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Date: 2005-09-19 06:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] makuus.livejournal.com
I still think it's fine. Addresses the hazards that few consider would arise had one the claws they think they have or wish they had.

I really do like these strips. Thank you.

Date: 2005-09-20 06:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kinkyturtle.livejournal.com
It's certainly funny in a "boy, what if that really happened" way.

Date: 2005-09-21 03:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] weirgreif.livejournal.com
I, for one, have considered this. I've also considered how I'd be even more twisty if I had a serpentine spine and (lack of) limbs.

Gryphons are good! *fills ballot box with gryphon votes*

Date: 2005-09-21 03:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kenthar.livejournal.com
Now, how would you realistically fix the problem? Leather gloves with steel clawtips on the inside?

Date: 2005-09-21 04:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] a-leprechaun.livejournal.com
Hey there, great comic so far ^___^ Doesn't matter to me if it's not 100% realistic, cause it's funny! And that is an awesome drawing of a griffin.

Hope to see some faeries up in here ;)

Date: 2005-09-30 04:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] forestdweller.livejournal.com
I second the Fae request! *bouncebounce*

*goes back to being the quiet lurker*

Date: 2005-09-21 01:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elynne.livejournal.com
Somehow, in the second panel, you've *perfectly* captured an expression of consternation on the griffon's bird face, while still keeping it wonderfully, completely birdlike. Mad, mad props. :D Also, I like that the human-form in the first panel is rather androgynous; I see it as probably female, but I can easily see it as male, too, which is super-cool. :)

The flailing around with a keyboard stuck to one's hand makes me think of what I do when I have a bit of tape or paper or something stuck to the bottom of my shoe... my initial response is never to just bend down (or bend my knee and lift my foot) to peel the tape off; instead I'll flick my foot, then flail my leg, with increasing urgency, until I remember "Oh, right... I have opposeable thumbs!" :D

Date: 2005-09-21 08:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wolph.livejournal.com
*flings the keyboard across the room*i love it!! and i'd probaly be the same if i became my gryph self! XD
do you have any icons of the comic or can i make one with your permission?? :D

Date: 2005-09-25 03:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] silvernyte.livejournal.com
y'know... I had a fussy hen several years back who did that exact same expression quite often... XD

Date: 2005-09-26 01:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] slupine.livejournal.com
You were right to change the eyes. Pupils normally constrict rather than dilate when you tense up, don't they? I think... hm, shows you how often I make eye contact. *heh* Guess who's not the alpha dog.

Date: 2005-10-02 10:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elynne.livejournal.com
Dilated pupils are associated with tension, but so are constricted pupils. I guess that maybe either extreme, if displayed with disregard to actual light levels, indicates some form of emotional and physical excitement, without being very specific as to what kind of excitement it is.

I think that, in humans, dilated pupils = excitement/interest/pleasure; contracted pupils = pain/surprise/fear. I have no idea if this is actually true (though Larry Niven did a book which dwelled on that idea quite a bit, called A Gift From Earth); further research would be required, and I think I might have to do it now, just to be sure, because... because. ;)

Date: 2005-10-02 10:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elynne.livejournal.com
Hm... web research is coming up inconclusive; the "dilated = interest, contracted = fear/aversion" meme turns up several times, including a couple of citations of research proving that dilated pupils make a person seem more interesting, but there's no clear indication of when pupils contract vs. dilate as an emotional response. Hm. [/geeking] ;)

Date: 2005-09-23 03:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ohnosir.livejournal.com
Thank God for retractable claws, eh? ;]

~DL

Date: 2005-09-23 02:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] esmirelda.livejournal.com
I think it works great... it is a comic afterall. For the sake of a giggle we can throw realism aside. ;)

Date: 2005-09-24 03:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] asilynneoutlaw.livejournal.com
I love your art/comic style! Looks like the type youd actually see ina newspaper :D
My favorite one would have to be the girl pointing with her wing, sometimes you forget certain body parts arent visible lol
I hope to see some Wolfkin ones sometime soon ^-^ Keep up the good work!

Date: 2005-09-24 06:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zuki-san.livejournal.com
Hmmm....it is me, or is there something slightly beaklike about our dear gryphon's human nose?

Drawing a more unusual nose type was deliberate, wasn't it?

Date: 2005-09-26 06:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] weirgreif.livejournal.com
OEM, I'm a source. :)

Date: 2005-09-28 03:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] weirgreif.livejournal.com
It's less blasphemous than OMG, yes?

Another idea belched out of my brain at 5:45 AM

Date: 2005-09-25 10:56 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kistaro
Studying for over 14 hours in one day (total) can actually be inspiring to me. My brain starts to make weird connections, and that's where weird ideas come from!

Something that's been happening to me continuously for the last two years of college class: abrupt xenoawareness in Psychology class. (I'm laying claim to the word "xenoawareness" right now.) That's when something abruptly brings one's differences into the forefront of one's mind; you can see how a Psych class would inspire that. My most general moments of that are describing emotional systems. Did you know that apparently, human emotions are assigned with a subconscious system that makes a guess as to what the cause of physiological arousal is? That's completely different from me- I'm aware of the emotion long before I'm experiencing any physical signs of it, rapid heart rate or otherwise. (That and there's only one emotional "arousal" system- same physical response for grief, anger, sexuality, etc. That also varies from me.) However, that's not terribly interesting to illustrate, although the phenomenon is; how about to something a little more visual, like an in-class experiment? That's happened for me as well. Ignoring the fact that I presently hold the record for training a virtual rat to press a lever to get food (both records- speed record to 15 bar presses at 14 minutes, hit record to 50 bar presses under the time limit of 20 minutes, from an untrained virtual rat), it's more something like Dr. Lambert describing a puzzle in class, waiting for people to solve it, and then stepping through "the exact process you used to solve it", expressing this with great certainty and then observing that personal variation in that simply didn't happen. 197 people in the 198-person class were amazed; there was much discussion afterwards of how it perfectly matched. The thought process described was completely alien to me. I could dig out my notes, but I'm not sure you need that...

I've got an idea how it would be fun to illustrate, but stop reading this comment if you've already thought of something and are interested in this because your idea is probably better than mine. Generic lecture hall full of students, with Dr. Whoever describing this puzzle-experiment in the front. (No therianthropic illustration.) Next panel: Lecture hall full of thought bubbles, most of which are nearly identical except for one throughly different one. Third panel: Dr. Whoever's speech bubble, with a short explanation of problem-solving processes and then the exact content of the mass thought bubbles. (Preferably text giving way to pseudo-abstract visuals.) Final panel: Everything simplified and abstract, except for one ornately-illustrated therianthrope in the middle, suddenly feeling distinctly inhuman and very aware of (and possibly uncomfortable with) this...

I go sleep now. *thud*
From: [identity profile] slupine.livejournal.com
That emotional thing, do you suppose that could be equated with knowing a panic attack is going to happen that night, early in the afternoon it is going to happen? I used to have that quite a bit, though I'm sure it can be argued that it was the other way round and I was causing myself to have one.

Sorry, I'm rather interested in psychology myself.
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From: [personal profile] kistaro
It seems to be a different phenomenon to me- it's simple awareness of "I am in this condition right now and have full freedom of choice to act upon it or not", rather than "I will lose control of my responses in X amount of time"...

I'm minoring in Psychology, a bit of a strange combination to my major in Computer Science. It sort of makes sense. I understand computers inside-out; their cold, logical determinism makes perfect sense to me. It's something that's fun for me to learn that I can easily build a career off of- for some vague definition of "easy" that's currently playing hell with my sleep schedule and homework load. People, conversely, make no sense to me and I could use a class or six about them...
From: [identity profile] slupine.livejournal.com
"I'm minoring in Psychology, a bit of a strange combination to my major in Computer Science." Hm, makes sense to me. My boyfriend is a CS major survivor. Psychology fits because, by the time you graduate, you'll need mental help. Saves on the therapy. :P

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