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Anthropomorphic Aliens and Creatures

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I don't think I'm the first artist to use Anthropomorphism as a tool, for Alien Species in Sci-Fi, right? wotf017

Topic starter Posted : July 20, 2015 12:59 am
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A new paper in the journal Biodiversity Conservation suggests that anthropomorphism -- the attribution of human characteristics to anything other than a human being -- could become a powerful tool in promoting public support for animal conservation. Specifically, the researchers see potential for helping less popular species.

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Posted : May 26, 2017 11:11 pm
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Pride of Chanur ring any bells for you?

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The Trade's On, in Issue 8 of Sci Phi Journal, November 2015
Naidin's Song: Blood Bound, published August 2016
Nine-Tenths, on Empyreome (Weekly Flash Fiction,) June 2017

Posted : May 27, 2017 11:22 am
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Anthropomorphization is pretty common, actually. The already-mentioned Chanur, the Kzinti from the Known Space books, the Gorn from Star Trek, and so on. Here's an article to check out: ... pomorphism

WARNING: TvTropes is rightly known as the wormhole of the internet. Do not click that link unless you have either impeccable self-control or hours to waste following rabbit-trails of fandom related research. wotf001

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The Broken Karwaneer in Beneath Ceaseless Skies Vol. #231.

Posted : May 28, 2017 7:54 am
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TV TROPES can also be slightly crippling, if you fall into the trap of thinking "AW, my thing's already been done to death ..."

Shush. It's ALL been "done" nothing new under the sun etc ...

Everything can benefit from your new energy or your new re-telling! wotf006

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Posted : July 21, 2017 4:02 pm