Tuesday, October 25, 2016

1,500,000 Pageviews!

BIG Thanks to Danny Grey for this!  It's awesome!
-- Updated 25. Oct. 16 01:00 AM --

Holy cow!  1 Million, 500 Thousand pageviews, and counting!  This is incredible!

Thank you all so much to everyone who made this possible: specifically, YOU!  Yes you!  Reading this right now!  Hi!  Thank you for supporting ZNN!  We wouldn't be here without you!

This deserves something special, don't you think?  Tell you what- if there's anything I promised to do, but forgot about, leave a comment to remind me and I will get right on it!  Seriously, my memory isn't the best...

Also, some news about ZNN:

We've added a few new people to the team, so I will be doing a "Meet the Peeps" sort of post in the next couple of days here.  This kinda snuck up on me, so I'll have that for you all soon!

Next, we have migrated to the "City of Zootopia"-Discord server!  We will still be active on the /r/Zootopia Server, but most of our Staff can be found on "City of Zootopia". Click that link over in the top right of the page, and introduce yourself in there!  (Or you can click here, if you don't feel like looking at the sidebar)

Finally, if you would like to support us financially, please do us a favor and turn off your adblock- we're working with Project Wonderful to bring you ads that you'd actually like, and that don't contain any malware.  And if you have a thing of your own you'd like to advertise, feel free to bid on the space!  Or, you could pledge a little bit on our Patreon page!  Every little bit helps, after all.

Again, thank you all so, so much!  On to 2 Million!

Update: We apologize to the /r/Zootopia server and our readers. Our initial post was worded poorly. Some of the Staff could not agree with how the server is run, yet a lot of moderators are actually working for or with ZNN in some capacity.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Story Updates 24 October 2016

Sorry for the late posts today. I've been feeling pretty sick this past weekend, and it hasn't shown any signs of getting better yet. But if you're going to be stuck in bed most of the day you may as well read some fantastic fanfics!

Updated Stories:
One Hundred Kisses by Cimar of Turalis WildeHopps
Run by Euphonemes
Fallout: Zootopia by CiderStripes
When Instinct Falls by Upplet
Zootopia- In the Days that Followed by Ayziks
Hopps & Robbers by Redman404

New chapters after the break!

Art of the Day #62

Fall is coming by oLEEDUEOLo
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Summer is over, the leaves change their colour... Well, Fall is coming, folks!

Get your art after the break!

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Comic: The Road to Happiness (by EternalPolka)

10/10 Best Face
Mr. Mead brought us Judy is Dead.  Now EternalPolka brings us the polar opposite: Judy is Pregnant!

Well, it's actually called "The Road to Happiness", but that's close enough in my book.  It's heartwarming, funny, and colorful, all of which are absolutely fantastic.  The art here is simply incredible, so I look forward to seeing what EternalPolka brings us in the future!  They're an excellent artist!

Check it out over on Tumblr, or get it after the break!

Merch Review- Talking Finnick Fox Plush by Tomy Toys

Hey hey folks!  Surrika back at you with another look at a piece of Zootopia merch. This time I will be looking at a much softer toy: the Talking Finnick Fox plush toy by Tomy! I personally think this is the best toy to come out of wave one, mainly for one very special reason.

Find out more about this little toot-toot after the break!

Friday, October 21, 2016

Story: Kitsunegari

Kitsunegari Cover Art for or ZNN by Raiilynezz
[Adventure] [Drama] [Rated T-13]

I know that a lot of people are hesitant to give oc-driven fics a chance, and not wrongly so often, but if you're going to read just one, read Kitsunegari. The plot is compelling, and the portrayal of predator-prey relations is nuanced and well thought out. The author does make some sylistic decisions that may work for you or may not such as using the scientific names for many animals when first introduced, and on top of that the main character's name "OC Fuchs" smacks of names like Hiro Protagonist. Overall though, kistunegari is well worth your time to look at. ~Nota

Author: R.D.L. Fowler

Description : Highs & lows intersperse with the daily struggles of survival for one Owen Conrad Fuchs. Motorcyclist, Photographer, & the focus of a mammalhunt. When a road rage incident goes viral, gets on the news: OC Fuchs finds himself at the epicenter of Zootopia's tensions between predator & prey. But the next big news story is about to break, & the calamity will be unlike anything before.

Additional Tags: If you're planning to write an oc-driven fanfic, consider this required reading.

Sly Bunny | Zootopia Remix (by Smuffy)

Here's something new for you!  There's a style of music on Youtube that takes sound samples from various movies, commercials, games, etc. and remixes them into completely new original songs.  I've seen song remixes before, but I was completely unaware of this style of music.  And I have to say... it is AMAZING.

It's upbeat, catchy, and makes you want to get up and dance.  I've been listening to it on repeat all afternoon, and it has yet to get old.  Excellent work, Smuffy!

(And if you're interested to see how this was made, Smuffy has a video that walks you through it.  You can find that here.)

Check out the video after the break, and get dancing!