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Re: Cycle Worldbuilding Info

PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 3:06 pm
by Alicorn
I guess you could pet a coral. It'd be a waste of time, it can't do anything you tell it to. You can't pet sapients.

Re: Cycle Worldbuilding Info

PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 3:28 pm
by DanielH
I was imagining you could control how fast the coral grew, and maybe sculpt the reef given enough time.

Re: Cycle Worldbuilding Info

PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 3:38 pm
by atheistcanuck
True corals are actually made up of entire colonies of critters, iirc.

Re: Cycle Worldbuilding Info

PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 5:07 pm
by Alicorn
Yeah, that'd be a ridiculous time investment.

Re: Cycle Worldbuilding Info

PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 6:02 pm
by MaggieoftheOwls
I bet you could find a Quendi who'd do it, if Quendi could be servantmakers.

Re: Cycle Worldbuilding Info

PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 6:12 pm
by DanielH
Yeah, that’s exactly what I thought when I came up with the coral reef idea. I originally thought of coral just because it was recently mentioned in glowfic to be Technically An Animal but wouldn’t usually be thought of as one, but then I realized there was a (very time consuming) use case.

What about plants that can move around, such as Venus flytraps and to a lesser extent sun-tracking flowers? My guess is “no”, but I wouldn’t be too surprised if it were possible.

Re: Cycle Worldbuilding Info

PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 6:15 pm
by Kappa
Do pets need to be able to hear verbal commands in order to respond to them?

Re: Cycle Worldbuilding Info

PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 8:31 pm
by Alicorn
No Venus flytrap pets.

And no, deaf animals can still be commanded as pets.

Re: Cycle Worldbuilding Info

PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 6:15 am
by DanielH
Is the pattern Kib noticed about not getting things before age 4 an actual constraint or random chance? Either way could it be possible that between some pair of somebody's reincarnations there was a baby who died of exposure? I suppose that would lead to a suspiciously long time between death date and creche date, but not impossibly long depending on the weather in the two locations.

I also notice that Danibel is a name that seems to follow the naming schema of the place, but I can't think of any interesting thinks that the come out of one of their creche workers noticing this too. Unless they were both named that I guess.

Re: Cycle Worldbuilding Info

PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 12:06 pm
by Alicorn
He doesn't get things before age 4 because Aly didn't form any lasting memory that early.

It is entirely possible for a reincarnation chain to include dead babies but most babies do, since the invention of storks, get found.