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What do you think?

How do you feel about references to cats, lions or any other animal traits applied to Vincent?

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truelovewaits     2/9/2014 3:00:37 PM
When you hear people say stuff like that about him according to the claw marks on their bodies or others whether dead or alive they could never get a good look at his face to see if it was a giant cat or something. It is true for Vincent that he is a lion with a man's heart but he's only half lion and also half human. It's safe to say that these animal traits are true of him

Carol/CarrieZ     2/8/2014 5:35:02 PM
Vincent is all human to me.

Regina     2/7/2014 9:53:48 PM
All cats are beautiful in my eyes...

Rusty / RedNightBird     2/7/2014 7:29:41 PM
well....sometimes I purr (depending on my asthma.)I'm not a fan of Vincent seriously chasing mice or licking cream.... If his yell comes out to be a roar I would imagine it would be his lungs/chest being built the way he is built. I do enjoy his grace in his movement....my, how I enjoy his grace in movement!

Odile     2/7/2014 5:24:52 PM
Sorry, this is the right text : Il faut regarder au delà de l’apparence. Ce qu’il y a à l’intérieur d’une personne est le plus important. L’âme de Vincent est humaine. Sa pensée est humaine. Donc, même si le visage de Vincent ressemble à celui d’un lion, je n’utiliserai jamais les mots « griffe, crinière ou croc », mais toujours « ongle, cheveux ou dent ». J’utiliserai le mot « museau », mais seulement avec un sens affectueux, mignon, comme lorsqu’on dit à un enfant : « montre-moi ton museau ». Pour moi, Vincent n’a rien d’un animal. C’est un humain, différent, plus évolué car il a des qualités supplémentaires. Cela me dérange quand les gens le comparent à un animal. We must look beyond appearance. What there is within a person is the most important. Vincent’s soul is human. His thinking is human. So even if Vincent’s face looks like a lion, I will never use the words "claw, mane, or croc," but always "nail, hair or teeth." I use the word "muzzle", but only whith an affectionate, cute sense, like when you tell a child: "show me your muzzle." For me, Vincent has nothing to do with an animal. He is a human, different, more evolved since it has some additional qualities. That bothers me when people compare it with an animal.

Odile     2/7/2014 5:17:46 PM
Il faut regarder au delà de l’apparence. Ce qu’il y a à l’intérieur d’une personne est le plus important. L’âme de Vincent est humaine. Sa pensée est humaine. Donc, même si le visage de Vincent ressemble à celui d’un lion, je n’utiliserai jamais les mots « griffe, crinière ou croc », mais toujours « ongle, cheveux ou dent ». J’utiliserai le mot « museau », mais seulement avec un sens affectueux, mignon, comme lorsqu’on dit à un enfant : « montre-moi ton museau ». Pour moi, Vincent n’a rien d’un animal. C’est un humain, différent, plus évolué car il a des qualités supplémentaires. Cela me dérange quand les gens le comparent à un animal. We must look beyond appearance. What there is within a person is the most important. Vincent’s soul is human. His thinking is human. So even if Vincent’s face looks like a lion, I will never use the words "claw, mane, or croc," but always "nail, hair or teeth." I use the word "muzzle", but only whith an affectionate, cute sense, like when you tell a child: "show me your muzzle." For me, Vincent has nothing to do with an animal. He is a human, different, more evolved since it has some additional qualities. That bothers me when people compare it with an animal.

Rosemarie S.     2/7/2014 4:33:52 PM
I know this may sound hard to believe, but I was so amazed by the never-before-seen-uniqueness of his character that I didn't make the cat connection until a few episodes in. So, I've always thought of V as a human being first. Having cat-like qualities is something I really don't mind - exceptional eyesight or hearing, unusual grace or balance, etc. I never even minded the fact that he might have a "special" connection with animals (as seen in "Everything is Everything") These are all things that humans can do - cats just do them better - so to speak. So cat genes just enhanced his own human genes, as I see it. But I have read a few things that I'm not a fan of - like V having a tail or "purring." That, IMO, is going a little too far and compromising his humanity.

T'Mara     2/7/2014 2:58:24 PM
No problem with that. You've got to love those felines. I do own a cat myself and I am a Leo... ;-)

cb mcwhorter     2/7/2014 1:49:07 PM
Well, that is something that he looks like. Better a lion reference than that voodoo demon in Dark Spirit.

Pat     2/7/2014 1:10:56 PM
It depends on the trait. I like the hearing, smelling, sight differences. Don't mind some of the fur, although I may appreciate less than some others. But some other aspects I am not as fond of I guess, that might be of a more clinical nature.

Cordi     2/7/2014 11:08:57 AM
Ich mag es irgendwie und da er ja einige dieser tierischen Fähigkeiten, gute Augen oder auch halt dieses ROOAAR hat - solange auch der Mensch in ihm seinen Platz erhält. ------- I kinda like it because he has some of these animal skills - as long as the human part in him isn't shut out.

Sue     2/7/2014 10:51:21 AM
I don't mind if they being used to describe him in a noble or majestic way. I thought he looked great the first time I saw him. I don't think of him as an animal, just a human that looks a little different.

Kindra     2/7/2014 9:57:31 AM
Cat or Lion-like features, are okay, since yes, that's true. Even some traits like seeing well in the dark or the ability to purr are okay with me, too. Anthing that makes him more animal than human is okay.

M.     2/7/2014 9:06:43 AM
As long as dignity and grace is there it doesn`t disturb. And the message is still he is more human than much other. How this to describe have some authors found ways to make it possible and believeable. There is also the daily compare with animals in books and films from "normal" people. And if the story isn`t good it will not be read.

JoAnn     2/7/2014 8:33:22 AM
Well, it's pretty obvious he has cat-like features, so it's hard to avoid referencing that. The mystery of his origins means people will speculate, and some do give him more animal traits than we saw in canon. I'm not a huge fan of the large differences (Vincent having an internal penis, for instance, or lapping milk out of a bowl). But clever writers manage to introduce little things which work for me without going too far into something which doesn't ring true.

Claire     2/7/2014 8:20:57 AM
#2 Besides, I don't really buy the old "animal traits are shocking" thing - V may look like a few of his ancestors climbed down a different branch of the evolutionary tree... but hey... same tree! same level of complexity! and so on.

Claire     2/7/2014 8:17:12 AM
Queasy. There are obvious similarities, everyone is entitled to their own imagination, and (especially coming from cat lovers) it isn't even deprecating... but I prefer V's mystery over... easy assumptions. However, I've read clever fics that preserve the mystery while playing on a similarity or vague kinship...

Walkingmiracle     2/7/2014 12:30:22 AM
While I can see where others could see these traits and use them to describe Vincent, I don't personally like hearing him compared to any of those. He was SO much more. The animals never do justice to who he really is.

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