ROUND #009 VOTING

Topic: Cute But Deadly

Deadline for the voting: Sunday, 17.04.2005

Posting thread (closed):
http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=41648






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rick_hershey:
concept: The Octeopathiticus Maximus Poisonator is a deadly marine creature that can live in both deep and shallow waters. It is a dangerous carnivore that must constantly feed in order to maintain its high matabolism. The unique feature of this creature is that it uses a mild sedative in order to paralyze smaller "cute" creatures to use as a type of bait for larger animals. This form of "fishing" is very affective and has proven to continue working through out the centuries.
C.O.W. - #009: Cute But Deadly - VOTING!!!
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LegacyPunk:
concept: The striped shade slug is about 4 feet long and usually resides under the shade of trees. It waits for its prey, usually squirrels and small mamals, untill they are close enough for it to strike. It lashes out and either entraps or impales its prey with its long hidded teeth. It then, like some starfish, projects its stomach (tounge) onto its prey and starts digesting it right on the spot, from the outside in, whether its dead or not. It was most recently discovered by an elementary school teacher after noticing that half her class were missing. Over the years the slug has figured out that it can catch unsuspecting children and has developed its cute camoflage and making a purring sound when a child is close. Some of them are known leapers and should generally be avoided.
C.O.W. - #009: Cute But Deadly - VOTING!!!
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vaughany_boy:
concept: Buggin Snuzzle
The Snuzzles once were are civilised species, tribal in nature, living in large family groups. They mated for life and grew close to those around them. Until a sudden evolutionary jump tore the small animals apart. Upon reaching adolescence, the Snuzzles began to secrete a poisonous, acidic substance from their pores. These cursed Snuzzles, called Buggins by their peers became outcasts. Sent to live outside the village, never to return, for fear that they might spread their condition and injur many others. The Buggin Snuzzles however, continued to be born and to accidentally kill off their normal friends until the culture was destroyed. Now the only Snuzzles that remain are the Buggin Snuzzles. The only ones imune to their toxic sweat, they roam the forests and jungles, looking for people to befriend. Emotionally scarred from their being outcasts, they want nothing more than someone to love them and are very freindly. However, whenever a Buggin meets a creature to be friends with, any contact horribly burns them and often the poison kills even the largest of creatures if it enters the bloodstream. As such these animals are doomed to wander in dispair, making and accidentally killing friend after friend after friend.
C.O.W. - #009: Cute But Deadly - VOTING!!!
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Prometheus:
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Bennett:
concept: Decroded Shmegmite: Bigger than a breadbox, extremely venomous, and cute as a button. The DS is 2nd in deadliness only to its far superior cousin the Pap Shmericus Palamite.
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Prehistoric:
concept: The Meeplers are the bastard children of an old local legend called "The Wheedle on the Needle". Usually spotted around the Belltown area, close to their ancestral home and object of worship, The Space Needle. During the week they can be seen sleeping in alleyways and under dumpsters, but citizens of New Seattle are warned to keep a watchful eye on the weekends. Starting friday mornings, the Meeplers travel in packs, robbing the unwary for drug and beer money to fuel their "Friday Night Fur Parties", which usually end sometime on sunday and result in the injury or death of at least 25% of the partygoers. Their reproductive cycle is very fast, and needs to be, to replenish their numbers lost in their crazy weekend binges. Few people have witnessed these parties, but those who have are left with troubling nightmares of voilently flying fur that persist for several weeks.
C.O.W. - #009: Cute But Deadly - VOTING!!!
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Uziel:
concept: Seadragonus Paralymfis
This little creature of joy is my pet bubbles. He has a huge system of tubes and tanks to his disposal to swim to all corners of my laboratory. Unfortunatly direct contact with him is impossible. When touched this little creature can drain all your life-energy leaving you paralized for life or dead. How he does that? I don't know; I don't want to use him in experiments,test of any kind to find out. He eats seaweed and other vegetarian sweets that i give him. He likes to play and doing tricks all day.
C.O.W. - #009: Cute But Deadly - VOTING!!!
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Helzon:
concept: Manchestershire Melancholy Mongoose
"Wee bugger's the most insidious blighter ever set foot onnis isle.."~Crabtriggin Mckugglebuckins, editor of "Behind Plexiglass Magazine"
"Manchestershire Melancholy Mongoose?!?!?!...ehh?? where...Yeeh gods!..where?!!..is it on me man??? GET IT OFF!"~Prunella Derriwinkles, contributing zoologist to "Cornered and Caged Chronicle"
The misery mongoose as it is commonly known was first discovered by a lowly bobby who after sealing off the fifth suicide within a half a block area spied the mongoose carrying it's litter one by one through the pouring rain to the next flat. After many grisly experiments baiting the animal...one was finally procured. Sadly, the entire team investigating the creature took too few precautions and ultimately succumbed to the Mongoose's natural ablities taking their own lives one more gruesome than the next. Eventually it was found that the mongoose produces a pheromone that is odorless to the human olfactory nerve, however, has a potently depressive effect on human brain chemistry. It was further found that the mongoose passes itself as a loving and more than jovial pet. It's curious nature and impish ways deem it a cute and cuddly friend among it's fanciers. However, at the climax of the female's pregnancy the pheromone is released gradually culminating to it's height mere hours before the birth of it's kits. The unsuspecting victim feels the psychotic urges come on gradually and in the end cannot resist them. After the act, the female dips her teats in wading pools of blood where a two way organic valve siphons the liquid in so that the first taste in the world her kits will have will be of their prey.
C.O.W. - #009: Cute But Deadly - VOTING!!!
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MIKECORRIERO:
concept: The powers of this creature lay within its eyes. The Clown Faced Pookachu lures unsuspecting victims with a potent pheromone which it produces through its mouth. The deadly toxin subdues the victim giving them a short “high” and works as a sedative. Once the victim has been relaxed, the Pookachu works her magic. She stares deep within the victims soul with her lustrous eyes as Soothing mellow songs are hummed. As though it would seem it has only been minutes, she has sucked years from your life, draining every bit of youth and health that you posses, to provide her with ever lasting life.
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charge:
concept: the deadly night squirt
Noxious secretions from the tiny but deadly urban nightsquirt, renders its victims helpless and blind, allowing the nightsquirt packs ,to feed at will,an excruitating death every time.
C.O.W. - #009: Cute But Deadly - VOTING!!!
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salaryman:
concept: Lowland Midget Aye-Aye (edible)
The Lowland Midget Aye-Aye (edible) (fig. A) is a rare delicacy indeed.
The creature's taste has been described as being somewhere between dog food and the very manna of heaven, though an entry by Pliny, records: "for verily it tastes like chicken!" (Historia Naturalis)
The piquant of the flesh is matched only by the funk of it's pelt (fig. B), which when washed and tanned is turned inside out and employed as toe mittens by the barnacle crofters on the Lowland veldt.
A word of warning though, the Lowland midget Aye-Aye must be gutted correctly (indeed Aye-Aye chefs are trained for 7 years before they can even touch a real specimen, and only then with the aid of protective trousers). The Aye-aye's Mong Bladder (fig. C) secretes a substance so dangerous it has been known to peel bark from trees at the mark of 50 yards.
Badly prepared Aye-Aye dishes result in the death of at least the consumer, his waiter, the chef and quite obviously the Aye-Aye.
On a lighter note, the bladder secretions can be boiled down and used as a cure for Trench Mouth and Sticky Finger in infants.
C.O.W. - #009: Cute But Deadly - VOTING!!!
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Matt Dixon:
concept: The Nooni
This tiny nugget of strawberry-flavoured, squidgy huggability is also known as 'The Messenger of Death' across countless worlds that have felt her limitless evil. Quite how the little creature is able to crush civilisations, boil oceans and extinguish stars remains a mystery as all who witness her arrival are doomed to a painful end. Legend suggests it has something to do with that dimple in her belly...aaaaAAAA-AAARGHTTHHppt.
C.O.W. - #009: Cute But Deadly - VOTING!!!
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leckronium:
concept: The Northern Tri-tailed Elooch
In the year 2150 mankind has almost perfected genetic engineering. The Northern Tri-tailed Elooch was engineered to be the perfect house pet. With the long ears, fluffy fur coat, three bushy tails, and a pair of innocent eyes, the elooch would bring joy to anyones heart on a cold winter night.
What engineers never planned on was the elooch killing thousands of pet owners every winter. The electric charge that builds up from the elooch and it's long fur coat is enough to instantly kill anyone who approaches it looking for someone to snuggle with. Since these outbreaks began the government has placed strict regulations on owning an elooch. However, leave it to the engineers to turn a catastrophic situation into a resourceful one. Engineers have developed a way of using the pet's power producing abilities by developing a wheel that the overly energetic elooch can run in. This carpeted wheel, much like a hamster's wheel, collects the static charge and redirects it throughout the home powering lights and other electrical appliances. This efficiency has infuriated the power companies who have since taken over the breeding rights of the elooch. The government has also jumped in creating the elooch tax as well. But in the end, the elooch survives and everyone is again able to enjoy the love and companionship of the perfectly engineered house pet.
C.O.W. - #009: Cute But Deadly - VOTING!!!
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