Recently I got into a bit of a scuffle with Patch o Furr at Dog Patch press over what I perceived was an attempt to coopt furry fandom into Bay Area LGBT culture by declaring SF as the furry Mecca . Usually Patch does a good job bring up stories, but he has at times have San Francisco queer culture myopic view which come across as declaring a generalization of furry fandom, in my opinion. . I am sorry Patch, words means things. When we look a the use of idiom of Mecca it can be a palace of importance that attracts a lot of people or a center of importance people look to i.e. Silicon Valley as a Mecca of the tech world. I confess I may be reading too much to Patch’s ranting of SF being the fury mecca . Still I objected to it and here was his reply in another column.
“This story is dedicated to furry friend Acton, a “conservative activist” and Hello Kitty collector who gets very upset to see these events welcomed by the community. He insists that he is “100% heterosexual”, and wants you to stop making him think about a diesel driving daddy bear cuddling up to read Hello Kitty bedtime stories with him. Express yourself, hun! This dedication is brought to you by the color pink, and the word Apophasis.”