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Strange Visual Spectrum by yty2000 Strange Visual Spectrum by yty2000
Majos are blind creatures. However, they can "see" inner energy that flow through multiple sensory organs on their heads.
Majos patrol their territories and hunt for preys. Their sensors can pick up slim energy signals from preys even when they take cover or burrow.
Glowing sensors mean that the Majo is picking up signals.
It's assumed that Majos' visions resemble acupuncture charts.

Image created for CA forum activity COW.
Sign, I'm bad at making up names.
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AJtheartmelder Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love that alot!!
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:iconphazon-harbinger:
Very wierd looking creature, stunning artwork :D
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Director1265 Oct 29, 2010
Speaking of strange visual spectrums, tell me this: do you think it would be possible for an alien organic lifeform to develop magnetic vision akin to an MRI? If so, how do you think it would be done?
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:iconrj3987:
Long answer: I suppose it would be possible. Organisms generally evolve in response to their environment. Even animals on this planet can see more than just the visible light spectrum as humans do. Sharks can sense the electromagnetic field which all living things produce (which is the closest idea you're probably getting at), and snakes can detect heat visually.
And then we have echolocation... the list goes on.

We could even go into Synesthesia, a condition in which multiple centers of the brain are activated simultaneously by one stimuli, allowing one to "see sound" or "taste colors" per say... so it's possible we could reverse this system, and allow an organism to interpret taste or magnetism visually.

One also must understand that an MRI machine works not only with magnetism, but with energy waves on a molecular level. It detects energy in response to waves it sends out, and after tons of equations and interpretations, gives an image of what it "sees".

Short answer: Yes, it's possible. It even exists on this planet, it's called Magnetoception, (though it only involves detecting direction through magnetism)

Shorter answer Yes.

In the end, It's all up to your imagination. This shouldn't limit your ideas.

Sorry for the obsessively long list of irrelevant information, I tend to do that... but I hope it helps.
:D
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Director1265 Apr 6, 2011
Thanks! See, I had the idea of MRI vision for I story I'm working on writing, still in its developmental stages, titled "Humans of Avalon." The alien creatures of Avalon, a planet populated by the decendents of marooned human space explorers, use MRI-vision instead of vision in the way humans understand it, and so are capable of seeing things humans can't but at the cost of being unable to see things that humans can and reacting to strong electromagnetic pulses the same way humans react to a really bright light. It's just an idea I came up with to make the creatures (and native intelligent lifeforms) seem as strange and alien as possible.
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:iconrj3987:
Very cool concept!
Are you working on it now?
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Director1265 Apr 11, 2011
Well, right now, it's actually rather on hold, because I have a shit-ton of stressful and confusing stuff going on in this horrible concept the human species refers to as "everyday life." You know what I mean?

I'm planning on moving out of my parents' house and into my own apartment within the next six months or so, so I plan to actually start "Humans of Avalon" and many other story concepts not long after that. I'm having trouble deciding whether it should be a graphic novel or just a regular written novel, though, as well as what approx. year it should be set in (I was originally making it set in 2049, now I'm leaning more towards 2210, but I'm still not sure).

One thing for sure that I'm going to do is this little plot-surprise: it's actually a futuristic adaptation of the First Thanksgiving when America was first colonized by Europeans in the 1620s.
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:iconrj3987:
It won't be too difficult, I hope.
Sounds fairly stressful.

I think you could give it a unique look if you made it into a graphic novel, especially with the idea of an alien species that can see in MRI-vision. I wonder what that could look like. Do have any images in mind?

Also, If there is a "Thanksgiving-type' interaction, are you saying there will be two separate lifeforms, interacting for the first time?
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Director1265 Apr 13, 2011
Thanks.

Come to think of it, a graphic novel might be better, because planet Avalon is supposed to be so strange and bizarre that I don't think there are very many people out there with sophisticated-enough of an imagine to picture such a world. For one thing, I'm not smart enough to think of a way to describe it in such detail! The only way I could describe it is through pictures, which, judging how weird Avalon is compared to Earth, may disturb a few people.

What I mean by the "Thanksgiving" is that the plotline is based on that event: humans discover and explore planet Avalon, discover that it's populated by tribal inhabitants. Humans struggle to survive, a tribe of aliens help them out. Later, the event is remembered in a new holiday and, unfortunately, the aliens are exploited by the humans. It's like what happened in America in the 1620s. At least, that's what I have in mind.

If you want to hear about my other story concepts, just ask and I'll send you a note.
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:iconrj3987:
What does Avalon look like?


I like that idea a lot. You can challenge human values objectively, because you're using a separate species.

I'd love to hear some of your ideas, note me.
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Also, did the humans name it Avalon?
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