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Intelligent Holocene Parrot
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Published: March 22, 2010
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Weird Hopper. That's what they called the thing, but it had no tail like hoppers, nor long ears, nor a pouch. Its arms and legs were different and its head was big and swollen, almost like a person's, without the beak. It had cracked like an egg when Big Crest had stomped it with an obsidian hammer clenched in his toes.

"It was smart, too," said Big Crest's friend. "it came to the beach on this strange, floating tree trunk. I wonder if there are more like it?"

"Then we'll kill them too!" roared Big Crest. "The warriors of Red Island are strong and numerous. We have stones, spears, knives. We burn things. Let all Weird Hoppers come, we'll grind them all into feather-paint and lizard feed!"
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dylan613's avatar
Is this supposed to be All Todays (where recent extinct and modern animals are restored like how people inaccurately restored dinosaurs) or is it an Alternate History showing a parrot descendant? I just don't know about that part.
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SonicCaleritas's avatar
How do manipulate tools
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SCP-811Hatena|Hobbyist General Artist
Seeing that this is a sentient parrot, it would be capable of speaking human languages?
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Midiaou|Hobbyist General Artist
That's not how sapience works
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SCP-811Hatena|Hobbyist General Artist
No, I meant to be able to learn and speak them. Just because you are sapient doesn't mean that you automatically speak human languages.
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NightXenon999's avatar
It looks like a parrot fused with a cassowary.
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Helixdude|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, so these guys come from Australia, how interesting. do tell us more about these guys's backstory.
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Heytomemeimhome's avatar
Does not look like they gave humanity Much of a chance of peace...but then again would we?(most likely no if we are talking about industrialized culture)
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grazatt's avatar
What kind of creatures are Big Crest and his (her?) friend?
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grazatt's avatar
I see, it makes sense to me now
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Therosaur|Hobbyist General Artist
They are the illustrated parrot.The creature they kill is apparently an australian aborginal.
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MaxterandKiwiKing|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am currently developing the stories of 2 different sapient parrots of my own.
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nemo-ramjet's avatar
Send me a link when you draw them! :)
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MaxterandKiwiKing|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well,I have one down.[link]
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Chrestovenator's avatar
I like the little story! So how big are they, if it could so easily "stomp" a human head it must be at least emu-size if not bigger eh? Do you have an idea of which parrot group it belongs to, or is that meant to remain mysterious?
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It's probably related to keas... these are big birds indeed, about 1.7 - 2 meters tall.
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Pristichampsus|Professional General Artist
By the sound of the description, they appear to live in Australia, I thought Palm Cockatoo when I looked at it.
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Ebervalius|Hobbyist General Artist
Mr. Ramjet, how do you feel about the fact of being the creator of bouth All Tomorrows and Snaiad? I'm writting a very complex story called "Tÿshu Quadrilogy", and I just can't stand the possibility of creating a wholy independent and equally complex idea! I can imagine, but I just can't concretize it, you know...
By the way, weird parrot! Weird, but cool!
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It's a complex question, but on the whole feels good to have influenced people with my work... I also feel good that I've been able to do this much without retorting to "for sale" channels such as published books, etc. Everything said about Snaiad and AT were straight from the heart of my fans :)
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Ebervalius|Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the atention :)
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TheMorlock|Student General Artist
What are the warriors of weird island?
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In this parallel universe, the "Red Island" is Australia and the "Weird hoppers" are Homo erectus-type hominids. The birds call them "hoppers," because they can only liken them to kangaroos.
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TheMorlock|Student General Artist
Oh, I see. I was looking at it from the wrong angle. I thougt "Weird hopper" was the bird. Is this from a book?
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I hope so... maybe some day, in the future, this series can be expanded to become a book...
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