Furry news of the week: new E-zine, Buzzfeed, dolphin experiments (6-11-14)
by Patch O'Furr
New Furry e-Zine – Buzzfeed on Furries – Documentary movie: trippy 1960’s dolphin experiments – More
Here’s the regular feature of news bites, scoops, and Snausage links. Tips welcome- I’d love to post yours!
– FURRY AND FUZZY MAGAZINE
2nd issue of monthly e-zine released in web hosted flipbook and PDF download. A quick review finds inner-focused fan articles and art, covering:
– Featured artist (a welcome feature for better introduction than random web browsing.)
– Interview with a Furry (skippable for casual browsing due to length without focus. The series started long before the zine.)
– Movie reviews
– Advice (from a familiar fuzzy face: Ask Papabear.)
– Furry Things and Places (vehicles, buildings… it shows creativity and humor I could see getting a humor/general interest place in a non-fan publication.)
Minor criticism: the cover graphics so far say “zine” to me, with underdeveloped art backgrounds. Favorite feature so far: #1’s “Furriest shirts from The Mountain” article brings refreshing humor about t-shirts with wide familiarity.
– 11 EYE-OPENING MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT THE FURRY FANDOM
Buzzfeed writer takes a trip to Califur.
– THE DOLPHIN WHO LOVED ME: New Documentary about a NASA-funded project to communicate with dolphins.
A 1960’s communication experiment attempted to place human and dolphin living together in an aquatic house, 24 hours a day. Friskiness and LSD entered the picture and it “went tragically wrong.” (Hey, it happens to the best of us…) The article is written by the producer and director of a documentary premiering in June in the UK and on BBC: The Girl Who Talked to Dolphins.
Like most children, Margaret Howe Lovatt grew up with stories of talking animals. “There was this book that my mother gave to me called Miss Kelly,” she remembers with a twinkle in her eye. “It was a story about a cat who could talk and understand humans and it just stuck with me that maybe there is this possibility.”
– HYBRID ANIMAL LAW: BOBCAT IS DNA-TESTED
A “notorious 38-pound feline” was tested to settle a court dispute whether it was an illegal exotic pet, or a hybrid with a housecat. The American Bar Association had an eye on it. (Hybrid feline furries: if it happens to you, pray you don’t have a Mouse judge. )
Submitted by Higgs Raccoon of Furrymedia:
– MAN IN GORILLA SUIT MISTAKENLY SHOT WITH TRANQUILIZER DART
(This week’s Snausage links has a theme: this happens to the best of us, too…)
Article in the Metro makes it clear why you shouldn’t attempt to fursuit at zoos.
– ISABELLA ROSSELLINI’S BIZARRE, YET SEXY ZOOLOGICAL COSTUME STAGE SHOW
Toronto’s Luminato Festival will feature “Green Porno, Live on Stage”, in which actress Isabella Rossellini is seen “dressing up in a series of animal costumes while delivering a lecture on bizarre zoological reproduction tales”.
– AWW: POOR LITTLE GROUND SQUIRREL
Video shows “Squirrel Whisperer” bringing second chance to drowned creature with CPR rescue.
submitted by CrossAffliction:
– FLAYRAH NEWSBYTES
Rakuen Growlithe: All about tanukis’ giant balls.
crossaffliction: Disney females reimagined as Sailor Moon-esque characters. Worth a furry mention for actually remembering Nala (and having a Meridia I could actually kind of get behind).
crossaffliction: Kristopher Tapley of In Contention ranks all of DreamWorks Animation’s movies. His number one pick is jaw dropping.
crossaffliction: And speaking of DreamWorks, their most iconic character may be making his cinematic return sooner rather than later. I am of course talking about Sinbad.
Fred: What if Finding Nemo or The Lion King were biologically correct?
Rakuen Growlithe: Lessons in love from red velvet mites.
Sonious: Miami New Times blog gives egocentric new meaning by crediting the CSI “Fur and Loathing” episode to CSI: Miami instead of the original from Las Vegas.
crossaffliction: Quick on the heels of his surprising best DreamWorks movies list, Oscar pundit Kris Tapley says “Screw Best Animated Feature. HTTYD2 for Best friggin’ Picture.”
GreenReaper: Rats regret not waiting for good food.
RingtailedFox: Pool repairman saves squirrel with CPR!
mwalimu: Orangina France has released three new commercials that feature anthro animal characters.
crossaffliction: Things cat owners already know. So shut up about them, already.
Stories previously posted at Flayrah news 2012-2013 will be added to backdated content here when time permits.