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Mastodon, can we play a game?

You describe an animal badly, and I draw exactly what you described.

(Do not tell me what the animal is. I will not try to guess. Please tell me AFTER I finish the drawing.)

Attached is a blue whale as my 6yo son described it. Want more? Reply with a description of your own!

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@bethskw i'm having an incredibly hard time coming up with an animal that doesn't seem too easy to guess from the words i'd use.

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@bethskw ahaha, beautiful. i was going for "mountain goat", which it appears you pretty well guessed. :)

@brennen I kinda guessed but I hope you enjoyed the creative touches :)

@bethskw can we get the description that led to the blue whale drawing?

@pagrus I don't have it written down, but some of the features were:

It's blue
It has a long tail with things on it
Its arms are shaped like a leaf
It has big eyes and a big mouth
Its teeth aren't pointy, they are like human teeth

@bethskw it's a bird
but can't fly
loves to eat fish
has a long beak

@bethskw
βœ… like a cat, but big
βœ… irregular donut-shaped spots
βœ… light, golden brown
βœ… frequently blurry because he run
βœ… cute pink beard from eat blood

@bethskw
That is one fine-lookin' cheetah, Beth. Excellent job! :fire_friendly:

@thraeryn Oh no I just realized you said golden brown! Here, I fixed it. Now it looks exactly like a real cheetah 😁

@bethskw
Basically a little feather animal that already fought a war with humans and can't fly

@bethskw a long thing with a long cone snout, four legs. Mostly stilt legs and shoulders. Deadly whip tail. Looks pernimently nervous. Triangle ears. Two big worried eyes and a shiny nose.

@bethskw ...my bad description of a greyhound might have been too good XD

Thanks anyway! I love it X3

@bethskw

Alright...

A small furry body
Wings growing out of its armpits
Pointy ears
Sharp teeth
Tiny legs
Big nose for its small face.
Gyroscopically challenged.

@RussSharek I had absolutely no idea! The armpits thing threw me I think.

@bethskw

I didn't want to totally give it away by describing the structure of a bat wing.

@bethskw

It walks on two skinny legs,
its feet are yellow and have three toes pointing forward and one back,
it is covered in black, brown and/or white feathers,
it has wings,
it has a sharp, tiny beak for a mouth,
its eyes are small, observant and judgemental,
and it wears a red spongy mohawk on top of its head.

@bethskw

Ooh, I want to play! How are these:

Creature A:
> It looks like it is covered in goldy-brown leaves
> It has a pointy head
> It curls up lots

Creature B:
> It has white stripes on its back
> It has a few hairs that go shiny when it swims
> Its legs all look like they come out of its head

Creature C:
> It is small but has big feet and a fat tail
> It is dark coloured
> It has a big nose made of two long tubes

:)

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@bethskw

"Has a big beard and big twizzly bits on its head with eyes on the side, and is brown and grey and black and is very hairy and big." :)

@bethskw it's a fluffy thing, with pointy ears, a pink little nose, big mustaches and a long tail.

@bethskw a furry, long eared T-Rex that is perpetually pregnant

@fun @bethskw that's the weirdest description for kangaroo i've ever heard

@bethskw This is a very lightly edited excerpt from the animal's Wikipedia page:

A long tubular organism with seven or eight pairs of slender legs, each terminating with a pair of claws. Above each leg is a rigid conical spine. One end extends some distance beyond the legs and often droops down as if to reach the substrate. Recent research suggests that the extended element is an elongated head with two simple eyes, a mouth with radial teeth, and pharyngeal teeth within the front of the gut.

@bethskw That is a better Hallucigenia than any of the official reconstructions I've seen! I love it, thank you!

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