August 2nd, 2016
A little bit ago, I posted about some memories of furry fandom and not long after, I got into a discussion with a friend who was also part of the fandom a long, long time ago. We started talking about roleplaying on the MUCKs and how it really changed over time. One of the biggest changes we recognized was the change from just being in character to playing “scenes” and this really seemed to epitomize the change from just being a fun place to hang out to being a fetish haven.
July 31st, 2016
I had a dream last night, a dream about something I rarely think about these days, that’s my life in furry fandom, more specifically, about how fun it used to be to hang out on the furry MUCKs. Yes, I was a proud and active member of furrydom, once upon a time.
Because honestly, it was fun, back at the beginning. Before the dark times. Before the perverts. And sometimes, as bad as the bad times were, the good times were really fantastic and I really wish that those could come back.
So here’s what I remember most fondly about those times.
March 30th, 2016
I just wanted to do a quick wrap post on this year’s convention because we really recognized a few things this year that, maybe we had seen in the past but really hit home this year. I just wanted to give my thoughts on the convention and the state of fandom today and why, even though I plan to keep going, conventions really don’t matter today.
March 27th, 2016
Well, it’s all over but the pain and suffering we feel from walking mile upon mile all weekend. But it was fun. There are only a couple of things to add today and I plan on doing a full convention wrap-up later in the week, so look for that.
So, how did the final day of Wondercon 2016 go? Meet you below the fold.
March 26th, 2016
Half of the exhibit hall.
Well, six hours of sleep later, I’m getting ready to drive out to Wondercon 2016 day 2. I’m too old for this crap. I mean, I started going to San Diego Comicon in 1974 and went pretty much straight through 2009. I’ve been going to Wondercon since it came down to Southern California in 2012. It’s a lot of fun but it’s punishing for my old bones. I know I’ll be in a ton of pain on Monday, which everyone takes off to recover, but it’s usually worth it.
So, knowing just how screwed things were yesterday, is this going to be better or worse?
March 25th, 2016
Well, the time is finally here. As I write this, it’s the morning of the first day of the convention and I have no idea how things will go. They were finally getting into the groove at their old venue and now they’ve moved and considering how screwed up things were their first year at the Anaheim Convention Center, I’m a little nervous how things will go today. But that said, I’ve been looking forward to this for the entire year. It’s a little farther of a drive and the parking fees are ridiculous ($30 a day or $75 for the weekend prepaid, we picked the second option) but without further ado, at least from your perspective, here’s how the first day of Wondercon 2016 went.
November 17th, 2015
This isn’t rocket science but I’m amazed at how many people just can’t figure out that what they’re doing is absolutely wrong and patently illegal and think that the copyright owners are somehow cracking down on them unfairly.
But instead of acknowledging that they are doing anything wrong, they’re trying to skirt the system so they can keep making that sweet, sweet illegal money. What the hell is wrong with these people?
October 6th, 2015
I know this is probably just another case of whining irresponsible online idiots who want everything done for them, but geez, it drives me crazy when an online discussion is going on, in a clearly marked thread, and someone comes by and cries how horrible everyone is because they’ve spoiled some aspect of the plot for them! How awful!
Well moron, if you didn’t want to get spoiled, why did you go into a clearly marked thread for the subject matter you didn’t want spoiled? Are you stupid? And then, after you made a mistake, why did you act like it was everyone else’s responsibility to keep you from being spoiled?
July 21st, 2015
Over on TheRPF, there’s a discussion going on about Disney, now that they own a lot of popular media properties, going postal on costumers and unauthorized prop makers and there are a lot of people up in arms, calling Disney all kinds of names, just because they might call in the infamous Disney lawyers on people who are doing things under the table. But there is one very important thing that these people are forgetting, one thing they absolutely refuse to acknowledge: Disney is 100% within their legal rights to do it if they choose to do so!
May 10th, 2015
I’ve tried out a lot of fannish podcasts over the years, some of which I keep and many of which I discard because they just don’t appeal to me, because their hosts are obnoxious, because they are long and boring, etc. As a podcaster myself, there are a lot of technical problems that drive me crazy and the presence of absurd vocal tics, a complete lack of editing and no self-control will have me turning off a podcast faster than you can say “zipadeedoodah”.
However, there’s something else that has bothered me a lot that I wanted to talk about, something that has made it virtually impossible to find podcasts in some genres to listen to.