How to make a shapeshifter extremely unhappy: remove their ability to freely shift.
Mr. Glineux noticed: he says the last neko he spent time around, he could always tell when they were depressed, because their ears dropped down.
I dismissed it as a system glitch, but frankly...
...I haven't been able to get my ears up all day.
Part of the reason is obvious in that picture. I'm my usual white-striped neko, I feel comfortable in it, I've spent a lot of time here. Feels most like me, which, considering the shapeshifter angle? Does say a thing.
But I couldn't get any of my white ears to load. Not a single blessed pair, and I have three different varieties, four if you count the ivory leopard!
I poked and prodded at the inventory, suffering several intentional and unintentional relogs in the process, and nothing.
Finally gave up. Decided, what can I track down that goes with striped white fur?
That's when we hit the second wall--only one ear was loading, of most of my colors! AAAAGH!
The one pair--the ONE pair!--I could find? Ebony. And not only that, but spotted!
I've been twitching all day. But it didn't stop there...
We're at Triangulum currently, where Shapes by Zada is having a couple interesting freebie offers on skins, shapes and eyes. It's mainland, so you'll be playing fight-the-lag, but they're quirky and pretty and fun. Save that I finally had to leave the store and just breathe for a bit, because....yes, that is what it looks like.
[2:47] Calinacase Whiteberry: Emilly, I keep noticing your avatar; what are you supposed to be? a kelpie, a pukka or some other Irish myth beastie?
[2:47] Emilly Orr sighs
[2:48] You: this is what happens when a shapeshifter can't get her neko folder to load
It's a horse tail. A HORSE TAIL! Granted, it's a very pretty tail, don't get me wrong, and the bow and ribbons details? Very cute. And trust me, I have no problem with horse tails...on horses.
But it's not a neko tail! It doesn't do what my tail does, plus it's terrifyingly twitchy, and AAAAGH again, for being this...this...half-hybrid, in-between, mutant thing!
And don't ask me, just do not ask me what that is on Mr. Allen's arm. All I know is, he built it while I was struggling (all in vain) to get my inventory to load. It contains his Hyde retrovirus, and yes, it does auto-inject.
All I know is, I want to be able to shift normally tomorrow. If I can't, I'll just be dead all week. You wait and see.