June 24th, 2019

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AlbuFURque XVII

Saturday was the annual furmeet at Fur Central. The consensus was that we finally got our groove back after a few years of drama. I think the total head count was around 60 with a total of 15 fursuiters. Even Pissy Toad made a special guest appearance as it hopped across the patio. It was an interesting meet because we also had members of a film crew who are making a horror movie and wanted a furry subplot. It was basically them coming to see furries in their natural habitat. They had several local furs working on the production. There was talk of filming at the meet, but it was decided that it would be best not to. After talking with the director and the producer I started getting a bad feeling about things. Having seen enough "making of" and or mockumentaries about how Hollywood works, them saying that "we're too normal" means to me that they would then have to "spice things up" to sell tickets. That then translates into possibly another "CSI." But they were fun to talk to. They brought a karaoke machine since they thought they could possibly film a scene where their "star" would sing to a bunch of furries. She get cold feet, however, when one of our own, who sings theater, got up and performed a song from "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" and brought the house down.

So hopefully we have turned the corner and the drama of the past is put behind us. We have people in our group who attend functions with the splinter groups and the general feeling with the other groups is "meh." We had a few folks who have been away for a few years and they came back to open paws. It feels like we're in a good place. Sure, there's some small relationship drama that goes on since there will always be breakups, but we tell folks to just stay civil. So far so good.

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