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One of the most intriguing nuances of the Universe is that, time and again, it manages to outdo itself in terms of sheer oddity. One of these examples dwells on the validus humus* Gaia, north on the lateral plane of the galactic core of G2427626, known as the Milky Way galaxy in some ares of the Universe.

This creature, of primarily upright reptilian descent, is around the height of a larval valde vermis; it is omnivorous, with large claws and excellent vision, and can bring down a grown bupholant with little effort. It is perfectly adapted to its environment, and by every law of nature and evolution it should not have developed intelligence; of course, these laws do not allow for cosmic intervention.

Several centuries before the advent of homo sapien on Gaia, one of the the raptors was found calculating the orbit of Gaia's moon-suns. This event in itself was not so strange; indeed, any respectable intelligence could do so easily. No, what made this raptor such an aberration was that it had evolved to such a state a mere three days past; in that time, it philosophized that carnivorous habits were at once vile and wholly unnecessary, and had indeed synthesized artificial nutrients so that it may remain entirely herbivorous, as well as a profusion of other moral dilemmas.

The Antaren who made such an astounding discovery spoke of the raptor's ponderous inflection (for they had indeed evolved speech), an accent that Earthlings would find strangely cockney. The beast had decrypted the entire Antaren dialect within minutes of first encounter, and was able to hold a lengthy dialogue on the probability or lack therein of the raptor's sudden evolution. The creatures were highly philosophic, on this and many other matters, and the species has hence been designated as the Philosoraptor.

*mighty earth
Moving moving moving....
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Philosoraptor by ~Shadowcock is a "humorous, witty" exploration of a species profile (anonymous suggester's words). ( Featured by neurotype )
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TogepiTooCute4u Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
what program do you use to write this stuff?
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RGB64 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015
I don't think that matters, because good writing isn't in the program you use.
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TogepiTooCute4u Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Well said ^_^
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hammerade Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy fan? This would fit right in.
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Ragecomics100 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
philosoraptor
i feel like a velosiraptor!
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AbraxasCreations Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
All of a sudden, I'm picturing a movie about memes with the Philosoraptor voiced by Stephen Fry.
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human-groveback Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
& Thomas's O-face voiced by Ben Small.
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Doodelay Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student Writer
Great Job man

Philosoraptor, extremely clever background ^^
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Vanshira Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I want to know more about the Philosoraptors.
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Lucy-Merriman Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Clever :) Congrats on the DD.
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madnezz344 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
AWZOME :) I really enjoyed reading this :) thanks :D
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sii-kei Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Very quirky!
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MartinSilvertant Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
Man, this is brilliant. Very nice use of words and general sentence construction and a good dose of humor. Do I also detect satire or is it just me?

One error though. In the sentence "[...] on Gaia, one of the the raptors [...]" you have two 'the's in a row.
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Euxiom Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
Ahaha, fun piece.
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neurotype Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the idea of explaining a species for a longer project like this, it's a lot more fun than a list of traits or something of that sort. Well, I also love the idea of philosoraptors, but who wouldn't?

Caught one small error, 'hight' instead of height. Not italicizing the alien words threw me off at first, but I like that it firms the idea this entry is from an alien perspective.
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threedayweekend Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012   Writer
I'm not surprised you love this.
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neurotype Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Why not?
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Shadowcock Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
Thank you! I wrote this a few years ago, so I can't quite remember why I wrote it this way. But I'm glad you like it. :)

Also thanks for catching that.
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neurotype Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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DarkstarWolf53 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i like this! it's great!
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costails4ever Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Is that what those stupid pictures are called? XD This was great
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threedayweekend Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012   Writer
They're called memes... welcome to the internet.
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costails4ever Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I fecking know that douche bag. I didn't know that those were called philosoraptors.
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chyvaelry Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Philosoraptor = Great and abounding happiness!!

Thanks for this, and Gratz on DD!
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m00nlight101 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Philosoraptor + Battle of the Brians/Scholars = Dude... You just got schooled by a Fossil.
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catluvr2 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:laughing: Congrats on the DD! :+favlove:
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Nyiana-sama Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
:la: Congrats on the daily deviation!
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catelee2u Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic!!!
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brassteeth Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
Detach and cerebral. Congratulations on your D.D.!
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coolclaytony Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
Hmm. Would you mind if i wrote a fan fiction that expanded on this?
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Shadowcock Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
Er... as long as it isn't formally published or anything. I'm planning on working it into a few things, and I'd hate to be accused of plagiarizing my own work, ya know?

But yeah, just as long as you quote the source material I'm cool with it. :)
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coolclaytony Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
ACES!
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Shadowcock Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
You should put it on dA when you're finished. c:
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coolclaytony Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
that's the plan, but first i have an overdue comic page to finish.
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Shewroteinblue Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
hahahahaha brilliant! :D
(stalking)
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