Dear Watchers and readers,
After making two living train images, I thought it would be a great time to ask the big question:
Do furries accept anthro machines as part of the fandom?
While the start of this can be traced when the machines themselves were invented, I could say that in recent years it seems that this almost new movement is still small in size and stature as compared to with regular anthro art. Some of the best artists I admired (and friends) admit their love of things like Transformers, Thomas & Friends, and the Cars Franchise, and yet I haven't seen any original anthro machine art from them.
Is it because of how weird it looks, especially in design? Let's look at another underrepresented type of creatures: insects. Until appeared (I think), few people would ever take on the subject seriously without trying to figure out how to make it both beautiful and logical. After WM, now it seems clear how to make bugs work in the fandom. If bugs are now accepted, are machines next?
Is the problem that machines are...well, machines? That they lack an intelligence animals do? Possibly, but sometimes that can work as an advantage. One of my more recent Life Beside the Tracks comic strips included an anthro plane as a character. I would like to say her design and personality is what made so interesting to me.
I don't know all the answers, so I would leave the question for all who would to put in their reasons for this curious question.