Furry news and Snausage links of the week (5-22-14)

by Patch O'Furr

Worldwide furries: Russia and Belarus – Site losses this week – Fursuiting magic outdoors – Flayrah’s Newsbytes now added here

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- WORLDWIDE FURRIES: Russia and Belarus
BELFURENCE 1: “The first furry convention in Belarus. We rented a couple of houses in the middle of nowhere, at Braslav Lakes National Park.”
Amazing photos! Rough translating indicates that trouble in Ukraine led to a new event in a new location.
Some of the same furries appear in this parade: Dreamflash… 5000+ people parading for hugs, positivity, bright costumes, and soap bubbles.
A super cool answer to my older article, “Questions for Russian furry fans about anti-gay oppression“. Could simply wearing a fursuit get you in trouble? Not for these.

- SITE LOSSES THIS WEEK:
Popular blog Fuck Yeah Fursuiting is gone.
“Bad Karma shutters Ychan, Yiffy International, 420furs.org” – via Flayrah.
Furry News Network is gone (reported earlier this week in my thoughts about “Furry News.”)
It’s too bad to see potential community-wide resources fizzle. Many mailing lists and meets have high local activity but no reliable wider connection. Perhaps some day, one unified source could use “correspondents” to feed “channels” covering many local areas.

- MORE FURRY MAGIC OUTDOORS
This furmeet shows how to practice Sakura Fox’s fursuiting tips about interacting with the public. Amazingly adorable.

- COMING SOON: “ACADEMIC JOURNAL OPENS DOOR TO RESEARCH ON FURRY PORN” and “INTERVIEW WITH DR. TIBBALS.”
Academic interest, no controversy.

- FLAYRAH’S NEWSBYTES
Now summarized here, courtesy of Crossaffliction. Here’s a month’s worth. This may continue weekly.

May 2014 Newsbytes archive (part 1) – Contributors this archive include crossaffliction, dronon, Fred, GreenReaper, and Higgs Raccoon.

crossaffliction: Bob Hoskins, the live action star of Who Framed Roger Rabbit, has died of pneumonia at the age of 71.
dronon: Zarathus‘ costume-making skills get some attention outside the fandom.
dronon: It’s Free Comic Book Day! Amongst other things, there’s an issue of Rocket Raccoon and The Tick.
Fred: The male antechinus has nonstop sex until it drops dead.
Fred: Dancing peacock spiders.
dronon: The geek hierarchy needs to go: Why it’s time to stop hating furries and LARPers.
dronon: A game from the 29th Ludum Dare competition: Kitsuni.
Higgs Raccoon: Lee Marshall, the most recent voice of Tony the Tiger, has died of esophageal cancer, age 64.
GreenReaper: Forget Planet of the Apes – just one loose gorilla was enough to terrify this Victorian ship’s crew.
GreenReaper: These fish might look a little like tadpoles, but so would you if you lived five miles beneath the waves.
Guardians of the Galaxy trailer #2
dronon: Helpful (funny) charts: How to properly pet animals.
Higgs Raccoon: Animated movie Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return opens in the US, has really bad debut.
Higgs Raccoon: Cat saves child from dog attack.
Higgs Raccoon: Alvin and the Chipmunks 4 has been pushed back from December 2015 to December 2016.
Higgs Raccoon: More Rocket Raccoon: Guardians of the Galaxy trailer #2.

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