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Thread: C.O.W. - #028: Swamp Beast
November 4th, 2005 #1
C.O.W. - #028: Swamp Beast
Friday, 11th November 2005
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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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yeah, i know it's a very classic theme...but i like the idea of doing some retro look and design of the creature like in the old horror movies you know...this is NOT a requirement just writing down my thoughts...
Thanx to Saise for suggesting the idea in the topic ideas thread...maybe this is a little redress for rejecting your entry last round
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November 4th, 2005 #3
Looks like fun, maybe i will join. But im not certain due to the judging, seeing that mine got disqualified for having 3 "humanoid skulls" meanwhile for example "rasdasa's" contribution to "The Messenger Of Death" has half the body of a human rendered with head, torso and human like arms...
November 4th, 2005 #4
phenomenal topic! I'm definitely in on this one...
November 5th, 2005 #5
Just stay away from the character and humanoid stuff and you're fine...if some people got away with it even when breaking some rules, it's because their entry is extraordinary in some other parts like concept, design, rendering etc...
November 5th, 2005 #6
I am just checking facts since this will be my first try at this and I don't want the dreaded remove to happen to me.
The old swamp thing from comics and movie fame had a huma form...sorta. @ legs, 2 arms...one head. Are we to avoid anything that even at all resembles human form at all?
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November 5th, 2005 #8
Isn't it kind of ironic that the mascot is a humanoid cow? : P
Anyway, cool idea, I'm probably going to try this one.
It's when you can't hear the bats, that's when the bats are coming.
November 5th, 2005 #9Originally Posted by DarkArtist
November 5th, 2005 #10
yeh do somethng new.
Just make sure to hit it with a big fat and flashy retro headline at the end.
November 5th, 2005 #11
Yeah, innovate! I'm gonna have a go at this one (going to try much harder than the last ch.o.w )
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November 6th, 2005 #14
lookin' forward to some seriously fun entries this round.
November 6th, 2005 #15
Swamp Beast :
They control small swamps and ponds, particularly fond of lilly pad filled murky waters where they can easily hide. The swamp beast is capable of changing colors and usually will turn a bright violet and orange when warning off larger predators because it contains in it's bloodstream a deadly neurotoxin. They contain only two tentacles although extremely long these are used for constricting and strangling its victims, dragging them under water until they drown and take thier last breathe. The swamp beast then swallows the victim whole through a stretchy rubberlike mouth filled with very tiny serrated teeth.
Thought I would just bust out a quicky since I'll be busy with other work and I'm sick and feelin like crap so I wanted to get something done for this tonight before bed.
November 6th, 2005 #16
ah, nice one. sounds tough.
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November 6th, 2005 #18
Muzh'albazar, The Swamp Beast - In da old legends, the beast from da swamps swim in da dark waters of da swamps in seek of da prey. It's is big, bigger than adult man, over seven foots. It have two hand and four legs, and it is great swimmer, and runner too, so ya chance to run away is about that small... But don't ya panic. Maybe it's big, but it's have small mouth, so it's hunt for small prey, like rats, birds or other fleshy stuff. It's hood is stinky like the swamp it live in. It's have eleven green eyes, but it's don't have good sight... it's fell disturbance in the water, like spiders feel movement on the web... Be careful when ya approach to this beast it's maybe don't eat ya, but it can easly broke your spine. - Mahera Maxima, Book of Monsters.
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November 7th, 2005 #19
November 7th, 2005 #20
Deep in the swamps, which surrounds the National Park Garbage Land, lives this nocturnal predator called by the natives, “ chiro chiro”. His diet consists of tourists and reckless National Park Rangers. During the wintertime, when the park is closed, he can be seen desperatley licking fresh roadkill on the main highway, which connects to the Garbage Land capital. Among the natives of this hostile enivonment, the chiro chiro tail is a much sought after delicacy. Because of the increase in hunting, this species which once roamed free among the swamps, is now at the brink of extinction. For the past few years, the hunting of the chiro chiro has become highly prohibited by the laws imposed by the Garbage Land National Park authorities. There is a myth told among the natives that the chiro chiro is well aware of these laws and because of this has been acting up and having his revenge on culinary enthusiats who are responsible for the near extinction of his species. This is one of the rare photographs of this species in its natural habitat.
Curtesy of Meon Spynx and Spynx Institute
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November 9th, 2005 #21
sloooooowwwww turnout this round. me thinks everyone is holdin' back til the last moment so it's alllllll fresh and delish.
me included. wanna be crisp so the hots sides hot and the cool sides cool.
November 9th, 2005 #22
redehlert is pumped man
November 9th, 2005 #23
listen to me now, hear me later.
puny muppet person - i am here to pump (clap!) you up!
November 9th, 2005 #24
Darned image hosting...
Where do you people host ??
'Glorious serpent', 'phosphorescent prince' & 'Foremost of the fungus' are just a few titles be-given to the Dormetrius Radii by the locals that inhabit the swamplands of Plot'u IV. The first human visitors simple called it a swampbeast when they encountered one snoring in the sun. Little did they know that this swamp beast would be their doom and downfall the coming night. Upon inspecting a suspicious moving light on a routine night patrol, four members of the alpha squad were dragged down in the abyssal bog by the night active Dormetrius.
It was later discovered that the Dormetrius has a marking on it's dorsal fin which is almost impossible to distinguish during daytime. At night however, this marking of death radiates an eery yellow light luring all prey to a shallow bog-filled trench. The Dormetrius makes a surprise launch from it's hiding place and drags it's prey into the bog where it devours it.
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November 9th, 2005 #25
your entries are getting better and better possessed....me likes...
November 9th, 2005 #26
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The warden is fucking crazy, I kept sending reports about the mutagenous effect of the cinders of previous experiments under controlled conditions.
He insisted that the cinders were to be deposited along with rocks in the swamps on the east wing to fill them up. Not only he didn't listen to me but he called me "uncircumcized moron" in front of the interns.
So i sent two teams to do the deed and almost immediately everything went crazy. The gamma Swap oxes mutated into sluglike creatures, it was pathetic to watch but at least they died after a few days. The scary ones were the tiny fish that live in the low oxigen water.
I know a lot about genetics but I don't know how these ashes work anymore. I felt like a layman trying to understand what was going on when the fish started floating in the air and developing some sperm filled sacks. We couldn't catch a single one of them, mainly because we went there prepared for the cinders but not for the noise those things made.
The worst part is that even though the sperm is basically dead, it has a mild cinder-like effect and it mutates plants and animals on contact.
We didn't catch them and the warden fired and exiled me and 3 of our team.
We leave at 16:30 today and i am just e-mailing you to tell you what happened and to inform you (off the record) that you are going to take my place.
He's insane, so delete this message along with the one i sent yesterday before the guys at the server inform him.
November 9th, 2005 #27
November 9th, 2005 #28
Wahh, these are all awesome.
Here's my sad little attempt.
Residing only in deep, undisturbed swamps, these gentle giants have been known to live their entire lives without taking a single step out of the habitat that they were born in. Some speculate that they simply grew out of the swamp, although the actual origins of these creatures is unknown. They seem to live in a symbiotic relationship with their swamp and are often mistaken for part of the landscape by travellers that don't think to glance over their heads while passing by one. However, these giant beasts are as harmless as the trees themselves.
(I blame Shadow of the Colossus for this entry. :p)
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It's when you can't hear the bats, that's when the bats are coming.
November 9th, 2005 #29
Scientists are fascinated by the recent discovery of a new carnivorous plant deep in the everglades. Capable of a full range of movement, the so called "swamp Beast" is able to capture and devour large prey. Studies are as yet inconclusive as to weather it is truly plant or animal.
I will likely be tweeking both the image and the desc before friday, but I wanted to get it in.
November 9th, 2005 #30
silentkitty - that thing is SO cool!