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is an online anthropomorphic MUCK
focusing on role-playing
in a world of knights and fantasy. The original server was founded on 26 May 1996 by Chetar
, and Shiamat
. From 2002 to late 2004, FurryFaire suffered a long period of downtime, languishing with very few active players, but it reopened on a new server in 2005 under the control of Tashiro
FurryFaire is set in the mythical land of Kith Kanaan. Kith Kanaan is divided into a number of nations, each with a specific theme associated with them. The central region, and the primary role-playing area, is called the Shire Lands.
Across the land of Kith Kanaan various religions are embedded into the culture and many groups, both covert and open, espouse philosophies and training devoted to particular causes, including the Peacekeepers
, Midnight Mage's Guild
and the Crimson Paw
The Over The Hedge comic strip is the work of Michael Fry and T. Lewis. Fry is the writer, Lewis is the artist. They first worked together in 1992 on Mickey Mouse comic strips. Each has had success on their own, with Fry as a screenwriter and Lewis illustrating children's books. They live in separate parts of the United States, collaborating electronically on the strip. The strip first appeared in 1995. Four book collections have been published: Over The Hedge, Over The Hedge 2, Knights Of The Picnic Table, and Stuffed Animals.
The strips are not afraid to tackle difficult subject matter. Everything from celebrity worship to stem cell
research has appeared. In 1998, a series of strips had the characters considering the origin of humanity and the likelihood of reincarnation
. The strips were awarded the Religious Communicators Council’s 1998 Wilbur Award for "excellence in the communication of religious issues, values and themes." (comic