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|Friday, June 17th, 2005|
Sweet titty Time!
We got about 2 and a half months till playa time commences. Who's going? I'm going. I've been back and forth all year and now through happiness and love, I'm going. *dances like a monkey*
Where you be?
|Saturday, June 4th, 2005|
I found this on the Bay Area Furries mailing list and had to share...
Date: Thu, 2 Jun 2005 16:58:46 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Aaron Merritt" (sfaaron26 at yahoo dot com)
Subject: [BAF] Saturday night event
Just wanted to share the info on an event happening
Saturday night. It's a fire themed party in San
Francisco (yes, fire and fursuits do mix).
If any of you remember Morley (the absynth drinking
cyborg teddy bear from FC), her and a few others are
raising money for an art installation that will be
premiered at an outdoor arts convention in the desert
of Nevada over Labor day. The installation involves
the game DDR, a player wearing a full protective fire
suit, and a flame thrower. You can fill in the
The fundraiser is Saturday night (June 4), in San
Francisco, just south of the new baseball stadium.
Starting at 9pm and going late. There will be many
food treats and drinks that use fire, such as a cake
with candles that shoot flames 6 feet in the air, a
flaming creme brule, flaming pudding, incidiary
drinks, and more. There will be fire spinning and
performances, as well as music from some furry techno
and downtempo dj's such as Aaron da Starfox, Fledglyng
(aka Tags the Wondercat), DJ Pup, Jovino, DJ M,
Pyrokitten, and more.
Details on the event as well as directions can be
Any questions, email me.
- Aaron Bunny
|Saturday, April 23rd, 2005|
Hello, good to see some activity in here this year. This will be my 5th year in a row at Burning Man. Although I am no longer coming from Canada as I just moved to Australia and will be making the trek from there. There are furries here (ozfurries) but unfortunetly there there are not really any burners as its too expensive for most people.
I would really like to hook up with some furry burners this year. I tried last year and could never find anyone. There was a camp furry or something like that (although I dont know if it was anthro furry or just texture furry), but I could never find that camp regardless.
The best thing to do IMO, is to use the digital directory around center camp near the notice boards. You can put in keywords so that when people do searches they can find you. Last year I put myself in the database with my real name, furry name, the keywords "furry, furries" and my camp location and all, yet no one replied to me and I know there were furries there last year.
So I am gonna do the same thing, and I would suggest others do the same thing, so if any furs want to find one another all we have to do is search for the word "furry".
Gotta, go, looking forward to seeing ya there
|Saturday, March 19th, 2005|
Hey all, announcing my prescence
I was given this link and figured "why not join".
Ive a few friends who always go, but ive never attended burningman, this'll be my first burn. All Ive ever done BM related is just attend the parties up here, in washington.
Im planning on driving down there in my roadster, providing I can actually get her reliable in time *crosses fingers*. Just take my sweet time and enjoy the scenerey, check out cali and then head for nevada.
|Tuesday, January 4th, 2005|
Is there anybody out there?
Ok folks, it's the new year and I'm dropping a wire down the line to find out if anyone is still in this community, cares about this community, is interested in putting together some shizznit for this year, and what everyone's plans are. Now's the time.
Ticket's, for those that don't know, go on sale on Jan 5th.
I'm getting excited. This will be my second burn and my girlfriend's first. The Michigan Burners (including some of the unbercarney types of Roller Coaster fame out on the playa) are contemplating building three large Don Quixote type windmills to be set aflame by burning lances. On an even better note, we found out after starting to discuss this, it's the 400th anneversary of Don Quixote. Am I spelling that right? Who cares!
We also will be there to witness the entire BORG2 vs BORG1 showdown. Looking forward to that.
So, fellow furs advanced enough in thought and life to consider taking this next step into the relm of geekdom and adventure, let me hear your cries!
As a group, we could put together a raid on the Black Rock Animal Control. Though a part of me doesn't mind the idea of being 'captured' by that fur lined van.....Um, back on topic, yesh!
For sooth, I hope the new year has brought only good things, and for those going to Fc, enjoy it, but we need to start planning now. I made the desicion to attend BM 2003 right after meeting a burner at FC 2003. I came home, and started planning. I got stuff, slowly, all summer long, and then, even with all that time, I was still behind where I wanted to be, so we really do need to consider all options.
At the moment I have a few options. For Xmas, my rents got me an entertainment book, which has a couple coupons for RV rental. One option is having everyone congregate somewhere in the Bay Area and renting an RV plus trailer and heading north. This will probably work best with a group of 6-8 people, though we could do more if people weren't planning on sleeping on the RV every night.
Another option personally, involves driving the entire way out and back, which is how I got out the first time, and then meeting up with campmates on the playa. This could be tough, as I tried it last time, and through fate and car breakage, ended up not finding the rest of the group I was supposed to camp with until Wens of that week. Finding people on the playa is NOT EASY, no matter what happens.
Various other options include flying into Vegas and renting the RV or such and driving north, etc. It all really depends on the amount of people and what everyone is looking to do. I also, if possible, would like to have an actual camp idea set up, so that we could get prime camp space instead of being stuck farther back in the general area, and for that, we need to get the act together and start writing a proposal for the Theme Camp and such. Any ideas would be wonderful.
So, once again, happy new year, and let's see who's interested!
|Monday, September 27th, 2004|
Hey furs, suddenly I have the opportunity to go to my first Burning Man, I just need to find someone to catch a ride with from the sacramento ares. I will be packing light, just clothes, food, water, tent, bag, and hopefully bicycle if there is enough room.
Please let me know if you know anyone going to the burn, who has a little extra room. =)
|Sunday, August 1st, 2004|
cross posted from the eplaya/burningfur communities...
Fursuiters... Where are the fursuiters...
|Thursday, April 29th, 2004|
Not too long now... Who is going home this year?
|Friday, January 9th, 2004|
I hope that this is the right place to ask some questions...
I'm really wanting to make a Grecian Sphinx costume...but only from the waist on down. So basically, the lower half of a cat suit...but sculpted to look very realistic. My main concerns lie in the tail and finding ways to make it move with me as I walk/run/etc., the curvature of the calf/heel -? and the look of the paws. I'm especially interested in making the paws look extremely realistic...with individual toes complete with nails and some hard padding on the bottoms so that when I walk through dust there are large cat paw prints left in the dirt. My plan is to use a short tan fur...something that could easily be found at Wal-Mart or somewhere like that. I've asked around other communities for some advice and haven't recieved much help so far.
I attend alot of Renaissance Festivals as a playtron and I work a Renaissance Festival from time to time with a vendor. I was hoping that I might find some help or suggestions or even, if I'm lucky, someone who might have a pattern or DIY site to send me to.
Any help that you might have to offer would be extremely appreciated.
-Thank you:) Current Mood: hopeful
|Tuesday, August 26th, 2003|
Where is everyone ?
I am here at the burn and have been searching for other furs, calling for you on my FRS (channel 2:11 is what I am on mostly) and I left messages on the digital directory at playa info. I am camped at 8:30 and creed at Beyond Borders in a brown Dodge Ram camper van.
|Sunday, August 17th, 2003|
I hope everyone coming is remembering to bring an FRS Radio. You can get em for like $25 (single units) at many stores. Make sure to get the kind with 38 sub channels for each of the 14 major channels.
My FRS scans through 14 preset channels really fast. Two of my presets are 4/20 and 2/11 so you can find me on there. We should come up with a Burning Furs Channel. How about 2/6 (B (for Burning) is the 2nd letter and F (for Furry) is the 6th letter of the alphabet). Not very creative, so if anyone knows of a better idea, post it. Dont go for something obvious, such as 4/20 cuz everyone is gonna be using that and the channels can get jammed up easily.
If anyone else has ideas for identifying one another, please post em.
|Tuesday, August 12th, 2003|
I am also bringing my laptop this year to update my live journal. I do not intend on hanging out online in the slightest, but as long as I am online, I may as well have Trillian turned on. So I think it would be a good idea for any other furs there with a computer that we exchange ICQ/MSN/Y!/AOL numbers or decide upon an IRC room/server or such... of fuck that why not just meet on FURRYMUCK and have a shout channel. Or we could just simply post to this journal and say "Here I Am, Come visit me". Whatever werks !
Here is my info
How to find me
If all goes according to plan, I will be camping at Burning Harmonix at 10:00 and Reality
I will probably have a short black mohawk with the sides of my head shaved and dyed into a leopard print. Although there easily could be someone else with this hairstyle so dont assume they are me... If you come up and ask me if I am a furry or furvert, I'll say "yes" that can be your litmus test :) I am thin and geeky looking and will either be naked or wearing a sun dress and a big floppy hat during the day and at night I am fond of wearing a pschadelic coloured leopard print fun fur jacket.
|Sunday, August 3rd, 2003|
BLARK BLARK BLARK BLARK
Final plans... Go!!!
I am so fucking pumped up.
But I hope I didn't pack too much.
Everyone should post packing lists.
|Thursday, June 19th, 2003|
So, I find out Sunday, but it looks like I'm back in
I'll even have my ticket paid for after getting word this weekend or early next week.
Once that happens, its just time to wait till the playa.
So, I ask again, now that we are closer, who's going? I realize this will NOT be the organised trip I was hoping for, and thats cool. I've got my ducks inna line, and thats all I can worry about, so I just want to know how we now plan to meet up on said playa to form a camp together.
Is somebody gonna do up that logo that got posted here as a flag perhaps? *I love the logo btw*
I'm arriving by bus I believe on Sunday and leaving the following Sunday at some time. Not sure when. I'm trying to figure out how we can find each other to group up, and move equipment to our camp. I'm going to have water, tent, etc and maybe a bike, but no way to cart the stuff back and forth.
Whats the dilly-o?!?
YAY! 66 days left. Current Mood: giddy
|Sunday, June 1st, 2003|
I see there is a question about what kind of food to bring, please read the big long post I made as there is a section in there about what types of food are best. I also can answer any questions you may have.
One thing that is important to me is that I would like to be able to find other furries when I am down there (particularly those of you from this LJ community). Thus I think having a symbol would be an important thing. I did this quick sketch and think it would look good as a flag or I was even considering having it made into patches or buttons to give out to us. So here it is (assuming my HTML works). Granted it is a canid furry, but its just supposed to represent a generic furry, combining the aspects of "the man" symbol with animal qualities.
Since it sounds like this group does not have a camping space picked out, most likely you will be in the general camping area, that is assuming your all camping togeather. I really would advise not to pick a camping spot on the farthest road out, as it really can be quite a distance to travel when you want to get to back and forth between your camp and the Esplanade (main inner road).
There is a massive message board in center camp as well, so it would be a good idea once a camp spot is established that on the message board a flyer is placed with something like a Buring Furs logo and then the address of the camp, so that way you can find one another and you can even put out a general call for other furreies to come by.
One important thing that is always helpful is to bring a motorola two-way, FRS radio. Get the kind that has 14 main channels and something like 30 subchannels on each channel. They are invaluable in keeping in contact with friends, arranging camp activity, and what not.
|Wednesday, May 28th, 2003|
Hay kids I got us some wheels
Of form my understanding aspen adn jessupa re the only ones going up to the burn in the van. that is the only ones posting on this site.
So what i need form you guys is $200.00 bucks are close to it, if you can. I also need some idea of what type of food i should bring and any special items that you guys might like. I am thinking the best way to feed us will be deyhydrated but i knkow not everyoen wants to eat camp food. even if it is hella fucking good. So i need a list of food we might like to eat. However keep in mind that the food we bring up needs to be bale to be stored in 110 degree heat. Needs to be quick to prepare. take up as little space as possible and filled full of good fule to keep are sleep lacking burn addled bodies runngin for the whole week.
So yah i got a van it only cost me 300 bucsk it runs its bad ass. And yah well ig ot the parachute to thats 60 bucks so so far im up too 360.50 of my money But woot becuse we gogin to da playa niggas.
Hugs email me please i would liek to knwo what type of food to get. Rudy@qpine.net
|Sunday, May 18th, 2003|
Burning Furs Flag
Being new to LJ, how do I post a picture with my journal entry ? I drew up an image that I wanted to share with the group for a Burning Furs logo.
|Thursday, May 1st, 2003|
copied from one of meerkatboy's cause i was wondering too...
"So, since I just stepped into all this, is ther a general overall plan, even if it's just a loose idea ? For example is everyone on this community list wanting to meet up at the Burn this year and camp togeather and create a furry camp ?"I was
wondering if we were doing something like that... Because I'm not sure who i'm going down with other than Rudy.. And who I'm actually /staying/ with and ect. I may just end up bringing my own tent too if I have one already. Apparently my boyfriend's parents have several and I'm pretty sure my dad has at least one. A great big HMM from me.
|Wednesday, April 30th, 2003|
Thoughts and Advice
Every year I always pack way way way way too much. I love costuming, and so I always bring down this huge hocky duffle bag (the kind you can put a dead body in) full of costumes, and I almost never touch it, because, well, I love being nude and I don't burn. If I do wear something during the day its usually a sun dress and a big hat.
Fursuits are definetly for the evening only, personally in the evening I usually wear faux fur jackets and such, I like going more for the sexy than the fun look. Last year there was a camp (which I may be part of this year) that had a Plushie and Pajama party, and there was a guy in a tigger costume, but he didn't know what furry was. In actuality in all my years of going I have not seen hardly any fursuits or met any other furries, other than Furrylogic. I am sure they were there, it just wasnt advertised, and you cant just assume cuz someone is wearing an animalistc costume that they have heard of furry and then you go and try to ask them and they look at you like you are really fucked up and for a burner to think something is weird, it's weird :)
Ya know, that makes me think, we should have some sort of Furry Burner symbol that can be made into a button or can be used as branding on the side of vehicles and camps and such, so we can identify ourselves to one another. Maybe like a combination of the Buringing Man symbol with a furry element, say instead of the trianglish burningman head that is in the symbol, a generic, styalized animal head, and on the end of the two curved lines that make up the burning man feet and arms, could be styalized paws, dunno...
Thus, which brigs me to my thought that I am really interested and hopefully going to enjoy meeting more furry burners, because quite frankly, I love furry, but I can't stand furry fandom. Being a burner is where my heart is and when I first discovered furry fandom, it was the eclectic, wacky, out there group of people I was looking for, but it was still not totally my niche, and then I found the Burning Man community and am very much where I want to be. I always felt like when I was at furry cons that I could only go so far without being disaproved of, such as it was ok for people to wear bondage gear in a hotel lobby, but if I wanted to be totally out there, wild and crazy (burner style) and even (gasp) do drugs, it was looked down upon. Yet I do love anthropomorphic animals and still want them to be part of my life, but I want to have my cake and eat it too, or to be a furry and a burner, and hang out with other furry burners who have the same open mind set, that I found lacking in furry fandom.
So on to other thoughts, another thing that I over packed my first two years, but now I am becoming a pro at, is I was taking too much and all the wrong food. First thing to remember is that because it is so fucking hot, you wont want to eat anywhere near as much as you do normally. You'll snack during the day and probably make yourself a nice supper and thats it. Granted there are lots of camps that go balls out and make these elaborate gourmet meals, but if your going to be cooking for yourself, take stuff that is easy to prepare. The first thing I realized was that you dont want to cook over a camping stove when it is so hot during the day, and cooking takes time, and you literally want to be out doing things 24/7 for the most part, cooking starts to become a chore and takes you away from your fun (and I love cooking). My staples for the week consist of crackers and a slab of cheese and peanut butter. I bring tortilla skins and a couple cans of refried beans, you can pre-cook rice and bring it in sealed ziplock bags, same thing with pre-hardboiled eggs, keep em in the shell for a quick and easy snack. The best food I have found is pickles, bring yourself a huge jar of pickles, they taste great in the desert, they give you water and the salt your body is craving. Another great desert food is hummas and pita. Bring trail mix. Another great idea is bring canned food, like canned ravioli and such, it's easy to carry in your bag, you let it sit in the sun to heat it up, you have a continer to eat out of, and clean up is simple. There is also the last major town (not Gurlach) where everyone buys their fruits and vegetables and water, which is a lot of fun, because it's a total midwest sorta, rural town and all these completly wacky looking burners blow through every year and buy out their supermarket :)
I always take 2 gallons of water per day, so 14 gallons total. Realistically I never end up drinking them all, but thats ok because your encouraged to donate all your extra water to the DPW, as they will be around for several more months. (The water must be unopened and sealed or will be thrown away).
I also take a solar shower bag, and for that I bring down those collapsable containers, which I fill up with hose water at a gas station hitting black rock, and then I pour the containers of water into my shower bag as I need it. I only use the shower once in the morning, otherwise your best freind is baby wipes, bring a shit load of them, they are so refeshing and nice to have, you can wipe the dust off, clean up after using the loo, keep them in your cooler for a cool, refreshing face towel, and for practicality reasons if your goign to be giving oral sex, you dont really want to be going down on dusty, sweaty, gentitals, so having a baby wipe on hand lets you give em a quck-n-easy clean :)
I find one of the best frivilious things to take down is toys, especially blinky light toys. If your going to be doing E, acid, shrooms, DMT, etc.. even though the playa is full of wonderful and beautiful sites, sounds and fun things to do, it never hurts to bring your own little toys. I love finding high people and giving them something fun to do, even something as simple as a vix inhaler or tiger balm to a person on E, will make their moment, and it's a good way to introduce yourself.
The dust will destroy electronics, pure and simple, if there is a concievable crack or opening, it will be filled with dust. I always bring down my PDA, cell phone, digital camera, laptop, etc... but I pack them into the deepest recesses of one of my bags and forget about them for the entire week, with the exception of my digital camera, which I have a waterproof housing for so I can take pics, even in a dust storm. You will see lots of people with their laptops and camcorders out in the open, they are taking a risk IMO. We do have a wireless network there, and last year a freind of mine was even able to hop onto the connection from a nearby county and using telephony software I was able to make a call back to Vancouver, which was not only amazing that it was possible, but also great, since the call I had to make was to take care of a crisis situation back home.
There are lots of ways you can particpate at Burning Man, one of my favourite ways is I take a paper route for the Black Rock Gazette, there are always lots of paper boy/girl positions, and its litterally the best job. Every night the paper is produced on macs in
an air conditioned trailer and then sent via satellite to reno as a pdf and printed out and then trucked into Black Rock in the morning and it has to be delivered to 20,000 some residents, and thats where the paper boy comes in. YOu take a section of the circle and thats your route, and you do it at your own pace, and it's great because you get to walk around and visit all the camps in your route, everyone is happy to see you because they want to read the morning paper, and they invite you in and give you food and drugs and talk with ya, and you meet people from intersting places, etc... its great.... I suggest signing up....
One piece of advice that I really want to stress that no one else really stressed to me is the importance of a quality dust mask. My first year everyone I knew that had gone previously was really non-chalant about the whole dust mast thing, it was like "oh just get paper dust masks, or use a cloth". Noooooo that is not the case, granted a lot of people at the burn have the paper dust masks or nothing at all, but if you care at all about your lungs, you will go futher. I wear one of the high end particle dust masks with the detachable filters, and the quality molded rubber face piece. I also bring regular, paper dust masks, which I wear during normal days when the dust is just average, but when the major storms kick up (and they always do) you want a hardcore dust mask. I unfortunetly do not have the URL on me, but a freind from a local university did a spectrum analsys of the dust from the playa and its pretty nasty stuff, it has heavy metals in it and even traces of radioactivity (there is nuclear waste storage facilities in Nevada). If you have even slight asthma, take the extra percaution, you'll thank me.
One interesting thing to note about the dust is that it is alkaline, and thus you cant wash it off with water very easily, so for example whem you come back home if you wash your clothes in the washer they will still look grimey when coming out, you wash your car or bike it will dry dusty, etc... the secret is to change the PH, so wash your clothes with a cup of vinegar (added to the detergent) wash your car with vinegar in the water, etc...
Whew, I had no idea I was going to get on such a roll, this became very long and I have so many more topics I can talk about, but I am working our trade show booth at the Tokers Bowl this weekend and am insanely busy, so I must end this for now...... I'll add more later