New pet: Bumbus

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Re: New pet: Bumbus

Post by Huggles » 29 Nov 2009 05:38 am

It's not bad for what it is. It's a chubby, cute, big-butted bee thing with a face not quite like any buggy thing I've ever seen. It also looks more like the chibi version of something else. Mostly, my lot is tossed in with everyone wondering why this when there's millions of buggy critters out there to choose from. Which brings up my original beef with Subeta's species redundancy.I'll give kudos for at least not picking a furry cat/bunny/dog thing, but I'd rather have a scorpion/spider/mantis thing.

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Re: New pet: Bumbus

Post by Seerow » 29 Nov 2009 05:53 am

If someone wanted a cute chibi bug pet, I'm sure they love this. As someone who neither likes chibi nor bugs, I'll never own one and it doesn't really do anything for me. Field and Marsh have lovely colors though.

Still, it's great to see a new species and the blue building get some use! And the bee thing Luxe said works well for the reasoning, as well as any pet in the Blue Building would I imagine.
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Re: New pet: Bumbus

Post by Faun » 29 Nov 2009 10:28 am

hang on....If this looks like a chibi version. then what would the chibi version look like?
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Re: New pet: Bumbus

Post by Sunwolf » 29 Nov 2009 10:42 am

fluffy-emo-wolf wrote:hang on....If this looks like a chibi version. then what would the chibi version look like?
Bee larvae. It would totally redeem this thing.

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Re: New pet: Bumbus

Post by Faun » 29 Nov 2009 10:58 am

That would be so cool! an awesome Idea.
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Re: New pet: Bumbus

Post by Griffin » 29 Nov 2009 05:53 pm

Now that is cute. I'm scared to imagine how much bigger the real chibi Bumbus' eyes and head are going to be.

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Re: New pet: Bumbus

Post by ZomgethMew » 29 Nov 2009 06:14 pm

Cranberry wrote:Wow, ZomgethMew, that's some constructive criticism right there. What are your problems with the pet? If it's not your personal taste, fine... I think it's cute but wouldn't own one, myself, as I prefer mammalian pets. It's well-drawn, though, so I don't see how you can say it's awful and Pie's not even trying. Care to elaborate?
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No, no, I didn't mean the artist wasn't trying x'D I mean, the pet. Sure, it's welldrawn, but.. it looks too cutesy >3< Sure, it's not my personal taste anyway, but I like the Illumis just fine and I wouldn't.. really call /that/ my personal taste, so.. ^^; I dunno. It just looks like something you'd see in a kid's show.

..though, I'd like to see what they do with it for the Bloodred and Graveyard colours. Could be interesting. But yeah, I.. wasn't trying to give constructive criticism o__o; Just voicing my opinions on it.
edit; I'll agree that I'm thankful for another insect instead of a cat/dog/dragon, though. Way too many of those on Subeta :B.
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Re: New pet: Bumbus

Post by Mayhem » 29 Nov 2009 10:01 pm

I think I like the idea of the more than ... them. It's cool that there's a new way of getting a pet, but the pet itself is pretty meh. It's cute as hell, but it's *too* cute, and that's why I dislike it. :(
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Re: New pet: Bumbus

Post by WisteriaLynx » 30 Nov 2009 03:06 am

I like the reasoning behind it - worker bees - but it's just... too cute for me. xD Though I must say, I don't mind the fact that it's uber-cuteness means that it's not setting off my Fear of Bees Liek Whoa.

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Re: New pet: Bumbus

Post by Purr » 30 Nov 2009 10:06 pm

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Oh wow, these really do look alike... *is disappointed*

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Re: New pet: Bumbus

Post by Mistress Morbid » 01 Dec 2009 10:31 pm

Eurgh....

I mean no offense to the artist as there is nothing wrong with the pet in that degree, however the lack of originality and similarity to the only other insect pet is just incredibly dull.

I can't really fathom why they would decide to make a brand new pet, then give it a blatant likeness to one already in existence. As others have said, this pretty much looks like a super chibified version of the Illumis.

Were there really no other bug-like creatures they could have based a new pet on? I'd much rather see a spider, or something unusual and rare than a sickeningly cute chubby baby Illumis. Maybe they don't look identical, but to me they're far too similar to be thought of as separate pets. =/

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Re: New pet: Bumbus

Post by AngharadTy » 01 Dec 2009 11:02 pm

I really don't see this similarity that everyone keeps talking about. They have two eyes and six legs and two wings and two antennnae...? They're insects; of course some features will be the same at the base, but it's different in just about every way it can be, really. The antennae and wings are drastically different. The "hands" are completely different. The butts are different. The eyes are different.The way the limbs join to the body is different. One has a mouth and a silly expression. The only similarity, really, is that they both have ruffs, but that's just a cartoony extension of what real insects have.

So really, the similarity is "they're both insects," and on a site with about half a dozen dragon pets, that obviously doesn't matter.
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Re: New pet: Bumbus

Post by Mistress Morbid » 01 Dec 2009 11:09 pm

I suppose it's more the fact that I look at it and instantly see a flying insect with a mane, six legs, and overall similar shape to the Illumis.

Of course they're not identical by any means, but since the Illumis was the first then my mind automatically supplies it as a reference to base off of, and I can't help but think of them as similar.

Even though many bugs/insects have that same anatomy, there could have been many ways to make it look different enough so as not to instantly draw a 'Hey, it's like a chibi Illumis' from people. Anyways, that's just how I see it.

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Re: New pet: Bumbus

Post by Kamil » 02 Dec 2009 05:23 am

To me they do look really like one another: they each have a mane, they're each in the exact same pose, only flipped - butt low, head tipped slightly down, bodies hanging in identical angles (see above pics). They had a zillion other options, but they stuck a big, fluffy mane on it and posed it just like an Illumis.

Similarities aside, I'd like it a whole great big bunch more if it weren't so sickeningly cute. Just looking at it makes my teeth itch.
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Re: New pet: Bumbus

Post by Huggles » 02 Dec 2009 06:51 am

I don't think it looks like a chibi illumis, so much as a chibi something else. Like, I want to see what the grown up version of this pet would be.

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