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    Cow C.O.W. - #010: Sirens

    C.O.W. - #010: Sirens


    Round #010

    Topic:
    Sirens

    Deadline:
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    - for any questions or help go here:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=37512

    note: The deadline won't be EXACTLY after a week...it can last up to 24 hours more, i am human and have to work also, you know

    Post your creature for this week!
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    Sirens are known from the greek mythology, basically they are defined as creatures with an appearance resulted from a mix between woman and bird. They infatuate passing seamen with their melodies...


    That means feel free to make a creature, which fulfills the description above...and don't worry about the "non-humanoid" rule that hard this time *sigh*

    If you have any questions regarding the topic post them here (i am sure there will be some)...

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    question

    Si·ren Audio pronunciation of "sirens" ( P ) Pronunciation Key (srn)
    n.

    1. Greek Mythology. One of a group of sea nymphs who by their sweet singing lured mariners to destruction on the rocks surrounding their island.
    2. siren A woman regarded as seductive and beautiful.

    Isn't this the proper definition? I'm just curious. When you mentioned woman and bird I thought of a Harpie. I don't know maybe in some other country there are different interpretations. Not trying to be too nerdy here just trying to clarify.

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    This should clear up any confusion...

    http://www.bartleby.com/65/si/Siren.html
    http://www.tiscali.co.uk/reference/e.../m0005268.html
    http://www.in2greece.com/english/his...mes/sirens.htm
    http://www.factmonster.com/ce6/ent/A0845391.html
    http://www.pantheon.org/articles/s/sirens.html

    This might be relevant:

    " The Sirens were also beaten by the Muses in a singing competition, and their feathers therefore symbolized the muses in art."

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    nice!

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    Thanx Aberrant!

    Btw i want to mention, that an entry with a classic siren look would be very stupid...please be creative!!!

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    Sirens

    Which, I asssume by creative, you mean go hog wild and make relaly cool sirens with a unique twist and a creative artistic slant that makes them truly your own?

    Cool, I might be able to come back on this one and get to work.

    -Eric

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    Doesn't rule number one says in the C.O.W. bible, page 8, first paragraph, line 4 states it "not human-like please!" Well I'm just curious that's all, cause i got some ideas for my siren, which might have some human body parts, if not i'll just make a different form altogether.
    "If you only heard one side of the story, then you must be deaf in the other ear." - Sok N. Wett

    Sok's Sketchbook Thread Last Updated November 25

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fozzybar
    That means feel free to make a creature, which fulfills the description above...and don't worry about the "non-humanoid" rule that hard this time *sigh*
    if Foz says it's OK, it's enough to me

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    LOL sorry Foz, my ass didn't read the whole post....dumb am I
    "If you only heard one side of the story, then you must be deaf in the other ear." - Sok N. Wett

    Sok's Sketchbook Thread Last Updated November 25

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    Sometimes I think no one ever reads the rules or anything else on this forum

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    Had to do mine this lunchtime or I'd have missed my first COW, so time and inspiration limited for this. Sorry for the boring interpretation, Fozzy.

    edit ( again ): Heh. Most edited post in a COW thread ever! I took this down because it was such an obvious take on the topic, but I might put her back if lots of other fishy things show up here. ( ) If you're interested, you can find her here.
    Last edited by Matt Dixon; April 12th, 2005 at 06:42 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fozzybar
    Sometimes I think no one ever reads the rules or anything else on this forum

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    woohoo i'm the first then!

    C.O.W. - #010: Sirens
    The Siren
    One vicious creature that lures sailors and any kind of boat-lover into its home,mostly consisting of sharp cliffs. it does so by pumping air into it's "breast" and then emmiting strange and wonderful melodies through the "nipples". generally this is pleasant to hear,but not at all pleasant to see,as those "breast" shrink and wrinkle towards the end of the song. though when one of them is finished, the others continue the hum. after having brought their victim to crash,they fly down from their nest and starts feeding on the corpses. noone knows where these creatures came frome,but certain scientists believe it's the result of animal love gone too far(those damn duck lovers). others believe it's their dead grandmothers coming from heaven to haunt them,which has brought the creature the nickname "granny horror".

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