This ongoing story involves a handful of critters from unpopular species, all living in or near an apartment building. The two most focal are Aspen, a strange snake who can speak in the tongues of men; and Virgil, a rat who establishes a shaky friendship with her. There's also Umberto, a moderately old brown bat interested in their social dynamics; and Ivy, a bubbly outdoor mouse who hopes to talk Aspen into befriending her too. The only human to appear more than once is Kody, who feeds Aspen but doesn't really own her, as she retires to a hole in the wall. "Downscale" began in early 2007 on Comic Genesis. I hope this site fares better.