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fayanora From: fayanora Date: June 23rd, 2012 03:24 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thoughts

Oh, I love that motile/sessile thing, all of it. :-)

A short story in the Nokwahl series, called "Extended Vacation," has been exploring more about planimals, with some Ah'Koi Bahnis hunting wild planimals for food. (Planimals being motile plants. Some eat plants or other planimals, others eat animals.)

In the same vein, I keep pondering the possibility of Chahm'ah'kaag gengineers uplifting a planimal called a Kohr'vah into full sophont status. At present, they're about as intelligent as chimpanzees.

One of the neater aliens I've come across in scifi is a species of biological beings that used radio waves to see and speak. I think it was in Great Sky River.

Oh, another thing: in the Traipah universe, many people have these implants that, among other things, can translate languages. But the translator isn't universal; languages have to be programmed in or downloaded from a website. Also, even the best translators have difficulty with some languages. Shaokennah language doesn't seem to translate well into English, for instance. At best, about 75% of it will get translated, and what comes out may not always make sense.
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