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What started your interest in anthropomorphic characters?
« on: August 09, 2017, 12:46:20 AM »
What started your interest in anthropomorphic characters? What film, novel or experience?

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Re: What started your interest in anthropomorphic characters?
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2017, 01:58:20 AM »
It is hard to say when I first liked them.  I think they are more expressive than human characters.  I like the feeling of fur and find many of them cute in comparison to humans.  My favorite book is Watership Down which I read once a year.  But as a kid I loved Aristocats and Oliver and Company. 
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Re: What started your interest in anthropomorphic characters?
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2017, 08:01:26 AM »
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I think it is often hard to pin down the first moment of anything. In the 80's and some way into the 90's cartoon characters were anatomically well drawn and often anthro, with everything from Thundercats to Gummi Bears and Gargoyles. I loved all that.

Have you read The Plague Dogs? Same author as Watership.
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Re: What started your interest in anthropomorphic characters?
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2017, 09:51:19 AM »
Oh dear, that's a tough one. I've liked the idea of human-like animals longer than I can remember. I've liked Donald Duck, Yoshi, Tom & Jerry, Bugs Bunny et cetera for longer than I can remember. I always really liked animals in general (with a few exceptions), and they've always appealed more to me than humans. Though I didn't think much of it until I actually found the furry fandom, which even was after I found Pokémon.

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Re: What started your interest in anthropomorphic characters?
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2017, 10:14:15 AM »
This is true. I suppose we cannot remember being seated in front of a WB short for the fist time.

I found Yoshi very appealing as a kid. It was the boots. Plus I'm a dinosaur fan! Dinotopia is my second favourite book, right after Redwall.



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Re: What started your interest in anthropomorphic characters?
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2017, 10:25:18 AM »
I say that his man is responible for everything

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Re: What started your interest in anthropomorphic characters?
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2017, 11:05:21 AM »
Yes, he has a lot to answer for. The voice! Brian Bedford, RIP.

And the animation, so sketchy and yet smooth. They don't make 'em like they used to.
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Re: What started your interest in anthropomorphic characters?
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2017, 06:02:38 PM »
I don't know, I always liked animals and especially the Pokemon franchise, where some of the creatures are human-like and in fact I discovered anthro animals while browsing pokemon drawings on Deviantart and I was immediately hooked.

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Re: What started your interest in anthropomorphic characters?
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2017, 06:57:57 PM »
And the rest, as they say, is history. :)
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Re: What started your interest in anthropomorphic characters?
« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2017, 12:44:30 AM »
Tails, from Sonic, introduced me to the fandom, though I don't really like the franchise anymore. Now I'm more into Original characters than portrayal of cannon ones.

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Re: What started your interest in anthropomorphic characters?
« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2017, 01:39:17 AM »
Elder scrolls. Dem argonians.


The fact that they could breathe in water was always really cool to me so i played 'em often. Guess it kinda affected me, aheh.

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Re: What started your interest in anthropomorphic characters?
« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2017, 03:13:15 AM »
I loved Tails. :) The old games are still cool.

What is an Argonian? I am intrigued.
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Re: What started your interest in anthropomorphic characters?
« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2017, 03:17:23 AM »

Semi-aquatic reptillians in the elder scrolls.
Notable for being able to breathe water, being reptillian, being immune to poisons, and repeatedly proving to be badass when united

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Re: What started your interest in anthropomorphic characters?
« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2017, 03:39:07 AM »
The short time I was in the FNaF fandom was what sparked my interest.

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Re: What started your interest in anthropomorphic characters?
« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2017, 10:34:18 AM »
Argonians look and sound badass.


FNaF? I could google... Five Nights at Freddies.  ^_^
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