The first boy always chooses Murin. The second boy always chooses Reynard.
Murin is a tiny grey mouse of ambiguous gender, although Murin represents "feminine aspects" and "a desire for luxury." Silk scarves and Starbucks coffee. Purple purses with golden chain straps. Murin is fussy and can be quite selfish. Murin is kind though and desperately wants to be taken care of.
Murin loves sweets. Reynard is a large red fox. He is clever, yet wordless. His wit comes from sharp eyes, ellipses between the lines. There is a danger to his soft knives, his nature. Reynard is also interested in "a desire for luxury" and savory foods. He gives to others. He provides with his finances that have no origin or end.
Murin and Reynard are one of the many characters in FBLZ, an instant communication application for mobile users. Developed in South Korea, currently being tested in Western markets. Users can select their animals: there is one for every personality. Animated avatars prance back and forth between users, icons ping-ponging for every emotion, experience, desire.
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