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« Reply #15 on: July 10, 2008, 08:51:23 am »
Basically just about all of the things in this post are new right now.  Only a few older ones spinkled in.  Comments wanted, request taken.

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Re: Darcie's Spore Bits 'n Bobs - TONS of NEW creatures.
« Reply #16 on: July 10, 2008, 10:55:23 am »
That's looking great so far! I like how you've organised everything, and also how you've branched out into a lot of different avenues. for example, i just make comedy objects or weird cartoony things, but you're diversifying into a lot of different 'genres' of creature. I especially like Snoik! The Goron and Snapper are also favourites of mine.

It's good you're making 'snack' creatures to serve the lower ends of the food chain as well.  ;D
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Re: Darcie's Spore Bits 'n Bobs - TONS of NEW creatures.
« Reply #17 on: July 10, 2008, 01:19:12 pm »
Thanks, glad you like em.  I like to dabble in lots of little things.

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« Reply #18 on: July 13, 2008, 08:55:07 am »
Xomoc (Taurus beefy)
http://www.spore.com/sporepedia#qry=ast-500005487841%3Asast-500005487841

Religious extreamest, the Xomoc worship the "Holy Cow".  Don't dis the deity and no beef jokes, unless you want a horn up the... yeah.


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Yet again it looks bad in the snapshot, I think spore does it on purpose sometimes lol.  But it's great in game.  I put a ton of time into trying different sorts of configurations to get the look I wanted and then ended up back at something more simple than I first thought I'd need.  I really like this creature and want to move it into tribe and beyond at some point.  Obviously this is a mammal like cow creature.  The common name is play on the words cow and ox :)

Also in the works in a rather fancy set of monsters of my own design.  You can see a few posted to my sporepedia page right now, but I am going to wait to announce em for a little bit while I fill in a bit more backstory.  I am also currently working on the civilization stage guide for my webpage and hope to have it up by the end of today or tomorrow.

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Re: Darcie's Spore Bits 'n Bobs - Beef, it's not for dinner
« Reply #19 on: July 13, 2008, 09:13:33 am »
Ah, busy busy, so you are!  ;D

I like Xomoc, the name sounds cool to speak aloud. The cow patterns are detailled and the limbs are very intricate; he looks like he could easily flatten my Mootilator!  ;D

It'd be fun to find a tribe of those ingame.
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Re: Darcie's Spore Bits 'n Bobs - Beef, it's not for dinner
« Reply #20 on: July 13, 2008, 09:29:06 am »
Ah, busy busy, so you are!  ;D

I like Xomoc, the name sounds cool to speak aloud. The cow patterns are detailled and the limbs are very intricate; he looks like he could easily flatten my Mootilator!  ;D

It'd be fun to find a tribe of those ingame.

xD wow your fast.  I just fineshed updating how my link tags worked and already a comment.  I'm glad you like them and finding a tribe of cows was what I wanted  (and inspired me to make them) .

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Re: Darcie's Spore Bits 'n Bobs - Beef, it's not for dinner
« Reply #21 on: July 15, 2008, 08:31:51 am »
Three new Foodiforma with a fast food theme.  It started with Patty and I felt she needed some friends.


Franky (Foodiforma wienie) - Sporepedia Page


Patty (Foodiforma arteriosclerosis) - Sporepedia Page

Fri (Foodiforma greasy) - Sporepedia Page

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Re: Darcie's Spore Bits 'n Bobs -new foodiforma
« Reply #22 on: July 15, 2008, 10:32:10 am »
Introducing the Fuseiforms
These are my own little original creations inspired by the biology of plants and angler fish. 

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Begin the Scientistís story: Fuseiforms
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Exerts from the log of Captain Cornelius of the Scientistís Fuseiform Expedition:

Star date !%)&)*:

Recently a small pod containing several eggs of unknown origin was retrieved from itís newly acquired orbit around our planet.  It appears that this unmanned vessel is in communication with a planet in an unexplored galaxy not far from our home world.  Hatching the eggs has revealed some interesting information about the species that may have sent them, but it is clear that these animals are not the sentient beings who crafted the pod.  Our ships have set course for the suspected planet of inhabitation in our quest to better understand these life forms and those that sent them on a trip into space, which we assume was in an effort to make contact.

From the eggs that have hatched and those that died in various stages we have been able to create a fairly good picture of the life forms biology.  I have named them Fuseiforms.

The above image is a representation of the typical modern fuseiform, although it is not meant to be any specific species.

When fuseiforms lay a shelled egg it actually contains a pair of embryos.  One is diploid, that is to say it has two copies of each.  However, the second embryo is a sterile Triploid, meaning it has three sets of each chromosome. (For more about triploids read section A at bottom of the post)

During development it appears that the two fuseiform siblings grow together at the spine to create a genetic mosaic, or chimera. (For more about genetic mosaics read section B at the bottom of the post)

The illustration our computers produced shows how the tissues of the siblings usually meet.  Also visible are the two little brains of each sibling and the larger round stomachs used in digestion by each.

If the functional body of the smaller sibling is lost it has been observed to grow back rapidly while relying on the support of itís larger sibling.  This feature seems to have lead to some species actually using the smaller sibling as a lure to capture prey.  In one case it looks as though a reduced triploid has lost itís own independent mind and been reduced to little more than a rapidly growing tool for gathering more food, although this specimen is still quite younger.

In most modern fuseiforms one sibling will grow larger than the other.  Also, one will be a herbivore with specialized stomach while the other will be a carnivore with a different type of specialized stomach.  More primitive species seem to share a single stomach and both heads will eat the same sort of foods.  It is believed that the more primitive the fusiform the more the two siblings resemble one another in general.  Perhaps the very first fusiform differed little from two headed conjoined twin reptiles popular at the fairs of Earth.

From the alien images included in the pod and the eggs that have successfully hatched to date it is apparent that the world of the fuseiforms is vast and variable.  What surprises lay in store for our expedition on arrival, only time will tell.


Images of the first fuseiforms to mature:
Fuseiform (Mosaic vulgar)
This little beastie is a pure blend of cute and ugly.  The little fellow up top is simply charming, but until it had gotten very use to us the blind lower creature was inclined to bite most frequently.  Once it accidentally got a hold of the little fellow and gave us all quite a shock, but within a few days it's sibling had grown back.  Examination of a second specimen that died in hatching has revealed that the brain of the little fellow is safely housed away from the jaws of it's sibling.  For now we call this creature the common fuseiform because it was the namesake of the group and the first to hatch, although it is possible that it is not actually the most common of the group.

Rocky Fuseiform (Mosaic pebbles)
Although tests have confirmed that one sibling is diploid and one triploid they remain very similar in overall external morphology.  They are quite the little characters and get into everything.  Clearly the heavy rocky armor and stealthy appearance has made them rather bold.

River Fuseiform (Mosaic aqua)
A polar opposite of the common fuseiform, this creature is composed of a large herbivore with a tiny carnivore sprouting from it's back.  They seem rather fond of water and the herbivore takes great delight in mixing anything we feed it in it's water bowl first.  The tiny carnivore is at constant work preening and grooming the larger sibling. It was a trick to convince it to eat at all, but finally we found that it has a taste for small insects and pests which it gobbles up during it's frenzied grooming sessions.

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A supplemental with some fun facts  ;D

A)  Brief overview of what it means to be triploid on planet Earth
Triploid creatures are sterile because they can't properly divide up their chromosomes during reproduction and they are usually formed by accident when a sperm or egg cell fails to divide before combining (in most higher organisms, such as humans, triploid embryos die at an early stage of development). The only way for any freak triploid creature that survives to adulthood to reproduce is to clone itself (as is seen in some seedless cultivars of popular fruit plants on Earth).  However, in some cases, nature produces a triploid intentionally so that the sterile triploid's tissue can help it's siblings.  Plants that produce seeds on Earth include a mutant triploid sibling to act as a food source for the little diploid embryo.  The three sets of chromosomes tells the triploid to grow rapidly and store food while it's still connected to its mother.  Then, later, when it is time for the diploid embryo to grow into a new plant it absorbs its triploid sibling and gets a better start at life.  Since the triploid and diploid share so much DNA, it also helps the triploid pass on itís genes.

B) Brief overview of what it means to be a chimera on Planet Earth
Chimeras of two or more diploid siblings occur from time to time on earth.  There are several causes, but one of the most interesting is when one fraternal twin absorbs it's sibling during an early stage of development (fraternal twins are genetically different).  The end result is that part of the body of the lone person born has one DNA code and another part of their body has a different DNA code.  Normally this goes unnoticed, but now and then it will show up in two different zones of hair color or two different colored eyes.  Most often it is found when that person needs an organ transplant because the body will reject an organ that was expected to match only for doctors to discover that the region of the body they took the sample from (to make the match) has different DNA from the region they wanted to connect the new organ to.
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Re: Darcie's Spore Bits 'n Bobs -new foodiforma
« Reply #23 on: July 24, 2008, 01:34:12 pm »
Dang! You've realy thought this out, haven't you? Big thumbs up to you! ;D

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Re: Darcie's Spore Bits 'n Bobs -new foodiforma
« Reply #24 on: July 25, 2008, 11:52:44 am »
Dang! You've really thought this out, haven't you? Big thumbs up to you! ;D

Thanks Darth...

Okay on to update.  I've made a few new additions to some mini sets, but they need a bit more tweaking.  However, I did upload a few new foodiforma that I developed while playing around a few days ago.  They are deceptively simple, but come from a whole lot of trial and error looking for the best combo looks.  Meet the lastest fast foodiforma.




http://www.spore.com/sporepedia#qry=usr-Darcie

Yup, it's Deep Fried Thingy and two kinds of Eyescream :)

The darn thumbnail camera mutilated the mint chocolate chip eyescream.  It cut half the cone off >.< but it's all there in game... eyescream babies are scary looking (which is why I did not include a super freaky version)... Deep fried thingy was meant to be a joke, but it makes me hungry....
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Re: Darcie's Spore Bits 'n Bobs -new fastfood
« Reply #25 on: July 25, 2008, 11:54:29 am »
lol, eyescream. I love 'em. =D
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Re: Darcie's Spore Bits 'n Bobs -new fastfood
« Reply #26 on: August 13, 2008, 09:43:58 am »
Just a couple more bits of fan art creatures (it's hard to resist doing tons of fan bits, but I try.  A few get through now and then though :) ).  This time I thought I'd do the chicken and cow from Harvest Moon.

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Re: Darcie's Spore Bits 'n Bobs -new harvest moon animals
« Reply #27 on: August 13, 2008, 09:49:03 am »
hahaha that chicken is the best!
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Re: Darcie's Spore Bits 'n Bobs -new harvest moon animals
« Reply #28 on: August 13, 2008, 09:52:16 am »
yeah I really like it too.  I was just making a normal chicken and realised I could make a really good harvest moon one and switched over to it.  The cow was a lot harder though.

BTW I'm curious, what sorts of creatures would people want to see me work on next or make more of?  I have a ton of thoughts myself, but I'd really like to see what people are most interested in seeing more of be it real animals, mythical beast, fan art, food and object monsters or totally new things like the fusiform.

edit: I like your new avatar.

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Re: Darcie's Spore Bits 'n Bobs -new harvest moon animals
« Reply #29 on: August 13, 2008, 10:29:31 am »
I like your food and fusiforms, myself. =)
"Ooh rabba la dee teeb, ooh babba labba squeeb!"