny" Fox, the futuristic kitsune.

+~~~LIVE FREE or DIE!~~~+

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