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My Persona Story by NobleTanu My Persona Story by NobleTanu
This is just something I've been thinking about recently and wanted to share with all of you what my Persona means to me. I will most likely be making a journal about it too as a About Me thing.
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As many of you know, Tanu, is my Persona and the character I present myself as when online. Tanu is super special to me, not only as a character but as a memory.

Last year (2013) I lost my beloved cat Tanuki. She, other than NobleCielPhantomhive, was my world. She was more than just my pet or cat, she was the one that was there while I grew up, went through life, and I was never alone. She'd be there when I got home from school to walk me to my house, she'd be there every night to curl in my arms while I slept. I was there when she was born. My dad came and took me out of my 1st grade class and took me home so I could experience our cat having kittens.
Then she was gone. In a span of about a week I lost her to a brain tumor. She had such violent seizures that it would sound like two-three cats fighting. She was about 13 years old, which is old for a cat, but she was healthy and I believed I had at least another 2-3 years with her. (her mom is still alive) When we put her down I was an emotional wreak. I am glad she isn't suffering any more, but I still have a throbbing pain in my heart. We ended up having her cremated, and the ashes are still with me as of now.

A few months after that all happened, NobleCiel and I had come to discover adoptables and a species called Lacies by niaro. NobleCiel ended up getting their Persona Chinchi from Niaro and loved him to death and connected with Chinchi very well. I loved the species and waited for my turn to get one. I was still in bad shape of not having my cat, and feeling alone at home at this time. One day Niaro posted a custom Lacie opportunity, and I snagged it, not knowing this would be the thing that changed my life. I proceeded to fill out the forms for my custom Lacie, and started to tell Niaro my story of my cat that I had lost and how I wanted a Lacie to represent her. Niaro, being the angel she is, listened and worked with me and actually took my story to heart. She created Tanu for me. I cried when I first saw him all finished, because I couldn't believe how perfect he was. He actually made me feel like I had my cat back, and that I could hold onto a thread of memory always.

The hardest part was actually coming up with a name for him. I didn't want to name him Tanuki because that would hurt me and it just didn't feel right. While at work I was playing around with Tanuki's name and shorted it to Tanu. Manly, yet similar to his original origins. Now you might be wondering why Tanu is a boy, not a girl like my cat Tanuki was. You see Tanuki was what I call, a butch cat. For half my life I thought She was a He. He also has similarities to my main cosplay, Sebastian Michaelis (coat tails :D), which also means so much to me because cosplaying Sebastian brought me out of my shell.

Thank you for reading, I hope you enjoyed.

Tanu/Art(c) Me
Lacies(c) niaro
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HinataFox790 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sebby, that story touched me so much... that is amazing. ... Tanuki will always love you and not only that, you have two Tanu plushies as well. Seriously Sebby, This is just... amazing. ... :')
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NobleTanu Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
Thank you so much
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nekokawai Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
That's so sad, I had my cat for 17 years, she was old but kitteny and I know all our cats had good lives.  So there's less sadness when they leave it.
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NobleTanu Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
Yes I agree with that. I know she lived a good, happy life. It is just me missing her warm purrs. <3
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nekokawai Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I do miss that and my cat sleeping on my legs or sometimes on my face XD
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NobleTanu Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
LOL! I haven't had a cat sleep on my face yet XD
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nekokawai Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
They do it when you wont know or when they want to wake you up :/
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NobleTanu Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
Lol that's cute!
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AngelOfBeauty88 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awwwwwwwwwwwww
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