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The Spyke
« on: October 25, 2006, 07:14:27 am »
This is my first creature, Spyke. I was going to color all the pics first, but I just didn't have time for that, so I colored only the main picture. I might get to coloring the others later, though.


General



Lifespan:
Currently 10-15 years

Stage of evolution:
Basically tribal. Spykes have a very advanced writing system, but medicines are really unheard of.
Spykes live in simple huts.
 
Technology:
Nothing to speak of.

Social:
Spykes are very social creatures and they enjoy spending time with their family and friends. They also have various ways of communication. Spykes have their own language that is very complicated and has words for things a human canít descripe. Writing is also a common way of communication.


A few pointless pictures



Another picture of Spyke




Close-up of Spykeís tail




The hand of a Spyke


Evolution

I developed this creature by starting with this simple snail here, so the evolution is a very important part of my creature. I donít think Iím going to make any other creatures this way again, so this is sort of special... for me at least.



Somehow this funny little snail has managed to survive in the bottom of the ocean. After some generations it starts to realize itís existence is in danger. It starts to grow.




While the snail grows in size, it starts to develope a simple poison sting at the end of itís tail. Also a real mouth developes to let it eat better food. Still living in the ocean, this small creature realizes that if really wants to survive, a better way of movement is needed. It then gets little fins for itself, but unfortunately the poor thing never learns to swim properly.




The creature keeps developing the fins, but when no major succesion is made, it decides to move to land. (Now itís basically just a seal with a spike on itís tail, oh the originality)




Now moved onto land, the creature is still in trouble. Those tiny little legs arenít just muscular enough to carry the weight of his body, and that makes him vulnerable to predators. The only protection is his poisonous tail. And when that doesnít seem to be enough, hands are formed. In the meanwhile the legs keep developing.




This doggy looking creature has now gotten paws and ears. It keeps getting more furry, the arms grow, the tail is just getting more poisonous and sharp on the edges. It also gets more spiky. They are now better at defending themselfes.




The paws have turned into hoofs, so now it can better escape from the predators.




Basically just a few details added in the end.
« Last Edit: October 25, 2006, 07:25:41 am by Great Distance »



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Re: The Spyke
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2006, 07:20:24 am »
I am sorry if it wasn't your intension but it is so cute!!! I love those little fellows!

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Re: The Spyke
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2006, 07:23:52 am »
Oh thanks. ;D I honestly didn't expect someone to reply this soon. (I'm still getting the texts in place. ::))

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Re: The Spyke
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2006, 10:08:18 am »
Cute.
No way dude, you're trolling me.

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Re: The Spyke
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2006, 11:54:34 am »
It looks like a Dr. Seuss guy.

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Re: The Spyke
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2006, 11:59:04 am »
Dr. Seuss? Who's that?

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Re: The Spyke
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2006, 02:32:37 pm »
Oh cool its up :D Very cool Great Distance!

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Re: The Spyke
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2006, 04:12:55 pm »
Dr. Seuss is a children's writer/illustrator, who drew lots of fuzzy little guys.

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Re: The Spyke
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2006, 07:31:30 pm »
awwwwww!  ;D

and yeah, it does look a bit seussian (nothin wrong with that)
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Re: The Spyke
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2006, 08:14:19 pm »
Haha, that's awesome, I like the evolution sequence...it's like "heeeeeey, look at me, I got fins!  woohoo!"

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Re: The Spyke
« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2006, 03:24:10 am »
They look great :), hope you arent going to bite my head off for complimenting your work like someone else I know
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Re: The Spyke
« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2006, 03:25:28 am »
very nice indeed.
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Re: The Spyke
« Reply #12 on: October 28, 2006, 07:41:55 am »
Baby Spyke



Baby Spykes can't walk since their legs are too small, so they get carried around by their mothers. Spykes don't have any spikes or poison when they're born.

Spyke youngster



At this point it has learned to walk and talk.
« Last Edit: October 29, 2006, 02:27:09 am by Great Distance »

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Re: The Spyke
« Reply #13 on: October 28, 2006, 12:29:19 pm »
Nice!  :D

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Re: The Spyke
« Reply #14 on: October 28, 2006, 12:30:29 pm »
The poor fellow looks sad