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Newsbytes archive for March 2019

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Contributors this month include 2cross2affliction, BlindWolf8, dronon, earthfurst, Equivamp, GreenReaper, and Rakuen Growlithe.

BlindWolf8: Nom: Spider vs mouse opossum.

2cross2affliction: Rabid fox versus cop with a gun goes surprisingly bad for the cop. Contributor's note: Wasn't me.

dronon: Denver airport installs talking gargoyle.

2cross2affliction and Rakuen Growlithe: Stray dog joins a team climbing a 7,000-meter-plus Himalayan mountain, is one of the few to make it to the top.

BlindWolf8: Furry fandom helps create culture of friendship, respect.

dronon: Images from the Sonic movie style guide.

earthfurst: After 23 years of being published by Dark Horse Comics, Usagi Yojimbo comics (by Stan Sakai @UsagiGuy) will be published by @IDWPublishing. IDW will publish monthly comic in color and plans to reprint entire Usagi saga, but in color. #furrycomics

GreenReaper: Hello Kitty coming to the big screen.

BlindWolf8: @waymo unveils their new lidar sensor "Laser Bear Honeycomb", link and more laser animal GIFs below.

2cross2affliction: "Ghost" species; commonly agreed by experts to be extinct, but still protected by the endangered species list.

Equivamp: Reuters covers one company's animatronic tails.

BlindWolf8: Deadspin is not too keen on Jim the Siberian Tiger, a gymnastics mascot.

GreenReaper: Crufts attendees mull Brexit's implications for dog breeders and trainers at their Birmingham venue, located a stone's throw from where UK fur con ConFuzzled 2019 (@CFConvention) is to be held this May.

Rakuen Growlithe: Profile of Mohammad "Alaa" Aljaleel who returned to Syria to build a new animal sanctuary and orphanage after losing ~180 cats when his original cat sanctuary in Aleppo was bombed and gassed.

Rakuen Growlithe: Vore furs will probably appreciate the pictures of a man who was nearly swallowed by a whale off the coast of South Africa. His name was not Jonah.

dronon: Macros... apologize?

earthfurst: Dillon, a 2year-old lodge dog & sled dog, broke his chain and ran 30 miles of the Iditarod race between two teams of Iditarod dogs. He was flown back to Finger Lake, where he lives (at Winterlake Lodge). (archive.is version for those in the EU)

dronon: Story submissions are open for The Reclamation Project shared-universe anthology! (@the_gneech)

2cross2affliction: Fortnite Battle Royale players, Empress the cat is the first Item Shop "Back Bling" pet (and Battle Pass players can still unlock Season 8's Dodger the fox).

dronon: Birdpunk.

2cross2affliction: After firing James Gunn from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Disney has finally decide on a replacement director ... James Gunn.

GreenReaper: Japan's @Kemono_Square (run by fursuit studio K-LINE) is to hold an event for up to 130 furs (35 full suiters) on May 3 at HK Lounge in Sagamihara, Kanagawa, with entertainment from @Juggler_Hyoga and local fursuit rock group @CloverHill_Band. #ケモスク

Rakuen Growlithe: Nice little discussion of anthropomorphic animals in fantasy by @SamuelChapman93. Strangely, no mention of the #furry fandom!

dronon: The man who watches cat videos.

2cross2affliction: Would you let this raccoon do your taxes? A tweet from Nintendo of America featuring Tom Nook of the Animal Crossing video games has the capitalist critter trending.

GreenReaper: BBC casts furries as "someone who dresses up like an animal", following fursuiters Cosmo (DancerFolf) and Rook to a shopping centre as part of #BBCWeAreBradford, featuring life in a West Yorkshire city.

dronon: The tabletop game Shadows: Amsterdam sounds like a combination of Codenames, Dixit and anthropomorphism.

GreenReaper: When covering the day-to-day trials of retail at CustomerServiceWolf.com, it's "far safer to draw the characters as animals". (For a start, you can eat the customers you don't like.)

GreenReaper: Castrating young monkeys, dicing and freezing their balls, and reinserting bits under their skin? No, it's not a dark horse candidate for Best Short Story; it's an "excellent study", published in Science, with potential applications to human boys.

2cross2affliction: Furry Fortnite players now have four new chances to get a skin that matches their fursona with Beastmode, which comes in Rhino, Lion, Jaguar and ... Jackal (though that's clearly a hyena).

Equivamp: Catch the first look at Netflix's upcoming Tuca & Bertie.

dronon: Teaser trailer for a fan-made documentary series, The Fandom.

dronon: Telegram upgrades its "Unsend" feature.

dronon: Fugue on the Battlefield game to be released on several consoles.

dronon: The Furry Film Festival website is now open!

GreenReaper: "Fuzzy Mage Fight" - a magic battle card game, with art by Malaysian furry artist @Silverfox5213 - is close to $60k funding on Kickstarter with 16 hours to go.

BlindWolf8: Sweet potato stand in Japan is run by an adorable Shiba Inu.

dronon: Don't forget to vote for the 2018 Ursa Major Awards this weekend! Flayrah's been nominated for Best Magazine, along with Culturally F'd, Dogpatch Press, Moms of Furries and South Afrifur Pawdcast, all worthy contenders!

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