Liddle somethin' for *JWiesner
of her Mirroko, one of her many fascinating head peoples!
Mirroko and his twin sister Marroque are devious kitsune who've emigrated to Switzerland where they prey on the stupid and unattended poultry. Marroque breaks hearts and pocketbooks and Mirroko gives yoga lessons. Together they raid hen houses and are the living nightmare of every farm dog.
I enjoy human-shaped carnivores, makes you wonder how differently history would have played out if humans could only eat meat. I also had to laugh at Ms. Wiesner's comment that the kitsunes don't bother hiding their fox-like features in human shape, because the wonder of modern cosmetic surgery means they're immediately taken for eccentrics and not, say, predatory shapeshifting fox demons.
Although the narcissistic Marroque is pretty amusing, I have to say Mirroko is my favorite of the pair, because he seems a hair more approachable and I like the idea of a kitsune who's into meditation and chillaxing and wears specs. :3
If you've not visited Gloomy's page git yourself over there, she's got loads of dark and spooky things and hilariously funny things and always astute commentary on the way the world works, or doesn't.
Hope you like this, Gloomy!
Edit: OKAY, so this might have been a trade.
Go see her half over yonder, do!