All posts by Marina Neira

My name is Marina! ๐ŸŒ Iโ€™m a SFW furry artist and fantasy writer. I'm an immigrant, living in the USA since December 12, 2001. I became a proud American citizen on May 21st, 2021. Iโ€™m in my late 30s and married to a wonderful nerdy guy. Youโ€™re welcome to refer to me as she/her. Iโ€™m what you could describe as peculiar. I talk peculiar, dress peculiar, and have peculiar interests, to put it all mildly. I can be dressed like a five year old, drinking alcohol from a literal sippy cup, while discussing theology or George Orwell with you. Being this way has sometimes made it hard to find people I vibe with (I'm kind of out of place no matter where I go) but it has also led me down some interesting paths in life. I wouldn't rather be anyone other than myself. ๐Ÿฅฐ I'm the author of Meganeea and The Tale of Horus ๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿฟ๏ธ I like saying that, but no one knows my books, since I'm still working on them. For commission inquiries please contact me at marina@marinaneira.com ๐ŸŒธ

Christmas ’21 [Advent Day 6] ๐ŸŽ„โœจ

Happy Monday, everyone! It’s just nineteen days until Christmas! I still have a few presents to buy and one of the most important ones on the way. Hope it arrives on time. ๐Ÿคž

Here are today’s elf pictures! It took me a while to find Buddy and Sarah today. Buddy was hidden in the Christmas tree and Sarah had camouflaged herself against the wall:

Today’s Advent chocolate:

I hope everyone has a happy week!

๐ŸŽ„ December Warm-Ups [05 – Lucile] ๐ŸŽ„

โœจ Here’s warm-up 5 of 30! โœจ This one is for TheWanderingShepherd!

๐ŸŒˆ If you would like to participate in my December Warm-Ups, please see this journal: https://www.furaffinity.net/journal/10059563/

๐Ÿ“Œ Please make sure to read it carefully and fully, and follow all the rules to get your slot/s!

๐Ÿ„ Artwork is ยฉ 2021 by Marina Neira McKinzie. You may NOT copy, color, reference, repost or use this artwork in any way or claim it as your own. Only the commissioner/giveaway winner & those featured in the artwork may repost with credit and following my Terms of Use.

๐ŸŽ„ December Warm-Ups [04 – Fieval] ๐ŸŽ„

โœจ Here’s warm-up 4 of 30! โœจ This one is for Fieval!

๐ŸŒˆ If you would like to participate in my December Warm-Ups, please see this journal: https://www.furaffinity.net/journal/10059563/

๐Ÿ“Œ Please make sure to read it carefully and fully, and follow all the rules to get your slot/s!

๐Ÿ„ Artwork is ยฉ 2021 by Marina Neira McKinzie. You may NOT copy, color, reference, repost or use this artwork in any way or claim it as your own. Only the commissioner/giveaway winner & those featured in the artwork may repost with credit and following my Terms of Use.

๐ŸŽ„ December Warm-Ups [03 – Gummie] ๐ŸŽ„

โœจ Here’s warm-up 3 of 30! โœจ This one is for GummiePawz!

๐ŸŒˆ If you would like to participate in my December Warm-Ups, please see this journal: https://www.furaffinity.net/journal/10059563/

๐Ÿ“Œ Please make sure to read it carefully and fully, and follow all the rules to get your slot/s!

๐Ÿ„ Artwork is ยฉ 2021 by Marina Neira McKinzie. You may NOT copy, color, reference, repost or use this artwork in any way or claim it as your own. Only the commissioner/giveaway winner & those featured in the artwork may repost with credit and following my Terms of Use.

Special Days

Today was a really, really, really special day. Just like part of the Tampa trip, it was too special to talk about here. I still wish I’d gotten more photos though, since we went to Aventura Mall which just gets fancier and prettier every year, and to the park where we saw all sorts of critters. We even ate out twice, and we watched two Christmas movies, it was a perfect day really but in the end all I got is this photo of the Yoshi RC car I have on my wish list:

I was so excited to see it in person at a toy store at the mall!

Today was overwhelming in some ways, I felt so happy, and at times so Little. I don’t know how many times in the last few months I thought “all I want for Christmas is to do X thing, or to hear X thing, be able to say X thing, or to have X thing happen” and… everything really just keeps happening like this, and it doesn’t feel real.

I guess I forget to take pictures because as much as possible I want to live in the moment, and I’m trying my best to do that. ๐Ÿฅฐ I hope next year we can have many more days like today.

Christmas ’21 [Advent Day 4] ๐ŸŽ„โœจ

Twenty-one days until Christmas… I’m so bummed because I forgot to take a photo of Buddy and Sarah on this day. ๐Ÿ˜ž Buddy was hiding in a stocking and Sarah was on top of the Grandmother clock, and they were wearing their new clothes (well, Buddy was… I don’t think Sarah liked hers other than the earmuffs). But they looked cute and I’m sorry that I didn’t get a photo.

Here’s today’s Advent chocolate, not as cute as the other days either: