Very Manly MuppetNow stuff like that sounds cool, if done right. You can use the concept of a bipedal animal in ways other than "OHMYGODD a furry how kawaii and/or sexy".
Actually a girl.
Again, though, there's a difference between "bipedal" and "anthropomorphic" to my mind.
Out of curiosity, what would you call Yogi Bear? Because to me he is an anthropomorph, and he has a similar body-plan to the Canim I mentioned (though they are wolves and not bears).
edited 5th Dec '11 8:54:37 PM by MyGodItsFullofStars
A "cartoon animal". He's not played seriously enough to qualify as anything else, to my mind. To be clear, I'm going by personal definitions, not the Sliding Scale of Anthropomorphism or any other actual trope.
Irritable ReptilianHuh. Well, I don't think I have any specific species I avoid- I have a story/world on the back-burner that is a world of Funny Animals (I got a bad case of World Builder's disease, which is part of the reason it's on the back burner). Granted, it's more about vaguely superhero-ish military operations than the funny animal end of things, but... er, yeah, it's kind of an oddball plot. Lesse; the lead characters are a snowshoe hare, a monkey (didn't really think about the particular species, probably a spider monkey by the build though), a beaver, a mouse, a sheep, and a mallard, along with a rabbit and chameleon that are... auxiliaries, for lack of a better term. I have no idea how stereotypical I was being or not- I tended to pun first and come up with justifications later when creating the characters, despite the actual tone of the series being relatively serious.
edited 5th Dec '11 9:06:20 PM by TeChameleon
One thing that trips me up though is deciding whether to make my "furries" (lol) shapeshifters or just hybrids. Sometimes I do one and other times I go with the other. I always make my plant people hybrids, so I figure the animals should be treated in the same way. Any suggestions?
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