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The Makal
« on: March 28, 2009, 09:37:29 pm »
I have a new species...The Makal!
Makal

(Section 1 -- Biology)
Type                 : Arborial/Aquatic
Appearance           : Amorphous
Gravity preferences  : The lower the better.
Temperature pref.    : 31 degrees to 115 degrees
Atmosphere breathed  : Nitrogen/Oxygen
Body cover           : None. They are basicly goop as far as this goes.
Body color           : Usually Neon-green
Hair                 : N/A
Hair color           : N/A
Eyes                 : one/sunken/lidded
Eyes color           : Red
Body characteristics : Amorphism
Diet                 : Oxygen
Sexual reproduction  : Male/Female
Reproduction method  : Eggs
Limbs pair n 1 : Tentacles
Limbs pair n 2 : Tentacles
Limbs pair n 3 : Tentacles
Mass :  Usually 25 lbs
Size :  2 feet 4 inches

(Section 2 -- Culture)
Attributes:
  Militancy       : 10
  Determination   : 20
  Racial tolerance: 20
  Progressivness  : 10
  Loyalty         : 10
  Social cohesion : 8
  Art             : 12
  Individualism   : 15
  Body            : Stamina-20 Strength-5
  Mind            : 18
  Speed           : Speed-5 Reaction time-20
  Lifespan        : 1000 years
  Tech level      : Late Space

(Section 3 -- Government and Religion)
Government type   : Republic
Religion          : Monotheism
Devotion          : High

(Section 4 -- Extra things you should know)
Special abilities:
 -Fast Healing
 -Diease Immunity
 -Charisma
 -Amorphous
 -Gills and Lungs


I'll have a pic up when PhotoBucket starts working.
« Last Edit: March 29, 2009, 09:43:27 am by GroxGlitch »



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Re: The Makal
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2009, 05:36:53 am »
A charismatic amorphous blob? Those are certainly two things that aren't normally found together. Can't wait to see what you came up with in the drawing/pic. :)

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Re: The Makal
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2009, 07:28:47 am »
Interception before UFO King or omegatripod gets here:

Amorphous blogs are perfectly acceptable, and so are many more things you two seem to have problems with.
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Re: The Makal
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2009, 09:20:18 am »
Interception before UFO King or omegatripod gets here:

Amorphous blogs are perfectly acceptable, and so are many more things you two seem to have problems with.

Yea, I find a charismatic amorphous blob to be an interesting concept. Lets see how Glitch pulls it off with the pic.

The description makes me think of some sort of jellyfish, but the concept alone is pretty alien.

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Re: The Makal
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2009, 09:30:13 am »
Dang, I was making a species of amorphous gelatinous blobs. Oh well, I think these guys are different enough from mine.
Interception before UFO King or omegatripod gets here:

Amorphous blobs are perfectly acceptable, and so are many more things you two seem to have problems with.
Actually, we have very good reasons for having problems with implausible things: They are implausible. Many things we have problems with break the laws of physics and/or are just plain stupid. Although these guys are acceptable, and I think it makes sense how they have a long lifespan. Although how exactly does their diet of direct energy intake work?
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Re: The Makal
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2009, 09:36:31 am »
Dang, I was making a species of amorphous gelatinous blobs. Oh well, I think these guys are different enough from mine.
Interception before UFO King or omegatripod gets here:

Amorphous blobs are perfectly acceptable, and so are many more things you two seem to have problems with.
Actually, we have very good reasons for having problems with implausible things: They are implausible. Many things we have problems with break the laws of physics and/or are just plain stupid. Although these guys are acceptable, and I think it makes sense how they have a long lifespan. Although how exactly does their diet of direct energy intake work?
They use air to create all the energy they need. I dont know how to explain it more simply than that. The air acts a fuel for a special organ that creates protiens and such. In space, they have to wear spacesuits with oxygen.They can survive, they just need oxygen. I dont know if there is a creature that cant survive in the vaccum of space with a spacesuit.
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Re: The Makal
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2009, 09:39:33 am »
I don't know if there is a creature that can't survive in the vacuum of space.
To answer your question, almost every single creature ever made. If you were just making a mistake, I'm sure there are a few who can, probably the Terran-Ixians or the Wexxians. I don't think Makal would evolve to be adapted to a highly pressurized environment unless they lived deep at the bottom of the ocean.
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Re: The Makal
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2009, 09:40:38 am »
I think direct energy intake means that you get zapped by lightning and say that the electricity was tasty.

You gotta say that they eat oxygen!

EDIT: Usually needing air is considered not being able to survive in space.

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Re: The Makal
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2009, 09:43:00 am »
I think direct energy intake means that you get zapped by lightning and say that the electricity was tasty.

You gotta say that they eat oxygen!

EDIT: Usually needing air is considered not being able to survive in space.
You are 100% correct there. I modded their thing to say they eat oxygen and I'll fix whats in the edit.

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Re: The Makal
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2009, 09:49:25 am »
Dang, I was making a species of amorphous gelatinous blobs. Oh well, I think these guys are different enough from mine.
Interception before UFO King or omegatripod gets here:

Amorphous blobs are perfectly acceptable, and so are many more things you two seem to have problems with.
Actually, we have very good reasons for having problems with implausible things: They are implausible. Many things we have problems with break the laws of physics and/or are just plain stupid. Although these guys are acceptable, and I think it makes sense how they have a long lifespan. Although how exactly does their diet of direct energy intake work?
They use air to create all the energy they need. I dont know how to explain it more simply than that. The air acts a fuel for a special organ that creates protiens and such. In space, they have to wear spacesuits with oxygen.They can survive, they just need oxygen. I dont know if there is a creature that cant survive in the vaccum of space with a spacesuit.

So, they use something akin to photosynthesis? Even still, they would need to accquire other elements somehow.

I don't know if there is a creature that can't survive in the vacuum of space.
To answer your question, almost every single creature ever made. If you were just making a mistake, I'm sure there are a few who can, probably the Terran-Ixians or the Wexxians. I don't think Makal would evolve to be adapted to a highly pressurized environment unless they lived deep at the bottom of the ocean.

He said with a spacesuit, but yea the wording in that sentence is a bit wierd. I did put the Q'nu Coa as bieng adapted to higher pressures as thier homeworld has a dense atmosphere, but they would die in a vacuum anyway from lack of oxygen.

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Re: The Makal
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2009, 04:13:45 pm »
Another main enemy in space is heat. If you have no thermal regulation systems on, you can either be bombarded by extreme heat or lose body temperature at an alarming rate. :)


Also, I like the idea of charismatic, amorphous blobs. :) They're so cuuuuuuuute! :3

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Re: The Makal
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2009, 05:17:35 pm »
Here's a pic of a Makal:

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Re: The Makal
« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2009, 05:21:03 pm »
Pretty cool looking. :)

Whats the strap-like thing in the middle though?

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Re: The Makal
« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2009, 05:23:17 pm »
Pretty cool looking. :)

Whats the strap-like thing in the middle though?
Thats a design on this particular Makal's body. Just decor.

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Re: The Makal
« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2009, 05:35:34 pm »
So it's a peanut-shaped tentacle thingy that lacks any depth perception?
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