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The not so-dreaded monster of the deep
« on: June 02, 2012, 11:30:26 AM »
I have an idea for a dangerous and monstrous looking type of sea-monster that is regarded as being a dangerous beast that preys on human flesh. The truth is more prosaic. It is a fairly harmless creature that actually preys on fish and other small aquatic animals. What's more, it also reduces the population of more aesthetically pleasing    but also infinitely  more dangerous types of ocean dwelling denizens like certain types of  mermaids by preying on their young or eggs. It has been persecuted horrifically because of its reputation and is close to extinction in most waters where it once existed.   What's more, it is also slaughtered  because some of its organs are supposed to be valuable in certain types of potions. Is this something that anyone would care to read? Thanks.
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Re: The not so-dreaded monster of the deep
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2012, 09:07:21 PM »
Misunderstood creatures always make for good reading. Carry on, Mag!
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Re: The not so-dreaded monster of the deep
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2012, 09:27:09 PM »
Is it a shark?
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Re: The not so-dreaded monster of the deep
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2012, 10:30:28 AM »
Is it a shark?

More of a slimy, squid-like thing actually, expect that it also has some amphibian physiology.
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Re: The not so-dreaded monster of the deep
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2012, 09:50:32 PM »
I like it.

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Re: The not so-dreaded monster of the deep
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2013, 09:38:43 AM »
It could make a great story if told right. I'd start by making them seem horrific, some salty old sailor telling his young charges about the vicious squid beastie. Show one being hunted and killed, then the celebration after. Then cut to the squid beasties family mourning the loss of poor uncle Squidward

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Re: The not so-dreaded monster of the deep
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2013, 09:58:11 PM »
Maybe it looks like some sort of mini Kraken.