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« Reply #15 on: 02 May 2009, 04:03:27 »

ooh, yeah, i know what you mean. another animal still living in modern seas, sometimes called sea fans, as well, i think. we need more weirdly beutiful plantlike animals in Santharia, i think. there's so much inspiration on Earth. grin
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« Reply #16 on: 02 May 2009, 11:20:35 »

By the way, have you got cuttlefish yet?
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« Reply #17 on: 02 May 2009, 11:57:28 »

We have Kraken, if only so that we can have krakalimari.... delicious deepfried, good with kitraure juice or shroom cream....
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« Reply #18 on: 02 May 2009, 12:59:39 »

If I remember rightly, cuttlefish are much smaller than Kraken.  They are the chameleons of the sea, able to change their colour to match their surroundings.  The cuttlefish can adjust it's boyancy by changing the gas to liquid ratio in it's bones. Dried shredded cuttlefish is to Asian snack food, what Calamary is to Asian seafood.  They were the source for the origional sepia dye.  Aint Wikipedia great.
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« Reply #19 on: 02 May 2009, 17:30:22 »

it's true, the kraken seem more like squid than cuttlefish, but there's also the fliachara ink dumpling, which is a little bit cuttly. that said, i'm sure there's room for more cephalopods, Sivartius, if you're interested. grin
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« Reply #20 on: 02 May 2009, 21:47:35 »

I think I could manage it.  Just let me get the dulcimer off my hands and I'll make an entry.
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« Reply #21 on: 02 May 2009, 21:57:35 »

eeep! slimy things!!! :D
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« Reply #22 on: 02 May 2009, 23:24:57 »

*Hands Seth a large empty aquarium*
Tell you what. The as soon as it's done you get the first one.
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« Reply #23 on: 03 May 2009, 01:16:06 »

I'll give you a Chiton too. Sea centipedes. Very cool.
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« Reply #24 on: 06 May 2009, 02:37:58 »

Do you think you could put something in about him teaching Kraken and Cuttlefish to go through mazes like rats. I'm doing that entry on the cuttlefish and was hoping to reference the crazy mollusk thinker.
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« Reply #25 on: 06 May 2009, 03:23:21 »

please do reference him, but this probably won't be his main feild of research as cuttlefish etc are cephalopods, not shellfish. that said, i think so long as it's slimy and smells of fish Friddriv would be happy. i'll see what i can do. if you want to reference, put whatever you like - you can do the maze thing yourself if you want, fit it into your entry as you go - Alav was supposed to be a compulsive note-taker, he'd research anything that held his attention for five minutes.

chiton? sea centipede? i think you mean woodlouse? centipedes are more... bitey. grin thank you for the pets, i'll look after them!
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« Reply #26 on: 07 May 2009, 03:37:50 »

Here's what I wrote. If you can think of ways to make it better let me know.

The mad Mollusk researcher Fridiv Alev claimed to have taught Kraken and Cuttlefish to go through mazes. After much philosophical rambling, his conclusions are as follows:
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The Kraken is a variable creature. On one day it will travel the maze with perfect ease, and on another it seems not to even know where it is. At times it sticks itself to the bottom of the tank and sulks, or maliciuously destroys all within reach. I am sure that it is mocking me, breaking my equipment and laughing. How can this spoiled creature, so different from the noble gnacker, be yet a close relation. It seems to posess all the failings of humanity.

The Cuttlefish, on the other hand, though still occasionally showing the frailties of temperment to which mobile life is heir, yet is still of a much more stable outlook. Perhaps this is because it, unlike the Kraken, has the benefit of an internal shell. This bears thought. If man were born with a shell, like a clam or gnacker, would he too have the benefit of their outlook on life? It is notable how humans constantly try to create an artificial shell. Suits of armor, clothes, shoes, all are barriers between ourselves and the world. And truly castles and houses are nothing more than attempts to creat a shell for ourselves, where we can be safe. Are we blindly striving for the perfection of the gnacker? A cuttlefish gains some of the benefits of  the shell, yet their exterior is still vulnerable. Perhaps this is why, though more stable than the kraken, they still sometimes show fear, anxiety, and ambition, things the gnacker and the barnacle never seem to feel.
<- From "The Philosophie of the Molluske Race" by Fridiv Alev.[/color]
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« Reply #27 on: 11 May 2009, 03:53:31 »

thanks, Sivartius, it saves a lot of work if you can write stuff like this up. Could i suggest a couple of stylistic amendments before I integrate it, though?


The Kraken is an inordinately variable creature. On one day it will travel the maze with perfect ease, and on another it seems not to even know where it is. At times it sticks itself to the bottom of the tank and sulks, or maliciously destroys all within reach. I wonder sometimes if it is mocking me, breaking my equipment and laughing at the importance I place on such toys. How can this spoiled creature, so different from the noble gnacker, be yet a close relation? It seems to posess all the failings and inconsistencies of humanity.

The Cuttlefish, on the other hand, though still occasionally showing the frailties of temperment to which mobile life is heir, is still of a much more stable outlook. Perhaps this is because it, unlike the Kraken, has the benefit of an internal shell. This bears thought; if man were born with a shell, like a clam or gnacker, would he too have the benefit of their outlook on life? It is notable how humans constantly try to create an artificial shell: suits of armour, clothes, shoes, all are barriers between ourselves and the world. Even more so, castles and houses are nothing more than attempts to create something like a shell for ourselves, where we can be safe. Are we blindly striving for the blissful passivity of the shellfish? A cuttlefish gains some of the benefits of  the shell, yet their exterior is still vulnerable. Perhaps this is why, though more stable than the kraken, they still sometimes show fear, anxiety, and ambition, things the gnacker and the barnacle never seem to be troubled with.
<- From "The Philosophie of the Molluske Race" by Friddriv Alav.[/color]

you're uncannilly good at aping "Friddriv's" style. Nice job.
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« Reply #28 on: 11 May 2009, 04:44:57 »

Thanks....I think. I'm not sure what that says about my own mental state. Anyway, your comments have been integrated. And awaaaaay we goooo!
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« Reply #29 on: 12 May 2009, 03:19:52 »

OK, that's been pasted in - Sivartius, if you've any concerns about how i've integrated or phrased things, please don't  hesitate to say. and if you change the name of the cuttlefish, could you let me know, as i'd like to change it.
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