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- 1 What is the VCL?
- 2 What is 'furry'?
- 3 Why do people draw this stuff?
- 4 How do I get started here?
 What is the VCL?
The VCL is the largest furry/anthropomorphic artwork and story library on the Internet, housing over 200,000 pieces of art and stories for over 3,000 artists and authors. We both house the artwork and indexes, rather than indexing to other sites. No charge is made to artists to store, or viewers to view, the collection; we run solely from donations and good-will.
'VCL' used to stand for 'Velan Central Library', but with several changes-of-the-guard, it no longer officially means anything at all; make up something for yourself! Perhaps... Various Critters Loitering.
 What is 'furry'?
'Furry' means different things to different people. Succinctly, it's the fusion of the animal and 'sentient human' forms, and can range from 'funny cartoon animals' to 'sentient animal creatures' to 'walking cat-people'. It certainly includes creatures with no fur, including birds, reptiles and dragons. You may want to read an off-site FAQ on this subject.
 Why do people draw this stuff?
Because they want to. Ask an artist; most enjoy getting some kind of feedback.
 How do I get started here?
There are new features in the works that will make the 'getting started' process a lot easier. For the moment, we recommend the following:
- Please read the Content Warning for what kind of material you're likely to find, here.
- View the latest uploaded artwork using the New Artwork, Grouped by Artist index, clicking on thumbnails for art that looks interesting to you, and artist names for more art by that artist.
- If you'd like a more linear approach to viewing artwork, we recommend using the VCL Sieve. Initially, you'll see all the art uploaded in the past 6 hours. From here, you can filter out (or 'skull') artists who's work you do not enjoy, whittling down the list of artists to a more-managable level.
- If you don't care for the filtered approach, you can use the simple, paginated New Artwork index instead.
- For more things you can access as a visitor, see the VCL Guide.
- If you have your own artwork you feel is appropriate for the VCL, visit the Artist Manual. Note, we consider authors to be artists, too, so don't be too put-off by the artist-centric
- If you have any questions, you can consult the FAQ, ask the community on the VCL Forum, or Contact Us.
- And if you find the VCL useful to you, please consider donating a small amount to our running costs.