Random Cephalopod Feature Generator

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  1. Phil

    Phil Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    I was bored!

    Pick any four figure number and read across for a random taxonomic description of the specimen you are examining/have just dredged up. For example, 6189 reads as ‘Colossal betentacled abyssal deep denizen’.



    0. Belemnitical_____0. Raduled______0. Ink-spraying_____0. Decapod
    1. Molluscial_______1. Betentacled___1. Chromataphored_ 1. Cephaloteuthis
    2. Teuthic_________2. Beteuthed____2. Beakworthy______2. Mega-argonaut
    3. Hypnotic _______3.Carniverous___3. Mandibula________3. Squarepants
    4. Tenticular_______4. Benthic______4. Abyssal-dwelling___4. Cephalopod
    5. Phragmaconed___5. Sutured______5.Suckered________5. Lord of the Deep
    6. Colossal________6.Ventral_______6. Heteromorphic____6. Sperm-fodder
    7. Aptychus-bearing_7. Undulating____7. Endogastric______7. Macroconch
    8. Rudimentary_____8.Siphunculed___8. Abyssal _________8. Whatthehellisthis, Captain?
    9. Extinct__________9. Rasping______9. Kraken-like______9. Deep Denizen
     
  2. Clem

    Clem Architeuthis Supporter Registered

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    Phil,

    That's brilliant. With a little bit of programming, you could automate the generator. The user enters four digits, from 0-9, then receives their designation. This could really catch on, conceivably replacing arcades and photo-booths in airports.

    :roll:

    Clem
     
  3. Melissa

    Melissa Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    How would you describe/codify these creatures? I like 8598, most especially for "sutured." They were photographed with a palm pilot yesterday in NYC, which is partly responsible for the low photo quality.

    Melissa
     
  4. Tentacular!

    Tentacular! O. bimaculoides Registered

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    How about just using your birthday? MM/DD? By that reckoning I'm a Belemnitical rasping beakworthy decapod. Cool!
     
  5. Tentacular!

    Tentacular! O. bimaculoides Registered

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    ... except that then the 1st and 3rd fields would only ever come up as 1-3 or whatever. D'oh! I'm sure someone can come up with a better idea.
     
  6. Phil

    Phil Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    Birthdays? 02/05/69 (Gave that away far too easily). :oops:

    Oh goodness, that makes me a Teuthic Sutured Heteromorphic Deep Denizen. Story of my life.

    And I wrote the blasted thing...................! :x

    Love the puppets, Melissa. What sort of tank do you keep them in?
     
  7. Armstrong

    Armstrong Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    Kewl.
     
  8. Melissa

    Melissa Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    Hi Phil

    You are exactly 25 days my senior, if you're doing that dd/mm/yr, as I assume.

    I found the puppets in a rectangular acrylic tank and now they live in a zinc bucket with various other puppets. I'll get a picture of their squidly companion up soon.

    Melissa
     

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