About Me

Hello! I'm Katie Stafford, your typical nerdy trans girl.

I am a special type of lazy - I will spend hours on automating a task that would take 5 minutes to do the boring way, simply because I like the challenge. I love solving puzzles, technical problems, and anything that gives my brain a good workout.


My fursona

Yes, I am a furry - My fursona is a red panda named Katie Pendry.

I didn't bother creating a fursona for a long time, because I didn't really "feel" like any particular animal. But that's not what it's about - I just wanted a character unique to me, to represent me in the community. I chose a red panda because I think they are cute.

You can see more of her on my FurAffinity page. Many thanks to VallHund for creating almost all of the art of my character!


My cats

What's a furry without some actual furry friends? I have a beautiful, wild kitten named Mae, who is 1 year old. I used to have a redhead named Peter, but unfortunately passed away a month before turning 12.

Mae was named after Mae Borowski from Night in the Woods. Like her namesake, Mae alternates between super friendly and very violent. She has an odd habit of using my head as a step to climb up to the window above my bed.


My philosophy

I consider myself a Humanist, an Apathetic Agnostic, and an Atheist. My philosophy on life is summed up in this quote by Slartibartfast, the Magrathean coastline designer:

Maybe. Who cares? Perhaps I'm old and tired, but I always think that the chances of finding out what really is going on are so absurdly remote that the only thing to do is to say hang the sense of it and just keep yourself occupied ... I'd far rather be happy than right any day.

There is some confusion as to what the word "Atheist" actually means; some define it as active denial of any possible being outside the observable universe. I hold that it is impossible to disprove something that has no observable effect on the natural universe, whether it's the God of Abraham, an Invisible Pink Unicorn, or a dragon in Carl Sagan's garage.

However, in these cases, the burden of proof is on the believer. If you're going to assert that something ludicrous exists, then I need to see some evidence. If I told you that all matter was made of different proportions of earth, air, water, and fire, you'd laugh. Equally ludicrous, at first, is the competing idea that all matter consists of particles called atoms, which are composed of smaller particles called protons, neutrons, and electrons, and that chemical properties are determined by the number of protons in each atom. However, there is ample evidence for the second theory, disproving the first.

Although I am not Christian, my family is, so I celebrate Christmas (or as Dave Barry calls it, "Atheist Children Get Presents Day") with them. After all, the Christians stole the holiday from the Pagans to begin with.


My online identity

Some of the online forums/communities I belong to: