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Faux-Pa, full 23-Shades-of-Faux-Pa, also known as Nikolai-The-Wolfdog, and Linicks, is a furry artist and e621 user[1] from Reno, Nevada, USA.[2] His real name is Jonathin and has considered himself a furry since he was 14. According to his Twitter, he was born on December 15th, 1997.

Faux-Pa increments his name by one every year to reflect his current age. For example, in 2018, his name on e621 was 20-Shades-of-Faux-Pa.[3]


Faux-Pa has two fursonas. His main Fursona, Nikolai Stevenson, is an overweight Czechoslovakian Wolfdog born in an American Embassy in Russia[4]. He has brown and cream-coloured two-tone fur, brown hair, digitgrade hind paws and a green-tipped tail. Nikolai was originally drawn as an athletic character, but in an effort to align closer to the real-life appearance of Faux-Pa, this was changed to his current state.[5]

Walter is a sort of meta-character that Faux-Pa uses to represent himself on e621 and Discord[6]. He claims that Walter is Nikolai's online alter ego.[7] Walter is a red fox, and the only art of him is a headshot Faux-Pa commissioned ratte for.[8]

Neither of Faux-Pa's fursonas are used in roleplay.


Faux-Pa has attended the following furry conventions:

Biggest Little Fur Con: 2019[9]


Faux-Pa has gone under many names, most notably Linicks until that account was banned in November of 2016 for ban evasion. He was banned for being accused of spamming racial slurs.[10]

With special permission from the e621 administration, NotMeNotYou reinstated Faux-Pa's account under the condition that he does not attempt to start any more drama in the forums or IRC. To this day, Faux-Pa stands by his claims that he was not the person who spammed the IRC with racial slurs.[11]


  1. 22-Shades-of-Faux-Pa's profile on e621. Retrieved March 11, 2017.
  2. Faux-Pa's profile on Inkbunny. Retrieved February 18, 2019.
  3. Username change ticket on e621. Retrieved January 6, 2019.
  4. Nikolai Stevenson Character Profile on Furiffic (NSFW). Retrieved January 6, 2020.
  5. meta.Nikolai Stevenson on YouTube. Retrieved January 6, 2020.
  6. 22-Shades-of-Faux-Pa on Discord. Retrieved January 6, 2019.
  7. Faux-Pa's Tweet on Twitter. Retrieved January 6, 2019.
  8. Headshot of Walter The Fox on e621. Retrieved January 6, 2019.
  9. Faux-Pa's Tweet on Twitter. Retrieved January 6, 2020
  10. Linicks' user records on e621. Retrieved March 11, 2017.
  11. Statement from Faux-Pa on his website. Retrieved January 4, 2020.

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