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Postby Chris Purcell on Sat May 26, 2001 2:03 am

Well, here's a nice new thread for the Creature to inhabit if it so chooses. And it's not on fire yet, either...<P>Chris/Kritter
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Postby The Creature on Sat May 26, 2001 5:08 am

<I>The Creature, having dripped down from the bottom of its birth-thread to the top of the next, flows down into the box.</I><P>SPLUT. BLUT PLAP.<P><I>Well, perhaps "flow" is a little too graceful.</I><P>Blrblblrb....<P><I>The Creature, full from Simon's chocolate malt and rested after escaping the burning thread, has taken its leisure time to develop a primitive-- perhaps the most primitive-- form of communication...</I><P>:)<P><I>...The emoticon.</I>
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Postby The Creature on Sun May 27, 2001 12:37 am

<I>The Creature messily devours the jelly beans.</I><P>:)<P><I>It attempts to do the same to the book, but succeeds only in leaching a little color out of the cover. Unable to read or digest the book, the Creature ignores it.</I><P>:(<P><I>The Creature then attempts to devise new, Creature-centric emoticons that will express its slimy emotional states.</I><P>(<B>O</B>)<P><I>Turn your head sideways to read it.</I>
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Postby Chris Purcell on Sun May 27, 2001 12:56 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by The Creature:
<B><I>...The emoticon.</I></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Ooooh, pretty faces! I wonder if we can teach it more...<P>::drops a book on emoticons next to the creature::<P>::drops some jelly beans next to it, too, for good measure::<P>Chris/Kritter
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Postby Lummox JR on Sun May 27, 2001 7:30 am

Lummox JR notices the creature is still an anaerobe, so surrounds the slimy being with plants in order to up the O<SUB>2</SUB>/CO<SUB>2</SUB> ratio to encourage the development of an aerobic metabolism. Got to get the most out of those jellybeans, you know.<P>
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Postby The Creature on Sun May 27, 2001 8:48 am

<I>The Creature tries to digest the low-hanging leaves brushing its surface.</I><P><B>(</B>O<B>)</B><P><I>The vegetable matter is too strong and complex for the Creature to break down.</I><P>:(<P><I>It rejects the meal and attempts to incorporate the thread's oxygen into a more powerful metabolic system.</I><P>(<B>O</B>)<P><I>As time passes, a network of threads and nodules clots into view within the Creature, and its outer surface thickens and layers itself into a membrane, still soft but now more complex. The Creature absorbs small amounts of oxygen and secretes a few digestive enzymes into its mucous, breaking down the nearby plant material outside its body before letting it sink in and dissolve. The process is at once fascinating and really, really gross.</I><P>(O)
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Postby Chris Purcell on Mon May 28, 2001 2:58 am

<I>Chris tries again to teach the creature more emoticons.</I><P>Here, creature! Try this <A HREF="http://www.gripweeds.com/emoticon.htm" TARGET=_blank>link</A>.<P><I>Chris throws the link to the creature.</I>
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Postby The Creature on Tue May 29, 2001 6:06 am

<I>The Creature has contracted into a gooey hump, quivering in anxiety.</I><P><B>(O)</B><P><I>It doesn't understand most of the emoticons (aquanaut? wearing glasses? bald?), and the ones it does understand scare it. Angry. Evil. Mute.</I><P>:(<P><I>The Creature desires a brain with which to understand these threats.</I><P>(<B>O</B>)<P><I>Well, a brain, and a big, staring eyeball, and a few sets of metal claws, but first things first.</I><p>[This message has been edited by The Creature (edited 05-29-2001).]
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Postby Somebody Strange on Tue May 29, 2001 6:20 am

<i>Based on the emoticons, Strange/Dave wonders if the creature is related to <A HREF="http://oneoverzero.keenspace.com/d/20010523.html" TARGET=_blank>Junior of 1/0 fame</A>.</i><P>--Strange/Dave<P><P>------------------
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Postby Chris Purcell on Wed May 30, 2001 2:30 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by The Creature:
<B><I>Well, a brain, and a big, staring eyeball, and a few sets of metal claws, but first things first.</I></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>I'm not sure I *want* this thing evolving any further. Anyone got any good links on social etiquette we could toss it, maybe teach it some good manners? <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/biggrin.gif">
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Postby Mother on Wed May 30, 2001 8:10 am

Well first of all, you can't teach it good manners unless you exhibit them yourself. Do unto others you know ...<P>Wherever did you find this creature? My goodness! It's looking a little cold!<P>:: slides the box over next to the register ::<P>You know, I took care of a creature when I was a little girl. <P>:: walks to the refrigerator and pulls something out ::<P>You can't really say you own them you know. Mine liked lettuce. :: starts shredding some lettuce :: You never can tell, because they all evolve just a little differently. Doesn't hurt to try though. :: sets the lettuce next to the box ::<P>You never put anything directly into the box with them. You just set it down next to them and let them see if they like it. ... That's it. Just let it try at it's own pace.<P>That membrane looks like it's pretty new. I bet it's lost a lot of water. :: walks to the cupboard and pulls out a large bowl. starts filling it with water :: Maybe later you can offer it some milk or coffee. You want to hold off on the beer for a while probably ...<P>It doesn't seem to have a brain yet. It should probably have some nice soothing ... :: walks to the kitchen counter :: I know. The screen saver on this computer has a restful bunch of landscape pictures. That ought to be soothing until it grows a brain. Maybe later we can download a nice midi file from the internet so it can listen to something.<P>Now when that water bowl is empty, you remember to refill it. :: muttering :: I'll probably end up taking care of it just like all the others they've dragged home. Well, there's always a first time.<P>OK. That should make it comfortable. You kids have fun now. :: walks to the door :: Don't pester it now! I hope you didn't poke it when you brought it in here.<P>:: leaves the room ::<P>
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Postby The Creature on Thu May 31, 2001 2:18 am

[munch munch]<P>[munch munch]<P>[munch munch]<P><I>From jelly beans, a chocolate-peanut-butter malt and coffee to... greens.</I><P>:(<P><I>Well, the Creature won't starve. Hopefully, though, Mother will not be the sole provider of food.<P>Grown more active from the warmth, the Creature swells itself with water, feeling more charitable, and returns to the problem of a brain.<P>...These neurons and brain cells aren't easy, either. The Creature might have to attempt travel to the</I> Chopping Block <I>forum and look for an example.</I><P>:)
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Postby Somebody Strange on Thu Jun 07, 2001 9:29 am

Although no haiku
Have been on <i>this</i> board before...
Hey! Where's The Creature?
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