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No, seriously!
Why do people who hear me on the phone think I'm a girl? I've actually ended up in girl only job interviews because they thought I was female... Even though I have a male name....

It's even happened in real life! The other day in a store, the clerk behind the counter and when she heard my voice... she thought I was female...

Yet, people say I don't have a female sounding voice....

This doesn't make sense!

And you wouldn't believe the number of times someone online thought I was female...

Do you think I'm a girl because I'm female because I'm nice and caring? Does this mean you think men are puppy kicking jerks? ¬_¬

Because every time someone thinks I'm a girl because I'm nice to them, I think they must think men are well... not nice!

I'm not mad now or anything, but every time this happens online, I can't help but to wonder WHY the other person thinks I'm female...
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VampKitty9 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2007
I'm sorry you are i guess commonly mistaken for a girl :(

lol, i'd help if i could but... obviously I really cant ^^;...

I do think though it greatly has to do with your being nice... I didn't think you were a girl, but in my personal opinion most people probably do because Most of the guys for example who I know, even the ones that I don't know very well are horrible mean, degrading jerks... you're one of the few who aren't :)

Maybe it's not such a bad thing...? =shrugs= just a thought.

But regardless of if you were male or female, you're an amazing person :glomp:
Don't let it get you down :)
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Tanukitsune1 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It doesn't bother me when people think I'm a girl, I just think that those who get me mixed up with one must think men are jerk...

I'm an amazing person? :blushes:
THANK YOU! >///w///<
:love:
:glomp:
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VampKitty9 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007
Ah... well, as you know, this may be my biased opinion, but they generally are =/ At least they are where I come from =/

:blushes: Yes you are :D :glomp::hug:
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Kitrakaya Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know if someone's a male or female on DA until I look under their name to find out. :XD: I guess because I tend to see more female pixel artists I automatically assume one I see on DA is female until I check. Guess a lot of people here tend to make that same assumption... ;P

Sorry to hear you were thought of as a girl even in real life. :(
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Tanukitsune1 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I guess we all have our own assumptions, I keep wondering if all female artists dig old pixelly games like I do! :3

Meh, I'm kind used to it by now... :(
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Kitrakaya Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww you shouldn't have to be used to that. But I guess you can't do anything to stop it either... kind of like the way people keep mispronouncing our last name Gerkin. Instead of the proper hard G (like the pickle), we get people saying 'J'erkin instead... *sighs* :(

I do! I do! :w00t: Loved some of the classic nintendo games, like the original Legend of Zelda and Mario Bros. I even had the old Atari 2600 and a few games at one time! :D
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Tanukitsune1 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! Retro gaming for the win! X3
:heart:
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Perfectdestruction Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007
Oh, so you're not female? O_o
*brick'd*
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Tanukitsune1 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*sets wild ninja ballerina ferrets on you*
=P
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Perfectdestruction Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2007
OH MAI! O_O
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circuscommando Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007   Digital Artist
meh, don't worry about it mate, believe me, you wouldn't begin to understand all the misconceptions people have about me.

i have ADHD, people think i'm on crack

i am about 5,3 and young looking, people think i am 13 or 14, when i am almost 16.

i have sleep circles around my eyes, i look like i'm on whatever drug, i actually have never even touched the stuff.

i also like art and gymnastics, people think WHAT? around me, it's weird.

feel for you man, it sucks.
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Tanukitsune1 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw, man! I know how that feels, people actually though I was on drugs as a kid too!

And who DOESN'T have sleep circles today? :XD:
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circuscommando Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2007   Digital Artist
haha, anyone who decides sleeping is better than staying awake till 4am. :XD:

i would describe myself as a nocturnal.
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KingGiantess Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I didn't think that. :O_o: I really didn't.

You're not the only one, though- I have a pretty deep voice, so I sound like a guy, and people mistake me for a guy on the internet. *Maybe it's the welding.*

But that's strange, indeed. You don't act girly.
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Tanukitsune1 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
People claim I have deep voice too, yet people on the phone think I'm a girl... XP

But yeah, I'd like to think I'm kind and caring, but I'm not girly!
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KingGiantess Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe- me, too. XD Probably because I am!

Not all guys are rough-and-tough careless crazies, that's just a stereotype. People are weird like that. :giggle:
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sergiocornaga Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007
Hahaha, I have no idea. I remember initially thinking you were a girl too for some totally unknown reason, even after I checked your gender on your page I had forgotten the next day. :doh:

Possible factors: your cute pixel art style and subject matter, that first impressions suggest you're a nice person... maybe that's all it takes.

I've also heard stuff from various people online about this subject which suggested a lot of people just assume that anyone on the Internet who isn't a complete dick is female. So I guess you should view it as a compliment sometimes!
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Tanukitsune1 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I should view it as a compliment, but my brain keeps saying "If you think I'm a girl because I'm nice, then you much think all men are jerks!"... :(
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comeknowmeas Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007
Doesn't matter to me... I just thought you were cool and caring and of this earth... then I assumed male after a little while. Female didn't ever cross my mind, really. :thumbsup:
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Tanukitsune1 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :hug:
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InfinitiesEnd Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007
I will admit it. I thought you were a girl before someone corrected me and I looked on your main page and saw "male."

I don't really know why I assumed without looking to be sure. (Sorry by the way!)
I'm sure my subconscious came into play when I assumed you were female. Maybe it was the fact that you were friendly and outgoing when you visited me. Or maybe it's because my art doesn't normally attract guys - other than pixel artists, but I usually get way more female watchers than male watchers. Hmm.

Anyway, I bet this happens to a lot of people online, but I can understand why it would be a bit frustrating if it happens a lot - even on the phone.
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Tanukitsune1 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm, I'm still pondering on whether DA is 99% female or if just my art attracts female viewers, it could explain why some people here think I'm female, but not elsewhere..

It doesn't bother me, but I keep wondering if people who think I a girl because I'm friendly think that men are jerks... =P
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InfinitiesEnd Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007
No, DA isn't 99% female, but I am convinced that females out number males when it comes to pixel art. (I am including pixel dolls in this category, too.)

Nah, I am sure most of these people don't feel men are jerks in general. Lol. I don't think men are generally jerks, myself.
It's just..on Deviatart, I rarely come across a male pixel artist who is outgoing and friendly right off the bat like you are. I'm not insulting male pixel artists here, or anything - that's just my experience and observation.
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Tanukitsune1 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is part when the gamer in me gets confused, because a part of me wonders if all the female pixel artists dig old 2D games, actually I tend to assume all pixel artists are retro gamers in one way or another... :P

But I guess that does make sense, the last male pixel artist I met was such a jerk I had to block him, I didn't talk about it here, but he basically said I was no good and I should quit... then he asked for to do a collab with him... then he insulted my art and people I admire... then he asked if I could do a pixel present for him... The I saw him insult artists who are much better than me... and I got fed up with him...

He's the main reason I'm afraid of joining Pixel Joint, because now I think everybody there is a jerk...
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InfinitiesEnd Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007
I don't really dig any video games now, bu when I was little I played all of those games from Nintendo and Sega. xD

Wow - this guy sounds like a little kid. How awful.
I have never come across anyone that annoying...yet. o_o

I don't think the users at pixel joint are immature like THAT guy, but I will never join. I get the feeling my style of pixel art won't be welcomed. I have visited the forum a couple times when I was linked there for some reason or another. The forum as a whole seems elitist. Plus I have heard other people's accounts of their bad experiences there, but...I don't know.
No thanks. xD
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Tanukitsune1 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So, I guess I am right about old games then? :XD:

Maybe they are elitists? This guy was surprised that I didn't know any "celebrities" from there, so maybe they are snobs?
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InfinitiesEnd Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007
Hehe, I guess so. ;)

Lol. "Celebreties."

Yeah, a lot of people refer to some PJ artists as "The Pros of pixel art." and I guess that makes them pixel art "celebrities."
How do you not know any PJ celebrities?!!!! Unthinkable!!!
xD

I don't know any PJ "celebrities." I don't even know who the PJ members are here at DA - none of them have ever befriended me, nor chatted with me - whoever they may be. :shrug: If someone ever insults me because I don't know any pixel celebrities from PJ, I will seriously lol.

Anyway, most of the PJ pixel artists ARE talented - I won't deny that, but they do seem elitist in my opinion and I do not get the feeling that I would fit in there. I know everyone is open for improvement and I know my pixel art has more than enough room for improvement, but pixel art isn't something I take very seriously. (Not like I would with my traditional art or even other forms of digital art that I am just now learning) It's mostly something I like to do for fun when I'm bored or want to relax with muh paintbrush tool. I don't mind the occasional crit here and there on DeviantArt - I always listen and keep them in mind, buuut, PJ members seem to take pixel art a lot more seriously than I do. Which is all fine and dandy. There is nothing wrong with that.
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Tanukitsune1 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What I do get is how stingy they are with the "tools" and "how it should look", just look at traditional art or comics, some of my favorite comics aren't shaded at all or have little shading and nobody complains about them!

I take pixel art serious, but I don't agree with their rules, you guys can take 5 months for your masterpiece, but I have a comic schedule to mantain! =P
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Tuxedo-Masked Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007
Don't know what to say... I always thought... or knew, even, that you were a guy. Strange.
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Tanukitsune1 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Strange indeed... :(
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Esoterically Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007
Really? I don't really see how people could think you were a girl.
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Tanukitsune1 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wish I knew! And oddly enough the people I "glomp" and end each phrase with a kitty smile are not the people who think I'm a girl! =P
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Esoterically Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007
Ha! Too true.
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Nut-Case Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007  Student Digital Artist
I always thought you were a guy >w<
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Tanukitsune1 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :hug:

I wish I knew why people keep thinking I'm a girl though... :(
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Nut-Case Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007  Student Digital Artist
maybe your style >w<
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Tanukitsune1 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You think so? :3

But some of the people I've met only don't even know my art... :(

And I don't even talk all "glompy" or with kitty smiles to them even! =P
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Nut-Case Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007  Student Digital Artist
lol yah I guess
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homicidalhero Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007
I use to think you were a girl, before I looked at your page and saw that you were a guy. But, trust me, I think every one on Deviant Art is a chick. In fact, on my old DA account, no one could figure out my gender either (but that was a time I was little bit of both, until the surgery).
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Tanukitsune1 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But this doesn't happen on DA only... And I'm still wondering if there are really more female than males on DA...
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Ephourita Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
WHAT?!?!?! :confused: :-o

I never thought you were one. This is …… this is…… OMG! O_O
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Tanukitsune1 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:shrug:
I wish I knew why it happened.. :(
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Ephourita Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Hmm, me too!

But you're a great boy! :hug:
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Tanukitsune1 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:blushes: Thanks! :glomp:
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ShoneGold Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007   Digital Artist
When you find out why folks think you are a girl...maybe you can find out why they think I am a bloke! =D
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Tanukitsune1 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Didn't you use to have a lion avatar? Maybe that caused some confusion?
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ShoneGold Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007   Digital Artist
I used to have that Egyptian eye 'Horus' left eye' thing.
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Tanukitsune1 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, Horus was a male god, right?
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ShoneGold Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007   Digital Artist
yup! :)
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