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Alien Scale
« on: May 23, 2007, 04:02:17 pm »
Alien Scale

I am trying to develop an "alien scale". This is not a scale of better or worse, but a scale between familiar and un-familiar looking traits.


1. The alien is more or less exactly human physically except for the clothing he wears. (abilities are not important since this is a visual scale). Ex. Kryptonians.


2. The alien looks otherwise human except for a small physical feature such as pointed ears or bumps on their head. Ex. Star Trek Aliens.


3. The alien still is humanoid except features proportions will be changed such as little bodies, big head and eye or long limbs. Ex. Grays.


4. The alien still has some humanoid features but are merged with another creature. Ex. Centaur, Mermaid.


5. The alien still has a humanoid form but is like an Earth animal. They very anthropomorphic. Ex. Bugs Bunny, Mickey Mouse.


6. The alien has many more alien features to were the only thing that keeps it humanoid is that it has a head, 2 arms and 2 legs. Ex. Xenomorph.


7. The alien is no longer humanoid but resembles Earth-like traits. For instance it might have a head with eyes, nose, mouth and ears on it just like Earth creatures. Ex. Naucean.


8. The alien has no humanoid features but has somewhat familiar body parts. They are confingured in strange ways but you can still identify what parts are. Ex. Hydro's many aliens.


9. The alien is very weird were its hard to tell what is what. You cannot identify with a face or head because there is none. Ex. Amorphous Blob.


10. The alien is so alien that we cannot even imagine it yet. It has parts that are yet to be discovered by scientists. Real aliens would probably look like this. Ex. Unknown.
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Re: Alien Scale
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2007, 04:05:50 pm »
ooh.  very cool.  Might I suggest for number 9 and amorphous blob of some sort?
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Re: Alien Scale
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2007, 04:09:56 pm »
ooh.  very cool.  Might I suggest for number 9 and amorphous blob of some sort?

Thanks i added it.

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Re: Alien Scale
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2007, 04:17:36 pm »
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Re: Alien Scale
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2007, 04:24:57 pm »
Hey Hydro. You should adopt my old CAS work. :D

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« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2007, 04:26:58 pm »
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« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2007, 04:34:47 pm »
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« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2007, 04:43:06 pm »
Hey Hydro. You should adopt my old CAS work. :D

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I wish I had the time to continue it. Maybe you can use it and perfect it.
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Re: Alien Scale
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2007, 04:55:41 pm »
Hey Hydro. You should adopt my old CAS work. :D

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Re: Alien Scale
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2007, 04:56:17 pm »
I knew bugs was an alien...


Anyway, my current race is a bit unfitting - somewhat 4 and somewhat 7...


Also, I belive anime should be included in catagory 3...

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Re: Alien Scale
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2007, 05:03:04 pm »
I knew bugs was an alien...


Anyway, my current race is a bit unfitting - somewhat 4 and somewhat 7...


Also, I belive anime should be included in catagory 3...

Your would lean toward the 7 end because even though yours is centaur-like thats not what 3 is about. 3 is about very human-like alien merged with some other earth type creature. Since the your human part of the centaur is less human you would lean toward more alien than if it was just a human torso on the body.

Also for anime in category 3. *chuckles* yeah i suppose so with those huge eyes.
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Re: Alien Scale
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2007, 05:08:51 pm »
The Kratair would definetly be 7.
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Re: Alien Scale
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2007, 05:15:23 pm »
I think most creatures on this forum fall under 7 and 8, with the odd 6 (I would put the torpal in there, even though they arn't really huminoid, but their one of the closest to huminoid). The main reason for this being none of us are on a budget nor limited to the imagination of a designer from the 60s...

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Re: Alien Scale
« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2007, 05:17:09 pm »
@martyk
That or a 6. But around there.

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Anywho what percentage of each type do you think we will see in spore? Do you think there will be tons of very humanoids with ones 1 to 5 or will there be more between 6 to 8? Also i think 9 to 10 is impossible for the Spore game engine.
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« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2007, 05:25:13 pm »
Definatly 6 to 8, imo. 9 and 10 *may* be possible, but the creature parts are (obviously) made in a way that they are instantly recognisable as to what they are, which basicly rules out 10 all-together, where as 9 is what the players with the 5-year-old-IQs are likely to make far more successfully than people who /try/ to make level 9 aliens, since if you try, you put effort and thought, which leads to them being recognisable, no matter what. Either way, the parts are made to be appealing and look like they are in the right place regardless (except for the god-awfull red one shown on that tv program ;) )


Hey, Hydro, how about adding a poll with options like 4, 4.5, 5, 5.5, 6, 6.5, 7, 7.5, 8, 7.5, 9, 9.5 (maybe cut off 4 and 5, even) and see where the creatures seem to stand on the forums?

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Re: Alien Scale
« Reply #15 on: May 23, 2007, 05:33:40 pm »
I think the scale itself is very subjective. Its better just to say what you think your creature is. Cause like you said with your you thought it was a 4 or 7. If we had a poll before what would you have put it down as?

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« Reply #16 on: May 23, 2007, 05:35:24 pm »
Maybe make sure people post first? XD

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Re: Alien Scale
« Reply #17 on: May 23, 2007, 06:29:13 pm »
I'd be an eight.

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Re: Alien Scale
« Reply #18 on: May 23, 2007, 08:12:30 pm »
I like this scale!

Naukal: 7 or a 6.5
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Re: Alien Scale
« Reply #19 on: May 23, 2007, 09:12:06 pm »
Ya know this isn't a very good cart. I mean everything but humans on earth falls to seven.

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« Reply #20 on: May 23, 2007, 09:40:08 pm »
I think the Vexarions would rate as a 7. What about all of you?
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« Reply #21 on: May 23, 2007, 11:59:39 pm »
My agnoculi are probably somewhere between 6 and 7 I guess. I'd say 6.6/6.7

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« Reply #22 on: May 24, 2007, 09:40:47 am »
the majotirity of things are going to be above 6.

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« Reply #23 on: May 24, 2007, 10:13:33 am »
Hmmm... maybe it should be a cumalative scale rather than a set of rules?

Like...

you start at level 7

pick one from the following;

-3 if it has a huminoid layout (2 arms, 2 legs, 1 head - startreck, predator, human-xenomorph)
-2 if the layout is humanoid but with an extra set of limbs (torpal, anubian)
-1 if the torso is humanoid, but below it's very different (vis / corvala)
0 if the body conforms to earth's average anatomy (raporpin)
+1 if the body is reminicant of life on earth, but set out in a way very unlikley on our planet (naucean, yunimus)
+2 is the body is very much unlike that of earth, but uses similar limbs (tweety, screeble)
+3 if the body is very much unusual on earth, with very unusual limbs (probably won't be seen except the slug creature or cell stages)

theeen pick one of these;

-3 if the face/head is basicly human (spock, anime)
-2 if the face contains basic human features in the right place, with a slight change in head (monkies, cats, dogs etc)
-1 if the head is either of the above, but with a large head shape change (Plavalaguna)
0 if the face is easily distinguishable as a face, with sensors and mouth, but the parts are very different from what we would expect, or are in the 'wrong' place (predator, Jake Tucker on family guy)
+1 if parts of the face seem to be missing but a head is clearly there (xenomorph)
+2 if the parts of the face are in places where you wouldn't expect (the C shaped bird creatures of the demos)
+3 if THERE IS NO FACE!!!111ONEONEoneoneomg



and so on and so forth.
Of course, creatures may end up being catergorised differently with this method...

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« Reply #24 on: May 24, 2007, 03:37:21 pm »
Yea, that seems like a better way to classify creatures... Like munchkin said, most creatures are going to get a similar rating under that last system.
7 + 2 + 2 = My Agnoculus is now 11...
Maybe you could add more sections in addition to overall body-plan and face, like metabolism, for example.

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« Reply #25 on: May 24, 2007, 03:40:12 pm »
yeah, I was going to carry on with several other things, so that eventually humans added up to 0, and the highest rating would effectivly be plasma. Maybe change the starting number too. Then I realised I have a test tomorrow.

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« Reply #26 on: May 24, 2007, 03:47:46 pm »
yeah, I was going to carry on with several other things, so that eventually humans added up to 0, and the highest rating would effectivly be plasma. Maybe change the starting number too. Then I realised I have a test tomorrow.
heh. Good idea though, this seems like it might work a little better to give us a little more variety of classifications, so that not all of our species are grouped in the exact same range.

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« Reply #27 on: May 24, 2007, 03:53:13 pm »
I think there should be extra little things aswell, like +1 for a tail, +2 for scales, +2 for horns/crests, and so on...

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« Reply #28 on: May 24, 2007, 04:23:08 pm »
haha, this sounds like something that would be on the Spore Creature Editor, kind of like the cuteness meter or something.  :)
depending on the different parts you have, your "alien-ness" meter changes.

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« Reply #29 on: May 24, 2007, 05:27:07 pm »
*shrugs* I'd say the torpals are a 6...
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« Reply #30 on: May 24, 2007, 05:29:04 pm »
were are my guys? they are like some animals on earth but not humanoid at all. huh....


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« Reply #31 on: May 24, 2007, 05:41:01 pm »
were are my guys? they are like some animals on earth but not humanoid at all. huh....

yeah, you're right, maybe the scale should be changed so it's not as biased towards humans, but more concentrated on comparing aliens with Earth creatures in general...

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« Reply #32 on: May 24, 2007, 07:16:19 pm »
Crazen, I think they would be a seven. They have recognizable features and developments, but they are not humanoid.
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« Reply #33 on: May 24, 2007, 08:01:41 pm »
well, I guess I should take into account that I dont have the picture desighned fully yet.

I'll just wait for now, but there should be different scales for human inspired and earth creature inspired
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Re: Alien Scale
« Reply #34 on: May 24, 2007, 09:00:13 pm »
were are my guys? they are like some animals on earth but not humanoid at all. huh....

yeah, you're right, maybe the scale should be changed so it's not as biased towards humans, but more concentrated on comparing aliens with Earth creatures in general...

Well my orginal intention was to have most familiar (human) to less familiar. Which means even earth animals could seem alien to us. Such as an insects is more alien than say a mammal, etc.

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« Reply #35 on: May 24, 2007, 09:54:58 pm »
what about eurypterids/cephlapods?
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Re: Alien Scale
« Reply #36 on: May 25, 2007, 01:35:28 am »
That scale should only be used for humanoid creatures.

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Re: Alien Scale
« Reply #37 on: May 25, 2007, 02:44:35 pm »
We should hold a 10 challenge.

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« Reply #38 on: May 25, 2007, 02:54:50 pm »
That could be quite... I meen the last person to do it went... It's only that... Y'know what? go for it.


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Re: Alien Scale
« Reply #39 on: May 26, 2007, 06:34:59 am »
We should hold a 10 challenge.

Sure! Sounds good, but ti will be extremely hard to do. I wonder if anyone could even get past a 9.

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« Reply #40 on: May 26, 2007, 10:24:49 am »
//I acctually have designs for a level 9 creature, but I was going to save them for a movie I plan to do during/after uni...//


I have a vauge idea for a level 10, though. I assume it can still be level to whilst still using cells, if not all cells...

I wonder if it'd be better posted as a new creature...

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« Reply #41 on: May 26, 2007, 12:50:28 pm »
you want 10?  I've got 10.  A brown cube.  It's completley solid and has the consistency of like, hard chocolate, but it can move around and it grows.  That could be potentially 10.  It's like a living rock.
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« Reply #42 on: May 26, 2007, 12:51:35 pm »
Something constructed out of something else then carbon. Problem solved.

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« Reply #43 on: May 26, 2007, 12:57:36 pm »
What i'm working on now is rather 10, and i'm working on it biologically (so that, to an un-probing mind, it makes scientific sence). And I started with a made up element, Carbogen, which has similar properties to carbon, but difference enough to decrease the aging ammount of the creatures based on and change what life is able to do with it. That's about the vaugest explination i've got XD

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« Reply #44 on: May 26, 2007, 12:59:56 pm »
Hmm, well see, it's really tough to make a 10 that's still realistic simply because we don't know how life started, and therefore cannot easily come up with completly new scenarios.
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« Reply #45 on: May 26, 2007, 01:01:59 pm »
Yeah. Like I said, i'm still using cells with fundamentaly the same design as bacteria. The Carbogen just allows me to be slightly more creative XD

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« Reply #46 on: May 26, 2007, 08:35:24 pm »
Something constructed out of something else then carbon. Problem solved.

No, because it is impossible to make a level 10. It is paradoxical, as the description states they use parts and features we cannot imagine (and that real aliens will probably be like that). However, to make a creature, we must first imagine it. So by imagining it, you make it so that it is not a level 10! Paradoxical! Does not compute! Does not compute! Kill! Kill! Kill!
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Re: Alien Scale
« Reply #47 on: May 26, 2007, 08:40:53 pm »
According to this, the Tal'po are 4 or 5.

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« Reply #48 on: May 26, 2007, 08:51:32 pm »
See, here it is, straight from the Naucean's mouth:

"The alien is so alien that we cannot even imagine it yet."

So you cannot make a 10, as it is impossible to imagine a ten, becuase the parts it uses to comprise it's form are so alien and foreign, they cannot be thought of!
I say NO! to all limits.
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« Reply #49 on: May 26, 2007, 09:25:49 pm »
I just made a creature with a value of 10....

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« Reply #50 on: May 26, 2007, 09:31:15 pm »
It cannot be done! By imagining it, you keep it from being a 10, as 10s are unimaginable!!!
I say NO! to all limits.
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Re: Alien Scale
« Reply #51 on: May 26, 2007, 11:31:07 pm »
you want 10?  I've got 10.  A brown cube.  It's completley solid and has the consistency of like, hard chocolate, but it can move around and it grows.  That could be potentially 10.  It's like a living rock.

I think a level 10 creature would resemble modern art where it was so very random that even nice shapes would not be seen. Thus things like your brown cube would be just too earth-like.
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« Reply #52 on: May 27, 2007, 03:51:55 pm »
But now, your modern art creature cannot be a 10 because it has been imagined.  ;)
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« Reply #53 on: May 27, 2007, 04:31:45 pm »
just scribble on a piece of paper. That way you arent imagining!  ;D
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« Reply #54 on: May 27, 2007, 04:43:24 pm »
But then you see the scribble, and imagine that it is a creature, thus making it a 9 (which a scribble or modern art would be anyway, as they have no distinguishable front or back, or seeable features).
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« Reply #55 on: May 27, 2007, 04:59:01 pm »
Hmmm, a 9 creature could have a front or back, just not earthian body parts or have them set out in a way usual on earth...

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« Reply #56 on: May 27, 2007, 05:36:08 pm »
No, a creature with unusually laid out/ formed body parts is an 8. A 9 is like a blob or modern art or something weird that we can't really tell the front from the back because everything looks so weird.
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« Reply #57 on: May 27, 2007, 05:45:13 pm »
No, a creature with unusually laid out/ formed body parts is an 8. A 9 is like a blob or modern art or something weird that we can't really tell the front from the back because everything looks so weird.

ah-bu-buh, read what I said. None earthian body parts. They can't be identified as to how they work, or at first glance what they do, since they are so different from what we usually see, or intergrated into the body craftily (at first glance, for example, an alien might not have a clue what the ear-holes on birds might be fore, since they are none-discript holes. Watching the action of the bird might indicate they have some sensory goal, but its hard to tell). Just because a creature dosn't have an identifiable head, dosn't meen it dosn't have a front/back/top/bottom. Jellyfish; they have nothing you would class as a head, but we all know which way they go. It makes commen sence that sensory organs for deriving depth/location might be put onto a pokey-out thing such as a head, but these creatures would be more likley to, I don't know, have a 350 degree eye stuck inside their body, with their body being mostly transparent. Why 350? because a retena has to be attached. But the point is; that's frikkin alien...

All I'm saying is a level 8 creature could still be imaginable and drawable, and making it look realistic. It'd just be very hard...

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« Reply #58 on: May 27, 2007, 05:50:57 pm »
Okay, I see what you mean. I must have misread that post.

What I mean is that an amourphous blob, most modern art, or a random scribble are all classifiable as level 9. A level 10 is not possible, as to create it you must imagine it, but it is made of parts so alien we cannot imagine them.
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« Reply #59 on: May 27, 2007, 05:54:30 pm »
Personally, I wouldn't allow a scribble / modern art as a level 9 creature, unless we were designing for an alternate universe. I like my creatures to look/seem somewhat plausable.

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« Reply #60 on: May 27, 2007, 06:27:15 pm »
Nothing, itself, is level 10. There is nothing there, so nothing was imagined. There.

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« Reply #61 on: May 27, 2007, 07:39:58 pm »
@DoctoZ: Correct... Except that nothing is a concept, that was imagined, as there is no true nothingness that naturally occurs in any part of anywhere we have explored. At first I would have said a vacuum qualifies for nothing, but there is still space there, so it is still something.

@Corvala guy (sorry, I can't remember names well): Believable is better. Thats why I never liked that hopping snail thingy off The Future is Wild.
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« Reply #62 on: May 28, 2007, 06:54:28 am »
I think the point of a 10 challenge isn't necessarily to make a 10, but to get as close as humanly possible.

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« Reply #63 on: May 28, 2007, 07:07:40 am »
I wonder what a Necron is on the scale...
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« Reply #64 on: May 28, 2007, 11:13:13 am »
Probably a seven like the Naucean, as it uses Earth-like parts, but in a unique way.
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« Reply #65 on: May 28, 2007, 11:49:55 am »
I'd Rate Eldar 3, they are humanoid but have out of proportion heads.
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« Reply #66 on: June 06, 2007, 03:39:30 am »
Dino's are 7,I never had an idea for this!So AWESOME!!!

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« Reply #67 on: June 06, 2007, 12:20:13 pm »
Life on Earth itself is pretty weird,it started at 10,and ended up as 1.Weird...
And number 10 is probably uncolored,not carbon based,not living,but yet still grows and live;................................................................
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« Reply #68 on: June 06, 2007, 12:49:26 pm »
 And now that possibility is discounted as you have imagined it. Paradoxical, isn't it?

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« Reply #69 on: June 06, 2007, 12:52:33 pm »
I've got it; Peace. Noone can imagine world peace.

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« Reply #70 on: June 06, 2007, 12:55:10 pm »
 But peace is not a creature made of unimaginable parts!


 
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« Reply #71 on: June 06, 2007, 12:58:04 pm »
And now that possibility is discounted as you have imagined it. Paradoxical, isn't it?



Well I didn't think on it! :D

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« Reply #72 on: June 06, 2007, 01:03:00 pm »
But peace is not a creature made of unimaginable parts!


 

How do you know? Have you seen it latly?

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« Reply #73 on: June 06, 2007, 01:04:52 pm »
 But how do you know it is? Peace is a concept (or mental state) not an organism.
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« Reply #74 on: June 06, 2007, 01:08:49 pm »
List of number 10's:
-(the)Force
-Life
-Next Spider-Man movie
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« Reply #75 on: June 06, 2007, 01:30:10 pm »
Gelatinous Cube.

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« Reply #76 on: June 06, 2007, 01:35:06 pm »
 You just imagined it, therefore it cannot be level 10. The end. There is no humanly possible way to make a level ten creature from scratch.
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« Reply #77 on: June 06, 2007, 01:43:07 pm »
A creature with 7500 shlibfwooblers. I just said it, I havn't imagined it. And I can't even imagine what a shlibfwoobler would be used for, let alone begin to imagine something having 7500 of them.

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« Reply #78 on: June 06, 2007, 01:51:09 pm »
 But you have imagined a creature that uses shlibflooblers (spellcheck?), and you have imagined the shlibfloobler itself, though you have not imagined a use for them, nor a structure.
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« Reply #79 on: June 06, 2007, 01:52:33 pm »
Acctually, no, I just came up with the words. No imagination at all there. Just 'cause you say something dosn't mean you've imagined it.

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« Reply #80 on: June 06, 2007, 02:01:16 pm »
Number 10 is Jurassic Park 4! ;D Cuz no body don't know what it is! :P Case down!

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« Reply #81 on: June 06, 2007, 02:17:30 pm »
 That movie is gonna suck so badly. Oh so badly. The only reason I shall watch it is to laugh. Besides, bird flu in America was last year's big threat to humanity. Like mailable anthrax was a couple years back. I wonder what will "force society as we know it to crumble... [and throw] our species into extinction" this year.
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« Reply #82 on: June 06, 2007, 02:20:25 pm »
Off-Topic:How do you know that ??? And let's stop with JP4!!!

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« Reply #83 on: June 06, 2007, 02:27:20 pm »
{{Offtopic: ...Nick Harris returns to Isla Nublar, the location of the first film, and retrieves Dennis Nedry's can of DNA. He is captured by the Grendel corporation, which now owns InGen, and he is hired to take care of five genetically modified Deinonychus. They have dog and human DNA, and are trained to act as mercenaries.

 If they can't take them out on their own, they must have Chuck Norris DNA, too.

 And yes, GCool, I saw your joke about the Bicentennial Man. Quite clever.}}

 Ontopic: What do you think humans would rate as to (real) aliens?
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« Reply #84 on: June 06, 2007, 02:34:50 pm »
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And yes, GCool, I saw your joke about the Bicentennial Man. Quite clever.}}

Thankyou, I just figured out that we've been talking over 2 topics and I hadn't realised XD

I just looked on the wiki page for jp4, that was the second draft of the script. The first was the bird flu one, where dead dinos were turning up everywhere, aparently they have a new one, which is why their making it for 08))

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« Reply #85 on: June 06, 2007, 03:47:09 pm »
{{Offtopic: But it has been it production for five years now; I'm beggining to think that they either have not started and the movie will be rushed and suck, or it will be an awesomely mad movie but the plot about mutant dino mercs will ruin it.}}
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« Reply #86 on: June 06, 2007, 04:02:35 pm »
((they said they'll start filming this year for '08, and they've allready had like, 12 script changes))

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« Reply #87 on: June 06, 2007, 04:03:47 pm »
quadroped, has a fin like one of those dinosaurs, and is a lizard.




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« Reply #88 on: June 06, 2007, 04:06:13 pm »
It's a lizard? Lizards are reptiles and hardly chew their food, where as ^ couldn't eat anything without tearing it into chunks first. And I never said it was a lizard. The front legs are diferent to the front legs on mammals/reptiles.

It has skin which acts like a large eye, it has a rib-cage for a skull, it has a gass bladder, etc...
The fin is made differently, too. It's based of the Dimetrodon which wasn't acctually a dinosaur, but a mammal-like-reptile.