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Castle Molar Front View

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By BassoeG   |   Watch
Published: March 8, 2019
© 2019 BassoeG
A clay sculpture of a castle. The weirdly bulbous, organic aesthetic with the crenelations looking almost like grinding teeth was an unintended accident of too-thick glaze, but all things considered, came out looking pretty interesting.

This picture shows a front view of the sculpture.

Front View
Top View

EDIT: As of 4/3/19, :iconblueoriontiger: drew Egghead Girl - Castle Molar as a piece of fanart depicting this sculpture.
Image size
3264x2448px 1.13 MB
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Shutter Speed
1/30 second
Focal Length
3 mm
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Date Taken
Mar 5, 2019, 11:36:51 AM
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This is kinda giving me a HR Gieger feel from it.
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A swarm of giant homicidal deep-space termites, but with actual biological eusociality and a bizarrely distorted chivalrous aesthetic?

Silvery exoskeletons with brightly colored, feathery plumes of antennae for the Knights. Drab, smaller and less armored insectoid Peasants tending to the hive's agriculture and piling together immense stone nests. Barely mobile Queens, the unnecessary flaring shapes and coloration of whose exoskeletons and nonfunctional wings call to mind ornate medieval, renaissance or elizabethan dresses who spend their time popping out thousands of eggs and spinning decorative tapestries with their own silk. Elaborate banquets consisting of the inevitable grizzled space marines, carefully cocooned and devoured. With impeccable table manners of course.

Possible backstories could be some kind of link to the mythological myrmidons, with a sorcerer or deity either using an anthill as raw materials to create their own army or cursing a group of feudal humans?
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I'm leaning towards the termites being created in a similar way of how Zeus created the Myrmidons, 'cept these creatures were created with extraterrestrial genetic engineering, possibly to study how they develop their society with all the improvements they received as a form of experiment, and the insects surprisingly developing a culture vaguely similar to european culture during the medieval, renaissance and elizabethan eras.

Or if you like, they could've been "normal" alien termites that gained their present forms due to exposure to something that forced their evolution to what they are now. Something beyond their universe that was screwing with the life on not only on their planet, but many others in the cosmos.