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April 19th, 2006 #1
C.O.W. - #043: The Most Useless Creature
The Most Useless Creature
Thursday, 27th April 2006
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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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thanx to Tom Garden for the topic suggestion!
- No individual Character! Design a species!
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Fun fun fun!
Live is blur...
April 19th, 2006 #7
ow this could be fun
Hope i have time and a gooood idea
"FAIL, FAIL AGAIN, FAIL BETTER"
April 19th, 2006 #8
concider the pampered fluffy domestic house cat
wtf good are they?
but we love em any way
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April 19th, 2006 #11Originally Posted by chaosrocks
I think a better example is a chihuahua, now theres a useless animal if you ask me, I mean seriously, a rat could kill it, or a cat or snakes, or hawks, the list goes on and on lol.
April 19th, 2006 #12
Think about how hard this really is, everything that lives in our world has a purpose, whether it provides oxygen, provides polination, is a food source for another animal, controls the population of certain insects or other pests, is used for transportation, provides protection, helps the ecosystem in some way....
maybe we can draw rocks with eyes
April 19th, 2006 #13
Hmm, this is a tough one. Consistently all the CoWs have 4 or less words within the phrase that serves as the project designation. Sometimes one of these words spawns visual imagery potent enough to easily fill in the gaps and make up for the lack of in depth description. Last CoW was a great example of this. The single word "blind" was all that was necessary to launch everyone into a creative maelstrom feverishly postulating on how a creature might survive without its vision and then furthermore how might it succeed as a predator. However this CoW wont be quite so easy.
There are so many problems to solve within this creature (incoming brainstorm session). First of all why is this organism worthless? In what way is it worthless? Is it the most worthless in just one aspect or overall? If its so worthless then why does it still exist? These are the kind of questions that have to be honed in upon and answered before any kind of drawing occurs. Furthermore such a creature design as this is going to need alot of thought into what environment it might fit into in which it could remain living but contribute nothing. Keep in mind this thing is the MOST worthless so it really has to be the antithesis of lacking worth.
It has to have no value whether it be monetarily, aesthetically, etc. It has to have zero usefullness, it serves no function of any kind. It is simply there for the sole sake of existing. It cant interact with anything because then it might inadvertently be of use if even through a chain of events. It cant exist within an ecosystem of any kind because then it would be connected and thus prove of some use. The only potential way a creature could be the most worthless would be for it to exist but be unable to interact with or be sensed by anything in its environment. Furthemore it cant benefit its own species, each creature is an entity unto itself. Of course this begs the question as to how they might reproduce as that would mean they are of use to their species. This will be a strange creature to say the least as it really follows none of the established laws of nature, everything is connected to each other in at least some way at some time or another. Good luck all, hope this helped at least some.
Last edited by Nexus; April 19th, 2006 at 07:40 PM.