Cassidy The Civet

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Cassidy Civet, or Cassidy The Civet, (born September 17, 1998) is a Malayan Civet who lives in Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada.[1]

The first ever photo Cassidy took in her suit.

Fandom involvement[edit]

Cassidy Civet found the furry community around 2012. She had long been interested in anthropomorphic cartoons and media, and it was through her short lived obsession with Sonic the Hedgehog that she found the fandom. Before she knew the fandom existed however, she had posted pictures of fursuits on Facebook in adoration and fascination.

Cassidy writes reviews and commentary for Flayrah.[2]

Conventions[edit]

Her first convention was VancouFur 2016, also attending Howloween for the first time that same year. She made her staff debut at VancouFur 2017 in which she was the Variety Show lead (and host with Potoroo), as well as an actress in the Opening and Closing ceremonies (only having a speaking role in the former). She also made her Fursuit Parade debut in Trapa's original African Civet suit.

Cassidy attended Fur-Eh! 2017 for the first time, making her debut trip to another Canadian province. She entered and came in third at the Variety Show, with her cover of Keep The Faith by Tamara Gachechiladze. She once again appeared in the Fursuit Parade in Trapa's original civet suit.

She returned as the theater lead for VancouFur 2018, hosting and running the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, as well as the Variety Show. She also performed in the variety show, performing her debut Pop single "Comfort Zone"[Zone]. Cassidy was also asked at the last minute to be the auctioneer for the Charity Auction for the first time. She returned in the fursuit parade in Trapa's fursuit once again.

Attending Fur-Eh! 2018, she was in the variety show and featured in the first ever Fur-Eh! Performance Showcase. In the Variety Show, she sang Under the Ladder by Mélovin. She also attended Howloween 2018 as well to round out the convention year.

She kicked off 2019 by attending Further Confusion 2019, which was her first American con, and first out of country con. She performed in FC Unleashed, the con's variety show, performing the same song as at Fur-Eh! 2018, also not placing. She went to FC primarily to meet a long time friend from online.

She's was asked to return as theater lead for her third consecutive year of staffing VancouFur 2019. Though she became the youth coordinator instead through a series of mix ups and miscommunications. She ran 4 panels, the most she's ever run at a con to this date.

Upon receiving her first full fursuit on June 10, she made her suit debut at Fur-Eh! 2019, performing in full suit at the variety show performing twice with the songs Chameleon and Replay (placing second), and in the dance competition, where she was approached by many guests to complain that she was robbed from a podium spot after not placing in the top 3. She danced to "Temple" by Baauer featuring M.I.A. and G-DRAGON. A small movement of people with signs was at the closing ceremonies that read "Justice 4 Cassidy".

She attended the debut Furvana, performing in the dance competition where she failed to place once again, attendees continued to voice their disagreement with the results and single judge/host to her.

At Howloween 2019, she judged the dance competition and introduced a unique style of voting involving three judges and one audience vote for a 75/25 split. Despite a broken link, the backup QR code proved successful and this new combined result ultimately lead to a tie that was broken by the judge vote. Cassidy hopes to bring this new method of voting to more cons in the future.

Deciding last minute, Cassidy made her Midwest FurFest 2019 debut. However, after battling a cold in the days leading up to her appearance, she lost her voice and failed to bring enough business cards to the con. This, coupled with the poor scheduling of putting the variety show at the same time as floor wars, made it the first con she attended with over a thousand people where she failed to get a single Patreon supporter. While she did have fun, on the business side it was a total bust.

2020 started with Further Confusion 2020, bringing her suit for the first time. She sang "Greek Fire" in FC: Unleashed with back up dancers Paco Panda and Koidel Coyote but yet again failed to place. She also qualified for the dance competition on her first try, not even being aware she had made it through the auditions until Nos Hyena told her at the fursuit parade.

Being invited as a musical guest, she made her debut at Texas Furry Fiesta 2020 with her first ever concert to promote her newly released album Double Take. She was also a judge at the dance competition, which had the now infamous #testicles incident, which became the most hashtagged TFF related things that weekend. She has said TFF is now her favorite American con.

Fursona[edit]

Her fursona choice of a Malayan Civet came from the most unusual of sources. While watching Survivor Caramoan, the camera cut briefly to a civet in the jungle. This caught Cassidy's eye and she took a rather low quality photo of it with her phone. She began showing it to everyone she could find in hopes that someone would know what it was. It wasn't until she asked the internet that she got her answer. She picked her species more than a year after making her first FurAffinity account. The name Cassidy wasn't decided on for another year or so. Another name that was considered was Celeste, but was ultimately rejected for being too similar to Princess Celestia from My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic even though it was inspired by a character from Babar.

Music and Art[edit]

Cassidy is a musician who frequently publishes music of all genres, most specifically songs in her favorite genres of Pop Music, EDM and Adult Contemporary. She has a disdain for classical music because of the personal touches that can be applied to songs with singers. Though most often finding herself as a producer, she'd much rather be the vocal presence on her songs. She finally released her debut album on February 29, 2020 under her furry name.

As a producer and songwriter, Cassidy has been submitting for the Eurovision Song Contest. Submitting from 2015 to 2020 annually, for the countries of Norway, San Marino, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Macedonia, Ireland, Malta and Moldova. She's continuing to write and submit new music for the contest, working with foreign musicians as well. On May 12, 2020 she became the first ever fursuit to ever be featured in the Eurovision Song Contest, being shown in the first ever fan recap for Semi Final 1 since the event had been cancelled with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

In addition to music, Cassidy also has an interest in art, drawing, and directing. She sketches and draws occasionally but doesn't tend to post a lot. She attended a summer course on Animation in 2016 which taught her some things, but mostly put her skills into perspective. She does enjoy designing clothes for her sona though. She has taken on a new creative role as the director and partial storyboard artist for her upcoming animated music videos.

Personal Life[edit]

Cassidy suffered a mini stroke, or TIA, on May 1, 2019. This has largely been the reason she has decided to finally release her first album.

On December 31, 2019, she was involved in a car accident, sustaining minimal injuries.

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details
Double Take
  • Released: February 29, 2020
  • Label: Civet Society, Independent
  • Format: Streaming, digital download, CD

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

Title Year Album
Comfort Zone 2018 Double Take
Let Your Heart Take Flight 2019 TBA
Moonlight 2019 Double Take
Sakura 2020 TBA

References[edit]

  1. @CassidyTheCivet's profile on Twitter. Retrieved July 3, 2017.
  2. CassidyTheCivet's profile on Flayrah. Retrieved July 3, 2017.

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