Now on Love - Sex - Fur: adult comics and furry
Today, on Love - Sex - Fur, we have a beautifully illustrated comic about the confluence of adult comics and the furry subculture! Head on over to check it out here! Note that, as with most all LSF content, the comic is not work-safe.
Yes, LSF is still out there and kicking! All of our recent submissions have fit more under the purview of [a][s], though, and that's okay. This is your reminder, though, that both [adjective][species] and Love - Sex - Fur are always open for submissions, and as is evidenced by a comic post, we welcome submissions of all kinds!
[a][s] on The More You Know - S1E4 - Media in the Furry Fandom
[a][s] had the pleasure to take part in a podcast, alongside Dogpatch Press, exploring furry media. That is, we wanted to explore how media works within the furry subculture, rather than the ways in which widespread media treats furry. It was a wonderful way to do a deep-dive into how media - specifically written media - works and spreads within furry. The whole thing is well worth listening to, so give it ago!
Embedding is disabled at the request of the podcast owner, but you can listen to it in its entirety on its post on YouTube here.
The Furry Canon: Watership Down (Roundtable)
This article in our series debating the Furry Canon is a roundtable discussion of Watership Down by Richard Adams, first published in 1972. Your panelists are JM, Jakebe and Huskyteer.
Thanks for letting me lead off this roundtable exploration of Watership Down for the [adjective][species] Furry Canon project. Jakebe, I know that this is a book close to your heart, as it is close to the heart of many lapine furries, and by asking me to read and comment you're risking have me piss all over something personally important.
The Furry Canon: The Chronicles of Narnia
Guest post by Huskyteer. Huskyteer writes stories and poems about talking animals. Most of these are published within the furry fandom, but sometimes one escapes into the wild. She enjoys motorcycle adventures, aviation museums, karate and cider.
It's one of the most iconic moments in literature. Even if you haven't read the books, or seen a TV or cinema adaptation, you're probably familiar with the image of a little girl walking through the back of a wardrobe into a snowy forest lit by an old-fashioned streetlamp. Both the scene and the title of the book - The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - are sufficiently recognisable to be used as shorthand and appear in parody.
If that scene is all you know, it’s worth delving deeper. As well as the wise and noble, but also slightly terrifying, Aslan - ‘not a tame lion’ - there are creatures ranging from sublime unicorns to ridiculous but heroic mice. Badgers, bears, moles, mice, not to mention non-humans like centaurs, fauns and dryads (the Narnian mythos tends towards the classical).
Capitalism, and why it is good for the furry fandom
Furries, or so it seems to me, have a split in their views. When it comes to sex, we are all in favor for allowing two individuals to get up to whatever they want, so long as they both consent. However, when it comes to money, we suddenly become a lot more wary about letting others make their own decisions. Surveys done by [adjective][species] seem to agree with this; finding social liberalism much higher than economic liberalism. It would seem that attitudes are correct on the former, but these are contradicted by the latter. In this essay, I will attempt to show why capitalism, and a free-furry-market, are ultimately a huge boon for the fandom.
New Fur Science! E-Book
You know how much we love data. If data were a person (with apologies to Brent Spiner), we'd have a total crush on them. We really like data.
So it is that we're basically ecstatic to see the release of the Fur Science! e-book.
FurScience.com is the home for our wonderful friends over at the International Anthropomorphic Research Project, who has contributed to this site in several ways through the guise of Nuka/Courtney Plante. The IARP does several studies through the internet and through conventions - and these are scientific studies, unlike our Furry Survey, which is primarily a market survey - and through the data that they have gathered, they've pulled together a fantastic resource for furries and non-furries alike.
The Fur Science! e-book is a fascinating deep dive into several of the studies that the IARP has done, ranging from demographics to therians and bronies, and everything in between. If you like data just as much as we do, you'll certainly enjoy paging through the 174 pages of graphs, charts, and explanations. Hats off to Nuka and crew over at the IARP for pulling something like this together.
[adjective][species] Philosophy Survey
The [adjective][species] Philosophy Survey is an investigation into what furries think of the world, morality, and knowledge, amongst other things. No prior knowledge of philosophy is needed to complete the survey, and most of the questions will be ones that most people have thought of in their spare time anyway. What we are particularly interested in is if the answers given have any correlation, both with one another, and with the fandom's demographics: Do older furries tend to hold different views than others? Does one species lean more towards scientific explanation than others? This survey hopes to give insight on these questions.
Overall, the survey will likely take about five minutes or less, though participants are encouraged to think about each question as they go. The results will be anonymous, and used in visualizations. Various comparisons with the general views of society will also help to understand if furries have any majorly varying ideas to the general public. Additionally, where applicable, the results will also be contrasted with David Chalmers “What Do Philosophers Believe?” survey, which gathered the beliefs of professional philosophers from across the world. The survey will run for 2 months, after which, after some time for analysis, the results will be made public (though no personal information will be given, and all results will forever be anonymous).
Thank you for your time. This is an area of furry that many of us wish to explore deeper, and the data from this survey will go a long way to analyzing the community at a deeper level.
You can take the survey here.
The Meaning of Furry
Up until this point, there has been a lot of discussion around furry; on what it means to be a furry, how the identity interacts with the way we see the world, etc... However, it is often beneficial to reflect upon the things we have said, and the way in which we use words. I believe, and will attempt to show in this essay, that we hold an incomplete grasp of words within the context of furry.
The Furry Canon: Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Jonathan Livingston Seagull, a 1970 novella, hereon referred to as JLS, is really bad. How bad? Read on.
Looking at post-con depression through a lens of literary theory
When I first heard about the concept of post-con depression, the idea made a lot of sense. We have a massive community of people who meet each other over sites like Twitter, Tumblr, Reddit, and various furry art hubs. These groups of people travel across or fly over states, countries or in some cases continents and oceans to see these online friends possibly once a year for a weekend, if that.
That’s already bittersweet.