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    C.O.W. #387 - The Floating Gnasher - WIPS Thread

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    Round #386 The Creature Under the Stairs

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    #387 The Floating Gnasher!

    Scientists have discovered an Earth-like planet capable of sustaining life. The only problem is getting to the surface safely due to creatures able to float and eat their victims by blanketing them.




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    I have this idea of a bat-like creature that silently floats above its prey and then quickly descends on top of it. The underbelly of the wings and body have tiny suction cups that eat you alive. This is a top view.
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    This creature uses its blanket-like tail to capture and kill its prey with a constricting maneuver. It floats by means of several gas-filled bladders inside the membranes of its wings.

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    Awesome ideas both! Bobby, yours reminds me of an extremely disquieting story that appeared in Fantastic back in the early 70s, where this white critter essentially did exactly what yours does. People who saw it flapping along through the night thought it was a bedsheet that had blown off somebody's clothesline. Creee-py...

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    Bugger, the day job is going get in the way of deadline. Really neat concept though

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    Didn't catch the blanket thing earlier....here's the remix...
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    Lege, that thing is massive. It could blanket an entire town! Frightening indeed.

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    So this is what I have so far but no longer liking the concept, so I think I'm going to scrap and go back to the drawing board. Idea was that it stays afloat by making the shape of a balloon, and the wings would expand to trap prey.

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    Here's a thought on this.
    The animal is a voracious predator with a stomach that turns inside out in a set of grasping toothed mandible. Digestive processes produce a lighter than air gas allowing it to undulate through the air searching for prey

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    Hey everyone. I'm going to be out this evening so I'm extending the deadline to tomorrow evening at 10:00pm EST. That gives everyone an extra day!

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    Decided not to completely scrap my concept, just change it up a bit.

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