avril lavigne changed me
Hello nice 2 meet u I am a Dog
Sergeant Stubby, so named for his lack of a tail, was a stray pitbull found wandering Yale campus by some soldiers there during drill.
"He learned the bugle calls, the drills, and even a modified dog salute as he put his right paw on his right eyebrow when a salute was executed by his fellow soldiers."
He was smuggled into WW1 by a soldier, and allowed to stay when he saluted the man who would later become his commanding officer.
He was sent to the trenches where he was under constant enemy fire for over a month. He was wounded in the leg by a German hand grenade, sent to a hospital to convalesce, then returned to the front lines…
After being wounded in a gas attack, Stubby developed such a sensitivity that he would run and bark and alert the other soldiers of incoming gas attacks AND artillery attacks precious seconds before they occurred, saving countless lives. A canine early warming system.
He would go into no man’s land, find wounded men, shouting in English, And stay with them, barking, until medics arrived.
He once captured a German spy.
The spy, mapping out Allied trenches, tried to call to Stubby, but Stubby got aggressive and then chased down and attacked the spy when he attempted to flee, allowing Allied soldiers to capture him.
For this he was awarded the rank of Sergeant- the first dog to do so.
After helping the Allies retake Château-Thierry in France, Sergeant Stubby was sewn a uniform by the women of the town, on which to wear his many medals.
He went on to meet multiple Presidents, dignitaries and ambassadors and become the mascot of Georgetown University football.
There is nothing about this that is not magical.
A very good dog.
Me trying to be friends with other artists
Mondo Disney SXSW posters.
As a follow up to the Jungle book, more beautiful Mondo posters.
Ratatouille by Aaron Horkey
The Sword in the Stone by Rich Kelly
The Rescuers by David Petersen
The Black Cauldron by Francesco Francavilla
Aladdin by Tom Whalen
The Black Hole by Kilian Eng
hey dude , did you hear that one song by blink 182 about fucking a dog? hold on check this out.
i pass you my beats headphones
this looks like the beginning of a trailer for a bad road trip movie
ok you know what? This an actual legitimate thing
Furry is a fandom like any other. Unfortunately it is one where the negative aspects of it are taken by public media, and pretty much hung out for all to see and laugh at. Imagine if they did that with yaoi or slash. Or imagine if Jimmy Kimmel wanted to do an interview on Homestucks, and took a kid in the LOL BUCKETS stage who skipped to Act 5 and put her on the show to represent the entire FANDOM.
Then imagine a bunch of TV shows talk about the How to Train Your Dragon fandom, but instead of bringing up the amazing art an cosplay, they insinuate that we all dress up like Dragons and fuck each other.
THAT IS LITERALLY WHAT IT IS LIKE.
Now imagine, you like cartoon animals. Maybe you like the porn, who cares. Its private, and I’ve seen WAY weirder in other fandoms. We know you arent LITERALLY fucking your dog, so who cares.
But the other fandoms laugh at you too. They think its funny. They think its funny when you try to defend yourself. They think its funny when you get angry. They think its ok to laugh at you.
You know what?
When members of my family saw my fursuit they assumed it was sexual and thought I was making costumes for people to have sex in. They were worried and disgusted.
Do you have ANY idea how awkward and uncomfortable it is to have to reassure your family that no. I am not, in fact, going to use this thing in sexual encounters.
Imagine if your family saw that you were in the Supernatural fandom, and automatically asked to see all the Dean and Castiel porn you had, automatically assumed you looked at it, automatically assumed it was any of their business.
Fursuits are fuckin art okay? They take a long time to make. They are incredibly DIFFICULT to make. They are expensive to build or buy, and they are hot as FUCK to wear. On top of that a good portion of fursuiters dont talk. Its legitimate fucking improvisational performance art. And it is CONSTANTLY reduced to merely a fetish.
Theyre cosplay on HARD MODE. And UNLESS you are wearing a Renamon or Toothless quadsuit, you’re obviously going to fuck someone in that tonight.
I’m not saying fucksuits don’t exist. All I’m saying is that I’ve been in the Furry fandom for like 5 years AND IVE NEVER SEEN ONE. IVE NEVER SEEN A FURSUIT DESIGNED FOR SEX. BECAUSE THEY KEEP THOSE THINGS IN THEIR BEDROOM. IF THEY TAKE THEM IN PUBLIC OTHER FURRIES GET PISSED AND TELL THEM TO PUT THAT SHIT AWAY.
Fursuits are fucking expensive. Would you have sex in a $2000 costume thats itchy as hell? Fuck no.
You guys have sex in your cosplays all the time right?
ITS LOOKED AT LIKE WE ARE STUPID. OTHER. COSPLAYERS. LOOK AT US LIKE WERE BEING CHILDISH AND STUPID FOR LIKING CARTOON ANIMALS.
I don’t understand why putting hours of work into one costume is any less respectable than another simply because one happens to be an animal.
And for reference? Only a small handful of furries even have suits because theyre so fucking expensive and hard to make or obtain. Or maybe we do have them, but its so fucking socially accepted to make fun of someone for liking two legged talking animals that we hide them and never bother mentioning how long we SPENT ON THE FUCKING THINGS.
Do not even PRETEND other fandoms dont have porn.
Do not even PRETEND other fandoms dont have WEIRD, QUESTIONABLE PORN.
THIS IS TUMBLR. IT IS SOCIALLY ACCEPTABLE FOR PEOPLE TO POST PICTURES OF A 30 YEAR OLD CHARACTER MAKING OUT WITH A 15 YEAR OLD CHARACTER.
Don’t even PRETEND that there isn’t a negative side to EVERY fandom.
Furries just have the unfortunate reality of having literally our darkest corners CONSTANTLY shown in the media.
When M rated incestual underage fanfiction of Dave and Rose goes up on fucking Letterman and none of you complain about it misrepresents your fandom, you can shut your mouths about this kind of thing.
Because its a pain in the ass.
And damn right we are allowed to complain about it.
finally you hit the nail on the head
this is why i take the time to tell furries i like their costumes and their fursonas
because WORKING WITH FAUX FUR and the materials to make the heads and paws and fom and everything IS HARD AS SHIT AND EXPENSIVE AS SHIT AND SERIOUSLY YOU GUYS?
Furries are some of the nicest people, in and out of costume.
I have a friend who exclusively plays TF2 on a furry server because they’re so nice.
I’m so sad they’re represented this way, and it’s so shitty.
Not to mention the media perpetuates this sort of shit with their bullshit too.
fucking thank you
Long post, but AMEN.
I’ve drawn furries since I was… jeez, longer than I can remember. Before I knew what the ‘furry fandom’ was, before I even knew what sex was. I’ve always loved anthropomorphic characters, and naturally when I went on the internet for the first time and discovered that there was an entire FANDOM for them? It was awesome! My very first exposure to the furry fandom was Yerf, a now-defunct furry art gallery website that was specifically for clean furry art. It wasn’t G-rated sunshine and rainbows necessarily, but fetish-work was explicitly banned and I’d say that none of the content was any more adult or disturbing than what you’d see in a Disney film.
Of course, sooner or later I inevitably found the adult aspect of the fandom, but the point is that there was and still is an enormous chunk of the fandom that’s devoted to exactly what that gallery was devoted to: awesome artwork featuring animal characters. That’s all it boils down to. That’s what the furry fandom is. Condemn the gross parts all you want, but you still have to acknowledge that for every weird babyfur posting “murr” on picture’s of someone’s dog, there’s twenty people who are posting dazzling WIPs of illustrations for a children’s book, or creating otherworldly Jim Henson-esque costumes of mythical creatures, or HELL, drawing porn of consenting adult characters who happen to be fox dudes. Or fox ladies. WHATEVER..
Point is, of course the fandom has weird fetish shit— most of it I find distasteful (and some of it, yes, is VIRULENTLY REPULSIVE and makes me super uncomfortable), but, you know, every fandom has that. Every. Single. One. I’ve seen things in the normal, popular fandomy-fandoms that have made me far more uncomfortable than 90% of the furry porn I’ve seen. But criticize some of that stuff and you’ll get tearful blubbering cries of “KINK-SHAMING!”
But the reason this rant is legit isn’t necessarily because of any of that (although it’s all true!). When I was in high school, I had MULTIPLE PEOPLE, even friends of mine, ask if I was into bestiality because I drew wolf dudes that stood upright and talked and wore clothes. Not ask if I was into furry porn, mind you— ask if I was into literally fucking animals.
The simple fact is, MULTIPLE GENERATIONS OF PEOPLE grew up on media saturated with anthro animals. Books, movies, TV shows. My childhood is one big haze of animal-themed picture books, Disney flicks, Redwall, Looney Tunes, Pokemon, Digimon, etc etc. Why is it so weird to think that people continue to like those things as adults, enough to want to create their own stories about similar characters?
For years, I dreamed of being the next Brian Jacques.
I’m pretty sure nobody thinks Brian Jacques wanted to screw animals. So why did I have to deal with people thinking that I did?
Sexuality is fluid
you are permitted a maximum of one 3.4 oz (100 ml) bottle of sexuality per passenger, all bottles must be carried inside a ziplock bag and placed in a bin for inspection prior to boarding the aircraft