Following the 'four markings' definition, the gypsy markings are not correlated directly with the tan markings from an AC calico at all, and variations are allowed, as I said above.
Since there is no official standard for gypsy markings, then perhaps the most commonly accepted rule for gypsy markings should be considered the standard. Does anyone remember the first person who called this style of cat a gypsy? If not, then I say 'let the majority speak.' If the petz community says four spots, then gypsies have four spots. If the community says 'tan markings,' then the three variants of tan markings are gypsies.
Post by Rabid Rach on Apr 27, 2008 12:28:35 GMT -5
I'm not sure what you mean by that, but I can assure you that gypsy markings only ever come from the tan on a cat. It only ever (to my knowledge) mutates on the ear, though it's still coloured.
I'm actually not sure what the most commonly accepted rule IS. Most people simply recognise gypsies because they have little differently coloured patches on them and that's it. I also don't know who invented the "gypsy" slang, but again I think it would be pointless to try and make a very strict definition for the catz, as most people don't care and lots of gypsies probably lack ringed tails or coloured ears.
For now I would say it's best to put "The most USUAL definition is ..." etc etc. for the "majority" thing. Not everybody will agree, and just because one definition is slightly more popular doesn't really make it true ...
Last Edit: Apr 27, 2008 12:29:02 GMT -5 by Rabid Rach
The jowl can be either the left or the right. The ear can be either the left or the right. The tail could have either a band or a tip. I haven't seen the paw on the right side, but as long as it's on only the right side, then it would still count. Those are the variations in the 4-marking rule.
I would rather stop this discussion, though, becasue I feel like it's pointless. You can go ahead and call plain-tailed catz gypsies if you want, and I'll continue to say that to be a gypsy, they must have the four markings.
Let's just go with "the most usual definition is" should be added to the definition list and leave it at that.
A fursona is basically you as an animal. You add your characteristics to an animal that you like, give it your personality, looks, mannerisms, etc etc. Many people draw their characters out or use them in RPs, stories, or anything else they can think of.
Post by Teh Skitch on Apr 26, 2009 19:01:36 GMT -5
I know this may sound noobish, but what, exactly is a 'crew.' I see this alot, but I'm a little confused on what it is. I originally thought that it was just every pet someone has hexed for themselves, then when I saw clearly non-hexed pets on one, that it was every pet that someone owns, but recently I saw something that made me think that it means every pet someone has had, but doesn't neccessarily own anymore (given it away, adopted out etc.). I have a feeling that my newest definition is wrong, so what is the right definition?
*Attepts to think of witty signature* Eh, I got nothin'.
^ Your 'crew' is ALL the Petz you own. n_n No matter who hexed them, where you got them from, or if they're hexed, bred, or 1st gen. For example, Jenkie (the blue cat in my signature) is a member of my crew.
So crew sites (which I figure you've probably seen afew times) are dedicated to showing off your entire petz collection.
I suppose if you've given a pet away via MPA, could could say that the pet 'used to be part of your crew', but apart from that, its more or less irrelevant to petz you may have adopted out of given away.
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