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Is the internet's fascination with cats the modern equivalent of the ancient Egyptians?

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HGWizard Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Is the internet's fascination with cats the modern equivalent of the ancient Egyptians worshiping them as gods?

Is it because the internet has such a fascination with them because the cats themselves hold a seductive power over our human rational that makes us serve them as if they were our masters?

Or did the Egyptians worship because the wittle kittie kats r so CUtE! NAwwwwWwww!!!1! I mean look at em!11!

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Spudfuzz Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Egyptians treated cats with dignity. The internet treats them as lulz vending machines. :saddummy:
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Pristichampsus Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
The gays were obsessed with cats before the internet, so naturally, it becomes trendy eventually.
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silenoswithaleopard Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I was wondering the same thing. I wasn't even aware of the kitteth invasion until I read it in WIRED- I must be living under a rock :,[
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HGWizard Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Those little fellers are very very sneaky!
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AellaWalker Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Cats have managed to tap into that part of humans that love and want to take care of babies. Cats even mimic the pitch of a crying baby, because they figure out that's what humans respond to. It IS that they are so cute. Worshiping cats or looking at pics of them for hours a day probably both come from the same drive, just manifested differently.
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HGWizard Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
So your point is that Cats = our overlords and masters?
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AellaWalker Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
yes. you get it.
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saintartaud Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hahaha, no.  Thinking cats are awesome isn't quite the same as worshipping them.  Incidentally, while cats are adorable, they're actually awesome because they are adorable fuzzy killing machines who assume you're there just to serve their whims.
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Laika-chan Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Of course. All the cat photos in my gallery are proof of my dedication to Bastet's creatures.

Nah, just kidding. ;P
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HGWizard Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
or are you?!?! O_O
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Lumdrop Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Haha ~ no, but it's a fun thought XD XD XD
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:iconknightster:
Knightster Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
I hate cats.
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:iconhgwizard:
HGWizard Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
That's kitty blasphemy! you don't want your soul to go to kitty hell do you?
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UncleGargy Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I sometimes chastise my cat, especially when he does his business on the carpet.Does that make me the equivalent of an Egyptian Devil?
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PippinTookoftheShire Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'm, just guessing, but this cat...is Azrael?
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:iconunclegargy:
UncleGargy Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My cat is black. And is called Ninja ;-)
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:iconhgwizard:
HGWizard Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Perhaps, that's why I will never have an indoor cat. You have to be able to throw the bastard outside if he pisses you off!
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UncleGargy Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is an outdoor cat, but he sneaks in sometimes. He stays in the utility room with free access to outside. He has a habit of scratching wallpaper and furniture. He was a rescue cat so I don't have the heart to get rid of him.
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UncleGargy Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No it's because cats are as funny as ****! XD
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Iriastar Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
People nowadays don't worship cats, they laugh at them. I wouldn't say it's equivalent.
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:iconhgwizard:
HGWizard Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Yeah, they are pretty stupid animals!
But stupid in a lovable quirky way.
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Dragonflae Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Actually, compared to other animals, cats are very intelligent.
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HGWizard Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Compared to humans though, they are pretty stupid, you ever see a cat do math? I didn't think so!
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Dragonflae Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Have you ever seen a human jump seven times his height? How about kill a greater variety of different species than any other known animal on the planet?

:| Cats are little badasses.
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HGWizard Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
The super Mario bros can jump seven times their height, and I'm sure there are a great variety of bad guys they've killed!
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Dragonflae Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Well, since we're talking about made-up characters now, the Japanese bakeneko were smart as humans, could shapeshift into any form they pleased and bring dead people back to life by jumping over them.
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HGWizard Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I'm going to assume you are on the side of the original topic that cats are really our overlords and masters?
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Iriastar Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Good thing it's only the domestic ones.

If they ever dare to laugh at tigers... :chainsaw:
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HGWizard Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I laugh at Calvin and Hobbes comics. Is that considered as laughing at tigers?
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Iriastar Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Nah, it's just laughing at Calvin and Hobbes comics.
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Saeter Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
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kaikaku Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:lol:
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Iriastar Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
:lol: Dafuq I just watched.
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Saeter Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Calvin & Hobbs!
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