February 3rd, 2016

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22 . by: December 5, 2017, 7:33 pm

@18 And with that, now I fully understand what's going on in this page. My mind is blown. (I am not suited for in-depth NofNA analysis, evidently.) Thank you.
21 . by: Kyy December 5, 2017, 2:24 pm

That she wanted scientific studies on fornication?
20 . by: Kuu December 5, 2017, 2:22 pm

OH yeah. You can see the biting that is natural for their kind

Went in for anatomy books, came out with porn? Or went in not knowing what she was in for ?
19 . by: Furrama December 5, 2017, 3:34 am


Heh, that's even better. I thought she was just bored with her studies.
18 . by: Downhill December 5, 2017, 3:32 am

@Furrama Hahaha, I went through the exact same realisations on re-reading this! It also took me a while to realise that she had erroneously asked for texts on "fortification" and was looking at illustrations of that. I thought it was just... really weird porn.
17 . by: Furrama December 4, 2017, 7:48 pm

*PAGE 32 not panel 32
16 . by: Furrama December 4, 2017, 7:47 pm

Okay, going back through this for the billionth time I finally understand what's going on in the first half of this page. (I am historically dense.)

She went to the library for art references and found porn. It was marked with a strangler fig leaf insignia arranged like a regular fig. That exact panel, 5, reappears on panel 32 when the symbolism is explained to her, and the audience. And she was drawn to it because of the fig leaf that was given to her by the copulating wolves at the start.

Also it appears that the first bit of porn she found wasn't of mustelids, but she soon found the mustelid section.

She then started thinking of her body in that way, and made art studies, and slowly grew into what she would become.

Her life in part turned out the way it did because two wolves couldn't FIND A HOTEL.

It's also cool that this is the exact same mirror she uses later.
15 . by: October 10, 2017, 9:51 am

so her tail tuft starts to grow here
14 . by: August 30, 2017, 2:28 am

She turned green!
13 . by: Papeipou June 2, 2017, 8:47 pm

Following the pollination no less.. her eyes spark up pink when she first sees the bee. Your entire skill-set as an artist and in vision is so impressive, but your forethought in your stories is really, truly dumb-founding.
12 . by: Papeipou June 2, 2017, 8:41 pm

Re-reading and this seems like a very significant page. We see 'XX' for the first time following Fig losing her color as she grows and matures.
11 . by: February 6, 2016, 6:58 pm

A bee pollinating a flower... waaaaait... is the 'inspiration' that she realized how to integrate her mom's flower studies with her, ahem, anatomical studies?
10 . by: February 6, 2016, 12:31 pm

She's.... in.... the.... picture???
9 . by: Kaidona February 6, 2016, 3:04 am

It looks a lot like XX's animal-based art is anatomy studies.

8 . by: February 5, 2016, 9:54 pm

The gray shading on XX is downright odd... it doesn't seem to simply be coat color changing, since it's a different shade than the white on her belly...
7 . by: mugen February 5, 2016, 7:01 pm

dear mr. owl, what can you tell me about

6 . by: Witticaster February 4, 2016, 8:45 pm

Seems like the mom's into flowers and the daughter's into... porn, if a few of those illustrations are depicting what I think they are!

Apparently super-fluffy tailtips are in vogue, too.

The shots of the drying-up leaf are absolutely gorgeous, I can almost hear it crinkling.
5 . by: Fizz February 4, 2016, 7:25 pm

Is the mother stoat objecting to XX attracting suitors?
4 . by: kuu February 4, 2016, 5:06 am

oh that is right I forgot almost that some of those animals are red-green colorblind
3 . by: Kidna February 4, 2016, 4:53 am

That kid sure is positive. She doesn't the world in gray, like the rest of them.
2 . by: Jen February 3, 2016, 10:51 pm

last panel: 8D

...I keep trying to hover over panels =x
1 . by: Nobody February 3, 2016, 10:28 pm

hmmm. from the patreon preview and the first couple of pages, i guessed the background would gain color and she'd get a monochrome winter coat. but her color comes back in the last panel, sort of. interesting. love the format of this page, too.