After seeing this meme:
I thought, how fun would an anthropomorphic Pangolin be? I will admit that this post is brainstorming, so any insight would be great!
I am naming them Tengglin after the Malay word for Pangolin. In general, I see them being timid and shy, but not cowardly. They are inquisitive and curious, but a bit distractible and sometimes jump into situations without thinking things through. Much of the abilities are based roughly on what I can find out about Pangolins in the wild.
EDIT: Oh, this has blown up and it is making me so happy. I am going through the most recent batches of changes, and then I'll probably finish the write up and post a link to a google doc. VERY special thanks to u/EmmyNorman for their amazing drawing! If you missed their post, here's a link: https://www.reddit.com/r/characterdrawing/comments/mqow9c/oc_pangolin_humanoid_a_new_pathfinder_race_idea/
I am changing the name, per u/Daimonin_123, but I can't edit the title.
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Circa 2007-2009 blockbuster was a weekly trip for my family. I have vague memories of renting a few things but NONE are stuck in my mind like this one. I didn't actually rent this DVD, I only looked at the front and back but it was so bizarre and disturbing to me that I've never forgotten about it. For note, I was around 10-12 years old so here is what I remember
The cover displayed a family of people with pig faces having a dinner party--Eating grotesque amounts of food, very much how you would imagine a pig-person would eat. Piles of food mixed together, gravy all over their faces. If you have ever seen that SNES Yoshis island commercial (it's on youtube), it very much reminds me of that. This was not a horror film, I'm like 99% sure of that because the packaging had like this cheesy 90s aesthetic with colorful geometric frames. It was not animated. The characters were played by real actors, they had detailed face masks with Pig features like Snouts and ears, I think that's what disturbed me so much. It was unlike anything I had ever seen at the time.
this is one of those things that will casually appear in my mind and ill try looking around a few hours before quitting. Without actually having seen the movie/show, only the packaging. I feel like I'm never going to find it unless someone just happens to know what I'm describing. This is not a false memory, this is literally one of the clearest memories that has stuck with me over the years. I have no other information other than that. I don't even know if it was a movie or Tv show or direct-to-video. All I know is that I saw this DVD and quickly put it down.
So, full disclosure. I really don't like anthropomorphic races for the most part. With the exception of dragonborn, they don't really fit with my personal aesthetic of what DnD is. On top of that in my own personal experience they tend to attract the sort of players I wouldn't really want to play with anyway.
Regardless, I know they are very well loved by the DnD fanbase and when 12-15 of the 38 official races are anthropomorphic... well its obvious that many people disagree with my own views. So, in an attempt to try and make a captivating and engaging lore for them if anyone wants to play them in Eberron, I came up with the idea of the Warborn.
At the beginning of the last War, House Valdalis was contracted to provide beasts for war. Horses were the most popular, but Hippogriffs and other creatures were similarly needed. Recognizing an opportunity, House Valdalis began working on a project to give beasts humanoid characteristics. Approximately 60 years into the war, House Valdalis unleashed their creations. Animals in the shape of men flooded the battlefield and provided a much needed boon to numbers on all sides of the war. Soon after, House Cannith began their own project which eventually led to the creation of the Warforged.
At the end of the war, both groups had fought alongside each other and against, and in many ways the experience in the post war world is similar for both. Warforged, and the Warborn, often feel listless and lack direction in a world without war. However, unlike the expressionless Warforged, the Warborn are capable of expression and need all the same basic needs as other mortals, food and shelter.
To other mortals, the Warborn are sometimes seen as nothing more than the literal animals which they resemble. But to others, they, like the Warforged, were the unfortunate victims of nothing less than slavery.
What are the origins of the Warborn? The official House Valdalis story is that they were created by very advanced and secret magebreeding techniques... but could their be more to this story? Perhaps their creation was the result of the influence of the Lords of Dust. Perhaps the first of the Warborn were made by merging the bodies of captured POWs with animals, or else terminal patients of House Jorasco were brought or sold to House Valdalis for use in these experiments. Or perhaps the magebreeding needed to create them involved doing so in areas were Dyrnn's influence is strong.
Who is a Warborn? Obviously unlike Warfor... keep reading on reddit ➡
You never realize how many analogies are based on animals until you write for anthropomorphic animals. Some work just fine or even take on new meaning, like “no dogs in this fight”, “bull in a china shop”, or “let the cat out of the bag”. My favorite was a ram being told by his wife, “Don’t be a butthead, dear.”
But right now, I have a character describing being overwhelmed as like “a animal raised in a cage suddenly released in the wild”. Except there are no wild animals in this world. I’ll have to come up with another analogy even though this one is perfect. Either that or use this one a hope nobody notices.
There was this movie I remember watching in elementary school and I can't seem to find it anywhere.
It was an animated kids movie that had a VERY anime-like art style similar to the 90's Pokémon show.
It was set in a forest with these animals that could talk and shit. The only character I remember vividly was the main character animal who was a blue mole (I think) with the voice of a young child.
The antagonists of the movie were humans, some who wore fire resistant suits who had flamethrowers and were setting the forest on fire. I also believe they were chopping down trees too. They were basically just destroying the animal's habitat.
There was one scene where the blue mole saw the humans destroy one of the other animal's home, so he ran to go tell the others only for the animals not believing him and instead thinking it was his fault.
That's all I can remember, I guess it's a very obscure film
To save some of you some time it is NOT Ferngully, or Once upon a forest. It had a very distinct anime-like animation
I'm not religious but when I see christian furry art they viewed jesus as a anthropomorphic lion. The reason why christian furries view him as a lion because that what jesus is a king. To the christians he is their king as a lion roars with greatness it shows domination to notify the world how he is. I know this isn't part of the furry fandom but some furries are christians. Normally I keep religion out of my life.
I saw this really well animated 20-30 minute short film on youtube sometime near 2017. This fox kid comes from a rich family Japan, gets kidnapped, imprisoned in a boat, and somehow escapes from his captors. He comes across an old boar (if I remember right) that helps him find his way back home.
From what I remember the title is vague, doesn't fit the short, and only one word so I couldn't find it anywhere. Thanks for reading and any help is appreciated!
Spider is a type animal and it also got hair, so is spider furry?
Then if anthropomorphic spider is count as furry, is that made spider man a furry? A furry really good at anthropomorphic? I mean spider man isn’t a pure human right?
I am looking for what either is a Microsoft DOS game or a screensaver (circa 1992-1994) that featured a cartoon cow lady (maybe called Miss Moo or Maggie Moo?) If it was a game, it was an educational game (perhaps for kindergarteners)
Ringing any (cow) bells?
This bugs the hell out of me.
My daughter has lots of books about anthropomorphic trucks. 98% of the time, the trucks are male. When there is a single female truck in the story, it invariably has eyelashes or something, because how else would you be able to tell that the truck is a girl? There is never more than one girl truck. (I'm a rebel though, and when I read the books, half the trucks are girls).
It's the same with animals, too. Say you get a book about rabbits or something. The male rabbits just look like how rabbits look, and the female rabbits always seem to have to have eyelashes or pink bows or frills of some sort. They're animals! Male rabbits and female rabbits look exactly the same unless you look underneath! Why are we imposing human-based sexual dimorphism on the cute animals in children's books? Or, if we have to do this, can we at least once in a while do it the other way around where the female rabbits just look like rabbits but the male rabbits have a mustache?
Not toy story
Hello!! I am desperately seeking info on a game I used to play in the computer lab at my school. It was played on Mac computers in the early to mid 2000s, and I grew up in Illinois.
Facts I know for sure: •it was educational, you’d solve problems (maybe math or English?) and help out the town
•all characters were anthropomorphic frogs
•you would click on the buildings and could do a different task from there.
•it was all in 2D
Possible facts: •you may have been led around by two brother and sister frogs
Please, I would appreciate any insight and will be around to answer questions!
I saw this on VHS sometime in the early 2000's. I remember an animated scene where either a hippo or an elephant looks into an oven and exclaims something along the lines of "My casserole is ruined!"
I feel like the cartoon centered around a large carousel and a cast of talking animals that lived either inside or around it. The background of the show was completely blank. There may have been live-action segments as well, but I'm not positive about that. I'm pretty certain that the show I'm thinking of is not Kipper.
Thank you in advance.
Day 2 Edit: I found a unsolved post from over a year ago describing a similar animation with a carousel. I’ve contacted the OP to see if they have any leads.
This has been driving me crazy. I watched a show as a kid in the 90s that was a series of anthropomorphic animals that lived in a little village, sort of English countryside. It was not The World of Peter Rabbit and I don't think it was Maple Story (but I cannot confirm this because I can't find episode descriptions) or the Busy World of Richard Scarry. I remember an episode where there was a travelling merchant and a mouse (?) bought a whole nutmeg, and it was a very exciting exotic thing. The animals were human sized and wore clothes. Does anyone know what this could be? Thanks.
Wondering if this happened to anyone else or it’s literally just me lol
Tw: this may be related to sexual abuse.
Edit: I've made a (bad) drawing of the illustration. http://imgur.com/a/QxlQRdB
Edit 2: u/longteadrinker was shown something similar as part of a sex education program during the 1980's, in kindergarten or first grade. Possibly Canadian in origin. The character was turtle like (no shell) but could possibly be just similar like a dragon or dinosaur. The point of the presentation was probably to help prevent abuse. It might not have been a book but instead panels presented on class on an easel.
I recently had a group of strong childhood memories surface. One of them is of an illustration, like in a children's book, of an anthropomorphic turtle boy without his shell (naked). In my mind he looks upset or at least shy. This would have been in the early 90's, but the book was likely older because the illustration style was more like 'precious moments' but with perhaps more detail. The style is seems close to 'Serendipity' books but skewed towards Jim Henson. It could be older like 60/70's.
I have some ideas of what kind of book this was (based on the context and feelings of these memories), so I'll list them here from most innocuous to most troubling.
A children's book about overcoming shyness (coming out of your shell).
A children's book used by therapists/counselors to help children articulate possible sexual abuse.
A fake children's book used by a predator to groom a victim.
For obvious reasons I'm really hoping this book is totally harmless - but finding the book in question will help me bring these memories to rest even if the conclusion is much more difficult.
It is not Chrissie's Shell, Franklin in The Dark, Turtle Come Out of Her Shell or Terrance the Naked Turtle. The style isn't right and I remember Chrissie's Shell separately. The key is that he is anthropomorphic and the style is somewhere between Precious Moments and Jim Henson.
Thanks for your help!