The Great Fursplosion of 2016 is getting near. NEWSDUMP (11/10/15)
by Patch O'Furr
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NPR interviews Tempe O’Kun, furry favorite author (again.)
Hear the interview on the radio site. Talk to Tempe on his FA post about it.
About a year ago, NPR station Prairie Public’s “Main Street” show interviewed Tempe about cuddly Furry romance writing. Lucky dog! It was 23 minutes of super respectful attention. My notice about it brought Tempe here, to share an exclusive peek at his novel Windfall and work for the Nordguard card game. Thanks Tempe, and keep it coming.
A Zootopia animator “publicly and positively acknowledged furries.” (Tip: Crossaffliction on Flayrah.)
Disney animator of the film #Zootopia, @stodoe, welcomes furries! See parent tweet. You heard it here "fur"st! https://t.co/4kIrge2YYn— 🐾 SeiRruf Wilde (@SeiRruf) November 6, 2015
The tweet is taken down. VERY CURIOUS. I wonder if Disney is controlling marketing strategy for something they want strictly behind the scenes, to tease but not come right out about it. This subculture is tiny, but buzz can be mighty.
I sent an interview request to the animator, and told him: “You may be aware that we’re all going NUTS about this movie. Some active areas already have meets organized to wear costumes out to the theater (and I think that’s going to happen everywhere.)”
Some furries have always known that Tony the Tiger is a stud. Trashy news blogs discovered our crush and went nuts. (They’re late to the party.)
What do we call the dichotomy between the above story and this one? There will always be hand-wringing about decorum and animal urges, under the big umbrella from Disney to Dirty. Get used to it and remember your parents had sex AND raised kids too.
A non-fan noticed heavy panting at Tony on Twitter. Gawker picked it up, and then others were seduced into covering his kitty charisma:
- Tony the Tiger Can’t Tweet Without Furries Begging Him for Sex
- Tony the Tiger is being harassed by horny furries on Twitter
- Furries Take Cat-Calling To The Next Level On Tony The Tiger’s Twitter
- Tony The Tiger’s Twitter Account Keeps Getting Mentioned By Furries Looking For Sex
- Tony the Tiger gets harassed by furries all the time on Twitter
Best detail: his Red Bandana means something really dirty in gay hanky code. They’re laying it on way too thick about “harassment” though. It’s not a problem, it’s an opportunity!
Kelloggs Answers Requests For Tony Tiger Dick Pics With 'Adult Edition' Cereal Kept Behind Counter @Gawker @realtonytiger @ashleyfeinberg
— Dogpatch Press (@DogpatchPress) November 9, 2015
Anthrocon got a print-only news cover story that nobody saw online in July. Now it’s shared by RC Fox.
RC is an active organizer of Pittsburgh furry events. RC and Uncle Kage are the featured furry interviews, along with an assortment of local business owners. It’s a look at positive impact on Pittsburgh business. It’s straightforward with no surprises, but long and nice.
RC says: “This is still something I’m proud of.” Here’s a preview-only PDF.
I missed reading it in July, while collecting a huge list of media coverage of Anthrocon 2015. RC sent me something else that was overlooked from the list – an online gallery of attractive photos and Q&A’s with Anthrocon fursuiters. Post-Gazette.com – Meet The Furries.
Getting closer to the Great Fursplosion of 2016.
2016 is likely to cause an enormous influx of new generational furries. pic.twitter.com/leEbaSqGCY— Jasonafex (@JasonafexFA) November 1, 2015
Last Newsdump mentioned that Guardians of The Galaxy movie director James Gunn shared Rocket Raccoon Cosplay on his Facebook. I confirmed with the maker it was a Furry-inspired suit. While blockbuster movies are doing furry themes to attract old and new fans alike… furries are sneaking their own influence back. It’s not always a one-way street, sometimes it’s a dance.
British government accepts that porn is harmless.
This isn’t in any way Furry, but bear with me… you know about friction between furries who want to be family-safe, and ones who don’t. Well, the entire country of Britain was thinking about trying to block internet porn. It took them a few years, but their government just admitted that porn is harmless and nobody can find convincing evidence it isn’t. Kink is even a sign of mental well being. Keep in mind that, with few exceptions, all men watch porn (and lots and lots of women do.) That makes Furries no different than anyone else… they’re just open. (You can’t beat around the bush when interests get really specific.)
AMAZING FURRY NEWS COMING SOON – Wait Until You See What The Babyfurs Did In #7!
Bat Furries Just Came To Hang Out At Con— Dogpatch Press (@DogpatchPress) September 14, 2015
Mysterious Bulge On Squirrel Fursuit Leads To Discovery That It's Full Of Squirrels— Dogpatch Press (@DogpatchPress) September 13, 2015
Offended Furs Say Dragoneer Went To Grandma's Funeral Instead Of Fixing Trouble Tickets— Dogpatch Press (@DogpatchPress) September 14, 2015
New App Unzips Hidden Zippers 'Down There'— Dogpatch Press (@DogpatchPress) September 14, 2015
Batman Accepts 'Furry' Guest Of Honor Invite Just To Fuck With Furry-Haters— Dogpatch Press (@DogpatchPress) September 14, 2015
Mayor Of Pittsburgh Wants Cool Mayors To Stop Meowing At Him In Cafeteria— Dogpatch Press (@DogpatchPress) September 14, 2015
/co/ made that /co/llage by the way.
Also, furries are going to ruin Zootopia fur everybody.
Point me to the /co/ topic if you can 🙂 I don’t hang on chan boards.
Someone stole my Zootopia Nick sequence from here and reposted without credit for a couple hundred likes… no big deal, I borrowed the framegrabs from someone else anyways. http://dogpatch.press/2015/11/04/furry-halloween-treats/
Furries are going to make it AWESOME for everybody! Oh, but I actually have a topical post to write about that for next week. There is a corporate issue that’s going to ruin it for some.
4chan threads live, on average, for a few hours, and die forever. Things sometimes get archived, but that’s not the board culture. When a thread dies, people just make a new one. The collage was made by an anonymous poster (as it usually goes), and that’s all the information there is. Some dude made it.
Not sharing your optimism though; it’s not like non-furries give a dang about furry stuff. What you find awesome, might not be seen as such by a lot of other people. And considering how much drama garbage is in the fandom, I don’t think “regular people” will approve of furries “making the film awesome” for them.
The “Zootopia Junior Novelization” will be released by Amazon.com on January 19, 2016. If the coming movie’s plot hasn’t already been given away by then, that will do it.
Has anyone noticed that Amazon.com’s list of “Zootopia” books also includes “Inhuman Acts” edited by Iain Wolf, “The Shadows That Linger” and “All Alone in the Night” by M. Andrew Rudder, and my own “Funny Animals and More”, among others? This is a good way to get furry lit noticed by the general public.