Fursuiting from Minnesota to Moscow, and sentient beast fables – Newsdump (6/8/15)
by Patch O'Furr
Headlines, links and little stories to make your tail wag. Tips are always welcome.
Picked up a newspaper today and yes @MNFurs is front page top article in the variety section of @StarTribune pic.twitter.com/UM6GOH1srN— Kurst in State of Yote (@hyperyote) June 4, 2015
“Call of the wild: Local Furries say they are misunderstood.”
A Minnesota newspaper has a standard-issue “meet the furries” article. The last Newsdump (5/28/15) reported that MNFurs have been growing with an active community, a registered nonprofit, and a new convention (Furry Migration.) Their activity caught the notice of their local newspaper, and reporters went to their picnic. The article includes these standard features: 1) All-fursuiter gallery 2) Apologetic sex denial 3) Weirdos aren’t so bad! We see it over and over, but it was very well received, and it’s OK if the news readers haven’t seen it before. There’s also a wedding, frisbee and hugs… The more of that, the better. MNfurs discuss the article on their forum.
International mascot Trip E. Collie goes to France.
An April Newsdump shared Trip’s surprising experience of seeing his fursuit photo advertising a large international festival in France. Trip went there to meet the organizers, and possibly sit down with them for a bowl of kibble. Good boy!
Animation and books
Mort(e), by Robert Repino, gets a great review about “Sentient beast” fables. Read the rest of this entry »