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B
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C
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Re: Yet another spore-ish BBS
« Reply #15 on: November 24, 2005, 02:03:07 pm »
Sorry, but I had to pick D. Blobby things rolling around on the seabed = amusing.
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Re: Yet another spore-ish BBS
« Reply #16 on: November 24, 2005, 02:11:20 pm »
You can actually vote now ::)
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Re: Yet another spore-ish BBS
« Reply #17 on: November 24, 2005, 06:12:50 pm »
I would gave picked C even if you hadn't added the mystery bonus. They are fast turning into blimps.

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Re: Yet another spore-ish BBS
« Reply #18 on: November 24, 2005, 11:03:46 pm »
I vote C. Blimps would be cool.
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Re: Yet another spore-ish BBS
« Reply #19 on: November 25, 2005, 09:15:44 am »
I voted a) mostly because I would hope they would make farting sounds when they zoom around ;D
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Re: Yet another spore-ish BBS
« Reply #20 on: November 25, 2005, 10:55:55 am »
A-1
B-0
C-6
D-1
You guys want a secret surprise eh? ;)

The blob develop A large 'sail' spanning their entire circumference vertically which can be unfurled to catch the breeze and smaller fins to adjust airflow and steer rudimentarily, the blob experience little change for several hundred years until one day just recently, a bright object is seen in the sky (not by the blob, they dont have eyes) pulsating slowly, on that day several specimens of blob go missing. they reappear the following night with a dense patch of shimmering crystal encrusted on the front of the sphere, these crystals penetrate through to the liquid organism within the shell and are sensitive to light, vibration and are capable of analysing the chemical makeup of objects (like smell), the tiny crystals in the cluster also interract strangely with each other, often emmiting little flashes of light which cause a change in those crystals exposed to it. The Blob which posses the crystal clusters move with more purpose than their peers and benefit hugely from the gift of senses. The offspring of these crystal blob also grow crystals and soon the entire population has them (they still arent very clever though, before they had all the intelligence of an amoeba, now theyre more like snails or bright beetles).
So now what?


A- The density of the crystals increases several times (not choosing this will still cause the blob to get smarter, itll just take a bit longer)
B- The blob learn to control their gas bladders like a fish and swoop on prey close top the surface (allowing them to live over land, away from the dirig)
C- One pair of rudders develops into jointed arms
D- a freak tornado picks some blob up and drops them into a valley miles inland ringed by mountains so high that the blob can not cross them under their own power, who knows what mysteries await in the valley?

Is being uplifted a good enough surprise? :P
I think the blob have gained enough of an identity to start thinking about a better name, please post suggestions.
   
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Re: Yet another spore-ish BBS
« Reply #21 on: November 25, 2005, 11:20:34 am »
You should give the blobs some kind of shape.

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Re: Yet another spore-ish BBS
« Reply #22 on: November 25, 2005, 12:02:41 pm »
they have a shape, theyre spherical... duh!
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Re: Yet another spore-ish BBS
« Reply #23 on: November 25, 2005, 12:36:26 pm »
I mean some kind of regular animal shape. The way it's going now, they'll just be little shiny blobs with arms and legs. Give them definition.

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Re: Yet another spore-ish BBS
« Reply #24 on: November 25, 2005, 12:45:19 pm »
Names:                              Oh, and
Melnorme                           C for limbs!
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« Last Edit: November 25, 2005, 12:50:41 pm by Vivec »
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Re: Yet another spore-ish BBS
« Reply #25 on: November 25, 2005, 12:49:23 pm »
its still early in thier evolution. besides thier 'biology' is greatly different from what we would think of as standard carbon based biology, and they are more crystalline than anything.

I picked C because now is a good time as any to develop jointed limbs, even if they are only used as fins.

as far as shape, I thought they would be a little flattened and a bit enlongnated for stability. but still spherical.

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Cryoeltan

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Re: Yet another spore-ish BBS
« Reply #26 on: November 25, 2005, 02:50:10 pm »
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Oh, yeah because that wouldnt be blatant plagarism, why not call them the taalo or chenjesu while we're at it? Then they can fuse with a race of homeless robots ::) and end every sentance on an upbeat
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Re: Yet another spore-ish BBS
« Reply #27 on: November 25, 2005, 02:54:10 pm »
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Oh, yeah because that wouldnt be blatant plagarism, why not the taalo or chenjesu while were at it?

I knew that name Melnorme sounded familiar.

The Taalo and chenjesu aren't though

As far as Cryoeltan, I was going for something that would sound metallic or crystalline.

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Re: Yet another spore-ish BBS
« Reply #28 on: November 25, 2005, 03:20:44 pm »
yours is fine, melnorme taalo and Chenjesu are all races in star control two, the chenjesu are crystalline, the melnorme appear organic and the taalo are supposedly rocks but you never actually see one.
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Re: Yet another spore-ish BBS
« Reply #29 on: November 25, 2005, 05:38:31 pm »
Melnorme, because they are blobs.
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