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Fur and Loathing in Las Vegas
well, i just watched the show CSI and they decided to take a shot at the furry community *no pun intended*

what is it with the misrepresentation of the furry community anyway?
Greg, plague_dog, and even my own mother reminded me to watch the show tonight, and mom said that they were most definitely going to show the unfavorable side of the community. granted, there are people who do that, but from what i gather, Fur Cons have artists and auctions and activities there too, its not just one big fashion show where people bark and squeak and roar at each other. In fact, most of the furs i met RARELY even act furry.

That was kind of funny how the ranger thought the coon guy was a coyote though, lol!

but anyhoo..moving on..i like how the wolf was portrayed. I like how they actually attempted to see that people DO pay a lot of attention to the details of the behaviors of their "animal". that Sexy Kitty thing kind of creeped me out, but the sad part is, its not far from the truth that there are a lot of icky guys out there who pose as sexy female animals. You'd think by now someone would have realized he was a guy though. And im surprised they failed to mention that most of the furry community is gay. You cant deny that fact...its pretty on the ball =P

did anyone else notice that they kind of "forced" the furry vocab words, like.."yiff" and "scritch" to the point where it seemed like the actor, who was trying to convincingly act as a fur, had no idea what the hell they were talking about?

Also, for a cop, that one chick didnt take the "ive seen everything and ill just humor the witnesses" attitude the guy did, and i thought that was very poor form and it irritated me, but i guess thats just her character.

what really is going to suck about all this is im probably going to have to explain the whole furry thing to my roommate tomorrow, and now that this is her first impression, its going to be hard to come down from all of that. *dreads tomorrow*

im interested to hear some input, anyone see it?

Current Mood: disappointed disappointed

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ebonytigress From: ebonytigress Date: October 30th, 2003 10:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
well they have to find the most interesting outlandish thing to put on T.V. O.o otherwise it's not -as- interesting and bizzarre.

I wasn't so bothered by sexy kitty being male since I know someone who is male but doesn't feel he is as a gender. And just talking to him you wouldn't know that he isn't a human female. and that's fine by me :)

And everyone i've met here have been so cool :) I'm looking forward to going to my first con tomorrow! :D I'll have a table and take lotsa pics :).
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: October 30th, 2003 11:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
i wasnt bothered by sexy kitty being a male either, since a really good friend of mine is a transgender and i love him to death =) *loves*

but its just kind of weird that no one would have known he was a guy in the first place. when my friend goes to Con's everyone sees what "he" looks like in real life. I guess what im saying is, im surprised the mask didnt come off at any point. after all, theyre in Las Vegas. it DOES get hot there.
ebonytigress From: ebonytigress Date: October 30th, 2003 11:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
it -did- look like it'd be awfully hot X.x I couldn't wear a suit, I'd panic and die. They weren't really going for too much sense in that episode o.<

plus i'm disturbed by people in costumes..and fear clowns x.x
From: moonbug Date: October 31st, 2003 07:47 am (UTC) (Link)
I had to say to my boyfriend "I just draw animals!!!" After the episode. It really disturbed him.

I think I was mostly disturbed that this, along with the MTV special and the idiot "I'm a real werewolf" guy that we saw on TV earlier last month, is how the "Furry" world is represented.

And yeah, some of those suits were horrid. If the people are as obsessed as that episode made them out to be, and even obsessed enough to wear latex costumes for hours on end, doncha think they'd get something that actually fit well?

And Catherine's character always has facial expressions that say "ohhhhh-kay, you're a nut job" - and Grissom is always very curious or at least blase about everything. :P

I left my other comments on the Yerf forum. Except for the one where I think CSI producers will do anything to make Vegas look like the most deviant place in the world.
joeypoey From: joeypoey Date: October 31st, 2003 01:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think I was mostly disturbed that this, along with the MTV special and the idiot "I'm a real werewolf" guy that we saw on TV earlier last month, is how the "Furry" world is represented."

Welcome to my world. I've been skateboarding five years and who's my ambassador thanks to MTV? Bam-freaking-Margera and the rest of Jackass. I'm so sick of the image he's attaching to me in people's brains. And people wonder why I hate MTV. I think perhaps seeing multiple cultures you belong to be represented on a mass-media scale will make you a little bitter...

Don't get me started on what they did to hip hop either.
likeshine From: likeshine Date: October 31st, 2003 08:53 am (UTC) (Link)

i got a lot of hell from my boy and my buddy steve during the ep, and iiiii'm not even a furry. i just do the arts, yanno? but marc (boyfriend) was wasted and started yelling "YOU YIFF WITH SEXY KITTY!!!!"


i thought the ep was funny. sure, the general public is probably now terrified of fursuiters, but... one thing that did bug me is the names. linda lamb, rocky raccoon, etc... they didnt sound like furry names, they sounded like cartoon characters.
From: plague_dog Date: October 31st, 2003 01:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
I thought it was hilarious. But I have a feeling it'll actually end up drawing more people into 'furry', since they portrayed it as just a freaky subculture where a few of the members have fursuit orgies. I can imagine most the mainstream will be disappointed to realize it's actually just a bunch of computer nerds who like cartoon animal art (for the most part). At least it wasn't anywhere near as bad as the MTV or Vanity Fair documentaries from a while back.
From: ex_kcravenyo833 Date: November 1st, 2003 03:30 am (UTC) (Link)
I never did get to see that :\. I was wondering what everyone was so worked up about. o.o
From: (Anonymous) Date: November 3rd, 2003 07:47 am (UTC) (Link)
Yes, it was a bit disappointing... but it could've been so much worse. At least it didn't turn out to be a murder, right? At least they didn't portray furries as psychopathic killers.

I also did like the wolf. He actually talked some sense. It's also good that they didn't give him a name... Wally Wolf? *ugh*

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