Creature Feature #2

Story Empire

Hi, Gang. Craig with you again today to continue my mini-series about creature creation. Last time we talked about combining creatures to come up with something new. We dabbled with size and a few other things. Today it’s all about:

Anthropomorphism: The attribution of human traits, emotions, or intentions to non-human entities.

Keep in mind, this isn’t just for kids. Stephen King wrote Christine. Anthropomorphism has also been around a long time. Puss ’n Boots was a verbal tale before it was published in 1697.

This is a powerful tool in creature creation, because you aren’t limited to animals. In fact there’s no requirement for these creations to talk at all. Maybe you just need a collection of zealot coasters that will knock things over to make sure guests never place a glass directly on your good coffee table.

Artificial intelligence gives our science fiction a bunch of new possibilities…

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