All posts by George Squares

About George Squares

George writes reviews, fiction, nonfiction, and tends to yell about food a lot. He has worked on novels, short stories, comic book scripting and essays and has a bachelors of science degree in biology. He has a blog and he has several years of formal graphic design training.

Looking at post-con depression through a lens of literary theory

When I first heard about the concept of post-con depression, the idea made a lot of sense. We have a massive community of people who meet each other over sites like Twitter, Tumblr, Reddit, and various furry art hubs. These groups of people travel across or fly over states, countries or in some cases continents and oceans to see these online friends possibly once a year for a weekend, if that.

That’s already bittersweet.

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The [adjective][species] Furry Cocktail Competition

Are you a furry? Do you like to drink? Do you have the gumption to submit your very own cocktail recipe to the [a][s] Furry Cocktail competition? Well we sure do hope so!

Test your palate and your pluck by submitting recipes and pictures of your very own furry or furry convention themed cocktails. Your character can be here!

Cocktails will be accepted based on three qualities:

Theme and originality: Does your cocktail really remind us of what it’s supposed to be? Does your sparkle dog shine brighter than all of the rest? Did you just give us a White Russian and call it the Wistful Arkie? Did you just give us a Sex on the Beach and call it Kyell Gold’s Secret Anthology? You cannot fool Chairman George!

Appearance: We will be including beautiful pictures of your cocktail, so remember to send them in! Or hideous ones. Whatever it’s supposed to look like. If not, we need detailed instructions on how it is prepared so that we can take the pictures ourselves. We are not trustworthy photographers, so it is highly recommended that you provide your own.  

Taste: Does it taste good (or at least on theme)? Are the components well-balanced? Do the flavor notes come through? Does it taste more like the individual flavors, or more like alcohol? Make sure not to overpower your drinks!

This project is mostly for fun and science so there will be no rewards. Disgusting or delighting Chairman George Squares and the [a][s] tasting panel will be its own reward. We will post some of the best and worst cocktails that we receive.

Submit your potable productions to: submit@adjectivespecies.com.

A Furry Talk with a BDSM Interest Group

Guest post by George Squares. George is a speculative fiction writer with a background in biological science. He enjoys discussing and researching pop culture and fandom history.

I had never been to a BDSM club. Yet, I was invited to do a paid talk at one August 9, 2015 hosted at the non-profit gay social venue Impulse in Charlottesville, Virginia. The BDSM group who rents space at the club monthly is made up of queer and straight members, and they hire speakers to cover topics they might find interesting or pertinent. Quite a few of them were interested in furry.

My opportunity to speak came from a chain reaction that started New Year’s Eve 2014 at a board game party. During a Cards Against Humanity round, a particularly unpleasant guest (who was not invited again) started railing on furries in a half-hearted attempt at humor. Two of my friends joined in on the heckling, and I finally decided to tell them that they had the wrong idea.

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