Marcus Ranum’s Neko Girls
As I have previously admitted, I like fur. Not just like, love. And human beings wearing fur? Forget about it, I’m sold. So it is with great pride that I introduce you to another side of furry-dom: Nekomimi girls. According to Wikipedia,
A catgirl is a female with cat ears, a cat tail, or other feline characteristics on an otherwise human body. Catgirls may be found in Japanese anime and manga where they are more commonly referred to as Neko (literally cat) or Nekomimi ( literally cat ear), in cosplay activities both in Japan and around the world, in video games, and in online virtual world communities such as the Nekos of Second Life.
Catgirls in character typically exhibit a more cat-like attitude, and may sometimes include cat gestures or sounds in written or verbal communications. A frequent running gag among catgirls is that, when talking, they habitually end their speech lines with the catchphrase nya, the Japanese onomatopoeia for a cat’s meow.
Regular human girls in anime and manga will sometimes sprout cat ears or a tail in order to illustrate their excitable personalities. This is similar to the phenomenon of becoming Chibi and is mostly a stylistic quirk derived from manga. They may momentarily develop a catlike mouth to emphasize mischievous thoughts or comments by a character.
Photographer Marcus Ranum took this idea and ran with it. I’ve seen artists and photographers do this in the past, but what I like most about his nekomimi work is that he used real girls, as opposed to their anime counterparts. Hot real girls. I like this guy. Not only is he an amazing photographer, but he was the implementor of the first commercial firewall system, a tidbit that lies amongst many other impressive credentials. Enjoy his sexy neko girls below, and for more on Marcus Ranum, check out his site.
Photos courtesy of http://ranum.com