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Just when Jolly Jack posted this comic, the MMPOSG Furcadia started its Monsters Vs. Robots contest. I was the artist commissioned to draw the Versus picture, so I was one of those who noticed the coincidence. (Just so you know, Jolly Jack, at least one of the creators of Furcadia is a fan of Sequential Art.)

Below is the picture I drew – "Kaiju Versus Mecha".

The kaiju (technically a daikaiju like Godzilla and Mothra) is called Churra an Americanization of Chuura, from chuu, Japanese for a mouse's squeak, and -ra, a common suffix for kaiju names – ie. "Squeak-zilla". Churra is an amalgam mostly of various rodents. Her head is a mouse's, her feet are those of a rat, her tail and fur color are from a field mouse, and the quills are from a porcupine. Although her build is that of a wolverine (as it looks stocky enough to work for a giant creature), it and her teeth are based off those of the janiset, a fictional predator rat from fifty million years in the future in Dougal Dixon's book, After Man. The plates on her nose are from an armadillo (not a rodent) and were added just to make her look weirder. Lastly, she's gripping the car checker with her index finger as her thumbs are those little nubs near her wrists (sort of like those of real rodents).

The mecha is Katmotron. His design was inspired by none other than Mobile Suit Gundam, the most iconic Japanese robots out there. He wears the Furcadia pawprint in a similar fashion as the Generation 1 Transformers wore their insignias.

As to why a rodent kaiju and a feline mech in the first place? Simple. They're playing a cat-and-mouse game.



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For several years now, I've made my own Holiday cards to mail and give out to people. This year's card riffs off an old staple of mine, mocking the shopping mentality that crops up this time of year.

Shhhh! Be vewy, vewy quiet! We're hunting pwesents!


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Great stuff!! I love the Elmer Fuddness

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Great stuff!! I love the Elmer Fuddness
Thanks. Smile It was the best way to get the hunter part of the joke over.
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'Tis the first Sunday after the first Full Moon after the Northern Hemisphere's Winter Solstice (January 3 this year). Happy Norther everyone!

(Okay, so I'm a bit slow. Poetry doesn't grow on trees around here, you know.)

The Story of the Norther Ferret

Once upon a time of yore,
A ferret became quite sore.
Said she, "That rabbity sneak.
"When times get dark and bleak,
"He's nowhere to be found.
"Once fair weather comes 'round,
"He hops and leaps o'er the trail,
"Carrying his basket without fail,
"Hiding eggs for those seeking,
"Stashing goodies for those peeking,
"Bringing forth a hopeful direction
"Of fertility and resurrection.

"What of days that come yucky?
"What of times dim and mucky?
"No rabbit skips and hops about,
"Throwing glad tidings hereabout.
"No rabbit shows days get better,
"Once we wade through times wetter.
"No rabbit speaks of glad hopes
"During this time the world mopes
"Among days lying after the fall.
"Who? Who will remind us all
"This time of year has its own merit?
"I think perhaps we need a ferret."

Yet what day should this ferret bold
Choose amongst this time cold?
When breaths drift through the air,
The ground freezes for times more fair,
The sun shines feeble and weak,
The icy cold winds howl and shriek,
And the nights stretch far and long,
To what day would a ferret belong?
Winter's first Full Moon shines the way,
A bright path towards the next Sunday.
Regardless of its lack of fame
Norther shall be its name.

Anon, the Norther Ferret gathered treats
To tide children over 'til summer heats.
She sought gumdrops of red and green,
Vanilla wafers for the discerning and keen.
Leftover munchies of festivities dead,
She picked through with much dread,
Choosing only the unspoiled and best,
Throwing into compost all the rest.
Then, scampering across the frozen wastes,
She carried things of good and fine tastes,
To good folk of ages young and old,
Any and all who bore the chill and cold.

Hither and yon, she sallied forth
Thither and beyond, south and north,
East and west, and all places between.
Wherever she could pass unseen,
She left her choice morsels concealed,
In nook and cranny, in places unrevealed.
Oblivious to the long winter night's chill,
When morning's sunlight finally did spill,
Bathing the wintry land in a glow so brisk,
Back to her burrow, the ferret did frisk.
"Norther's over with so much to show.
"It's such a pity none will know!"

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I've also made a chess set on my computer. Good lighting and compositions are artform in themselves, both things I need to practice more.

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Is that Blender?

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Is that Blender?
That's Blender. I can't afford (and don't usually need) anything more.

By the way, constructive criticism on anything in this thread (unless otherwise noted) is welcome. Also, the forum cut the right side of the chess set off. Neutral

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CyberCorn Entropic wrote:Also, the forum cut the right side of the chess set off. Neutral
Depends on the size of your browser window. But you can always just drag the image to the tab bar to view it in it's original form... Wink

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you can always just drag the image to the tab bar to view it in it's original form...
... I never knew that. That'll make it much easier to get around those posts that for some reason hover in the middle of a image. Up till now I'd just been copypasting them into paint.

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Hoppy Easter everyone!

choconiverous, (chahk o niv' ur us) adj. The tendency when eating a chocolate Easter bunny to bite off the head first. — Rich Hall and Friends, Sniglets

(Granted, I'm a bit behind. I've not been terribly with it lately. On an unrelated note, this picture's description has the only sniglet I could find on Fur Affinity.)

Art © 2010 Marvin E. Fuller

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In light of the coming/recent election in the UK, I thought I'd like to share my Off the Deep End comics drawn for the last two US presidential elections. The details may be US-oriented, but I think you'll agree the jokes are familiar no matter what country you live in.

On an unrelated note, that's Obomba as in box office bomb. Come the next election, I think I'll make it Obumbla. Whether you adore him or despise him, he's still a crook politician.


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And here's the other, non-political Off the Deep End comic, dating from 2003.

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Hey, look! It's a color study of a leptictidium!

Her name is Falypti GeRishaan. I was never really satisfied with parts of this drawing, like the vest and her left paw, but was unwilling to just abandon it. So I just said, "Heck with it," and converted it into a color study. That'll show it. Razz

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It's the first Sunday after the first Full Moon after the Northern Hemisphere's Summer Solstice! (That's June 27 this year!) Happy Souther everyone!

...Unfortunately, I couldn't think of an animal to use for Souther, so here's a pet rock until I do.

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A couple of fish.

Recent discoveries have uncovered animals, plants, and minerals (and sometimes a combination of two or three) heretofore unrecognized by science.

Among them is the devil fish, a diabolical fish that likes to make trouble for other denizens of the waters it lives in. One of their favorite pastimes is chasing down angelfish and doing censored things to them. Fortunately, the ever-nice angelfish are natural producers of holy water which they squirt at hellish threats like the devil fish.

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Did you know that frog populations across the globe have been declining the past few decades? Scientists suspect the culprit to be something akin to climate change or pollution.

Here's my hypothesis.

Mars Wants Frogs!

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Meh, I don't belive in aliens changing their fetishes from cows to frogs.

I'd say it's because their females turned into feminists.
They don't allow the males to fertilize the spawn and the spiecies die and wither. Wink

I noticed it too, because frogs in Poland became a protected spieces about four years ago or so. My brother's biology teacher scared the children to not to torture and kill them (a common practice of kids during the field trips), because they could be jailed. Very Happy

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Depends on what sort of aliens they are. tongue The original sketch this evolved from had an accompanying scribble of a fly wearing a '50s rocket pack, wielding a ray gun, and labeled as "Buzz Rogers", so the idea was that the aliens were a bunch of bugs. jocolor

If that doesn't fly, how about some more fish? After all, there are more fishes in the rivers and seas than we ever expected to see. sunny

A shining example of those unexpected fish, the sunfish illuminates the dark waters it swims in, each individual sporting a number of spots that change shape and number as time passes. When night falls and the sunfish's light wanes, moonfish can be seen darting hither and thither, the shape of the glow of their silvery bodies waxing and waning over the course of a month.

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'Tis the first Sunday after the first Full Moon after the Northern Hemisphere's Autumnal Equinox (October 24 this year). Or I'm a month late considering a Full Moon fell on the equinox this year. Although, by this time, it's the Monday after. I've got to work on that.

It's that time of year again when the Wester Hedgehog gets gummi leaves stuck in his quills while passing out gummi worms to good little boys and girls with strong stomachs. That assumes he doesn't eat the gummi worms first.

Happy Wester everyone!

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Another holiday season brings another holiday card. I've been making these things for over a decade now.

Just what will you get anyway?

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I almost died laughing... Smile

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..HA! Took me a second to get that. Nice one.

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Weird. I'm gone for one and a half years and my thread's still on the first page (even if only barely)? Shocked I expected to be shuffled off to at least the middle of the second page. Suspect

I haven't much to show for my absence, though. But I suppose we could start by catching up with last year's holiday card, even if it isn't July yet.

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CyberCorn Entropic wrote:Weird. I'm gone for one and a half years and my thread's still on the first page (even if only barely)? :shock: I expected to be shuffled off to at least the middle of the second page. :suspect:

I haven't much to show for my absence, though. But I suppose we could start by catching up with last year's holiday card, even if it isn't July yet.

Yeah, art board's not nearly as active as it used to be. Still,..

Anywho, nice work on the holiday card.

Coincidentally, Christmas in July is actually my birthday. The 25th.

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Frist wrote:Anywho, nice work on the holiday card.
Thanks. Smile

Coincidentally, Christmas in July is actually my birthday. The 25th.
Merry unbirthday. jocolor Since it isn't your birthday, I can't exactly wish you a happy one of those, now can I? Razz

For Norther 2011 (on January 23), I introduced the WaterRider's Hoover Ferret (Vivverasorbet vectoraquaria). This handy little mustelid is perfect for vacuuming up the remnants of your Norther snacking, as well as any other little tasty tidbits that have committed suicide by diving to the floor. Vanilla wafers and gumdrops are optional, but much appreciated by your local Hoover Ferret. These guys aren't quite as hyperactive as the average ferret, which is probably a good thing since they're almost the size of a small house cat, including tail. Their tails are fluffier and longer in proportion to their bodies than those of regular ferrets, but they still complain when their tails are tugged as the hoover ferret would rather rush forward into dropped goodies than be pulled backwards through them. Of course, they also love attention and seem to have an odd fascination with dust bunnies.

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