IamA Lawyer Who Got Kidnapped by Furries
Edit 5 : Stopped in for one last edit and to repeat what I said earlier in a response:
Kidnapped can be used metaphorically. After making the post, it became clear that people were taking it literally. There is no edit post option, and frankly I expected this to have 20 people who knew it was coming reading it. I've tried to be clear it was a metaphorical usage, as I had no expectation that writing a post and treating furries like goddamn humans would lead to a furry following and getting drawn into talking at conventions and stuff for and with them. That's the usage of the term kidnapped, a metaphorical usage to indicate being taken by surprise at my sudden descent into the furry world brought on by writing a blog post.
I'm Boozy Barrister, the author and attorney behind Lawyers & Liquor. Back in April I was just another foul-mouthed attorney venting on an internet website. Then I got kidnapped (not literally kidnapped, jesus.) by the furries after writing about some Sovereign Citizen drama that was happening in a furry convention.
Since then I've appeared at furry conventions, gained a lot of furry followers, interacted heavily with the furry community, and turned my profane legal blog into a platform to talk about legal issues surrounding furries, fetishes, and more mundane legal matters.
My life has been an unholy wreck, and I really wish I could go back to writing about parrots.
Ask me anything and I'll answer them...you know...as I can.
Edit (12:24 EDT UTC -4): Hey, I gotta go do lawyer stuff. If you keep asking, I'll stop by again later in the day and answer some more. Otherwise, it's been neat and thank you for the questions!
Edit 2 My god, I wasn't literally kidnapped. It's a play on the term and a bit of hyperbole thrown in. There is no random furry kidnapping squad going to houses and kicking in doors, taking you away to force you into a fursuit and never letting you leave.
EDIT 3: I GET IT. THE USE OF THE WORD KIDNAPPED WAS A POOR CHOICE. Frankly I expected this to go like every other Lawyer AMA a member of the mod team has solicited recently and be filled with like 20 people that the lawyer knows asking questions. I did this to humor the request! I DID NOT EXPECT THIS. PLEASE STOP FEELING THE NEED TO TELL ME IT WAS A POOR CHOICE OF WORDS. I RECOGNIZE THIS NOW. CALL OFF THE METAPHORICAL DOGS OF PEDANTRY .
Edit 4: I'm out guys. I'll touchbase later on to see what's happened, but I gotta get some actual work done now.