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I got tagged again by kuroya-ken and by Tetsumon (edit) and by comixqueen so I added a third one.

1. Post these rules. 
2. Post 8 facts about your character. 
3. Tag 8 other characters. 
4. Post their names along with their creators' avatars.

First up, Penny

Penny 7055 by TotemSpiritPennyyyyyy by nekonotaishou Money Penny by nekonotaishou

1) Penny was my first yeti, and first rare-mane toko

2) I got her in exchange for this animation  John Fox hunt run cycle by nekonotaishou

3) Penny is 18 years old, and has a bit of arthritis in her leg joints. She takes a little longer to get places than younger tokos, but otherwise keeps up well.

4) I swear Penny has rare-mane magic, because of all the yetis I have bred from, Penny has produced the most rare-mane offspring, a total of 7 so far.

5) Penny was the mom of my first toko litter, making her daughter Contango officially the first toko I ever bred. (#1 in the litter, so officially officially #1)

6) She's not the flashiest, the most traited, or the rarest, but she's probably the most respected yeti in my pack, if only due to her age and good nature. She's like the grandma that everyone loves, and that everyone is good to because they just don't want to disappoint grandma.

7) She was the first toko I got to dominance, most of it on my own.

8) I would say her fur texture is probably not as thick as younger yetis, but fine-haired and soft.

Second up, Machaeron 
Machaeron 22378 by TotemSpiritMachaeron - Grimace by nekonotaishouToko quest - Talent show by nekonotaishou

1) Machaeron was actually the first dire tokota I designed. He is based off of lions and a bit of tiger, and meant to resemble a Smilodon.

2) My head-canon is that he's a huge cat that for some reason everyone mistakes for a tokota. That said, I draw him with a mix of feline or canine features, depending entirely on what I feel like drawing at the time.

3) Originally, my goal for a "Smilodog" was a gold tawny, but I saw his geno and imagined a white one, and thought "hey that could work". The white design didn't look as nice, but luckily the tundra color sliders had recently been updated with the light tan color that he has.

4) His handler is a cave person that is so wrapped up in furs that no one can tell what gender they are. Leaning towards possibly female, but honestly it doesn't matter.

5) He is one of my top 3 favorite tokotas. I know he's really simple, but I love him to pieces. go figure that my favorite dog is a cat pretending to be a dog

6) He makes a range of sounds that other tokotas do not, such as territorial roars, "fight" roars, raspy purrs, "moans", and chuffs

7) His bison companion is not a normal bison, it is a Bison latifrons

8) Machaeron is a fierce fighter, and I plan to get him some nose scars like the ones male lions have, like this. I'd like to say he could beat any other tokota in a fight, since he fights like a cat and not like a dog, but that would be unsporting of me, lol

I got tagged AGAIN so I'm adding Roxy to this
Roxana 13972 by TotemSpiritRoM - Through the Fire by nekonotaishouRoxy pagedoll small by nekonotaishou

1) Roxy (Roxana, but I don't call her that) was my first big rare-mane goal, a Jasper orange yeti with pangare. I wanted to design her with a fire theme. 

2) She was also my first relatively expensive purchase, and it is entirely her fault that that I then spent a whole lot more money on tokotas than I originally intended to.

3) I had a lot of issues with her piebald; originally she had much more orange and less white, but that was less than the 50% requirement for piebald. I used to have a goal to breed a piebald-less version of her, but the orange and white color scheme has grown on me a lot.

4) Unofficially she is fireproof, a member of House Targaryen, and can breathe fire.
Non-canon by nekonotaishouToko Quest - Press Play - Dragon's Stand by nekonotaishou

4) Roxy has an intensity to her that is akin to a giant fireball; having her around is like having a meteor streaking around. It's not that she's speedy, it's just that she has a presence that is like fire: very obvious, treading the edge between just right and way too much.

6) She is completely fearless, and does everything at 110%; you have to hold her back so she doesn't "over-cook" tasks.

7) Her piebald is symmetrical except for that one lick of orange in her bangs, which is only on the left side.

8) Penny holds the position of first yeti, and will always be extremely loved, but Roxy is my favorite based on design.

I tag

kuroya-ken's Ferrette
amserpand's Smorgasborb
lightningspam's Ryu
KJfromColorsBucephalus or Voiden
bluebird's Wraith
TeatreeTreecko's Ceiniog or Kirk
comixqueen's Lilavati or Paramount
And anyone else who wants to. Let's keep this eternal tag circulating.
Time for a nerdy Zoology journal.

Leopard Seal by Serendith
Leopard seals: southern hemisphere, exclusive to the waters around Antarctica.

Walrus by XNikonD5000
Walrus: Waters around the Bering strait, Baffin bay and Northwestern Passages; Berents sea and Kara sea(both north of Siberia), east Siberian sea.

Ribbon Seal by forrealpeople
Ribbon seal: Bering sea.

Steller Sea Lion by JoeJoeBob
Steller's Sea Lion: The largest of the sea lions. Range from northern California, through the gulf of Alaska, through the Bering sea, the Okhotsk sea, to the waters around northern Japan.

Adelie Penguin with an egg by ashminderubhi
Unless you mean the original penguin, then all penguin species are found only in the southern hemisphere, with the Galapagos Penguin being the northernmost species of penguin in the world.

Snow Leopard by catman-suha
Snow leopard:
From the Himalayas, around the western edge of china, north into Russia

Moose on the Loose by louieschwartzberg
Moose (Alces alces, called "Elk" in Europe):
Largest moose live in Alaska, range throughout Canada and northern USA; in Eurasia, they range through Scandinavian peninsula, across Russia, all the way across to Kamchatka.

A Cold Swim by kkart
Wapiti (Cervus canadensis, called "Elk" in north America):
Pockets of populations in western USA and south-western Canada. None in Alaska, though unusually there is a subspecies in Mongolia. Dat Bering land bridge, confusing taxonomy since the Pleistocene!

red deer 018 by deer--hunter
Red deer (Cervus elaphus, close relative the Wapiti, though smaller):
Not as "cold weather" as the wapiti, but similar enough to cause confusion. Exclusive to Eurasia, small pockets in northern Africa and dotted across Iran, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, and western China.
*Introduced (non-native) populations present in New Zealand, Australia, Argentina and Chile, to devastating effect of the local wildlife.

Caribou by gwichin
Caribou (Rangifer tarandus, called "reindeer" in Europe and around December):
Western edge of Greenland, Labrador peninsula/Newfoundland and through Canada to the middle of Alaska; south to just shy of the Canadian-USA border. In Eurasia range through the northern edge of the Scandinavian peninsula, across Russia to Kamchatka.

Wolverine by ripster47
Northern Labrador, across Canada and Alaska. Eurasia range from westernmost Russia, through all the way to the Scandinavian peninsula.

Arctic Fox by chriskaula Arctic Fox 2 by Maiwa
Arctic fox: Northern Russia, northern Scandinavian peninsula, edges of Greenland, Iceland, northern Labrador, northern Canada, northern and western edge of Canada. Icelandic foxes do not turn white, winter coats are brown/blue.

Black Boar by Illahie
Wild Boar: Northern Africa, down along the Nile, all of Europe except most of the Scandinavian peninsula, southern Russia, from Turkey and Syria and Iran, through the continent to the eastern coast of China (avoiding southern Mongolia and a greater part of central China). South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Nepal, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Sumatra, East Java.
*Introduced to Papua New Guinea, northern Australia, southern Argentina, and select parts of USA (Florida, Georgia, Alabama,Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, California) where they devastate native wildlife.

Arctic Hare (Lepus arcticus, different from the Snowshoe hare, Lepus americanus): Edges of Greenland, north-eastern Canada.

Red Fox In The Snow by thrumyeye
Red Fox: Most of Canada, all of Alaska, eastern and most of central USA, Washington state and Oregon, pockets in California. All of Europe, almost all of Asia, middle east, northern Africa and along the Nile. High degree of morphological variation across range.
*Introduced to Australia.

White-tailed deer by gnohz
White-tailed Deer: Southern Canada, central-eastern USA, Mexico, through to northern tip of South America.

Any other animals that you see often put into snowy landscapes?


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About me
Twin sister :iconcomixqueen:

Name: Olivia. Call me Nekno unless you're my buddy or have met me IRL.

Born and raised in México City, México; currently living in San Francisco.

I graduated from Academy of Art University in 2015 with a BFA in Animation and Visual Effects. Currently freelancing with a day-job as a lab tech at my old university.

I have so far freelanced in the mobile game industry and the animation industry.

I'm a huge biology nerd; I love to learn about animals of all kinds, and so am full of largely useless (but interesting) information about them. Ask me anything.
I am also a docent (educator/tour guide) at the San Francisco Zoo.

Career goal: Be a creature designer/character animator. Maybe also an illustrator and a creature modeler. We'll see, still learning.

Favorite animals: Cats in general, cheetah = top fav, Smilodon close second. Mola mola, Moose. I have a weakenss for Knabstrup, paint, and draft horses.

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Other Accounts::iconterritorialsloth::icontheofactor:

Adoptables Account: :iconnekno-designs:

Other sites:
Tumblr | GingaBoard | Youtube | Livejournal

Websites I cannot live without: Arkive, Behindthename, Bulbapedia, GreenScreenAnimals

Choice Stamps

Selection of stamps that I currently identify with.

AAU Stamp by SketchymalooChilango Stamp by FurbozStamp- I heart Animation by FyuvixHecho en MEXICO Stamp by AdryJustendSpanish Stamp by Mr-MoonerMexico Stamp by phantomStamp: LGBT+ safe space by boblitt

Forget Stuff Stamp + PLZ by Mirz123Logic Stamp by SpikytasticI Dont Watch Back STAMP by Puff-DahhStamp - Art is... by CelesJessaCritique My Work Stamp by SparkLumSketch Stamp by MichaelCrichlowFact and Opinion by Scarecrow--StampsResearch by paramoreSUCKSSTAMP: Character Research by Sage-WrenStop Learning, Die Stamp by SparkLumThe answer is 'no' by nekonotaishouNot Staring Stamp by Dorothy-T-RoseReport Art Theft by tRiBaLmArKiNgS

I love Cheetahs by WishmasterAlchemist[AP V] Cheetah by WishmasterAlchemistXOLO STAMP by MerediesMola mola by Animal-StampI love Saber-toothed Cats by WishmasterAlchemistI love Red Ruffed Lemurs by WishmasterAlchemistI love Moose by WishmasterAlchemistI love Southern Ground Hornbills by WishmasterAlchemistI love Spotted Hyenas by WishmasterAlchemist
Birdies. by Monster-BoarI love Draft Horses by WishmasterAlchemistI love Knabstruppers by WishmasterAlchemist
Birdwatching Stamp by kailorZoology stamp by Nothofagus-obliquabiology stamp by Ginhebi
Hyena Taxonomy Stamp by SpikytasticWolf stamp. by BRBsuicide

Terryl Whitlatch stamp 1 by nekonotaishou- stamp: james fan - by squidlingCaravaggio Stamp by Gainstrive

J.R.R. Tolkien Stamp I by seremela05Tolkien Geek by TricksyPicksyTolkien by Claire-stampsGuild Wars 2 stamp by PipannSyfy's Face Off Stamp by nekonotaishouSteven Universe Stamp by The-Devious-Wolf
animal artist, not furry by ohhperttylights

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tombola1993 Featured By Owner 3 days ago
You're artwork is amazing.
nekonotaishou Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Filmographer
Thank you very much! :)
Musa-the-Guardian Featured By Owner Edited Feb 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist…

Pure awesomeness. Also I think you might appreciate this since Mola mola is one of you fav animals.
nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017  Professional Filmographer
I didn't know someone was jokingly bashing on molas ;n; but hey, they need publicity!

Thank you for sharing!
Musa-the-Guardian Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Any publicity is good publicity when it comes to lesser-known animals, I guess.

You're welcome!
Antleran Featured By Owner Edited Feb 11, 2017  New Deviant Student General Artist
Thanks for the watch!
nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Professional Filmographer
You're very welcome!
Lobster-Ball Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017
Thanks for the fave!
nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017  Professional Filmographer
You're welcome :)
Kopa-Love Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Student General Artist
¡Hola! Espero no molestar. ¿Te gusta El Rey León? Estamos intentando revivir uno de los pocos foros que quedan activos de TLK. Por favor, pásate y échale un vistazo, no tiene desperdicio alguno. ¡Gracias!
nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Professional Filmographer
Si me gusta el Rey Leon, pero no me considero un fan, perdon ;_;

Es mas, los foros no me agradan mucho.
MissButlerArt Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Student Digital Artist
heyyyy, I go to the same school you did! 
nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Professional Filmographer
Hey that's awesome! I work there now, do you take classes on-site?
MissButlerArt Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Student Digital Artist
oh my gosh, really? that's crazy awesome!
I will take classes onsite for my last two years! I'm taking online classes until then! 
I'm in my first year right now! :D
nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017  Professional Filmographer
Honestly, I'd recommend taking as many classes on-site as possible, since the networking and meeting of people starts early.

All the same, I hope you enjoy your time at AAU :)
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J-Harper Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
plsssssssssssss make more adopts <3
nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017  Professional Filmographer
Okay just for you
J-Harper Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If that's not sarcasm then: <333
nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017  Professional Filmographer
It's not, it'll just take me a bit because the internet at my house is bad right now.
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Wolf-High Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
stop bully me
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