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Lintlings Species Feature Guide
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Published: July 1, 2018
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Welcome to the Lintlings Species Feature Guide!

(Please note this may soon be replaced with a Wiki page! But everything is up to date on this for now!)

Introduction To Lintlings (A Closed Species) by Pillowing-Archive
Hello everyone, I'm here to welcome you to the new guide about lintlings! These little mice like creatures are nearly as customizable as pillowings! This guide here will work on a suggestion basis to help people in creating their very own perfect lintling. Be it for custom orders or MYO events.

Lintlings will be a little different than Pillowings. We do need to keep in mind of the GENERATION STATUS of the lintling you're looking to create. (Example: 2nd gen, 3rd gen, so on...) The higher gens of 1, 2, and 3 will all be able to have most of the features on this chart. Lower gen lintlings (4 and below) will be required to be a lot plainer, simpler, and have the more common traits. So please try to follow the suggested guide lines below!
This just means that only certain generations can get access to certain features. The list below is a helpful quick list to make sure you're following the rules of your lintling. Like for example, Generation 1 lintlings have access to ALL features including Special ones. Whereas Generation 4 lintlings are only allowed to use Common and 1 Uncommon feature because they're made with smaller amounts of magic.

Generation Permission Chart

This just means that only certain generations can get access to certain features. The list below is a helpful quick list to make sure you're following the rules of your lintling. Like for example, Generation 1 lintlings have access to ALL features including Special ones. Whereas Generation 4 lintlings are only allowed to use Common and 1 Uncommon feature because they're made with smaller amounts of magic.
These are just the rarities for MYOs to follow. Species Owner and Guest Artists may have access to more and rarer features.
Star! Generation 1: All Features, including Bullet; Red Special. Unavailable to users.
Bullet; Black Generation 2: All Bullet; Green Common Features, All Bullet; Blue Uncommon Features, and 1 Bullet; Purple Rare Feature
Bullet; Black Generation 3: All Bullet; Green Common features, and 4 Bullet; Blue Uncommon Features
Bullet; Black Generation 4: All Bullet; Green Common features, and 1 Bullet; Blue Uncommon Feature

Rarity Chart

Bullet; Green Common; These traits are the most likely seen on any lintling in your home.
Bullet; Blue Uncommon; These traits aren't as common, but around enough that you don't blink much at them. It's pretty normal to see lintlings with these features around the house.
Bullet; Purple Rare; Lintlings with these features are more unusual and rare to see in your home. They tend to be a little more eye catchy.
Bullet; Pink Very Rare; You would hardly see lintlings around your home with these features. There are just a few with this kind of uniqueness about them that makes them hard to miss.

Eyes, Teeth, and Ears

Lintlings are interesting creatures by nature. Both living and both plush, it's hard to tell which way they lean more. The magic in each of them helps them thrive yet makes them incredibly unique from one another. Or any other creature for that matter!

Lintling Eyes
Bullet; Green Round: This is the most common pupil shape you will see on any lintling.
Bullet; Blue Slit: This is a little more uncommon, but it's not unheard of to see lintlings around who have cat-like slitted pupils.
Bullet; Pink Sparkle: This is an extremely rare feature is normally only see on 2nd gen lintlings. They seem to have magic emitting from their eyes that cause them to shimmer and sparkle even when there is no light to reflect them.
Bullet; Blue Glass: These marble like eyes are just similar to the Round iris/pupil normally seen, the only difference being is the lack of pupil in this shape.
Bullet; Purple Dark: These are very rare and hardly seen in the lintling communities. They seem to make other lintlings uncomfortable around the owner who has them and are subtly pushed away from the colony if they can afford too. These lintlings can see much better in the dark than any others thanks to their dark eyes.
Bullet; Green Full: Just as common as the Round eye shapes, instead of there being any sclera (whites) showing, the iris takes up the entire eye. These lintlings are said to have better sight than others.

Lintling Teeth
Bullet; Green Top Small: This set of of prominent teeth is most commonly found on most lintlings. The larger teeth are set at the top giving a sweet little buck toothed smile.
Bullet; Blue Top Medium: Larger teeth set at the top of the mouth, these are usually used for easily cutting through things like fabrics, string, and many other items.
Bullet; Purple Top Large: Not seen very often in lintlings since they are very active chewers and keep their teeth filed down pretty regularly.
Bullet; Green Bottom Small: This set of of prominent teeth is most commonly found on most lintlings. This gives a rather goofy yet loving smile.
Bullet; Blue Bottom Medium: Larger set of of teeth at the bottom of their mouth makes for great carving. Lintings will these teeth are best for gnawing and carving through wood like surfaces.
Bullet; Purple Bottom Large: This set of large teeth are likely never seen since lintlings tend to keep their teeth neat and filed. Long bottom teeth can be quite a hassle for them and even get in the way of their eating!
Bullet; Green Set Small: This set of of prominent teeth is most commonly found on most lintlings. This tends to be one of the more handy sets of teeth as it can nip and snip quickly using both prominent top and bottom teeth.
Bullet; Purple Set Top: Much like the Top medium this set of teeth is a great slicer. These teeth are great for slicing through thinner more sheer like fabrics and paper. It can make the cleanest of cuts.
Bullet; Purple Set Bottom: A lot like the Bottom medium teeth, these are great for wood widdling work. Because of the aid of the upper teeth it can make even more precise and sharp details in their creative work.

Lintling Ears
Bullet; Green Short: All average lintlings have a short twist of an ear, it's the most common one you'll see in everyday colonies.
Bullet; Blue Medium: Some lintlings have a wider and longer ear twist that holds the fluff up to more a point. It helps them look alert and signal other lintlings with a simple twitch of their ears.
Bullet; Purple Large: Like the medium ear twists, the large ones stand up very tall keeping the fluff usually pretty erect. Usually they can hold a lot more fluff than the medium or short ears could which make them more sensitive to changes in the air or far away sounds. Lintlings with these ears are usually look outs while they gather supplies in dangerous territory.
Bullet; Green Low Short: Like the short upright ears, these hold the same smaller amounts of fluff, instead the shell is naturally twisted down to the sides letting the fluff fall low.
Bullet; Blue Low Medium: The low set medium ears function much the same to the low shorts, only real difference being is that they can hold more fluff.
Bullet; Purple Low Large: Hanging down low, the twist is still held up and open to hear very well. The fluff usually drapes down the sides of the head. Much like the upright large ears, these also serve a sensitive purpose. They can not feel the air nearly as well as upright ears, but they are much more susceptible to vibrations coming up from the ground as other creatures approach. It's said they can even sense the lightest pillowing coming just by it's soft foot steps.
Bullet; Blue Short Droop: These ears are twisted inward laying them flatter against the head in a tucked and shy fashion. True to the lintling nature.
Bullet; Purple Medium Droop: The longer drooped ears are more rare and said to give lintlings a puppy like demeanor. It's even said that hosts seem to take more pity upon lintlings with this type of ear due to the cute factor.
Bullet; Pink Large Droop: These are very rare types of ears. They don't hold sensing values like the large up and low ears. Because of the way they are turned in against the head it renders them useless to sensing air or vibration on a high level which often gets lintlings killed. Not many of these lintlings are see and if they are? Usually in the mouth of a pillowing...

All about the Fluff and Tails

This is really what makes lintlings stand out from your everyday rodents or pests. They take such special care to style or craft fluffy ears and tails! Not only it is fun to look at, it's extremely sensitive. The more fluff a lintling has on their ears or tail, the more they can actually sense around them. It's said that lintlings can even sense the weather before it happens!

Fluff Types
Bullet; Green Feathered: Soft and thinner, the feathered fluff type ears normally are draped much like the fur on a papillon dog.
Bullet; Green Cotton: These are thicker, curlier, and woolier than the other fluff types. It has a much easier time sitting up without losing it's shape.
Bullet; Green Static: It looks like the lintling with these fluffs got shocked by a bolt of electricity! Maybe a bad meeting with an outlet or electrical cord? These fluffs have no trouble staying upright, but can be rather unruly.
Bullet; Green Smooth: Soft and even silky to the touch. These ears look firm and solid much like a normal animal's. They seem to hold sculpted shapes very well and look shiny while doing it.
Bullet; Green Fuzz: Similar to the Feathering fluff, this fluff instead just holds it's poof straight out like a pussy willow or cat tail plant. It doesn't like to hold shapes.
Bullet; Green Tangled: This mass of random fluff seems to always be a strange mess. It can never be tamed and seems to never go in the direction you want it too. It really has a mind of it's own.

Ear Fluff Length
Bullet; Green Buzzed: A lintling must always have fluff in their ears, without it they would not be able to hear or sense things around them. Even with the most basic shortest fluff aids them in hearing the squeaks and chirps of their fellow lints!
Bullet; Green Short: These are the most commonly seen fluffs for most lintlings. They don't make for the best at sensing threats around them, but they can easily pick up on lintling chatter and signals.
Bullet; Blue Medium: Lintlings with these ears are slightly less common, but still around enough. They have a better time sensing danger in the air than their short and buzzed lintling friends so they try to look out for the groups best they can.
Bullet; Purple Large: These are rare to see on lintlings but when they are found they are usually the quickest of the lintling bunch. They can sense danger from the tips of their fluff and send out the signal to move it! They don't ever seem to be caught off guard.
Bullet; Pink Extra Long: You would think more fluff the better, better for hearing and sensing? Not always! If the fluff can't stop upright into the air and flops over onto it'self it actually muffles the noises with it. These longer fluffs are very rare and don't serve much use other than to be decorational.

Tail Cords
Bullet; Purple Puff: Very rare and not seen often. Some lintlings will have just tufts on their buttom just like a rabbit. No corded tail or anything to help them sweep and listen. It makes for a great hearing for other lintlings, but not much else.
Bullet; Blue Stubby: Small and twitchy, this tail doesn't seem to do much good. Only help it can do is laying flatter on the floor unlike the Puff tails and try to listen for other lintlings.
Bullet; Blue Short: Still not as useful as it could be, but lintlings make do with what they have. It's uncommon to see lintlings with such short tails.
Bullet; Green Medium: This is much more like it! Lintlings on average have longer tails so that they can sweep across surfaces and listen in case another lintling needs help or there is a predator close by.
Bullet; Green Long: Like the medium tail this is seen around a lot more often. Lintlings will often use their bodies to climb up each other to get down from high surfaces or up onto tall places. Long tails aid tremendously in this effort giving them a lot more climbing room!

( Tail Cord Width )
Bullet; Green Regular Set: Almost all lintlings are seen with a normal corded tail. Just wide enough to comfortably contain lots of fluff. They have the best and most percise function with these tails.
Bullet; Pink Wide Set: This is extermely unsual to see on a lintling. Because of it's wide and heavy nature it makes the lintling a little more clumsy. But it can be really warm and comforting too.
Bullet; Purple Skinny Set: Another rare tail to be seen in the lintling community. Because of it's stringy thin nature most lintlings are scared to use it for climbing purposes as it might break unlike regular tails. They are much more delicate.

Tail Tips
Bullet; Pink Knot: This is extremely rare for a lintling have tied off it's own tail. Usually this happens if they have no fluff tips and are embarrassed of their bald tail tip. Others will do this for a purpose, a knotted end makes for something easier to climb and hold onto. Lintlings who choose to knot their tails give up the extra sensing abilities to be alert to danger.
Bullet; Purple Bald: This usually happens on accident, so it's rare to see a lintling without any fluff on it's tail tip. They will accidently get their tail caught in a door or window sill trying to escape a predator or the host! Once they lose the fluff on the tips of their tails they lose an extra bit of sensory that is very important for watching out for danger. It is hard to repair this unless Mother herself does it.
Bullet; Green Buzzed: A pretty common site on most lintlings but not entirely useful. While they can still sense the other lintlings around them, they can't feel much more through their tails.
Bullet; Green Short: Another more common fluff seen on lintling tails, this has a much easier time listening to sounds and vibrations along the ground, it's not as sensitive as others but it works well enough.
Bullet; Blue Medium: Uncommon but easily seen around on lintlings. They like to use the longer fluff to sweep around the ground listening in for danger or anything out of the ordinary.
Bullet; Purple Large: Much more rare than the medium tail tips, but still much more useful! These sensitive tail fluffs are the best for zoning in on dangerous vibrations in the area. Like a pillowing readying itself to pounce on a group of foraging lintlings! Thanks to this fluffy tail they'll hear them shifting on their paws before they even leap!
Bullet; Pink Extra Long: The more fluff on the tip of the tail the more sensitive and percise their hearing can be. Because most of it can lay flatter to surfaces they can wait and listen to calm vibrations. Even as far as outside the homes themselves being able to tell when the host arrives home from work before they even make it into the house letting the lintlings run and hide long before the door opens!

Paws, Body Sizes, and Coats

Lintlings can vary from mice to large rats! Heck, they say there are some as big as guinea pigs! Now that would be a sight. Some big, some small, some fluffier than you can imagine. Each lintling has a purpose and they make sure to use whatever they got built into them.

Bullet; Green Nails: The most commonly seen in the lintling community. Their small yet sharp nails are perfect to aid them in their craftwork.
Bullet; Blue Claws: A little more uncommon but seen around enough to know lintlings use their longer claws often to help with scraping together lint and carpet fuzz. They make for the best climbing too.
Bullet; Purple Nailless: Rare and not normally seen in the community. Still lintlings with no nails are generally gathers or sorters within the nest. They seem to handle the more delicate objects with their incredibly soft paws.

Lintling Sizes
Bullet; Green Small: The smallest lintlings can be around the same size as mice. Usually about 3 inches long.
Bullet; Blue Medium: About the size of hamsters and rats ranging anywhere from 5 inches to 8 inches.
Bullet; Pink Large: The largest lintlings are much more rare since they have a much harder time concealing themselves or thriving in colonies. Their sizes range from 12 inches to almost 15 inches.

Coat Types
Bullet; Green Smooth: This is the average for almost all lintlings to have a nice fine smooth fur coat covering their body.
Bullet; Blue Scruffy: Not the usual, but there are some lintlings that have a more scruffy style of fur where it grows a bit longer in certain areas.
Bullet; Pink Fluffy: Extremely rare but some lintlings have been made with shaggy like fur. This keeps them extremely warm and snugglable, other lintlings love to cuddle on them when it's time to sleep.

Bullet; Red Special Traits Bullet; Red

Special Lintling Features by Pillowing-Archive

Before adopting a lintling, please make sure you have read the Terms of Use and understand them. If you fail to do so and do not abide by the TOU I have rights to retrieve the lintling you adopted. I just want to make sure everyone is safe and protected with their lintling.

If you have more questions about lintlings or any of my species for that matter, please take a peek over the links here!
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ShadowKittyZerolilly|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Question. I know it's still been a while, but do I still get to make my special Lintling, or will that slot be downgraded since I haven't used it yet?
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MYO Slots of any kind here in this group do not downgrade or "decay" over time~! You have all the time in the world to make your lintling! :3
(I see you have it in your bank also so just as long as you tell us how you end up with the MYO Slot, with some sort of proof just in case, you should be fine when you go register it~!)
- Mod Chocobanyana!
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ShadowKittyZerolilly|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay, thank you so much! I got the slot directly from AJ in a trade sometime last year, but if I need to, I can see if I can find proof. 
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