There been a spat of fake news concerning so called right wing elements in the furry fandom . The report was constructed around a few member and tweets instead of serious investigative journalism. I dare say Motherbod has much credibility as Alt-Right and that is not saying much for ether. There no corresponding report in establish news media or mention of alt-furries in overtly White Supremacist sites like Stormfront.
I finally got a chance to watch the document Frusonas being streamed on Hulu.
Fursona is a documentary by first time producer Dominic Rodriguez. This movie is an attempt to explain furry fandom though the eyes of group of fursuiters. While the movie tries to deal with media sensationalism, the documentary is drag down by generalizations, questionable motivations and yellow journalism. The movie seems to fall into same mediocre reporting like the sensationalist media not as sensational.
We had our furry meet up on Friday on opening night to see Zootopia at a local Portland area theater on March 4. We all enjoyed the movie. Normally I never see a movie on the opening weekend, I wait a few week before seeing it or wait until redbox has it. I am also amazed how Zootopia has taken the furry fandom by storm. I do not believe at no time a movie that was seen by the fandom in mass. Many fur groups organized meets at theaters, some groups rented the entire theater for a private showing. Over all I enjoyed the movie. The message of tolerance was there but it was not preachy. What the media has missed is not Judy Hopps experienced bias but how she deals with, and it not like your typical liberal response, she went out and her best and 100% more instead of protesting for an entitlement.
What really works for me was the details. Most furries scale animals to human size, what animators of Zootopia did was to draw the animals to natural then scaled the world around them. For example rodents have their own neighborhood and homes and transportation are scaled to rodent scale.
In other news I am very skeptical of buzzfeed and the claims that Disney is marketing to the furry fandom. After all we are relatively still a small fandom. It more like both Disney putting out a movie and our furry interest has intersected. I also doubt the legitimacy of the so-called leaked letter. First of all it was not Disney but a third party promotion firm. I also been to the furlife site and have seen only one post about the letter.
If one thing anybody should know about the furry fandom is we are fans of anthropomorphic animals in art, literature, role-play and cosplay. Zootopia does represent the fandom in this; We create anthropomorphic characters them speculate the world like and they live in and how they react in this world through art, literature, fursuiting and role-play.
By now one has head how a pattern of misbehavior and vandalism has case Rainfurrest to lose it hotel venue for 2016, and possible the convention. There been a lot written about his but I do have a few issues.
Recently I got into a bit of a scuffle with Patch o Furr at Dog Patch press over what I perceived was an attempt to coopt furry fandom into Bay Area LGBT culture by declaring SF as the furry Mecca . Usually Patch does a good job bring up stories, but he has at times have San Francisco queer culture myopic view which come across as declaring a generalization of furry fandom, in my opinion. . I am sorry Patch, words means things. When we look a the use of idiom of Mecca it can be a palace of importance that attracts a lot of people or a center of importance people look to i.e. Silicon Valley as a Mecca of the tech world. I confess I may be reading too much to Patch’s ranting of SF being the fury mecca . Still I objected to it and here was his reply in another column.
“This story is dedicated to furry friend Acton, a “conservative activist” and Hello Kitty collector who gets very upset to see these events welcomed by the community. He insists that he is “100% heterosexual”, and wants you to stop making him think about a diesel driving daddy bear cuddling up to read Hello Kitty bedtime stories with him. Express yourself, hun! This dedication is brought to you by the color pink, and the word Apophasis.”