What's the deal with harpies?
I remember the first time I read the word "harpy" decades ago, it wasn't described as a hot woman monster.The only trait that stuck with me was that it's constantly shitting, all day long, unbelievable amounts.Is that a thing in the old myths? I haven't seen it mentioned since then, so it's probably just the one writer making shit up.
Nothing wrong with Harpies, not 'less yer a faggit
>>41746614Please keep your scat thread out of this fetish.
>>41746614The fuck?That's most definitely a writer inserting their fetish or something, I have never heard of that
>>41746704>That's most definitely a writer inserting their fetish or somethingThat's almost more of a rule rather than the exception with fantasy and sf at this point.
>>41746614harpies are most known for snatching up food from folks.
>>41746367Where is the rest of the joke ? They are not har, and not pies?
>>41746367They never go away, even after treatment
I hate monstergirls.
>>41746741What's the difference?
>>41746741>Harpy Seagulls>Party is relaxing at the beach during some down time>Bard goes for an ice cream>Gets snatched up by a dozen seagull women and flown off to their nest to a constant chorus of MINE MINE MINE MINEAnd he was never seen again.
>>41746741where do you think the myth came from?Some greek dude had his gyro snatched up by a seagull and he didnt want to look like a bitch to his friends so he said it was a huge bird woman with fat tits.
BEWARE ITS SONGHARPYCAREFUL YOU ARENT SNATCHEDBURN THEIR WINGS......what's that?>Rock
>>41746367They love making drums from the bone and skin of sailors
>>41746614The original myth was Greek, so I wouldn't be surprised if that were true.The version I heard just had them smelling godawful.
>>41746783Careful you don't forget your pic Arisen.
>>41746776>Fighter: "...Do we really have to get another bard?"
>>41746776>Neno seagull harpiesJust add in some milfy Pelican harpies to ara~ara~ and you'll have me sold
>>41746649>NothingYou know they're literally retarded, right?
>>41746776You can really get all the stupid 'animal is a person' stuff as mileage on harpies.>scavenger seagull harpies>bandit magpie harpies>creepy clever crow harpies>FUCK YOU UP peregrine harpy knights
>>41746836What's this shit now?
>>41746783Wolves hunt in packs, Arisen!
They are horrible, flesh-eating, bird monsters taking after vultures.I think they are aknin to gorgons, but not sure.
>>41746767Monstergirls can be alright, but monstergirlfags are fucking cancer
>>41746856Don't forget the chav pidgeon harpies.
>>41746859In the Monmusume universe, harpies literally have memories that last three paces
>>41746893It's perfect. Chav urban pigeon harpies, and get orf moi land rural woodpigeon harpies.Basically just imagine the most annoying stereotype in an area and stick wings and tits on it.
>>41746904How do they learn to talk or walk?How do they recognise family members and/or not eat their young?How do they even civilisation?
>>41746856Don't forget particularly barbaric kings keeping harpies and breeding them for the purposes of hunting birds.>training them involves bondage and blindfolds.
>>41746943>How do they recognise family members and/or not eat their young?Barely
>>41746836Nothin' wrong with a girl with a cute lil' deficiency.
>>41746948>barbaricFalconry is refined m8.>when you come into your title you get given the appropriate heraldic hunting harpy as a pet
>>41746856>super talkative cowgirl grackle harpies all with a Southern/Texas twang. Long and shiny tail feathers though>demure and plain peahen harpies that have a hidden lewd streak and are the biggest buyers of JoJo manga>Vasquez and Ripley expy Bald Eagle harpies>Asshole migrant/gypsy starling harpies that eat and steal everything>sadistic, cruel, and aweful Bluejay harpies that'll steal everything you have and leave you for dead in a gutter>southern belle cardinal harpiesI like this game. Anymore ideasAlso the magpie harpies aren't thieves, those were all "gifted" to them generously, or were "claimed" for their glory
>>41746943>How do they recognise family members and/or not eat their young?In the manga, the mother of the main harpy girl explains that they often mix up eachothers children, and that the main harpy girl is "probably" her daughterAlso, main harpy girl couldn't tell the difference between a picture of herself and a picture of her mother>>41746982Being forgetful or clumsy is cute. Being literally retarded is tragic. This three step thing is what ruins an otherwise cute character.
>>41746943They fly a lot. It doesn't count if they don't walk.
>>41747008Mongol Bearded Vultures that devour everything down to the bone, and then the bones too
>>41746950FUCKNow I have that song in my head.
>>41746614I think that was in the Odissey. Some dude wanted to eat, but Harpies kept shitting in his food so Ultsses and co had to kill them because they needed a favor from the guy. Don't quote me on this, though.
>>41747066It sounds more like sever ADHD than outright retardation. I don't know Jack about the show, but obviously some memories stick, or they'd literally just be humanoid animals.
>>41747145>fiery redhead steppe waifu harpies with strong appetites.>>41747052>plain looking shrike harpy girls who are obsessed with cutlery and cooking. Everything in their kitchen must be perfect, and she will always test out new recipes on you. Enjoys aged foods and butchering her own meat.
>>41747194Wait, my bad. It's Jason and the Argonauts, and the Harpies were shitting on Phineus' food, who asked for their help.
>>41747190Sorry, those were supposed to be two separate things. I should've structured sentence differently. Still, the JoJo thing was a joke about how they like flashy and fabulous males, like peacocks. They would totally be the type to own a Giorno or Diavalo dakimakura
>>41747228m8 don't try to make a shrike an acceptable waifu, That would be some horrifying shit, they'd kidnap humans and then torture them to death by impalement.Besides, if you're patterning these off of birds then the male harpies will be the attractive ones.
>>41747185Got the picture where the elf threatens to eat the harpy?
>>41747300Sounds like grade A waifu
>>41747290>Diavolo dakiI don't know if I'd want to cuddle with the embodiment of cocaine-fueled paranoia. Now Giorno I could get behind.
>>41747228>Maximum Asshole Reverse-Cuckolding/Cuckqueen Cuckoo girls.>Arrogant and haughty Peacock girls.
>>41747300But male harpies don't exist, why else do you think I said many of them look plain?Also the first thing I thought of when reading on shrikes was obsessive and old-fashioned food prep. After all, the impaling was an adaptation to allow them to eat poisonous grasshoppers by having then age a day. To me it sounds like they be all over chopped and cured meats, maybe even stuff like fugu or "thousand year eggs"
>>41747400Peacocks are men genius. Why else do you think I talked about Peahens?
>>41747300Heard you were talking shit like I wouldn't find out.
>>41747416Nah its a comic. She's hugging a harpy and says "well, I guess we'll have to eat her." And the wizard says "...we can keep her."
>>41747422Actually no, however with you being a bitch about it I'm almost tempted ifnit weren't for the fact I'm far to lazy to do any of that.
>>41746986Are they falcon sized harpies that perch on your arm or do you have a full grown falcon girl clinging to their back going>Hey! >Hey! >Wanna hunt something?! >Wanna see me dive from the skies?!>OHLOOKARABBITIMGONNAGETIT!>Hey, why are you blindfolding me?
>>41747422Shut upHarpygirls thread when
>>41747008>Bald Eagle harpies>not AMERICA incarnate
>>41747527Full sized harpies
>>41747543Harpygirls is a homebrew game, idiot
>>41747257From Wikipedia>For this reason he was also tormented by the Harpies, who stole or defiled whatever food he had at hand or, according to the Catalogue of Women, drove Phineus himself to the corners of the world. According to scholia on the Odyssey, when asked by Zeus if he preferred to die or lose sight as punishment for having his sons killed by their stepmother, Phineus chose the latter saying he rather never see the sun, and consequently it was the scorned Helios who sent the Harpies against him.So, basically, Helios sent harpies to "defile" (read: shit on) Phineas' food because Phineas didn't choose death over never seeing the sun again.Helios sounds like a jealous girlfriend
As we all know, Harpies kidnap men due to their lack of arms. They need men to brush their teeth for them.
>>41747145>>41747228Bearded vultures are freaking awesome. They're actually kept as pets in some parts of Afganishtan and Mongolia. Very smart birds, too. And they look awesome and have a call that sounds like creepy laughter.Truly best harpy-waifu.
>>41747754So they're basically Hyena-Harpies?
>>41747754>creepy laughter.Confirmed for ojou-sama harpies?
Do you remember /tg/?Do you remember when we came up with Space Harpies?http://1d4chan.org/wiki/Space_HarpiesPepperidge Farms remembers.
>>41747806Starpies were fun.
>>41747754Don't forget they have super stomach acid and they eat by breaking bones on rocks and swallowing whole chunks.Those guys are friggin metal, and they look fab as fuark
>>41746614I actually do remember a thing about Harpies pooping a lot. In addition to swooping down on the weak, they would disrespect "the unworthy" by defecating on them from a great height.
>>41747841>Secundas's mother was a harpy>no captcha, curly fries aren't pasta
>>41747545>Instead of America Fuck Yeah, their background intro is American WomanI'm ok with this.jpg
>>41747416>that baby not having any idea what's going on
>>41747416Absolutely adorable baby Harpy.
>>41747545>They wear sunglasses at all times.
>>41747969Harpies are for loving
>>41746704Hah, god damn it, that gif is of a friends baneblade.
>>41748067>they have a tendency to carry around arrows and olive branches>they love dropping bombs on people>they have an alliance with Rattlesnake Nagas, whose chieftain is known as "The Untreaded"
>>41747835People who say dinosaurs are extinct haven't seen their living descendants.
>>41748133"Treadless" might be better. It could be a reference to an unusually smooth underbelly as well as the IRL America reference. Make it slightly less on the nose.
>>41747416AN ELF ATE MY BABY!
>>41748530They're the Untreaded because no one can tread on them. They're a rather defensive nation that responds to invasion with overwhelming aggression
>>41747066> Being forgetful or clumsy is cuteNah not in the slightest. Both are signs of mental retardation, and you should pity them instead. And in case of clumsy people specifically, if they break it they pay it.
>>41748510Living dino descendants, you say?
>>41746367Ugly, shriveled, filth loving harpies > sexy harpiesHarpies are MONSTERS in case you forgot.Harpies are
>>41746614Actually that is in the original legends. In the Odyssey King Phineus of Thrace was cursed by Zeus for using the gift of prophecy that the gods had given him to spoil their plans. As punishment, Zeus trapped him on an island with harpies. Every day a huge buffet of food would appear in the center of the island but before Phineus could eat, the harpies would swoop in, devour it and "befoul" the remains.
>>41749048>Harpies are MONSTERS in case you forgot.B-but muh sexy animu!
>>41749048I'd still hit it
>>41746904>>41746836> Monmusume universeIf ever there was a place that was sorely in need of Witchers, it's this one.
>>41749048>how something looks is the decider in whether it's good or badI think we all know who the REAL monster here is.It's Karkologothoxx, Devourer of a Million Souls.
>>41749200Letho would be like a god damn kid in a candy store.
>>41749241So would Geralt if you know what I mean ;)
>>41747566Link to full book, please?
>>41749200>>41749241That's funny, because I imagine Geralt would probably be much more likely to fuck all the monsters than to slay them.
>>41749200The police in that 'verse do have a squad composed of monstergirls (a zombie, a cyclops, a doppelganger, and an oni) who fight monster-criminals, because apparently human law enforcers aren't allowed to harm them for whatever reason. Their first appearance has them defeat a bunch of orc terrorists.
what harpies should be like, imho
>>41746367Harpies are the most overrated of avian monsters.Now gyphons? Gryphons are GOAT.
>>41749345Hence why I posted Letho.Ruthless asshole would be a one-man genocide.>>41749348Good thing Witchers aren't human anymore, then.
>vulture harpies are all bald
>>41749435You probably want to fuck them.
>>41749470You say that like you don't want to fuck them.
>>41749351Watched that for the first time last week. Fucking loved it.
>>41749351>>41749639Guys, I hate you.
>>41749442>>41749241>>41749200>hurrr kill teh monsters for emprah :DDDGo back to a 40k thread where you belong.
>>41749470>implying anon isn't Karl Franz
>>41749348I can tell you why there is that law. It's to justify the bullshit "abuse is okay if it's female on male" thing going in harem anime.
>>41746367Jerry fucking Seinfeld you fucking mouslim, fuck off
>>41747754>They're actually kept as pets in some parts of Afganishtan and Mongolia.Not sure about Afganistan, but in Mongolia people use Golden Eagles, mostly for hunting.
>>41749729Except wrong. Darling has to take a shot from one of his girls since monstergirl on human violence is equally illegal and would result in said girl getting deported
>>41746367They harp on and on
>>41749729The law says that monsters can't harm humans either. They probably only get away with it because Darling is too nice to report them.Although this does make me bring up one scene where Centorea kicks Darling in the face because he walks in on her in the bath. He apologizes to her for walking in without knocking, as per standard, but SHE ends up apologizing to HIM as well, both for hurting him and for not letting him know she was using the bath.
>>41749697You don't like seeing big saggy tits on a bird in a kid's movie?
>>41749435will never go on crusades with caw/roar
>>41749814>>41749834Seems that manganese got better later.But dear lord, common sense in the harem genre? Seems I screwed up my warp drive and ended up in the mirror universe.
>>41749498I've heard there's another series with a vaguely man-shaped robot called Shrike, and that doesn't really look like a Stalker. The Shrike in the other series is a spiky time-travelling murder-bot with 4 arms and claws, like the picUnfortunately I can't remember what that series is called - someone mentioned it, with a different pic of a four-armed murderbot, when I mentioned a mechanical killer called Shrike (the Mortal Engines one)This one is a lot more powerful
>>41750053The Hyperion Cantos (Hyperion, Fall of Hyperion and Endymion).
>>41750053Hyperion m8. I'm a big Mortal Engines fan, read them as a kid, but Hyperion is like an SF genre staple. You should read it.
>>41747589>sounds like a jealous girlfriend.That's just how the greek gods rolled, they were assholes.
>>41750450To be fair to the greek gods, most every god in all the other pantheons are assholes too.
>>41750143>>41750155I'll check them out, the summary looks good
>>41749876Nope, I didn't like when someone remind about Last Unicorn, it forces me to reread the book.
Sure world be nice if every thread about a mythological creature didnt devolve into animal fuckery and waifuism.
>>41751227If you don't want to fuck a monster your gay
>>41751227You're on the wrong board for that.
>>41751227>op posts a cute girl >bitches when thread is about cute girl discussions
>>41746856Oh man, the fucking crows.We've a lot of those 'round my building. Smart. Little bastards put half my neighbors to shame with ease.Crow harpy would be all of the hot, none of the retard.
>>41751421Hope you treat them nicely. You don't want to make enemies out of crows.
>>41751501They get no food from me but I do maintain a little birdbath full of round stones that they and several other species enjoy using.
>>41751421Retard harpies are a cute though
>>41751253What if I want to fuck a monsterboy?
>>41749157Fuck those things. They always gave me the creeps
>>41751421Near where I live the crows pester rabbits in flocks until the rabbits run out over the road, and then they eat the roadkill.
>>41747566surprised the dragon didn't have a nice set of tits..
>>41752365It's probably a male dragon. Unfortunately
>Playing Rise of the Runelords Anniversary edition.>About to enter into a giant fortress named Jorgenfist.>Gate guards is a trio of harpies.>High level magus is too powerful for these shitty monsters."You bitches, step a side or I'll have poultry for dinner".>Harpies laugh, one lands close to me and proceeds to do kata. "Dah fuck you ar-...""ORAORAORAORAORAORAORAORA...!!!"
>>41749320It's probably in a gallery on e-hentai. Just search dragon's crown or some such.Would provide link, but blue board and all.Ah what the hell.http://g.e-hentai.org/g/618358/93e70e8e28/
>>41752472>ORAORA>not superior DORARA
>>41746614Yeah, sexy birdgirls have basically nothing to do with the actual, mythical harpies that they get the word from.Then again, centaurs in Greek myth were a bunch of crazed, drunken asholes, and they tend to end up as proud noble knight types in pop culture nowadays.
>>41754548>not even MORE based ARIARIARIARI
>>41748510I know, they taste pretty good.
>>41754505>they tend to end up as proud noble knight types in pop culture nowadaysMostly because of Chiron though.
>>41746367>What's the deal with harpies?Buy one, get one free?
>>41754505Not all the time, most centaur's don't drink, it was just that one time.
>>41754505eh, they are closer to the sirens as originally presented (they got wings)personally, I don't care that much about naming convertions. and having cute bird people and terrifying bird people is fine. (hell, Theros Block M:tG used harpies as being scary as shit females, and had the sexy birdy ladies be sirens)
>>41754687Parts 4 and 7 are WAY better than 2.
>>41749345I fucked the vampires in the first game, so yeah.
>>41749707For gold is more likely.
>>41754704.... are you saying the C.S. Lewis was stealing from the Japanese?Because he wrote them as wise.It's all how you interpret horses.
>>41754777Fuck you and your trips, 7 was the best part due to its art, best villain in the entire series, best BroJo, actual character development on the part of its Jojo, and the Stand powers/designs.
>>41754704Not everything is to do with Japan you filthy weaboo.Probably the most prominent and famous centaur in myth was a subversion of what people thought of as centaurs. He was wise rather than debauched and this coloured pretty much every subsequent portrayal of centaurs. Even the ones portrayed as wild and animalistic tend to have some sort of folksy nature wisdom and the 'getting drunk and slapping cunts' aspect of centaurs has almost entirely fallen by the wayside.
Well, they steal dreams.
>>41752472>>41754411>>41754548>>41754568>MRW none of those are the the right way of the fist
>>41749048Those aren't even harpies, they have arms.
>>41747886Fuckin' Secundus, man, what a boss
>>41748073I'm currently trying to work an avian race into my setting that isn't just straight-up harpies or bird-people, but having a hard time thinking of ways to keep their wings low-key until they open them for flight. Also, hands.The Rito from LoZ:Wind Waker come to mind, but their wings not being visible until they fly seems to use hammerspace. Should I just slap some magic on there for instantaneous transformation from arms to wings, or is there a more creative and verisimilitude-preserving solution?
>>41755520>The Rito from LoZ:Wind Waker come to mind, but their wings not being visible until they fly seems to use hammerspace.Good choice.If I were you, I wouldn't make it magical or transformative at all. That is, they can pick things up in their hands or they can fly, but not both at the same time. I guess it comes down to the tone of your game a little bit, but if WW can use hammerspace in a visual medium why can't you use the same rules when you're just imagining the action?
harpies are lewd
>>41755520You could do something beetle-like where the wings are actually hidden beneath chitinous plating.Or just have them folded away most of the time, making their arms oddly shaped and cumbersome.
>>41755520>I'm currently trying to work an avian race into my setting that isn't just straight-up harpies or bird-people, but having a hard time thinking of ways to keep their wings low-key until they open them for flight.Nigga, abandon the thought. For genuine bird people, human-sized, their wings would be FUCKING BIG.Just give them big-ass wings goddamn.
I want to add a harpy race to my setting. Here's what I have so far:>big>fat bird thighs>all a little bit developmentally disabled, but in a cute way like the girl from Arrested Development>chew sticks like african tribes to brush their teeth (because no arms)>BURN THEIR WINGSwhat else do I need
>>41755643Wings would be fairly cumbersome when not in flight and not suited to most armors/clothing, and if those limbs were wings all the time they'd be just be harpies without huge talons (and their own males).WW is also decidedly cartoony and has vidya logic. Link can carry a ludicrous number of bombs and arrows and thousands of these apparently-fist-sized rupees. The first thing my players would ask when I say they sprouted wings would be "how?", whereas in WW you just kinda accept it for what it is.
>>41755769Harpies are a race of warrior women. They take strong human males they see as worthy back to their castles in the clouds.This has caused Northmen to dub them Valkyries and wish to gain attention of them through battle.
>>41755727Looks like it's huge wings or magic. I guess I just don't want them to be too disconnected from their progenitor race, who originally lacked wings. I kinda want it to be a surprise when this somewhat off-looking humanoid suddenly takes flight, but I guess magic is the only way to accomplish that.>Please select all commercial lorries.Captcha, what the fuck is a lorry
>>41755879How weird are you willing to get with this? Cause I'm thinking like, Bas-Lag Khepri...
>>41755769Don't be a faggot. Make them horrifying.
>>41755769>>41755872There's nothing wrong with having a race of bird people but when you think that "fat thighs" and "they snatch up strong men and make them their sex slaves forever" are important as being core class features then it comes off as creepy and fetishistic. You completely brush over more important questions (do they wear armor? How do they put it on? What weapons do they use? Are their cities and fortresses set up in such a way that they're inaccessible without flying? ) so you can just skip to description pieces that make your penis hard
>>41755924>Bas-Lag KhepriHad to google that, but, uh... Red-skinned woman with a scarab for a head is a bit weirder than my intent. I want them to be mistaken for valkyries/angels/etc. in the myths of the ground-bound races, but I want to avoid back wings like angels/avariel.
>>41755769Give them males.
>>41755879What about a big round obese looking race, that suddenly takes off and flies with comically small wings because their stomachs are full of a lighter-than-air gas and they are nearly weightless?
>>41755872They can mistake the harpies' retard helmets for warrior helmetsPerfect>>41755941The fuck would I do that for? I hate that grimdark memeshit.I bet you're one of those fags who goes on about how "OMG guys fairys (or 'fae' as I like to call them) are sooooo DARK and SCARY and UNKNOWABLE! In fact, they're so unknowable, I'm not even going to describe them. Isn't that WEIRD?!"Nah, fuck off. That shit gets boring after the tousandth time.>>41756001>"creepy"Opinion discarded. >>>/tumblr/
>>41756001>making them Valkyrie analogues is now MUH MAGICAL REALM.I'm sorry, are we suddenly not allowed to use another different mytholoigcal angle as basis for our race of flying sky women?Harpies are already fetish fuel and a metaphor for clinging destructive women.But you want examples on how you could do a Harpy culture?Look at the Arakkora from Warlords of Draenor.>>41756053Arakkoa have a neat design, basically their Pinky fingers form the bones of the wing and are extremely large and thick. They fight using Chakram and tonfa-like blade weapons.
>>41756003Hm. I'm picturing a situation where they kinda combine the magical and non-magical options in that their arms just look to have plumage along their outer edges, and then they can extend them into full wings like how some X-Men mutants spontaneously grow spikes or whatever else.Like, as low-key as the wings on this guy(?) until FOOM, actually functional wings.
>>41756159Pretty much anything that isn't impossibly bland and generic gets called Magical Realm on /tg/ nowadays. This place is a shithole.I blame 40k.
>>41756216I always find it's the inverse.if you try to expand on anything mundane you get called MAGICAL REALM >>41756221WoD was amazing simply because it gave us the fantastically complex and deep Arakkoa.
Do harpies have cloaca or vagina/penis?this is important
>>41756254I actually want to know this too. For matters like this I always consult Nezumi's art
>>41756254>>41756288Can somebody, like, actually post a diagram of what a cloaca would look like compared to a bird vagina?
>>41756248WoD was a disappointment with a few glittering gems in it. Arakkoa was one of said gems, and I sincerely hope that they make a future appearance in the series, especially considering there's now a faction of cursed and non-cursed arakkoa devoted to studying the apexis. >>41756254Depends where the bird part terminates. If it's from toe to waist, cloaca. If it's from toe to thigh, vagina/penis.Pictured: cloaca harpy.
>>41756288I prefer to think that harpies, dragonborn, dragons, kobolds, and other lizard/bird races have cloaca, and that mermaids just lay eggs and leave for you to fertilize them. Basically, breeding with a human would be POSSIBLE but really awkward and confusing and not altogether what either of them expect.
>>41756334It basically looks more like an anus. http://images.lmgtfy.com/?q=bird+cloaca
>>41756349Then who do you prefer?
>>41756356I'm trying to picture what you're getting at, but I don't quite understand how it works as you're describing. When you mentioned a cloak, I thought you meant a literal cloak that they were just hiding the wings underneath. Maybe I should read that reply again and use my eyes instead of just skimming over it.
>>41756349>not liking NezumiHow's having shit taste going for you?
>>41756399Who?This is research
>>41755806>Link can carry a ludicrous number of bombs and arrows and thousands of these apparently-fist-sized rupees.I don't know about you, but I have never played in a game that took encumbrance rules into account overmuch. That's where I'm coming from with this idea, really. We already use enough suspension of disbelief for everything else.>Wings would be fairly cumbersome when not in flightExactly, so when they're not in flight they're not wings.
Dragon's Crown harpies best harpies. They're giant birds with women for heads.
>>41756422I'm thinking he means basically they have a shit ton of wing skin, but when their wings are down it looks all folded around them like a feather cloak. Kind of like how a flying squirrel's skin folds dissapear into their fur, but with more feathers and less leg attachment. You'd need freakishly long finger bones to make it work though, and you'd still end up with more dragon than bird - the whole point of feathers is you don't need huge sections of (heavy) skin like that in the first place.
>>41756422I think he means like a Gore Magala from MH4U.
>>41756428>>41756400Anyone who doesn't draw anuses like flabby deep fried donuts.
>>41756525Is there a donut that is not deep-fried?
>>41756563Sorry, I accidentally a a word.Over deep fried. Like it was just left soaking in the oil.
>>41756570I just meant the style of wings.
>>41756621That looks kinda good, I could see it working
>>41756746>>41756731This is pretty much how a Swan Maiden works. It keeps it's "wings" as a cloak, and when it wants to fly it merges with the cloak and transforms into a swan. If somebody steals it's cloak though it loses it's ability to transform and fly. Kind of a cool monster.
>>41756863See also: Selkies. PF's Swan Maidens seem to be a mashup of that and the standard folklore magical-woman-turns-into-a-swan thing. Just be careful you don't confuse them for Zeus doing his turn-into-a-swan-to-bone-you thing.
>>41756863>>41757037>a swan is fine too
>>41757060Having the risk of your wings being stolen would be interesting for a PC. Especially if you make them valuable as magic components so thieves actively target them.
>>41756053I mean basically major gender dimorphism: the female is a normal human (sorta) looking thing, the male is some totally different lifeform that is also functionally a pair of flying wings.
>>41748757Thank you for letting me know of this, anon.
>>41747552Can you go peasant-hunting with a falcon harpy?
>>41746836>birdbrain pun making her a little derpy>thinks this deters the boner
>>41751501>You don't want to make enemies out of crowscrows factually remember human faces and can recognize individuals. >they remember if you're a douche to them
>>41746856>clumsy but shockingly athletic penguin harpies>violently irritable ostrich harpy amazons>goose harpy street gangs
>>41747220It actually is.It's a point of contention that she's breaking the laws of her tribe(thus the visit from her mother) and she takes the laws pretty seriously. [spoilers]Until her mother informs her that no one else cares[/spoilers]Mostly her problems are shown to be pretty terrible short term memory if she's not focused on something, and it's actually gotten better as the story has gone on.
>>41747754Oh man, the regional AUP station had one of those as a pet, it just walked around the grounds all day, looking awesome. Tame as fuck too.
>>41750517Sure, but Greek gods were petty assholes.Like, they'd get pissed at random people for random bullshit.I mean, the fucking god of knowledge cursed a girl sworn to be a virgin in honor of his own divinity for refusing to have sex with him.
>>41760858>goose street gang harpiesTruely, that is a monster from the pits of hell.
>>41760769Corvids can not only remember faces, they can describe them to others
>>41761126Aww, I kinda feel bad for shooting one that was harassing an owl in my yard when I was a kid.
Ive been wanting to play a harpy/siren inspired changeling for awhile. Normally she doesnt have wings but she can form then as needed
>>41761328That reminds about how my mom used to pay me to shoot starlings and blue jays
>>41761445Yea, and they remember for a long ass time.There was a study done where they fucked with Crows wearing masks when the Crows had chicks until the Crows immediately got pissed whenever they wore masks around. Then they waited for the crow chicks to grow into adults, and wore the same masks around them.They got pissed about the masks as well, showing they'd memorized the faces by their parents showing them, and still recalled them years later.
Are there any pictures of harpy balut?
Can a grown man ride a harpy into battle, or can only child soldiers do it?
>>41762156depends on breed of harpy I think, an albatross harpy could definitely carry a grown man.
>>41755520If you're a weeb, you can make them three-legged crow people. They don't need to use their wings as hands at all.
>>41762333I'm just wondering how harpies would fight in mid-air apart from using their feet. It looks kinda doofy to be swinging a sword with your feet instead of your arms.
>>41746614>Be around horses>shit all day>shit every day>Shit any time of day>shit posting right now I am a horseIf you like scat then they're a great monstergirl race.
>>41749048vultures with human faces > any other kind of harpyIt is only their song that is sweet, dear sailors.and how sweet it is...
>>41762387Bladed "gauntlets" over the talons
>>41749966It's still horrible fetish bait but that won't stop me from liking it.
>>41762460>acts like an expert on the topic>doesn't even know the difference between a siren and a harpy
>>41762410Someone post the picture about centaurs wiping their own ass and horse buttholes.You know the one.
How do you trick a harpy into flying close enough to the sun for them to pull an Icarus?
>>41762697you do know that only worked because his wings where made of wax, right?
>>41762697Icarus only fell because their wings were held together by wax.
>>41762729not 'their', just his. His dad wasn't a fucking idiot and he got home alive and with unmelted wings.
>>41762764Both of their wings were held together with wax. Daedalus built them both. What that Anon said was perfectly correct.
>>41762717>>41762729>Implying Harpies aren't made of wax
>>41749707you don't understand the wtichers do you? they're called witches because they fuck witches.
>>41762795and anything else that looks somewhat like a chick and can reasonably be argued to not be "evil"
>>41746367I read that in Jerry Seinfield's voice... Fuck...
>>41762993I did when I first read it, too. And Elaine would make a great harpy.
>>41762697that only worked because the wings were held together with wax, which melted, for some reason, at high altitude, where it should be colder.
also hey if you wanted to make a race of bird-people with permanent wings, you could shamelessly seal from Morbi and have all the animals that lack hands have enchanted ones, like gloves, that hang out on the ends of their wings and let them to hand things.
>>41763182here's a pic for people who don't know what you're talking about.Also, go read poppy o'possum. it's pretty nice.
>>41761245It works, but it seems too unnatural or intentional
>>41763131Look, the Ancient Greeks thought their Gods lived on top of a perfectly climbable mountain that was right over there, believed that all numbers could be expressed as ratios, and seriously thought that animals wanted to fuck every woman.
>>41763067You mean she wasn't?
>>41755520>why is everyone in this race so obsessed with those big feathery cloaks>they all wear those stupid things no matter what, over armour or nice clothes or peasant clothes>time to escape! >oh shit fuck those weren't cloaks this whole goddamn time
>>41746367Harpies were originally shitty looking monsters that had the body of a large bird and the head of ugly ass human females...Then JRPG happened and they were made into sexy women with wings instead of arms.
>>41746836Harpies aren't quite that dumb, though they do forget things pretty quick when they're not actually paying attention.It's a gag that's used infrequently in the show / manga.Prettymuch an issue of short -> long term memory conversion. If it makes the jump it's there for a while, if it doesn't well... yeah.
>>41764161Well actually, people forgot whether sirens were fishgirls or birdgirls because they live on an island, or in the water around an island, or something ambiguous. What people remember is that they could sing. Fish can't sing, and mermaids are already a thing, so therefore sirens had to be birdgirls. But also harpies are birdgirls. Must be the same thing. And then people forgot about which ones sirens were and just used 'mermaid' or 'harpy'.
>>41764589Damn it, I wanted to jump in here and say that Sirens have nothing to do with bird girls, but then I Googled it and found out you were right. Bastard.
>>41749351First instinct is to run, but you should never run from something immortal. It only draws their attention.
The 'deal' with harpies is there isn't enough good art of them being at the same time sexy and NOT animuwaifushit.That is the problem here.
>>41764726>infants have rosy cheeks and noses>holy shit stop the pressesnah, man.Besides, some people actually have noses that are just a little redder than the area around it. Not to the same degree as >pic related, but it's still a thing.
>>41755879>Captcha, what the fuck is a lorryOh you non-Britbongs...
>>41765009what does this adorable bird have to do with trucks
>>41761328Better hope that one didn't have any friends or mate, or one day their descendants might come to extract revenge. And repeatedly shit all over your car, yard and/or dog.
>>41748723You probably want untrodden rather than untreaded, that sounds like it means 'without tread', like gym shoes or something.
>>41749707>Witcher>Warhammer 40KWhere you born this stupid or did you need to practice?
>>41747886Wait who?Never heard of him and my googlefu is a weak...
>>41746367They're never drawn right
>>41755988That ain't a harpy. That's the fucking Roc.
>>41765452It's a Roc Harpy
>>41755988>>41765483Now I kinda want to know what those moon runes read.
>>41746856>loquacious and personable raven harpies who hate being mistaken for those dickass crows (and then still steal your sandwich)
>>41765491No idea, putting what was on the artist's site through google translate gets mostly gibberish that seems to be a mix of something about how she hunts for prey by dive-bombing them and that her rider has a tendency to end up under her tits or ass when she lays down and she doesn't usually notice for a while, also something that maybe that she's accidentally smothered some of her riders to death cause of that or that she kills prey by smothering, that last bit was almost complete gibberish
>>41751227 "How beautiful the Centaurides are, even where they are horses; for some grow out of white mares, others are attached to chestnut mares, and the coats of others are dappled, but they glisten like those of horses that are well cared for. There is also a white female Centaur that grows out of a black mare, and the very opposition of the colours helps to produce the united beauty of the whole." Philostratus the Elder, Greek rhetorician"In the high woods there was none comelier of all the centaur-girls, and she alone by love and love’s sweet words and winning ways held Cyllarus, yes, and the care she took to look her best (so far as that may be with limbs like that). She combed her glossy hair, and twined her curls in turn with rosemary or violets or roses, and sometimes she wore a pure white lily. Twice a day she bathed her face in the clear brook that fell from Pagasae’s high forest, twice she plunged her body in its flow, nor would she wear on her left side and shoulder any skin but what became her from best-chosen beasts."Ovid, Roman poet
Everything is better in brown.
Slav harpies - awesome or what?
Not a birdbrain!
>>41765822>chav harpiesConvergent evolution, baby.
>>41756151>Qt monstergirls>Not also memeshit
>>41762948That harpy is pretty baller actually. Love foot wielding shit.
Im trying to make a civilization based around the monster musume type of harpy with some changes for a pathfinder setting. I like them living in mountains and being dumb, but what exactly would that society be based around? For intance elves are treefuckers, dwarves are miners, humans are techies, etc. but what would bird people be like?
>>41749200Yeah, he was pretty incompetent as a witcher.
>>41762387You ever seen birds fighting? They zoom and boom.
>>41765822Anyone got that Cockney harpy pic?
>>41766639What would we do without Google...
>>41766871And while I was there...No nipples so its worksafe, right?
>>41747455That book left me with an acute feeling of confusion.
>>41750517Egyptian Gods were pretty nice.Hindu Gods are fucking Bros.