Mixa wrote:What??[/b][/size] [size=120]Why oh why does my avatar scares you? [b]
I think it may be the "uncanny valley" effect. Something that is almost perfectly human-looking, yet still just barely not human, is frightening, compared to something that is clearly non-human.
A similar effect is that a mechanical "animal", such as a dinosaur, that moves in big, repetitive movements is less frightening than one that is almost still but moves very slightly every so often.
We evolved to be alert to things that aren't quite right.