|The New Meat |
I don't know what it says about me that I find the schmaltzy music more obnoxious than the cartoon animals.
We shouldn't allow furries in the modern military. Most of our nation's furs are wolves and foxes, and are thus entirely unsuited to the climate of the middle east, their most likely theater of operations. Do you really expect Pvt. Silverleaf Wolfclaw to put heavy body armor and fatigues over a thick coat of fur and hump 50 lbs of gear through the Iraqi desert when he can't even sweat?
My fox Otherkin battle buddy wasn't very good at PT, but that was on account of his sunken chest, not his fur. Which he didn't have, because he was a human (pre-op h2f). He was still able to sweat as "normal", although we did not like to point that out, because bringing up topics of biology is rather impolite, and species is ultimately just a social construct anyway.
That said, I can't imagine wolf or fox fur would be much worse than MOPP gear, particularly since foxes and wolves would be expected to maintain grooming standards by shaving their body hair down to less than a quarter of an inch, so as not to interfere with the wearing of uniforms. The biggest problem might be wearing protective masks, since being canids, respiration would have to take place via panting, and I suspect that excessive panting within a confined area would cause problems for the military wolffox. I'm not certain, though; I know they make gas masks for dogs, does anybody here know how well dogs perform while wearing them?
"species is ultimately just a social construct anyway"
This is literally true:
My guess is dogs perform pretty well.. they've been wearing them since WWI (I think) and during the Madison riots they were all over the place. The only thing they removed from the street were the horses. Like, they make masks for horses too, and at least you can still have that elevation.. setting dogs loose like that was one of the many horrible ideas the cops had that year.
|The Mothership |
What a horrible song. Furries, you on notice, bitch; no more shit music in your weird fetish tributes, otherwise you might continue to get 5 stars.
my fursona is the jungle stripped skeleton of an mia soldier
(c) ugh do not steal do not forget
This reminds me of the PoeRED days on the forums there was a thread entitled "THE TERRORISTS WON" right after 9/11 which consisted of a collection of a bunch of horrible "GOD BLESS AMERICA NEVAR FORGET! ;__;" furry art came out of badly drawn foxes transparently pasted over photos of WTC blowing up and oddly sketched lions holding the American flag and crying.
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