Much to be done
Posted on August 15th, 2007
I started work on KuiperHack and resumed working on Fur and Faith today. The only bits of KuiperHack done are some of the input and output functions, but it's a start. I spent some time thinking about turning Fur and Faith into something like a Wiki, but I decided against it since that idea would easily go in directions I want the new version of the site to avoid. Most of the new pages have been prototyped in some level of detail, so now it's time to focus on converting the 50+ rants.

Online today I saw a number of people remarking that they may or may not leave the Furry Fandom because there are icky people in the ranks. While it's easy to mock these posts (as they are frequently nothing more than attention whoring) I'm going to be a bit more blunt and address them.

I'm a Christian. Jack Chick, Fred Phelps and Pat Robertson are Christians and their actions disgrace Christianity as a whole in the public eye. I'm often disturbed by their actions in the name of Christianity, but at the end of the day I'm still a Christian. I am Christian because I want to be, not because of what others will think of me because of my label.

Likewise:

I'm a Furry. Many immature people are Furries and their actions disgrace the Furry Fandom as a whole in the public eye. I'm often disturbed by their actions in the name of the Fandom, but at the end of the day I'm still a Furry. I am Furry because I want to be, not because of what others will think of me because of my label.

Stay or leave, but understand why you have been part of the group.


That said, there were some interesting things to look at online today. The first of which is this graphic article about a snuff video going around online. This video, showing the real murders of two people, was first posted on LiveJournal.com and can still be found on LiveJournal. Meanwhile LiveJournal's admins are going after Harry Potter fans. Talk about dropping the ball.

Another news report was about a young woman who drank seven double espressos. Overdosing on coffee isn't a laughing manner, so I'm refraining from the obvious jokes. Instead I'm wondering why on Earth she drank that much coffee. Sure, she thought they were regular espressos, but still, SEVEN units?

And lastly for no reason at all I ended up having Jingle, Jingle, Jingle pop in my head and get stuck. I don't have any idea where it came from.
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