September 2014 Newsbytes archive
Contributors this month included bastett, crossaffliction, dronon, earthfurst, Fred, GreenReaper, InkyCrow, Patch Packrat, Poetigress and Rakuen Growlithe.
Fred: Two-headed snake is captured, examined in Turkey.
Fred: Ings Luxury Cat Hotel in England.
Patch Packrat: From counterculture to furry: San Francisco’s Frolic party – interview with Neonbunny part 1.
Fred: The most beautiful bugs?
GreenReaper: Caged seeds are no match for cockatoos' tool-making ability - and now they're teaching others.
GreenReaper: Meanwhile, an Indian monkey steals the wages of the poor to give to rich tourists.
Fred: Kill a dog; go to jail.
earthfurst: Kickstarter for FREE chibi ref sheet DIY template by Kylie Mart (Roo). Ends Sep 9 & $41 pledged of $300 goal.
Fred: Warner Bros. is developing Acme, a combo live-CGI animated feature but without any classic WB cartoon stars, for undated release.
Fred: DreamWorks Animation pushes How to Train Your Dragon 3 back from June 2016 release to June 2017.
Fred: Shaun the Sheep: the Movie is coming, too.
dronon: To promote Far Cry 4 at PAX 2014, Ubisoft set up an arena where fans could fight in animal costumes.
dronon: Radioactive wild boar roam the forests of Germany.
Fred: Aliens discovered in ocean depths unlike any known life forms.
Rakuen Growlithe: Indian woman marries dog to remove evil spirits.
GreenReaper: Yiffy.net, previously merged into the now-closed Yiffy International, has been re-opened as a roleplaying forum by its original owner.
Fred: Singing rock hydraxes appreciate their audiences.
Fred: Glasgow City Chambers import 120,000 honeybees.
Patch Packrat: Michel Gagne and more great creators respond for interview series. (Animation interest: Ratatouille, The Saga of Rex and more.)
Patch Packrat: Mordrude's Monster Manual is very close to reaching their stretch goal for funding - closes Friday 9/5 at midnight.
Fred: The dog that ate 43 1/2 socks.
Fred: Is being called "Kung Fu Panda" a racist insult?
dronon: Coming soon: Fantastic Mr. Fox toys.
Fred: The first Disney 1983 tests for the 1988 Who Framed Roger Rabbit, with totally different looks for the characters and different voices.
Patch Packrat: Starting Frolic: San Francisco’s Frolic party – interview with Neonbunny part 2.
Fred: Which are more intelligent, chimps or trout? It's a tie.
Rakuen Growlithe: Kitsune: The Real and Fantastic Japanese Fox.
Patch Packrat: Gay Life TV’s Nomi Darling Show features fabulous furries, and my very special date with Nomi.
Fred: More about giant squid than you want to know.
Fred: More about hamsters advertising Kia than you want to know.
Fred: More about naked mole rats than you want to know.
Rakuen Growlithe: Scottish cat Hamish McHamish has passed away.
dronon: Japan promotes Guardians of the Galaxy with a mildly creepy animatronic raccoon.
bastett: Sounds like noted English novelist Christopher Isherwood might have been a proto-furry! Warning, contains cutesy-wootsy romantic animal roleplay.
Patch Packrat: The furry scene: San Francisco’s Frolic party – interview with Neonbunny part 3.
crossaffliction: Guardians of the Galaxy becomes the first movie of 2014 to hit $300 million domestically at the box office.
Patch Packrat: A slightly naughty Furry News Dump (9-17-14).
Patch Packrat: Facebook’s “real name” controversy, drag queens, and furries.
InkyCrow: Symbicort is beneficial to anthro wolves as well as humans.
Fred: Killing comes naturally to chimpanzees.
Fred: Leafhoppers vviibbrraattee to find sex.
Fred: Build your own human-sized hamster wheel.
Fred: After you build your own hamster wheel, make your pet guinea pig a pair of dragon wings.
dronon: Stephen Colbert attends Comic Con dressed as Prince Hawkcat.
Fred: Anima Estudios of México City prepares Top Cat Returns CGI feature for August 2015 Mexican release.
Fred: How dangerous are swans?
GreenReaper: Reindeer run twice as far from humans dressed as polar bears. [ArsTechnica]
Fred: What to do when you're drunk and are attacked by a crocodile.
Fred: Global warming affects Arctic polar bears, snow geese in surprising ways.
Patch Packrat: Controversy and success: San Francisco’s Frolic party – interview with Neonbunny part 4.
InkyCrow: The inspiration for Disney's Robin Hood wasn't actually Robin Hood.
Fred: Duh! I covered this over a year ago.
InkyCrow: ...and in more detail, I might add. I hadn't seen your article before. Thanks for highlighting it again for us. :)
crossaffliction: I'm going to have to correct Fred, though: Rock-a-Doodle did contain a fox; Chanticleer's manager (he was exceptionally corpulent, against type for usually svelte foxes).
Fred: Yes, that's in there, too. See the comments.
GreenReaper: The Lion King trumps Phantom of the Opera in revenue, joins Avatar in triumph of cat-based mass-media.
Patch Packrat: That was a great Reynard article from Fred. A rare book dealer posted a good article about one of his 1743 editions of the story, I put it in a Newsdump recently.
Fred: If you liked my column on Reynard, check out my five columns on the animation of Summer Olympics mascots.
Fred: Patch: Yep, that 1743 edition has the original Reynard with all his 12th-century gleeful torturings, mutilations, etc.
Fred: All of the articles about Marvel Comics' Squirrel Girl: yes, squirrels certainly twitch their tails. But does this make them PREHENSILE tails?
Fred: On the medieval execution of pigs and other beasts.
Fred: The rising popularity in Japan of elderly dog care centers.
Fred: Sarajevo's stray dog plague.
Fred: Demand to evict wild horses from Canadian island.
dronon: Congrats to the artist we know as Nambroth for winning the U.S. Federal Duck Stamp contest!
dronon: The Popples may be coming back.
earthfurst: Sept 30 is the deadline for submissions for Sofawolf Press' Heat (stories, poems & comics) & Hot Dish (stories).
Patch Packrat: Furries are breaking through. Obama and the Oscars like you. Now you’re on a postage stamp. - thanks dronon.
Fred: No. To quibble, the Federal Duck Stamps are NOT postage stamps. They are for a hunting permit, and are invalid for postage. It's nice that a furry artist's painting won this year, but there have been Duck Hunting stamps every year since 1934. They prove nothing about furries becoming more popular in mundane culture.
Fred: Wet dogs.
Patch Packrat: Rushing to respond to news means my Duck Stamp article needs a big correction! Still... "the only juried art competition run by the U.S. government"; "sale of Federal Duck Stamps goes directly to purchase or lease wetland habitat for protection in the National Wildlife Refuge System... one of the most successful conservation programs ever initiated." - This is great Furry artist recognition.
Fred: The underwater spider.
Fred: 2,000 dead mice parachute into Guam to kill snake invaders.
Poetigress: Furry Writers' Guild announces Cóyotl Award winners for 2012 and 2013.
Patch Packrat: Q&A with master animator Michel Gagne, part 1. Another in a series for fans and furries.
dronon: A Shakespeare comic for kids: The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Macbeth (via BoingBoing).
About the authorcrossaffliction (Brendan Kachel) — read stories — contact (login required)
a reporter and Red Fox from Hooker, Oklahoma, interested in movies, horror, stand up comedy
Formerly Wichita's only furry comic.
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