Casual review-y thing, 176 words
I really enjoyed the blend of sci-fi, furry, and everyday queerness, and about the worst I can say is that I'll have to read it again because I think I missed a few things.
Characters using virtual reality to inhabit true-er (and furry-er) versions of themselves was always going to be a premise I'd like, but it's the little details that really made it. Claws-on-surface noises, ear movements, tail/chair logistics, and so on; I always love these sorts of background descriptions. Possibly my favourite detail was the origin story for one of the character's handles (though I feel like explaining might spoil it).
On top of that, a couple of things really struck a chord for me as a therian, like an aside that someone has “an avatar free of humanity” for when they're not being anthro. What I wouldn't give :P
One of the characters uses it/its too, which is neat.
Anyhow, sci-fi, identity, and foxes, what more could anyone ask? :P
CWs: [consensual] splitting and merging of personalities, some dreamy wibbly-reality stuff, allusion to suicide.
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