Thursday, December 07, 2006
Labyrinth Beast Concept
I had this weird idea about a giant animal that exists as a large chunk of landscape, kind of a mountainous version of a starfish but with thousands of root like limbs that it injects into the ground to absorb underground lifeforms for nutrience. Its back would be mostly flat but with an intricate pattern of sickly sweet smelling liquid which would ooze out of its pores. There would be a tribe of unusual creatures that resemble walls with small sharp finger appendages to move around which would be attracted by the smell of this liquid. As they reach the backside of this giant beast they would attach their thin anatomies along the line of the oozing liquid to consume it. With these wall like animals all connected to the oozing patterns this would create a labyrinth on the back of the giant animal. Other creatures would be attracted by the sickly sweet smell and come into the labyrinth in search of food. These creatures would usually become lost in the maze and die of starvation, their remains being absorbed into the thick skin layer of the giant animal and serve as the rotten liquid that would ooze back out in the patterns that the wall creatures are attracted to. I'm going to work this idea into my Hob Bob comic somehow.