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My character on African Tails MUCK from December 1998 - March 1999.


Liata was a Panthress cub, a female melanistic (dark coated) Leopard. Daughter of the panthress Chuki, she posessed three litter sisters: Shanta, Sauda and Kituko. A lively young cub with a great interest in the world, Liata's happiness was marred by the lack of family she felt. Her father was unacknowledged to her, although she met him once and found a friend.


Liata's Description:

Liata is a young Panthress cub, covered in fur that in shadow seems to be colored a dark grey-black, but in the light can be seen to be a deep brown, densely patterned with black spots. Although Liata's fur is becoming sleeker, she has a cub's roundness of form, and her paws still seem oversized. With age, her wide eyes have darkened to a deeper, yet still bright, blue, and they hold an expression of contented innocence.


A drawing of Liata as a young cub. [32 K]
Medium: Pencil crayon
Date: December 22, 1998

A drawing of Liata in TLK-style. [32 K]
Medium: Pencil crayon and black ball-point pen
Date: March 7, 1999

Liata with Banjuri, a Lion cub who was a close friend. [52 K]
Medium: Pencil crayon and black ball-point pen
Date: March 10, 1999



Newborn and wondered at
Description: Liata, newborn, is watched by her mother Chuki.
Location: Shishi's Caverns - The Nursery
Characters: Chuki, Liata
Date: December 04, 1998

Far from home, but learning
Description: A growing Liata meets an inquistive elder Hyena.
Location: Pride Land Plains
Characters: Zinou, Liata, Salisha
Date: January 13, 1999

Talking with Wazzaja
Description: Grown to a bright cub, if still one with a rather limited vocabulary, Liata talks with Wazzaja, her unacknowledged father.
Location: The Gorge Edge
Characters: Liata, Wazzaja
Date: January 16, 1999

Banjuri teaches Liata to swim
Description: Banjuri, an older Lion cub who has befriended Liata, teaches her to how swim.
Location: Dhahabu Water Hole
Characters: Banjuri, Liata
Date: February 21, 1999


Ironically, a character I never wanted to play was a blue-eyed "Panther", and I wouldn't have done so if Chuki's player, a friend, hadn't requested it of me. Both parents had the coloration, so I didn't have any choice there.

In 1999, describing things that annoy me, I wrote: "Panthers. 'Black' ones. Panthers that claim to be 'no, not a dark Leopard, not a dark Jaguar, not a cougar, just a black panther', because there is no such thing as a black panther, as such, it's a catch all name for the melanistic forms of the Leopard, Jaguar, or I suppose if you were feeling really creative, Serval. Hah. If people would just research a bit before jumping into playing a species a) that they seem to know nothing about and b) doesn't even exist anyway...Same goes for 'black' panthers with 'streaks of white' or a 'lightly tipped tail' and so on. They don't exist. Even more specificaally, I'm annoyed by Panthers with blue eyes, especially 'ice' or 'crystal' blue. Or 'powder' blue, whatever that is."


Last updated September 2009.