I’m using what I’ve learned to create semi-realistic creatures. The fins and tail of a bony fish are supported by bone. That could be a useful weapon and defense tactic. The lateral lines in a fish allow them to sense changes in water pressure, the currents, or electrical charges. None of these carry very well over land, but what if the monster adapted well enough to sense electrical currents over land or air?
We’ll be screwed and worshipping Dagon and Cthulhu in no time! And they aren’t even the biggest threat. The Host is a scary movie featuring something from underwater and it devastated an entire city simply by instilling fear into the citizens and government. How did that movie get started? Chemicals were being dumped into the water. We have a problem like that with waste entering the groundwater- specifically, pig crap here in North Carolina. If radiation seeped into the water system, who knows what could pop out if it was mating season. It’s a very real fear, because we’re running out of places to put our crap.
What I mean by that is doing something with the mogloop in the Nutmeg novelization, Radiation Road. Throughout the series he’s been called a Dragon-Squid-Thingy. I’m not sure that’s going to change much. The tentacles or appendages hanging down from its chin are going to be gone though. That’s just going into weird Davy Jones territory. Now, as an alien, it doesn’t mean it can’t be wild.
Tuesday we learned about toads, komodo dragons, and snapping turtles. Those three combined will create an awesome beast. He won’t have a shell. However, the jaw muscles of a snapping turtle start all the way at the base of their skull, allowing it to give us our favorite animal action. I’ll explain later.
Oh what the hell, why not?