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Before Em was known as Em, she would make up characters in her head. She was a fan of the game Fire Emblem: The Scared Stones, and her favourite character was Lute, a Purple-Haired Mage in training. Em had modeled the character off of Lute and had settled on the name Abbey-Lute (since Abbey was her favourite name at the time). Abbey was an 11 and a half year old Mage who had the exact same personality as Em at the time, and Em had imagined her as a member of the Scooby Gang, whenever she was watched Scooby Doo: Mystery Inc.
Emily the Rabbit/Joey the Rabbit
Em having imagined creating a character that was meant to be the Rabbit/Hare form of the since-renamed Abbey(-Lute). The character was, of course named Emily the Rabbit and appeared in 3 comic strips that Em had compiled into a single comic book. The book has now been lost by Em, who is ashamed of the poor quality and to them, stupid plots. In the comics, Em was depicted as an 11 and a half year old who had a friend named Kitty (Kitty Bobo, from the 2000’s Cartoon Network short of the same name) who would often pressure her to do crazy things, like watch the anime A Kite or have sex with him. Em had also shown a comic of Emily the Rabbit and Kitty to her now-former friends, which Em also regrets doing.
Later on, the premise became more inappropriate, and Emily the Rabbit was paired with his/her quadruplet sisters. Gabby, the oldest who tried to keep the others out of control, Wabby, the 2nd youngest who was a goth-looking sex-addict, and Nabby, the youngest who was an Ex-Serial Killer with robotic parts who was also in a wheelchair, later becoming a mentally challenged Pansexual who masturbated very often and had a Boyfriend (a Top Cat character) and a Girlfriend (Foxxy Love from Drawn Together).
Gabby was originally going to be the Hippyish one, and at the time, Em thought that she looked like Janice from The Muppets, due to her hairstyle and some of her personality. She was paired with Mordecai from Regular Show in the original Comic Book and in the later concept was even shown having sex with and marrying him.
In Em Street, Gabby is still Jav’s older sister, but is now Married to an unseen silhouette named Mr. Guye, and is constantly annoyed by his incoming phone calls. She is also 22 years old, rather than 18 like the rest of her siblings.
Heather was originally going to be a Prostitute that tried to lay Emily on multiple occasions, both to get money out of her, and to serve as a “villain character” in general.
Monica was going to be Emily’s servant (and presumed love interest) who would have sex with her hundreds of times a day.
Tune originally had a black body with a widows peak similar to a Emily and her siblings, with a black ponytail resembling a music note.
In Em Street, Tune has a role similar to Squidward from Spongebob SquarePants, and was completely redesigned, along with being aged up from 21 to 37 and a half. He is also said to be Joey’s Ex-Boyfriend.
Terry was originally much girlier and was seen wearing a dress covered in Daisies most of the time.
When Em was working on Comic Strip #8 of the Josy the Rabbit webcomics, Em thought about sketching Drake, talking to one of his Friends in a bar. Em originally wanted his best friend to be a Crow, in a parody of Drinky Crow from Maakies. When Em suddenly thought it would be a far better idea to have a character who wore glasses, in order to add diversity to the cast. Em had also began to change the location of the comic to an unnamed College. Em changed the newly drawn character into a Bluebird. And to top it off Em gave him a slouchy hat, and named him Simon.
Birdtha originally had a crush on Josy, who was a Female character at the time. When Josy became Javier, Birdtha still remained a Lesbian, who now had a crush on Terry.
Emily the Rabbit/Joey the Rabbit/Josy the Rabbit/Javier Monotonious
Javier was originally a Gay Male Rabbit named Emily the Rabbit, who was raised as a Girl. Emily would get into many crazy situations that would typically involve rivalries, and Emily’s promiscuity, eventually leading him/her to lose his/her virginity to Yakko Warner from Animaniacs. One notable part about this would-be character, was that they had a detachable penis, similar to a strap on, making him/her a hermaphrodite. The character later became Bisexual and was renamed Joey the Rabbit. He was at that point depicted having casual sex with both Men and Women, even having a sexual servant named Monica. Joey later became the name of Javier's Father.
Em, who at this point had adopted their known pseudonym, drastically changed Joey to be a non-op Transwoman named Josy the Rabbit, who had a crush on Drake and who was tailless (at the time, Josy/Jav was known as a Black Flying Hare).
Even after Javier’s character was finalized as a (Cisgender) Male, 2 Transgender Characters remained in Josy’s place. Simon and Peggy.
Josy the Rabbit (Tumblr Webcomic)
Running from June until September, Josy the Rabbit (which is also known as “The Test Comic” to Em) centered on Josy doing very mundane things in each comic, kissing Drake, having her “me time” etc. The comic also introduced the characters of Simon and Birdtha.
Em had at this moment been very unsatisfied with the characters and franchise which she had created, so Em had taken all of the characters, tweaked them up a bit, and gave them a new home on Em Street, part of a Country that floats above the US-Canadian Border, and Em never spoke of the prototypes again.