Nonnies are pretty divided on the topic of mods awarding critters (that is, comments with critter icons) to people on the first page of each new post. Some of us clamor for them; some of us sneer from under the Pony Line (see "Ponies") because, fuck it, we're too cool for ponies. (And many velociraptor nonnies think that ponies, like most other mammals, are crunchy and delicious with ketchup.)
Some of our many critters:
|Kraken||Mycroft the Platypus||White Cock||Pigeon|
|Sweater Penguins||Sweater Cocks||Joyful Otter||Foodwank Bunny|
|Smoking Alpaca||Mildew Sensing Frog||Emoraptor||temporarily-a-kitten!Thor|
|Sombrero Goat||Unfortunate Elephant||Victorian Raptor||Ball Pit Velociraptor|
|Prettiest Girl in|
|"Captain America, I|
command you to wank!"
|Thor fucks a Pop-Tart ||Theon Ramsey Tentacles|
|Cthulhu Sheep||Sad Gay Baby Deer||#notallbees||Swan in a Box|
|Bucky the Grouch||Saint Buttsex||Slingbaby Loki||Except for Loki|
Some of the critters have long and complicated stories behind them. Some just seemed like a really good idea at the time. Almost all were created by Nonnies.
- Prettiest Girl in Mantisfuck Voreworld: MFVW is just another variation on the Omegaverse. Only with one less head.
- Ball Pit Velociraptor: In commemoration of Dashcon, everybody’s favorite con wank.
- Bucky the Grouch: Every HYDRA Trash Party needs a Bucky the Grouch. Honest consideration admits that Oscar the Grouch would be a huge fan of HYDRA.
- Cthulhu Sheep: If this sheep isn’t an Elder God laying low in Wales, no sheep is. Ur-Sunny has played a lot of Skyrim. She’s seen elder gods and this is one.
- #notallbees: It’s a bee. In a fedora. If it had a Twitter account, it would be a Bees’ Rights Activist. It is in no way at all a reference to Winterfox. Not at all. In any way.
- Sad Gay Baby Deer: Like so many things, Sad Gay Baby Deer comes from the trainwreck that is BBC Sherlockfandom. “Fawnlock,” the often underaged, often sad, inevitably gay deer version of Sherlock, is a thing that exists. Sad Gay Baby Deer just takes it up a notch.
- Swan in a Box: In the box is a swan. It is irritated by the box and by the fact it hasn’t been fed for 10, maybe 20 minutes. Originally intended to be sent to Angel Clare, it is reserved for all who annoy meme.
Back in March 2012, there was a call for submissions on the important subject of Pony/Seal femslash. The following question was raised: Which ponies and which seals top each other in femslash. Please write a 500 word essay on the topic. All essays must use the phrase: "nipples like fawn's hooves". Pony and Seal gender identifications are fluid. You have 40 minutes. Begin.
The clear winner: