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A fellow Furry…murdered.


Some are still finding out about this…but I have seen this for a little while now and avoided writing about it until I got further information on the story. But, it would seem that three of our own in the Furry Community have been murdered.

When this story first appeared, there were little to no details about what had happened and it had the community up in arms because they immediately thought that this had to have been a “furry hate crime” but, as more details come into play, this is not the case…


It was a triple homicide in which Frank Felix (25) and Josh Acosta (21) along with a third suspect (still unknown) murdered: Christopher Yost (34), Jennifer Yost (39), and their friend Arthur Boucher (28) inside their own home. The teenage daughter (who is 17-years old) was missing at the time in which the bodies were discovered. She was eventually found and then taken into custody, originally as a suspect as well.

The murderers were also Furry, putting to rest that this was a Furry hate crime. As it would turn out, this all became an ordeal over a forbidden relationship between Jennifer’s 17-year-old daughter (Katlynn) and Felix. According to multiple news sources…Felix was not allowed to see the daughter, and it is still unknown what encouraged the second man to help in the murder…but, there are a lot of theories.

What is known is that friend of the victim Jennifer said that the mother was always calling her because of whom her daughter was hanging out with. She was often concerned about Felix and said that he was not allowed to see her daughter anymore. Then on the 24th, 911 received a called from one of Jennifer’s daughters (the youngest one who was 6) saying that her parents were dead.

“To protect her daughter, Chris and Jenn were like, ‘We don’t want you to be friends with our daughter anymore,”’ Giles told the Associated Press. “It is really sad because they didn’t deserve that. Those little girls didn’t deserve to wake up to dead parents.”
—From the DailyNews Article

Acosta was at Ft.Irwin at the time…people who had met him remember him being a very laid back guy, and that he would often talk with people about his military experience but there was never anything out of the ordinary. Felix was always on Katlynn’s facebook page. She was an artist in the community and would suit up for multiple events with her Mother. Felix would like her posts about anime, and sources say he was the “bullied” kid that never felt like he belonged.

The two men that did the shooting did not harm Jennifer’s children…the 6 and 9-year-olds were unharmed (thank goodness)…and Mercury News says that Katlynn Goodwill Yost is being let go from juvenile hall without charges being pressed on her for the murder (even though she was originally suspected of having asked the men to come and kill her parents because she had been forbidden to see Felix).

It’s all very sad…and go figure that the media is not so much focusing on the details on the murder…but that it was a murder among furries. Yes, they post about the family having a GoFundMe Page for funeral expenses (will post that down below) and that people are mourning the loss of a very kind-hearted woman considered a “Mom to many” in the community…but, you can be sure they make the biggest point in showing that Jennifer and Katlynn both spent their time suiting up as colorful animal characters.

Because of this…the comments on all these news stories are full of people saying that they were all deranged thinking they were stuffed animals, that they were disgusting, no one even noting it as a tragedy…but those outside the fandom almost seeing it as a joke. And it breaks my heart.

While looking through news-stories trying to find more on this issue, there was an article on talking about Katlynn Goodwill Yost being a furry, how she explained the Furry fandom as a way to escape reality, and the author then points out that it is the Furry fandom which made her almost inhuman in that she lacked empathy and could not connect to real people…being furry made her lack emotion, that she was mentally unstable, and abusive to people…that her behavior was messed up and wrong, and it was all due to her being in the fandom. It also points out the suspects and what was “wrong” with them…talking about their other hobbies and fandoms, pointing them out as the weirdos and trying to say: “This is what being a freak does…makes you murder people”.

I have never been a fan of the way furries are portrayed in the media…but, when they are taking a  murder of such a sweet and loving set of friends and making it all seem like some crazy joke just because they were furries, and that the daughter is deranged solely because the fandom made her that way…that’s going WAY too far.

Even ABC News, a top-nmed news source used the tagline:

Suspects, Victims in California Killings Were ‘Furries’

To get more views…and here’s what the comment section sparked because of that:

They apparently were fine with indulging in weird sexual fetishes with her, so I have to wonder what these guys did to make the parents say “no, THAT’S over the line”…
It’s always been obvious that these ‘furries’ are some warped people.

Animals kill

As always, the actions of one Furry affects us all…and while the names of those lost are being slandered by those wishing to bash our community…these beautiful souls are being mourned by their family, being mourned by the now-orphaned children, and being mourned by the Furry Community alike:

“Our job on this planet is to spread peace, light, and love. We are furries. We are probably one of the last groups of humans who actually give a damn about those three things. Yeah we have a lot of drama and silly small things, but what makes us so special is the fact despite it all, despite the hate and the rumors and lies spread about us, we still have those three key things and choose to share it with everyone around us. Reminding people of what true love and peace is.”
—Luna Gryphon / Furry Amino

As of right now, the curt has yet to decide the sentence of the men involved in the shooting of these three people, and while they say the daughter is not being charged, it is unknown whether or not she has been released from juvenile hall or what the real story was with her and the older man. also, it is still unknown (as stated before) the motive of the man from Fort Irwin, only that all people involved knew each other and might have been, at one point, “friends”. So, police keep stressing that this was no random act of violence.

Furries are shaken up as many were very touched by “Mama Jen” as she was sometimes called and the fact that she helped so many furries with their problems and conflicted emotions. Also, those that commissioned her or her daughter at any point are heartbroken as well as those that knew her from the community located there in Southern California.

We are now going to have to work to rebuild our name, and work to show people that we are not all crazed killers wearing animals costumes. So many people still see it as nothing more than a sick fetish from those that cannot tell fantasy from reality. It’s only going to get tougher because, for every one good deed done there seems to be 5 more deeds done showing us as nothing more than high disturbed individuals that do not fit in with society.

All I ask is that, if you have the money to spare…please check out the family’s GoFundMe page located down below and help with the funeral expenses. Also, whether you do or do not have the funds to help…any positive vibes, prayers, or good thoughts that could be sent to the family and Jennifer’s daughters would very much be appreciated. Goodness knows they need all the love and support that they can now get.

Sorry for all the sad and negative news…
Until the next blog 😦

–_–Family’s GoFundMe Page for funeral expenses–_–

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Article References:
Furry Amino Posting
Daily News Article
LA Times
ABC News


Fursuit Friday Feature #20: REI


It’s Friday!!!
it is Friday, the weekend is here, and that means that we get to have another Fursuit Friday Feature!!! Also, the best news is that this is our 20th Fursuit Feature on this blog!! Thank you so much to all the amazing people that have come together and have answered these questions talked to me on FB and otherwise so that I might go and show off your fantastic creatures to the world! It really has been an honor!

Also, I noticed that this is what people come to the blog for! This is what they look forward to when seeing any new post I make because they want to see if they or their friends were pulled from the hate and/or, they want to see the cute or crazy new suiter that I am showcasing. So many of you have shown off some amazing designs that made people want a Fursuit of their very own, so, thank you for being so awesome, being creative and just being you.

This week we have a Dutch Angel Dragon (I seem to get quite a few of those) named Rei!!! I was posting awhile ago about needing fursuiters for showcasing and for people to answer my new and improved interview sheets and Rei answered that call! So, after a few messages and an e-mail, Rei was saved to the folder where I randomly pick a name each week, and, here we are!!! Sorry it took so long to get to you Rei…but hey! You are lucky number 20!!!!

I love dutchies and love dragons just in general so these are always so fun for me…so I’m not going to ramble anymore, lets get to know Rei a little better!

1.Name: Jennifer McClellan

2. Character Name: Rei

3. Character Species: Dutch Angel Dragon

4. Fursuit Maker: I made him

5. Total Cost (optional)— $500 maybe $600

6. How long did it take you to get your Fursuit?
Um it took me at least five month to finish him.

7. When did you decide that you wanted a Fursuit?
I always wanted one and at one time I tried to create one. But my boyfriend at the time really discouraged me from doing it so I gave up after that. Then I saw a video of Telephone and instantly fell in love again with fursuits. So I took the dive and bought all my supplies and got to work and here he is.

8. Do you go out in public while wearing your suit? Tell us one of your favorite experiences!
My favorite experience was actually not fully outside. When I started making Rei I hid it from my family except for my grandmother. I send her all my work in progress pictures and then when he was finish I facetimed her and showed him off.

9. Have you been to any Cons in suit? If you have gone to multiple ones, which one is your favorite and why?
Um, I haven’t been to any Cons yet. If there is anything closer towards the end of the year that are near Philadelphia I wouldn’t mind going, but I just plan on to Anthrocon next year.

10. How have people reacted to your Fursuit while you are out in Public?
It’s been pretty good to me except when this guy kept hitting me in the muzzle luckily my mother was around and cursed him before I had to say anything.

11. What was your main goal in getting a suit? Did you have any plans for it or did you just get one for fun?
At first it was just to make one and say I have one but now I think I might work on my craft a little bit more and become a fursuit marker. Its fun making them I really wish I can get a following.

12. How do you act differently in suit VS when you are dressed as you normally would?
I’m normally am a hyper kind of person so I made my character a little like me. Rei is a little more quite then what I am and he is a little clumsy. But when the time comes he is there in your corner cheering you to success

13. What is your favorite thing about wearing a Fursuit?
Being able to bring a 2-D drawing to life and portray myself as my character.

14. What is your least favorite thing about wearing a Fursuit?
The heat, it’s very hot in Philadelphia already so when I did wear him I was hot as hell. I think if I line the head differently it might make it better and fur in my mouth I hate that.

15. What advice would you give first-time Fursuiters and those considering getting a Fursuit?
If you have time and money go ahead and commission for one. If you feel that you would do better by making it yourself then do it. But please take constructive criticism with a grain of salt, people are not trying to hurt you when they give it but you can tell what’s being rude and what’s being helpful.

16. What would you say is your biggest peeve when it comes to your Fursuit?
I bought too much fur now I can make extra items like extra paws and extra feet… I kind of wish that my dragon had paws for feet instead of hooves but I just think I’m going to make them and just make them for indoor and have the hooves for outside.

17. Do you think you will ever get another suit in the future? Would it be an upgrade to your current suit or a different character?
I plan on making a sergal towards the end of the year. But it will be a partial instead of a full suit I’m not finding my colors in full yards.

18. Do you make any videos while in suit (YouTube):
I plan on it; I might make a small dance video in a couple of weeks even though I’m not the best dancer (two left feet lol)

19. (Final Question): Any extra words of wisdom you would like to add for anyone reading this?:
Don’t get discourage, try and try again. No one is where they are in life by giving up on the first time

Rei is adorable and I have always loved black-and-white color schemes. I also hope tat if Jennifer makes the Sergal we can one day showcase that one too! Dutchies are really cute and seem to be very popular and a fan fave so…like Rei, I hope to showcase more of those in the future as well.

Really solid advice and really wonderful answers from Jennifer. So, I think this makes for a very good 20th Fursuit Friday Feature, don’t you? We are running low on Fursuiters to showcase which is why I have been trying to spread them out as much as possible. NO ONE and NOTHING IS TURNED DOWN! Whether you have a fullsuit, partial, quadsuit, or just a Fursuit head, it counts! Multiple fursuits is fine as we can do those all in one interview!

So, if you or a friend has a fursuit and would like to be featured, please leave a link down below where i might reach you so that I can send you the interview and such!

Thank you all so much for tuning in. Wondering what else to put in this blog so please, leave me any feedback on where to find things you might want to hear me write about, some topics you want to discuss, and etc.  I want to hear your opinions to please, let me know what’s up.

That’s all we have for this one and we will have another one next Friday. So, as always, i will see you all in the next blog 😉

I’m Going to be in a Comic Book Series!



I’m going to be in a comic book series!!!

No joke!! This is so amazing and I am so honored to have had the opportunity to have my likeness and the likeness of another special lady in this amazing comic where Mad Maxx meets Lord of the Rings / this amazingly-illustrated world which is the “Lowlife” series.

Lowlife is a fun story set in a post-apocalyptic fantasy realm focusing on a group of villains and their nefarious deeds in a world where Lord of the Rings meets Mad Max. Short Synopsis: When a man with no memory of his past begins to find out that he was not a good person, he does what comes naturally to him. He becomes even worse.

—From the IndieGoGo Page

The world known as Thratas is a planet covered by sand, dust and death. What little green there is has been harvested by the lords of the lands to further their wealth and power. The weak die or become slaves, eternally in service to those of means. The lords create weapons and machines of industry in their great cities that cause pollution, making the world even more of a wasteland. Groups of orcs, elves, humans and other races roam the land, scavenging what they can to build their own weapons and ammunition to destroy. Slavery is rampant, both in the wastes and the cities.

Lowlife is a comic for mature readers as it contains graphic violence, nudity, adult language and some sexual situations. It is intended to be an ongoing series following the exploits of a band of criminals in a Fantasy meets SciFi/Post-apocalyptic environment.

I have already been told that I will be featured in the first book for a few pages and future books, so please, SUPPORT THIS PROJECT!

This is being created by people that have worked on official comics before, and artwork is being done by the ever-so-talented Avionetca (click her name for her DeviantArt) whom I have had the honor of watching stream a comic she was working on for a friend, the very same friend (Industrial) that got me to pledge my support to this project and is the reason my likeness and that of my wife’s can appear because the rewards are so amazing, they really do appreciate all the help they get in making this comic book and this world come to life!!! do you really need more convincing?

Do you like comics? Do you like fantasy? how about post-apocalyptic worlds? How about me? 😉 Then you will be BLOWN AWAY by lowlife featuring characters made after myself and my wife: Ruby!!!
They have 90% of funding for their first round and the second round will need just as many backers! I already know I will be helping, and, they have amazing perks/rewards for everyone that helps them out. So, if you want to know more, please check out their indiegogo page HERE:

Or their Facebook Page here:

Thank you all so much for reading and, if you can not help fund this AMAZING project, then, please help by SPREADING THE WORD! See you in the wastes 😉

Fursuit Friday Feature #19: RAINBOWTAIL


Hello everyone and welcome back to another Fursuit Friday Feature!!! I am very sorry to have missed last week, but, with my wife having Deployed, I kinda lost motivation and to take a hiatus. But, I’m back now and feeling much, much better.
Thanks to all the sweet fuzzbutts out there that sent me very lovely messages and such hoping I got to feeling better soon, you are all awesome!

But, with that being said, I am back and need to get back to business…and what better what than showcasing another Fursuit on everyone’s favorite day!!!!

As you all know, I love the unique characters that are in this fandom, and i especially love ones with bright and crazy colors. Well, Rainbowtail nails that one on the head as he has plenty of color and sparkle to him and he def stands out when placed next to a good portion of furs. I actually had a great time talking to the owner of this suit. They knew what I was talking about when I told them about my wife and the military which is why it seems so appropriate I showcase him now.

The joke about Bravo Co. still makes me laugh.

Anyways, enough rambling. I know you’re here for the interview and more pictures, so, lets get right down to it!!!

1.Name: Jasper Hernandez
2. Character Name:
3. Character Species:
maincoon cat
4. Fursuit Maker (can include links to shop if you want):
theroyalbanana on fa!

5. Total Cost (optional)— 875$

6. How long did it take you to get your Fursuit?
About 7 1/2 months

7. When did you decide that you wanted a Fursuit?
When I became a furry :3

8. Do you go out in public while wearing your suit? Tell us one of your favorite experiences!
Yes I do sometimes
My favorite experience in fursuit would be when I see children’s eyes light up and come running to me wanting a hug! The top moment for me was, I was walking around a parade in suit and this kid was just really scared of all the noises and loud colors. And when I came around the corner, I asked him if he needed a hug, he ran up to me and gave me the biggest hug I have ever received! Later he told me that he was going through some tough times and felt so alone and depressed, and that i talked to him and gave him a hug made his day.

9. Have you been to any Cons in suit? If you have gone to multiple ones, which one is your favorite and why?
I’ve been to San Japan in my old suit
But I am planning to go to Tff!

10. How have people reacted to your Fursuit while you are out in Public?
So far good!

11. What was your main goal in getting a suit? Did you have any plans for it or did you just get one for fun?
I wanted a fursuit oh my baby! That’s all

12. How do you act differently in suit VS when you are dressed as you normally would?
I am always willing to talk to you even suit, but I’m a little more nervous out of suit.

13. What is your favorite thing about wearing a Fursuit?
The memories and people I meet.

14. What is your least favorite thing about wearing a Fursuit?

15. What advice would you give first-time Fursuiters and those considering getting a Fursuit?
Wait a little before you get one
You might grow out of it and have to get a refurb or a whole new suit.
And drink plenty of water and get lots or rest. AND WASH YOUR SUIT PLEASE!

16. What would you say is your biggest peeve when it comes to your Fursuit?
The face that I can’t put it on with my glasses

17. Do you think you will ever get another suit in the future? Would it be an upgrade to your current suit or a different character?
I really want to get a fursuit enterprise suit of my baby jasper!

18. Do you make any videos while in suit (YouTube):
Naw to lazy

19. (Final Question): Any extra words of wisdom you would like to add for anyone reading this?:
Don’t let anyone tell you what you do is weird and nasty. Just be you!
And wash your suit please.

So there you have it folks!

I can totally understand the glasses issues since I have the same problem with Rune. I need my glasses to see but my silly self forgot to actually measure my head with my glasses on, so now, until I get contacts, I need to have a handler guide me around if I am ever going to go Fursuiting in public.

Another thing is washing the Fursuit. Any fursuiter that has been doing this for awhile will remind other Fursuiters to brush and wash their suits regularly because you do sweat a lot in them and you do get very hot thus, Fursuits can easily get very very sweaty.

Still, this was a lovely person to interview, I love the character, love that they got straight to the point with the questions and were able to tell us about some of their fave experiences.

Hopefully I do not miss another Fursuit Friday. I will be in Indiana for about a month but, I will have my laptop on me so it should not be an issue for concern. I’m always looking for new fursuiters to join the ranks and be featured on this blog! We are nearing 20 features which is HUGE!!! So I can’t wait who gets pulled from the hat next!
But if you have a fursuit or know someone that fursuits that would be interested in being featured, please let me know! Leave a comment down below linking me to an FA, Da, or Fb account so I can shoot you a message! 😀

Anyways, that’s all I got for this one so, I will see you guys in the next blog 😉

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