We’ve been asked by numerous Guests about when registration for Fur-Eh! would reopen. We’re happy to announce that we’ve opened up our registration system so that Guests can register for Fur-Eh! 2021, planned for July 15 to 18.
Of course, with the health and safety of our Guests and of our staff and volunteers being of the utmost importance, we don’t yet know if there will be a Fur-Eh! 2021 due to the current pandemic. Rest assured, if Fur-Eh! 2021 is not able to proceed, we will offer refunds, credits or will accept donations of your registration just as we did when the 2020 event was forced to postpone. Guests previously registered who opted to have their registration carried over to next year may also login and check the status of their existing registration. Note that our refund policy does not apply to registrations carried over to next year.
So, do feel free to register now if you wish to do so! We miss you all and we hope to see you all in July!
From Torazer Furry Network
A new turn based RPG game, Live-a-Hero was released this month under Lifewonders, a well known LGBT-focused game studio, makers of Fantastic Boyfriend and the ever popular Tokyo Afterschool Summoners game were met with favorable reviews.
Recently, the game held its first event, “Dawn’s Golden Spirit”, and at the same time, an “Ether Search” gacha will be held from 10/16 to 11/08 at 6PM (WIB).
The gacha features 2 special characters, Gomeisa, a young giant alien working as a waiter, and Barrel, a police officer.
Unfortunately, Barrel became the lightning rod for controversy when he was revealed by Takemoto Arashi on his Twitter account. While Barrel was praised for his character design, many, amongst those of the western furries were calling out Takemoto, accusing him of sexualizing police officers, especially since furry police OCs were frowned upon due to the relation of the recent riots against the police in the US.
When Takemoto revealed the new character on his Twitter account, the tweet reached over 1,400 retweets, with others quoting the tweet, criticizing Barrel for fetishizing police officers. Even went on to use the #ACAB hashtag as their form of hatred towards the American police after cases of police brutality against blacks were on the rise.
This resulted in Barrel debuted at number 37 in our Furry Character Popularity List. The lowest on the list.
Keep in mind, this is not the only time Takemoto was on hot water, as the #PoliceFurce2020 hastag on Twitter was fueled with anti-police sentiments and accusations of fetishizing police officers, not just to Takemoto, but also the other furry artists who have participated in this trend.
Takemoto has remained silent on this matter, and Lifewonders have not issued any statements regarding the decisions made for Barrel’s costume design.