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    Creature diets

    Discussion in 'Character Development' started by Lea`Brooks, May 13, 2014.

    Hello, hello!

    If you were a magical, living creature made of clay, sticks, and sap for blood, what would you eat? :)
     
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    It sounds like a "nature" creature, so I would say natural things such as plant life, water rich in nutrients, etc.
     
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    Roasted glowworms, with a glittersauce made from fairydust found on mint leaves. A nice vintage dandelion wine poured in a chestnut cap. To follow a dessert of thistle blossoms and mushroom tea.
     
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    Something containing cellulose, dirt, and other vital nutrients. Perhaps, I would have a compost heap that I tended to. If I was an evil creature, my compost heap would have humans and stolen farm animals in it as well.
     
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    sticks and sap = 'tree'

    so their diet should be what sustains trees [i.e., water, minerals from soil, oxygen, sunshine]
     
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    hmm.... nothing? Absorbing more clay by rubbing itself in dirt?
     
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    Erasers. And Footwear. The protagonist's frustration at gnawed pencils and missing slippers might get a few chuckles.
     
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    The magical life force of the creator/wizard/etc.
     
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    blunt knives and bent forks, smashed bottles and burnt corks, chipped glasses and cracked plates....
     
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    @Thomas Kitchen @mammamaia That was my first instinct too! My only reservation with doing that is that my novel is going to be a little gritty, and I worried that making an earth based creature would detract from that.

    @Garball That's an idea that I didn't think of before. There's going to be a city filled with these creatures and having a compost that they tend to would indeed be interesting! If I go the compost route though, could trash also be a form of sustenance?

    @Bryan Romer I'm doing that too. :p They have to visit their creator often to refresh themselves, but I wanted some kind of "food" to tide them over and make it so that they don't have to visit as often.

    @ChaosReigns I can't tell if you're kidding.. o_O

    Thanks a lot everyone. :) You all gave me some good ideas that I'll have to think about.
     
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    Partly, ive re-worded it from the Blunt The Knives song from the Hobbit...
     
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    Since the fluid that binds the mud and sticks together is sap, and it is likely to dry/evaporate/drain away, that would be the logical item to need replenishment first.
     
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    After some discussion with another forum, I decided to go with metal. Metal is found in the ground, so I figured it'd be okay. :p Thanks for all your help!
     

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