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    418 KB Anonymous 05/01/11(Sun)15:07 No.14777338  
    So /tg/
    Baby birds are fucking terrifying. Worse then spiders and bears. Lets see if we can create a race of eldritch horrors based on them.

    I feel it is important to note two things:
    1. Raptors are Avian.
    2. This species of bird are from Australia.
    >> Anonymous 05/01/11(Sun)15:08 No.14777356
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    >mfw I misread that and thought that was a picture of a species of raptors native to Australia
    >> Anonymous 05/01/11(Sun)15:10 No.14777366
    Does the one on the right have a fucking ARM?
    Cause it looks like it HAS A FUCKING ARM.
    >> Anonymous 05/01/11(Sun)15:10 No.14777368

    A race of fifteen foot tall giant bird people with super-advanced technology who could turn themselves into fucking statues that will come alive and wreck your shit if you defile their homes.
    >> Anonymous 05/01/11(Sun)15:11 No.14777379
    >read about raising newly hatched birds
    >they're fucking monstrosities
    >you need a goddamn syringe to feed them properly
    >stupid biology, always crushing my dreams
    >> Anonymous 05/01/11(Sun)15:12 No.14777382
    Baby sharks are worse. They practice active cannibalism in the womb by eating their siblings for nourishment.
    >> Anonymous 05/01/11(Sun)15:12 No.14777391
    They look so soft and vulnerable. Imagine picking one up, it's tiny beating heart. Calling out for help as my warm hand cradled it carefully. My gigantic fingers reaching closer and grasping one of its little eyes. Squeezing softly whilst it tried to squirm free. Gradually increasing the pressure until it's hidden eyeball popped with an audible mush. Its cries doubling in need.

    >schlick wrialle
    How apt captcha.
    >> Anonymous 05/01/11(Sun)15:13 No.14777400
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    Just looking at those birds makes me want to throw up, but in a good way. Know what I mean?
    >> Anonymous 05/01/11(Sun)15:13 No.14777403
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    >> Anonymous 05/01/11(Sun)15:14 No.14777406
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    >mfw Chozo would be awesome as a PF NPC race

    I wish I could post two reaction faces, because I am all at once elated about this idea and pissed that I didn't already think of it.
    >> Anonymous 05/01/11(Sun)15:15 No.14777419
    So take those, scale them up to the half a ton range, add a long tail, shrink the eyes to nearly nothing, and have them live in deep caves?

    Obviously not any of the major Lovecraftian horrors, but passable as standard, predatory, dreamlands fauna.

    What do you think wings are? Nature isn't much for making anything new from scratch, but it loves to just resize and re-proportion things for entirely new purposes. From keeping gills in pace to inner ear hearing aid. Etc, etc...
    >> Anonymous 05/01/11(Sun)15:16 No.14777437
    Well they WERE adept at manipulating nature. At least the ones on Tallon IV.

    And even then they made the biggest threat to galactic life, the Metroids.
    >> Anonymous 05/01/11(Sun)15:17 No.14777445
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    >This species of bird are from Australia
    Oh. Okay then, that explains it.
    >> Anonymous 05/01/11(Sun)15:20 No.14777489
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    >> Anonymous 05/01/11(Sun)15:22 No.14777504
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    >shrink the eyes to nearly nothing

    >mfw this thread
    >> Anonymous 05/01/11(Sun)15:23 No.14777523
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    >> Anonymous 05/01/11(Sun)15:24 No.14777541
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    >> Anonymous 05/01/11(Sun)15:25 No.14777549
    The terrifying part of these pictures are...?
    >> Anonymous 05/01/11(Sun)15:28 No.14777584
    Impossible to grasp for anyone with a spine.
    >> Anonymous 05/01/11(Sun)15:29 No.14777591
    Dude... they have SKIN growing over their fucking EYES. They look like fucking aliens. Their proportions are unnatural.
    >> Anonymous 05/01/11(Sun)15:31 No.14777605
    I think it may be the eyes.
    >> Anonymous 05/01/11(Sun)15:33 No.14777627
    As did we when we were in the womb. As do kittens the first week after they are born.
    >> Anonymous 05/01/11(Sun)15:34 No.14777650
    You want horrifying? Marsupials give birth to their young at an extremely underdeveloped stage. The half cooked fetus then has to crawl from the vagina up and across the parents body and into their pouch where they can then continue their growth. It's like an abortion crawling back up your leg trying to get back in.
    >> Anonymous 05/01/11(Sun)15:34 No.14777652

    >And even then they made the biggest threat to galactic life, the Metroids.

    wat? i thought the Metroids were native to SR388(?) like the X parasites.
    >> Anonymous 05/01/11(Sun)15:35 No.14777667
    >As did we when we were in the womb.
    Yes. IN THE WOMB.
    No LIVING thing should look like that.
    >> Anonymous 05/01/11(Sun)15:36 No.14777673

    >Dude... they have SKIN growing over their fucking EYES

    So do you idiot, they're called eyelids.
    >> Anonymous 05/01/11(Sun)15:36 No.14777674
    You're semi-literate and a sick fuck.
    That's lemon sharks (I think). Not all sharks do this - after all, most hatch from eggs.
    >> Anonymous 05/01/11(Sun)15:36 No.14777679
    Okay, I'll take a crack at this.

    Okay, first off if we're talking eldritch horrorbirds we've got to be talking hueg. So, let's make this thing a good 15 feet tall, probably something like 20 or so feet long tip-to-tip. Now that it's hueg, time to make it fucking scary as hell. Keep the giant unformed eyes, the shiny, flesh-coated beak, and the general pinkness of the whole thing. Also, it has four heads each extending from the main body on a long, thin, and weak looking neck, craned in odd twisted forms. The wings will be more akin to shattered arms, with two digits at the ends for manipulation, the rest extending back like normal wing-bones.

    Now that it at least looks scary, it has to have some alien motivations to be a true eldritch horror.

    These creatures cannot see the world that they depend upon to survive, so let's roll with that.

    They are unnaturally hungry and needy. They are in constant need to be fed and cared for, so they're likely pathetically weak. This need is something I can run with, though. You see, each of their gaping beaks constantly is open in that 'dear god, feed me' look baby birds always have, and they constantly speak in whispered tones. They constantly ask of their mother, screech for sustenance and love, and know your deepest hidden sins. These monstrosities feed upon your emotions and will extract every last drop of your spiritual essence.
    >> Anonymous 05/01/11(Sun)15:37 No.14777682
    Eyelids. You have them too.
    >> Anonymous 05/01/11(Sun)15:38 No.14777694

    I was thinking of Mako sharks (I'm probably wrong about that), but a decent percentage of sharks actually give birth to live young. Freakish bastards that they are.
    >> Anonymous 05/01/11(Sun)15:41 No.14777728
    >They constantly ask of their mother, screech for sustenance and love, and know your deepest hidden sins.
    Hmmm. Maybe instead of feeding off of emotion, they feed off of memories? Specifically, memories of ones mother?
    >> Anonymous 05/01/11(Sun)15:42 No.14777739
    and they don't do it because they're evil, they do it because they die if they don't?

    ....i'm scared
    >> Anonymous 05/01/11(Sun)15:42 No.14777741

    Yes. That is great.
    >> Anonymous 05/01/11(Sun)15:51 No.14777830
    Just imagine running into one of these things in the dreamscape.

    You're traveling in an ethereal cave, lost and cold. You've been hearing whispers on the wind, whispers of past truths you've fought to hide. All the guilt your mother has ever put you through now rests on your shoulders and in your ears again, fresh and stinging. As you come around a corner you see it, the cause of all this suffering. A two-stories tall creature of bright, slimy, pink flesh with four heads each grasping weakly at the air atop long and twisted necks, its long arms broken backward with only two digits to manipulate the world around it. The black orbs where a normal creature might have eyes, covered in a film of pink flesh stare deep into you as the horrid aberration simultaneously asks for its mother and speaks in your mother's own voice speaking every harsh word she has ever said in your direction.

    This is the horror of the motherthief.
    >> Anonymous 05/01/11(Sun)15:53 No.14777848

    >> Anonymous 05/01/11(Sun)15:55 No.14777871
    Good to know I've still got it in me to horrify.
    >> Anonymous 05/01/11(Sun)16:00 No.14777910
    >this name sucks
    >google translate for alternatives
    >ina magnanakaw
    Well. Thats got my vote, Nagnanakaw.
    >> Anonymous 05/01/11(Sun)16:01 No.14777921

    I was thinking Motherthief would be more of a colloquialism than a proper name. Nagnanakaw sounds good to me, though.
    >> Magi 05/01/11(Sun)16:29 No.14778189
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    Somthing like that?
    >> Anonymous 05/01/11(Sun)16:32 No.14778221

    I was thinking less of a tree-like body and more like a megaraptor or somesuch, but other than that that's freakin' spot-on.
    >> Anonymous 05/01/11(Sun)16:38 No.14778300

    Just imagine that it feels like a lost orphan. With legs, now that monstrosity can FOLLOW you. There is no escape from Nagnanakaw. Nagnanakaw will find its mother, even if it lies within your memories.
    >> Anonymous 05/01/11(Sun)16:47 No.14778372
    Don't describe them as 15 feet tall three headed monsters, thats too cartoonish and cliché.
    Make them human sized with all the other attributes you described. In a dark cave they could pass as naked, shivering, covering humans until they hear you and raise their head and turn around and scramble towards you awkwardly and helpless, amplifying the fear and confusion you feel to feast on it. At first they sound helpless and pathetic but the closer they come the more agitated they get because they're always hungry and always cold and frightened. And god help you if they manage to reach you.
    >> Anonymous 05/01/11(Sun)17:02 No.14778508
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    This work better? Maybe keep the old eyes?
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    >> Anonymous 05/01/11(Sun)17:07 No.14778543
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    man size vs. giant size
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    >> Anonymous 05/01/11(Sun)17:14 No.14778606
    Holy fuck, I love you /tg/.
    Promise that you'll never change.
    I will now cry myself to sleep.
    >> Anonymous 05/01/11(Sun)17:20 No.14778666
    What if these creatures are like cuckoos? They may be small, they may be fuckhueg, but the point is that the creature inserts itself into the family of another species. It destroys the true children and for some reason the new parents become convinced that the Nagnanakaw is their own child, and they have to take care of it and feed it.

    But it's always hungry and it never wants to be left alone.
    >> Anonymous 05/01/11(Sun)17:24 No.14778696
    Man-sized. It's just creepier that way for some reason.
    >> Anonymous 05/01/11(Sun)17:25 No.14778709
    Great idea, Satan!
    >> Anonymous 05/01/11(Sun)17:29 No.14778752
    Maybe it would even be better if it were child sized. A damn odd shaped child monster thing, but still about the same size.
    >> Anonymous 05/01/11(Sun)17:30 No.14778754
    A Nagnanakaw on the dreamscape is a horrible thing. It leaves shriveled dismembered corpses in it's wake. The creatures feeding on not just the physical but the essence. Leaving a sickly unsavory feeling when you view the remains of a victim it has caught.

    This however has nothing on one that manages to come to our world. The essence of the dreamscape comes with it and empowers it. It's visage is still fully visible to it's victim. Though it shifts in size, capable of warping to get into any entrance to chase the one it sees.
    However, after taking a victim it coats itself in that victims memories. Altering the perceptions of those that knew the victim. Thus the true horror occurs when after hunting one of these down to remove it's corruption from the world. You find the departed's mother cradling the creature. Unaware the Nagnanakaw must feast on meat as well as emotion.
    It's always too late. The best course of action is to simply burn the entire display.
    Beware while giving it's victims a swift death is surely what your heart desires, the Nagnanakaw is far more docile while feeding. It is thus best to kill it first and quickly before changing targets. Be swift though as once dead it's illusion fades and the tongue is the last thing it takes from it's prey.
    >> Anonymous 05/01/11(Sun)17:32 No.14778763
    "The one it sees first"
    I imagine them imprinting once in our world and chasing the one it imprints on until death occurs.
    >> That Guy !CrwtTbFNxQ 05/01/11(Sun)17:57 No.14779013
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    Bitches don't know bout my Stalkers.
    >> Anonymous 05/01/11(Sun)18:00 No.14779041
    Man where are the screams of the horrified. More must share the nightmare.
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    That face looks familiar...
    >> Anonymous 05/01/11(Sun)22:18 No.14782057
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    >mfw the 'bird monsters' in this thread would make better Pink Horrors than what Warhammer has now

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