[LMB] Penric reread
M. Haller Yamada
thefabmadamem at yahoo.com
Fri Jun 21 01:04:25 BST 2019
On Mon, 17 Jun 2019 00:23:38 +0000 (UTC), "M. Haller Yamada"
>The octopus might have a brain that's large enough. The demon,
>in that "quiet" stage just after a transfer, will pick up everything the
>octopus already knows about manipulating its own limbs, etc.
>(Maybe that's why the demon has a "down-time" when moving
>from one rider to another?)
>The main problem I see is the octopus can only live outside of the
>ocean for a limited time. I'm assuming a Kraken would have the same
>limitations. I don't know how much the Five Gods involve themselves
>in underwater (or even animal-in-general) politics. They seem very
>human-centric, but maybe that's because we're human readers, and
>are only paying attention to those bits.
Marc: The other problem with octopodes is that they are short-lived. If they
could live longer, they could well develop a significant culture
(they're already smart, tool-users, and have potential for
Micki: I didn't know that about octopodes. They are basically one-batch
species. They mate, and die shortly after mating/producing eggs. So,
short lives, and also no passing information from generation to generation --
it'd be a "senpai" culture if anything was passed along. Yeah, so a demon
could probably do a lot as an octopus, but would have to jump fairly quickly.
I wonder if celibacy extends their lives? It'd take a perverse Octopus
genius or a demon to come up with that twist to Octopus Society.
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