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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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:icondovewing345:
Dovewing345 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What do Gallopin' Randoms eat? 
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:iconfirespraymando:
FiresprayMando Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ol.
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:iconallison-beriyani:
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
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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:iconallison-beriyani:
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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:iconjewel-firefly:
Jewel-Firefly Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
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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:iconchardactyl:
Chardactyl Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
Common Fan 8D

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:iconchardactyl:
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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:iconsilverstreak23:
Silverstreak23 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist
:iconclapplz: bravo, goood sir/madam.))) 
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:iconallison-beriyani:
Allison-beriyani Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:iconbowplz:
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HomestuckObsessed Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
question because i always read too far into things
like if the Fan-rabies infects a Common Fan is that when they begin to look like the stereotypes for that fandom?

like the Brony did on the last page?

im nosy.
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:iconallison-beriyani:
Allison-beriyani Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Reading too far into things is what started this series.

A common fan can get very, very, VERY deep into his fandom without catching rabies.

It's thought that it's spread by packs of trolls who target fan-herds, and is contracted by fighting with them when they provoke. The disease weakens the fan, making it easier for the trolls to Hunt. Unless abandoned by the fan-herd, the rotting individual will doom the herd by spreading the disease and summoning more trolls, attracted to the scent of delirium.
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:iconbritkit10:
britkit10 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Common fan & galloping random
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:iconallison-beriyani:
Allison-beriyani Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Swedish tractor hamster ninja?
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:iconbritkit10:
britkit10 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Flying burrito boy had an affair with taco man behind the mayor's back
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:iconkeniakittykat:
keniakittykat Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Out of all the internet fauna... I think I'm a Nostalgic. Hell, I even dress like it's still 2003! I usually just like the old better than the new... The new scares me.
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:iconallison-beriyani:
Allison-beriyani Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I live under a rock and dress like a colorblind hobo.
But there's been fashion changes since 2003?

What about 3-D printers? those are pretty new and pretty awesome.
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keniakittykat Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
Not all new scares me, like the ps3, new themepark rides, unfamiliar foods, science. But on the grand scheme, I like to stick with what I know and love ^^
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arkansandragon Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
I was a member of the "American Dragon: Jake Long" fan herd :)

-until our small flight of dragons got fan-rabies. :( Still am a fan, as are many of the others, but now we're all scattered across the internet wilderness...

Maybe you'll find a few of us dragons on your continuing safari?
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:iconallison-beriyani:
Allison-beriyani Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
There's a little pack over here: [link] That you might try.
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:iconarkansandragon:
arkansandragon Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Ah yes. :) I'm now a memeber of that pack! I'm the one who designed their group avatar. :)
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:iconallison-beriyani:
Allison-beriyani Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome!
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:iconarkansandragon:
arkansandragon Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Well I didn't actually draw it, but I took the screenshots and turned them into a cool gif. :)
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:iconsasuka6789:
Sasuka6789 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i love these way to much omg XD
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:iconallison-beriyani:
Allison-beriyani Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I've had a ball making them, and am currently making more to publish into a book!
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Sasuka6789 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
AWESOME! :DD
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:iconbluedog444:
bluedog444 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I'm part of the Sonic fan herd
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:iconallison-beriyani:
Allison-beriyani Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
A large and varied one for sure!
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Karenin-Akbash-07 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Galloping randoms are indeed pleasent and curious creatures to observe, but can be real pests at times XD (Combine one with a severe case of derps. You will understand what I mean XD) And I like the nose of the creature you desinged for the Hipsters ^^
I have seen your whole series of the Internet fauna, just so amusing! XD I think I fit in the n00b part of it XD Undefined and weak creature, indeed! In special, a n00b with a severe case of paranoimsomia! XD
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:iconallison-beriyani:
Allison-beriyani Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I know the feeling- I've got a few derpy-Randoms that consider my profile galloping grounds.
If it's going to wave it's nose in the air all the time, it should at least be something fancy!

Don't worry, I'm sure you'll adapt into something awesome soon!
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Karenin-Akbash-07 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Chats. They love those. Bunchs of Role-players interact everyday with derpy galloping random. Generally a very funny and calm enviroment, but sometimes very annoying, as they are way too loud XD
yay for fancy looking noses XD
Probably a simple standart user or a commonfan XD definatively going to stay away from becoming the bad kinds of creatures, though XD
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:iconallison-beriyani:
Allison-beriyani Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I have never figured out how to use chats, and feel as though I am missing many wonderful species because.

Good things to become!
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Karenin-Akbash-07 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
In dA it is quite simple XD Just get the link and follow the rules once there. I have seem many species there, and I assure you the place is full of trolls, galloping randoms and role-players
Indeed! XD
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BeadyEyedGirl Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i've never met a galloping random before, but they seem funny! XD
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:iconallison-beriyani:
Allison-beriyani Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Go to newest page.
Look for something with lots of rainbows and sparkles.
When you've found a likely-looking one (it will have a clear comment trail), post something like "Potato" on it's profile.
Happy chasing!
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dadona777 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
haha I love these!!

excuse me while I fav all of them :D
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:iconallison-beriyani:
Allison-beriyani Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks and knock yourself out!
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:icondadona777:
dadona777 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
yay :33
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KelloDraw Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm soooooo a Random!!! TurtleMonkeyWombatScorpionCupcakeJuuuuuuice!!!!!!! lol
I rlly lyk this installment,although i think many of them cud be a littl more obvious in their meanings lyk a couple of them before.
I mean the Cam-Whore definately just screams its meaning at u,bt the Hipster for instance wuznt clear enuff in its appearance to show what aspect it portrayd just by lookin' at it,for a hipster i'd think something wit a glasses-like appendage on the face of r sumthin' bt thatz just my idea,urs is still prtty awesome eithr way
I rlly did love this,keep up the gr8ness! :heart: :heart:
BuntcakeLlamaDinosaurCaaaaaaake!!!!!!!
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:iconallison-beriyani:
Allison-beriyani Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yup, you're a random alright.

I did give it glasses-like rings around the eyes, but really, they are like little dragons.
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KelloDraw Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lolz,yhep & i lyk being 1 :w00t:

Oh,rlly i didnt notice the rings before or that the're lyk dragons,thanks for making that clearer for me,eithrway,i still do adore ur concepts,nt just this one bt all thoze before,i hope u keep up the gr8 work! :thumbsup: :love: :heart:
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Allison-beriyani Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconkellodraw:
KelloDraw Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ur very welx :)
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antibronyplz Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
Haters - Carnivorous species who hunt in packs (they rarely hunt alone) and their main target are the Common Fans and Rabid fans.
Cyberbully - Huge Herbivorus species who hurt lone creatures because of their reputation.
Cyberpunk - ?????
These are my suggestions :D
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:iconallison-beriyani:
Allison-beriyani Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I've got Hate-Ogres in the next set which are kind of like what you're describing, but not quite.

I would have thought the cyber-bully to be a small, venomous creature, actually.

Thanks for the suggestions though!
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:iconantibronyplz:
antibronyplz Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
Also, make something like 34-maket.
It attracts pervs.
And make Perv Fans!
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:iconallison-beriyani:
Allison-beriyani Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Hm... I think the wild slasher needs to be included, but what does it look like?

Perv fans?
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