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Friday, July 13th, 2018
10:26 am
People Status
As an aside, this original post was made I think sometime in 2016... so some of the stuff below may have timing issues, the important thing is the list at the bottom. I keep revising the post date so it doesn't get lost in the jumble of other posts... as few as those seem to come these days.

A post on Twitter caught my attention and I thought I'd mark it down here - and maybe some input in the comments section could help also. It's in regards to people that were known but seemingly dropped off into limbo - either in terms of intentional or unintentional disappearance.

Just curious what happened to folks, especially people I interacted with at some point over the years and... I don't know where they've gone to. Friendships can end or drift apart and that's depressing enough, I think it may be more depressing to remember someone and have close to zero idea whatever happened to them. It's weird how online social networks can open up new worlds in terms of meeting people but it can also make you more vulnerable if a lot of your communication proceeded over those sorts of channels - in some cases I don't even know the person's RL name, just whatever alias they used.

I know it's nice to have known people and that they've had some sort of impact on your life (whether you really know it or not) but... I don't like not knowing, I'm odd like that :P

Starting with a quick list, anybody know what happened to these folks?

* alias_pup (Only met the guy once, can't remember if he was a friend of Grizz or just joined out of the blue but he helped out at the MS Walk with taking photos. Seemed like an interesting guy but he quickly dropped off the grid, I think he moved out of the area a long while back (California?). LJ account hasn't been updated in years.) (status as of 4/27/16)
* bennetfox (Don't even remember last time I saw him, at a con years ago?) (status as of 4/27/16)
* boixboi / Benji(?) (I think this was the name he went by in the fandom, although lj account I knew him by hasn't been updated in years. First met him I think at MFM 2003, he was one of the people that joined pandaguy's group for the zoo trip. Remember seeing him at other cons, definitely some of the FC cons when it was still at the DoubleTree.) (status as of 4/27/16)
* cyberwolf80 / WhiteWolf Darkpaw (Last saw him at MidWest FurFest several years back) (status as of 4/27/16)
* internetjello (This one is a longshot, I only knew them briefly through my version_zero community and their _eek_thecat_ community; deleted their account a long while back. I liked their contributions on both sites, was sad to see them vanish) (status as of 4/27/16)
* killen / shepherdbear (Knew him from... I think people I had met in Connecticut. I think the last interaction I had with him was about 2005, though there could have been some after under his other lj account which apparently was deleted while his original was just forgotten. It looks like he moved overseas sometime 2005 or 2006 but that's about as current an information that I have on him) (status as of 12/19/16)
* lecarick (Did not know him that well, knew he had some heavy substance issues... really just curious what happened to this guy) (status as of 10/14/16)
* plushielove / Galliga (He was an upstate NY fur but moved out to California around 2008) (status as of 4/27/16)
* suicidehelmet / Death Panda(?) (I think that was a furry name he used at like the only time I met him, which I think was MFF maybe? Remember so little about this guy, mostly just had interactions on livejournal back in the day :/ ) (status as of 12/29/16)

* canj (NYC for awhile then I think he moved?) Appears to have moved to Ohio, on twitter under bitwiseyote (updated status as of 4/27/16)
* cnipur / Luchy / Chano / chanobear (Dropped off facebook, far as I can tell, at least a couple years ago... not to mention the other sites listed on his wikifur entry. I know he was originally located in Canada but got the impression he was thinking of relocating to the United States after he finished with school.) Found on LinkedIn, depending on how recent it has been updated... appears he's working and doing well in Canada. (updated status as of 09/11/18)
* mightyomnivore / Boomer Skunk / Guillermo (He purged his lj account years ago; last saw him at MOCCANY a few years back, I heard he was still in NYC but people I know who saw him occasionally haven't heard from him in a long while; he hasn't answered emails, one person stopped by his apartment last year but there was no response so not sure if he's even still living there or not) Found on Facebook under real name, seems to be doing well. (updated status as of 4/27/16)
* morganbatness (I know he moved down to Florida at one point...) Since moved to California, on twitter as moonlitwingsx (updated status as of 4/27/16)
* StickDevil (Artist who drew the icon I'm using for this post, I know he left the furry fandom some years back and deleted (as far as I know) all his online accounts and put a block on his Wikifur bio). While doing asearch on DA someone provided a link, looks like he changed his profile to Ducky / DuckDraw. Drawing style has changed, but appears to be same person. (updated status as of 4/27/16)
* tigerfoxx (Another who I used to keep in touch with but haven't heard from in at least a couple years, briefly ran into him during FAU when it was in NJ) He's shown life again on livejournal, so at very least reviewing lj or twitter. Later ran into him at a CT Diner meet in 2018. (updated status as of 09/12/18)

I'm sure there are more, I'll update as the list gets expanded. Anybody know anything about these people or want me to add to the list?

Additional list on tjcoyote's account
Monday, May 14th, 2018
10:48 am
Sheep & Wolves / The Cat Returns
Not going to go into any kind of depth with these two movies, just a very vague sense of what I liked/disliked.
A week ago I rented the movie Sheep & Wolves, a movie that first came onto my radar something like... four years ago? I can't even remember, there was a short trailer in Russian which caught my eye and seeing the plot was mostly about transformation it caught my interest as well, it helped that the animation looked halfway decent also :)

Short synopsis: Wolf who constantly acts immature accidentally changes himself in a sheep. Collapse )

Now another movie which I saw about a couple months ago - The Cat Returns. Short synopsis here - girl rescues a cat and finds that there are a society of cats who are now indebted to her, but the gift(s) cause more trouble than they're worth. Collapse )

For the tl/dr crowd, both movies worth watching - I recommend both, especially if you're into talking animals ;)
Wednesday, April 11th, 2018
3:51 pm
Two cons
This past weekend I participated in two convention/events that have become a rather regular occurrence for me: MoCCA Fest and PAX East. It kind of worked out alright for me this year, regularly PAX tickets for saturday sell out super fast - as with the last year or two I only managed to buy a sunday pass, but MoCCA is a two day event so I was able to juggle both.

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Friday, April 6th, 2018
4:32 pm
Con-Roster Meme (updated?)
There was a gap of updating this list between 2013 and 2016 so... I might be missing some stuff, tried to update it as best as I could remember and am going to try and update this as I attend new conventions/years. Attendance can blur year over year which is why I'm trying to keep at least a somewhat accurate list :P

AnimeNext: 2003
Anthrocon: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Chiller Theater: 2006
FA United: 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
FurFright: 2003, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013
Furpocalypse: 2014, 2016
Further Confusion: 2004, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2015, 2016
HELIOsphere: 2018
Horrorfind: 2003, 2004, 2005
I-Con: 2005
Lunacon: 2004, 2014
Mephit FurMeet: 2003, 2004
Midwest FurFest: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2013
NY ComicCon: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
PAX East: 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Rock and Shock: 2011
Special Edition NYC: 2014, 2015
What The Fur: 2011

FEDGE: 2005
Furryball: 2009
FoxMAS: 2008, 2010, 2016
MoCCA: 2003(?), 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Pandaguy Picnic: 2004
Monday, April 2nd, 2018
2:07 pm
The trainwreck of an old alumnus
I'm in a posting mood today I guess so I think I'll add in some notes to myself about a guy I kinda/sorta knew back in High School who it might be worthwhile to chronicle some of the gossip I'd heard about him for the past... decade or so (my memories on the timeline of events is a bit blurry so I'm pretty sure most of what I'm about to share has happened in that timeframe). Bear with me, this is going to be a messy post as I ramble on about this guy.

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EDIT: I don't think it's mentioned in the above, soon after I made the above post I found out that Brett was fired for drinking at work. So now the mom is apparently worried about him while she's aways, she apparently asked his sister to keep an eye on him during those times. Then I found out I guess the last time he was over her apartment while he was drunk he got a little... slappy? with the baby (the baby is not quite a year old). I don't think Mary has told anyone else this, really she should because something like that should mean he never sees the baby without someone else there to supervise him, certainly never there while drunk, and maybe never again at all in my personal opinion. So, further downhill for him.
Tuesday, March 13th, 2018
5:09 pm
2018: Calendar of Upcoming Events
Since this came in so handy last year, I'm again going to us lj to keep track of my upcoming races/registered events.

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09/15 (Sat): Citifield Color Run 5k
0924 - 09/28: (PTO)
09/30 (Sun): NYRR Bronx 10M

10/06 (Sat): NYC Comic Con
10/07 (Sun): NYC Comic Con
10/14 (Sun): NYRR Staten Island Half
* 10/27 (Sat): Furpocalypse

11/04 (Sun): NYC Marathon
11/05 - 11/09: PTO

* indicates un-registered events, blocking off dates on calendar.
Sunday, March 4th, 2018
10:53 pm
Show status
Television shows - Last Season Watched
??? = Either reminder of show I'm interested in seeing or don't have a season completed yet
This is more of a note to myself, mostly shows I've been purchasing or borrowing from the library.

Agents of SHIELD - season 1
American Horror Story - season 6
Angry Birds Toons - season1/volume 1
Archer - season 8
Arrow - season 4

Better Call Saul - season 3
Big Bang Theory - season 10
Boardwalk Empire - season 5 / complete
Bob's Burgers - season 4
Bojack Horseman - ???
Bored to Death - season 3 / complete
Breaking Bad - season 5 / complete
Bump in the Night - season 2 / complete
Burn Notice - ???

Castle - ???
Community - season 1

Desperate Housewives - season 1
Dexter - season 1

Fear the Walking Dead - season 3
Flash, The - season 3
Fresh Off the Boat - season 1

Game of Thrones - season 7
Gotham - season 3
Gravity Falls - ???

House of Cards - season 5
How I Met Your Mother - ???

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - season 11
iZombie - season 3

Justified - season 6 / complete

Larry Sanders Show, The - season 6 / complete
League, The - season 7 / complete
Lilyhammer - season 1
Limitless - season 1 / complete

Middleman, The - season 1 / complete
Mike Tyson Mysteries - season 1
Modern Family - season 8
Monk - ???

Once Upon a Time - season 6
Orange is the New Black - season 4
Over the Garden Wall - season 1 / complete

Parks and Recreation - season 7 / complete
Penny Dreadful - season 3/complete
Portlandia - season 8 / complete
Psych - season 1

Rick and Morty - season 3

Silicon Valley - season 4
Sons of Anarchy- season 7 / complete
Space Dandy - season 2 / complete
Super Mansion - season 1
Superstore - season 1

Teen Titans Go! - ???
True Blood - season 7 / complete
Tyrant - season 1

Veep - season 6

Walking Dead, The - season 6
Wayward Pines - season 1
We Bare Bears - ???
Workaholics - season 1
Thursday, February 22nd, 2018
7:20 pm
The Crying Game
Yesterday I finally watched this movie from the nineties, it’s one of those flicks a lot of people know about (especially it’s “twist”) but few have actually seen. Maybe it’s because I rewatched Ace Ventura Pet Detective not long ago but curiosity got the better of me and I picked it up at the library.

It was not what I expected. I didn’t even realize Forest Whitaker was in it, I had to look it up on IMDb because I swore his voice sounded so I odd it had to be dubbed... nope. The story itself just kinda odd, involving IRA soldiers and some odd turns in the plot. As for the twist itself... I’ll admit I was a bit disappointed by its tameness. It’s nothing like the parody done in Ace Ventura. Also overall kinda anticlimactic... honestly the movie is pretty forgettable, even for that one scene the parodies will be remembered far longer.

But at least I can scratch this off movies I’ve been wanting to see.
Monday, January 1st, 2018
4:46 pm
Year in Review: 2017
First off, Happy New Year; now for one last look to this year passed...

This time I'll order it with the 'not much of an update' and "fluff" before getting to more serious topics, so bare with me.

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Sunday, December 31st, 2017
6:57 pm
Movies: 2017
1. April and the Extraordinary World (2015)
2. Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016)
3. Odd Thomas (2013)
4. Why Stop Now (2012)
5. The Final Girls (2015)
6. Hail, Caesar! (2016)
7. Wolf Children (2012)
8. Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016)
9. Victor Frankenstein (2015)
10. Fantastic Planet (1973)
11. Batman: Bad Blood (2016)
12. Fabled (2002)
13. Knock Knock (2015)
14. Indigenous (2014)
15. Holidays (2016)
16. Bad Santa 2 (2016)
17. Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)
18. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)
19. Don't Think Twice (2016)
20. Swiss Army Man (2016)
21. Mechanic: Resurrection (2016)
22. The Book of Life (2014)
23. Welcome to the Punch (2013)
24. Furious 7 (2015)
25. Now You See Me 2 (2016)
26. Fate of the Furious (2017)
27. Monkey King 2 (2016)
28. Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party (2016)
29. Urge (2016)
30. The Founder (2016)
31. Star Trek Beyond (2016)
32. Three Days of the Condor (1975)
33. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
34. Alien: Covenant (2017)
35. Re-Animator (1985)
36. Surf's Up 2: Wavemania (2017)
37. Howl (2015)
38. Nerve (2016)
39. Wonder Woman 2017)
40. My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
41. God Bless America (2011)
42. Rock Dog (2017)
43. Justice League Dark (2017)
44. Life (2017)
45. The Monster (2016)
46. Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
47. Free Fire (2016)
48. The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
49. The Belko Experiment (2016)
50. The Void (2016)
51. Ip Man 3 (2015)
52. Masterless (2015)
53. Masterminds (2016)
54. Split (2016)
55. War on Everyone (2016)
56. The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017)
57. A Midsummer Night's Rave (2002)
58. Spark: A Space Tail (2016)
59. Christmas Eve (2015)
60. Cybernater (1991)
61. The First Men on the Moon (1964)
62. John Wick 2 (2017)
63. The Hunstman: Winter's War (2016)
64. Get Out (2017)
65. Maximum Ride (2016)
66. Logan (2017)
67. Rescue Rabbit (2016)
68. Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 1 (2012)
69. Wild Things (1998)
70. Boo!: A Medea Halloween (2016)
71. Breakin’ (1984)
72. Ice Station Zebra (1968)
73. Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
74. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)
75. Assassins Creed (2016)
76. The Wild Thornberrys Movie (2002
77. Top Cat: The Movie (2011)
78. Kong: Skull Island (2017)
77. Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)
78. Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)
79. Sahara (2005)
80. Jumanji (2017)
81. Downsizing (2017)
82. A Cure for Wellness (2016)
83. The Lego Batman Movie (2017)
84. Fist Fight (2017)
85. Ocean's Eleven (1960)
86. La La Land (2016)
6:56 pm
Books: 2017
1. The Vacationers by Emma Straub
2. The Keep (The Adversary Cycle, book 1) by F. Paul Wilson
3. Conspiracies (Repairman Jack, book 3) by F. Paul Wilson
4. Book of Enchantments by Patricia C. Wrede
5. Existence by David Brin
6. Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang
7. All the Rage (Repairman Jack, book 4) by F. Paul Wilson
8. Devil's Due (Destroyermen series book 12) by Taylor Anderson
9. Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes
10. Dragons Wild (Dragons book 1) by Robert Asprin
11. Illuminati: Facts and Fiction by Mark Dice
12. Blindsight by Peter Watts
13. Hosts (Repairman Jack book 5) by F. Paul Wilson
14. Acceptance (book 3 of The Southern Reach trilogy) by Jeff VanderMeer
Thursday, December 14th, 2017
6:39 am
Road Trip 2017
Backdating this entry, meant to post it earlier...

So this year I celebrated my 40th birthday, and for this milestone I had wanted to do something a bit more interesting than the usual nothing I do to celebrate. I had briefly thought about flying somewhere, but I hesitated on where to go and thought about how this time of year with the shortened days and colder weather might not get the most out of such a trip... and ultimately the window was closing on doing any of that the longer I hesitated. In the end I decided to try a road trip down the east coast, figured it would be cheaper than a airline ticket and would allow me to do something I've wanted to do in the past (at some point I want to do a cross-country trip, before this road trip the longest I've driven on my own was to Pittsburgh). As a note, the pictures I decided to share are on my Facebook account in my 2017 folder.

One thing I learned from this trip... have a destination in mind before hand. I mostly winged it for this one, the only stops I knew I wanted to make were Clinton Road (which between this time of year and that I reached it by noon, wasn't as creepy as I'd hoped it would be), Atlantic City, and Washington DC. I looked up a list online of places worth seeing, jotted down what looked viable and chatting with a friend came up with the idea of maybe shooting for Key West as the final stop.

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Wednesday, November 15th, 2017
11:26 am
Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017
7:18 pm
RIP Rapid T Rabbit
Just received the sad news that earlier this week rapidtrabbit passed away. No news yet on what happened, I just know Richard had just enjoyed a trip visiting friends, I heard he had just returned to NYC when it happened... his family plans on making a formal announcement soon.

Rest In Peace Rapid, you will be missed :(
Wednesday, June 28th, 2017
10:32 am
JBadger's Remembrance
I posted some pictures from this on my facebook but I thought it might be something that should be captured here as well. This past sunday jbadger's family with the help of his friends at the Smithtown Fire Department as well as others, put together a remembrance for all who knew him to share their memories.

It's been just over a year since JBadger had passed away, originally this remembrance was going to be scheduled a few months after he left us but because of an approaching storm the fire department knew they'd be otherwise occupied (it was set to be hosted at their location).

But really things turned out very well, there were a number of people who were able to speak and share their memories: JBadger's family including two of his brothers as well as father, some of his fellow Fire Department staff, a couple of his co-workers from Honeywell, and a couple furs which included myself and film2edit/Chilly Mouse. Chilly was also kind enough to tape the entirety of the service, the first video clip is saved here but it looks like there are six video clips in total.

After the speakers the room was restructured for lunch which the Smithtown Fire Department was kind enough to cater, fantastic selection of food. Sat down with a couple furs I haven't seen in years as well as some other folks I'd only previously known online or just met. Shared some of our own stories from over the years.

Special thanks from me to rjwolf and plastiger for giving me a lift to Long Island. I wouldn't have been able to see JBadger as much during his stay at the hospice care, and would've had a lot tougher time getting to the remembrance if not for their help.

Really enjoyed the day with so many who cared for Lincoln; though I'll also say it was hard to revisit the loss of jbadger... keeps feeling unreal that he's gone :(
Friday, April 21st, 2017
3:27 pm
Swiss Army Man
Last night I finally got around to watching Swiss Army Man, which I had vaguely remembered someone at thegreenarcher's december party telling me about while I was in the process of trying to get drunk... somehow the craziness of the plot stuck with me so when I saw it at my library I rented it immediately.

Yeah, it lives up to the craziness :P

I won't spoil anything, basically it's about Daniel Radcliffe playing a magical corpse who helps a man trapped on an island escape and survive in the wilderness. First ten minutes the guy rides Harry Potter like a jet ski powered by farts... yah, you had to be there ^.^;;;
Thursday, April 20th, 2017
9:28 am
I don't plan on leaving LiveJournal but I have made a DreamWidth journal. Probably won't be doing much posting over there but I may back up my lj entries at some point.
Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
12:34 pm
Monday, April 3rd, 2017
3:13 pm
MoCCA Fest 2017
This past saturday I attended MoCCA Fest again, I'll edit this post later this week to give shout outs to the comics I picked up I think are worth mentioning.

Many of the previous years I'd attended both days, usually felt like an itch to go in case I missed some creator or comic, but not this year... not sure if it was anything I felt was missing this time or just not really being into it. Could be a bit of both, though I stuck around for just under three hours which is far less than I remember doing in past years; kinda realized that I had the same sort of beginning disappointment when I arrived there which later vanished after I did a second walk around (it's weird how you sometimes things don't catch your interest until you get a second glance).

Part of what I think turned me off is the hit or miss nature of these small press / creator-driven comics. There are just a lot of topics and art styles that just don't click with me, I think personally I prefer the slightly more cartoony look with stories involving fantasy / scifi adventures - and it helps if the characters are animalish. This year I guess I just noticed more of the cruder art style I'm not a fan of, coupled with far too much political driven storylines. I got to comics for an escape, not to read someone else's rant.

Not much else I can add in here until I go back and update with some actual comics, though I will say I've grown to really dislike the building they've been using to host his event for the past two or three years. It's cramped, it's hot... I mean it's pretty similar to the place they hosted at when I first started going (though that one seemed a bit more disorganized, though had a bit more personality). Wish they could go back to the Armory in midtown - one big open space with tall ceilings and near the subway, had some of its own issues of course but by far my favorite location in all the years I've attended.

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Tuesday, March 14th, 2017
1:13 pm
‘Fast radio bursts’ from space may be powering alien ships – Harvard study (POLL)
Published time: 10 Mar, 2017 14:10
Edited time: 10 Mar, 2017 14:12

Researchers at Harvard University have theorized that a baffling, unexplained phenomenon called ‘fast radio bursts’ may be used to power gigantic alien interstellar spaceships twice the size of earth.

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