I'm curious about something. One day this week, I went to the high school to drop off some band stuff for Meego. My impeccable timing put me there right during a passing period, plus it was homecoming week, so it was teen heaven while I was there.
I'm pretty comfortable around teenagers, having lived with some, who sometimes bring friends over. Plus, most of my tutees are high schoolers. And there I was in the teen mass of humanity that is the high school.
One trend I've noticed in the last couple of years - first at the university, and I saw it again at the high school - is that of the "furries". Seen 'em?
Yes, people wearing animal tails, not necessarily as a costume, but more a fashion accessory.
I don't really know anything about this trend. Some suggest that "furries" identify as animals, but I dunno.
I did find it a bit strange to see college kids wearing them to class. They often wear ears too. Even on hot days.
I'm inclined to think, "Well, they're not hurting anyone. What's a little fur?"
And I know there are a whole mess of them over at deviantart.