The planet is alive and... QuiveringDo you land your invasion fleet?
>>36485640No, I glass it first
>>36485640Yes, and order them all to hug it
>>36485640>aliveNo, fuck that shit.I remember what happened last time we ran into one of those.
>>36485718jesus fuck what is that it's horrible, where is that from?
>>36485680That is not caution. As the greatest hugger of the fleet, I volounteer to go down there and hug the fuck out of that giant ball of flesh. If I cannot show the truth of humanity's universal love for everything, then feel free to bomb the shit out of the planet.
>>36485752Looks like Junji Ito.
>>36485640I'd colonize it with my invasion fleet, if you know what I mean
>>36485752Hellstar Remina, from Junji Ito.This is what the surface looks like.
>quiveringI land my invasion fleet hard and repeatedly.
>>36485798And a closer look.All of these things? They're made from constantly shifting flesh and bone.
>>36485832And this is what happens when you get in touch with the atmosphere.
>>36485798i shouldn't have looked that up......i need to go lay down now. thanks though, now i know what nightmares are really made of
>>36485840And then you become part of the landscape.
>>36485850Then you realize that the planet wants to eat you.
>>36485832>>36485840>>36485850>>36485858these are actualy pretty cool as far as settings go but those damn eyes are going to give me nightmares
>>36485877That's the point.Fun fact: the artist is making a licensed pokémon manga now. Yes, really.
>>36485858You and your whole world, like the countless others before it.
>>36485640Command the fleet to scan the plant first, then will see what we're do next... those are my men i'm sending down there.
>>36485718>>36485798>>36485832>>36485840>>36485850>>36485858That is some lovecraftian shit.
>>36485918I really need to know if this was published prior to or after dead space 3
>>36485961This was before Dead Space was even announced, I think.
>>36485971>EA in charge of original plot points
>>36485961Remina was 2005, Dead Space was 2008.
>>36485918Didn't 40k steal the concept in some recent fluff?Some kind of planet eating demon planet that follows some Astartes Chapter, or vice versa.>>36485848Speaking of 40k:don't worry about nightmares, the Imperium, the Empire or the Federation would wipe out Remina like nothing, after all some measly nukes hurt it's tongue enough to pause for a few hours. Imagine what a Cyclone Torpedo or Star destroyer fleet or heavy Federation ships would do.
>>36486004It's an old concept.
Junji Ito is the best.Fucking Spirals, man.
i don't land so much as crash over and over
Could a living organism ever be large enough to create it's own gravitational pull, an atmosphere, and harbor other life forms on it (which it occasionally consumes)?
>>36485640If we survive the repressed memories coming to life, yes.
I order a full-scale gangbang of the planet and its sexy quivering. I want every crewman on every ship of the fleet to get down there and fuck the shit out of that planet, it's totally asking for it.
>>36486140It'd probably have to evolve in a large enough environment, a planet that could sustain Earth-size life forms.
>>36486140If it has some kind of bio-reactor, sure.
>>36485946Speaking of Lovecraft.
>>36486185What if this form of life existed in the large atmospheres of gas giants?
>>36486165They all get arrested for statutory rape.That planet is clearly 2.3 billion years old, 700 million below the age of consent.
>>36485902And may be working on the new Silent Hill.
>>36486209Guess what the giant transparent sea monster was filled with?Yep, still living people.
>>36485902Seriously? They've got Junji Ito, out of all people, working on a pokémon manga? Unless it's a particularly grotesque horror intrepertion of pokémon, I think that's kind of wasting his talents. I mean it's like getting Lovecraft to write a young adult novel.
>>36486381Cthulhu is misunderstood by the other elder beings and falls in love with a edgy and mysterious Yithian as they set out to defy their destinies
>>36486381You just know he's going to be taking the piss with it.>"How did you get under that pillar, Ash?">"It's gonna take too long to explain!">and then Ash died>the end
>>36486381Dude also did a manga about his cats.
>>36486140>Could a living organism ever be large enough to create it's own gravitational pullAny non-zero mass has a gravitational pull.No life form even remotely like anything we know of would ever get large enough to retain a meaningful atmosphere. Estimates for the total amount of living mater on Earth seems to run from 2 to 200 billion metric tons. Mars on the other hand may be a bit too light to keep an atmosphere around for long, has a mass of 642 billion billion metric tons.>>36486199>bio-reactorA reactor is a vessel or other such thing in which reactions take place. Every single cell in your body is a biological reactor. You still need a steady supply of food, water and oxygen to sustain you.
>>36486381It seems like he'll focus on ghost types. And those are pretty disturbing.
>>36486666Thanks supersatan. I hope he does some garde stuff.
>>36486666At least he's in his element there.
>>36486666Whatever you say, super Satan.
>>36485640That depends, does it look like this? Because then I not only don't land, I fly my fleet the fuck away before it notices its there.
'Cmon, guys. Lovecraft was the superior cosmic horror man. All these filthy casuals can go home.
>>36485640Luckily I came prepared for this scenario.>and they said bioships were a waste of money
>>36486865Only thing being, Lovecraft is dead.Ito is still churning out eldritch horrors.
>>36486421The cat manga was a play on his horro stuff, thugh. It uses just about every convention of his horror stuff, but uses them to describe completely munda situations.
>>36487075>That which is dead can eternal lie, and with strange aeons, even death may die.Your move, weeaboo.
>>36487104>And he called the thing a Nigger.You next.
>>36487104>>36487194I don't know if Ito qualifies as weaboo masterial, though.I mean, he's japanese and makes comics, that's about it.
>>36486209>>36486259Extrapolating, maybe it's the monster from Horror on Martin's Beach and all those people were the men that were dragged to their "deaths" be the mommy monster possibly fed to the baby monster to bring it back to life before it beached itself on the coast of Japan.
>>36485640not yet.first, I attempt to seduce.
>>36486666>>36486713At least the art seems appropriate for Junji Ito. Still not the first person I think for doing pokemon manga."OK, wee need an artist for a new pokemon manga!""How about this guy who does body horror and eldritch abomination?""Perfect! Just what we're looking for!"
>>36487234>Japanese>Comic/magaNot weaboo how?
>>36487302This was for Halloween. So the process was more"OK, we want someone to do some spooky Halloween stuff for our website. Who's a popular horror manga artist?"And that train of thought makes a lot more sense, doesn't it?
>>36486865>that little abomination in the bottom left just playing the kazoo
I am Zerg. Living planet has so much essence!Lets infest this shit!
>>36487420It's one of the lesser Outer Gods that play music for Azatoth to keep him asleep. Their music also forms the basis of natural laws of every universe. If they ever stop, Azatoth will wake up and all existance will end.
>>36487104>That which is dead can eternal lieYou got the phrase wrong, you filthy infidel unto the Glorious Old Ones!It's That is not dead which can eternal lie!Ia Dagon! ia Hydra! ia Cthulhu! ia Y'golonac! ia! ia! ia!Ph'nglui mglw'nafh r'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn!!!
>>36487533>Ia Dagon! ia Hydra! ia Cthulhu! ia Y'golonac! ia! ia! ia!Are you going all Derleth on us?>Ph'nglui mglw'nafh r'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn!!!In his house at R'lyeh dead waits dreaming? Yeah, you're a few great old ones short of huamnity's end here mate.
>>36487607Is that comic still updating? I forgot all about it.
>>36487607>going all DerlethHydra and Dagon are both Lovecraft, I didn't want to end on cthulhu and seem all cliche, Y'golonac was just the first name I could come up with at that moment.Besides, he was written before Derleth did a Derleth all over everything.>a few great old ones short of huamnity's endIt's a common prayer to the grandest and most holy of the Old Ones, faggot. He's their link to their grandfather Azathoth, their celestial high priest.What's your excuse for not praising him and his?
>>36486053>Didn't 40k steal the concept in some recent fluff?>Some kind of planet eating demon planet that follows some Astartes Chapter, or vice versa.Anon, Transformers has been doing that shit since the 80s, and I dunno when Galactus was created but he's pretty much the same thing as well.
>>36487701>praising Azathoth>not praising Yog-SothothIt's like you don't even want to be outside of the universe.
>>36487738>praising a creature that you can buy the services off of with your daughter's virginity>not praising the creator and sustainer of the entire universe, along with said creatureIt's like you're not even a cultist at all.
I offer it tribute, so I do not get swallowed!
>>36487656Yes.>>36487701It's "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn"Sure, it's easy to misspell some word in there, but when you complete miss to include the guy's name...
>>36487768The problem with praising the blind, mad daemon sultan is that his response is entirely random. As is his response to not being praised. So it's kinda wasted time.
How much more terrifying would it be to discover that your own planet was slowly turning into meatworld?
>>36485640Visibly quivering? to the naked eye? from orbit?Nah i won't land. After all for the planet to be moving that much pretty much ensures that no one will be able to land safely and no man made structure will last long at all. So i mark the planet as an odd curiosity and move on.
>>36488046At first the government would be studying it.
>>36488063Of course there's no way to really contain something like this.
>>36488093The best they can hope for is slowing it down. Keeping the general populace out of the loop until they figure something out.
>>36488110Of course eventually the perimeter gets breached, and it starts spreading without control.
>>36485640This only serves to make me land my invasion fleet harder.
>>36488063>>36488093>>36488110Nope, sorry. This still isn't scary, even if you try hard to make it so. Also, >>36488063is a gaping asshole.
>>36488034No god will answer a prayer from their worshiper if it is not in their interest. Azathoth differs in that his will is the will of the universe itself, and any raving mad cultist worth his salt will praise He who is worthy ultimately of all praise.>>36487966Shit, how the fuck did I miss that not once, not twice, but thrice?Sir, thou hast verily defeated me. Or rather, I have succumbed to the madness and defeated myself.
>>36488093>>36488110>>36488063>>36488046why the fuck is this giving me an incredible hard-on?
>>36488137Then it's in the streets, something you start taking for granted. Just leave the weird growths alone, and they'll leave you alone.
>>36488162Of course, that's not guarantee of safety.
>>36488093Cut it into pieces, sell the meat.The free market will solve it.
>>36488196But things like that are rare. I mean, sure your wall can bleed now, but it's not a huge change in YOUR day-to-day life.
>>36488233Until all of a sudden it is. And then you can't escape the fact that things are changing for the worse.
>>36488266And then there's no escaping it.
>>36488266I'm sure we can live in peace with it.
>>36488196Why did it take you seven non-scary pictures and incredibly lame "spooky" text before you actually posted something creepy?
>>36488296We're little more than intestinal flora to it.
>>36488293You can run to the furthest corners of the globe, but what you'll find there is what you just left, a couple months delayed.That's when you begin to realize what is happening.
>>36486381I like the idea that Junji Ito is just the most normal wholesome dude in the world and then he sits down and writes awful shit forever.Like, there's this little kid who's vaguely aware that grandpa draws comics and his parents NEVER LET HIM READ THEM.
>>36488326I don't know about you, but my intestinal flora and me live in perfect harmony. And it's always there for me.
>>36488311Because what's scary isn't that is creeps you out. What's scary is that we can abide it, until we can live with it filling in all the cracks.
>>36488347He worked as a dentist for several years before getting into drawing shit.That's why he's got such an obsession with teeth.
>>36488349Precisely. We'll be able to live in peace with it. Because for the most part, it will barely be aware of our existence. Unless we try and harm it, in which case, we're all in for a cleansing.
>>36488337>That's when you begin to realize what is happeningI will meet best girl?
>>36488356What's scary is that we can grow used to it, until suddenly, there are no more cracks for it to fill, and it's too late.
>>36488371Everything will be fine.
>>36487493So my plan to use Mind Exchange on one im I ever play CoC are even more retarded than I ever dreamed?
>>36488337>>36488266>>36488233do you have any sauce for those?
>>36488386Fairly sure we'd have exterminated it before then, anon.
>>36488386...Ate my pic, then my post.
>>36488420Sorry Mind Transfer.
>>36488463Gosh, d'you mean this thing got digital and can eat data?What about my Facebook?! Fuck!That'll get the gubmint going!
>>36488463We'll try to live on despite this. Carving out places to live.
>>36488563Maybe we'll be able to adapt.
>>36488583But should we want to?
>>36488595Nothing like living a microscopic life on a gigantic anus.
>>36488595This thing is a cancer that took over our planet.
>>36488610> tfw you land a cozy job in the brains and all you have to do is watch over connections and fix them when they break.
>>36488625Made our greatest works as nothing.
>>36488636>what's the body temperature today?>98.6
>>36488647Where once teeming millions of humans lived, are now throngs of twisted things.
>>36488666But if this thing is changing our planet - our very selves - to fit it's ecology...
>>36488686Am I supposed to be masturbating? Are you masturbating? What do you want from me
>>36488665>What's the weather forecast for today?>>103°F, flash floods in the streets, random strong winds and there'll be traffic jams.>I fucking hate flu season.
>>36488686It is it's own ecology. It didn't evolve from something here.It's not a cancer. It's an invasive species, and we are - were - just another way for it to spread.
>>36488743But now we're part of it. And if we want to survive, to flourish, we're going to spread with it.
>>36488763Is that it? Are you done?
>>36486817Fuck yes, Planet Thumb. I was part of that quest, we made that thing a nightmare for all other space-going peoples and spawned terrors across the stars. That'll teach all those not-made-of-radiation-and-volcanoes planets.
>>36488763We have a duty, not just to ourselves, but to others.We can bring them into the fold.
>>36488903After all, look how we turned out. This is heaven.>>36488897Sorry, 4chan had a>Error: Your image contains an embedded file.moment.
>>36488983And through this change...
>>36489014We have become angels.
>>36488711You are a fucked up individual. Have some more.>>36488421Pixiv.
>>36489073Come on, that's like listing google in your sources...
And I'm done.
>>36489125https://danbooru.donmai.us/posts?tags=guru'ere ya go mate
>>36489144That was beautiful.Thanks.
>>36489042That's a dumb evolutionLike why the fuck would I lose eyes and my nose just for a giant mouthWhat purpose would that serveShit/10 Evolution
>>36488463sir that is a vagina
what if the entire planet farted
>>36489292You still have eyes, they're just inside the mouth.>Kiss me onii-chan!~
>>36489178>>36489144And now for a alternate timeline story!>>36488137>Of course eventually the perimeter gets breached, and it starts spreading without control.It's at that point we launched the nukes, because nothing says, "Get the fuck off my planet," like 55 and a half million degrees Celsius in a megaton warhead.
>>36486092He should write scenarios for Call of Cthulhu, guys a natural at eldritch/mythos style stories.
>>36489292The teeth are light and electric sensitve and even humans can smell with their mouths.
>>36489386Nothing, that is, except full-scale planetary bombardment.We reject the union of flesh! Through the transcendence of our technology and our humanity, we cast out the cancer of worlds!
>>36489386Might not catch all of it with nukes, better prepare the flamethrowers just to be sure.Unless it's underwater, in which case we're boned.
>>36486053>>36487732>>36485946>Lovecraft>GalactusEnjoy, anons, and know that he comes for us.
>>36488711ah that post tastes like good 4chan
>>36489624And then it gets kicked in the dick by some silver dude whose waifu looks like Jessica Alba.
>>36489575With plasma torches we shall burn it out and if that fails, thermal shock cryo-bombs shall freeze it!With minds and bodies of human zeal,With spirits clad in human soul and steel,With circuits woven through our mind,Winning our world, as true mankind!Or, you know, failing that, there's always plan B...
I've seen this before, you need one guy with a lot of bullets.
>>36489712Don't worry, if you love hard enough, you can beat everything! Even gravity!
>>36489712>implying you're not already infected>implying you're not just spreading it to other planets even faster
>>36489727fuck yeah abadox
Well you don't fucking make it whole that's for sure.
>>36489747Love... Wait... That's it! You're a GENIUS!We shall combine the incalculable power of the human spirit, with the weapons systems of our high technology! We shall beat back the virus with the power of SCI-FI MAGICAL GIRLS! All the power of love, with all the destructive potential of high-powered photon cannon batteries!
>>36489939That should easily be able to blow up an infected planet.
>>36489492>>36489712Praise be the omnisiah! The flesh is weak! Steel is strong! And so man begat machine, and finding its form perfect and pure, did change himself to become like unto the machine that in one being there may be shared twin divinity!Praise be the omnissiah, god of all man and machine!
>>36489386If his starts in the states then 'we' would be Russia, China or some other foreign power, and it sparks Armageddon anyways because the Yanks didn't have the leadership to destroy the thing themselves, or to admit to it's existence in the first place. Got tot save face, even if it means blowing it off. Centuries later the thing is long destroyed, along with most of the world, but some particles escaped. Mutated animals are blamed on radiation, the truth is far worse, although nobody's any the wiser, and everybody's better off for it.
How would you tool a setting in which a society of humans have survived and thrived in the post-meatening of Earth?
>>36491226Gigerworld was a thing on /tg/ about a year ago.
>>36491294http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=gigerNot sure if any actual system came out of it in the end, though.
>>36491294A google doc: https://docs.google.com/document/d/14Po6lNzbyr9KPRsDUedUtU5xKnYLqUUjdaK5IsjKdpM/edit?pli=1
>>36489144That was boring as hell, did you really have to spam all that shit?
And of course the meat spammer's boring as hell story turned The thread into HFY. Can we go back to talking about actual horror? Or maybe even planet fucking?
>>36491535Zaphod Bebblebrox is "the best bang since the big one" - Triple Breasted Whore of Ertoicon 6i'm speculating she is? eroticon 6 as her erogenous region is several miles from her head
That is most certainly not a planet then.I get the scientists figuring out what the surface is like, as well as get scans of what it's like below the surface.
>>36491119What? No! That's never what I meant! We must combine technology and humanity; not replace one with the other!Technology is our servant, not our master, nor our form! Only when wielded by a pure, human spirit and form, can it and we reach our true potential!>>36491181This... I like this. I like this a lot. This setting is a good setting. Especially with magitech magical girls flying around.
>>36486458Just need to grow a transparent membrane, to keep the atmosphere, and let sunlight in for photosynthesis.Specialized cells do their job... Tis what your skin does, basically, keeps the bad stuff out, lets the good stuff in through that special tunnel running down your middle. Hell, even some ants have units so specialized that they can extract oxygen from water, and keep the hive breathing during heavy rains.Granted, in Remnia's case, it's quite a bit larger than Earth or Mars, with stronger gravity, and maybe constantly putting out so many strange gasses, that it wouldn't much matter even if they could escape.Would have the problem of fusion of one sort or another happening towards the center, but hey, that's just another burning compost source of energy, really.Remnia's also from another dimension though, so physics shmysics.Although, tbh, with that comic, the existence of a giant biological planet is the least broken bit of physics in the whole story.
>>36488049ohh thats a good point
>>36493879Looks like somebody wants to become a servitor.
Slightly related to all the meat posts.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNOPphIviXc
>>36494479A servitor? What's a servi-OH MY GODS!Abomination! Blasphemer! Corrupter and fiend! You destroy the holy will and spirit of humanity and replace it with mechanical servitude?!It is unholy! It is unthinkable! After the cancer is purged, you too shall suffer the fate of those that would crush humanity and all that makes it good, into nothingness!
>>36486381Funny fact: Lovecraft once wrote a romance novel.
>>36491277I first misread that as "gingerworld" and then laughed at the thought of some overly horrified protagonist in a world of redheads.
>>36494692Tell me more
>>36494814The story is a parody of romantic melodrama, centering on Ermengarde Stubbs and her relationships with villainous mortgage-holder 'Squire Hardman, would-be rescuer Jack Manly and fiance Algernon Reginald Jones. Daniel Harms calls it "a take-off on the Horatio Alger 'rags-to-riches' genre". An H. P. Lovecraft Encyclopedia suggests that a more precise target for Lovecraft's satire was writer Fred Jackson, whose novels often "have exactly the sort of implausibility of plot and sentimentality of action that is parodied in 'Sweet Ermengarde'."
>>36488370>Dentistry experience.>Focus on body horror.Huh. Makes sense.
>>36494837I can't be the only one who read that as 'Sweet Ermahgerd'
>>36494891Damn it now I'm seeing it too.
>>36494585>>36489042>>36489014>>36488983>>36488903>>36488763>>36488743>>36488686>>36488666>>36488647>>36488636>>36488625>>36488595>>36488583>>36488563>>36488463>>36488386>>36488356>>36488337>>36488293>>36488266>>36488233>>36488196>>36488162>>36488137>>36488110>>36488093>>36488063>>36488046Jesus. Thats Fucking Horrifying. I don't even have to sleep for another 8 hours and I won't be sleeping. Fuck that. I'm on the Nopetrain to Nopeville
>>36489144Gonna need all the berserker packs for this for this one.>captcha is organs maybeNo, I refuse.
>>36485640Nope. Call in a Base Delta Zero and prepare to fuck off to hyperspace.
>>36489144>post apocalyptic meat world>massive wastelands of meat, bone, and seas of primordial soup>massive mountain sized tumors where governments of the old world tried to nuke containment sites>geysers spewing forth stomach acid everywhere>veins and arteries scatter the landscape, leading to massive beating hearts>rivers of blood-like liquid>all animals mutated versions of their former selves, fleshier and squishier>Humanity lives in secluded mega cities, safe havens of blue water, flora and fauna that looks normal, and human activity protected via massive wallsmite b cool
>>36494891me too haha
>>36488046>>36495138I've seen this story. It works out in the end, we just need to leave the meat for a while and wait for it to get lonely.
>>36486259What is this from?
>>36486140Sort of.Living tissue as we know it can't take the the kind of pressure that exists at the mantle or core of planets.The closest you could get in a hard scifi style would be to have a coral planet with a living outer layer and dead inner layers increasingly compacted until you get to a molten core.
>>36495604>coral planet>home to thousands of species of colorful space fish, space eels, space sharks, space sponges, etcThat would be cool.
It's like a generic version of Dogscape, replacing fuzzy puppies with fleshy permutations.
nearly 200 posts and no one posted this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZP7K9SycELAfor shame /tg/...
>>36495917Why can't I find this thing in Space Engine?And why am I hungry now?
>>36495305So, what's the adventure? Travel into the meatscape to explore lost ruins of the old world's civilization and loot them for tech and answers? A city's Wall is breached, try to evacuate to another city? Armored trains or airships traveling between cities?
>>36486381Man, Junji Ito should do some lovecraft manga...Talking about that, is there any goodish manga around that it already?
>>36496481Half Attack on Titan, half "OH GOD THE WORLD IS BECOMING A PERSON AND WE'RE THE MICRO-ORGANISMS"And then they fucked.
>>36486053>Federation ships>able to do anything
>>36488901Don't forget that it has its own offensive capabilities. Even if it does take ages to recharge.
>>36496904>thinking that Federation ships wouldn't polarize the structural integrity field and reroute auxiliary power through the deflector dish into the weapons arrays to release graviton pulses, inverting the biochemical alignment of the Hellstar and fragmenting it into lifeless microasteroids>"it's genius! just like blowing up a balloon too far!"
So uh, this meat planet...What does it eat? This is a clearly unbalanced ecosystem. It can't be photosynthesizing, because then 1) it'd be the Plant Planet, and 2) there just isn't enough energy in sunlight to power a whole layer of animal matter, because animals have by definition a much higher-energy metabolism than plants.And it can't be eating itself for thermodynamic reasons.
>>36497099Other planets, probably.Somebody work out how many calories are in all of Earth's biomass, including bacteria.
>>36495265Hey I just met you.And this is crazy.My spores are in you.So organs maybe?
>>36497099Remember, its not really doing much but quivering, i assume somewhere in the meat sea (all sweat?) there are some Meatalgae that photosynthesize, get eaten by bigger meatfish, then the meatfish die and get absorbed into the meatplanet, creating new energy, that or it eats comets n shit.
>>36497180Too many. The planet will have to exercize for AEONS to get all that fat off its equator.
>>36497218It'd still have to mostly not be photosynthesizing, or else it wouldn't be pink and meaty, it'd be green.Or at the very least brown; I think you can photosynthesize with melanin.And there's still the fact that animals have to be only a small proportion of a photosynthetic biosphere, due to energy reasons.
>>36496481>>36496823All of the above, its just a setting after all.>adventurers travel forth to gaping maws of the fleshy surface to travel down to the old cities>section of the wall is breached and you must exterminate any intruders>armored trains that need guarding as the flesh creatures sometimes try to climb on board>airships flies through a stomach acid storm cloud, only something from the cloud has broken into the ship>the megacities hate each other and wage massive tank battles across the bloody plains>nomads who live on their own in the wastelands calling themselves the Meat tribes>somewhere out there in the world is a gigantic tower made of bone and flesh stretching high into the sky and deep into the earth, you must discover its purpose>flesh cults running around doing flesh cult things>murder hobos running around wearing biomechanical hazmat suits made from usable flesh parts>ships sailing the acid seas covered with hides of slain oceanic flesh beasts to reduce hull erosion of corrosive waters
>>36497250If it is photosynthesizing, it would have to have been originally next to an O-A class star, in order for it to be worth not absorbing infrared rays.
>>36485640Hell yes, I've finally found The Dogscape.
>>36497180An extremely rough estimate:Including bacteria, Earth has probably something like a trillion tonnes of dry biomass.Dry biomass (at least plant matter) is something like 5 kcal/gram.So that's around 5 quintillion kilocalories (or "food Calories")If we also throw in the fossil fuel reserves as dessert, that comes to three times as much - nearly 15 quintillion kcal.
>>36497250Melanin brown's a nice fleshy color. I'm OK with the Meat Planet getting a suntan.
>>36497346During the night (on the dark side of the meatscape i guess?) all the new skin flakes off and flies out into the Dead-Skin ring, ensuring that there is always one side bright pink, and the other dark brown, also skin rings.
>>36497374What causes the skin to fly off
>>36485640>the planet is aliveWouldn't stop me>and... quiveringNope. Time to move on.
>>36497405The quivering. And erosion.
Send the probes first, why bother 'invading'?
>>36497324Further rough estimate:The blue whale has, I think, the lowest basal metabolic rate of any animal, and I think there might be some theoretical reason bigger stops being better in terms of metabolic power/mass of flesh.So assuming the meatscape keeps the blue whale's hastily-googled ratio of about 3000 kcal/day/tonne, and assuming it's about a meter deep over the entire (Earth-sized planet), and 1000 kg/m3 (about as dense as water, as meat normally is),then that comes out to around 1.6 quintilion Cal (or kcal) per day.That's equivalent to licking the whole Earth clean once every few days.Since the galaxy probably has around 300 billion planets in it on average, if 1% of those are inhabited as richly as Earth, then the Meat Planet will lick the Galaxy clean in just 3 million years.Although if it can metabolize methane and ammonia too, and thereby start slurping up gas giants, it could last a good deal longer.Also, we could maybe assume the meat goes dormant and hibernates most of the time.
I order this..thing destroyed by the handy dandy planetkiller I've kept in my fleet.Any pieces left of the abomination will be towed by tractor beams and disposed of into the local star. The op will then be called out for the faggot he is.
>>36497374So what you're telling me is that the planet has tan lines.
>>36497497>Will devour the galaxy in a few million yearsJesus Christ, how horrifying.I think we're also assuming it moves faster-than-light and is capable of propelling itself without rockets via Psychic Powers Or Something, but my autism is OK with that for some reason.
>>36497589it moves by expelling gasses...
>>36497604Please don't try to explain it, it just gets less plausible the more you try.I can accept Space Magic on this one.
>>36497604In order to usefully alter the momentum of a planetary body you'd need to shed a considerable portion of that body's mass as reaction fuel, and do it damn fast, otherwise gravity will draw the spent fuel back towards you and sap thrust.
Didn't Cosmos have an episode on this?>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZP7K9SycELA
>>36497634the splicing is obvious, but i dont care. Its great.
>>36497497>Dormant meat planet in impossibly close orbit around a gas giant, the thick atmosphere flowing across the gap due to gravity>Strange, barren rock in a habitable orbit, which is completely dry and lifeless but has clear signs of erosion from wind and water.>Serious disruption to orbits recently; massive debris belt and some planets seem to have very odd inclined, elliptical, or unstable orbits>Its moon has signs of technological development, but the aliens who colonized it appear to have had only primitive short-range spaceflight with no interstellar capacity, and there's no sign of a habitable world for them to have come from>The strange planet around the gas giant is unusually warm for this distance, and shows strange features on infrared, although it's hard to tell through the atmosphere>Party attempts landing>ITSALIVE.jpg>They somehow manage to wake up the Meat Planet>It's heading off to devour new worlds>Oh god, what have we done?>New BBEGMy campaign plan in a nutshell.
>>36497099It would make more sense if it was just a normal planet covered entirely by a giant, meaty organism. It could feed of geothermal energy and minerals coming up from under the crust.
>>36497887The problem with that as a villain is that "Shoot It With Missiles Until It Explodes While It's Really Far Away And Can't Do Anything" is a viable solution.
>>36497921It's a PLANET. One that can psychically or magically or whatever move other planets around through control over gravity or whatever.Planets are already hard enough to destroy. You think you're going to start blowing up one that's smart enough to start swatting or possibly eating asteroids?No, your only option will be to start seeking out an ancient superweapon, or possibly a gravitationally stable artificial rosette hive-mind of living planets grazing off of the energy of a Dyson sphere.
>>36496904Anything above "shuttle" in the federation is able to ignite a planet's atmosphere. In one episode a klingon cruiser vaporized the top 10km of a planet as a parting shot to make sure the federation couldn't get a DNA sample of anything that had ever lived on that planet.
>TFW OP's image is a persons palm (hand) with the borders cut off.
>>36497990RKKVs, man. RKKVs.>>36498141Yeah, they don't show it as much in TNG (specifically to make the Feddies more peaceful) but in TOS vaping the entire surface of a planet in a few max-power phaser shots or torpedo spreads was a semi-common tactic.And in TNG there's even assorted not-technically-a-weapon tech (soliton wave generators, subspace field tractor beams, etc) that can easily destroy planets just by accident.
>>36498180>not a recolored Europa
>>36497887>land a Vulcan, try to mind-meld with the planet
>>36497887>buy a droid>put the droid on a ship with a hacked hyperdrive>make the droid fly the ship into meat planet at .999999cBoom, done.
>>36498253This is one of the reasons why Starfleet acts as a giant galactic daycare for hyper-overachievers. Put the cutting edge scientists in a military hierarchy so they're more likely to listen when someone tells them no, and kick the SCIENCE! out into deep space, where it's less likely to accidentally an entire species / planet / quadrant when it inevitably fails for dramatic tension. You'll note that a significant number of storylines are about Starfleet having to come in and fix it when some independent party is stupid enough to do SCIENCE! on or around an astronomical body.
>>36498313If your setting makes it easy to blow up planets, your setting will very quickly cease to have anybody alive in it to set.'Sides, isn't the whole point of a "hyperdrive" that you're not traveling in real space?>>36498253I don't think I ever remember TOS glassing a planet at all. Like, at most they would aim the phasers at a single building they wanted up-fucked.Do they vaporize a planet's surface in the movies or something?
>>36498447There's multiple times where Kirk has destroyed planets1.) Used an anti-matter bomb, turned into a Dead World2.) Used phasers, burned away an atmosphere3.) enabled a star ship crash into a planet, same as 1.)
>all this fear of living planetsAs a robot, I feel no fear towards such things.
>>36498704Sisko gasses an entire planet to drive off stubborn squatters.
>>36498809Sisko also poisoned an entire planet's atmosphere to drive off the Marquis
>>36498809>>36498829All that needs to be said to those is "Sisko."
>>36498704Also:The Genesis Device in the movies was considered a failed experiment because it didn't work properly for terraforming... but it still worked by literally blowing up the entire planet and then rebuilding it from subatomic particles. This was why Klingon Doc Brown in Search for Spock went literally crazy trying to get his hands on the secret of the device.And there's red matter from the new movies, which in even small amounts can create a black hole and easily destroy planets.
>>36498447crashing a weaponized anything into a planet while the anything is traveling at .9_c is going to destroy the planet.
I dare enter this magical planet
Would the cocoon seed planet from kill la kill count?
>>36488595Oh man, i love Gigerverse.
>>36499136Well, for certain limited definitions of "destroy."And there's also the fact that getting sizable things to 0.9c is really extremely difficult, and I'm not sure any of the (playable) races in my setting could manage the task of constructing and launching an RKKV fleet up to the job.
>>36499674I tried calculating the difficulty of getting a 1-ton projectile up to 0.9 c with the relativistic delta-v equation here>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Relativistic_rocketAnd the answer I got is pretty ridiculous.Even assuming an absolutely incredible exhaust velocity of 1,000,000 m/s for the fusion rockets my setting has, then the relativistic delta-v equation looks like0.09 c = c * tanh((1,000,000 m/s / c) * ln(m0/(1 tonne)))~300 * arctanh(0.09) = ln(m0/(1 tonne))m0 = e^(300 arctan 0.09) tonnesm0 = 6.5 *10^191 tonnesIn other words, since m0 is the "wet mass" - i.e. the mass of the payload plus the fuel, this suggests that my setting's awesome fusion rockets would still require nearly a googol squared tonnes of fuel to get a single tonne of RKV payload up to 0.9 c.Needless to say, this seems like it would be slightly ridiculous for my setting to attempt to construct.And if it did manage to impact, the 1 tonne RKKV impacting at 0.9 c would release 10^20 joules - a sizable number, to be sure, but 1000 times less than the impact that created Chixculub crater on Earth.Now, Chixculub crater is quite large, and the impact did kill the dinosaurs, but Earth remains resolutely undestroyed.
>>36499813The trick is to exist in a universe where FTL travel exists, and can set your exit momentum to any fraction of c. Few space-going species exist in these universes of course, becuase they've all been blown up by RKKVs created by their first FTL experiments.
>>36498447>If your setting makes it easy to blow up planets,We're in a setting that's easy to destroy planets, you just launch something at a decent fraction of c, It's not really that hard to do. We could build something that could do that now, provided we had the infrastructure in orbit, we've just never had a reason to build that. True, at our current tech level aiming it at a moving target would be hard but if you have the tech to build an interstellar ship, you have the tech to build a planet obliterating missile
>>36499813>the mass of the payload plus the fuelLaunch payload out of a railgun, higher initial speed less reaction mass it'll need
>>36485640Why would i land my fleet on a giant quivering space pimple?
>>36498447If your setting makes it easy to blow up planets, every decent spacefaring civilization can blow up planets and can blow up planets after having had its planets blown up, making it a bad idea to blow up its planets. Sorta like today with nukes.
>>36485640>The planet is alive and... QuiveringRifts did it first. There's a whole supplement about a living planet-Wormwood or something like this.
>>36489624>>36487732Yes, yes. But a planet eating planet is rather specific, and that thing sounded very much like Remina.
Drop flesh eating bacteria onto it from orbit, then come back in a couple of years to harvest the bone.
>>36486447Oh, fuck me that's good.
>>36503490Fucking dorfs. First they drain the oceans for mermaid bones. Now this.
>>36495473Every horror manga you run into that has lovecraftian-like monsters and shit will be by Junji Ito by default.This guy is wonderful
>>36504208Any bone that can survive the vacuum of space and can withstand square cubing itself has got to be some good shit
>>36485640Bring out the octopods!
>>36503490>boneThere would be a shitload of usable organic material too, all tgat devoured meat has to go somewhere. Imagine all that fertilizer. 3308
>>36487323So you literally use weeaboo to mean "I hate japan"?
>>36499217nothing is fornicating with itself, this is not proper giger
>>36498809>Drop nerve gas on civilian colony that refuses to relocate because of treaty giving the world to an alien government. "Easiest solution is usually the best solution."
>>36503490What if this turns it into an evil undead planet?
>>36504208>dorfs vs cosmic horror>dorfs kill cosmic horror, turn its corpse into fertilizer so they can grow stuff to ferment into beer>dorf Henderson is my next character concept
>>36495416....damn it anon, that makes too much sense. To be fair though, the Coralian didn't destroy the world, it just grew over it as a shell. Underneath its crust was a perfectly preserved earth.
>>36507767There is a Henderson in every setting. It's the one true law.I once played Venerable Brother Henderson in Deathwatch game. He was old as balls and claimed to be a retired Thunder Warrior amongst other often contradictory bullshit.
>>36502594There's also Ego the Living Planet, Sagan's Meat Planet, and all sorts of other bullshit out there.Hell, Pandora from Avatar is pretty just a giant brain covered in acacia ants.
>>36507767>dorfs vs cosmic horror>dorfs get their shit pushed in and then blame elves for not helping them FTFYIf dwarves can't even handle fucking goblins, why the fuck do you think they would be able to cope with the very planet desiring their death?
>>36507391One of my favourite Elder Evils.Atropus, the World Born Dead.
>>36485640Depends. Is it Dogscape?
>>36510255Oh fuck you.I'd almost forgotten the horrors of dogworld.
>>36510328Why would you want to forget? The puppy fruits are plump and waiting to be eaten.
>>36487323Let's get something straight, buddy, "weeaboo" does not mean "anything Japanese", a weeaboo is one of those people who nerdgasms at the mention of Japanese "culture"(or rather the stilted view they get through exposure to anime, manga, and the like) without actually understanding any of it. They're the neckbeards who use Japanese words like "baka" in everyday conversation because they think it sounds cool. A weeaboo is not just someone who happens to like anime or manga.
>>36512084You're not even trying.2/10, got me to respond.
>>36495630i like it>>36495604You could pass it as the planet has a structure made of wundermaterialum which is a series of shells connected by columns.Those are dead and absrorb all the preassure. ()which means you can0t have water bodies inside otherwise the pressure will go out of control.The rest of the planet lifes in between those layers.
>>36500602You are incorrect. Getting things to a decent fraction of C is really hard, and planets are not as easy to destroy as you think.
>>36513584>which means you can0t have water bodies inside otherwise the pressure will go out of control.I would assume that the space would be filled with the accumulated corpses of a million years worth of marine life, rotted down to fine silt, spread even by currents, and packed down by pressure. At some depth the pressure is going to crush it all down to something resembling rock anyway.That planet would be the hydrocarbon motherload.
>>36513749That's not so much a living planet as it is a massive space station that's been eaten by space cancer.
>>36500602>We could build something that could do that nowNo, actually we couldn't. We currently do not have any functional method of propulsion that could reach relativistic speeds. Chemical rockets (as well as plasma jets, ion thrusters, Orion drives, and other reaction mass systems) top out at the rate of gas expansion, there's no material strong enough to hold a railgun that powerful together, a solar sail large enough to accelerate a craft to relativistic speeds before leaving the heliopause would be torn to shreads in the process and would need surface area riveling the Earth's. Current technology can't even hit .1c without massive leaps in material science.
>>36487484>Hahaha ! Zerg ru... ARGH IT'S ENTERING MY ASS ! MY ASS !
>>36488046>>36488063>>36488093>>36488110>>36488137>>36488162>>36488196>>36488233>>36488266>>36488293>>36488337>>36488356>>36488463>>36488563>>36488583>>36488595>>36488625>>36488647>>36488666>>36488686>>36488743>>36488763>>36488903>>36488983>>36489014>>36489042>>36489073>>36489144This all reminds me for some reason of the animation during Pink Floyds The Wall movie during "Empty Spaces"
>>36488595...I can fuck it, right?
>>36489144how is this bad?does it hurt? what are the negatives beside the "woooo, so spooky"?just because my house it a flesh mound now doesn't mean I can't get cable right?and if everyone looks like this, their isn't really meaning to what we call beauty.
>>36494891You bastard. Cannot unsee.
>>36506659Sounds like the 4chan meaning of the term.
>>36500602>We could build something that could do that nowNo, we really couldn't. We don't have rockets with specific impulse even close to good enough - even Orion's not going to get you close to C without insane amounts of fuel. And we simply don't have the technology for fusion or antimatter propulsion.Beamed propulsion could get us close-ish to c, but it's hard to steer and requires incredible amounts of energy and infrastructure - we'd need to be well within Kardashev 1 and would have to build a laser the size of an asteroid. (Particle propulsion has massive but less ludicrous energy requirements, but has focus issues and unsolved technical problems.) And that's still very difficult to steer and not going to get you even close to planet-destroying energies.
>>36513846And again, launching a "weaponized anything" at 0.9 C won't destroy the planet, because we've been hit by comparable (in terms of energy) impacts before and our planet has not been destroyed yet.Planets are really big.I'm assuming by "destroy planet" you mean "kill everything on at least half of the planet's surface", because it gets even sillier if you mean "blow up the planet" or something like that.)
>>36515132ok, ok. how about this: we use a negatively charged strangelet to "kill" the planet by converting its whole mass into strange matter.
>>36513694That or the planet actually is incredibly light, and uses the shell method not only to grow larger, but to retain atmosphere. Each new layer holds in the air for the second last.As it grows, the old layers break their tower supports and orbit the core. They are, after all, perfect suspension bridges.
>>36514619This.This is the reason its scary, guys.