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2018-03-05 02:40:04 PM  
No amount of PR is ever going to make that group appear normal. Their problem isn't that they're "misunderstood". Their problem is that the rest of us found out that they exist.

/if you call your hobbies "fandoms" please don't talk to me
 
2018-03-05 02:59:47 PM  
Furry Nation: Inside America's most misunderstood subculture

It's true, I was five when I first saw this movie

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I was 12 before it occurred to me what was going on.
 
2018-03-05 03:03:54 PM  
No mention of Nazi Furs, or "We're only into Nazi cosplay because of the style... ... and a burning hatred of Jews".
 
2018-03-05 03:23:58 PM  
Someone's been reading @SwiftOnSecurity.
 
2018-03-05 03:25:34 PM  
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Is it strange that my first thought was "Either they are going to catch themselves on fire or have grease splatters all over their damn fursuit"
 
2018-03-05 03:25:38 PM  

Mugato: Furry Nation: Inside America's most misunderstood subculture

It's true, I was five when I first saw this movie

[img.fark.net image 300x168]

I was 12 before it occurred to me what was going on.


What movie is that from? I've seen that image pop up here from time to time and have been curious.
 
2018-03-05 03:28:54 PM  
Don't look at me. I "yiffed" with Kodos!
 
2018-03-05 03:29:08 PM  

Burr: [huckcdn.lwlies.com image 850x1273]
Is it strange that my first thought was "Either they are going to catch themselves on fire or have grease splatters all over their damn fursuit"


My thought was that that dog isn't wearing clothes, and EVERYONE knows it's a bad idea to do any frying while naked.

badcommand: Mugato: Furry Nation: Inside America's most misunderstood subculture

It's true, I was five when I first saw this movie

[img.fark.net image 300x168]

I was 12 before it occurred to me what was going on.

What movie is that from? I've seen that image pop up here from time to time and have been curious.


Yeah, I bet you're "curious"... NTTAWWT

It's from a party at the Overlook Hotel. Just tell 'em Jack sent you.
 
2018-03-05 03:29:19 PM  

Burr: [huckcdn.lwlies.com image 850x1273]
Is it strange that my first thought was "Either they are going to catch themselves on fire or have grease splatters all over their damn fursuit"


Having survived a nasty burn to the back myself, my thought was "how on earth would you get out of an outfit like that if it were to go up in flames, and how well can he really see what he's doing?"

/not even the most farked up situation in TFA
 
2018-03-05 03:30:29 PM  
"Furries". Are those those women who insist on having pubic bushes straight from 1975?
 
2018-03-05 03:30:39 PM  

Leandros A: No amount of PR is ever going to make that group appear normal. Their problem isn't that they're "misunderstood". Their problem is that the rest of us found out that they exist.

/if you call your hobbies "fandoms" please don't talk to me


Yeah, I'm taking advice from a "man" from Greece.
 
2018-03-05 03:32:36 PM  

badcommand: Mugato: Furry Nation: Inside America's most misunderstood subculture

It's true, I was five when I first saw this movie

[img.fark.net image 300x168]

I was 12 before it occurred to me what was going on.

What movie is that from? I've seen that image pop up here from time to time and have been curious.


It's from The Shining. Those are supposedly ghosts of pasts guests in a hotel Jack Nicholson loses his mind while care taking. Highly recommended.
 
2018-03-05 03:32:47 PM  
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Reverse Lizard People?
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2018-03-05 03:34:06 PM  

Mugato: badcommand: Mugato: Furry Nation: Inside America's most misunderstood subculture

It's true, I was five when I first saw this movie

[img.fark.net image 300x168]

I was 12 before it occurred to me what was going on.

What movie is that from? I've seen that image pop up here from time to time and have been curious.

It's from The Shining. Those are supposedly ghosts of pasts guests in a hotel Jack Nicholson loses his mind while care taking. Highly recommended.


Ahh thanks! I've avoided the movie because the book was fantastic and I didn't want the movie to spoil it.
 
2018-03-05 03:34:07 PM  
Also, a lizard suit technically a furry, or would it  be a scaly?
 
2018-03-05 03:34:31 PM  

chachi88: Leandros A: No amount of PR is ever going to make that group appear normal. Their problem isn't that they're "misunderstood". Their problem is that the rest of us found out that they exist.

/if you call your hobbies "fandoms" please don't talk to me

Yeah, I'm taking advice from a "man" from Greece.


It wasn't advice so much as a request for mercy.
 
2018-03-05 03:38:35 PM  

badcommand: Ahh thanks! I've avoided the movie because the book was fantastic and I didn't want the movie to spoil it.


The movie is a lot different from the book. Or so I've heard. I didn't read the book but I watched the miniseries that King endorsed because it was faithful to the book and it was terrible.
 
2018-03-05 03:44:10 PM  

Burr: [huckcdn.lwlies.com image 850x1273]
Is it strange that my first thought was "Either they are going to catch themselves on fire or have grease splatters all over their damn fursuit"


Yeah, that's not safe.
 
2018-03-05 03:44:14 PM  
In before 'purify it'

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2018-03-05 03:44:50 PM  

Ghastly: No mention of Nazi Furs, or "We're only into Nazi cosplay because of the style... ... and a burning hatred of Jews".


Didn't read the whole article didya?
 
2018-03-05 03:46:35 PM  

Mugato: badcommand: Ahh thanks! I've avoided the movie because the book was fantastic and I didn't want the movie to spoil it.

The movie is a lot different from the book. Or so I've heard. I didn't read the book but I watched the miniseries that King endorsed because it was faithful to the book and it was terrible.


Yes, it is different, but it is Kubrick and very good. They are both good, both different. If King endorses it, it usually sucks.
 
2018-03-05 03:49:40 PM  

Mugato: badcommand: Ahh thanks! I've avoided the movie because the book was fantastic and I didn't want the movie to spoil it.

The movie is a lot different from the book. Or so I've heard. I didn't read the book but I watched the miniseries that King endorsed because it was faithful to the book and it was terrible.


The book was excellent. I'll have to check out the movie one of these days.
 
2018-03-05 03:50:44 PM  

RoomFullOfMonkeys: Burr: [huckcdn.lwlies.com image 850x1273]
Is it strange that my first thought was "Either they are going to catch themselves on fire or have grease splatters all over their damn fursuit"

Yeah, that's not safe.


He's going to go up like Michael Jackson in a Pepsi commercial. Or a freebasing Richard Pryor if you're older.
 
2018-03-05 04:05:31 PM  
The lizard would work for a Star Trek con.
 
2018-03-05 04:14:44 PM  
What I find more odd about TFA is that it's a bunch of older people.
 
2018-03-05 04:15:16 PM  

Ghastly: No mention of Nazi Furs, or "We're only into Nazi cosplay because of the style... ... and a burning hatred of Jews".


They thankfully did not have a childrens show.

Why yes, I do still reference your work.
 
2018-03-05 04:18:04 PM  
Furry Superheroes Are The Grossest (Furry Force Part 3)
Youtube zEmh5a_wSyw


Parts 1 and 2 are hilarious, too.
 
2018-03-05 04:18:15 PM  

Leandros A: No amount of PR is ever going to make that group appear normal. Their problem isn't that they're "misunderstood". Their problem is that the rest of us found out that they exist.

/if you call your hobbies "fandoms" please don't talk to me


Thou doth protest faster than anyone else
 
2018-03-05 04:38:18 PM  
Yet still not as embarrassing as commissioning a Been Garrison comic.
 
2018-03-05 04:47:07 PM  
Those suits don't look to be ventilated at all, I'm guessing they're hot as hell. They also don't look like they would be something you can just toss in the washing machine either. The smell inside of them must be something awful.
 
2018-03-05 04:50:36 PM  

badcommand: Mugato: badcommand: Mugato: Furry Nation: Inside America's most misunderstood subculture

It's true, I was five when I first saw this movie

[img.fark.net image 300x168]

I was 12 before it occurred to me what was going on.

What movie is that from? I've seen that image pop up here from time to time and have been curious.

It's from The Shining. Those are supposedly ghosts of pasts guests in a hotel Jack Nicholson loses his mind while care taking. Highly recommended.

Ahh thanks! I've avoided the movie because the book was fantastic and I didn't want the movie to spoil it.


I love both the movie and the book. IIRC, King thinks that the problem with the movie is that it makes it look like the hotel made Jack snap, rather than his own inner demons. I disagree, I was able to get the message that the hotel merely embraced those demons and made him do what he did. I love the movie, especially when I got to finally see it on the big screen. It's wonderfully farked up in a dark theater.

Mugato: badcommand: Ahh thanks! I've avoided the movie because the book was fantastic and I didn't want the movie to spoil it.

The movie is a lot different from the book. Or so I've heard. I didn't read the book but I watched the miniseries that King endorsed because it was faithful to the book and it was terrible.


Yeah, I was hopeful for the miniseries. I always liked the part in the book when he's walking down the hall with the croquet mallet booming off the walls(Not exactly croquet, I know, but I can't remember the actual name of the game), and the topiary was always something I wanted to see in the Kubrick movie.

Even with those two, the miniseries was bland and unexciting. It was still before they started experimenting with just how far they could push the boundaries on cable TV, and nobody yet had even tried the huge blockbuster series' and custom-made-for-cable thing that has taken off in the last 15 years or so. If they re-did it now, being as gory and brutal as they wanted, it might be different, but the miniseries was just too blah...
 
2018-03-05 04:50:59 PM  

Burr: [huckcdn.lwlies.com image 850x495]

Reverse Lizard People?
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For some reason that made me think of this.
Human/Alien Disguise Unmask 02
Youtube T-mK5IGx-5M
 
2018-03-05 04:51:18 PM  
I never figured out why I should care about the existence of furries beyond empathizing with them and laughing at how upset they make people.
 
2018-03-05 04:55:19 PM  

fortheloveof: Yet still not as embarrassing as commissioning a Been Garrison comic.


Or forwarding a Ben Garrison cartoon for any reason other than to ridicule it.
 
2018-03-05 04:56:45 PM  

Smackledorfer: I never figured out why I should care about the existence of furries beyond empathizing with them and laughing at how upset they make people.


I don't think anyone is upset that they exist. They are an absolutely hilarious train wreck.
 
2018-03-05 04:58:43 PM  

Mikey1969: I love both the movie and the book. IIRC, King thinks that the problem with the movie is that it makes it look like the hotel made Jack snap, rather than his own inner demons


The biggest problem with the movie IMO is that being a theatrical film, they only had about two hours so Jack had to go crazy rather quickly. But since Kubrick gave Shelly Duvall a nervous breakdown as it was, that's about as long as they could have done. It's still one of the scariest movies ever.

As for the topiary, I don't see any convincing way they could have done it in 1982 and the CGI ones in the miniseries looked bad.
 
2018-03-05 04:59:53 PM  

badcommand: Smackledorfer: I never figured out why I should care about the existence of furries beyond empathizing with them and laughing at how upset they make people.

I don't think anyone is upset that they exist. They are an absolutely hilarious train wreck.


Based on the hatred and the Leandroses, I disagree with your claim.
 
2018-03-05 05:01:48 PM  

ReapTheChaos: Those suits don't look to be ventilated at all, I'm guessing they're hot as hell. They also don't look like they would be something you can just toss in the washing machine either. The smell inside of them must be something awful.


Oh, I'm sure that they get them professionally cleaned. Having worked next to the wig shop for drag queens in Phoenix, I can tell you that people spend serious coin on their hobbies/passions, I would guess the same thing for the furries.

Those drag queens brought some serious wigs in and spent hundreds of dollars getting them cleaned.
 
2018-03-05 05:18:53 PM  

ReapTheChaos: Those suits don't look to be ventilated at all, I'm guessing they're hot as hell. They also don't look like they would be something you can just toss in the washing machine either. The smell inside of them must be something awful.


My wife found out that her cousin was a furry, dressed as a Siberian husky. We were at a party at his house and when I went to put my coat in his bedroom I saw it hanging in the partially opened closet. I knew he wasn't working part time as a team mascot. As much as we would have loved to tell everyone we decided to respect his privacy. I finally fessed up to him that I saw the costume, that I didn't care about it but was curious about how hot they got. He said that most just had mesh vents while other had fans. He said that he would take it to a costume cleaner that some of the theaters used.
 
2018-03-05 05:34:22 PM  

Mugato: RoomFullOfMonkeys: Burr: [huckcdn.lwlies.com image 850x1273]
Is it strange that my first thought was "Either they are going to catch themselves on fire or have grease splatters all over their damn fursuit"

Yeah, that's not safe.

He's going to go up like Michael Jackson in a Pepsi commercial. Or a freebasing Richard Pryor if you're older.


I always find that out of place, especially is the case of this lil fella, tho, I think "going up like James Hetfield who took a potassium nitrate money shot to the face" works better ;)
 
2018-03-05 05:36:15 PM  

Mugato: Mikey1969: I love both the movie and the book. IIRC, King thinks that the problem with the movie is that it makes it look like the hotel made Jack snap, rather than his own inner demons

The biggest problem with the movie IMO is that being a theatrical film, they only had about two hours so Jack had to go crazy rather quickly. But since Kubrick gave Shelly Duvall a nervous breakdown as it was, that's about as long as they could have done. It's still one of the scariest movies ever.

As for the topiary, I don't see any convincing way they could have done it in 1982 and the CGI ones in the miniseries looked bad.


Yep, it's the problem with putting most King stuff into movie form. There's always a lot of cool shiat that has to get cut. I think they did a GREAT job, and this is a pretty good example of what cutting stuff means. Look at the other miniseries', It and The Stand are OK, they have their own thing, but they aren't great because it is better to keep the non-TV friendly stuff than it is ti make a longer production at the sacrifice of the true horror of his stories. I think the horror needs to be there, not all of the little stuff they have to cut out(And I LOVE all of that little shiat in the books.).

And I agree about the topiary, they couldn't put it in back in '82. And the miniseries was so early in the CGI boom that I can believe it looked bad(It's been so long and I was so underwhelmed overall that I've kinda forgotten). Part of what they screwed up in the early boom is that there was no depth of field, everything was in focus, regardless of how close it was to the viewpoint. That's one of the things they've fixed over the years.

But I thin I would rather just have the Kubrick version be the final version rather than take the gamble of a remake and ending up with a Dark Tower rather than an It.
 
2018-03-05 05:46:20 PM  

Burr: Also, a lizard suit technically a furry, or would it  be a scaly?


I asked the same question once.

People told me to stop duct taping squid to my body in an effort to cosplay as the Overfiend.

Never did get an answer, though.
 
2018-03-05 06:00:19 PM  

Mikey1969: ReapTheChaos: Those suits don't look to be ventilated at all, I'm guessing they're hot as hell. They also don't look like they would be something you can just toss in the washing machine either. The smell inside of them must be something awful.

Oh, I'm sure that they get them professionally cleaned. Having worked next to the wig shop for drag queens in Phoenix, I can tell you that people spend serious coin on their hobbies/passions, I would guess the same thing for the furries.

Those drag queens brought some serious wigs in and spent hundreds of dollars getting them cleaned.


Drag queens i could believe, but somehow the kind of people who dress this way don't strike me as the type who place personal hygiene high on their priority list.
 
2018-03-05 06:19:58 PM  

Mikey1969: Those drag queens brought some serious wigs in and spent hundreds of dollars getting them cleaned.


Gross.
 
2018-03-05 06:21:43 PM  
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2018-03-05 06:44:50 PM  
Didn't this "fandom" have their own show on NBC for a while called Grim or something?
 
2018-03-05 06:47:52 PM  
I ain't gonna argue how weird Furries can be, but the sure have it better off than they did fifteen years ago what with the witch hunts and cyberbullying and the sectarian violence what with the broken remains and smell of burnt fur and scorched flesh and suchlike.

They even let the fursuits into the General Sci-fi conventions and they got awesome craftsmanship.
 
2018-03-05 07:30:21 PM  

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2018-03-05 07:40:14 PM  

Mikey1969: "Furries". Are those those women who insist on having pubic bushes straight from 1975?


"If I can find my car keys, we'll drive out of here." Punchline to a related ancient joke.
 Also: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uK92N​Y​wBMts
 
2018-03-05 07:55:29 PM  
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