Newsbytes archive for October 2018
Contributors this month include 2cross2affliction, dronon, earthfurst, Fred, Patch Packrat, Rakuen Growlithe, and Sonious.
Fred: California's invasion by the nutria.
dronon: Want to celebrate wolves? Look into Wolfenoot! (Not to be confused with wolfsnoot, which is a big wet nose.)
Fred: New hummingbird species found in Ecuador.
Fred: Telford Exotic Zoo contains penguin models for lack of real penguins.
Fred: Human staff raising baby giant pandas dress in panda costumes soaked in panda urine.
2cross2affliction: "Do animals talk in this dimension? Because I don't want to freak him out." New trailer for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse confirms Spider-Ham.
dronon: Netflix plans to reboot the Chronicles of Narnia.
Fred: Fat Bear Week.
2cross2affliction: Did you know there was a cheaply produced PS2 adaptation of An American Tail? Well, there was.
Fred: Monkey "drives" bus in India.
Fred: Same-sex moms (mice) have healthy children.
Fred: Is this the end for real fur?
Rakuen Growlithe: Watch Spitfire set world records for the canine sport of Dock Dogs.
dronon: The Huffington Post asks unanswered questions about Tony the Tiger's absence from Twitter.
Sonious: Kill Wolfy is a showcase of very stylized animation of a wolf trying to get through a bigoted herd.
2cross2affliction: Idris Elba continues his streak of talking animal roles by joining the cast of that upcoming Cats movie.
earthfurst: We are in October again, which includes the return of Furry Book Month with a webpage at furrywritersguild.com, including a list of the discounts being offered. - #FurryBookMonth
Patch Packrat: Fandom-adjacent body modding claims a life; and it's not the first time with the musclefur at the center of the story.
dronon: Twitter thread from VolfMech: How and when did you find the fandom?
2cross2affliction: "This is Ripley, last survivor of the Nostromo, signing off. Come on, cat."
Rakuen Growlithe: InfoWars has taken notice of the furry fandom. They're not in favour of it.
dronon: The finalists in the 2018 comedy wildlife photography awards.
dronon: The animal illustrations of Astrid Sheckels, who also writes children's books.
earthfurst: 4 days left of Kickstarter for NIIC the Singing Dog's next music album ( #EscapeTheHumans ). The crowdfunding is at $8,270, so $1,730 away from all-or-nothing goal of $10k.
Holy shit, Fred's last Newsbyte is ... holy shit.
Yeah. :-/ Incidentally I was wondering if I should do a "is faux fur the new fur?" piece, given plastic's environmental implications.
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