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Having created the list of acceptable types of hybrids, I think I should mention the sort of things that the Group doesn't accept, for clarification.

:bulletred: Literature
:bulletblack: Sorry! I'm sure there are a lot of great authors with hybrid characters out there, but it's just too time-consuming to confirm that any one piece of literature has hybrid characters in it, or that they play enough of a role in the piece to be accepted into the Group.

:bulletred: Sexual content
:bulletblack: Suggestive work is fine up to a point, but there are limits.

Neko's edit I've decided to allow nudity into the group, but anything explicitly sexual will be outright declined. How do I define this? Well, a naked character isn't necessarily going to be sexual. A naked character playing with it's naked bits(or anyone else's bits, for that matter)? Yeah, not allowed here!


:bulletred: Dollmakers and bases
:bulletblack: Dollmakers are great for creating quick character references and coming up with ideas, but this group is for things you made yourself; we're not going to judge the quality of your art, but we want it to be your art. Use of bases is disallowed as stolen bases are simply too common; and yes, "stolen" does include "giving credit" to the anime/game/etc it was traced from.
:bulletorange: Collabs, including the use of free lineart, are still allowable. Free lineart bearing too close a resemblance to official works will be scrutinized for theft/tracing before being accepted.

:bulletred: Human hybrids and neko/kemonomimi
:bulletblack: If your character can be described as "human with animal parts" they should not be submitted to this group. This is a group for non-human characters.
:bulletorange: Transformation images involving a human as the originating species may still be accepted depending on how far the transformation has progressed. More on transformation is available in the list of acceptable hybrids.

:bulletred: Vague/unspecified hybrids
:bulletblack: Tyrannosaur/chameleon is a clear hybrid. Dinosaur/lizard is not.
:bulletblack: Wings, horns, fangs, and claws do not qualify a character for hybrid status unless the character shows additional traits of an actual winged/fanged/etc species. A demonic wolf is still a wolf, an angelic fox is still a fox, a vampiric wombat is still a wombat.

:bulletred: Single-species taurs and crossbreeds who only take after one parents
:bulletblack: I'm hoping this doesn't actually need to be said, but in the event of nitpicking, here it is. This group is for anthros who display traits of multiple species, after all.

:bulletpink: Quad/feral characters
:bulletblack: This Group's definition of "anthro" is "humanoid," which can only rarely be judged visually in a character that hasn't got humanoid anatomy; behaviour is difficult to judge in still images. For the time being, members and visitors should not submit quad or feral characters.
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:iconalgoroth:
Algoroth Aug 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
Too many don'ts. I am now totally confused at to what you want, so there's no reason to join. :pissedoff:
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:iconcassidypeterson:
I've condensed and updated the rules a bit, care to take another look?
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:iconalgoroth:
Algoroth Aug 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
Take a look at these. [link]

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They are both clearly animal hybrids to me. I designed them as hybrids and I designed them to be able to work bio-mechanically if they existed. If they pass your test, fine. If you'd like them in your group, I'll join. I have no anthro available at the moment, though that will be changing soon.

Let me know.
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:iconcassidypeterson:
Well, this is a group specifically for anthro characters :shrug: So even as hybrids, they wouldn't fit as they'd fall under the quad/feral qualification.

They are wicked cool though :o I'm jealous.
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:iconalgoroth:
Algoroth Aug 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
From your rules, it was hard to tell if non-anthro was wanted as well. That's what I was getting at. And do the samples sent meet your definition of hybrid? There are other ways to draw them, such as just adding wings to a squirrel's body to indicate an eagle had its way with its mama.

And why be jealous???
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:iconcassidypeterson:
Ah. Well, it's an anthro group, so non-anthros aren't really allowed. The quad/feral rule is supposed to cover most of that. Your characters do meet the hybrid qualifications, they just lack the anthro aspect.

And I'm jealous 'cause I'm too lazy to do anything that cool =D
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:iconalgoroth:
Algoroth Aug 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
You'll see some anthro soon...BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAAHHHH!
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:iconcassidypeterson:
:shrug: Fully/mostly-anthro, visible traits of multiple species, original art, not a hybridized version of a non-hybrid character.
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:iconalgoroth:
Algoroth Aug 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
The problem is that we might see things differently. I've designed a creature a lot like a giant velociraptor with traits of a dinosaur called Gastonia, with a demonic touch thrown in. It's not anthro, so I know you would not want it, but I have a lot of other creature designs that are mixes of a number of species that are humanoid in basic build, but have the attributes of wolves, sabercats, and Tyrannosaurus rex, all blended into a coherent whole. In other words, the heads are wolven, with giant saber teeth tyrannosaur jaw formation.

I have no idea if you'd want it and it gets tiring submitting stuff just to have it declined for arcane reasons I never hear about.

Another example: old Egyptian gods. You have so many rules about this and that and the other over there that I can't remember without going into your rules if they're mixed too much, or not mixed near what you want. I can understand the bit about vampire teeth not making the hybrid nonhuman enough, but I also have designed vampires which are half bat, half human, while the features between the two species are mixed all over--they have tails and grasping, taloned feet, but very human looking legs, under huge wings, while the heads are crosses between bats and human, quite capable of human expression. Once again, I have no idea what you want.

I'm not trying to hurt your feelings, but when I get customers who come up with similar demands, I've found them impossible to please. While it may be clear to YOU what you want, you've put so many limitations on submissions, that it's impossible for me to work up the enthusiasm needed to even join your group, which I would otherwise like to do.
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