Two weeks ago, guests at a Hyatt Hotel in suburban Chicago noticed a strange smell coming from the ninth floor. First responders discovered a high level of chlorine gas in the air. Hazardous materials technicians eventually found what appeared to be powdered chlorine in the stairwell, according to a police statement. The hotel was evacuated. Nineteen people had to be transported to nearby hospitals after complaining about nausea and dizziness.
Josh Strom always loved foxes, but it wasn't until he became an adult that he started to imagine what it would be like to actually become one. There's just something about them that speaks to me," he tells me over coffee and a sandwich near his downtown San Francisco office, where he works as an IT guy for a media company. For the past 17 years, Strom has had an anthropomorphic alter-ego: Jaded Fox. He's in his 30s, he has blue eyes and blond hair. He offers his services when he shouldn't be because the people he's helping don't really deserve his help.
This document is an attempt to catalog the slang and terminology used within the Furry fandom. The Furry community is a particularly loose association and informally organized collection of adherents sharing an interest in anthropomorphic characters in art, literature, cinema, theatre, and TV shows. There is no "Furry, Inc. There is no "Central Committee" that sits in judgement of what "is-Furry" and what is "not-Furry"; who's "in" and who's "out".