This essay came about
as a result of an email I received the other day. It was requesting that
I sent pictures of Nala porn to the sender, particularly ones with certain
anthropomorphic aspects. I returned a simple reply to the person, letting
them know that Nalaholics Anonymous is not about distributing or dealing
in smutty pictures of the character and left it at that. But the incident
left me thinking.
Was Nalaholics Anonymous making the wrong impression?
I created this site as a place for Nala fans to
see Nala and have their names up as a part of the group. But when I look
at some of the descriptions on how they see Nala as a sexual creature only,
I begin to contemplate if the focus has been lost. I did not create this
site to extoll Nala as a sexual creature. This was to allow Nalaholics
to be comfortable with themselves and their unique feelings.
Yes, loving Nala that much makes them a Nalaholic,
and wanting to do such things to her qualifies as unique. But it is certainly
time to set the record straight regarding Nalaholics Anonymous. YES, some
of the members want Nala solely for her body, YES some members wish they
were lions instead of humans, and YES some members are so angry at the
world that they despise all humanity and Nala has come to be their symbol
But this is NOT, I repeat, NOT the
purpose of Nalaholics Anonymous. This is a fan site, and with that comes
peculiar situations. Like any fandom of any kind, there are those who are
in it primarily to satisfy their sexual urges. I can accept that and understand
that need. Some of the works here contain innuendo and hints, others express
the purely personal fantasies of specific indivuduals. Regardless, this
is NOT a beastiality site, it is NOT a location to find your favorite x-rated
picture of Nala, and it is NOT a site advocating the total relinquishing
of life for an animated character.
This essay is a reality check. Nala was created
as an animated character. Yes, many of us are aware of that. Her symbolism
and what she has come to represent for so many members is the truth
of what makes her so marvelous. Sure, you may see the stories of how someone
has come to fantasize about Nala every night and despise humanity. You
can see the sordid and overtly erotic tales that float through people's
minds at night. But that is not what we are about.
Many stories go unheard at Nalaholics Anonymous.
There is a member who found solace in Nala after losing a girlfriend. His
time showed him that all females were not 'evil'. Someone else emailed
NA and told of how Nala is like a 'sister' to her in fantasy and they have
lots of fun adventures together. And still others are doing the same as
I am, using Nala as a symbolic representation for all the positive emotions
and feelings that society very often considers 'weak' or 'wimpy'. Through
her, many people are discovering aspects of their personalities that might
otherwise go undeveloped. As said before in the information section, Nala
fills a void in some people.
Now, I know there is a large group of people out
there who might be thinking that this is simply an unhealthy obsession
that should never get that far. I remind you that not everyone who is a
certified Nalaholic is obsessed. This place began as a joke (see The TRUTH
about Nalaholics Anonymous), and its essence is based in having fun with
the character of Nala. YES, I admit that this place might be advocating
the idolization of a cartoon lioness. YES, I am aware that there are those
out there who want to do things with Nala that would make Madonna blush.
YES, I am aware of the dark side of Nalaholics Anonymous. In light of this
I refer back to an email I received a few months ago:
Hi, my name is [Jerry]. You don't know me, but
I have been having some real problems in life. I was going to commit suicide
and was searching the net a last time when I came upon your site. I was
really touched. I liked Nala a lot but never knew how to exprece it. It
made me think. Nala didn't kill herself when her best friend died, so why
should I? Because of your site, I decided not to kill myself. Thanks for
And I don't know how many others of the 74,000 people
that have hit Nalaholics Anonymous might have felt the same way. There
may be a dark side to everything but letters like this and similar prove
to me that this site can touch people in a positive way. For that, I am
willing to keep Nalaholics Anonymous pure in purpose, just as it was founded
for. Any questions, ask me.
Simba Wiltz, Head Administrator: