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The uncanny valley regarding furries

Moonfall The Fox

Resident Psycho Fox
CREEPY. that baby is going to appear in my room and RAPE ME.
 
I'd say it depends on the level of mixing of animal and human traits.
I don't know the word for them, but those animal costumes that consist of latex prosthetics and makeup tend to creep me out because they come off looking like a screwed up human, rather than with a fursuit, where it more comes off as a person in an animal costume.
Also, in anthro art, if one body part is more human or animal than the rest, it tends to be creepy. I recall seeing this one picture of an anthro cat where the character looked pretty human for the most part, but had very realistic, cat-like eyes and paws instead of feet and hands. In a similar vein, a picture of a mostly feral looking dog with human hands creeped the hell out of me.
 

Scouto2

Vulpine Guitarist
Sliding Scale of Human vs. Animal! Red areas are "uncanny valley"

|0-Fully Animal (Non-sentient, uninteligent, quadripedal, etc.)
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.2.5-Slightly Anthropomorphic (Probably sentient, probably intelligent, bipedal or quadripedal, etc.)
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|5- Completely Anthropomorphic (Sentient, intellegent, bipedal, fur, tail, etc.)
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.7.5-Zoomorphic (Neko, etc.)
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|10-Fully Human (Sentient, intelligent, bipedal, etc.)
 

JoeStrike

WAY older than Mr. Black

Kreevox

Groovy Kitsune


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