1354 Blue Ears.

This is absolutely Reggie in his element. When confronted by a perceived threat his wheels start turning. we know, of course, that things don’t always go his way in these moments, but they are the purest expression of his personality. The difference here is that he is in a situation where he is not as emotionally invested in certain aspects of it, and that makes him less likely to make emotional choices that could result in mistakes. He’s also had one woman openly throw herself at him, which can’t have hurt his confidence level. Evrina doesn’t have a clear idea of who she’s up against. In some ways that could be unfortunate for Reggie too. As we all know he forgets himself and easily goes over the line. The real danger for Reggie, in this situation as in many others, is himself.
I really like how in this moment, where they are both in a new situation, John and Reggie pull together in spite of being somewhat adversarial in work settings. The devil you know and all that. Of course John has never been as opposed to Reggie as some of the cast.

A few of you wanted to see the fursona comics I did of Alex and Evrina. I can’t remember how they are posted on FA, so I just stuck them in the tumblr I made for her a few years ago.
By the time these were made I already had a pretty clear idea of what their personalities were, the group dynamic, and their backstories. It was a while before I decided that I wanted to make them “real” characters. Alex started as an outlet for ideas that didn’t fit in the comic, and a way to draw something other than comic related stuff. It could be argued that she is my fursona, although I don’t see her that way really. The problem was that she was such a compelling character that I didn’t want her to languish in obscurity forever. Slowly, the ideas for Alexandria Of The Library began to congeal into a sort of Lucky Star style tale of a group of female friends, with virtually no male interaction. I also started treating the stories as things that the comic version of Alex was creating for her friends, and attention. (Which is a driving force for anyone who is going to be into cosplay, if we’re honest.) There are also some passive aggressive things about Alex eating bunnies because there was a thing about fat bunnies taking over FA a couple of years ago, and she wasn’t having that. Or rather she was having that… for dinner. Anyway, it’s all very meta. Furry Alex is obsessed with sweets, as is her “real” self, but she has the advantage of cartoon logic on her side. Cartoon and “real” Evrina are also critical of their respective Alex’s weight and eating habits. Alex’s furry world is more of a mirror of her actual world than it would be for most people.
Generally fursona’s are complete departures from the reality of the creator because, as I’ve said before, most furries hate their reality. As a wealthy, white, educated, woman there’s not as much reason for Alex to long for an unreality.
Maddison and Alex on possessions.
Alexandria’s first Halloween debacle.
Alex’s second Halloween adventure.
If I had made similar pages for the other furries they would have to be very different because their experience in that community would be very different from person to person. Of course since the furaffinity page started as simply my own page it’s not a clear delineation between the stuff with Alex and the stuff that is me. If I had been thinking further ahead I might have done that. I would have seemed very smart indeed if I had. XD
Anyway, there is also one more comic featuring Alex and Evrina’s furry selves, but I did it for the second Muffintop anthology. Technically I’m allowed to publish it however I like, wherever I like, but undercutting the sales of the book would be a dick move, so I’ll just provide a link. It’s no longer than the others, and the rest of the compilation has wildly varying stories in terms of, tone, subject matter, and artistic skill. Consider that a friendly warning. Physical copy. Digital copy.


The Evrina, when encountered in the wild, can be a fearsome opponent. Extreme caution is advised when approaching one, and absolutely no signs of weakness should be shown.

After a long period of time the Evrina may grow close to you, and once you have its loyalty you will have a most staunch ally. Of course that isn’t to say one won’t take a quick bite out of your arm when you aren’t looking.

(Don’t know why, but when I was thinking about Evrina’s character I was thinking in terms of a Wildlife documentary. Was it close?)

I foresee an Evrina/Reggie hookup. Maybe a one-nighter. Reggie seriously has his mind f’d by it, fighting for control despite knowing Evrina calls the shots.

She sees it as casual, he sees it as something more but annoying. Calling jt

This person gives me a headaches … shes just… UGH! I mean I guess that’s the point of her but fuck why’d you have to do such a good job at it

So that when I redeem her it makes you feel like there’s hope for humanity.

I have seen the Real World [tm] and it is hopeless, yet somehow it still manages to blunder on despite itself.

Yet this is a story and as the creator can break from reality and redeem your characters.

Ah, fanatsy. It is what makes life worth reading.

A tummy totally remembers!

I couldn’t drink beer for months after the first time I got sick from it.

Oh heck, sometimes it doesn’t have to be you getting sick. I still can’t drink tequila after someone I know overdid it and was so violently ill that there was no getting away from it (we were sharing a room at a convention).

I guess I cheated because I follow (stalk?) Jackie on Fur Affinity and DeviantART. I’m already familiar with Alex and Maddy’s characters (I made reference to Maddison being sheepish months ago). I didn’t recall Evrina, though, for whatever reason. Maybe it’s the dementia or maybe it’s my mind trying to block out such a squalling, repulsive little rat. However deliciously so, she’s still vile.

Oh, and called it. Two people today have already described Evrina with Ugh.

Alexandria Of The Library! :-)
… does this mean she’s on fire in the sack?

That joke was good, but also made me sad. Because of history.

Sorry, I do tend to veer into the darker side of humor …

This saying has always stuck with me:
“Life is a tragedy for those who feel, and a comedy for those who think.”

I hope you health is doing better and thanks again for the great comics!

Is it wrong that I imminently find Evrina attractive? It’s that gosh darn confidence that has me, even if it crosses the line into arrogance. There’s something about people who can walk into a room and own it that just gets me in a way I’m powerless to resist. In reality, she’d probably eat me alive (and she’s probably not into girls anyway), but I’d most likely let her.

Side note, I love seeing Reggie uncomfortable in any setting, but every time he speaks with his sister it’s magic. As a person who has cut fake fur on more then one occasion, I applaud Victoria for being able to keep it secret. That stuff gets EVERYWHERE.

Confidence is a very attractive quality in a person. Most people, even if they are initially abrasive, have a soft side that makes romance possible for them.

Well, it’s been a long ride, but I reached the end so far. It has taken me months. It was fast going for the first few hundred pages, but then I discovered the comments. That really slowed me down. I had to go back to the beginning and read it all. Congratulations, Jackie. It isn’t easy to stimulate discussions of the intellectual level I found here. From now on, though, I’ll be slowed to the pace at which you can produce pages.

Is there a way to find and read comments people post on old pages? I know I posted quite few on my long journey to this page, and I suspect other readers might, too.

— hendrik

As far as I know the only way to get notified about posts on old pages is to be an admin. Apart from that I guess you could do a username search via Google, or what have you, to see if any of your comments got replied to. Sometimes that will work, but not always. In any case, I’m glad you had a good time thoroughly consuming the content. XD

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