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A furry cyberpunk comic by Christopher Sandusky.

In a world where biomods reflect one's status in society, a rat scavenger discovers a mysterious feline girl in a bio-tube in the middle of a junkyard. Things get more complicated from there.

Can be found on deviantArt, FurAffinity, and Twitter.

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  • Back-Alley Doctor: Doc, of the "competent but shady" variety.
  • Bio-Augmentation: Very common, particularly due to subsidies for humanimal genomes originally developed as Super Soldiers and made public for the immune system boosts.
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  • Cyberspace: Doc meets with an old contact in virtual, who suggests that his Anubis avatar might not be appropriate anymore.
  • Fantastic Caste System: Subsidies for biomodding resulted in a de facto caste system of "species", illustrated here with rats (the first genome available) at the bottom and the remaining "baseline" humans and minimally modded humanoids whose wealth insulated them from the need for mods to keep their jobs at the top.
  • Girl in a Box: An amnesiac cat with one arm and a chipslot, who seems not to have been a housecat for long.
  • Identity Amnesia: The cat girl, going by "Rose" as of pg. 52 can't remember most of her life, such as her name. But she does remember she lost her arm a year ago, how real coffee tastes, and that she wasn't a housecat but a human.
  • Neural Implanting: Chipslots allow people to stick chips with different skillsets into the back of their neck, though some unscrupulous surgeons have been known to add Sex Slave chips. Fortunately for Rose that chip broke when her pod fell off the back of a transport.
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  • Uncoffee: Most can only afford a caffeinated chicory substitute called "chi-caff".
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