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The uncanny valley regarding furries

Kiva

Is not amused...
Depends on the type of fan, I've noticed this with some people who design their characters to look a bit on the animal side (with digitigrade feet looking more animal) to the nekos.
 

Felicia Mertallis

Aslan made me a furfag
Uncanny valley doesn't affect me.
The idea of realer then real anthros doesn't turn me off to the idea itself and I wouldn't be disgusted just because it was different of freaky.

But yeah, as close as I can think you'd get to uncanny valley for the rest of the populous?
Booga from Tankgirl. But I think he's hot, so once again I can't speak for anyone thinking its creepy.
 

Fenrir Lupus

Politically incorrect.
I think the uncanny valley is mostly to do with insufficient or jerky motions in robots or video game characters.

In furries, it's mostly just imagery...

the only full-motion media that is often used by furries seems to be fursuiting, and the suits do fall in to the uncanny valley sometimes... the moving mouths and stationary eyes are just... wrong.
 

Kaine Wuff

Member
Personally, I believe this explains where there are few primate fursona's. Mainly the chimp/ape/gorrila types. Lemurs and other less human-like primates seem to be more popular.
 

Van Ishikawa

ZOMBIE KAEL LOVES YOU
I think it's cause monkeys are ugly, and if I wanted to pretend to be a hairy primate I would just stop shaving.
 

Stratelier

Well-Known Member
And say what you will about furry-ness, but a lot of kemonomimi seem to be exempt from the Uncanny Valley effect because they come off as "totally human but wearing animal ears".
 

Jw

PINEAPPLE ACCOMPLISHED
I'd forgotten about this problem until you just brought it back up in my head. I actually did some research on it in a graphic design class. Turns out, some psychologists that think it's a human defense mechanism. Persoannlly, there isn't usually a problem for me becaus the line is pretty thick for me (I notice imperfections in real people that artists rarely add to the faces, making it easy to point out a "fake"). In that sense, I get the creeps from celebrities whose skin looks like rubber after plastic surgery and whatnot. Kind of the opposite of this effect-- because they made themselves look so "human" they became artificial.

But, I did find a rather creepy picture somewhere out of Asia (I assume Japan)
http://thisrecording.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/344px-repliee_q2.jpg

Also, I saw something the BBC did on on "Fake Babies" that was extremely creepy. They actually put in those imperfections, and it was extremely disturbing for some reason.
http://www.bbcamerica.com/video/bbca-reveals.jsp?bclid=22160557001&bctid=22212006001
*shudder*
 

Machine

Shrieking Possum Queen
I'd forgotten about this problem until you just brought it back up in my head. I actually did some research on it in a graphic design class. Turns out, some psychologists that think it's a human defense mechanism. Persoannlly, there isn't usually a problem for me becaus the line is pretty thick for me (I notice imperfections in real people that artists rarely add to the faces, making it easy to point out a "fake"). In that sense, I get the creeps from celebrities whose skin looks like rubber after plastic surgery and whatnot. Kind of the opposite of this effect-- because they made themselves look so "human" they became artificial.

But, I did find a rather creepy picture somewhere out of Asia (I assume Japan)
http://thisrecording.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/344px-repliee_q2.jpg

Also, I saw something the BBC did on on "Fake Babies" that was extremely creepy. They actually put in those imperfections, and it was extremely disturbing for some reason.
http://www.bbcamerica.com/video/bbca-reveals.jsp?bclid=22160557001&bctid=22212006001
*shudder*
I have seen both of those. Creeped me out big time..
 

RetroCorn

Did someone say waffle?
Turn up the brightness on your screen hurdur.

Learn how to joke around. Jeeze. :roll:

They are mostly black on my screen though, and I'll have you know that the brightness is perfectly tailored for optimum porn viewing pleasure, so therefore the picture is in the wrong.
 

Machine

Shrieking Possum Queen
Learn how to joke around. Jeeze. :roll:

They are mostly black on my screen though, and I'll have you know that the brightness is perfectly tailored for optimum porn viewing pleasure, so therefore the picture is in the wrong.
I was joking. >:V
 
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