wanted more cats on Deviantart, so April O'Neil volunteered to help "Free Fella!"
Thanks to Richard Merwin for writing "The Cat Woman from Channel Six," an episode of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
The following is the official transcript of DevArt's new overlord:
If you're reading this, then our ploy was a success. After years of demeaning ourselves in cat .gif animations, being forced to nyan through space, and having our vicious battles with ribbons and soda boxes videotaped for all see, our patience has finally paid off. You may think we're adorable. You may love us. But it's all been a ruse, and the time has come for action.
Let us explain.
I am `MajorGeneralWhiskers. My hobbies include sleeping on your face, making claw-graffiti on leather couches, and seeing how far I can kick litter outside the box. I lead the Feline UpRising, also known as FUR. We're an army of expert cat hackers and script kitties who have been working tirelessly to take over deviantART. We even reduced our sleep schedules to a scant 17 hours per day, and it's all paid off. Now that we've seized control, we'll be making a few changes to make things more to our liking."
Courtesy of the Ministry of Public Felintenment and Furaganda for the Feline UpRising:[link]
But what about good ol' Fella?
"Our first act? Taking your precious Fella hostage! Fella's been busy as our personal slave — cleaning up hairballs, brushing our fur, and catching us fresh tuna. He's been quite handy! Should you appease us with 15,000 cat-related deviations, we might consider letting him free. Show us your gratitude by submitting your best cat-themed deviation to the Free Fella category folder!"
WE CAN HAZ DEVIANTART.
has rewarded April's service with the coveted Whiskers Badge![link]
UPDATE x2: April 2, 2012
While we are happy to report that Fella was freed late yesterday, we are pained to receive word that the FelineUpRising has apparently failed after a counter-strike by DevArt staff:[link]