The Essence of FursuitingHello FotoFriends!More Like This
It's been a long time since I wrote a journal… it's been quite a while since I was active anyway! It's about time I tried and change all that laziness into something productive!
Now this journal is not so much an update on what keeps me busy these days but more of an extended story of a very, very special photo submission of a moment in my life that I'll never forget.
The moment I am talking about is the life-changing hug you can see below.
Now let the story begin;
Little more than a year ago I was taking on the challenge of getting my drivers license. My instructor was an awesome guy and was interested in photography just like me! During the many hours we spent driving around we also spoke of fursuiting a lot because I just love to tell people about what keeps me busy and the things I enjoy doing.
During one driving lesson I spoke of the idea of fursuiting in the local zoo "Diergaarde Blijdor
Return To Sri LankaIt has been many years since I Last visited Sri Lanka. Circumstances then, were very different for both me and Sri Lanka, (The Pearl Of The Indian Ocean). In those days it was engulfed in an abysmal civil war. A Nation that was once destined to a global jewel, eclipsed by cheerless clouds of bloodshed and sorrow. Myself, I was emerging from my own personal shadows, one and a half years of hospitalisation and 52 reconstructive operations had put me on my feet and brought me to this confluence of paradise and purgatory. I was still in the service and my presence there was in my official capacity, thus I was not merely an observer of the disparaging situation. My memories were of nostalgic bonds that only brothers-in-arms know of. Painfully poignant, in the fact that not a single comrade survives today.More Like This
But now, the clouds have faded away. Hope and promise shine on this land of wonder. But still I caution you.
Teddy Bear TossWhat an incredible high energy evening! I've been home for over an hour and I'm still bouncing off the walls.More Like This
I arrived at the ice arena a little early, and was given an "all area pass" which let's me go anywhere in the arena, even in the boxes! I was shown how to get down to the lower level - the behind the scenes areas, which is basically where I could go headless to cool down.
The doors opened an hour before game time, and my handler, and I wandered around the main concourse, meeting people and kids and having a fun time with them as they came in. I was pleasantly surpised at the number of families with children were coming to the hockey game.
Then game time. My instructions were to hang out in the vicinity near the doors where the Zamboni enters the arena, and wait for the Road Warriors to score their first goal.
It took until halfway through the second period for them to score, and then the toss began! The gates opened and out I went onto the ice, waving my arms at the fans. A hug
Small Rant...About Notes...Okay, this has happened to me quite a few and it bugs me...if you DO NOT intend on answering a note that someone has sent you then DO NOT bother reading it!!!! We can tell on this site when something's been opened and it drives me nuts when I see a note that I sent someone has been opened but have no response from them! What's the point of reading it if you don't reply back!!!More Like This
I understand if you're thinking about what to say but at least send a note saying that you're thinking about it and you'll get back to me.
Also, if I ask about an art trade or whatever and you are closed (But don't have that on your page) don't be rude and just not answer me! That makes me never want to bother you again, which may be the point you are trying to make, but still, just tell me that you are not doing them at this time, or even better PUT IT ON YOUR PAGE SO YOU DON'T GET NOTES LIKE THAT!!!!!!!!
Just had to get that our of my system....
okay...End of rant....