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I promised I would and at last I'm able to make good on my terrible threat. This is another one of the performances from MidFur X's No Talent Show. I messed around on a wii guitar; trust a lion to up stage me by playing on a real one!

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Jenner (the writer/artist who does Doc Rat) has done the most amazing drawing of me in honour of my performance at MidFur. I admit I'm taken aback. Shocked. The dictionary lacks the superlatives to express how I feel at this great kindness. It is enough to say I'm deeply touched.

I put my heart and soul into that skit. I did little else in the weekends leading up to MidFur, but the cheers of the crowd paid it back handsomely. To get drawings from it too...



(Also, I hope [livejournal.com profile] higgs_raccoon will forgive my impertinence in bringing his gift to me to slightly higher prominence. It too means a great deal to me, but for different reasons.)
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It took me long enough, but I've finally put up some photos from MidFur X. Most of these photos were taken by [livejournal.com profile] qtplatypus and [livejournal.com profile] keito_fennec. I was really bad about taking photos myself. I was meaning to go down to the convention area myself but it never seemed to be the right time.

For me, the highlight of the con was definitely performing in my own skit. As poor [livejournal.com profile] juzbunny can attest I was so scared beforehand but when I was up there just soaking up the cheers of the crowd I felt like I could have gone all night. Here is one photo of me from the skit (thanks Hendikins!) but I hope more will crop up over time. As if just doing it wasn't enough, Jenner (the creator of Doc Rat) later gave me a sketch he did of me. He did sketches of the all No Talent Show participants. It was an unexpected bonus from doing the show but one I will much value.

I might put up videos of some of the other skits later. Unfortunately, I missed most of the skit that followed me because I was still recovering from doing my own, which is a shame as it was organised by Treemeadow, a friend and my roommate. The white rat puppet in it was actually the one [livejournal.com profile] mrbear2day gave me so I have all the more reason to hope that some kind furry will put up video of it so I can see it in full.

As for the con itself, I went down there with some trepidation I admit but the con organisers really pulled it off. They did most everything they said they would and I'm proud I got to be part of Australia's first furry con. Sometimes things weren't planned ahead enough and communication was a weak point. But kudos for everything they did to make us fursuiters feel welcomed. Well may the MidFur committee hold their heads and tails up high!
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Yes, I went to MidFur X and I had a great time! I will share more thoughts later but for me the highlight of the con was getting to perform my very own skit for the first time. I'd been thinking of little else for the past several weeks and I put my all into it. Not all of it worked out quite how I visualised it but overall I'm pretty pleased with it and the audience was very kind. Hopefully a better quality version will show up on YouTube in due course. I'm hoping to take this skit on the road. Next stop: Anthrocon!


It doesn't show up well on this video but at the end Rattus's guitar overheats and starts smoking.
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Yes, it's true! Tomorrow morning I'll be flying down to Melbourne for what I hope will be Australia's first furry con. (It will be so nice to hear all you Americans say "wish I could be there" for a change! ;) ) Those who are going, I'll see you there!

And on a completely unrelated issue: Exercise 'improves love rat's performance' (Not that I need any help in that area, of course.)

Conning

Nov. 18th, 2008 07:44 pm
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To clarify some misconceptions and outline a broad road map for the future:

Even though I attended the last two Further Confusions (and loved them) I will not be able to attend the 2009 FC.

I will be attending MiDFur.

Though I have not yet made firm plans for it (except for charm ratting my way into a room), I am hoping to attend Anthrocon next year.

Unfortunately, though it pains me to say it, this means I may not be able to attend RivFur next year. >_<
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Today we finally got to do more work on Fluff Wagon, the 20+-year-old cyan Honda hatchback that's going to take my friends, my fursuits (but due to a change of plans, probably not me) to MidFur X. Today was very significant because we got the Fluff Wagon's engine running for the first time. She should only need one more day of work and a service to be ready for a roadworthy certificate.

The Fluff Wagon

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