Maximillian Laumeister

Meet Miku

Learn about this website’s mascot, the bird-fox

Illustration of Miku the bird-fox flying through the clouds above the planet earth, along with the word 'vibe'. Layer 1. Illustration of Miku the bird-fox flying through the clouds above the planet earth, along with the word 'vibe'. Layer 2.

This is Miku, a member of the nonmaterial genus paravulpes. She likes to hang out in imaginary spaces, where she proudly works her job of being a visualization aid. Through her performances in thoughtspace, she helps the imaginer better make sense of abstract thoughts and concepts.

According to legend, Miku was conceived by a preschooler playing with a See n’ Say. He spun the See n’ Say and it landed on a picture of a fox, but alas! The electronics were faulty, and the See n’ Say said aloud the word “bird”! In that brief moment, the concepts of a fox and of a bird became hopelessly entangled in the toddler’s mind. Miku popped into the toddler’s thoughtspace, and he scrawled her onto a scrap of paper using the nearest crayon, a bright Crayola pink.

While cleaning up at the end of the day, the teacher noticed the toddler’s drawing. When she got home that night, she mentioned to her husband that one of her students had drawn a pink fox with wings. And just like that, Miku had begun her lifelong journey from thoughtspace to thoughtspace.

When she’s not performing in conscious thoughtspace, Miku likes to hang out in the subconscious, fighting monsters so that they don’t surface and generally tidying up the subconscious space. I met Miku a little over ten years ago in a dream, when she lent me her wings and taught me to fly. Since then, she checks in with me every few months, reminding me that I always have an ally while I am asleep.

Now that you’ve seen and read about Miku, she can visit your thoughtspace too if you’d like! Her favorite food is white chocolate chip cookies, so if you visualize her eating those, she will be thankful. (Don’t forget to picture her thanking you, too - your own thoughtspace is kind of a you-thing!)

Cheers,

Max

Illustrations

Miku sleeping (home page)

Illustration of Miku the bird-fox sleeping

Miku taking a picture (press page)

Illustration of Miku the bird-fox taking a picture

Miku flying through the sky (software page)

Illustration of Miku the bird-fox flying in the sky, with clouds and software iconography

Miku conducting an orchestra (orchestra page)

Illustration of Miku the bird-fox conducting an orchestra

Miku writing (article listing page)

Illustration of Miku the bird-fox writing on paper with quill and ink

Miku trying to tell you something (individual article pages)

Illustration of Miku the bird-fox shouting through a megaphone while flying in the sky

Miku meeting a bear (contact page)

Illustration of Miku the bird-fox touching noses with a bear friend

Miku carrying a mailbag (contact success page)

Illustration of Miku the bird-fox flying through the sky while carrying a mailbag

Miku doing Science (extras page)

Illustration of Miku the bird-fox looking into a microscope in a messy chemistry lab

Miku reading the guestbook (guestbook page)

Illustration of Miku the bird-fox reading a large guestbook. There are envelopes and a quill and ink on the table.