Alice Dryden (huskyteer) wrote,
Alice Dryden

Mystery Parcels

Yesterday was annoying, as Mondays often are. But when I got home from work, it was to not one but two exciting packages of unknown origin and content.

Mystery Parcel 1 turned out to be a Nicholas Courtney commemorative issue of Doctor Who Magazine sent by my mum's cousin, with whom I've bonded in recent years since we discovered our mutual love of the Third Doctor and the Brigadier. I was super pleased and surprised.

Mystery Parcel 2 was even more mysterious, because it was an International Parcel of Mystery. All was revealed within: earlier than anticipated, it was my copy of No Predation Allowed, Volume 1 of the collected strips from ten years of the Suburban Jungle webcomic by LiveJournal's own the_gneech! (Volumes 2 and 3 are available on Amazon; I'm sure 1 will be along shortly.)

The Suburban Jungle is a long-running furry slice-of-life webcomic (or so it says on the TVTropes page, which I wrote) centred on aspiring actress/model Tiffany Tiger and her friends.

I'm a skinflint and I don't often fork out for a print version of something I can get for free on the web, but The Suburban Jungle has a special place in my heart. A lot of webcomics fall by the wayside because I can't be bothered to check them every day; with this one I swiftly became very attached to the characters and hooked on the storylines.

I opened the book to check the print quality, thinking a glance would suffice - after all, I'd read all this before. Then suddenly it was half-past eleven, which brings me nicely on to my favourite strip of all:

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