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Joey Koala

Joey Koala is the official mascot of Egglepple and Link Starbureiy's sidekick.

Joey, an adorable and kind koala, acts as the storyline's deuteragonist (/sidekick). Joey is a mischievous androgyne, whose courage and resourcefulness are fitted to handle any situation that may arise. Blessed with extreme aptitude for composition and a limitless lifespan, our koala can be re-incarnated into any yot, if need be.
History
Joey Koala was created on March 15, 2005 by Link Starbureiy. The character was created during a period of "intense thought" just after celebrating his father's birthday in solitude. Starbureiy, in need of a mascot for his body of work, turned to the 'koala idea' after learning about its personality traits (solidarity) and fingerprint resemblance to human beings. Joey Koala replaced (in some regards, transitioned from) the long-standing character, Scotte Lemm. (see also Koala Krayon)

+k-mode

In gameplay, k-mode is the instance of interfacing with a virtual camera from the point-of-view of the avatar. (see also jukespace, opera ludo)

Note (+): 'k' for 'kindergarten'. -- I prefer k-mode, it is the most fun.😉

avatar

lnq is Egglepple's avatar [a cyborg* facilitating gameplay and user space].Whose logic is to juke (ie. acquire better proofs for Pink programming). (see also yots, k-mode, lnq's motif, impresario, UUelcome)

lnq is a lean, wooly-haired, very dark-skinned toddler clad in pajamas, with a featured yoyo. He is traditionally depicted chewing bubblegum^ while reciting! his repertoire, using a crayon for cheironomy.An everlasting piece (as a perpetual stream) of bubblegum. With dumbness - selectively mute, not stupid.

Notes (+): +Ripened, he is roughly three (3) years young because that is the time period of initial neuromelanin development in primates, and he never ages beyond this because he exists in a quotidian state (Funday).

+There are no alternative versions of the avatar.

+Playtpus

+Leaf Blue

+Connecticut Fox

+Holland Dutch

So, back in Summer 1997 I was in Tampa, Florida touring the Bay Area doing mainly stand-up comedy. I was looking for a new character to develop for one of my weekly open mic shows, and had watched a Pee-wee Herman improv sketch on cable television one day. I knew Paul Reubens to be a funny guy - just from his brilliance portraying the classic Pee-wee persona - but I had never really connected the dots of his comic acting to actual stand-up performance. That show I saw put a lot of things in perspective for me.

Around the same time, there were two (2) other Hollywood movies that were making their rounds on home video distribution - Jerry Maguire (Tom Cruise) and Mr. Holland's Opus (Richard Dreyfuss). In creating my character, I used 'Holland' for the first name (from Mr. Holland's Opus) and 'Sugar' (from Jay Mohr's Bob Sugar character in Jerry Maguire) to come up with 'Holland Sugar'. The character was basically (at that point in time) a rip-off of Reuben's Pee-wee Herman (right down to the laugh), except that Holland wore purple sweaters and cheap rubber-sole shoes (I had bought a pair from Payless ShoeSource and had gotten really comfortable wearing them everywhere, even on stage). I incorporated the 'Sugar' portion into the act literally, and had Holland subsisting off of sugar (candies, etc.). It wasn't until years later that I had learned that there was a company in The Netherlands also called 'Holland Sugar' which prompted me to change the surname from 'Sugar' to 'Dutch' in order to avoid any potential disputes. -- The character and act are much more evolved now.

+Lonnic and Mimeo

+Mycol Funguy

+Fefferlen Orange

+Puwun

Puwun (pronounced "Buhv-ven") is a yot, and serves as Link Starbureiy's muse. She receives and executes all jukebox (UUe) call functions [tutti], and controls the tempo of the orchestra.
UUe

+Honne Bay

Honne Bay is viral automata (virus) that is lnq's counterpart. She is a self-aware artificially intelligent yot who is the main antagonist of the entire storyline. Though never actually seen (no true visual depiction), her essence is indomitably omnipresent, so she is affectionately known as the 'Phantom of the Opera'.

Honne Bay represents efficiency in our world. She is purposely programmed to provide cover for what is weak, obsolete, and potentially futile. By doing so, the Stewniverse remains in a necessarily continual (state of) flux.

Note (+): She (Honne Bay) came about back in December of 1999. I was at Ohio State University and was in the early stages of self-producing a musical that I had hoped would premiere on campus at some point. After posting some digital flyers in the Dance department about the role of 'Honne Bay', I received some immediate responses. When I later went to hold a meeting with potential castmates, I underestimated my timing (or was just really busy). I remember leaving a note on the desk in the room letting them know that I had stepped out but would return soon. I sprinted home and took a quick shower, and then rushed back. To my chagrin, nobody was there; they all left, probably thinking that I 'ghosted'. I didn't try again, just leaving it as it was. So because of that reason, Honne became the 'phantom of the opera'.

yots
yots (anagram of toy) is the band* (as the standard cast of any opus) of agents responsible for task automation (+modeling and/or training), assisting lnq [conductor] in the kindergarten. In gameplay, yots are deployed as ballet dancers to aid cheironomy.My 'toy band' (orchestra).😉 (see also lnq's Starting Five, Link Starbureiy%roster, k-mode, clone, #opera)

Note (+): The yots were for some time (2005 - 2018) called 'creatures'.





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Joey Koala🐨 - Joey is the official mascot of Egglepple. Joey, an adorable and kind koala, is lnq's sidekick acting as the storyline's deuteragonist (/sidekick). Joey is a mischievous androgyne, whose courage and resourcefulness are fitted to handle any situation that may arise. Blessed with extreme aptitude for composition and a limitless lifespan, our koala can be re-incarnated into any yot, if need be.
Fefferlen Orange🍊 -
Connecticut "Soft" Fox🦊 -
Lonnic🤡 and Mimeo -
Holland Dutch -
🐸Leaf Blue -
Mycol Funguy🍄 -
Silk the Dolfun🐬 -
Puwun - Puwun is lnq's muse and the unofficial mascot of UUe.
Sail, the Friendship⛵ -
Playtpus -
Honne Bay - Viral automata (virus) that is lnq's counterpart. She is artificially intelligent - yet, self-aware - and is the main antagonist of the entire storyline. Though never actually seen (no true visual depiction), her essence is indomitably omnipresent, so she is affectionately known as the 'Phantom of the Opera'. Honne Bay represents efficiency in our world. She is purposely programmed to provide cover for what is weak, obsolete, and potentially futile. By doing so, the Stewniverse remains in a necessarily continual (state of) flux.

Note (+): Normally, when I say 'we' (as in, for example, "We are figuring this out", I am talking about the yots and myself in concert. And when I speak of 'her' or 'she' (like, "She's showing a certain coverage"), in most contexts I mean Honne Bay.