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Stereotypes of each species?
« on: March 14, 2014, 11:50:11 am »
I was browsing the web and came across a bunch of liked posts talking about the stereotypes of each species we could possibly have as a fursona. Now some/most of these talked about sex/kinks (where can you go without the mention of that somewhere relating to the fandom?) that are generally associated with certain species.

This made me wonder what would FT's list of stereotypes for each species be (i meant this to be of no intent to harm people, but just as something fun we could make up on our own)?
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Re: Stereotypes of each species?
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2014, 11:56:21 am »
I know these are lame examples but do you mean like a fox would be sly, a wolf would be strong, ect. Those kind of stereotypes?

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Re: Stereotypes of each species?
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2014, 12:02:22 pm »
I know these are lame examples but do you mean like a fox would be sly, a wolf would be strong, ect. Those kind of stereotypes?

Yea. things that you would generally associate with a certain species because of the people that tend to pick them. This was where i got inspired from to ask this question.
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Re: Stereotypes of each species?
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2014, 12:11:18 pm »
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Re: Stereotypes of each species?
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2014, 01:20:12 pm »
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Re: Stereotypes of each species?
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2014, 03:29:10 pm »
Wolves: they're strong, but intelligent and have high spirits
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Re: Stereotypes of each species?
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2014, 03:49:28 pm »
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Re: Stereotypes of each species?
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2014, 06:12:26 pm »
There's a few notable ones for deer.

They're often depicted in the fandom as being overtly fragile, effeminate and very connected to nature. I honestly think the first two especially could not be further from the truth. When you consider the fact that the majority of stags and bucks have bony outbursts sticking out of their head which have developed with the intent of aiding in courtship battles, it's quite clear that they're not exactly pacifists. It's some of the most exaggerated cases of secondary sex characteristics in the animal kingdom.

I suppose even I perpetuate this stereotype at some level, what with all of the cutesy, flowery artwork of my deer OC. But that's only because I personally love that stuff, it's easier to request from artists and I'd like to think that my character has a sensitive side despite his innately competitive tendencies.
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Re: Stereotypes of each species?
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2014, 06:35:08 pm »
Stereotype: All sharks are sharp-toothed monsters of the deep. Not the smartest animals, and are basically just mindless eating machines.
Truth: Sharks are actually quite intelligent. They are capable of learning, and usually they only attack humans if 1) The water is murky, 2) The person was wearing jewelry, 3) they were surfing (surfboards with legs look like seals to them), etc... and for the most part, they leave people alone, especially in clear water. They are intelligent enough to see that humans are too scrawny for them to eat.
They can also be quite peaceful when they aren't swimming at full speed after prey with their jaws completely open. When they're simply cruising, all nice and relaxed, they look very elegant.
And different species of sharks exist, of course! Nurse sharks, for example, are quite docile- then you have the tiny sharks such as bamboo sharks, which only get a foot long. The most aggressive shark would have to be the bull shark due to high levels of testosterone in their bodies (even the females!). But even bull sharks look very peaceful when you see them at cruising speed.
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Re: Stereotypes of each species?
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2014, 06:43:54 pm »
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Re: Stereotypes of each species?
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2014, 07:30:07 pm »
Some cheetah stereotypes I found were that cheetahs are very clean, cowardly/weak, quiet and anxious! Not all good, but not necessary bad I guess  :fox-:P:

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Re: Stereotypes of each species?
« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2014, 06:51:17 pm »
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Re: Stereotypes of each species?
« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2014, 08:42:07 pm »
Some cheetah stereotypes I found were that cheetahs are very clean, cowardly/weak, quiet and anxious! Not all good, but not necessary bad I guess  :fox-:P:

My boyfriend's fursona is a cheetah, and he's not cowardly and weak but he IS really quiet and anxious, hahaha. Mainly he chose it because his physique and love of running matches him up perfectly to a cheetah, but its funny that some stereotypes fit him  :fox-:P:
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Re: Stereotypes of each species?
« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2014, 03:16:45 am »
Something I've noticed is tigers are usually warriors, or fighters of some sort. Not all but most.
Tigers are known to be big and powerful, though all the tigers I know use that strength honourably.
Also being striped helps with stealth, witch I can almost guarantee is valued highly by all tigers, and used with grate skill, even if its something small like getting a midnight snack we try or best to as some would say 'ninja it'.
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Re: Stereotypes of each species?
« Reply #14 on: May 24, 2014, 07:55:00 am »
Foxes are usually portrayed as sly and cunning tricksters who will do whatever they want for whatever they need. That's funny because I'm too emphatetic to do anything that would negatively affect other people, though I do like confusing people sometimes
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Re: Stereotypes of each species?
« Reply #15 on: May 24, 2014, 11:45:33 am »
Foxes are usually portrayed as sly and cunning tricksters who will do whatever they want for whatever they need. That's funny because I'm too emphatetic to do anything that would negatively affect other people, though I do like confusing people sometimes
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Re: Stereotypes of each species?
« Reply #16 on: May 24, 2014, 08:48:54 pm »
I feel like the husky is represented as careless.

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Re: Stereotypes of each species?
« Reply #17 on: May 25, 2014, 12:37:55 pm »
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Re: Stereotypes of each species?
« Reply #18 on: May 25, 2014, 12:57:16 pm »
Fox: I don't know where this came from but, there is this ridiculous idea that they are completely alone, evil and foolish. (evil, referring to many Chinese myths; foolish, referring to many European myths). In actuality, foxes are quite social. They almost never settle in a territory far from that of their birth; they stay close to siblings, and childhood friends, hunting together if food is plentiful; and foxes almost always remain with the same mate though their whole life. Foxes also are very good at holding their own; the will defend kills and such things against wolves, and bears, and sometimes even to death. Foxes were given an evil reputation from the Chinese, however, this was their take on the Japanese myths that depicted foxes as beautiful and majestic powers (as I am sure many of you are familiar with).
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Re: Stereotypes of each species?
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racoons: sneaky theives
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tigers; strong and aggressive
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