Scalie

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Scalies (singular: scaly/scalie)[1] is a furspeech term used to describe both anthropomorphic creatures of the reptile and amphibian variety, and furries that identify themselves as such or prefer the concept of such beings over furred characters. It is also a self-moniker for the users of alt.fan.dragons, a Usenet discussion group for all things draconid.[citation needed]

Origin[edit]

The term scaly existed before its usage as a furspeech term, being used to describe animals or other entities with scales. It is made from the adjective-making suffix -y, which can give a subject the quality of a root, and the root scale. The usage of scalie as a term for anthropomorphic reptiles and their fans started sometime in or before the year 1997, as Usenet posts from the year 1997[2][3][4] show usage of the word to describe fans of reptilian characters.

Description[edit]

As creations, scaly characters tend to have a coating of scales much like the animals they represent. However, some scalies, such as amphibians, lack scales, instead having bare and/moist skin, and some others, like some dragons and (very few) dinosaurs, have very light or no true scales, but a fleshy hide similar to the skin of a human (in the case of dinosaurs, feathers are also common).

Media[edit]

Some well known scaly artists include AmberScale, Fossil, Chris Sawyer, Lizardbeth, Kaa Bakensobek and Yusky, Richi aka Vitheo among others.

References[edit]

  1. Definition of scalie on the Wiktionary. Retrived October 27, 2020.
  2. A fan of the Transformers franchise and its character Dinobot describes themselves as a scalie on Usenet. Retrieved August 8th, 2022.
  3. A Usenet user believes that there aren't enough good plushes for scalies. Retrieved August 8th, 2022.
  4. Usenet user "Farlo" describes themselves as an "Urban Faerie Dragon Scalie" in their signature. Retrieved August 8th, 2022.

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