So here we are, five months later. This shit is still going, getting louder and
more annoying. People are doxxing each other, block lists are being passed
around, chat logs are being leaked and a lot of digital bits are being spilled.
People are accusing each other of killing the fandom and saying that
it’s already dead or something. Others are taking the true spirit of iconoclasm
and applying it to the fandom’s reputation and history. All the while a lot of
people are looking on as shit gets more and more outlandish.
Holy shit, this really is Burned Furs 2.0. I never thought I’d see another
fandom-wide shitfest like it, but here we are. What a time to be alive.
So this started out as a tweetstorm, but I thought it might be better as a blog
post, so here goes.
So we seem to be having a bit of an issue right now with neo-Nazis in the furry
fandom. Now, whether these people are actual neo-Nazis or just middle class punk
kids looking to get a rise out of people is another question, but for the time
being, I am going to take these people at their word and assume they actually
believe in the tenets of National Socialism. After all, when you retweet posts
celebrating Hitler’s birthday, you just might be a neo-Nazi.
This post began as a series of tweets, in reaction to Furry Weekend Atlanta’s
they were going to try something different to replace the fursuit parade. This
is, of course, a divisive issue. Some people have called parades “death marches”
(which I think is a bit of an exaggeration) while others are apoplectic with
rage that their favorite event of the con is changing.
Putting this here for a friend, but if others want to check it out, you’re welcome to. I’ve been a Mac user for the last ~10 years, and here are a series of my favorite Mac programs and some tips for new Mac users.
Tho’ much is taken, much abides; and tho’
We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are;
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.
Since having our first child in 2012, we have really been struggling with one thing I hadn’t anticipated on struggling with - an inability to travel because both my wife and I had small cars. She drove a Mazda Protege, and I a Toyota Tacoma.
When you have a toddler, it’s hard to do things. Even simple things, like going to the movies. So with the grandparents watching her, we were finally able to get to go see Frozen - a full three months (nearly) after it opened.
Wow. Hands down the best Disney movie since The Lion King hit theaters 20 years ago. Probably the best movie I’ve seen since Avatar as well. The animation was gorgeous, the music was top-notch, and story was refreshingly different from typical Disney “princess” fare.
So without a doubt you’ve seen the reports about the “Snowpocalypse” we had in the southeast. “Two inches,” they keep saying, paralyzed an entire region. They then look smugly down on us poor southern hicks, unable to deal with two simple inches of snow. “We get x inches a day here!”
Wow. I can’t believe it has been 12 years since the last time I skied. And I can’t believe that I had forgotten how much I loved it.
Yes, the last time I skied was just after Christmas in 2002, at Winterplace in West Virginia. When I lived in Tennessee, getting up to Winterplace was only about three and a half hours - easily doable for a day trip. But living in Huntsville makes that an almost seven hour drive.