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Old 10-17-2019, 01:44 AM   #2121
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Something for your next Cthulhupunk game:

Paris zoo unveils the 'blob' slime mould with 720 sexes which looks like a fungus but acts like an animal
"If we put it in a maze, it will learn and take the best route out of the maze to find its food. If we put an obstacle in front of it — the blob hates salt, for example — it won't get past it right away, even if there is food behind it.

"Then the blob will learn how to get past the barrier and get to its food, and it will start to do this more quickly and more strongly.

"If we fuse two blobs together, the one which learned will transmit its knowledge to the other, and so, it will know directly how to get past this barrier."
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Old 10-17-2019, 06:32 AM   #2122
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Something for your next Cthulhupunk game:

Paris zoo unveils the 'blob' slime mould with 720 sexes which looks like a fungus but acts like an animal
"If we put it in a maze, it will learn and take the best route out of the maze to find its food. If we put an obstacle in front of it — the blob hates salt, for example — it won't get past it right away, even if there is food behind it.

"Then the blob will learn how to get past the barrier and get to its food, and it will start to do this more quickly and more strongly.

"If we fuse two blobs together, the one which learned will transmit its knowledge to the other, and so, it will know directly how to get past this barrier."
Although apparently what they have there is a perfectly normal slime mold, plus an overexcited advertising agent.

Still, their version makes for a better game... :)
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Old 10-17-2019, 05:07 PM   #2123
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We don't need to worry until the blob turns red.
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Old 10-18-2019, 01:09 PM   #2124
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World's largest Ouija board unveiled in Salem

This will end well…

https://www.blackgate.com/2019/10/17...s/#more-397425
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Old 10-19-2019, 01:17 AM   #2125
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Although apparently what they have there is a perfectly normal slime mold, plus an overexcited advertising agent.

Is there any other kind of advertising agent?
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Old 10-19-2019, 03:32 AM   #2126
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Is there any other kind of advertising agent?
Yes, but you never notice them.
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Old 10-27-2019, 11:54 AM   #2127
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Basement flooded with blood.

Now imagine something living in the basement. Something tasting the blood and... waking up.
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Old 10-28-2019, 01:41 AM   #2128
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Basement flooded with blood.

Now imagine something living in the basement. Something tasting the blood and... waking up.
Or the basement needs to be flooded with blood, like the wall in Jhonen Vasquez' classic Johnny the Homicidal Maniac, lest the creature trapped on the other side break free to sate its thirst on the world.
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Old 10-28-2019, 04:49 AM   #2129
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Steam trees. Yep, nothing to see here, just steam rising from a winter tree. Totally natural. No forest spirit mischief involved.
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Old 10-28-2019, 08:17 AM   #2130
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Now imagine something living in the basement. Something tasting the blood and... waking up.
The story said that the blood was five inches deep in the basement.

Only five inches. What happened to all the rest of it? We saved up a whole basement full, and now most of it is gone.
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