Mecha

Mechas are (broadly) non-biological organisms where the functioning of the organs tend to be simpler, the outer skin is typically metalic based, and the fuel source for life is often non-biological, chemical or energy based.

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Furry

Furries are organic biological creatures that are usually considered part-humanoid; they appear in the form of bipedal fusion of human and animal.They are usually considerered to be forms of “animals” in common parlance. This points to the bias toward granting more importance to the humanoid species, a bias that is both unjust and not understood by the author.

Humanoid

So called “Humanoid” species, are species that are loosely related to the species Homo Sapient. Biological creatures, mammals that walk upright on two extremities (usually referred to as legs and feet), have to manipulating extremeties, usually refered to as “arms and hands”, a torso and a head.

Second Life Encyclopedia of Avatar Species

Welcome to my new project: Second Life Encyclopedia of Avatar Species.

Launched on 2008-08-22, the purpose of The Second Life Encyclopedia of Avatar Species is to create and explore the Second Life Taxonomy of Avatars, to explore potential and plausible lines of evolution, and to deliniate just what makes a species who and what they are. We will also attempt to understand just how such mixes are possible, and what the trace the origins of the various species. We will, as a useful tool attempt to use Linnaean taxonomy to the best of our efforts

Example classification: humans

As an example, consider the Linnaean classification for modern humans:

  • Domain: Eukarya (organisms which have cells with a nucleus)
  • Kingdom: Animalia (with eukaryotic cells having cell membrane but lacking cell wall, multicellular, heterotrophic)
  • Phylum: Chordata (animals with a notochord, dorsal nerve cord, and pharyngeal gill slits, which may be vestigial)
  • Subphylum: Vertebrata (possessing a backbone, which may be cartilaginous, to protect the dorsal nerve cord)
  • Class: Mammalia (endothermic vertebrates with hair and mammary glands which, in females, secrete milk to nourish young)
  • Cohort: Placentalia (giving birth to live young after a full internal gestation period)
  • Order: Primates (collar bone, eyes face forward, grasping hands with fingers)
  • Suborder: Anthropoidea (the monkeys, apes, and hominids. As opposed to the lemurs, loris, and tarsier.)
  • Infraorder: Catarrhini (Monkeys, apes, and hominids from the eastern hemisphere)
  • Superfamily: Hominoidae (Humans and great apes.)
  • Family: Hominidae (upright posture, large brain, stereoscopic vision, flat face, hands and feet have different specializations)
  • Genus: Homo (s-curved spine, “man”)
  • Species: Homo sapiens (high forehead, well-developed chin, gracile bone structure)

Note: This is a work in progress! In simple english, it means “I’ll attend to it to the best of my abilities as time permits. It’s not complete, or specific.” :)

Please see the categories in the nav suite for an outline.

You are encouraged to participate and submit your new species by leaving a comment, and I will update it once per week, most likely over the weekend as time permits

SERIOUSLY Cheezed Off!

I’ve started a new project, I’m going to do an encyclopedia of the various species of avatars in Second Life, and on a coup-de-foudre, spent three hours taking pictures of all my friends and even going to so far as to asking help from the Midian City Nekos. I was flooded with acceptations, and all of these kind people took the time to come down to Kuula, and allow me to take their picture, and the wrote me notecards too.!

Example image of Quite's screwed up images

Example image of Quite's screwed up images

What happened? I had stupidly left show HUDs and UI checked, and also the images became corrupt! I am so incredibly cheezed off at not only losing 3 hours worth of photography, but also to have inconvenienced all the fine people from Midian, people whome I’ve never met to who have and offered me their time and energy.

Deep apologies to everyone! The project WILL go on, but it has a really rocky start. I’m not sure if it would be right for me to call some of you back. If it is, please IM me in world, or leave me a comment here and I’ll reach you again.

Thanks again, and sorry again :/