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HAOLAMI species guide (updated 8.9.17) by thewrabbithole HAOLAMI species guide (updated 8.9.17) by thewrabbithole
They are the Haolami, foreign entities that are known to explore their universe in search of knowledge.

Breakdown of anatomy

:bulletwhite: They are about 5-6ft (1.6-2m) tall, similar to humans. Therefore they can also wear human clothes~ they don't have to go naked (unless you like that... it's fine, there's no genitals or anything)
:bulletwhite: Lifespan: They will usually deteriorate naturally within 5000 years, though they will deteriorate faster in climates lower than 2000K (3140 F // 1726 C). This is the reason why most don't stay for extended periods of time on the planet Earth, though they do visit cold locations out of their impulse for curiosity and new information.
:bulletwhite: Basically their fluid is similar in function to human blood, though it doesnt really work the same way as our circulatory system. If they lose enough they will cease to function.
:bulletwhite: The fluid while on Earth / other cold locations is slightly thicker than water, though it still remains somewhat transparent. While in their proper temperatures the liquid becomes gaseous
:bulletwhite: Haolami are a combination carbon based life form and something else entirely.
:bulletwhite: They're capable of thought and high-intelligence processes, including speech and other forms of communication.
:bulletwhite: Oxygen is not required for them to survive. It's necessary for them to subsist on nitrogen and noble gasses.
:bulletwhite: They don't weigh very much due to their composition, so they're a bit floaty and light on their feet, though they cannot fly.
:bulletwhite: The "wings" are holograms. They are able to switch them on or off. It's thought that these wings in combination with their body markings display information about the individual, almost like its DNA.
:bulletwhite: Audio communication consists of vibrations and humming. They communicate within the VHF and higher frequency ranges, waaaaayyy out of human's ability to hear. Since VHF+ frequencies are used on Earth for radio telecommunications, sometimes if they're loud enough they can interrupt radio broadcasts.
:bulletwhite: The fluids inside are not in a vacuum, so they follow the pull of gravity.
:bulletwhite: The skeleton/ clear substance is not glass. Though it's transparent and sturdy, it's also flexible to a certain extent, allowing them free range of motion with their legs.


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Guide to Rarity Traits


:bulletgreen: N - usual traits. 1-2 eyes. 1-3 horns. 2 arms.

:bulletyellow: R - uncommon traits. 3 eyes. non circular window. atypical skin patterns (more or less skin to conceal their glass-like skeletons). Swirling shape horns, oversized horn(s). Asymmetrical horns.

:bulletred: SR - rare traits. 4 eyes. 4 arms. 4 horns. 

:bulletwhite: UR - unheard-of tier, highly unstable! 5+ eyes, 6+ arms. 6+ horns. 75% or more skin missing. Centaur- or mermaid-like mutations.

Whew~ if you have any other questions about how they work, please ask in a comment! I'll be sure to answer and update you~

Of course if you obtain a Haolami you don't have to strictly follow their lore or anything hahaha~ you can do as you like! ouo b

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Lore

From somewhere in the universe, there's a planet where Haolami are hatched. Immediately afterwards, they disperse and seek information about how the universe works. For some reason, they seem to gravitate towards one topic, like perhaps energy, a certain planet or organism, the concept of entropy, etc.

Sometimes, they're found wandering into other planets, like Earth.

Each Haolami is different in terms of their moral alignments, though most of them are neutral and want to observe how things work. They usually don't harm humans or animals on purpose.

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Interested in a custom? Please check here!
UPDATED Custom Haolami Info - OPENSo you want to assume responsibility for a rogue alien? Don't blame me if something goes wrong! They're all monsters!
But if you really insist on it... the Space Rangers can hunt down and capture one of these errant beings for you, for a nominal fee.
(If you don't know what this species is, check this handy guide~)

The fee for a standard Haolami is currently $30 each
-At this price I do not include any special/unheard of traits, though there is always a slight chance that your custom Haolami does come out with a special feature.
-This slight chance can be raised if you decide to pay any amount over $30 (up to you how much extra you'd like to pay)
-Special traits are anything at SR and UR tiers. (after all, those guys are hard to hunt down. You humans sure are picky!)
-I will only make adjustments once if you are not satisfied with the result, extra adjustments will incur an extra fee. However, you're free to change minor detail


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Haolami are a closed species that I designed- please do not make one for yourself without my permission.
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Critique by StarryEyedKing Aug 23, 2015, 5:54:12 PM
Vision
I can definitely see this becoming something rather known. It looks quite good, and has a very different design.

Originality
Very original. While I don't know my way around most humanoid species (seeing as it's mostly just animal species), I can say I haven't seen anything like this. The futuristic design is interesting, and the species itself has a lot of variability.

Technique
I honestly can't put much here, but I can say that it is drawn and executed well. The picture itself is easy to look at, and the writing is easy to read. The colours are put together well enough that it won't completely confuse you, and its put well together with looking 3D.

Impact
Overall, I would say this is very interesting to me personally. I would love to see more of these, and watch them advance. I look forward to this uvu
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Leludar Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm into it Lovely Shoujo (Nods) [V4] 
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thewrabbithole Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm happy you are ^ ^ thank you!!!
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Inkuii Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol anywhere from 1 to god knows how many

best line in the guide
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:iconthewrabbithole:
thewrabbithole Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
heheh~ <3
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Inkuii Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
just a small idea

what if you did one with hair

except when you look closer it's not actually hair

they're all horns
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:iconthewrabbithole:
thewrabbithole Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
AMAZING
maybe a mohawk made of horns hahah
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:iconinkuii:
Inkuii Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes

Take the statement to its logical extreme
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ShellyCake Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Question, I bought an adopt from you of this species.

Would it be possible for said Haolami to be allowed to enroll in a school as a foreign exchange student?
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:iconthewrabbithole:
thewrabbithole Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
That sounds acceptable to me! They're naturally curious as a species anyways, so I bet they would love to learn at a school~
Have fun!
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ShellyCake Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Question, what are their species abilities?
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thewrabbithole Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
They are very adept learners, their natural inquisitive personalities and agile minds allow them to problem solve quickly.
However, it does take them a while to adjust to human culture, so they might be awkward at first.

They are extremely light, so in Earth's atmosphere they float just above the ground surface and glide from place to place. They're able to flicker on and off their hologram wings, which they use for communication amongst their own species. To humans i think it just looks cool, hehe.

Idk if this is considered a power or a nuisance but they speak on the same wavelength as radio waves, causing interference if they desire.

Let me know if you have other questions! Of course it's merely a suggestion, so you're free to make up other abilities/powers for your Haolami if you so wish!
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ShellyCake Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Another question (I'm sorry)

Are there any females or clothes on their planet?
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:iconthewrabbithole:
thewrabbithole Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
there's not really a male-female dichotomy in their cluster, but they don't mind being called by whichever gender humans guess/assume them to be. Each Haolami reproduces by splitting their DNA and combining with another one(s) so gender isn't like a thing with them ;w;
And yes, they are known to wear human clothing because they're around human sized~

it's ok haha i like answering questions about them! It's no problem :heart:
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ShellyCake Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was wondering as I had the idea of Shishaa (who I adopted), being confused by clothing, as he never wears it
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thewrabbithole Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
yea! it would probably confuse him even more since he's got more arms than humans! haha
poor guy~ i hope he can meet someone who can tailor him something custom!

maybe he can wear a poncho or legwear for the time being ~
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xXStarry-SkyesXx Featured By Owner Edited Aug 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These are so cool! >X 3 Would it be okay if i made a similar open species? the only thing i would use is the whole liquid in clear body parts thing ;u;
i'd credit you as the inspiration if youd like? ;u;

EDIT: And I'd like to make some point adopts of them as well, would that also be okay?
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thewrabbithole Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
i mean, there are other species that have this trait too, i technically can't own it :u
hope you don't make them too similar to my designs ;w;
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xXStarry-SkyesXx Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ah, i finished my species! if you find them too similar, i can take them down. mary9103.deviantart.com/art/Ze…
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thewrabbithole Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
messaged you
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xXStarry-SkyesXx Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks!
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xXStarry-SkyesXx Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ah thanks! :3 all i really wanted was the liquid limbs thing ;u; thanks so much!
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MajikkanBeingsUnite Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
THIS IS AMAZING OMG
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thewrabbithole Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahh I'm happy you like them!!!!
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KatVizionz Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016  Hobbyist
dont worry about what people say c: 
im one of those closed species owners that encourages others to create their own closed species!

your species is so much different than mine that it really doesnt even ocur to me that you are copyig me

anyways  i hope you have a good day ! and no worries my dear c:
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thewrabbithole Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
YEAH that's what i was thinking too?? haha
im sorry one of your followers was acting like this ;w; something recently happened to me too where a follower of mine was saying unfounded things~

ya! have a great day kat!
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xMaalikx Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Im sorry, but this is practically a rip off of Boozesharks. You know.... the closed species created by KatVizionz 

A species that came out back at the end of 2014, beginning of 15. 

So I wouldnt find it wise that you or your followers claim that others are stealing YOUR closed species, when they didnt, when you did yourself.
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thewrabbithole Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Britney Spears What the hell?  ok ... first of all...

I'm not responsible for anything my followers choose to say or do, so I'm not sure why you're reaching so hard.
Should I be able to hold you responsible for things your followers do?

I'm so baffled when people here assume everyone knows about every closed species on DA. You do know the majority of people don't even know what adoptables are right? The first time I saw these boozesharks was a day or two ago, when someone compared kanoii's CS to Kat's, so I took a look.
They seem like any other kemonomimi kawaii closed species I guess? personally i dont really care one way or another for them. I could sit here and list out the differences between them but you don't seem like you're really interested in hearing anything from my perspective.

Finally... I don't think :iconkatvizionz: would really appreciate one of HER followers blatantly and falsely accusing someone of stealing closed species.
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xMaalikx Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok then why are you sitting there STALKING the other person YOU claimed and called out for stealing your own species. When what I was saying was that you are in no boat to talk at all. Since If Kat wanted to, she could come against your own. Seeing as YOURS resembles HERS more then YOURS resembles the artist Kano you claimed stole your species when it was merely a merspecies with crystals growing through the tail like a crystal terrarium. 

So much that the said artist also claimed you stalking their gallery and was commenting on how you was comparing a lot of their work to yours in any form you could. Just to try and prove your point. That right there is a flat out attack of harassment and uncalled for.

Seriously if you want to do the whole "who started it first" BS, then find the FIRST person to ever think of doing a glass/cartilage filled species and see what they have to say. 

Yes there are many alike. Hell I have seen ponies with similar shit. But unless you was the said first person. Dont sit there and try to sweet talk or guilt trip others when you yourself could also be accused just as much.

You didnt like it when I compared your stuff to my friend Kats. How do you think the other person you did the same shit to feels when you did it to them? When theirs is actually more original then you give them credit for. So before you sit and do something to one person, then try to defend yourself. PUT YOURSELF IN THEIR SHOES. 

See I will admit that I am a bitch. So you could spur at me all day.


And one more thing. "I don't think :devkatvizionz: would really appreciate one of HER followers blatantly and falsely accusing someone of stealing closed species."

Guess what buttercup, You did the same thing yourself with that other species. Since you accused Kano of the same shit. So I guess its true, it takes one to know one. Just sit and sip on that for a second. 
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thewrabbithole Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
whoaaa there buddy let's calm down ;w; //

I wish i even had TIME to stalk someone lmao I'm so swamped with homework and school haha. I did go to kat's gallery just now to look at the species again, and sure i mean you can totally draw similarities between their features.... but I honestly don't find them similar enough in lore or appearance to decide it's a flat-out "blatant rip-off", as you put it.

Also... I'm not sure where you're getting that I'm stalking or that I'm comparing my species to Kano's? I'm honestly really confused ;w; I wasn't calling you or anyone a bitch either

oh boy owo;;;;;
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xMaalikx Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
 gyazo.com/66093cc810dbc75e4933…
Maybe this will help clear things up then. 
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thewrabbithole Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
//sigh

kanoii-chi what are you saying? exactly??
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yubbi45 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Are their juice Bottles(why did I call them that?) always the lower legs and sternum? 
Or could different body parts be holding The fluid?


And
Is their hair like our hair? Or is it like, space Dust webby stuff? 
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thewrabbithole Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Good question~

Usually they live in way hotter temperatures, and the liquid becomes a gas and circulates through their bodies. On Earth they will condense and pool in certain places - legs, horns, eyes, core (the center of their chest there), etc. So yes usually all of their bodies are interconnected with this fluid, and if they lie down for instance, the fluid can enter the torso

and their hair is pretty much like our hair, though more resilient because of their molecular makeup, similar to the rest of their body.
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yubbi45 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I meant the clear pieces
Like, could their elbows be Translucent? Or parts of their face? 
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:iconthewrabbithole:
thewrabbithole Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes!~ even other parts of their torso can have "windows"
haha though its not really common
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yubbi45 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What do you think you would add for a custom with such an uncommon trait? 
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thewrabbithole Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Probably additional 20% of price of a custom =w=
I haven't decided how much customs are yet though!
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yubbi45 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You could start by listing all the traits they could Have, separate stuff by rarity then price from there

OH! You could have a points system where more rare/legendary traitsare worth more and after a certain amount is when additional charges get Added on? 
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thewrabbithole Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
for sure! i'm thinking to do a similar system~ right now im in the gathering info stage
I'll make posts and updates~
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NirvanasWaterBottle Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015  Student General Artist
Wow they're really beautiful! I can see all the though put into them uvu.
Just a quick little question - are there any that look like boys or have a different body type? I don't wanna but rude - I'm just very curious about them (unless you already answered this, sorry).
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thewrabbithole Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
i appreciate it so much nirvana haha :heart:

Hmm~ it's not rude at all, don't worry! its kind of funny to me that people call them girls so far haha .. for some reason to me they seem masculine or vague ;y
but of course im sure body proportions can vary to be more humanly masculine and feminine. They can definitely be drawn to however body shape you feel like because they aren't human and don't really have human sexes haha~

thanks for asking!
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NirvanasWaterBottle Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015  Student General Artist
Yeah, they are vague. I only supposed because of hair length and the body shape is a bit feminine ^v^.
And oh, ok! I understand now; I figured they didn't have the human sexes.
Thank you for answering X3.
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thewrabbithole Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem!! I'm always happy to answer questions about them :P
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AlienAngelPunk Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think this is really well done I want one La la la la 
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thewrabbithole Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
haha wow im really happy that you want one ;w;
I plan to auction this sample one off as well as a custom slot sometime in the next few days ;w; b
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Grellbird Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so cute <3
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thewrabbithole Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
ahha thank you so much owo b
im happy you like the species :D
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Grellbird Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no problem X3
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computerwar Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I neeeeed itttt<3
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thewrabbithole Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
//screams
YOU WILL 
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