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Apr. 2nd, 2009

08:16 pm - Fursuits = juggling

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The biggest misconception about furries that I've seen held by members of the general public is that, at furry cons at least, they wear their costumes ALL the time. Of course, they don't; you couldn't do that without passing out from heatstroke or dehydration!

And I thought of a good analogy: imagine a convention of jugglers. The jugglers aren't constantly juggling for hours on end; they'd kill their arms doing that! They might practice juggling from time to time in the hallways, but only for a few minutes at a time. Similarly, fursuiters go up to the hotel room, put on the fursuit, wander the halls for a while showing the costume off, posing for photos, maybe funning around, and then after half an hour or so they go back upstairs, get out of the suit and hang it up to dry, shower and change.

Thus, fursuiting is like juggling. It's only done for short periods at a time.

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From:beetiger
Date:April 3rd, 2009 02:26 am (UTC)
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I want to go to a convention where people juggle fursuits.
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From:jugularjaguar
Date:April 3rd, 2009 03:06 am (UTC)

Heatstroke or Dehydration

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Hah! Next con I see you at I will show you wrong!!!! Aside from having to mark territory leave behind that other marking darn it I will be out there all the con.

Barring the biggest reason to get out of suit

Boredom.
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From:zorinlynx
Date:April 3rd, 2009 03:48 am (UTC)
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Unless you're at MFF and can spend all afternoon out in near freezing temps, all happy in a warm fursuit. :)
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From:orv
Date:April 3rd, 2009 05:26 am (UTC)
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Some of them do wear tails the whole time, though! Sometimes on the flight in, too.

When bluerain and I fly down to FC we like to play "spot the furry." Somehow even out of costume you can usually pick them out of a crowd.


Edited at 2009-04-03 05:27 am (UTC)
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:April 3rd, 2009 07:23 am (UTC)
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Yeah, exactly! They have this look to them. They look like... well, me. :} Or else they look like nerdy college students on vacation (which is usually what they are).
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From:deckardcanine
Date:April 3rd, 2009 04:41 pm (UTC)
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Well, the good ones shower and change....
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From:thecanuckguy
Date:April 4th, 2009 06:14 am (UTC)
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Exactly! Except for the fact that jugglers are a bunch of frickin' PERVERTS! I mean, they have *balls*! And *sticks*! That says it right there! And some of them even do *gasp* "contact juggling"! That shows what kind of sickos they are right there!
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