That Freya 585 passed her Rite of Merit with an excellent score! She currently has 27 HP and all the art was done by me so I am just feeling very happy and accomplished, and probably more excited than I should be, lol.
I remember when I first posted a journal looking for a Tokota and I got a lot of offers. I don't remember who I bought Freya's geno from but I wish I did cause I would thank them now for selling me such a nice geno. I named her after my dog. I had a lot of issues getting her design approved, and that in itself made me very frustrated with Tokotas (even though it was partly my own fault). I spent more hours on her design out of spite until it finally got approved, then I put her on the back burner for a long time.
Brown Tokotas became more available and I posted another journal looking to get one, thinking I would be more excited about playing Tokotas if I could have darker ones to draw. I acquired a few full slots to browns after spending a lot of time looking through lineages. I was not planning on doing anything with Freya and I actually wanted to replace her completely with a darker Toko. In the midst of my mission for browns, I got a random comment from :lenakgeraldicon: 4 months after she was uploaded to Totemspirit, asking if she would ever get her AoA because they'd love a breeding from her. It was really this comment alone that made me want to show her attention, and I decided to do all of her art myself, which resulted in some nice pictures for her and also appreciating her for the piebald tawny that she is, as well as becoming more attached to her as a character.
To be fair, I am still very excited to get my graying browns. I have one designed and waiting for approval and I'll have a full unrelated litter as well. I love dark characters so it's taking me a bit longer than usual to get involved with Tokotas, but I'm coming.