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    Cow C.O.W. - #002: Don't touch that! - VOTING!!!

    ROUND #002 VOTING

    Topic: Don't touch that!

    Deadline for the voting: Friday, 18.02.2005

    Posting thread (closed):
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=38058






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    Scarn:
    concept: This slimey creature can usually be found around swamps and bogs and is usually about the size of a frog. The creature feeds by "rolling" its large vascular cell around its prey, much like how an amoeba does. The clear gelatin is produced inside the existing gelatin by rearranging the molecules of its prey by processing it through the "head", and the creature grows. The tentacles on the top of the organism is its air intake and release - but don't try to clog them, or you'll be pulled in!

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    Baaaah!:
    concept: Forest dwelling, prickly critter, that scampers around in the undergrowth. It's covered in a heavy layer of quills. When antagonised it runs at it's target, jumps and rolls itself into a ball of spikes as it fly's onwards. Needless to say, touching or poking it will get it very angry.

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    Thestral:
    concept: DollyWog also known as the Dolly Doxie (chewofftus digitus)
    This carnivorous animal is usually found nesting in medium to high grass and also floating on the surface of ponds and small lakes. Its unique back markings make it particularly dangerous to small young children who, thinking it is a doll, gleefully advance to pick it up. The Dollywog does not look kindly upon being picked up and will commence to ferociously sting and tear into the young child’s hands shredding them with razor sharp teeth. The Dollywog is an endangered species and it is illegal to harm them. They are commonly kept as pets in Australia where they are deemed less dangerous than 90% of the other creatures living on that continent.

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    Matt Dixon:
    concept:The 'Fisherman Blob' has a soft, boneless body which allows it to squeeze into confined spaces where it lies in wait for it's prey. With it's body mass hidden from view, the creature dangles out it's long tongue which ends in a mass of complex glands and muscles which can be flexed in order to 'sculpt' an appropriate lure for passing food. When touched, the sticky saliva that coats the tongue adheres to the prey and a reflex action causes the tongue to retract back into the mouth. Gulp.
    Here we see a Fisherman practising the 'dancing kitten' lure. Don't touch that!

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    MIKECORRIERO:
    concept: One day a biologist was walking through an alien jungle on the planet Bebop and rocksteady and came across an interesting little critter that had these big liquid filled balls on its back - he thought for a second but couldn't resist, so he grabed the little fellar to take back to his labs. Only problem is, as soon as he touched it, the bubbles burst in an atomic manner spraying hot acid all over. - guess he learned his lesson. "Don't touch that!"
    Later they named the creature " DTT!"

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    simmi:
    concept: The "Apple of death" creature lures its prey into position using a special muscle shaped like a apple. That muscle generates a smell wich drives all mammals in the area crazy for the apple. The creature senses motion in the ground and once the prey is in position, it will open its body/mouth, engulfing the prey. It will then digest everything execpt metal wich it defecate into the surroundings.
    The creature can turn around its axis using spikes on its hyde and also move slowly to other places. The creature can reproduce without mating. The offspring will start as a small spiked ball, then it burrows itself into the ground and sets up its "apple".At early age the offspring can eat a cat or a dog. A fullgrown creature can engulf horse or a cow.

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    Craig D:
    concept: Poison arrow frog girl (Dendrobates hominidus)
    While on a class field trip, Sheila was gummed by a radioactive frog.
    She soon began secreting toxic mucous through her skin and killed all the grabby boys in her school . Seems that unlike animals, people cannot figure out that bright colours mean "Don't touch that."

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    coundrum:
    concept: The Squog spends much of the year in a petrified state, attempting to turn into another creature of its choice. As a result they must store highly condensed globules of food suring these periods. If they are disturbed during a transformation the globules are speedily released, resulting in an unpleasant experience for both the Squog and any creatures within a mile of the event.

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    OLSEN:
    concept: Project "Smart Vävnad", or "Smart Tissue" for you non swedish speakers out there, started in the late 60's in Malmö, Sweden. The goal was to create the first self reproducing carbon based artificial intelligence. Using top notch equipment supplied by the underground russian maffia, project leader Rudolf Knegarbrud and his team of left wing geniuses managed to produce the first working AI in 1975. It was capable of performing numerous "tricks", too numerous to mention here, they were however, truly numerous.
    Going through many prototypes, it took Knegarbrud six more years to produce the first truly intelligent Smart Tissue Artificial Intelligence (STAI). This STAI was even capable of communicating with the team through a simple device using morse code as the language. Its first, and last words were "DON'T TOUCH THAT!!!".
    The project was canceled in 1983, as Rudolf Knegarbrud and his entire team died in a freak piano related accident.
    This here is the only remaining photo of the working STAI.
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    akhad:
    concept: This is Fango, he is for sale and was one of a litter of 5 "fango`s" that are only found on the small orbiting moons of recently discovered planet Splot. He makes a great guard dog and is partly house-trained. He has a good appetite, prefers his meat un-cooked and is especially fond of children !

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    TheMuffinKing:
    concept: Scissorfist is very busy, what with all the disembowling thats needs to be done. I guess now is the time for a P.D.A. Oh and it's bi@#& when he needs to pick his nose, leading to the unseen label "don't touch this" at the base of his left "hand".

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    Gloklund:
    concept: Be ever mindful of the Yattering Skinch, it loves to lure those with a sympathetic ear with its mournful '"cry" a sound that wont be easily forgotten as one picks up the creature in distress. A favored delicacy of the Skinch is the eyes of its hapless victim.

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    bracomadar:
    concept: Bad Touch (Mistact)
    The Mistact, which translates from Latin to “bad touch”, is a rabbit sized creature that lives deep within the Amazon. Don’t let its size fool you though; this is a very deadly and skilled predator.
    It was discovered in early 2004 by a Brazilian logging company stumbled upon a group of the animals feasting on a carcass. Five men lost their lives to the creatures before help could arrive. Two survivors remain hospitalized to this day due to their injuries. Since then scientist have flocked to the area to study these mysterious animals. Very little is known about them, but research has began to shed light on their strange lives.
    These creatures will lay in wait for days for their next meal. Venom sacks on the side of its head pump venom to its front two spurs located at the end of its arms. When prey is in reach it will lash out with its forearms and inject its deadly package. Its poison eats away the flesh around the wound. A puncture the width of a pencil can widen to six inches within minutes. It also causes the blood to thin and prevents clotting. Its prey will usually end up bleeding to death after running a short distance. The mistact will then track down the victim using its keen sense of smell. Once found it will continue to spur the corpse to soften it up for consumption. For larger prey like capybaras, or tapirs it will chirp loudly, sometimes hours, for other mistacts nearby to feast upon the carcass with it. Mistacts will fiercely defend their meal against scavengers. They only allow other mistacts to eat alongside them.
    During the wet season when the Amazon floods, the mistacts will take to the water. They are able to breath both out of land and in the water. It is thought they could be a close relative of the first animals to take to land billions of years ago. Their web feet allow them to travel quickly through the water and chase after small fish. During this time they will mate and burry their eggs in the water covered forest floor, usually in a fortress of tangle of roots for added security. After the eggs are buried, the two parents will feast on fish and patrol the area to defend their young against predators. Only when the waters recede back during the dry season will the eggs hatch. A few days after hatching, the parents will go their separate ways and leave their babies to fend for themselves. Young mistacts actually have more potent venom than the adults. This probably helps them defend against predators better since its at this time they are most vulnerable. They will eat small rodents, insects, and frogs until they reach adulthood about 7 months later. These rare creatures have little research done on them, so there are even more that is not known about their life.
    Only a few people who have had the unfortunate luck to be spurred by a mistact has lived to tell about it. It does not seem to prefer the taste of human flesh and would rather avoid them along with other large predatory animals. However, if it feels threatened it will lash out. Some scientists believe a larger cousin of the mistact might be the cause of the rumors of the now famous chupacabra in Latin America. Only time will tell if this creature turns out to be another animal currently hidden to science. There are still large amounts of the Amazon that are left unexplored and many species that have yet to be discovered.

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    Jull:
    concept: There was once an alien in the most extreme boredom... he had nothing to do, so he started reading about the human kind, he was specially interested in the greed of the pirates (it was time of pirates) So he decided to make an experiment to see how greed could annul the natural distrust of the pirates.
    He created a venomous-hermit-squid thing with a gold exo-skeleton. After this he did put a coffer fulfilled with those creatures in a small cave at a small isle, after this, he did spread maps with the "treasure" location. He wrote "it could be very dangerous to look for this treasure, you are warned!" in the map, so only the greediest (and stupidest) ones could look for the "treasure".
    Nowadays, this alien has the greatest collection of dissected pirates of all the universe.

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    Fozzybar:
    concept: Deep in the forests of pataguanamaya there lives a creature nearly as huge as an elephant...it looks so sweet, so cute, so friendly, so harmless...BUT IT'S THE DEADLIEST OF THEM ALL!!!
    Its skin is totally covered with a sticky mass produced by its organism...the creatures surface is stickier than every super glue - it's deadly sticky...everything once got stuck on the surface never will get away...unless the creature wants so. It can control the stickyness of areas on its skin to get rid of inorganic objects or predators, also to avoid getting stuck on trees or whatever...
    The creature feeds upon every organic that gets stuck on its body...under the skin there are billions of little proboscis which exhaust the poor victims...after the consumption (this can take up to several days depending on the victims size) it "deactivates" the stickyness on the certain area and drops the remains...
    Mostly the creature is covered with little birds which got stuck on the body, not to speak of thousands of flies, bugs and tiny insects (which are acting as lure for bigger prey)...
    In rare cases uncareful explorers are getting stuck ("so cute - i wanna stroke it")...the only chance to survive is having a weapon or at least a mobile phone, to call the zoological institue of the local area, where the only answer to the description of the seen creature is always: "DON'T TOUCH THAT!"...

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    arteric:
    concept: The townspeople have finally trapped the horrible ogre who had brought them so many nights of fear and dread; nights where they counted the minutes until sun rise. The good people have decided to display their prize catch in the town square and make it suffer before it is destroyed. However, someone with a twisted sense of dark, sick humor has played a little joke on the monster, and with a bit of strategically placed candy they have initiated the creatures demise by using, ironically, the most innocent among them.... the children. The ogre stuggles against it's chains to break free, and in a gutteral, vocal-chord twisting voice it attempts to make the closest semblance of human speech it can, screeming at the child with incredible desperation... DON'T TOUCH THAT!"

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    lukavi:
    concept: MAN-eater, a -insekta with a taste for man-flesh. Always ready to snack on boys who can't keep their hands to themselves. As a hunting mechanism, this roach has force-evolved itself into a charming (?) lass, snaring unsuspecting, libido-driven victims.
    The MAN-eater makes it's kill by participating in various titillating foreplay to exite the male prey and induce erection. Foreplay know-how is instinctive, as this human practice was a spectacle constantly viewed day in and day out by the MAN-eater's ancestors who lived and died in the dark corners of seedy motel rooms. With the aroused male falling for the trap, he will then proceed to insert his hardened penis into the creature's primary mouth disguised as a woman's vagina. Once penetration has occured, layered flaps of sinuous tissue that make up the lip of the orifice wrap around the male genitalia in a deathly grip. The varmint's serrated arms and legs aggressively latch on to the victim's body keeping it steady while multiple retractable teeth emerge down the length of its primary mouth to clamp on the penis shaft. Venomous drool is then secreted from the salivary glands that line the feeding hole which seeps into the punctured flesh of the penis as well as the penis hole itself. The salivary enzymes immediately attack the victim's nervous system causing massive seizures followed by temporary paralysis. Once incapacited, the MAN-eater proceeds to slowly swallow the body. It accomplishes this by shifting and adjusting the bones and cartilage in its own pelvic region and allowing the layered flaps of skin around its mouth to unfold and expand to accomodate the huge hunk of meat it is about to ingest. On the way in, strong muscles in the inner orifice crush the prey's skeletal system to further speed up the feeding process. An average 165 pound body is usually consumed within a couple of hours.
    Why a house pest would want to munch on the male genitalia, I have no idea. But it sure gives a whole new meaning to the word Cockroach. <insert punchline drums here> In the words of the famous Hall and Oates, " Oh-oh, here she comes, watch out, boy, she'll chew you up. Oh-oh, here she comes, she's a man eater..." Ah, yes, for the heterosexual male, vagina is good, but in this case, DON'T TOUCH IT (that!)

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    BIG BRUTICUS:
    concept: In the year 2385 the settlers of I8U10 happened across the Native Snugglebumfkin who's battle cry of I wuv U! (translated to Die alien Scum!) was mistaken for an invitation to pick these creatures up and hug them. Unaware to the settlers that these creatures secrete a liquid, when contacts human skin creates a corrosive acid that dissovles flesh and bone almost instantaneously. Sadly these cute but deadly natives were hunted to extinction when the settlers found out the Snugglebumfkin tastes delicious.

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    Pantmonger:
    concept: Impaler Crab
    Burying itself in moist beach sands is the method this patient carnivore uses to hunt. Waiting quietly, it exudes a smell of suger syrip though the hole on its dorsal ridge, the only part of its body above the ground. When prey approaches and makes contact with this heat sensitive dorsal ridge the crab launches itself forward at frightening speed hooking its prey with the barbs of its foreclaws, then with a powerful pulling motion the crab propels its sharp, bony head into its prey. If this thrust successfully delivers a mortal blow the crab remains lodged in its prey and starts secreting an enzyme filled saliva from its sphincter mouth on the underside of the head plate. After the liquid does its work the crab slurps up its feast and moves on to lie in wait for another victim.
    So if you see a blue coral like growth in the sand and smell some syrupy goodness in the air make sure you DON'T TOUCH THAT!"

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    Flip:
    concept: This creature lives large networks of tunnels and caves. It is completely blind and lacks the form of hearing we are used to. It does however have highly sensitive feet which secrete a liquid that lines this creatures lair. The high viscosity of the liquid means that the creature can feel a disturbance from anywhere within its lair. The scent throughout the lair numbs the brain and compels the victim on, making them an easy target. It's not known whether this scent comes from the liquid or the animal itself, attempts to find out the source have generally ended in death.

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    Form:
    concept: The Visceros:
    The visceros species inhabits the dense and as yet unexplored deep jungles of the amazon. Gigantic but lithe, this sinewy predator is a master of its own disguises. Its agile and flexible reptilian body allows it to easy navigate throught the rainforest canopy. While its body is snake-like, it also has two strong climbing arms to propel and lift its gargantuan weight. The visceros has a dark green coloration and is, therefore in combination with its canopy-dwelling nature, an avid camouflaged stalker.
    The visceros captures its prey with its long 'beard'. The strands are thick and hard like jungle vines, and upon them breed various interdependant plants and fungi - giving them a very natural look. When prey is near, the visceros will remain still above the canopy of the jungle and hang its 'beard' down to the ground. Any creatures, such as these two intrepid trekkers, unfortunate or curious enough to touch the long tendrils will be immediately snapped up by them and strangled. The visceros then rolls its prey up to its mouth and eats it, beard and all. The creature needs to feed only once every 6 months, and can live off water most of its life, so by the time it needs to feed its 'beard' has grown back.
    The recent global warming and droughts have reached even as far as the amazon, and are forcing the water-swilling species out of hiding and into more populated feeding zones.

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    OK - before voting/posting read this!!!

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    Heh, i got to cast the first vote, congrats Fozzybar, at the moment you have 100% of the votes. Too tired to write any meaningfull crits now though.

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    i voted for myself because if i voted for mattdixon it would help him win and its unfair for someone to win two weeks in a row right

    so, the point goes to me, but the congratulations goes to matt and his fresh rendering ability and understanding of light and space!!!

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    well, i had to vote for matt dixon (although it was very close between his and fozzy's) the rendering and colours are really nice and suit the creature very well. except for fozzy's it was the best take on the topic but i did slightly prefer the execution. good work from everyone though, its nice to see a healthy number of participants.

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