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04 April 2009 @ 04:35 pm
Hmm, I'm new here, but not so much on LJ - I've been here for slightly over 2 months now. And in the fandom since last November. And I've been watching for quite some time before.

Basically and obviously, I'm a dragon - the kind with 4 legs and 2 wings, thanks. I'm gold with a bit of grey. I also prefer to be portrayed realistically, or at least not-cartoony.

I live in Singapore, and I'm hoping to move to USA or UK in future, one way or another. I'm now in high school, and I'm 16 this year.

I'm on LJ very frequently, so I'll probably check this highly often, at least once per day. So I should pick up quite fast.

Finally, I was introduced here by a friend of mine, so I'll hopefully get to meet some people here in future whom I can call friends. I'm not in a rush, though. I'm seeing if I can build up contacts throughout the fandom.

Oops, forgot my name - I'm drak'rrth, but LJ didn't accept the apostrophy. There is supposed to be one, though.
Shadowlight (Shad): Shad Belegarthdrone_dragon on April 4th, 2009 02:26 pm (UTC)
Fellow asian dragons unite! I'm asian too!
I'd be more than happy to add you to my f-list! :3
Drak'rrth Ssekmithdrakrrth on April 4th, 2009 02:34 pm (UTC)
Ooh, sure. I only have a paltry few right now.

Ironically, I'm a western dragon. I don't like the fact that Chinese dragons don't have wings... and they have whiskers...

Anyway, where do you live?
Drak'rrth Ssekmithdrakrrth on April 4th, 2009 03:00 pm (UTC)
Re: Sure!
Nevermind, I found out already. Damn, I thought you lived somewhere in Asia, but oh well.

Anyway, I've added you. How about the other way round?
Shadowlight (Shad): Shad Belegarthdrone_dragon on April 4th, 2009 03:44 pm (UTC)
Re: Sure!
Heh. I was actually referring to our personal ethnicity. My dragon is also a western dragon, but I'm asian in person. (I should have been more specific)

But yeah, I'm a Chicagoian. And I can't wait to move out! :P

And yesh, you have just been added back. Pardon the delay, I was changing locations to someone else's house in between comments! :B
Drak'rrth Ssekmithdrakrrth on April 4th, 2009 03:56 pm (UTC)
Ok, thanks
Odd, I actually want to move to USA, and my first choice was Illinois. Interesting how everyone wants to get out of their hometowns.

And yes, I'm Chinese. I know another furry in California, too, who's an Asian. But as far as I recall, Asians aren't too common in furry. Apparently it's mostly white (of course). Still, it's nice to have someone else to chat to.

How often do you check this community? Because I saw that the second-last post was two months behind the last, so I assume it's rather quiet. I may try to revive this one (deja vu, since I'm doing the same with another. It's not going very well.) but it may well be a long shot.
Shadowlight (Shad): Shad Belegarthdrone_dragon on April 4th, 2009 05:06 pm (UTC)
Illinois is definitely a great place to live at. But if you've lived in the same place for 24 years, you're spirit yearns for a new location for habitat. (Just a little!)

Asians in the fandom are somewhat rare, unless you know where to look! I check this community as often as I check my own LJ since it's on my watch list. I have seen posts on my other communities more often than this one, to be sure, but that doesn't neglect my attention from new posts when they're made.

The way I try to look at communities is...
If people see them as quiet or dead, then that is how others who read will perceive it as well. However, if you keep the community an open door at all times, then there's no telling who may re-enter, introduce themself or what may happen. Which can be exciting in its own optimistic right.
Drak'rrth Ssekmithdrakrrth on April 4th, 2009 05:19 pm (UTC)
Like me. I guess I've just excited someone then. But yes, interesting idea. I'm not sure exactly how welcoming this community is, but I'll keep my hopes up.

Normally, I check certain communities very frequently, and I often do a round check of the others daily. Most often, though, I just check my email.

And perhaps I don't know where to look. I have seen an Asian furry community, but it seemed to be mostly in Malay :( but I have seen quite a few other minorities. Anyway, I don't really think your skin color really matters under a fursuit. It makes a great equalizer.