.com.unity Forums
  The Official e-Store of Shrapnel Games

This Month's Specials

The Star & the Crescent- Save $8.00
winSPWW2- Save $5.00

   







Go Back   .com.unity Forums > Shrapnel Community > Space Empires: IV & V

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old June 17th, 2006, 08:13 PM

Baron Munchausen Baron Munchausen is offline
General
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Ohio, USA
Posts: 4,323
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Baron Munchausen is on a distinguished road
Default OT: Alien life form?

Since so many people are sharing their 'discoveries' on the net here, I thought I'd bring something that I found to your attention:



It comes from the 'urban legends' section of the About.com site and apparently is getting sent around as an email. Though it is disturbingly realistic, it is an artistic creation (a 'sculpture') meant to blur the line between humans and animals.

http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/bl_half_human.htm
Netlore Archive: Circulating via email, an unsettling photograph of what appears to be a half-human, half-animal creature suckling her hybrid offspring.

...

The strange, half-human creatures in the image above are neither real nor a hoax; they are part of a sculpture by Australian artist Patricia Piccinini entitled "The Young Family," which, in turn, is part of a larger installation called "We Are Family," described by Jane Silversmith of the Australian Council for the Arts as an exploration of "the changing relationship between what is considered natural and what is considered artificial."


---

Maybe this Patricia Piccinini would make a good 'special effects' person for movie aliens? She also has her own site with more pictures of other works.

http://www.patriciapiccinini.net/

Many of these are also both fascinating and disturbing at the same time.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old June 17th, 2006, 08:19 PM
Fyron's Avatar

Fyron Fyron is offline
Shrapnel Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Southern CA, USA
Posts: 18,394
Thanks: 0
Thanked 12 Times in 10 Posts
Fyron is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: OT: Alien life form?

That is one poorly designed web site... interesting concept nontheless.
__________________
It's not whether you win or lose that counts: it's how much pain you inflict along the way.
--- SpaceEmpires.net --- RSS --- SEnet ModWorks --- SEIV Modding 101 Tutorial
--- Join us in the #SpaceEmpires IRC channel on the Freenode IRC network.
--- Due to restrictively low sig limits, you must visit this link to view the rest of my signature.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old June 17th, 2006, 09:15 PM
Atrocities's Avatar

Atrocities Atrocities is offline
Shrapnel Fanatic
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: USA
Posts: 15,630
Thanks: 0
Thanked 30 Times in 18 Posts
Atrocities is on a distinguished road
Default Re: OT: Alien life form?

Do you want to know what is really sad about that image? There is some guy out their that with enough consumed beer, would have sex with it. (Especially if it were live.)
__________________
Creator of the Star Trek Mod - AST Mod - 78 Ship Sets - Conquest Mod - Atrocities Star Wars Mod - Galaxy Reborn Mod - and Subterfuge Mod.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old June 17th, 2006, 10:47 PM
narf poit chez BOOM's Avatar

narf poit chez BOOM narf poit chez BOOM is offline
Shrapnel Fanatic
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: CHEESE!
Posts: 10,009
Thanks: 0
Thanked 7 Times in 1 Post
narf poit chez BOOM is on a distinguished road
Default Re: OT: Alien life form?

Excuse me while I pour bleach over my eyes.
__________________
If I only could remember half the things I'd forgot, that would be a lot of stuff, I think - I don't know; I forgot!
A* E* Se! Gd! $-- C-^- Ai** M-- S? Ss---- RA Pw? Fq Bb++@ Tcp? L++++
Some of my webcomics. I've got 400+ webcomics at Last count, some dead.
Sig updated to remove non-working links.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old June 19th, 2006, 04:56 AM
dogscoff's Avatar

dogscoff dogscoff is offline
General
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: UK
Posts: 4,245
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
dogscoff is on a distinguished road
Default Re: OT: Alien life form?

Reminds me of the "meat" from the TV version of HitchHiker's Guide.

"Are you sure you wouldn't like my liver sir? It should be nice and tender by now, I've been force feeding myself for weeks."
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old June 19th, 2006, 05:12 AM
Randallw's Avatar

Randallw Randallw is offline
Major General
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Tasmania, Australia
Posts: 2,325
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Randallw is on a distinguished road
Default Re: OT: Alien life form?

"I'll just go off and shoot meself"
"Oh, no"
"Don't worry sir, I'll be very humane about it"
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old June 20th, 2006, 01:48 AM
Kamog's Avatar

Kamog Kamog is offline
Lieutenant General
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 2,903
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Kamog is on a distinguished road
Default Re: OT: Alien life form?

That creature needs to have either fur or clothes. It's just not decent in the picture. [img]/threads/images/Graemlins/Cold.gif[/img]
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old June 20th, 2006, 07:10 AM
Captain Kwok's Avatar

Captain Kwok Captain Kwok is offline
National Security Advisor
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 5,623
Thanks: 1
Thanked 14 Times in 12 Posts
Captain Kwok is on a distinguished road
Default Re: OT: Alien life form?

It haunts my dreams...
__________________
Space Empires Depot | SE:V Balance Mod
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old June 20th, 2006, 07:59 AM

Wade Wade is offline
Sergeant
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: California, The United States of America
Posts: 252
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Wade is on a distinguished road
Default Re: OT: Alien life form?

Yes, disturbing at first but I can look past my biases and nature to see the wonder of possible life forms.

-Wade
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old June 20th, 2006, 03:01 PM

Renegade 13 Renegade 13 is offline
General
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 3,205
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Renegade 13 is on a distinguished road
Default Re: OT: Alien life form?

I see genetic manipulation creating something like that in the future....
__________________
Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is that little voice at the end of the day that says "I'll try again tomorrow".

Maturity is knowing you were an idiot in the past. Wisdom is knowing that you'll be an idiot in the future.

Download the Nosral Confederacy (a shipset based upon the Phong) and the Tyrellian Imperium, an organic looking shipset I created! (The Nosral are the better of the two [img]/threads/images/Graemlins/Grin.gif[/img] )
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:23 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1999 - 2020, Shrapnel Games, Inc. - All Rights Reserved.