Create a Critter Poll 8 Mar 7, 2022 21:06:40 GMT -6
Post by Fiera Ferella on Mar 7, 2022 21:06:40 GMT -6
The final question! What will it be?
Throughout the course of these polls, we came up with a mysterious beast; a massive aquatic turtle, bigger than a man, with supernatural control over electricity. But what form will this strange beast finally take? The scientists at WELP have come up with a few options;
Thunder rolls in the distance, ominous clouds surrounding the land's tallest peak... is what this creature evokes. A massive beast derived from snapping turtles, this creature's bite is thrice as bad as its bark, and its temper isn't much better. Its craggy back is surrounded by an eternally roiling cloud that crackles with electricity. We aren't entirely sure how it controls it, but it can fire a bolt at people with a mere glance if they happen to be too fast for this ornery beast to catch up with. A fantastic guardian for foggy mountain passes, but we wouldn't advise putting your fingers anywhere near its mouth...
A smooth, supple softshell turtle from the darkest depths of the ocean. It waits patiently for prey while dangling a lure that, should the enraptured prey brush against it for just a moment, will immediately electrocute them as the predator surges forward to claim its prize. Its shell has paler patches that flash with light, communicating between individuals with flurries of color. This beast is sleek and elegant, but normally so still and patient as to be unnoticeable. In fact, it moves so infrequently that it's rumored that it only ever needs to come up for air once a month, on the full moon.
A more energetic creature, this sea turtle spends most of its time in colorful reefs. It's frequently followed by schools of fish that hide in its shadow, using its size to stay safe from predators. It acts as a friendly guardian to the creatures around it, shielding young fish, playing with dolphins, and even towing lost sailors to shore by using its shell as a raft. Being larger and heavier than a human, there is little that can threaten it... but if something manages to breach that barrier of fear, this creature has an incredible power. Biological generators within its shell send bursts of electricity through its limbs, exploding from its flippers and creating a surge of energy that blasts it away from the surface of the water, allowing it to glide for sometimes dozens of feet before settling back down.
Overall, I hope you enjoyed the event! Just like last year, I had a LOT of fun putting this together, and I hope you all did too! I am looking for feedback though; which questions did you like? Which didn't you like? Is there something you would prefer to be voting on that hasn't been offered before? Would you want fewer questions and thus a vaguer idea of what the creature is like resulting in more sketch options, or more questions that "hone in" on the final result a lot more and thus fewer sketch options? I can't wait to do this even better next year!
In addition, because this poll was late going up and it's the most important one, I will be extending the timeframe of the poll; instead of closing at 12 (noon) on the 10th as the previous questions have, it will close at 10pm site/server time instead. The results will be announced on the 11th. Thank you again!