Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Otter Fashion

Oh yeah- It's a movement
Just when you thought you had all the names and subcultures of the bear community down pat some dude in LA comes up with a fashion line and we have to tag one more to the list.

Actually Otter has been around for awhile and I've heard it thrown around a bunch. I suppose Otter and Cubs are brother terms for each other. A cub is usually a young or younger bear while an Otter is a skinny, yet hairy, young bear. I suppose that means cubs are more bear-like and Otters are just skinny bears or friend's of bear that happen to be skinny(ier?) But, then somebody told me that Otters are actually age-less, they're just skinny bears. So, therefore, the sentence would go: All Otters can be bears, but not all bears can be Otters. Right? Oh boy.

According to UrbanDictionary.com an Otter is:
"A gay man who is very hairy all over his body, but is smaller in frame and weighs considerably less than a bear."
"Larry is an otter, and he likes to date bears or other otters."
-or-
"A skiny, hairy gay man."
"Because I am a skinny, hairy gay man, I refer to myself as an otter."

I have always preferred Cub over Otter although I've been called both. In fact one day somebody told me I was actually neither, yet, I am a "Furry Ambassador" since I tend to float between gay tribes while retaining "furry pride" and making "bear" more accessible for all other communities. Riiiiight.

Annnnnywho, without further ado, may I present to you Otter Fashion. The fashion line for otters and their otter friends. Go ahead and check out the site at Otterfashion.com and build a habitat around all their cute clothing and catchy styles.












Otters in media and history:
Jesus Christ- Total Otter
Dominic Monaghan- Charlie from ABC's "Lost"- Punky Otter
Shaggy from Skooby Doo- animated Otter

19 comments:

ruraljuror said...

If push came to shove, I would say you're a muscle cub. I tend to think of Otters as thinly built, not athletic or muscular like you.

bstewart23 said...

I don't want to choose between "otter" and "cub" for you, Eric since you seem to be the Venn Diagram overlap of the two. If pressed, I prefer to imagine you graying a bit -- a few years from now, I won't rush you -- and going Full Wolf.

And, you know I hate to self-pimp but... The Otter of Otters.

KnuckleCrack said...

well thank you ruraljuror, my self image just came all over you.

RG said...

Screw the labels. You're just effing hot. Period.

The Übereater said...

11,

I appreciate your new classification of otters, but are we talking giant Amazonian Otters? Or small temperate-climat-zone otters. And where do beavers come into play here. And if along the lines of rodents, Nutria are close cousins to the other, do they get any play here? I would argue that while an otter is a hairy, yet relatively dimunitve bear, perhaps a Nutria could be one who is less lean and more rotun. THoughts?

The Übereater said...

that would be "rotund" at the bottom - sorry for the typo...


www.ubereater.com

charlize said...

Yo, have you looked at that site?? Nothing to do with "otters/cubs" as we know and love 'em. They've just hijacked the term otter. All the models are hairless.
An outrage, I tell ya!
Although I do rather like that phoenix rising out of the ashes t... :P

Josh said...

I've seen your muffin top Eleven. Definitely a cub.

ruraljuror said...

Any time, sir. I enjoy reading your posts. Nice to see Alex as well, his myspace lead me to your site.

Serg said...

Okay, that was fun. Now let's do me! I'm neither bear nor cub nor otter (though I aspire to lose weighed and gain hair), but I do love fish and dress rather fancy. Is "penguin" a gay sub-group? Because I also love to sit on other people's eggs.

evilganome said...

Okay, I don't know why but I started to picture Frank Sinatra singing, "in otter words..." Also, for once RG is right, you are just effing hot.

I am not sure what reasonably hairy munchkins are called. Let me know.

David said...

Can I say I am all over this like white on rice? Gotta get me one for my next visit to the Dugout.

David said...

Just ordered my otter v-neck. I'm all set for Pride now!

nycwestsider said...

I prefer my name for you. "The Joyous Ball of Furry Goodness".

ruraljuror said...

Oooh, that's good. Damn.

Wish I had thought of it.

RG said...

"The Joyous Ball of Furry Goodness" right on the mark!

Jay said...

whatever you want to call yourself, i just think you're HOT!

rptrcub said...

I've gone from chub to bear to cub and now to otter, in the span of a year. And I'm really, really confused now.

Gary in Seattle said...

"I know it well," said the Mole. 'But why would Otter choose to watch there?"

"Well, it seems that it was there he gave Portly his first swimming lesson," continued the Rat. "From that shallow, gravelly spit near the bank. And it was there he used to teach him fishing; and there young Portly caught his first fish, of which he was so proud. The child loved the spot, and Otter thinks that if he came wandering back from wherever he is - if he >is< anywhere by this time, poor little chap -he might make for the ford he was so fond of; or if he came across it he'd remember it well, and stop there and play, perhaps. So Otter goes there every night and watches - on the chance, you know, just on the chance!"
Kenneth Grahame, 'The Wind in the Willows' - from 'The Piper at the Gates of Dawn.'

One of my favorite passages in English lit. - I'm an otter 'cuz I can outswim any bear.