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Making History at the Alamo City Furry Invasion 2017!


“It’s a sleepy day in the sleepy town of Fur City Bluff…” begins the narrative of ‘The Furry, Furry West’ within the ACFI con-book. The page sets the tone, giving us insight to a dusty town under the watchful eye of the Sheriff and his team, to a place where there is a fair coming up, and the looming threat of the Red-Mask-Gang.

Boots, badges, masks, and moneybags…this was the stage for San Antonio’s first-ever Furry Convention.

As someone living in Texas, I first heard of the San Antonio community back in 2016. I had just gone to a comic-con in Alamo City to meet the Power Rangers and I took my fursuit head with me. I thought this would be a great opportunity to suit for a little while, and get used to wearing my character in a crowded place…Needless to say that there were not as many furries there as I thought, and I quickly became intimidated. Long-story-short, this got me noticed (after the con) by a local who mentioned the furmeets happening within the area, and she asked me to add her on facebook so that she might invite me to said-events so I could attend.

While I was never really in the area to go to any of the meets (as I live over 2 hours away) I did research on them. This lead me to videos, and photos, to chatting with Adam King occasionally, and it really gave me an idea of what a Furry Community really looked like. Never did I think that such a tight-knit community could evolve into something so much greater…but after this weekend, I realized that myself along with 737 other people made history as we celebrated and experienced San Antonio’s new Furry Convention!

  • Standing out from all the rest:
    —Since there is already a Furry Convention held in Texas, a lot of people were wondering how ACFI stood apart. On the Official Website, their statement said: “We are working to bring more of the fandom to the state of Texas. We believe that by holding Furry Invasion on the dates we do, we will be offering more options to those that wish to participate in furry conventions rather than competing for attendees with limited time and resources.”
    There were other ways in which ACFI tried to distinguish itself as well. First was with a narrative: not just the one written in the con-book…this was a “live narrative” that followed the story from the con-book and would pop up during events around the convention. It followed the takeover of the town by the Red-Mask-Gang and the efforts to stop them. It ended with a ransom being collected to free one of the staff at the closing ceremonies, and then ended with a cliff-hanger when we learned that someone had taken the safe-box. This narrative would then pick up at ACFI 2018.

    Also, to set itself apart…the con-book was also made to be something like a yearbook. Attendees could have people sign their books or use the spaces to fill in their favorite memories. All of which I thought was an amazing and unique idea that would appeal to a large amount of those going.

(Top left):Avisiris Minnowgulper/ (Top Center):Captain/ (Top Right): Rune/ (Bottom Center): Escap’e
  • Benefits of a brand-new convention:
    —There are several benefits to participating in a newer convention. Some reasons might be more selfish than others but it’s still fun to think about. I think the more ‘selfish’ reason is that you get noticed a lot more and its much easier to be social in a smaller crowd. One thing I noticed about TFF was that there was already established ‘groups’ of friends…and there was so much going on, it was often hard to get pictures, harder to stop and socialize, and it was much harder to stand out. But, with a smaller convention…you get noticed more often which means more pictures, more hugs, more people you actually get to talk to and get to know.

    But, the main reason that I like the idea of a new and smaller convention is because you get to see how it will change! You get to see the convention grow and evolve into something bigger, something better, something greater than you ever imagined…and you do so knowing what the first-ever convention looked like. You are written in as part of that convention’s history, and it’s something really neat to think about. I think it makes those memories in particular stand out all-the more.


Fursuit Parade- Group Photo 2017
  • Breaking records:
    —ACFI ended up placing 2nd place for first-year attendance. There were 737 furries that attended this convention with 100 fursuiters. We raised over $1000 for charities, and this all stemmed from only 200 people originally being invited to the con. So, while we may not have placed first, there were still records broken which ACFI should be proud of!


  • Helping Charity:
    —This year, ACFI chose a local charity called: Pets Alive!
    Their mission is that they are a life-saving organization that only rescues cats/dogs that have been selected for euthanasia. They are working hard to make San Antonio a no-kill community which is something I think we can all get behind! This organization provides a neonatal kitten nursery, parvo-ward, ringworm ward, medical clinic, foster and adoption programs, and a transport program- as well as other amazing things!

    ACFI was able to raise over $1000 for charity and if YOU would like to help this organization, links will be provided down below.


Rune giving high-fives
  • Bringing smiles to people’s face:
    —I have always said that while Furries have become more normalized than they were before, there is still a lot of stigma surrounding the fandom. That is why I think that conventions are really important. It is a chance for us to mingle with the general public…to show them what we are about, and to really make a positive impression on the surrounding community. I loved walking off the elevators and the hotel staff asking for pictures. I also loved all the kids running around, asking for hugs and high-fives. I always love seeing the smiles that fursuits put on everyone’s faces. It shows me that we are setting the right example and really putting the fandom in the right light. Furries, to me, means fun and happiness…that is why I love dressing up in a fursuit for conventions such as this one.

  • Scheduling Errors:
    —Since it was a new con, one has to expect that things like scheduling might get a little out of hand. I guess that there was an issue with the schedule being printed in the book versus what was on the website. The schedule of panels that was posted on the website was correct, but, the schedule posted within the con-book were incorrect. This lead to a lot of people missing their events as well as some events having been cancelled that people were trying to attend ( as well as events overlapping and such). It was not so much ‘bad’ as it was inconvenient…and luckily, we still managed to make most of what we had planned to do.


  • Very Small and Understaffed:
    —New Conventions are very small, and so one can not predict what may or may-not be there. At this con, there were a few vendors, but nothing on the scale of TFF or Anthrocon. Same as with the panels. They were small and kept simple. There are not so many rooms to utilize at the El Tropicano so panels were few and far in-between, but what they did have to offer was still fun and would still appeal to a majority of their attendees.
    However, the bigger problem was the fact that ACFI was obviously understaffed. I often saw people running around like crazy, there was mixed-info on what was happening at any given time, and sometimes the staff did not know what was happening at all. The Fursuit Parade was one of the biggest examples where the time got pushed back twice, and staff did not know what to do with us in the meantime. People in suit were getting hot and had no idea what was happening…and no one really had any answers for us. There was a booth where they were asking people to volunteer for teardown, and my wife and I (as well as my group) put their names down because they really had no one and we did not want to think that they would be there all night working if they did not get a little more help.

    Short staff and poor communication between the staff was also apparent in the closing ceremonies where, they asked for shaving cream pies and a tarp…only to then get the pies but no tarp because: “No one asked for it”. Small mistakes, but things that can definitely be improved upon for next year.


(Left): Captain/ (Center): Escap’e/ (Right): Rune
  • Etc:
    —One thing I find that was also poorly coordinated was the group photo for the fursuit parade, and then seating for the dance competition. When they smooshed us all together for the group photo, my buddy and I already knew we would not be seen. There was no lift for the photographer so there was no way that everyone was getting in. The room was much too small. Sure enough, when the group photo was released…people were sad because they were nowhere to be found.
    The same could be said (in a sense) for the dance competition. My wife was standing behind my chair and though she got to enjoy the show, I saw more of the judges than I did the dancers until finally enough seats opened so that I could move in closer. The room was just too small for all those chairs…and it made it very difficult for short people like me to see. This same scenario could apply to the opening and closing ceremonies. I thought the narratives were hilarious but I could not see them and could barely hear them. I could barely see people getting a pie in the face at the closing ceremonies even though I was near the front.

    Another small complaint happened before the convention…
    I was told via the team that there was nothing I needed for the convention except an ID card. I asked them whether I needed a confirmation e-mail (and whether I would get one) and they said ‘no’. But, the first day that I arrive, I am asked about a confirmation e-mail and whether or not I had one. Then I have to go through a registration process AGAIN just to get my badge and bag. It seemed like this took a lot of unnecessary time and, I feel like this is something they should fix for the next convention.

    Also, I contacted the department about the use of “props” – I contacted the team via their website and through the facebook page which said they typically reply within an hour. I even messaged Adam King himself since I had friended him on facebook. I got no reply from any of the 3 outlets. The question about registration I had received in a day…but a question about props got no response. So, if they are not going to respond to questions about it, they need to at least include cosplay props and such as a section within their code of conduct since I could not find it anywhere.


  • Suggestions:

    —The Headless Lounge needs to be bigger or at least needs more water and more “trees” for the fursuit heads. One is just not enough.

    —Seating for the Dance Competition should not include chairs unless they are in the back- suiters should be warned of this ahead of time so they can make whatever adjustments they need.

    —People doing the narratives need a microphone, and narratives should maybe just get their own panel or their own little event? Just seemed weird how they were shoved into opening and closing ceremonies, although the ransom thing was hilarious.

    —I think next year should focus on getting more staff and working to make better communication between the teams.

    —Code of conduct needs to include a section on cosplay props ( as there currently is none)

    —ACFI needs to work on getting back to people messaging them through the website with questions (and messaging their facebook page as well). Also, I was given some false information which made my process of getting through registration longer than necessary. This is also something that needs to be fixed for next year if possible.

Mummy Furs!
(From Left to Right): Rune, Escap’e, Captain, @thatstupidsnowfox
  • Favorite Memories:
    —ACFI really was a blast, even with all the snags. I have a lot of amazing memories from it, so it is really hard to narrow down my favorites. My biggest and most favorite memory would have to be the Drag Show! Slay Queen was amazing and it was so much fun!!! I was grinning like a goober the entire time and I really hope they continue to bring them back for years to come!!!

    My second favorite moment was actually making a new friend! We ran into @thatstupidsnowfox and he asked to tag along with us. Then we ended up spending a huge majority of the con together and he made for some amazing company. He is an artist and his work is amazing, so if you wanna check it out, his Twitter will be listed down below!!! But it was really great meeting someone new, and really developing what could be a lasting friendship with someone else in the fandom. We had a lot of laughs and adventures together, so here’s hoping we can meet up at cons in the future!

    My third favorite memory was getting to be mummies. There was a panel where people volunteered to be wrapped up as mummies and the other people did the wrapping. In Rune, I got covered in paper towels and toilet paper and then attempted to walk in it. Everyone got a lot of giggles out of it, and we all had a blast walking around like monsters! My wife, Captain, and even my new buddy Nick got to be mummified. We all got a kick out it!


  • Least-favorite Memories:
    —I can not really say that there was a part of the convention that I “didn’t like” because there was nothing that was really ‘bad’ so much as it was probably just short or poorly planned. So, this one was really hard. But I guess if I had to pick something, I would say my least favorite part of the convention was actually the fursuit parade.
    So, usually the parades look better on YouTube…people add music and make them seem magical and fun. But, in reality they are quiet, kind of awkward if no one is cheering, and they tucker out the fursuiters. But this one was silent, awkward, and also extremely short. Not to mention it got delayed a lot…so it just made for a lot of unnecessary confusion. But I think that is something that will be fixed in the future, and it will be better once we get more attendees to go, and there are more suiters participating.

(From Left to Right): Captain, Omnom, Splat, Rune, Escap’e
  • Conclusion:
    —It was amazing laying in bed after the convention and looking at my wife as we talked about all the things that made this convention special. This was her first convention with me, it was also her first time being in a fursuit, and that’s when we realized that we were part of something special. By being there at that first convention, we were part of ACFI’s history.

    We both agreed that this convention is something special, and, we can only see it getting bigger and better in the future. We already plan to attend for 2018 and we wanna see what new things it brings to the table. We want to support this convention and really help it grow. We wanna keep making memories and look back fondly to this time when it was all new and all starting out.

    so, if you’re in the Texas area, ACFI is worth checking out and taking the time to see. The El Tropicano is great hotel, and as the convention grows, we can only imagine what new venues might host us in the future!!! But, give it a go and I think you will have a lot of fun.

    But, as always…what do YOU think? Did you go to ACFI? What was your first impression of the convention? What did you love about it and what did you dislike about it? Where do you think they should focus their improvements? As always, let me know your thoughts and opinions in the comment-section down below. Also, if you got any pictures of myself (Rune), Escap’e, Captain, or our friend Nick…feel free to link those to me in the comment-section as well.

    Thank you all so much for reading. I will see you all in the next blog 😉

Rune & Captain

  • LINKS:
  1. Alamo City Furry Invasion (website)
  2. San Antonio Furries (facebook group)
  3. Alamo City Furry Invasion (facebook page)
  4. @thatstupidsnowfox Twitter (click to see awesome art!)
  5. Captain’s FA / YouTube
  6. Rune’s FA / YouTube / Facebook
  7. Pets Alive Website / Twitter / Facebook / YouTube

BioMutant: A fuzzy-new RPG!


Originally, when I heard about BioMutant, I was not sure whether or not it should be featured on my Furry Blog or my Gaming Blog— so I just went ahead and decided that it should be featured on both!

So, the last time I ever saw cute, little, fuzzy creatures being the main stars of ANY console RPG, it was actually when I learned about TERA. Did I ever play it? No…
But, for those who love the MMO-scene, and especially for furries, this was a huge deal. When it comes to RPGs on consoles, I do not ask for much. I do not care the race of my characters so long as there is a bit of customization involved (even if it is just a difference in your appearances based on weapon or armor equipped), and if the game has a deep-story, well, I am all set.

If I want character customization, I just stick to my PC-MMORPGS like World-of-Warcraft or Guild Wars 2…but I must say that after reading about BioMutant, I am actually curious to see what more it will have to offer in the future, and, with it being on the XBOXone, I am actually considering making this a part of my purchase wish-list when it hits the market-shelves.


  • So what is BioMutant?

”THQ Nordic revealed BioMutant, an “open-world, post-apocalyptic kung fu fable,” for PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One.”

—But we want more of an explanation than that, right?

Well, we do not know who these raccoon-like creatures are, where they originated, or anything like that but, according to the Official Website for the game, we know that the Tree of Life is DYING.

The main life-source for this world has been contaminated, and now it is up to your character to save the world? Or can it even be saved? According to the website there are divided tribes which must now be re-united to face off against the great evils coming from the root of the plague-stricken tree…buuuuuut that’s all the developers seem to be leaking about the main story.


  • What makes the game so unique?

—The game itself is supposed to be a unique twist on 3rd person combat. The main allure to the game will be the way in which your character utilizes their own fighting style. These little creatures learn combat from various Masters scattered across the land. You can mix-ad-match kung-fu combos which is supposed to keep the combat new and always something fresh so that it never gets boring.

But, hand-to-hand combat is not the only thing that can be used to defeat the monsters of this world. There is a weapon crafting system…allowing your characters to mix-and-match parts to create unique weapons which can be used to defeat enemies as well. Articles such as the one written by “Polygon” suggest that while the weapon-system may seem cool…the main focus of the game will be the mastery of the kung-fu styles and really getting up-close-and-personal with your opponents.

Lastly, there are the “powers”. These are harder to explain and while they can be used for various things including fighting, this also seems to tie in with the way character customization will work.


  • So what are these Mutations?

—The game is called BioMutant, right? So how does Mutations work in this world? Well, according to the official website…as you traverse this work, radioactive substances, bio-contamination, as well as other chemicals will allow you to re-code your genetic structure to unlock attributes. These attributes change your appearances such as giving you long claws, barbed tails, and other things. Other attributes are not so much seen…but it is said you will be able to unlock things such as Telekenisis and Levitation which is sure to change the way you play the game. Some things may make combat easier while other might be used strictly for traversing the world in brand-new ways. But, not much else has been said or shown on this development.

As far as other character customization options, there has been nothing shown, thus, I do not think there is anything on this just yet (and there might not be). All character customization might stay strictly to the gear and the mutations.


  • Is it an MMO?

—Though screenshots have shown multiple furry-creatures in one frame, this does not seem to be an MMORPG of any sort. It is not being advertised as such. I think it might be cool if it were, but with all the stuff being incorporated, I think that keeping it a single-player experience is for the best.



  • An Open World…

—There is so little known of the game- though it has claimed that a player gets to build their own adventure in this open world. The official website has also said that the ending does depend on the actions of the players and give us a very “Fable-ish” feel to it because it claims that we can either be the force that unites the tribes or we can be the force which brings them down. The official website claims that this is an: “Unusual Story with an Unusual End” which is guided by a narrator as we make the choices which determine the fate of this world. So, replay-ability seems rather high for this game already with a limitless amount of possibilities since the world is going to be so massive!


  • Conclusion:

—So, in conclusion I am personally excited for a game like this! Open-World games have always been a favorite of mine. I do tend to get lost sometimes in just exploring (and forget to do the campaign), but, that’s really the appeal of games like this. It’s all at your own pace, it’s everything that is done at your own leisure. I love the fact that I get to choose how my story ends, and the character customization being as unique as it is…well, it will mean a lot of fun experimenting to get that “perfect character” that fits a person’s personal play-style!

It looks beautiful, the characters are unique. I think that it has been awhile since we had a good RPG set in a fantastical world where it wasn’t all online. Don’t get me wrong, I love MMORPGs, but, I miss the old days of Oblivion and Skyrim, even Fallout and Fable…and just having that singular adventure.

I am also excited because this game mixes my two favorite genres being Fantasy and Post-apocalyptic-worlds!

But let me know what YOU think? Are you excited for this game? Why or why not? What would you hope they add into the game to make it that much better? Let me know in the comment-section down below, and as always, I will see you all in the next blog 😉

Clumzy Lion’s Fursuit was STOLEN (BLFC 2017)!


Hey fuzzbutts! Please keep your eyes peeled for this fursuit that might be online (for sale illegally) or might be wandering around at cons. As of right now, it has been marked stolen by the owner, and they are trying to get it back…or, get a replacement.

This was posted a couple of weeks ago when it was found out that this Fursuit was stolen out of the owner’s car after BLFC. The owner lost a passport and some other important items…

The original post was shared around by Sebastian Shepherd (on facebook) in multiple Furry Groups as he asked people to spread the news:



Everyone be on the look out for this fursuit head. The owner had it stolen out of his rental car, as well as his passport, before hitching his flight back to Canada after BLFC.

Contact : if you have any information!

Also an article on discussed the situation and was spreading the news saying that if someone found the missing Fursuit, that they would get a $200 reward…

Unfortunately when the con-times hit us, that’s also when it becomes the season for stolen fursuits. So, please be on the lookout for any post concerning a lost or stolen fursuit, take measures to protect your own fursuit, and just help share the news…hopefully the owner has his fursuit returned to him.

Please feel free to share this around…the more exposure this gets, the more likely we are to find it.


Crisis Fund: There was also a charity (GoFundMe) made to help the owner get a replacement head, a new passport, and to replace some of the other things that went missing due to his duffel bag being stolen. But the crisis fund reached its goal of $2,200 and as of today is no longer active. While we are extremely glad that the owner can now get a replacement, we still hope that the original can be retrieved/located/found and returned in good condition.

Protogens are the new craze!!!


^^ Art by Malice-Risu on FA / Comparison chart for Primagen VS Protogen / Primagen are a CLOSED species – Protogen are an OPEN species with common and uncommon variants being free-to-make ^^

Have you ever heard of the Primagen Species?

While you could always check out the official document on them HERE …I will go ahead and sum it up for you: Primagens were made by extraterrestrial beings in another universe. They are artificial beings (with biological bits and pieces) that are tasked with a multitude of things across the universe. They have a very raptor-like appearance and are mostly machine – however, aspects of them still seem to be organic/biological. They have visors as faces that display their emotions…and they are EXPENSIVE!

They are a closed-species, created and run by Malice-risu on FA – and the only way to obtain a Primagen is to bid on the auctions they occasionally hold on their FA page. And let me tell you, those auctions are no joke!

While the creators are nice enough to allow payments plans, I have seen a single Primagen go for well over $1200! Granted, the more you pay, the more awards are unlocked with the purchase of one’s Primagen…but still. It can get really crazy. I myself never even knew Primagens existed until my buddy Captain told me about the Primagen suit she adored and then lead me over to the creator’s page on FA. Seems like everyone wants to get their hands on one, but, with prices reaching what they do…it seems that Primagen are only for the extremely dedicated or the extremely rich.

But, don’t blame the creators. They put the ladder up with a very affordable ‘minimum bid’ and it turns into a “pay what you want” situation. And who is going to turn down $1200? I wouldn’t…

But, I am getting off track. So…Primagens. So many people want one but can never get one. So, what would you say to getting the next best thing?

Well on April 8th, Cedar Andrews (also part of the account Malice-risu on FA) opened up a sub-species to the widely sought-after Primagens and called them: “PROTOGENS“!

So…why are they so special? Well, it’s because they are an OPEN species and therefore they are FREE to make! Well…the common and uncommon variants anyways. But, this seems to be good enough if not better for a majority of the fandom who are always teetering on the edge of ‘broke’…therefore the Protogens have exploded over the last few days, completely clogging my feed.

So…a species like this has to have rules right? Well, Cedar Andrews was sure to post those up along with a nice little anatomy chart detailing how the Protogens work:

Protogen Guidelines

☆ Protogens are an open species, you may make your own so long as it follows the species design guidelines.
☆ Some design limitations for protogens include:
– Generally no Dinosaur anatomy, as it reflects too close to Primagens.
– Their bodies are designed to be bipedal (Walks on 2 legs) so are unable to take a full feral form, but modded limb attachments can make a more feral appearance.
– STRICTLY biological ears only, Mechanical ears are one of the Prime design features of Primagen


Protogen means “prototype” so that in canon the Protogens were the first-version models of what would later become the Primagens. Pretty cool, right?

  • But…what are the differences to Primagens?

A lot of people seem to be asking the same question over and over and making the same observation…and that is: “How are these different from Primagens?” because, without reading and going on sight alone, there really doesn’t seem to be too much that is different, right?  Wrong. Protogens have several differences that set them apart…it’s only that most of it is what the Protogens have on inside and what they CANT do as a species. But, there are other differences as well.

  1. Primagens have more dinosaur-anatomy and traits. Protogens are not allowed to have ANY dinosaur traits or anatomy, thus why they have to have paws.
  2. Primagens are mostly artificial thus look more robotic. Protogens are still very-much biological. And no matter what, Protogens must have biological ears while Primagens have the robotic ears.
  3. Primagens have longer faces (because of the whole raptor-thing) and Protogens have rounded and shorter faces.
  4. Primagens can not eat or digest food nor open their mouths – Protogens can and must do this because they have working organs inside of them.
  5. Primagens can be hybrids and can also take on feral forms – Protogens can only be bipedal with no feral forms or hybrid fusions allowed.
  6. Protogens are not allowed to have wings unless they are of the rare variant (auction only)

So those are just a few of the differences between the species. People have still complained that this is not enough to really separate the two species, but what is done is done…and Malice-Risu says they are proud of their creation and of their species- as they should be!


  • Are there Protogen Adopts?

Yes, already people have been posting Protogen adopts all over the furry groups on facebook and in the official facebook group for the species. But, you are only allowed to put up 2 adopts for sale within a 7-day period. People may only make common and uncommon variants for adopt. Rare variants can only be obtained through auction via the creators.


  • Common, Uncommon, and Rare Protogen:

These can be found on the Protogen anatomy chart. Common Protogens are open and free to make. They have one set of ears and no horns. Uncommon Protogen are also open and free to make. The uncommon types have 2-sets of ears and can have basic horns. The RARE Protogen are closed and only available via adopt. Malice-Risu said these rare adopts will be at a set price unlike their Primagen auctions (but later they made them into auctions just like Primagen) – rare creatures have more than 2 sets of ears and they have horns, and they can even have wings! Other special traits such as extra visors have also been seen in the rare variants.


  • Where to find Protogen:

While you can find them by checking out Malice-Risu on Furaffinity – the best place to research the Protogen and see what other people are creating is by checking out the Official Primagen & Protogen Group on Facebook!

Also these little dudes have been popping up on instagram / FA / and Furry Amino.


PORTAL by flamesvoices V2

^^Art by: flamesvoices (FA) // Portal the Primogen belongs to me aka RuneAngelDragon on FA ^^

So, I did it…I jumped on the bandwagon and my buddy made me a Protogen because like a lot of other people, I don’t have hundreds and thousands of dollars to get myself a custom Primagen. And you know what? I feel like this species better suits me. I like the more biological look and feel of it while still keeping the cool display-face. I don’t mind a shorter snout…and I prefer not having the dinosaur traits and anatomy.

So yes…just in case you were wondering what the recent explosion of creatures has been on FA and in facebook groups…no, they are not robot-sergals…and don’t let anyone try and convince you otherwise / they are probably the new Protogen 😀

Thank you all so much for your continued support on this blog! Thank you for taking the time to read up on Protogens, they are a nifty little species indeed! Special thanks to Malice-Risu for opening up these guys to us…

More to come in the future! And so, as always, I will see you all in the next blog! 😉

Run, Definitely Run – DISBANDING!


This news comes to my from my buddy Captain (who linked me to the post HERE) but, it would seem that the band called: “Run, Definitely Run!” is disbanding. The lead-singer of the group (known in the fandom as Omnom) made a post about it late night on April 7th talking about the decision:

band bye

There was not much else to be said. It was made pretty clear and people were heartbroken. Fans were trying to see if maybe this was just a late April-Fools joke, but, band members came in and told them that it was indeed true…and that despite the begging for them to stay together, they just had different visions.

But, the group is still close friends with each other…and that should be one of the most important things.

Run, Definitely Run! is a Nerdcore band based in Phx, AZ. and founded in 2015. But, that’s all I really know of them to be honest. I know they have been to several conventions as the star of the show…and recently at TFF 2017 they were the main performance taking place after the dance competition!
There was a lot of boosting for them to stay after the competition and listen in, and Omnom took to the stage to talk about their cover of the Pokemon Theme song which was going to be “phenomenal”.

Sadly, I wasn’t able to stay for the show, but, from what I heard from it outside of the stage and down the hall, it did not sound too bad. But luckily, my friend did find a video for their cover on YouTube so that you could give it a listen and judge for yourself:

I am pretty sure there are several videos circulating YouTube as well of their performance from TFF as con videos have been popping up every single day since the the convention ended…and, while the band has decided they will not be playing at BLFC, they are having one last performance at Club Red (East) / in Mesa, Arizona (next week on the 15th of April).

All we can do is wish everyone in the band the best of luck with their vision! I may not know them personally, but I hope they all find what they are looking for as they each pursue their musical dream! As for Omnom, you can find him via his facebook, and he not only does music, but, he has recently been doing small YouTube skits with popular furry YouTubers and fursuiters such as Majira Strawberry and Telephone!

Also, the band members linked can be followed separately if you are interested in keeping up with them. While I wish I had more information, there was no Wiki on the band, their Facebook and Twitter had not been updated very often…and their website seems to already be down.

If you would still like to support the band, they can be found via Spotify where they host their music:

Also their album which is for sale HERE!

So, a sad day for their loyal followers but we wish them all the best and we look forward to the next thing they have to over to the world, even if it is separately! As band member Lynn Patafla said:

We’ve all been down this road separately, we’re still good friends! We just have different visions musically, so we’ll succeed on our own paths! We know not to let it go to waste. ^.~

That’s all I got for now, but thank you all for reading!
Thanks for your continued support and, as always, I will see you all in the next blog 😉

Offer help for Orlando…

Orlando Support by TropiCanisOOrlando support by TropiCanis
**Rune and Orion support ribbon art by: TropiCanis (FA) // Ander Holmberg (FB)**

It is all over the news, but, there are still some people who are in the dark about the tragedy that recently struck Orlando, Florida.

On June 12th, Sunday, at 2AM…police received a call from a man named Omar Mateen. The man said he had pledged himself to ISIS, started talking about the Boston Marathon Bombings, and then, with his assault rifle and his pistol, he walked into the Gay Nightclub called “Pulse” and he began shooting.

50 were killed…53 more were injured, and a city is in mourning. Omar Mateen was eventually met by a SWAT Team and was killed, but, that does not even begin to cure the hurt and loss the people of Orlando have had to endure. A man that had pledged himself to a terrorist organization…whose Father said he was “mad when he saw two men kissing” while in a bathroom in Miami…Omar per-meditated this attack as he drove over an hour away and stole innocent lives that gave him no harm. Two FBI investigations prior to this, Omar was always set free and never monitored…he was free to buy himself a weapon, and because of it, the Army lost a Captain, a friend lost her battle buddy…sisters were lost, daughters…sons, and Brothers…all of them gone.

This was a hate-crime towards the LGBT community, and, as the Furry Community is mostly that of LGBT nature (myself included)…it was  a serious blow, and one that prompted many people within the LGBT Community to cry out: “Stop Killing Us”

Hate crimes are common…even with the passing of equality, LGBT people are still frightened because they are still targets. Hate crimes happen all the time, but not one of this magnitude…at least there hasn’t been for some time. Orlando is shaken, it’s people scared…Orlando needs our help.

So…now what I say to you is: “If you’re going to show your support…Offer help to Orlando / not just your prayers.”

Now, before you go off your rocker, allow me to explain…

There are a lot of tragedies in this world, and every time the world is afflicted with something new, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites come up with something so that you can show support for the victims…
Hashtags, filters that change your profile picture. All these things are nice and they look pretty…but in all honesty, they do nothing. When France was attacked/bombed by ISIS, everyone changed their profile picture to a French flag…and one girl that was in France put it in perspective when she said that…most of France was suffering a blackout because of the bombs. Most people in that area did not even have internet, and if they did, they could not see those little filters…she put it plainly that France would need to be rebuilt…families would need help, that France needed money, not silly gestures.

Praying for victims, sending out your good vibes…while all of those things are nice and are a wonderful gesture if you have no other way of helping…for those of us able to help, we have to think realistically that thoughts and prayers do nothing for the people suffering. It’s money that makes the world go round unfortunately, and there are charities and such that could really use all the help they can get to help these families in their time of need…helping with funeral costs, or medical bills for those that were injured but still survived. That is what we should be focusing on right now…not just a hashtag or a filter…but something that will actually matter.

So now you’re thinking: “Rune…you have one of those so-called ‘silly’ pictures, so, why are you being such a hypocrite?”

Well…that’s simple. I paid for them and donated money to help out Orlando. As I said…a thought, a gesture such as a picture and a filter…for those that can not offer money to help, showing support is not bad. But, for those that can help and don’t…well, showing their “support” with pictures is not really showing support…more or less it becomes a way for people to feel better about the fact that they could help but don’t want to give over $5 or less for a cause they think does not concern them.

Again, as an example involving the bombings of France…

I was out at breakfast with some friends, and one of the girls said she had changed her filter to the France flag and that we should all do the same. I told her I was not going to be changing my picture…and when she asked me why, I asked her in return: “Well, is Facebook giving out money to victims and their families if I change my picture?” she told me no (which I already knew). So then I asked her what good it was doing to change my picture. If a lot of people in France can not see it, and, if my changing my picture really does nothing as far as donations go…then why would I change my picture? Instead, I told her I was going to donate money to France, even if it was $1 because that would actually go towards something they could actually use…and then she fell silent. I’m sure that she thought she was doing something that was for the good…but, people have become very detached from reality with the use of the internet and social media. Anymore, we forget what real tragedies mean…what they do to people, to cities, to entire countries. I feel like, anymore, without some filter or hashtag, we forget how to band together as ‘people’…and we forget how to really help one another.

I’m sure I will get flack for this…but it’s merely the truth. Anymore we, as humans, only know how to act through use of a computer screen or mobile device.

As mentioned before…there is no shame in not having money to give. Times are tight…and by all means, show your support in any way that you can. If you can give money and this is a cause you say you truly support, then, even $1 can go a long way. There are a lot of charities out there you can give to, and you can even go out and donate blood…because there are survivors that need it, and you’re always saving a life this way. But, if you can give money…please do so. Because Orlando needs you to offer your help right now…not prayers.

PS= Also, one more note…
I have seen it going around that people have been claiming a Furry was killed in the club. This (so far) has been shown to be a mere troll, that there has not been a confirmed person from our Community in the shootings, and, I will try and keep everyone updated if that changes.

That’s all I have for now…
I’m very sorry to start the week on such a sad note. I would have written sooner…but, with new evidence and other things coming in all the time on the shootings and victims, I wanted to wait until I had facts and numbers to give you (to avoid an obnoxious amount of edits). I am still on vacation for another 2 weeks and will not be around so often in that time. Furry Friday will still happen this week, but next week we will not have a feature since I have fallen behind on spotlighting the last feature that came out (which means no one really saw it).  Thank you all for tuning in, more blogs hopefully to come in the future, and, as always…I will see you all in the next one.

Furaffinity hacking 2016


It’s been 4 days now…but, as most people already know, Furaffinity (often just known as FA) was hacked on 5/17. Right now, the site is on “Read Only” mode while they tinker with security, but, here is what we know so far.

  • FA is notorious for getting hacked and having server issues:

—It has been very common among discussions about FA’s hacking that Fa is often the target of hackers and just having server problems in general because of its size. This has made people very wary about adding new content to their accounts, and more and more people have debated where they should really conduct their business. Website history has shown severe server problems in the years: 2005, 2008, and 2009 // this due to outage’s, bad hardware, bad coding, and security holes.  The site was hacked in 2007, 2010, and now in 2016. These do not even include the DDoS attack in 2014. Plus, with how often the site stops working or is shut down monthly for maintenance…these problems do not seem to surprise the Furry Community anymore.

FA usb
^^ The USB drives containing FA source code. ^^

  • No one knows who the hackers were:

—In any of the hacking incidents on FA, no one ever came to know who the hackers were or why they were even hacking the site to begin with. This time, it was a source code leak that was then distributed at Furry Conventions on a specific USB drive. Admin Dragoneer said that the only thing they knew was that this source code had been obtained via recent “ImageTragick” exploit. Apparently it is a common server-side image processing software. He said that one of the USB drives that had been distributed had been confiscated and was being analyzed. The news reports that after the analyzing began, a second attack happened at FA and now, 4-days later, we know that 2 of the USB drives were found and confiscated at the “Biggest Little Fur Con”, and, anyone having any information on who the hackers might be have been asked to report to Dragoneer directly.

  • 6 days data was lost:

—The initial damage that most people noticed was that anything uploaded after May 11th was lost. This is because the last back-up for the website was May 11th. FA Admin teams said they would love to do daily back-ups as most people recommended…but they said it caused severe slow-down of the site, and it was something they had been working on doing for some time, but still did not have the means to do. Without the back-up though, several galleries had been completely wiped…so, 6 days of uploads does not seem so bad.

  • A severe problem for artists/commissioners:

—One of the bigger problems of the attack aside from missing uploads was the deletion of watchers from the site. Several artists use FA as their means of income, and notes and journals were even affected by this attack. Customer information went missing because of that, and commission details were lost. While the site was down…customer and artist were not always able to communicate, and even after the site came back up…some watchers were lost, and some people could not be found right away. It has caused a serious issue with artists and has made them debate whether they should start conducting their business elsewhere.

  • Passwords and E-mails are at risk:

—Initially it was said that nothing other than galleries and watchers had been compromised on FA. But now it has been said that while the site is in “read only” mode that e-mails, passwords, and other personal information has been compromised. Because of this, after the site goes back online in full, all members will be asked to change their passwords and etc to ensure that they are fully protected.

  • A huge migration to Furry Network:

—While FA was down, I myself noticed that there was a huge number of people migrating to a site (in beta right now) known as “Furry Network”. It was made public right before the attack on FA even though it had been via “invite only” before (users needed a code to create an account). Now people have been moving their business of there as well as going back to other art sites such as DeviantArt, Weasyl, and other sites…even working through their FB pages. It’s unsure how many people quit using FA because of the recent attack.

  • Conclusion:

—In conclusion…there is not much to say. A lot of people are considering this a hate crime. Because of more recent attacks on Furry Facebook groups and more aggression seemingly towards the Furry Fandom, people see this as a hate-crime and think that FA will always be a target. Same as there has been a massive migration to Furry Network, people now worry that Furry Network will now be subject to the same type of attacks and that we, as a fandom, are caught in a vicious cycle. Anyways…for those interested in reading about this for themselves, info can be found in the FA forums and the FA wiki page HERE:
Wiki Page:

I hope you all are having a great weekend thus far, thank you all for tuning in, and, I will see you all in the next one 😉

Angel Dragon Canon will be coming!

Yes, you actually heard that right…

This is not exactly NEW news…as this happened several weeks ago. But, it was still something I failed to post about that I want to bring to light now. So, as most people in the Ad and DAD communities…there has been this petty war going on. Anymore, I’m not pointing fingers. I won’t say it’s completely one person’s fault or the other person’s fault. In fact, I see fault on BOTH sides.

But…this whole debate came after a statement was released from the DAD Community, saying that regular Angel Dragons “were not a real species”

Now, as you can probably guess, this ruffled more than a few feathers in the AD Community, and cries of outrage ensued. Are Angel Dragons a species? Of course they are! But…unfortunately, the DAD Community did come up with some valid points. So, during a Skype call with others in the AD Community, this was my two-cents on it:

It’s going to be hard to make this stop…

…honestly, it is. There are points on both sides here, the more I am involved in all this, the more I see where both sides are coming from. Angel Dragons…is it a species? Yes…I believe so. I believe it could be…and I believe it is the chibi fluffy dragons that are mistaken as Dutch when not in feral form. I see them more as those people that like the looks of a fluffy chibi Dragon but do not believe in DAD restrictions and/or their characters do not fit in the lore. Also, they are Angelic in nature. So yes, it is a species. But, are Dutchies a sub-species of Angel Dragon? I would not say sub-species…but I might go so far to say a sister-species. But sub-species means it came from Angel Dragons…as if the fluffy chibi dragons somehow inspired a dragon-horse hybrid and I just don’t see sub-species working for something that was meant to be original. Whether or not its an unpopular idea…then it is what it is…but that’s how I feel.

However, there was a point made that Angel Dragons have NOTHING in common with one another…and that’s actually true. Not all Angel Dragons are Angelic in nature, not all of them share fluff or rounded noses. Some calling themselves Angel Dragons are just what people would normally see as a regular dragons. Some have pointed noses, some have round, some have blank eyes, some have cartoony eyes. Some use theirs as humanoid, some are only feral…some use theirs for NSFW still calling themselves “Angel” and some do not. There is nothing making us one group other than the fact that we come together as a family of people with common interests and a love for chibi dragons. But, the creatures themselves have nothing in common. So, it is a point they can make, and until that issue is resolved…we do not have much grounds for calling ourselves a species even though we are and we know we are. I’m not one for policing a species and I believe in freedom of creation…but like a wolf is different than a dog, so an Angel Dragon should be standing out from a typical dragon and there should be some common core rules that link us together as a species. That’s the only way we can combat what the Dutchies are trying to say about us.

So I agree we need to take counter-measures, but we need to analyze everything they said, make improvements where they need to go…really think about what it is to be an Angel Dragon outside of a regular Dragon (since that is the main argument of the DADs) and then go from there. But this whole petty war thing…it’s getting tiresome…and with the DADs White Knights launching the attack like that…I think they need to grow up.

I know that what I had to say made a few people grumble…but, they knew at the same time that what I had said…they could not argue. What makes DAD’s unique is not really their design (horse and dragon hybrids have been around forever…good luck being original in this fandom), but rather, it is their lore and their story. It’s the story behind what inspired them as well as their canon for their characters which involves the reason why they have rules against muzzle rings and no genitals…

So, after my statement…there was a quiet…and then Hyro (one of the leaders of the AD Community) made this announcement:

AD canon coming

Now, this has been weeks already…and the story is still under development. The problem I am seeing with this is because of how “individual” each member of the Community wants to be. When it came to the “Underworld Dragons”, someone said they wanted to be a “Nether Dragon” instead. So now we have a sub-species of Underworld Dragon…or not? This person wanted it to be its own unique thing…Not to mention we have the Tunnel Claw ADs which at least have their own canon story…then there’s Pearl which is unique because her ice powers came from her own back-story. So, I wonder if a Canon will really draw us together as species? I wonder what kind of story could even begin to relate us all to one another without it getting too unorganized? As of right now…with everyone wanting to be their own special dragon, dragon-hybrid, or themed dragon…I’m having a hard time seeing hope for a solid canon…but honestly, only time will tell what is in store for the AD Community.

But…just thought I would post this update.

The Angel Dragons have always been a species. Once the Community was forged and the majority pulled away from being a DAD it should have been long established that we were our own thing. But, as I said…with everyone wanting to be their own special snowflake…and not much in common with one another (including general anatomy), it has been hard for us to stand our ground as an actual, solid species…

Either way…this constant back-and-forth between the two communities needs to end. Whether or not they decide to come together to cooperate, they at least need to have some sort of truce, drop their personal past issues, and leave each other alone if they cannot work together as a team.

WYR is not coming again this week, so more artists highlights ahead. Thanks so much to the people tuning in, and, I will see you all in the next one 😉

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