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Miscellaneous Links and Updates [Oct. 21st, 2012|09:53 am]
RainFurrest 2012

I never really posted a con recap but I did have a great time. Special thanks to the staff!

Things seemed to click at this con. I managed to see a lot of friends and meet some new ones, too. A foot injury prevented any heavy fursuiting (no dances. boo.) but there was still lots of fun to be had.

I ended up doing four panels, double the number I was listed for in the program book. :)

Religion (and Atheism!) in the News

Recently a national survey showed atheists at nearly 20% of the US population. The number "unaffiliated with any religious group" also rose dramatically. Protestants, for the first time, technically became a minority, slipping below the 50% mark.

I think that pairs well with this CNN commentary To Some, Obama is the "Wrong" Kind of Christian.

Life and Work

Work has been very busy but generally a good sort of busy. Means less time for fursuiting and writing recently, which has been a bit of a bummer.

Though I am still getting some nice time with the kids. Had a cool outing last weekend. Going to Red Robin for lunch still makes their day so things can still be simple pleasers, too. :)

Also, at work a while back groups shuffled building locations. One of the engineers (whom I don't know) in a group on the end of the floor put up a "Brony and Proud" poster above his cube!


Okay, points for taking on Tom and Crow, two hard-to-translate characters! Good creative adaptation. From a sci-fi con article here.

Matrices posted on the fursuit group with links to some of her favorite past technique/tutorial posts. I'd missed this interesting one about how to use smocking (yes, that's a proper sewing term) to simulate stretch fur! Clever.

Also, Java recently created a fabulously cute polar bear! He's up for auction and has passed the $4000 mark (2 days to go). Well-deserved as I know her workmanship is great and this guy is a real cutie. :) Kudos, Java!


[User Picture]From: henriekeg
2012-10-21 05:46 pm (UTC)
The stretch fur method is actually used in Lindy (my blue-eyed lemur). http://www.furaffinity.net/view/8801157/ I still want to apply it in more parts but for now elastics are sewn into the waist and on one wrist. We're still experimenting and both suits still need work.

Thanks for the other links, too!
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[User Picture]From: kj_roo
2012-10-21 06:50 pm (UTC)
I wanted that bear. But shot past the budget $1700 ago.
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2012-10-21 07:01 pm (UTC)
You and me both! But, yeah, it's a great one and I'm not surprised the price has been bid up.
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[User Picture]From: schnee
2012-10-22 01:30 pm (UTC)
4000 USD? o.o It's a nice suit, I'll say, but that's crazy (well, depending on the type of fur used).

Thanks for the tip regarding the survey, too. Very interesting!
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