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Facerubs from Aryian and Jeih, in line with the appropriate displays of non-Bonded Companion familiarity/affection. Noses and teeth kept away from hollows and the backs of necks, respectively.

Face (or cheek) rubbing is a pretty flexible gesture. It can stand for the Lock version of a hug, reassurance, a greeting to someone familiar, affection, acceptance, can be used to reinforce dominance… as typical with Locks the meaning of a gesture in any given encounter depends on the way in which the gesture is expressed and completed.

It's not terribly common between these two given how much they butt heads.

More on my blog.

Locks (and their faces) are mine.
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ShinyPinkKatydid Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
awww :3
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rainsingingdragon Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow, you can almost hear them purrr
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BabylonSabby Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Typically this is what you see bonded mates do in other species. I like that you mentioned specific areas like the hollows and backs are reserved specifically for mated pairs. These guys are fascinating!
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EithneS Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
It's interesting how you create a cute moment between two impressive monsters
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VanitasVanitatos Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
The gold one is so nice D:
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Superovermind Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thats too cute ^^ specially for Locks, I like seeing them affectionate, despite they're awesomeness when they're pissed off :D
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Tommy-05 Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
so cute!
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Atlasavion Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Student General Artist
I love this type of interaction between the Locks! I think in any other place this would be more a sign of affection, but I love how this gesture has a flexible meaning. To me, it's refreshing when I see your Locks interacting in an otherwise affectionate manner without any romantic (for lack of a better word) intentions to a point where I wish humans could stand acting like this but that's just a load of wishful thinking :icondragondepressedplz:
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jellybaby99 Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
what are they?
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CheckeredFoxglove Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Face rubs are the best part of shapeshifters.

As an anthropology student, can I just say I love how real Lock society is? There's nuance to their social interaction. The same gesture means different things depending on the context. Individuals are different from each other in meaningful ways. It's fab.
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Konohanaz Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
How to your member all the proportions when you do different versions of the same thing?
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TheChainsawArtist Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love these beasties of yours. <3
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loverofmythology Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
dawwwww
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YouCantSeeMee Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They looks like birds somehow C:
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Larenanwyn Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
Awee~ Cute!
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Cortanna117 Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Student General Artist
WE HAVE THE SAME ICOOONN!Wait... is that like when two girls wear the same dress, and on has to change?
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:iconlarenanwyn:
Larenanwyn Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
Lol, this is just my temporary one anyways :P
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Ai-yoku Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
LOLLLLLLLLL
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TTSnim Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
I can't NOT hear two balloons squeaking together when I see this!

Still, very, very cute. ^_^
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AirSaber Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Student General Artist
i like it how you made them like felines. I noticed felines do the same thing where they can be the best of friends, not mates or in love or anything, and give each other face rubs and groom one another. I really like this!
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Napoisk Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
ZOMG I just flippin love your Locks!!!! :la::la::la:
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Blue-Starr Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I'm still gonna say 'dawwwww' because honestly I love your Locks and their face-rubbing, head-bonking, general shenanigans and awesomeness. They're such a fantastic species and characters you've created! Love Jeih and Ary to death! :love:
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CVDart1990 Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is Fantastic! Great description.
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oukamiyoukai45 Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Student General Artist
so cute
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moontiger5 Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Well now this makes me want to display familiarity/affection in a similar manner. Enthralling.
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Crazy-Hyper-Artist Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks wonderful! <3 All your created creatures are so awesome!
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Furrama Featured By Owner May 24, 2013   Digital Artist
" So hey, how are you."

" Hey. You still smell."

" Your face still feels dumb."
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Blue-Starr Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Your face still feels dumb.

Oh goodness I'm laughing and I can't stop. :XD: Wonderful comment there! lol
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beastofoblivion Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Professional Artist
Hahaha accurate.
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bleachboy236 Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
Awww so sweet!
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