- Sat, 09:01: I just wrote a review on Fifth Edition Foes https://t.co/s8W42b1ZJL via @yotpo #DnD #5E #FrogGodGames
- Sat, 09:02: Heh. But my review doesn’t appear on the page. Go fig. :)
- Sat, 09:47: I need to figure out some way to bring more happiness into the world. I feel like I’m not contributing.
- Sat, 09:49: Of course it would help to not be sick as a dog. -.-
- Sat, 12:54: Another trip to the hospital later confirms that I do NOT have pneumonia, which is a relief, but heart rate is still wibbly-wobbly.
- Sat, 12:55: May have a virus. Prescription is "lots of fluids". >.>
- Sat, 13:02: RT @pandora_radio: 33 yrs ago, @michaeljackson reminded us “Billie Jean” was not his lover and hit #1 for it: https://t.co/htscaM8Vhc https…
- Sat, 13:02: RT @classicepics: A colorised shot of #London during the 1930's // https://t.co/airn7NrrP6 https://t.co/rBd2zme4RX
- Sat, 13:05: RT @SteveMartinToGo: Headed for Vegas to perform with Martin Short at Caesar's Palace. Not the hotel, actually Caesar's Palace.
- Sat, 13:05: RT @ConalPierse: Boromir: If you would but lend me the ring! Frodo: Never a Boromir nor a lender be. Boromir: Oh my god, Frodo.
- Sun, 08:20: Zootopia is Legit Furry Literature: https://t.co/rE3AMaabE1
- Sun, 08:21: Zootopia is Legit Furry Literature https://t.co/Zt7hDfs2sK
- Sun, 08:21: RT @SciencePorn: I miss this man. https://t.co/56ZbNmabRN
- Sun, 08:24: Let’s hope! :D https://t.co/AALzNrod1b
- Sun, 09:07: RT @Hoganmag: Today in Comics History: Frieda and her naturally curly hair debuted in "Peanuts" 55 years ago, on Mar 6, 1961: https://t.co/…
- Sun, 09:54: RT @BB8: *Rolls up to you beeping happily*
- Sun, 09:57: Given the success of Zootopia, I really need to start pushing these again. ;) https://t.co/AbdfuMeVjs
- Sun, 10:56: Nifty! https://t.co/kECUPr0gDw
- Sun, 11:00: RT @LadyRowyn: *attempts research* *realizes this is why she writes fantasy* The real world is terrible, y'all.
Not gonna lie: I felt kinda gut-punched by the initial appearance and marketing of Zootopia. When I first came onto the furry scene, I had friends working at Disney who lived in constant fear they would be “outed” as furries and get fired. So now, 15 years later, to have Disney release a movie that is clearly aimed at furries but still didn’t want to name them as such (remember the “What Is Anthropomorphic” trailer), about a fox and a rabbit teaming up? Tell me that doesn’t sound like The Lion King : Kimba :: Zootopia : Kevin and Kell.
And then to see a promo poster with a big ol’ pair of furry faces and the caption “WELCOME TO THE URBAN JUNGLE”? It was real hard not to take that personal. It felt like Disney saw furry conventions bringing piles of money in to convention hosting cities and charity auctions and thought, “Hey, why isn’t that money coming to us instead?” It also felt like people like Bill Holbrook, Uncle Kage, and me had spent years working to de-stigmatize the furry genre, only to have Disney swoop in and reap the rewards.
But the movie received out of this world reviews, even for the usual softball of a Disney movie, and everyone I knew who saw it loved it. I knew that I was going to end up seeing it eventually anyway, so I went ahead and did on Saturday.
Well, I’m pleased to announce that I was wrong. This is not “furry being co-opted.” This is, “furry has arrived.”
Zootopia, from the train with separated compartments based on passenger size, to the themes of speciesism, to the surprisingly biting social commentary, is legit furry literature of the best kind. The filmmakers didn’t just take someone else’s work and throw a billion dollars at making it pretty, they took the furry premise and made something new, original, and beautifully realized.
So, all objections withdrawn. Go see it! In the meantime, I’ll just leave this here for you to consider (beware spoilers).