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Updates 'n' Stuff [May. 19th, 2003|09:55 am]
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So, a quick recap o' things:

Out to a party with 3catsjackson's coworkers, who turned out to be a really fun group. Some gourmand tales, homeowner chatter, and a well-received showing of MFT3000: Invasion of the Animal People.

Our household was out at yet another party! Fun, bouncy, and cool. Got a chance to chat with some cool folks that I get to see depressingly infrequently. Danced according to my personal philosophy: "I don't care what you think, 'cause I am having fun!" Nifty music from crocodile and Furry Logic (?).

About ninety million people asked me why I wasn't in costume. Evidently I desperately need a fursuit appropriate for parties (one is on the drawing board), as a juggler doesn't work around alcohol (trust me).

Confirmed that I absolutely suck at remembering names, as I've lamented before. Friends I've known for years (e.g. frysco) and I can't recall their RL name. Some furries that I know, I can't even remember their fan name. Damn, what's old age gonna be like for me? This does not bode well at all.

Fursuit workshop organized by crocodile: fun! Annoying headache throbbing through it: not fun!

At Croc's request, I tried to help run things, but he had it pretty well under control. It was pretty good. We stayed fairly focused (in a room full of fursuits... that's an accomplishment) and got some good feedback on performances. Wonder if it'll help make measurable improvements if we keep this up.

I gotta admit, I still envy and admire yippee's performance ability. (Who doesn't? ;) There's a natural and effortless movement to his character portrayal that really sells it. But he's earned it, with a long career of performing. I also was impressed by brigus, who can really project that puppy cuteness through his fursuit. And there's that white fox... Umm, Nukame?... See above thing about names. :P

Makes me reflect on how little performing I've had a chance to do. Gotta work on that... And, no, the above isn't trying to suck up; it's my journal so I'm just writing my personal impressions. Not meant to dis any whom I didn't mention, either. But this is really turning into a badly rambling entry... So I'll quit and go find an analgesic.

[User Picture]From: wolfstoy
2003-05-19 10:34 am (UTC)
Thanks for your pointers and incite on Sunday. You and Croc were both lots of help!
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2003-05-19 11:30 am (UTC)
Great to hear it! You're quite welcome.

It's always difficult to judge how much personal benefit people are getting from workshops, so thanks for the feedback.

I think this was the first time I really got any chance to chat with you, and that was cool. And another cute fursuit is always a bonus! ;)
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[User Picture]From: wolfstoy
2003-05-20 10:06 am (UTC)
Yes, it was nice to finally meet you as well. We have many mutual friends so I'm often hearing your name come up in conversation.
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[User Picture]From: shockwave77598
2003-05-19 11:19 am (UTC)
I'd love to help you guys with that Fadom3000 bit someday - the brief time I spent with you as you rehearsed was a blast :)
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[User Picture]From: foofers
2003-05-19 11:30 am (UTC)

Oh good, so I'm not the only one

I know all manner of these folks, and just can't recall the name to attach to the personality.

Doesn't help that most everyone in the fandom has at least two names (RL and fursona), plus optional additional fursuit characters (many of which I'm not aware of, making for added bonus awkwardness when they come along all matter-of-factly chatty, their voice unrecognizable under fur and foam). "Heyyy! Mrrfle furfle howf ib goimg?!"

Radio collars, I say. :)
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2003-05-19 11:36 am (UTC)

Re: Oh good, so I'm not the only one

Oh good, I'm not alone, either. :)

Yeah, I forgot about the added complication of fursuit names. Then the rascals go and swap suits on ya to really confuse things!
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[User Picture]From: 3catsjackson
2003-05-19 12:26 pm (UTC)

Re: Oh good, so I'm not the only one

Totally agree... I've been horrible at remembering names for as long as I can remember, and the addition of multiple names per body only adds to the cornfusion.

Perhaps it should be part of responsible costuming to include a tag on the ankle or ear, so the furs can still be wild, but they've at least been tagged to help proper propogation of the species(es). And domestic ones really should have collars anyway.
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[User Picture]From: toraneko
2003-05-19 12:18 pm (UTC)

The workshop was great!

slightly intimidating to be up in front of all the really good ones but hey, Yay for the constant smile on a coon face:) I especially enjoyed the miming session, that was hoot, even though I cheated with the book. I couldn't help it!

I forget names too and even worse I tend to fixate on whatever name I remember first so if someone changes names a lot I'll call them that no matter what or which costume. Maybe i'm just stubborn and refuse to admit to old age.
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