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Pink Elephants on Parade

I had an amazingly great *and* an amazingly bad weekend the last few days. But I can't say that it works out that fantastic and terrible things cancel themselves out. That's like having your leg cut off the same week you win the lottery and be able to say, "I'm pretty good". If you average out strong emotions, you still get strong emotions.

I met a lot of fun kinky people this weekend at the Further Confusion furry convention. I hope that some of those wonderful men and women turn into long-lasting friends. It certainly feels that way; a furry gathering is primarily a social event. It's an excuse to get together, drink, talk, fuck, party, laugh, and have fun. I think the animal costumes are just a quick way of getting in the mood. Pics at http://flickr.com/groups/furtherconfusion.

I lost two friends this week. One friendship ended in a 2 am fight, with me crying in my car driving back to San Jose. The other friendship ended because I don't think I can say we're friends any more. We're something different, and I am moving forward on that.

So yes, it was a mind-blowing weekend. Hope you had a good time as well.

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The weekend looks like a lot of fun as evidenced by the Flickr gallery -- the dragon in the leather armor and the Pink Panther with the articulated eyebrows totally rock! But I don't see any pink elephants -- you did climb into the suit, didn't you?

Several of the furries on my LJ friends list are also pipe smokers -- any theories as to why now that you've gotten to know more of them?

Losing friends is really difficult -- I'm sorry to hear about that.

Yup! I was a pink elephant for a few hours. I'll post on that tomorrow.

One guy I met there was going to get out his pipe, but I never tracked him down later. I still haven't smoked the pipe I was given from elkocowboy's estate.

I don't know why furries would like pipes. They seem to be turned on by clothing and items that are individualistic. I theorize that furries like the unusual: boxer shorts, sock garters, fedoras, smoking jackets, long cigarette filters. Maybe it's a fetish, or just a way of interacting between human bodies and useful objects.

Be sure to bring the pipe with you to Smokeout -- I give hands-on lessons! ;^?~~~

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"They're not" what? I don't understand your comment. I was hypothesizing about fetish: literally the word itself.


1 a: a material object regarded with superstitious or extravagant trust or reverence
c: an object... whose presence is psychologically necessary for sexual gratification and that is an object of fixation
2: a rite or cult of fetish worshipers

I think furries are a good example of fetish. It's the desire to connect to the spiritual through clothing and material objects. It's a cult - you know it is! {grin}

That is totally awesome! Great pics! I told my friends last weekend about the event, and what the master used to make his boy do in the elephant suit, and they all thought that totally rocked (actually they knew what I was going to say b4 I finished the sentence!)

Sorry about the bad part. Maybe time may mend it?

It was ROCKIN' to see you there, man! I tried to chase you down when I saw you coming down the stairs with your suit in your arms, all sweaty and sexy and stuff, but you got away from me... :o(

I was gonna go for some patented Mudcub sweaty-lovin'! ;o)


So great to meet you! I'd love to visit you in Canada sometime.

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There is a divide between people who make realistic suits and those that try to be cartoony and funny. You're right, there weren't a lot of D&D monsters: maybe a few minotaurs.

Not sure if I should congratulate or console you after FurCon. Furs seem to be inclined to escalated drama, as you apparently have discovered. The only indispensable advice about furry conventions is that under NO circumstances should one even consider dipping into either the pool or the jacuzzi at said events. I'd guess you ran into more than a couple of familiar furs, which is often interesting.

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