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Andyjaggy
04-25-2007, 10:26 AM
What is up with all the cat avatars?

jasonwestmas
04-25-2007, 10:32 AM
It's one part humor, one part affection, and one part fact and probably a couple of other elements.

jasonwestmas
04-25-2007, 10:33 AM
. . .oh and one part nostalgia.

Andyjaggy
04-25-2007, 10:37 AM
Okay that makes perfect sense.

iconoclasty
04-25-2007, 02:33 PM
Jason's is the only cool cat avatar.

Andyjaggy
04-25-2007, 06:23 PM
Definately. I can't remember who has the cat with the melon on it's head though, that's my favorite.

cresshead
04-25-2007, 06:45 PM
Jason's is the only cool cat avatar.

i think jaz, wilson and ripley would disagree on that!:D

shrox
04-25-2007, 07:32 PM
I have a dog avatar, but I have two cats.

lesterfoster
04-25-2007, 07:42 PM
I have a dog avatar, but I have two cats.
Do you have a dog??

Andyjaggy
04-25-2007, 10:34 PM
Judging from his signature I would say he does. I'm moving into a place of my own this summer and am seriously thinking about getting a dog. I grew up with collies so thats my first choice.

parm
04-26-2007, 12:26 AM
Jason's is the only cool cat avatar.

Ouch!!:(

Iain
04-26-2007, 02:32 AM
My avatar is out to get 'em.

DogBoy
04-26-2007, 04:40 AM
Ouch!!:(

Don't worry Parm, I think your avatar is cool. Bear it no mind :thumbsup:
I claim the only avatar with a plush Jaguar Shark (just don't tell Steve Zissou).

Steamthrower
04-26-2007, 05:28 AM
I'm a dog person myself. Cats are so...self-centered...and femininely pharaisiacal.

Sarford
04-26-2007, 06:52 AM
...Cats are so...self-centered...and femininely pharaisiacal.

I hope this is not gonna go down in a dog-are-better/cats-are-better argument. Boards are full of these morons: windows is better/wors than OSX, republicans are better/wors then democ(r)ats, Maya is better/wors then LightWave, etc. etc.

by the way, what does femininely pharaisiacal mean?

iconoclasty
04-26-2007, 07:00 AM
Come on, no one can compete with Thundercats.

(my avatar is a robot monkey)

colkai
04-26-2007, 08:03 AM
Well, my avatar is of course, I'm sure I don't really need to say, a female Red Tailed Hawk who would look upon some of the avatars here with, ahem, shall we say "interest"? :p ;)

Tzan
04-26-2007, 08:23 AM
I hope this is not gonna go down in a dog-are-better/cats-are-better argument. Boards are full of these morons: windows is better/wors than OSX,


I use windows.
My imaginary cat uses Mac.

We dont talk much anymore :(

ShawnStovall
04-26-2007, 09:01 AM
Definately. I can't remember who has the cat with the melon on it's head though, that's my favorite.


Bytehawk's.:D This is just my cat, not much else to say.

jasonwestmas
04-26-2007, 09:08 AM
I still like Exceptions Kitten posts the best :D

Andyjaggy
04-26-2007, 09:29 AM
Maybe I should get me a kitty avatar. Is there an entrance fee for joining the kitty avatar club?

Sarford
04-26-2007, 10:47 AM
I use windows.
My imaginary cat uses Mac.

We dont talk much anymore :(


ah, man... I tried to warn you :D

iconoclasty
04-26-2007, 11:26 AM
I want to follow the crowd.

cresshead
04-26-2007, 11:28 AM
would be cool to have all ther beta users using cat avatars!..esp seeing as the next beta stage will start soon.

Andyjaggy
04-26-2007, 01:21 PM
not to derail this thread from the very important topic of cats, but I was wondering when the next beta phase would begin. I guess no one really knows at this point. I'll get a cat when it begins.

Steamthrower
04-26-2007, 03:27 PM
Being called a moron...doesn't hurt! It actually makes me feel better.


by the way, what does femininely pharaisiacal mean?

A fancy way of saying that they are like a bossy female human. They'll rarely out-and-out attack you, but they can sure annoy ;)

Exception
04-26-2007, 03:32 PM
What cats?

http://www.except.nl/overig/uploads/kittens/critical_mass.jpg

LightWuv
04-26-2007, 03:38 PM
All the cool people on the forum were doing it...


Wuv

Sarford
04-26-2007, 03:53 PM
Being called a moron...doesn't hurt! It actually makes me feel better.



A fancy way of saying that they are like a bossy female human. They'll rarely out-and-out attack you, but they can sure annoy ;)

Thanks for the explanation.
By the way inigo07, I don't think you are a morron (sorry..hope you don't feelbad now ;) ), it's the people who drag eveything in a better/worse argument.

colkai
04-27-2007, 02:46 AM
Though I feel like a traitor to my 'mistress', I shall, in the spirit of things, have a time-limited cat avatar. See, aren't I good to you guys? :p ;)

DarkLight
04-27-2007, 02:56 AM
I'll join in with a cat avatar as well :D

DogBoy
04-27-2007, 02:59 AM
I refuse to bow to peer pressure. OK, I'm not one of the "cool cats" of the board, but I will not succumb to your cattish behaviour, or your threats of kittens of mass destruction.

This means war....









:D

Iain
04-27-2007, 03:02 AM
Cats are so...self-centered...and femininely pharaisiacal.

What is it with people using terms most of us have to look up? I'm all for an ever expanding vocabulary but sometimes the flowery language I find here is obviously just over complication for the sake of it.

Someone had to post a translation of a rambling, meaningless earlier post yesterday and the second one was just as inappropriate and ostentatious (look, I'm doing it now) as the first.

LightWuv
04-27-2007, 03:40 AM
I refuse to bow to peer pressure. OK, I'm not one of the "cool cats" of the board, but I will not succumb to your cattish behaviour, or your threats of kittens of mass destruction.

This means war....


Hey, basselopes are good, too. :thumbsup:

Kittah approves,
Wuv

Qexit
04-27-2007, 03:47 AM
Sorry, I'm also going to buck the trend. Don't get me wrong, I adore cats and if I ever own a living pet, then it will be a cat. However, my own private menagerie just aquired a new unique addition so it has become my new avatar. This is the full size version:

http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/9749/hydrastatue09wq0.jpg

and a little close-up:

http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/9451/hydrastatue10fn5.jpg

:hijack: :D

DogBoy
04-27-2007, 03:55 AM
**** me!! that is awesome :eek: .
Man, you have some of the darndest, coolest sh*t!

Andyjaggy
04-27-2007, 08:43 AM
All right count me in.

Steamthrower
04-27-2007, 08:45 AM
What is it with people using terms most of us have to look up? I'm all for an ever expanding vocabulary but sometimes the flowery language I find here is obviously just over complication for the sake of it.

Someone had to post a translation of a rambling, meaningless earlier post yesterday and the second one was just as inappropriate and ostentatious (look, I'm doing it now) as the first.

That's just the way I write. When writing to people I find to be generally well educated (as in Lightwave users), I wouldn't think of dumbing down my words. However, as this is off topic, I'll end here. :)

Exception
04-27-2007, 09:00 AM
What is it with people using terms most of us have to look up? I'm all for an ever expanding vocabulary but sometimes the flowery language I find here is obviously just over complication for the sake of it.

Someone had to post a translation of a rambling, meaningless earlier post yesterday and the second one was just as inappropriate and ostentatious (look, I'm doing it now) as the first.

It's about the sign and the signified. Once the metaphysical signification of linguistic signifiers is transposed to the public realm, a paradigmatic shift occurs in the discourse of said domain. Obviously the extrapolated signifiers can thus be misconstrued and adopt a more solemn intellectual existence.

I quote Jacques Derrida:
"The instituted trace cannot be thought without thinking the retention of difference within a structure of reference where difference appears as such and thus permits a certain liberty of variations among the full terms. The absence of another here-and-now, of another transcendental present, of another origin of the world appearing as such, presenting itself as irreducible absence within the presence of the trace, is not a metaphysical formula substituted for a scientific concept of writing."

Welcome to my hell... :devil:

Steamthrower
04-27-2007, 10:48 AM
It's about the sign and the signified. Once the metaphysical signification of linguistic signifiers is transposed to the public realm, a paradigmatic shift occurs in the discourse of said domain. Obviously the extrapolated signifiers can thus be misconstrued and adopt a more solemn intellectual existence.

You had to copy and paste that from somewhere. ;)

LightWuv
04-27-2007, 11:29 AM
It's about the sign and the signified. Once the metaphysical signification of linguistic signifiers is transposed to the public realm, a paradigmatic shift occurs in the discourse of said domain. Obviously the extrapolated signifiers can thus be misconstrued and adopt a more solemn intellectual existence.

Please, don't force your tired semiotics on us. I used to think you were cool, what with the kittens and all.


I quote Jacques Derrida:
<snip>pretentious rhetoric, intentional obfuscation and laughably nihilistic solipsisms</snip>

Welcome to my hell... :devil:

Come on, LightWavers are smart people, we all know about the shortcomings of deconstructionism. Right, people? I mean, it's not like the dude quoted Lacan or anything...

Wuv

(I'm kidding! I'm kidding!)

Qexit
04-27-2007, 11:49 AM
**** me!! that is awesome :eek: .
Man, you have some of the darndest, coolest sh*t!So I take it you approve ? :dance: BTW, while it might not be immediately obvious, this is another bronze piece with the coloured finish coming from some very clever patination at the foundary, i.e. it's not been painted to look like that.

Just a thought, I wonder what the kitties on here would make of this big chicken ?

http://www.theseventhvoyage.com/Board/index.php?showtopic=762

Note, link only as I've sidetracked this thread quite enough for one day :D

Andyjaggy
04-27-2007, 11:50 AM
Come on my kitty would eat that chicken. Have you checked out the size of my cat. Power kitty.

cresshead
04-27-2007, 11:56 AM
:lol:

BIG puss cat!:thumbsup: :cat:

Qexit
04-27-2007, 12:09 PM
Come on my kitty would eat that chicken. Have you checked out the size of my cat. Power kitty.But my 'little' chicken has a big protective friend :D

http://img50.imageshack.us/img50/6556/phorohacoskong05sa9.jpg

LightWuv
04-27-2007, 01:12 PM
But my 'little' chicken has a big protective friend :D

My money's still on the Utah Mauler, Andyjaggy's Gargantucat :chicken:

(But you have some seriously cool swag, dude!)

Wuv

Exception
04-27-2007, 01:26 PM
Come on, LightWavers are smart people, we all know about the shortcomings of deconstructionism. Right, people? I mean, it's not like the dude quoted Lacan or anything...

I was looking for a quote from Lacan from the Eye and the Gaze, as that is indeed even more atrocious than Derrida :)

I hope most wavers get spared this sort of contrived stuff. I'm no fan.

And inigo, no I did not copy paste that :)

Imagine reading this as a non native english speaker.
Oh, right that's me.

Lightwuv, I wuv you.

http://www.except.nl/overig/uploads/kittens/Cannot%20use%20cat.jpg

manholoz
04-27-2007, 02:55 PM
So what happened with the "make cuddly kitten" button that was requested in the open beta? We could even replace the Teapot as the iconic "thingy" to test materials and stuffs, how about it?

Oops, might be breaching the NDA :)

BTW I'ld join the cat avatar thing, but if my girlfriend found out she'ld been replaced for a cat as an avatar, well... it could be nasty...

DogBoy
04-27-2007, 03:26 PM
So what happened with the "make cuddly kitten" button that was requested in the open beta? We could even replace the Teapot as the iconic "thingy" to test materials and stuffs, how about it?

What? Replace Eagle In A Barrel with Cat In A Basket? Darn, why didn't I think of that?

:agree:

LightWuv
04-27-2007, 03:43 PM
And inigo, no I did not copy paste that :)

Dayum! (See attachment)

And for everyone: Here's a repost of the link for the kitten in YOU: http://www.acc.umu.se/~zqad/cats/

Wuv

Andyjaggy
04-27-2007, 03:48 PM
Behold the Utah Gargantucat. This is definately the weirdest thread I have ever started.

cresshead
04-27-2007, 03:55 PM
i think 9.3 [or whatever the next point release has numbered] needs a make cat button in modeler!

i think the lenscap filter was a great addition to lightwave 7.5..so whynot a ''make cat'' button in the next release!..err...we'l need a cat model or 2 to help newtek out!....i'd want a dialoguebox with options for pusscat, tiger, lion, cheetah and jaguar!

cresshead
04-27-2007, 04:10 PM
nice puddy cat!:D

http://www.acc.umu.se/~zqad/cats/1166649580-allatok_07.jpg

Andyjaggy
04-27-2007, 04:12 PM
Definately a feature that LW has been needing for a long time. Maya has a make Chiwawa feature, and Max has a make game character button so why can't we have a make cat button.

Exception
04-27-2007, 04:28 PM
Dayum! (See attachment)

Sweet!
Thanks!

*saved*

A snapshots only moments before my avatar... nice!

Steamthrower
04-28-2007, 05:33 AM
Still, a ''make cuddly kitten'' button could definitely please some of my clients.

It's like asking a stressed-out client to ''lie down and think of a gentle rippling brook...breath deeply...''

Tzan
04-28-2007, 10:23 AM
My brain was invaded by all the cat stuff and that cat picture page. On a different forum some guy was going on about gun control and I make a point and used some cat picture style text.

The moderator informed me: "You know you're not allowed to use that spelling unless it's on a cat picture."

So I complied with the request
The picture is from the cat picture page and the text is mine.
I blame this thread. I am under feline mind control.

Bog
04-29-2007, 02:23 PM
If you're gonna do that, I'm gonna have to get traditional.

http://www.acc.umu.se/~zqad/cats/1161382102-sandwich.b.jpg

Exception
04-29-2007, 04:28 PM
Oh yeah, bog!

And my all time favorite classic:
http://www.except.nl/overig/uploads/kittens/bike.jpg

jasonwestmas
04-29-2007, 07:07 PM
Hey wow, I want that orange cat!

Exception
04-29-2007, 08:13 PM
Hey wow, I want that orange cat!


Too bad.

He had an unfortunate accident.

http://www.except.nl/overig/uploads/kittens/invisble_bike_crash.jpg

Sarford
04-30-2007, 02:48 AM
Too bad.

He had an unfortunate accident.


OMFG that soo funny !! ROFLMAO

Iain
04-30-2007, 02:59 AM
Those poor invisible bike riding cats. But fear not, they will go to the Lord.

Bog
04-30-2007, 03:06 AM
That's how the tea-towel holder was designed, y'know.

http://www.david-louis.com/images/products/tea-rubber-16-lg.jpg

:edit: Only just noticed the... right... OK... well... ah. Iain? Yer bonkers! :D

cresshead
04-30-2007, 08:57 PM
is the cat out of the bag?:lwicon:

http://www.cresshead.com/wip/lw93.jpg

Stooch
04-30-2007, 09:11 PM
I hope this is not gonna go down in a dog-are-better/cats-are-better argument. Boards are full of these morons: windows is better/wors than OSX, republicans are better/wors then democ(r)ats, Maya is better/wors then LightWave, etc. etc.

by the way, what does femininely pharaisiacal mean?

hmm, ironic how you are the first to even get that notion. ever heard of self projection?

btw, cats are superior. :)

Andyjaggy
04-30-2007, 10:18 PM
This is a thread about cats. And how cats relate to LW. Nothing more.

Bytehawk
05-01-2007, 12:42 AM
cat avatar gettogether ? I just had to join in.....
:)

Stooch
05-01-2007, 08:13 AM
This is a thread about cats. And how cats relate to LW. Nothing more.

wow would have never guessed.

btw cats have no relationship to lw whatsoever.

cresshead
05-01-2007, 09:36 AM
...well....cats are cool....and lightwave is cool...so i see a link!
ha ha!

warrenwc
05-01-2007, 11:31 AM
Bytehawk:
I have to ask. Is that an original pic?
My wife talks to someone on a fitness forum with the same avatar.
Mrs. Bytehawk?

Sarford
05-01-2007, 11:43 AM
hmm, ironic how you are the first to even get that notion. ever heard of self projection?

btw, cats are superior. :)


Wow stooch, thank you so much for your insight, I'm a better person already!

Bytehawk
05-01-2007, 11:55 AM
Bytehawk:
I have to ask. Is that an original pic?
My wife talks to someone on a fitness forum with the same avatar.
Mrs. Bytehawk?

nope, sorry. My cat is black :)

Andyjaggy
05-01-2007, 11:58 AM
What do you mean there is no relationship between Lightwave and cats. I think you need to do some serious reflection and pondering on the subject.

jasonwestmas
05-01-2007, 12:20 PM
I used to have a cat that would tell me how good lightwave was and that I should keep on using it despite what the industry was saying.

warrenwc
05-01-2007, 12:21 PM
nope, sorry. My cat is black :)
Mine too!

Bytehawk
05-01-2007, 12:49 PM
that's one cute p-u-s-s-y cat you got there !

why is ***** cat not allowed ?

doimus
05-01-2007, 12:51 PM
I like psyched rabbits...

http://img102.imageshack.us/my.php?image=raymanravingrabbidswiifuv8.jpg

Andyjaggy
05-01-2007, 02:39 PM
Because it has more meanings then just referring to a cat.

R Haseltine
05-01-2007, 02:56 PM
So does "cat".

And what do you mean (those who say it) that cats have no relation to LW? Mine has produced some very interesting efects as he draped his tail across a modifier key while I was working....

KSTAR
05-01-2007, 03:01 PM
Does anyone know who the user who's avatar is a cat playing the bass guitar while tapping his paw, and bobbing its head to the beat?

That avatar cracks me up

tribbles
05-01-2007, 05:08 PM
Oh, go on then, I'll change my avatar to a picture of my two cats, Leela and Kif.

Andyjaggy
05-01-2007, 09:13 PM
Newtek is going to have a lot of disapointed customers if they don't implement the 'make cat' button in 9.3.

DogBoy
05-02-2007, 02:12 AM
Fine, if you have to have a cat to be hip, I'm in. Their is only one cat for me.

art
05-02-2007, 07:07 AM
I spotted this avatar on some other forum. Don't look if you suffer from epilepsy :cat:

iconoclasty
05-02-2007, 07:54 AM
OMG! My eyes!

jasonwestmas
05-02-2007, 10:00 AM
That was a really cool effect Art. It left me slightly nauseated however. :)

Andyjaggy
05-02-2007, 11:37 AM
Ouch. That is painful to look at.

art
05-02-2007, 11:46 AM
Let me just say that I find it very annoying too. But since we were on the subject of cats and avatars...

Signal to Noise
05-02-2007, 12:18 PM
I don't know about the rest of you but I've got a sudden craving for Vietnamese food!


;)

Andyjaggy
05-02-2007, 01:26 PM
Love Vietmanese food. Good stuff.

LightWuv
05-03-2007, 04:27 AM
Fine, if you have to have a cat to be hip, I'm in. Their is only one cat for me.

Great one! :thumbsup:

But slightly disturbing since your tag is DogBoy.

Each cat to his own fetishes, I suppose. :D

DogBoy
05-03-2007, 04:39 AM
Great one! :thumbsup:

But slightly disturbing since your tag is DogBoy. :D

Well bill qualifies as an honoury dog.

Are you infering I should change my tag to CatBoy? Shurely you jest?

DogBoy by name, DogBoy by nature. Cats are cool 'n all, but I prefer the slobbering eejits.

LightWuv
05-03-2007, 05:01 AM
Are you infering I should change my tag to CatBoy? Shurely you jest?

I guess I'm inferring that you started out cool, Bill added hipness, and the combination gives you that extra, slightly unsettling, edge? :D

But hey, I'm only a cute kitten so what do I know!

Bill for president!
Wuv

Matt
05-03-2007, 06:24 AM
I hate cats. Had to say! Dogs are much more fun!

;)

http://www.acc.umu.se/~zqad/cats/1168382483-116697181987097.b.jpg

gerry_g
05-03-2007, 06:57 AM
Dirty smelly things, and that's just the owners ;-)

shrox
05-03-2007, 08:27 AM
My kitty Jetboy, looking out the door of my old office waiting for me to come back from lunch.

shrox
05-03-2007, 08:33 AM
And the cutest kitty of all time, Timmy.

jasonwestmas
05-03-2007, 09:53 AM
Dirty smelly things, and that's just the owners ;-)

You have to change its litter box!

DogBoy
05-03-2007, 01:19 PM
I guess I'm inferring that you started out cool, Bill added hipness, and the combination gives you that extra, slightly unsettling, edge? :D

Aw, now you've made me blush.:D Thanks, you're pretty cool yourself.


Bill for president!
Wuv

He might be dead, but he still would make a great president! BILL POR PRESIDENTE! VIVA BILL, EL CONTRA-GATO MUERTO!!

Bog
05-03-2007, 05:18 PM
Ackpfffft!

Andyjaggy
05-05-2007, 06:15 PM
Speaking of cats my parents just scratched the he$% out of my hand yesterday. She gave me two big deep gashes on my thumb. I guess that is why you don't walk up to someone vacuuming while holding a cat.

badllarma
05-05-2007, 09:59 PM
In my former career we used to have a saying when it come to cats

"Over 30 yards from home and it's ours!" the damage they cause in UK to the local bird populations is terrible.

The 30 yards from home comes from an old law in the UK that relates to a cat that is more than 30 yards from home is classed as feral and in certain circumstances can be destroyed.
Sorry guys cats and my former career clashed on many occasions they lost every time.:devil:

Andyjaggy
05-05-2007, 10:54 PM
Poor little kitty cats.

cresshead
05-06-2007, 04:44 PM
what was your former 'career '?...sounds like a career i'd sooner not do!...mind you you did leave yeah!...
as for the damage the cats cause....to the bird population what about humans!?!....don't see them being culled enmass!:devil:

:D

TheGreatRaja
05-06-2007, 06:59 PM
happiness is a warm kitty

cresshead
05-06-2007, 08:19 PM
drat, double drat and tripple drat!...i so wish i could be that kitten!:D

badllarma
05-07-2007, 01:00 AM
Hi cresshead,
I was a Gamekeeper, our main problem was there was a special hospital near by and they allowed there patients / inmates to have cats as pets every so often they had a clear out a van would drive around the country lanes and dump all the now, not wanted cats, don't ask we why (I'm going back a good few years now so I would imagine in this day in age it has longed stopped).

It was usually the time we were releasing alot of our young game birds, we were also try to keep a breeding stock of Wild English partridge going as well, massive investment in changing farming practices , stopping pesticides etc.. the other birds and animals and even insects populations of course also benefit from this conservation methods, we are going back before it was trendy to be "green" BTW.

Needless to say releasing 10's of cat who have been used to being fed every day into a wild environment caused us major problems, Sitting English Partridge were very easy targets when they have young. And so the cats and us had a major difference of opinion.

Gamekeepers have a bad press of being a bunch of murdering bastards, which they do do in carrying out there jobs, but they are the original conservationist of the UK, hedgerows, woodland and large parts of the UK would look a lot different if it was not for the money the shooting brings into the rural economy.

With regards to dumping animals it still happens to this day with organizations who look after all things fluffy and cute gathering up city foxes then dumping them into the country side thinking they are doing them a favor, besides not being used to the environment they tend to be in very bad condition and carry disease the like of mange etc. they usually starve, get hit by cars on fast A roads and of course get shot.


Back to cats
So if you do keep cats give your local wildlife a fighting chance by giving them a collar with a bell. You can hear them and so can the local wildlife. :)

R Haseltine
05-07-2007, 05:54 AM
If you want to give the wildlife a warning you really need to find a way of fitting a bell to the cat's tail or rump - those are the bits that waggle when it's preparing to pounce. We have plenty of birds here, despite having had highly predatory cats - in our experience cats much prefer mice (they don't unsportingly fly away when you let go), and their numbers don't seem to be suffering either (more's the pity)

LightWuv
05-07-2007, 06:14 AM
Speaking of cats my parents just scratched the he$% out of my hand yesterday.

Dude, you have feral parents!


Wuv

Andyjaggy
05-07-2007, 10:12 AM
haha. Okay maybe I worded that badly :)

LightWuv
05-07-2007, 11:27 AM
haha. Okay maybe I worded that badly :)

Hey, it's more fun this way :thumbsup:

Wuv

cresshead
05-07-2007, 11:42 AM
first time i've seen the 5min posting/editing limit create a positive result!
funny!

Andyjaggy
05-07-2007, 12:17 PM
Well this is a rather unusual thread to begin with. I feel very proud of myself for starting it and spreading the feline love.

LightWuv
05-07-2007, 12:26 PM
Well this is a rather unusual thread to begin with. I feel very proud of myself for starting it and spreading the feline love.

As you should be :agree:

Hey, if you replace "Greeble Goodness" with "Spreading the feline love" your text/avatar combo will be way more unsettling than the Ackpfft <3 K9 DogBoy's got going :D

Ducks, weaves and scuttles for the hills,
Wuv

shrox
05-07-2007, 12:27 PM
...Back to cats
So if you do keep cats give your local wildlife a fighting chance by giving them a collar with a bell. You can hear them and so can the local wildlife. :)

Ours have a collar and bell, and they are neutered.

Andyjaggy
05-07-2007, 01:01 PM
Consider it done :D

Exception
05-07-2007, 01:43 PM
Cat thread: too little cats too much idle banter about shooting them.

Let me handle this...

http://www.except.nl/overig/uploads/kittens/kittenpile5du.jpg

shrox
05-07-2007, 03:18 PM
Ours have a collar and bell, and they are neutered.

Within 2 hours of posting that, I found one of the cat's bell and collar out in the yard...little brat!! Here is his picture in case you see him. You have my permission to yell at him.

DogBoy
05-07-2007, 04:48 PM
As you should be :agree:

Hey, if you replace "Greeble Goodness" with "Spreading the feline love" your text/avatar combo will be way more unsettling than the Ackpfft <3 K9 DogBoy's got going :D

Ducks, weaves and scuttles for the hills,
Wuv

:cry: You don't wuv me anymore. :devil:

jasonwestmas
05-07-2007, 06:17 PM
Cat thread: too little cats too much idle banter about shooting them.

Let me handle this...

http://www.except.nl/overig/uploads/kittens/kittenpile5du.jpg

Whoah! Now that's fuzzy!

LightWuv
05-08-2007, 06:41 AM
Consider it done :D

Now if you could just raise one eyebrow...


:cry: You don't wuv me anymore.

Awww :cat:

http://folk.uio.no/tyrs/temp/DogBoyNotCryPlz.jpg

And since Exception raises an exceptionally valid point, here is something for everyone:

http://folk.uio.no/tyrs/temp/LochCat.png

And my personal favorite, this one really exemplifies the nin in ninja:

http://folk.uio.no/tyrs/temp/NIN.jpg


Wuv (especially for DogBoy)

Andyjaggy
05-08-2007, 07:10 AM
Heres one for you.

tribbles
05-08-2007, 05:01 PM
Within 2 hours of posting that, I found one of the cat's bell and collar out in the yard...little brat!! Here is his picture in case you see him. You have my permission to yell at him.

Mine are frequently loosing theirs - or one of mine does. I've bought something like 7 collars in the past year. I did have one (rather odd) day when I had three people call me to say they'd found my cat's collar. Turned out they were different people with different collars (which I've kept as spares).

Bog
05-09-2007, 08:08 AM
Something went wrong in my brain today. Apologies.

http://www.imaginetix.co.uk/Images/Psychic_paper1.jpg

Exception
05-09-2007, 08:20 AM
Bog, where have you been man?
Practicing your invisibilityness?

Bog
05-09-2007, 08:25 AM
If I'm not on here, it's generally because I'm hard at work.

If I'm on here, it's generally because I'm waiting for a test render ;)

Weepul
05-10-2007, 12:52 PM
http://folk.uio.no/tyrs/temp/LochCat.png
Heh, heh... :D

borkus
05-13-2007, 12:35 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0BxDauqNo0 . way too funny. couple of familiar images mixed in there too.

Bytehawk
05-13-2007, 01:05 PM
ma! look, I'm on TV :)

ok, you should watch this then

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIqhUCZgwXQ

LightWuv
05-13-2007, 01:34 PM
ok, you should watch this then
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIqhUCZgwXQ

That's a classic. Almost seven and a half million views on youtube... dayum!

Wuv

irenderlw
05-13-2007, 05:41 PM
I have never used an avatar, but for this occasion...
A pic of my cat Paul (Affectionately called paultown..don't ask why)and done in a WB style. Has been a desktop pic for a week and this thread started...

Stooch
05-13-2007, 07:06 PM
i gotta say my avatar is superior. :)

shrox
05-13-2007, 07:33 PM
i gotta say my avatar is superior. :)

Would that be Data's cat, Spot?

bluerider
05-14-2007, 03:40 AM
I'm a dog person myself. Cats are so...self-centered...and femininely pharaisiacal.

I prefer polar bears myself.

sammael
05-14-2007, 06:03 AM
I hate cats, here in Australia they devastate the native wildlife... I guess you dont have to worry about that though in countries like the UK where all the native wildlife has been extinct for centuries.
I would take to every one I saw with a stick if I was more of a heartless bastard. :)

Iain
05-14-2007, 06:21 AM
that though in countries like the UK where all the native wildlife has been extinct for centuries.


What, like the dodo?

My cat killed a bird yesterday but you know what? That's nature-cats are pretty natural too.

DogBoy
05-14-2007, 07:03 AM
What, like the dodo?

My cat killed a bird yesterday but you know what? That's nature-cats are pretty natural too.

Not where an introduced animal decimates the native fauna. That is f***ed up.

We all love cats (and dogs, and Polar bears) but, like the rabbit, they are doing major harm to some environments.

Then again, isn't the dingo an introduced species? or have they found a niche as fully paid up aussie fauna now?

djlithium
05-14-2007, 07:05 AM
Kats are the best. Dogs are slimy and smell bad.
Kats are neat too. Like living furniture :) =^..^=

Iain
05-14-2007, 07:09 AM
Not where an introduced animal decimates the native fauna. That is f***ed up.

We all love cats (and dogs, and Polar bears) but, like the rabbit, they are doing major harm to some environments.


Well, that's the generally percieved view but other studies show that if a bird or rodent population were to be endangered by the small amounts cats kill, they would have died out long before now. We're always looking for scapegoats after we f**k up.
Man is the biggest culprit through destroying habitats and directly or indirectly wiping out species. And yes, we did introduce them but we're part of nature too-warts, pets and all.

djlithium
05-14-2007, 07:16 AM
Don't the french use live kittens to fish with in the ocean going after sharks?
Bastards!

bluerider
05-14-2007, 07:21 AM
Not where an introduced animal decimates the native fauna. That is f***ed up.

We all love cats (and dogs, and Polar bears) but, like the rabbit, they are doing major harm to some environments.

Then again, isn't the dingo an introduced species? or have they found a niche as fully paid up aussie fauna now?

PMSL........Aussie Fauna ?

Bytehawk
05-14-2007, 07:27 AM
you guys are gona love this : where I live, we have a cat-festival

http://www.purr-n-fur.org.uk/fabled/ypres/ypres.html

oDDity
05-14-2007, 07:43 AM
Who decided that pigs and sheep and cows, deer etc were to be hacked to bits for food, while dogs and cats and were to be fawned and drooled over and treated like a family member?
I don't agree with the keeping of pets, animals aren't toys, or surrogate children, and any imagined companionship is one way.
I would happily eat a dog as much as I eat other animals.
They are eaten regularly in many countries. Not cats, but only because they're too scrawny, I wouldn't be morally opposed to eating them either though.
It's a completely arbitrary distinction, and I hate the hypocritical nature of pet owners who aren't vegetarians, stroking and cuddling a favoured mammal with their right hand, while they gorge on the bloody flesh of another with thier left.

Qexit
05-14-2007, 07:43 AM
I hate cats, here in Australia they devastate the native wildlife... I guess you dont have to worry about that though in countries like the UK where all the native wildlife has been extinct for centuries.
I would take to every one I saw with a stick if I was more of a heartless bastard. :)Quite a puzzling combination of statements there. Cats hunt small to medium sized birds and small rodents. That would only account for a small part of the native Austraslian wildlife and the idea that they 'devastate' a section of it seems quite hard to believe. Can you expand on the problem a little ? I'm genuinely curious about this one.

The native wildlife of the UK is doing pretty well actually...apart from Red Squirrels and the various species under direct and indirect threat from humans, e.g. badgers could be wiped out just in case they are spreading bovine TB. What makes you think it's been extinct for centuries ?

sammael
05-14-2007, 07:45 AM
What, like the dodo?

My cat killed a bird yesterday but you know what? That's nature-cats are pretty natural too.

Maybe you should keep the thing inside, or have it put down...

bluerider
05-14-2007, 07:46 AM
It's a completely arbitrary distinction, and I hate the hypocritical nature of pet owners who aren't vegetarians, stroking and cuddling a favoured mammal with their right hand, while they gorge on the bloody flesh of another with thier left.
---------------------------------------

:) :) :) :) :) :) they have to use the other hand or they might get germs stroking with the same hand. Its a practical solution for pet strokers.

Iain
05-14-2007, 07:47 AM
Who decided that pigs and sheep and cows, deer etc were to be hacked to bits for food, while dogs and cats and were to be fawned and drooled over and treated like a family member?.

Well you try training a cow to bring you your slippers. Or getting a pig to round up your sheep (oh wait that happened in that bloody film didn't it?)

We favour and make pets of animals that will love us (or appear to love us anyway.)

Iain
05-14-2007, 07:48 AM
Maybe you should keep the thing inside, or have it put down...

OK, I will. Thanks for your help.

bluerider
05-14-2007, 07:54 AM
OK, I will. Thanks for your help.

Please don't consider putting the puddy Cat down. Make it wear a bell so Cock Robin doesn't become Epheral to quickly. :)

sammael
05-14-2007, 07:58 AM
Quite a puzzling combination of statements there. Cats hunt small to medium sized birds and small rodents. That would only account for a small part of the native Austraslian wildlife and the idea that they 'devastate' a section of it seems quite hard to believe. Can you expand on the problem a little ? I'm genuinely curious about this one.

The native wildlife of the UK is doing pretty well actually...apart from Red Squirrels and the various species under direct and indirect threat from humans, e.g. badgers could be wiped out just in case they are spreading bovine TB. What makes you think it's been extinct for centuries ?

Im talking about our family cat, which thankfully died. Which used to kill anything it could find, on occasion extremely endangered native marsupials.
The feral cat problem in Australia is common knowledge here. There are certain animals which simply can not protect themselves from cats but have no native predators appart from owl's and other birds of prey. Im not going to go into massive detail to explain myself but im sure you could find some info on the web if you were truly interested.

It was more of a jibe about the UK wildlife although im sure there were many more species centuries ago, afterall you dont exactly have any substantial wilderness left.

sammael
05-14-2007, 08:00 AM
OK, I will. Thanks for your help.

ROFL :D

bluerider
05-14-2007, 08:02 AM
Im talking about our family cat, which thankfully died. Which used to kill anything it could find, on occasion extremely endangered native marsupials.
The feral cat problem in Australia is common knowledge here. There are certain animals which simply can not protect themselves from cats but have no native predators appart from owl's and other birds of prey. Im not going to go into massive detail to explain myself but im sure you could find some info on the web if you were truly interested.

It was more of a jibe about the UK wildlife although im sure there were many more species centuries ago, afterall you dont exactly have any substantial wilderness left.

That explains why Britian doesn't have any wolves or Bears roaming around anymore, those pesky cats. :D

sammael
05-14-2007, 08:06 AM
Yeah it was probably the lions that took those out centuries ago.

bluerider
05-14-2007, 08:08 AM
Yeah it was probably the lions that took those out centuries ago.

Well, the lions didn't do a very good job against the Australian rugby team, I can't see then taking out a bunch of Bears or wolves?

sammael
05-14-2007, 08:17 AM
[QUOTE=]Quite a puzzling combination of statements there. Cats hunt small to medium sized birds and small rodents. That would only account for a small part of the native Austraslian wildlife and the idea that they 'devastate' a section of it seems quite hard to believe.[QUOTE]

I guess its alright if they wipe out a small part then... the extinction of a native species even just one species is a high price to pay in my opinion.

You'll find it hard to believe but theres a toad which devastates native Australian fauna as well. Or should I say has a "serious negative effect on", im sure you get the picture despite the use of language.

bluerider
05-14-2007, 08:21 AM
sammael,
Yeah...the frog was introduced to hunt a certain species in Australia but ended up ignoring the creature it was meant to eat but ended up eating everything else instead.

I watched a nature program about that, it was one nasty toad and quite large. Theres nothing indiginous in Australia that wants to eat it.

We need to produce a visual of a killer toad, maybe someone can model it in LightWave? :)

LightWuv
05-14-2007, 09:38 AM
you guys are gona love this : where I live, we have a cat-festival http://www.purr-n-fur.org.uk/fabled/ypres/ypres.html

What? Suddenly Belgium is cool? When did this happen? :D


Wuv
(kidding from Norway; 4ss-end of Europe)

cresshead
05-14-2007, 09:53 AM
compare what damage cats do re wildlife to humans have done in the last few thousand years and i think that there's a few million humans in need of a ''cull':thumbsup: :D...excluding ''me'' of course!

sammael
05-14-2007, 10:45 AM
sammael,
Yeah...the frog was introduced to hunt a certain species in Australia but ended up ignoring the creature it was meant to eat but ended up eating everything else instead.

I watched a nature program about that, it was one nasty toad and quite large. Theres nothing indiginous in Australia that wants to eat it.

We need to produce a visual of a killer toad, maybe someone can model it in LightWave? :)

Yeah cane toads are truly disgusting, you can run over one in a car so its guts come out its mouth and it will just suck them back up and hopp away :)
First one I ever saw it revolted me so much that I wacked it with a huge stick, it made this sort of hollow thwacking sound, the toad just looked at me in slight irritation and then hopped away. The bastards are indestructable.

Iain
05-14-2007, 10:48 AM
Yeah cane toads are truly disgusting, you can run over one in a car so its guts come out its mouth and it will just suck them back up and hopp away :)
First one I ever saw it revolted me so much that I wacked it with a huge stick, it made this sort of hollow thwacking sound, the toad just looked at me in slight irritation and then hopped away. The bastards are indestructable.

Now I understand your concerns over cats destroying the Australian environment. You are a true champion of nature preservation.

sammael
05-14-2007, 10:52 AM
eeeewwwww, you could make a hand bag out of the bottom one.

http://img376.imageshack.us/img376/7161/toad1aq4.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img389.imageshack.us/img389/8043/canetoad22028medium29vz1.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

sammael
05-14-2007, 10:54 AM
Now I understand your concerns over cats destroying the Australian environment. You are a true champion of nature preservation.

ooooh yeah!

Qexit
05-14-2007, 11:00 AM
Who decided that pigs and sheep and cows, deer etc were to be hacked to bits for food, while dogs and cats and were to be fawned and drooled over and treated like a family member?But it wasn't an arbitrary decision :) Pigs, sheep, cows and deer were a great source of meat while dogs and cats had other uses...originally. Dogs were useful for hunting and guard duties, not something you could readily train pigs, sheep, cows, etc. to do. Cats were very useful for removing pesky rodents...you didn't even need to feed them ! All they 'asked for' in return was a warm dry place to live and a bit of fuss every now and again (the latter probably wasn't part of the original deal). Don't forget that humans are the ultimate users. We have a tendency to use animals for whatever purpose suits us best at any given time.

I don't agree with the keeping of pets, animals aren't toys, or surrogate children, and any imagined companionship is one way.In your opinion. It all depends on how you view companionship I suppose.

It's a completely arbitrary distinction, and I hate the hypocritical nature of pet owners who aren't vegetarians, stroking and cuddling a favoured mammal with their right hand, while they gorge on the bloody flesh of another with thier left.Why is keeping a pet while still eating meat hypocritical ? Are you suggesting that the only options available are to treat all animals as either food or domestic pets with nothing in-between where some animals are raised to be eaten while others provide companionship ? Thats like saying everyone on the planet is your deadly enemy or everyone is your best friend and it's impossible to have both friends and enemies.

Please read my tag line and think about it :D

shrox
05-14-2007, 11:02 AM
Who decided that pigs and sheep and cows, deer etc were to be hacked to bits for food, while dogs and cats and were to be fawned and drooled over and treated like a family member?
I don't agree with the keeping of pets, animals aren't toys, or surrogate children, and any imagined companionship is one way.
I would happily eat a dog as much as I eat other animals.
They are eaten regularly in many countries. Not cats, but only because they're too scrawny, I wouldn't be morally opposed to eating them either though.
It's a completely arbitrary distinction, and I hate the hypocritical nature of pet owners who aren't vegetarians, stroking and cuddling a favoured mammal with their right hand, while they gorge on the bloody flesh of another with thier left.

It is believed that wolves actually chose us. So I guess they decided.

Qexit
05-14-2007, 11:09 AM
Yeah cane toads are truly disgusting, you can run over one in a car so its guts come out its mouth and it will just suck them back up and hopp away :)Ah, now Cane Toads I know about and they really are a menace to virtually every other species in Australia. They eat anything and have no enemies that can successfully keep their population down. The poison they carry is lethal and very fast acting so other predators have not learned either to avoid them or to come up with a way of disposing of them that allows them to be safely eaten. Though I seem to remember reading a while back that one bird had worked out that turning them on their back and only devouring the underside was safe. I was in Australia in 1999 and while nature conservation was being promoted everywhere at the time...a special exception was made for Cane Toads. You could kill as many of them as you wanted...and be thanked for it !

Qexit
05-14-2007, 11:12 AM
It is believed that wolves actually chose us. So I guess they decided....and if a wolf decided to be nice to you rather than attack, kill and eat you would you argue :D

sammael
05-14-2007, 11:16 AM
Ah, now Cane Toads I know about and they really are a menace to virtually every other species in Australia. They eat anything and have no enemies that can successfully keep their population down. The poison they carry is lethal and very fast acting so other predators have not learned either to avoid them or to come up with a way of disposing of them that allows them to be safely eaten. Though I seem to remember reading a while back that one bird had worked out that turning them on their back and only devouring the underside was safe. I was in Australia in 1999 and while nature conservation was being promoted everywhere at the time...a special exception was made for Cane Toads. You could kill as many of them as you wanted...and be thanked for it !
They have recently found a type of parasite that naturally occurs in native frogs, apparently it eats the toads from the inside out. The problem now is that the toads migrate so fast that it parasite cant keep up with the healthy population. Although it does help in the heavily infested areas, there are also concearns that the parasite may be introduced by the toads into the native frog population where it did not previously exist. We just cant win it seems.

parm
05-14-2007, 11:19 AM
Yeah cane toads are truly disgusting, you can run over one in a car so its guts come out its mouth and it will just suck them back up and hopp away :)
First one I ever saw it revolted me so much that I wacked it with a huge stick, it made this sort of hollow thwacking sound, the toad just looked at me in slight irritation and then hopped away. The bastards are indestructable.

Bigger Cats should sort that problem out

sammael
05-14-2007, 11:20 AM
I should correct myself, this is something that has begun to occur within the toad population naturally, not by human interference. It was only recently that it was discovered by uni students in Sydney.

sammael
05-14-2007, 11:21 AM
Bigger Cats should sort that problem out

We could kill two birds with one stone... the toads are poisonous :)

sammael
05-14-2007, 11:29 AM
I must say I do like your cat though pram, it has a very nice clean wireframe.

parm
05-14-2007, 11:33 AM
I must say I do like your cat though pram, it has a very nice clean wireframe.

Thank you


We could kill two birds with one stone... the toads are poisonous

Are even just their legs poisonous?

Marvin Miller
05-14-2007, 05:24 PM
Actually, I think the introduction of rabbits in Australia caused much of the destruction of habitat.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rabbits_in_Australia

(I haven't read the entire thread, sorry if this was already brought up.)

And for the record, as far as owning pets, I should be picking up an Alaskan Malamute this week. :D

Andyjaggy
05-14-2007, 05:34 PM
I think Oddity needs a soft warm cat to curl up on his lap. Might do him good ;)

sammael
05-15-2007, 01:06 AM
I canged my avatar for you guys, I hope you like my beautiful kitty cat.
Thats what unfortunately happened to him after I discovered he was killing native animals.

Iain
05-15-2007, 01:53 AM
I canged my avatar for you guys, I hope you like my beautiful kitty cat.
Thats what unfortunately happened to him after I discovered he was killing native animals.

That's quite a few times now you've referred to yourself killing or maiming animals.
Cats kill animals they don't need to eat through instinct. Humans do it through personality disorders or for morally unsound financial gain.

Bog
05-15-2007, 02:04 AM
I could be all delicate and upset thinking about one of my cats who I had to bury last year, decomposing away in her little hole in the back garden, but I'll just say "Ew" instead.

sammael
05-15-2007, 02:15 AM
That's quite a few times now you've referred to yourself killing or maiming animals.
Cats kill animals they don't need to eat through instinct. Humans do it through personality disorders or for morally unsound financial gain.

Actually I never killed anything in my life apart from a few fish that I caught. A dog pulled that cat out from under my parents house a few years ago, I kept it for making textures & because I think its cool.
Maybe you should get a sense of humour :)

Iain
05-15-2007, 02:25 AM
I've had a sense of humour for quite some years now but it only kicks in when it happens on things which are 'funny'.

You've talked about killing cats and hitting toads with sticks for no reason other than hatred so what conclusion should I come to about you?

Oh hang on-I forgot you made a few hilarious comments about a lack of any wildlife or natural habitats in the UK. That's so true.
The mountain ranges, glens and lochs that used to draw people from all over the world to the Scottish Highlands and Islands are all gone (no trace!)
The Lake and Peak Districts just disappeard a few decades ago along with all their teeming wildlife. Ireland and Wales, they're like Mega City 1 nowadays-no rambling open spaces with lush, green vegetation. (Sorry if I leave anywhere obvious out!)

It's not Australia but it's not too bad actually :)

sammael
05-15-2007, 02:35 AM
Im sorry to have offended you so deeply. Still peoples sense of humour differ greatly im sorry you find mine so sadistic.
The comment about the UK habbitats was probably in bad taste I do have a bad habbit of offending people to strike up some discussion. Im glad to know that there are some habbitats in the UK which have not been destroyed but I still think the native flaura & fauna would have been much more diverse some centuries ago. Its unfortunate that we humans destroy so much.

Stooch
05-15-2007, 03:56 AM
any other corpses you are hanging on to by any chance? you know, ive been really short on dead organic matter textures lately...

sammael
05-15-2007, 04:09 AM
I have a Cane toad skin pouch which I have used for textures on numerous occasions, unfortunantly thats about it.

art
05-15-2007, 06:24 AM
BTW, the recently released on DVD Planet Earth from Discovery/BBC is simply beautiful.

bluerider
05-15-2007, 06:36 AM
Actually, I think the introduction of rabbits in Australia caused much of the destruction of habitat.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rabbits_in_Australia

(I haven't read the entire thread, sorry if this was already brought up.)

And for the record, as far as owning pets, I should be picking up an Alaskan Malamute this week. :D

As long as it doesn't eat Dobermanns ? :D

art
05-15-2007, 06:47 AM
is it good time for Monty Python reference?

Marvin Miller
05-15-2007, 09:00 AM
is it good time for Monty Python reference?

NOBODY expects the Spanish Inquisition!

46309

The Planet Earth series was spectacular, even on standard definition.

Graham, I'm more worried about yours going after mine! :D (It's a three hour ride from Houston, so I hope they get along.)

bluerider
05-15-2007, 09:13 AM
My dog can be pretty nasty, though she does fool people with tthe puppy brown eyes. Don't worry, she gonna be wearing a muzzle, she only head butts then :D

mrunion
05-15-2007, 10:41 AM
I'll bet it was cats that wiped out the dinosaurs as well! That big asteriod was just a story made up by mice-lovin' scientists. In reality they know it was the ferrel feline that wiped out the big lizards. They'd attack in packs and bring those leaf-eaters to the ground! When those died out they started on the meat eaters. Pretty soon the disonaurs had to grow wings and fly to stay alive. Didn't fool the cats though -- they'll still take them birds down when they can!

OK, I'm just kidding. Don't get too uptight!

bluerider
05-15-2007, 12:15 PM
I'll bet it was cats that wiped out the dinosaurs as well! That big asteriod was just a story made up by mice-lovin' scientists. In reality they know it was the ferrel feline that wiped out the big lizards. They'd attack in packs and bring those leaf-eaters to the ground! When those died out they started on the meat eaters. Pretty soon the disonaurs had to grow wings and fly to stay alive. Didn't fool the cats though -- they'll still take them birds down when they can!

OK, I'm just kidding. Don't get too uptight!

No I like your story. I using your idea for the premise of a new truth revealing novell, The Da Feline Code. I'll use a Pseudemium, Dill Whiskers Brown

parm
05-15-2007, 12:59 PM
mrunion

Brilliant :D

LightWuv
05-16-2007, 12:26 AM
xkcd delivers again... :D

Wuv

(His website is at www.xkcd.com)

musick
05-16-2007, 01:13 AM
Nothing wrong with a bit a kitty eh ;P

Bog
05-16-2007, 03:10 AM
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/fourier.jpg

LightWuv
05-16-2007, 04:36 AM
For those of us who are just here for the kittens:

Fourier transform

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This article specifically discusses Fourier transformation of functions on the real line; for other kinds of Fourier transformation, see Fourier analysis and list of Fourier-related transforms.

In mathematics, the Fourier transform is a certain linear operator that maps functions to other functions. Loosely speaking, the Fourier transform decomposes a function into a continuous spectrum of its frequency components, and the inverse transform synthesizes a function from its spectrum of frequency components. A useful analogy is the relationship between a series of pure notes (the frequency components) and a musical chord (the function itself). In mathematical physics, the Fourier transform of a signal x(t) can be thought of as that signal in the "frequency domain." This is similar to the basic idea of the various other Fourier transforms including the Fourier series of a periodic function. (See also fractional Fourier transform and linear canonical transform for generalizations.)

Wuv
What's the frequency, kittah

Bog
05-16-2007, 04:40 AM
I thought everyone knew that.

LightWuv
05-16-2007, 06:37 AM
I thought everyone knew that.

Well, :cat:, dude!


Wuv ;)

Bog
05-16-2007, 07:32 AM
;d

R Haseltine
05-16-2007, 01:41 PM
Surely that was a Furrier transform?

shrox
05-16-2007, 04:18 PM
Here is what kitty would do...they get kinda punchy.

Andyjaggy
05-16-2007, 09:30 PM
Fourier transformation are so Lightwave 7.5.

druitre
05-19-2007, 02:38 PM
I so love mr Sammael ranting about non-indigenous lifeforms messing up the Australian continent. Except if he's aboriginal, in which case he has every right to.

cresshead
05-19-2007, 02:59 PM
nothing's indigenous... anywhere on earth due to evolution and continental plates drifting...currently we ruin/develop/butcher/enhance the dry bits...we used to ruin the wet bits when our previous forms were fish or the organic soup we sprang from and we're currently doing quite well trying to change the atmosphere but i think the sun has more say in that than our feeble efforts to set us on a course for disaster...as for cats and the harm they do to wildlife well we're in a survival of the fittest...either the wildlife need to get smart and stop being eaten or they don't deserve to be here...'end of' as they say!

sammael
05-19-2007, 03:13 PM
I so love mr Sammael ranting about non-indigenous lifeforms messing up the Australian continent. Except if he's aboriginal, in which case he has every right to.

Just because I am passionate about rare animals being killed by cats does not mean I feel the same way about humanitarian issues. I was simply pointing out why I dont like cats much... Well ok maybe I got carried away but im sure we are all guilty of that from time to time.


either the wildlife need to get smart and stop being eaten or they don't deserve to be here.
What a sad attitude.

Bog
05-19-2007, 03:32 PM
Cats beat indiginous life, because indiginous life lacks laser bracelets.

http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2007/04/pew-pew-pew.jpg

druitre
05-19-2007, 03:32 PM
What I mean is that the cats are only in Australia because Europeans took them there. You're only there because Europeans took their criminals there. And humans are animals in all respects, except one, which happens to be the one respect that makes them the only animals that can be held responsible for what they do.

Cresshead: of course, the wildlife can also get smart and start being eaten more by us, ending up in massive numbers that way. Like cows, the truly smart ones.

sammael
05-19-2007, 04:30 PM
What I mean is that the cats are only in Australia because Europeans took them there. You're only there because Europeans took their criminals there. And humans are animals in all respects, except one, which happens to be the one respect that makes them the only animals that can be held responsible for what they do.

I could'nt agree more but I still dont like cats much, except those ones with no fur :)
Sure they're cute and stuff but I would rather not put up with one if it means I have to put up with it dragging endangered creatures into my house with their guts spilling out.

Bog
05-20-2007, 04:15 AM
http://www.alien.it/gfx/usmcpatch-6.jpg

manholoz
05-20-2007, 09:41 AM
Ok, I just broke up with my girlfriend, so I can enter the kitty-avatar craze without dire consequences.

LightWuv
05-20-2007, 01:14 PM
Sorry to hear it, manholoz, but that's a cool avatar though! :)

Wuv

voriax
05-20-2007, 06:42 PM
You're only there because Europeans took their criminals there.

Would you mind not making broad statements about our nation's history? Stereotypes endorsed by The Simpsons don't go down well anywhere.
Also, if you don't live here, please don't feel the need to comment about the politics of what happened with the "native population".
Thanks.

cresshead
05-20-2007, 08:31 PM
Just because I am passionate about rare animals being killed by cats does not mean I feel the same way about humanitarian issues. I was simply pointing out why I dont like cats much... Well ok maybe I got carried away but im sure we are all guilty of that from time to time.


What a sad attitude.

it's not an attitude it's 'nature'...survival of the fittest:thumbsup:

we're the current dominant species on earth..we're the fittest so we do what we want and no other animal has much/any of a say against us......

survival of the fittest ..doesn't mean the 'best' either...

example:-

say there was a species of naturally overweight animals that carried alot of fat on them...during normal times the'yd not be seen as the dominant species
but during a time of extreem food shortage or climate change to a much colder period they maybe the ones to survive that period best...they in that time would be the fittest or most able to survive whereas more lean animal maynot make it thru..

cats didn't build ships and sail themselves across the oceans to other continents...cats didn't domesticate themselves...cats didn't throw themselves out from the home they were introduced into....no humans did that!...if you have a annoyance with cats killing wildlife you should really be mad at yourself and your fellow humans!:D

sammael
05-20-2007, 09:19 PM
Nah this is the statement I was reffering to... it's a sad attitude on your part.


either the wildlife need to get smart and stop being eaten or they don't deserve to be here...

I am fully aware how cats came to be on this continent.

cresshead
05-20-2007, 09:38 PM
I totally agree then!:agree: ..we live in a far from 'ideal world'...millions of people starving in parts of the world whilst other parts have huge amounts of the population who are obease with an almost zero prospect of that changing for the better..sad indeed.

cresshead
05-20-2007, 10:06 PM
ohh...back on topic about cat avatars, sammael i've put you on my ignore list not because of anything you have to say,some of your points are quite interesting and your certainly a very capable modeler but that's the only way i can disable seeing that dead cat head picture avatar of yours...just doesn't look nice being displayed whist i browse thru the forums eating my tea.

hope you understand

steve g

sammael
05-20-2007, 11:21 PM
ohh...back on topic about cat avatars, sammael i've put you on my ignore list not because of anything you have to say,some of your points are quite interesting and your certainly a very capable modeler but that's the only way i can disable seeing that dead cat head picture avatar of yours...just doesn't look nice being displayed whist i browse thru the forums eating my tea.

hope you understand

steve g

:D wow is it realy that offensve?... someone else will have to answer that cos the guy is ignoring me. Its prety cool in real life, 100% mumafied.
But seriously if people find it overly vulgar I would be happy to change my avatar. 8~

voriax
05-20-2007, 11:38 PM
:D wow is it realy that offensve?... someone else will have to answer that cos the guy is ignoring me. Its prety cool in real life, 100% mumafied.
But seriously if people find it overly vulgar I would be happy to change my avatar. 8~

Hm, I'm usually the last person to whine about something like this, but yeah it is a bit off for a forum like this..
I want to see nice avatars here, not bizarre stuff.
Says he who has no avatar :D

sammael
05-21-2007, 12:08 AM
It did'nt even occur to me that people might be so put off buy it. Anyway sorted.

voriax
05-21-2007, 12:42 AM
Oh god, that one's even uglier!

:D
Cute.

druitre
05-21-2007, 01:59 AM
Hi Voriax, I don't know that episode of the Simpsons. By mentioning the fact that the english used Australia initially as a place to send their (perceived) criminals to, I wasn't inferring anything about australians living today. It was a remark about human behavior as opposed to animals.


Also, if you don't live here, please don't feel the need to comment about the politics of what happened with the "native population".

Thanks, but I think I can decide about that myself.

Bog
05-21-2007, 03:33 AM
It did'nt even occur to me that people might be so put off buy it. Anyway sorted.

*koff* I did say at the time. Anyway, regardless, thank you for putting a less icky avatar on. 'Preciate it.

R Haseltine
05-21-2007, 07:08 AM
cats didn't domesticate themselves

Are you absolutely sure about that? Some of those Egyptians in tomb paintings do look a bit dazed, and I've long suspected that the different facing of body and head they show was the result of all the times they watched a soon-to-be-domesticated cat zip past and onto the bed

sammael
05-21-2007, 09:00 AM
Oh god, that one's even uglier!

:D
Cute.

:( look at him he's cute as can be.

parm
05-21-2007, 09:36 AM
cats didn't domesticate themselves...

I think you'll find, that Cats in fact. Did train Humans to do their bidding.

The rest of what you said, I agree with :)

cresshead
05-21-2007, 10:13 AM
hi
thanks for updating your avatar, much nicer to look at now.

steve g

art
05-21-2007, 10:23 AM
That mummified cat was not all that bad, but the new one is cuter.
I wonder what are the largest and the smallest (adult) domestic cats.
Are there cat versions of chihuahuas and great danes?

manholoz
05-21-2007, 08:21 PM
Sorry to hear it, manholoz, but that's a cool avatar though! :)

Wuv

Thank you!
I drew it myself. Should take a picture of my own kitties though...

LightWuv
05-22-2007, 02:31 AM
Thank you!
I drew it myself. Should take a picture of my own kitties though...

Why don't you take a photo, write something funny on it, and post it in this thread? :D

Wuv
The one with all the original ideas

nlightuk
05-22-2007, 03:04 AM
Who decided that pigs and sheep and cows, deer etc were to be hacked to bits for food, while dogs and cats and were to be fawned and drooled over and treated like a family member?

Agreed. I also feel the same way about horses...


I don't agree with the keeping of pets, animals aren't toys, or surrogate children, and any imagined companionship is one way.

Not the case, in my experience. This is especially true of cats - a dog will hang around just for a free feed, but piss off a cat, and they tend to either attack or leave!


I would happily eat a dog as much as I eat other animals. They are eaten regularly in many countries. Not cats, but only because they're too scrawny, I wouldn't be morally opposed to eating them either though.

Cats are also eaten, not just dogs. China, Korea, the Philippines, Thailand are all examples...

Also, people regularly eat rabbits still, and yet they are just as scrawny as cats.

Historically cats have been eaten in the West. Tales of cat-eating are nothing new and can be found in Charles Dickens’ "The Pickwick Papers" (1836/7) where Sam Weller tells Mr. Pickwick that he’s heard about pies made from kittens being sold on the London streets as ordinary meat pies.

In 1885 an English newspaper reported the story of a woman convicted of trapping and butchering cats and selling them to people as rabbit meat. But as an anecdotal aside - my grandfather was a public health inspector during WWII, and had to investigate local butcher who had sold a "rabbit" to a woman. Turned out he'd been killing the local feral tomcats selling them on as rabbit. Difference is, I don't think his customers were necessarily aware of what they were buying! This was not an uncommon practise during the war, and cats sometimes earned themselves the nickname "roof-rabbits". Once the paws, head and tail are removed, the only way to distinguish cat from rabbit or hare is by looking at the processus hamatus of the scapula. In the cat, this should have a processus suprahamatus (to get technical on ya, 'cos I know how you love your anatomy, Oddity!)

The main reason for not eating cats is that they are totally carnivorous, and as such their flesh has a range of toxins in it that herbivore flesh doesn't have.


It's a completely arbitrary distinction, and I hate the hypocritical nature of pet owners who aren't vegetarians, stroking and cuddling a favoured mammal with their right hand, while they gorge on the bloody flesh of another with thier left.

Well this vegetarian pet owner (yep, a cat too!) is safe from your ire then! phew!!! Owning a cat also entitles me to post in this most elevated of threads, without fear of hijacking it :)

BTW Sammael, I know what you mean about cats in Aus. When I emmigrate later this year, mine is being rehomed so the "Aussie fauna" is safe from her - anyway, she's nearly 12 and hates the hot weather, and I can't put her through a Queensland summer two months after she arrives!

hrgiger
05-22-2007, 04:17 AM
Hmm, do people really hold or cuddle their animals in one hand and gorge on animals with the other? Because if I ever tried that, my dog would also try to gorge on the animal as well. And why do animals have to be bloody, why can't they be medium well?
I would keep a cow as a pet. I love cows, they're beautiful animals. But I also know they are pretty darn tasty. And in the end though, I have teeth that were designed to grind and tear both plant and animal and I use them accordingly.

DogBoy
05-22-2007, 04:54 AM
Cats are also eaten, not just dogs. China, Korea, the Philippines, Thailand are all examples...

Also, people regularly eat rabbits still, and yet they are just as scrawny as cats.

Historically cats have been eaten in the West. Tales of cat-eating are nothing new and can be found in Charles Dickens’ "The Pickwick Papers" (1836/7) where Sam Weller tells Mr. Pickwick that he’s heard about pies made from kittens being sold on the London streets as ordinary meat pies.


It is also why rabbits are traditionally sold with their feet and heads. Without them you can't tell them apart from cats, and which folks quite often got sold instead.

Andyjaggy
05-22-2007, 08:23 AM
I've eaten horse before. It wasn't anything special, just tasted like chicken.

Iain
05-22-2007, 08:36 AM
I've eaten horse before. It wasn't anything special, just tasted like chicken.

I'm afraid I can go one worse than that.

Not something I talk about much but my best friend and I got stranded in the Campsies once and I got so hungry I was forced to try and eat one of his arse cheeks.
We'd eaten a curry less than an hour before, however, so his reflexes were still reasonably sharp and he caught me a beauty between the eyes with a crampon.

We shook hands and went home after that and both lived to tell the tale. Take care on those hills lads.

druitre
05-22-2007, 01:28 PM
I've eaten horse before. It wasn't anything special, just tasted like chicken.

Yeh... butchers usually keep the head and the legs on because otherwise horses are undistinguishable from chickens.

sammael
05-22-2007, 04:22 PM
BTW Sammael, I know what you mean about cats in Aus. When I emmigrate later this year, mine is being rehomed so the "Aussie fauna" is safe from her - anyway, she's nearly 12 and hates the hot weather, and I can't put her through a Queensland summer two months after she arrives!

Good im glad someone does, im sure the native Marsupials in your back yard will appreciate it.

cresshead
05-22-2007, 06:01 PM
hey since we're on about cats...had to make one in zbrush 3 which arrived tonight!

http://www.cresshead.com/wip/zbrush_cat.jpg


:thumbsup: :D

LightWuv
05-23-2007, 08:06 PM
Why, :cat: there!

:thumbsup:

Wuv

cresshead
05-23-2007, 09:02 PM
need to make a full cat model now!...maybe a 'hellcat'..your typical z brush monster[seems 95% of z brush models are monsters/goblins/ogres/trolls]

i'll have a play over the weekend and drum up some nightmare kitty!

Andyjaggy
05-23-2007, 11:09 PM
Looking forward to it. Nightmare kitty.

sammael
05-24-2007, 04:38 AM
I have a good reference but i don think you have the stomach for it ;)

jameswillmott
05-24-2007, 07:01 AM
I've eaten horse before. It wasn't anything special, just tasted like chicken.

I've tried camel, emu, crocodile and kangaroo. Camel is the king of meats so far, but then I haven't tried cat yet. :D

art
05-24-2007, 07:13 AM
Hare pate is quite good

CMT
05-24-2007, 10:10 AM
A couple of my Mexican buddies made some goat meat tacos.... never again.... worst meat there is.

Iain
05-24-2007, 10:16 AM
A couple of my Mexican buddies made some goat meat tacos.... never again.... worst meat there is.

Goats are only good for their pelt. I have a nice cashmere sweater, but now that my hair's greying, I just drape the arms over my shoulders, like those rich guys you see getting off yachts.

Although to get back on topic, my cats are fond of a drop of goats milk.

LightWuv
05-24-2007, 12:28 PM
Pew pew pew!

Sorry, I just kinda got stuck on this one. My friends are getting very tired of it.

Pew! :D


http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2007/04/pew-pew-pew.jpg

Pew pew pew,
Wuv

bluerider
05-24-2007, 01:32 PM
LightWuv,
I'm not tired of that image in the slightest. I chuckled repeatedly, again and again.

However according to my work chums this is no compliment and find my chuckling a bit worrying.

Bog
05-24-2007, 03:23 PM
Pew pew pew!

LightWuv
05-24-2007, 04:57 PM
Pew pew pew!

Ouch!

Wuv

cresshead
05-24-2007, 08:46 PM
CATFOOD!:D

http://www.cresshead.com/wip/fish_no_chips.jpg

Titus
05-24-2007, 09:43 PM
A couple of my Mexican buddies made some goat meat tacos.... never again.... worst meat there is.

Mhhh, well here in this country if it moves... it's food. Not meat but I've eaten crickets (taste like lemon), escalmoles (ant larvae, really good), fried maguey maggots (delicious), escargot (of course), and am sure something scapes to my mind.

I was born in Chile during convoluted times and horse meat was the best option for animal protein. I can't remember the taste but seems to be really nutritive. My grandmother had to eat cat and dog during the Spanish civil war, I'm sorry :o .