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And Still More Internet Fauna by Allison-beriyani And Still More Internet Fauna by Allison-beriyani
Welcome to the fourth edition of Internet Fauna! In this edition, actually useful and friendly creatures.

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Nostalgic: This irritable creature has eyes growing out of it's backside, and can only seen what it has already experienced. Unable to asses things in front of it, it responds aggressively to all new things, assuming them to be threats. It is right a surprising amount of the time, and are good guardians of Standard users from shoddy re-makes, scams and thieves.

Hipster: This creature's famously foul disposition stems not from a hatred of all other creatures, but from it's peculiar mating habits. Like the Bower Birds of Papua New Guinea, Hipsters of both genders collect hoards with which to impress potential mates. Unlike the Birds, which must only collect objects of a certain color, a hipster must gather things which no other member of it's species has seen before. Consequently, when a standard user stumbles in to a Hipster's Hoard, that user is Cock-blocking them.
It is easy to befriend a Hipster though- never ask it what it currently has, but bring it strange things to potentially add to it's hoard. In time it will realize you are a potential asset to it's collecting, and will gladly share old hoards full of wondrous treasures with you.

Galloping 'Random': This speedy critter's call is unmistakeable: "PIE! donkeyninjapirateturtle! WoOoOoO!" and suchlike. As the Air-quotes in it's name indicate, it is not truly random- the critter joins hyperactivity and a Trochee Fixation ( [link] ) into a loud, long-distance play-call, inviting others to join in it's gallivanting. It even tries to play with creatures it does not know or that might be hostile- they're particularly noted for running into dens of trolls, but rarely with disastrous consequences- the creature is too light on it's feet and is gone again before most know what hit them. They are generally harmless, and rather fun to run with if you have the energy and agility.

Common Fan: These groups of standard users band together in huge numbers over a common interest for both protection and affection. Often multiple fan-groups will band together for safety (most Firelfy Fans belong to a larger sci-fi group like Star Wars, for instance). If a standard user has a problem with something- say, a broken car,- consulting a group of automotive fans may prove useful in fixing it. They are friendly creatures, and they will try to get you to join the herd, but a healthy fan will leave you alone if you decline. If they become aggressive or start showing wildly erratic behavior, the fan may have fan-rabies, and should be avoided at all costs. Fan-rabies spreads quickly among herds (it decimated the Sonic and Naruto Fan-herds) and can be dangerous to all denizens of the internet.

Camwhore: This is actually a rare example of internet Flora, as the camwhore is a plant that depends on the continuous light of attention to produce food. To attract attention it grows a pair of pseudo-sexual organs which gradually enlarge as the plant's needs for attention grow. The useful thing about them is that they attract the attention of internet perverts and keep their degredation in a limited space, and help preserve the overall quality of the Internets.

Go-to: This Little creature has seen the light, and actually understands how things work. Physics? No problem. Relationships? easy. The inner workings of political powerhouses? child's play. They tend to be generous in dispensing their wisdom when asked for it, and are often quickly overrun by thousands of questions and senseless requests. Consequently, they often share dens with Internet trolls, who benefit from the Go-To's knowledge while keeping the idiot masses out and giving it some peace.
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:iconfirespraymando:
FiresprayMando Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ol.
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Allison-beriyani Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Ole`?
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:iconfirespraymando:
FiresprayMando Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol, I meant to say lol.
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Jewel-Firefly Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Just found this series. It's so refreshing to see an accurate and funny assessment of people's behavior on the internet. You've very smart by not including details like gender or age yet you nail certain stereotypical behaviors. 

I've seen plenty of "galloping randoms" in fan groups.  Camwhores in fan groups are cosplay chicks. And they are not rare - they're a plague that's brought more perverts to fan groups. I'll get off my soapbox now.

Finally, I know a gentlemanly "go-to" who runs a fan group.... ;)
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Allison-beriyani Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Sir David Attenborough is my spirit animal. I didn't include sociological information because I want these guys to stand alone in their universe, even though they're generated in ours.  That, and I see the behaviors cross all kinds of sociological strata.

My first introduction to a Random came when one came bolting across my page without any sort of provocation or attractant. They do tend to gather in groups, and seem to be attracted to each other more than anything else- so thier presence in a fan-group is really a coincidence.

Most of the Camwhores I know aren't in cosplay groups at all, but in "macho" groups like body building, trucks and other "manly" things. They're also usually male. We should pair your camwhores with mine so that they leave us alone, or come to a realization of how obnoxious their behavior is.
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Jewel-Firefly Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed. 

Another fan trend that I'm seeing lately are fans who only commission art and (because of STASH) post it in their own gallery. Where do they get the money to pay for all those commissions? I'd rather buy a sandwich (then take a nap).

The camwhores I refer to in fan groups (run by guys, natch) are female "models" who wear nothing but a stormtrooper helmet - WTF??? I don't see it as female empowerment, it's just sad. So, yeah, all the camwhores need to go settle on Mars and leave the rest of us alone. 
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dashie89115 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
i bet your fan group is a camwhore jungle 
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Chardactyl Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
Common Fan 8D

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Chardactyl Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
Nostalgia is my favorite of your internet fauna.
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:iconallison-beriyani:
Allison-beriyani Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
It's one of my favorite designs too.
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