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December 31st, 2004, 1:07 PM
Big day of RP ideas for me, XD

It's a hot summer day, and you decide to go down to the public beach for a swim. All goes like a normal day, until noon rolled around. Most swimmers had gone to shore to eat lunch, but you and a group of your friends decide to stay in the water. That's when things start to get weird. The sky clouds over in almost an instant, and the water begins to swirl like a whirlpool, sucking you and your friends into it.

You wake up to find yourself on the beach again, but something was different about it. Earth had become more of a polluted dump then it already was! Trash everywhere! Your train of thought is lost when you are clubbed in the back of the head with something, and are knocked out.

You wake up to find yourself in a tube filled with green liquid, a group of scientists staring at you. You feel different, you appear half animal! Later on, you find out that you had been tested on by the government, and had the ability to take the form of your human, half human, or animal self. The only catch, you're property of the government, and can't leave!

Will you try and escape, and be on the run from the government in the polluted world?

Human Appearance:
Animal Appearance: (lets try and stick to the basics, I dont want purple zebras >>)
Half-Human/Half-animal Appearance:
Animal Info: (Some details about your animal)

I wont ask for a sample for this one. But if I see poor RPing, I reserve the right to kick you.

December 31st, 2004, 1:33 PM
Name: Reika Umura
Age: 17
Human Appearance: Mid height, Long black hair with a tint of red, brown eyes, wears usually baggy clothes.
Animal Appearance: A Pure black wolf with goldenrod eyes
Half-Human/Half-animal Appearance: Retains her human appearance other then a wolf tail, Ears and black fur coating her body.
Personality: Quiet, angered easily, has a hard time expressing herself
Animal Info: She is a powerful animal that has a heightened sense of smell and hearing.

December 31st, 2004, 2:54 PM
Name: Chiko Mizikai
Gender: female
Age: 13
Animal: Cat
Human Appearance: Chiko has dark brown hair, straight and short falling right beneath her face. She has a lanky posture, giving off the aura of carelessless. She wears a short, breezy white top and layers of soft purple for the skirt. Around her neck are two rings of silver for a collar, and another set of rings around her wrist. Her emerald eyes often have flecks of amber in them,
Animal Appearance: The cat is pitch black, agile yet rather small for a normal one. The eyes remain the same, emerald with flecks of amber, and the two rings of silver circle its neck.
Half-Human/Half-animal Appearance: SHe's the same as human form, except a black tail is now present, along with two ears and strangely- only the right hand replaced by a paw.
Personality: Chiko is a sassy, devious girl, with no clear intentiosn about what she's going to do. She likes playing pranks and tricks, particulary putting people at discomfort. SHe often waves away her troubles with a giggle, having to find charming people easy. Most wouldn't suspect her of anything, because well, Chiko is a bit of a stuck up. She desperately needs an ego deflation, but she's a good natured girl, only some people don't realize it.
Animal Info: The cat is extremely clever and deceitful, having excellent sense of guidance. It has the agility and balance of one, and likes to play around with its predators and preys.

Master Angel
December 31st, 2004, 3:08 PM
This sounds strangley like Hunimals. o.O lol

Name: Angel
Gender: female
Age: 15
Animal: Cobra
Human Appearance: Like this: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v629/Master_Becca/MyAvie.png
Animal Appearance: Large and black, slender body shape, that famous snake forked toungue, and a hood around their neck.
Half-Human/Half-animal Appearance: Long, slender, balck-scaled body with arms, and the cobra hood around her neck. Sharp, green eyes as always.
Personality: She doesn't like to be bossed around. If she is challenged her first instinct is to fight. She doesn't like any people very well besides her friends.
Animal Info: Cobras are venemous snakes. They spit vemom at their prey to paralyze them before eating them. Their hoods around their necks are mostly kept to their sides, unless they stretch them out, which is usually used to make them look bigger and scarier.

December 31st, 2004, 3:08 PM
Name: Robert
Gender: Male
Age: 16
Animal: Wolverine
Human Appearance:Typical teenager, with messy, dark brown hair, and hazel eyes. He always has dark cirlces under his eyes, though, like he never gets any sleep. he wears a variety of clothes, though usually favoring khaki shorts and pale T-shirts.
Animal Appearance: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v215/AIVAS/wolverine.jpg
Half-Human/Half-animal Appearance: He becomes covered in the red-brown hair, though it's not as long as a normal wolverines, though it's every bit as thick, and his fingers end in claws. His mouth remains normal, though all of his teeth become like those of a wolverine.
Personality: I hate this section, I'll fill it out later.
Animal Info: http://www.fishbc.com/adventure/wilderness/animals/wolverine.htm

December 31st, 2004, 3:12 PM
This sounds strangley like Hunimals. o.O lol

Yes, I know. I'm sorry. I liked your idea, and I wanted to expand upon it. ^^;;

Name: David
Gender: Male
Age: 14
Animal: Harbor Seal
Human Appearance: David stands at 5'11" and has short, red hair as well as blue eyes. He wears a grey sweater, and a pair of navy blue jeans, as well as a black pair of running shoes.
Animal Appearance: Look at the first pic below to see the full body pic of a Harbor Seal, then see the second one for what David looks like.
Half-Human/Half-animal Appearance: As part seal, David's skin becomes the colour of the seal form, and gains a light cast of fur. He has whiskers coming out from his face, and his nose changes to that of a seal. On the rare occassion, his legs also mold into a tail as well, but only sometimes.
Personality: N/A
Animal Info: Harbor seals are well adapted to life in the sea. They are able to dive to depths exceeding 600 feet (183 m) and can remain submerged for over 20 minutes. Oxygen-conserving adaptations that allow such dives include reduced peripheral circulation, reduced heart rate, and high levels of myoglobin (muscle oxygen binder). Harbor seals are graceful and efficient swimmers as they use their hind flippers for propulsion and foreflippers as rudders. Movement on land, however, is slow and laborious.

Model (http://www.stockpix.com/stock/animals/mammals/marinemammals/seals/7007.jpg)
David (http://www.netreality.com/oczoo/Herb2.jpg)

Master Angel
December 31st, 2004, 3:15 PM
Yes, I know. I'm sorry. I liked your idea, and I wanted to expand upon it. ^^;;
Anyways, ill edit my profile in later.
Yeah, I can't blame you. Playing half-animals is fun! :D Anyways, my plots a little hard to work with. For me at least.

Flygon trainer
December 31st, 2004, 3:16 PM
Name: Rachel
Gender: female
Age: 13
Animal: Plesiosaurus
Human Appearance: She is 5'7", and has bownhair going to the center of her back, with blond streaks. She wears all black, mostly consisting of a black sweater and slacks. Her skin is palish, which is a result of living in Alaska all her life.
Animal Appearance: Her plesiosaurus form is virtually invisable in the deep, with a dark blue top and whiteish underside. Her eyes are like a dolphins.
Half-Human/Half-animal Appearance: human lower body, plesiosaur upper body, neck, and head. Kinda hard to move.
Personality:.... she loves water, and is care-free in the water, but she becomes very serious when givin a job or when she gets out of the water.
Animal Info: Plesiosaurus lived mostly during the jurassic era. it's entire body was streamlined, and though it was an excellent swimmer, it hauled itself on land to rest or lay eggs.

December 31st, 2004, 3:21 PM
Name: Jaklyn
Gender: Female
Age: 16
Animal: Crow
Human Appearance: Pale, grayish skin. Black hair, dark blue eyes. She wears dark clothing, and isn't afraid to show a little skin.
Animal Appearance: Black, with black, beady eyes. A grayish-gold beak.
Half-Human/Half-animal Appearance: Human looking enough with black eyes, and wings coming from her shoulder blades, 'talons' on her fingers, her feet like a bird's. Her face is narrow, her nose slightly curved, like a beak.
Personality: Quietly, though friendly.
Animal Info: Relentless, quiet, swift. Crows are intelligent, not easily pushed around.

December 31st, 2004, 3:32 PM
Name: Paige
Gender: Female
Age: 15
Animal: Fox
Human Appearance: Dark brown hair that is about 5 inchs past her shoulders and curls at the ends with long bangs, bright green eyes, 5'3 tall and slim build. She wares a red tank top, faded blue jeens, and white running shoes.
Animal Appearance: A little orange fox.
Half-Human/Half-animal Appearance: Her hair is more redish in color and her eyes are yellow. She also has fangs, claws, fox ears, and a fox tale.
Personality: She is clever and likes to mess with people, this sometimes geting her into trouble. She is outgoing and will try and befriend anyone, but can be maipulative and jealose. She always looks on the bright side.
Animal Info: a clever animal that apears in japanese and west indian mythology.

December 31st, 2004, 4:48 PM
Name~ Sheba
Gender~ Female
Age~ 14
Animal~ Cougar
Animal Appearance~ Click here (http://wdfw.wa.gov/wlm/game/cougar/graphics/cougar4.jpg)

~Human Appearance~

Sheba has shoulder length brown hair, and crystal blue eyes. She has a slender build, and she usually wears a black t-shirt. As for pants, Sheba wears slightly baggy blue jeans, and a chain hanging from her waist. A silver chain also hangs around her neck. She usually walks around bare foot.

~Half Human/Half Animal Appearance~

As a halfling, Sheba has large reddish-brown ears on top of her head, and fearsome fangs. What used to be feet, are now gigantic paws. She has sharp claws on her hands, and a long, heavy, cougar tail which is black tipped.


Sheba is a very brave young girl, but is also very wary. She is usually very quiet. She is very serious, and is usually found telling people older than her to "stop being some immature"! Although, she doesnt mind having fun once in a while. She is very sneaky, and loves to play tricks on people.

~Animal Information~

The fur of this large animal is short and reddish-brown to grey-brown with white on the underside; the tail is black-tipped. The head is fairly small with small, rounded ears and large feet. The average adult male weighs 125 pounds and the female 100 pounds. Mountain lions have extraordinary vision and are remarkably fast. From a standing position, mountain lions can jump a vertical distance of up to 15 feet and a horizontal distance of 40 feet. Mountain lions choose deer as prey more than any other animal, but they also feed on wild hogs, raccoons, rabbits and hares, porcupine, and birds.

December 31st, 2004, 5:09 PM
OOC: Okay, I editted my profile into my last post, and we're set. I'm allowing two more members after I post, but they MUST show off their RPing ability to me before they post. We're starting from inside the tubes, and are in our half animal forms, FYI.

IC:What had happened? I remembered the whirlpool, and then I was on the beach again. It had been different though, there was garbage everywhere, and the air was so polluted with smog, it was hard to breathe. Then, I had felt a sharp pain in the back of my head, which was followed by darkness.

I opened my eyes, to find myself staring into a green substance of some kind, an oxygen mask over my mouth and whiskers. Wait! Whiskers? I mover my arm up to touch the parts of the whiskers that extended out of the mask, and saw that my arms has become a bit thicker, and had turned grey. What was going on?

Flygon trainer
December 31st, 2004, 7:16 PM
Dazed.. confused... what was going on. I shook my head, and opened my eyes, to find myself staring into green liquid, with an oxygen mask over my jaws. I looked down, and nearly screamed as i sawa incredibly long neck and flippers attatched to my human waist and legs. I struggled, but only sucseeded in cutting off my air for a minute. interestingly enough, this was no problem for me.

Master Angel
December 31st, 2004, 7:18 PM
I was awake, but I didn't open my eyes. A sense of fear was welling up inside of me. But I didn't know why.

With my eyes still closed I waved my arm around. For some reason it was difficult to move, like I was in water. Was this what the moon felt like? But we couldn't be on the moon. And we couldn't be underwater, I was able to breathe.

Next I tried to move my legs. They were somehow easier to move, but they moved as one, and felt very close together. That was the final straw for me. I opened my eyes.

Yow! Talk about a wake-up call. The world was green. Maybe this WAS the moon. But there were bubbles. Lots and lots of bubbles. No kidding.

Then I crossed my eyes (which seemed narrower for some reason) and noticed a breathing mask over my face. Ah, so I COULD be on the moon. What fun.

By crossing my eyes to look down at my face, I couldn't help but look down at my legs. First thing I noticed, was that I was floating. The next thing I noticed (which is a funny thing to not notice at first, considering what it was) was that instead of legs I had a....

Tail. I. Have a. Tail. Yeah. That's right. Well, not a tail really. But it sure looked like one. Maybe I was a mermaid, which would mean this was underwater...

I looked around me. I saw some of my friends. In a greener tube next to me (or so it looked) was David... I think. Something was different.

December 31st, 2004, 8:26 PM
Sheba moaned weakly, but didnt dare open her eyes. There was something weird going on, and she didnt want to wake up to face it.
Whats going on...?the young teenager asked herself, squirming slightly. I dont remember anything...where am I?

I remember swimming on the beach...but what then? this was getting more and more confusing by the second. But that wasnt the least on Sheba's mind. She slowly gathered the energy to open her eyes. Right away green liquid came into view. Sheba gasped. This was getting way too freaky.

Sheba tried her hardest to speak, but it was merely impossible with a large oxygen mask covering her jaw. She then held her hands up to her face, and gasped. Where her nails were previously, was now replaced with razor sharp claws. She held her hands to her head. She felt something very furry and large. Ears.
Okay, whats going on!? Sheba asked herself, not wanting to see what else had changed about her; but curiousity killed the cat...literally.

Slowly and frightfully, Sheba managed to look down. There, where her feet were supposed to be, was gigantic paws, topped off with claws that were even sharper than the last set. But that wasnt all. Sheba couldnt see it, but she knew it was there. She had a tail.
No...this has to be a dream! Whats happening to me?

Sheba looked around her. There were other people here. Wait...she knew them. They were her friends. But what happened to them?

Master Angel
December 31st, 2004, 8:33 PM
I glanced to my side, and saw Sheba in another tank.

I put up a hand to knock on the glass of my tube (which is what I finally realized it was) but I stopped when I noticed my hands were black and covered with... scales.

I didn't do this much, but I freaked. I swear, I totally flipped out. I banged on the glass. I needed to open my mouth to scream, but with the oxygen mask on it was kinda hard. So I ripped it off, and suddenly couldn't breathe too well. Something over my nose covered them so they wouldn't get full of water.

I banged on the glass some more, and with my mermaid-tail thingie I hit the glass, hard enough to break it.

Myself and the green water spilled out onto the floor. I pushed myself up, with a lot of help from my mid-section.

"What'ssssss happened?" I half hissed.

December 31st, 2004, 8:40 PM
Okay, this was too weird! In panic, I rushed at the glass that contained me, smashing a hole through it. I slid out of the tube along with the water, but cut myself on the glass, leaving a deep wound down my side.
"Man... what's going on?" I asked, noticing a faint "arf" at the end. I noticed a girl off too my side, that resembled a snake. "Angel? That you?"

Master Angel
December 31st, 2004, 8:44 PM
I rubbed my head.

"I think so..." I said. Instinctively, I coiled up my body, like a snake or something.

December 31st, 2004, 8:44 PM
This is a dream

Chiko softly whispered comforting words to herself, her eyes still closed. Far away, she could make out the fluorescent beams of emerald showering down, with the glass wall covering either side. Nothing disturbed this dome of serenity, absolutely nothing. She floated there peacefully, hoping this rare, tranquil moment wouldn't be destroyed...

The girl uttered a word, before reality came into her senses. But she didn't want to wake. She wanted to stay in the relaxed slumber, letting her mind drift off for eternity. It was a pitiful wish. She almost felt she was on the ocean's wave again, the cool water embracing her..but now, Chiko nearly shook with fear when she mentioned the word water.

Her emerald eyes snapped open, gazing just ahead of her. Darkness enclosed her, suffocating her before she finally hissed with anger. Vexed, her hands tried pushing against the glass-

Hands. Paws. Hands. Paws. What was the difference? Her left hand was perfectly normal, but her right...

Chiko shuddered at the black fur scraping against the glass. This was a [b]dream,[/i] she told herself firmly with some amount of finality. A strange pulse of agility ran swiftly through her body, and she was willing to just go out and-

Jump. Escape.

But how? Chiko frowned once, eyes acute as they scanned the room around her. The green liquid was transparent enough, as she carefully floated to the very edge. If no one was going to help her, then she would just have to escape by herself. Narrowing her eyes into venomous slits, her whole body shook as it rammed into a side. But nothing availed.

What the heck...

Angry, Chiko tried again. And again. Before shattering glass came in contact.

December 31st, 2004, 8:50 PM
"You think so?" I asked, confused. "You can think? I'm so confused I can't think straight at all!"
My odd nose twitched as I caught the scents of the area, and I was craving fish for some reason.

Master Angel
December 31st, 2004, 8:55 PM
"Well... kinda. What's my name again?"

I uncoiled, beginning to feel a bit better. I looked down and saw that my tail looked more like a snake.

I looked over at David. Wait, he was David, right?

December 31st, 2004, 9:05 PM
"Okay, you're going dillusional. You know who I am. It's David!" I exclaimed, but it was followed by another arf. "Man, what the hell is happening? I look like a... a... I dont know. You look like a snake!"

Master Angel
December 31st, 2004, 9:08 PM
I hissed, my tongue flicking out. Suddenly I could smell all kinds of things. Or rather, taste them. I knew that scent/smell. LIke the ocean.

"Well, you look like a ssseal," I said. I looked down at my body. "You think I'm a sssnake? I wasss thinking mermaid..."

December 31st, 2004, 9:11 PM
"Yes, 'cuz all mermaids hold their 's's." I said sarcastically, before looking at myself. "A seal? Wha?"
The craving for fish got stronger and stronger. That, and my craving to laze around or swim.

December 31st, 2004, 9:12 PM
Chiko stared, cautious, yet a bit angry. What was this- a prank? And why did she have a [/i]paw?[/i] Trembling, her left normal hand reached up, unsurprised to feel a furry triangular ear in in the midst of the tangles of brown hair. So, she had ears as well. Joy.

Scrambling up, she felt surprisingly...fast. Speedy. Every bit of her was eager to just jump up and, somehow, sustain the balance between the single thread.

"Just what the heck am I?" Chiko scowled, struggling to reach her black tail whipping out without her consent.


Flygon trainer
December 31st, 2004, 9:16 PM
I realised my air had suddenly cut off, and I thrashed again, but to no avail. i felt myself hit something hard, and even though I couldn't see, I moved my head along it, realising I was trapped in a tube. I slammed aginst the side again, but I couldn't get out. I yelped, losing precious air, and I realised with a shock I was going to drown.

Composer of Requiems
December 31st, 2004, 9:30 PM
Aww, two more members...? *tries to get in XD*

Name: ...um... does "Nic" ring a bell somewhere...?
Gender: Male
Age: Gah. I seriously have no freakin' idea. In human years, or dog years?
Animal: Water beetle XD
Human Appearance: Um... I'm pretty sure at least one RPer here has seen my almost identical profile at least once before... do I really need to repeat myself?
Animal Appearance: Um. Have you seen one of these before? There isn't really much difference between most beetles... a roughly brownish colour... looks about the same as normal ones but slightly bigger... little feathery things on the back of the legs to push off like oars...
Half-Human/Half-animal Appearance: Um... just like human appearance; but with slightly more calloused skin; has "sweaty palms" (and feet, if you really want to know XD); but it's oil and not sweat. Increases the surface tension of water. Has some feathery structures beneath hands- good at swimming ^^
Personality: Tired of being pushed around by everyone else; takes his anger out on the government ^^
Animal Info: Don't you know what a water beetle is? It's a kind of insect that hangs just under the surface of a pond, touching it with just the feet tips and swims about. No one knows why it doesn't just go off somewhere else and enjoy itself rather than hang around doing nothing much.

Could someone um... tell me if I'm in?

December 31st, 2004, 9:39 PM
So quiet, peaceful... sureal. That was it... this moment real, not a dream...
I opened my eyes slowly, they reajusted to the water that surounded them, a clear green colored liquid. I blinked, once, twice, before I came to my sences.
I was under water, my mouth covered my an oxigen mask, I was in a containment of some type. I moved my arms, my hands... had claws. In a panic I kicked the glass in frount of me. I spilled to the ground and pulled the mask from my face, coughing a bit. I saw my myself, in the reflection of the green water. I had fox like ears, my eyes and hair had changed.
"what... happened?!"

Flygon trainer
January 1st, 2005, 1:24 AM
I was slowly drowning... no one was there.. I slammed against the glass again, but it didn't break.. I managed to peer outside the tank, and saw other people nearby, those that had escaped... mine was probably stronger than thiers... I saw something on the wall, and managed to read part of it, before the drowning started to weaken me ultimently... "in event of emergency, break glass from outside..."

Dragon Paw
January 1st, 2005, 4:59 AM
OOC: Bah... Is it too late to join?

January 1st, 2005, 8:01 AM
OOC: Composer of Requiems, don't be lazy. Fill out the form properly. Because I wouldn't know what your character looks like ect. And DP, you can still join.

Dragon Paw
January 1st, 2005, 8:13 AM
Name: Kristen Frederick
Gender: Female
Age: 13
Animal: Caracal
Human Appearance: She has dark brown hair and brown eyes. She wears a white t-shirt and pink pants. She is around 4' 10" and weighs around 90lbs.
Animal Appearance: She looks like a brown caracal with brown eyes
Half-Human/Half-animal Appearance: She looks like she does in normal form except she is covered in brown silky smooth fur and has a tail and her feet are paws.
Personality: Very kind and caring. Though if you make her incredibly mad, she tends to think before acting. She is sometimes in a serene mood where she can handle just about every situation with ease.
Animal Info: The caracal is like a desert lynx. They look like this: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v453/epsilondragon/chedstl.jpg

Now can someoen give me a recap? XD

January 1st, 2005, 8:37 AM
Suddenly, another tank was opened, though this one was only a small hole. Inside, I was covered with fur, my hands ending in claws, and all semblance of thought gone as my claws raked the glass, quickly making a hole large enough for my to wriggle through. OUT! I had to get out, NOW!

Master Angel
January 1st, 2005, 9:32 AM
I frowned. "It'sss not my fault."

I heard something banging against a glass, and saw someone that looked like Rachel banging against her tube.

I wanted to get up and run over there, but that was pretty hard without feet. With this mermaid/snake tail, I didn't know how to move.

"David, you gotta help her," I said. "I can't move."

January 1st, 2005, 9:43 AM
"I'll try..." I half spoke, half arfed as I stood upi. The extra weight from what I believed was body fat held me down. I did mange to gather enough strength to get one hit on Rachel's tank, before running out of energy. I just hoped it was enough. What was worse, is that blood from my glass wound was still pouring out all over the floor.

Master Angel
January 1st, 2005, 9:48 AM
"David, are you okay?" I asked.

By this time I figured I had to do whatever I could. So I did something I would have never done ten minutes ago.

I dragged myself across the floor.

When I got close enough to Rachel's tank and pushed myself up with my lower body. I reeled my fist back and punched the glass as hard as I could. My fist sure dang hurt, but I heard a crack.

January 1st, 2005, 9:51 AM
"I'll live..." I said before reaching to my side to cover the wound, and cursing quietly. It stung like there was no tomorrow, and I couldn't think of how to stop it. I tore up my shirt, and saw that my skin was a white colour on my stomach, but wound was staining it red. I quickly used the cloth to try and cover up the wound.

Master Angel
January 1st, 2005, 9:55 AM
I watched him wrap up his wound. I suddenly felt very hungry.

A thought suddenly flashed through my mind I never wanted to think again: Eat him

Something stirred inside of me, making my mouth open wide and showing off my poisonous fangs.

In a flash I realized what I was doing. I quickly closed my mouth and covered my head. "I'm sssorry," I hissed. I wanted to leave.

January 1st, 2005, 10:02 AM
"Sorry? For what?" I asked as I stood up, not even realizing what had happened. "You haven't gone unharmed either..." I said to Angel as I walked up to her and wrapped a piece of around her arm where there was a scratch.

"I have a strange feeling. We need to leave fast."

January 1st, 2005, 10:03 AM
At this rate, Sheba was impatient and angry. Who dare put her in such a place? As if all her energy returned to her, Sheba raised her claw covered hands, and pounded them against the glass. She broke it slightly, but it wasnt enough. This time, Sheba rammed against the glass, her oxygen mask snapping. The young girl went wide eyed. What was she going to do? She couldnt breath. Quickly, Sheba made up her mind. She would give up that quickly. One more time, she rammed into the glass, causing it it break.

The green liquid poured out, along with Sheba. The teenager immediatly gasped for breath, and rested her head on the ground. Her tail was now visable to her. She could see it black tip. Breathing heavily, Sheba attempted to stand up but failed. There she was, lying in glass, still as confused and frightened as ever.

Dragon Paw
January 1st, 2005, 10:03 AM
OOC: i assume I was accepted ^^;

IC: I silently remembered the beach event. I thought I was still at the beach. It felt as if i was udnerwater. But I could breath. So where was I? I opened my eyes to see green. I felt as if I had a tail too. I moved my tail and nearly gasped. Was this real? It was too realistic to be real yet... I looked outside the glass to see others. They looked half animal! but perhaps I was too. I put my hand up to the glass to see it was covered i nbrown fur. I gasped. I needed to get out of here! I began pounding on the glass, it began to crack. With a sound of shattering glass, I spilt out onto the floor by the others. I quickly pulled the oxygen mask off of me.

Master Angel
January 1st, 2005, 10:06 AM
I nodded slowly. "Thanksss."

My tongue flickered out, and I could smell/taste blood in the air. I raised my hand where David had wrapped the cut. Maybe just a taste...

I whiped the thought out of my mind. "Yesss, let'sss get the othersss and go."

January 1st, 2005, 10:12 AM
Standing up, and trying to catch my ballance, I looked around, there were more tanks, some broken, some had things in them. I noticed Rachel, or what looked like her in one of them, I dashed towards her.
I begain to kick at the tank, it wasnt working. I looked around, and found a chair, I threw it agenst the glass, it cracked a bit and water begane to drizzle out...

January 1st, 2005, 10:15 AM
"You sure you're okay? You sound troubled." I asked Angel as I patched up any other cuts she had. "I mean... nevermind."
There was a strange scent in the air now, and it was getting closer and closer.

Master Angel
January 1st, 2005, 10:18 AM
"I'm fine."

I heard crashes as everyone else broke out of their tubes.

January 1st, 2005, 10:26 AM
"So you've awaken..." I heard a voice say, but I couldn't exactly pinpoint the location. "Looks like our latest expiriments were a sucess."

"Expiriments?" i yelled into the darkness that surronded us. "What are you talking about!?"

Master Angel
January 1st, 2005, 10:28 AM
"What wasss that?" I said in a shaky voice. I twisted my head around to see who'd spoken.

Composer of Requiems
January 1st, 2005, 10:31 AM
Hmm, ok.

Name: Nic.
Gender: Male
Age: 12
Animal: Water beetle XD
Human Appearance: Dark hair, thick glasses, simple white shirt and long pants. Brown sandals on feet. Fingerless gloves.
Animal Appearance: Um. Have you seen one of these before? There isn't really much difference between most beetles... a roughly brownish colour... looks about the same as normal ones but slightly bigger... little feathery things on the back of the legs to push off like oars...
Half-Human/Half-animal Appearance: Um... just like human appearance; but with slightly more calloused skin; has "sweaty palms" (and feet, if you really want to know XD); but it's oil and not sweat. Increases the surface tension of water. Has some feathery structures beneath hands- good at swimming ^^
Personality: Tired of being pushed around by everyone else; takes his anger out on the government ^^
Animal Info: Don't you know what a water beetle is? It's a kind of insect that hangs just under the surface of a pond, touching it with just the feet tips and swims about. No one knows why it doesn't just go off somewhere else and enjoy itself rather than hang around doing nothing much.

Will this do?

Flygon trainer
January 1st, 2005, 12:48 PM
I saw the cracks on the tank, and slammed aginst them again, causing it to break and send me out of the tank. i gasped for air, but I also heard voices. I looked up, curling my long neck around to see the new arrival. he had mentioned something about experiments. I was totally confused...

January 1st, 2005, 12:55 PM
After a few minutes, Sheba managed to stand up. And then there were voices.
"So you've awake. Looks like our latest experiments have been a sucess," they said. Sheba narrowed her eyes. Experiments? No one had they right to do this to them.
"What have you done to us!? I demand that you return us to our normal states!" she said, looking around to see who was speaking to them.

January 1st, 2005, 12:59 PM
"Oh, you could easily change back to being a human. OR, you could change fully into an animal. All you have to do is concentrate." The voice explained. I realized now that the words were being spoken through an intercom in the left hand corner of the room.

Master Angel
January 1st, 2005, 1:54 PM
"What do you mean?" I cried out. This was totally creeping me out.

Flygon trainer
January 1st, 2005, 2:38 PM
i was a bit taken aback by this turn of events, but suddenly in my mind a picture of a full grown plesiosaurus appeared, and withen moments, my lower body had transformed into that of Plesiosaurus, and I had a sudden urge to go swimming. I looked around, hoping for a large body of water nearby...

Master Angel
January 1st, 2005, 4:04 PM
I stared in shock. How had she done that?

Well, it couldn't hurt. I tried it myself. I closed my eyes. At first I thought mermaid, but that didn't change anything. Then I thought snake. THat obviously wasn't good enough, nothing changed.

I finally just stopped thinking. A few images floated through my mind. They were of black cobras.

Then I opened my eyes. Everything seemed so much... bigger. And blurrier. I wanted to put out my hand, to see if anything had changed, when I noticed I didn't have any hands. No legs and no hands, this wasn't good.

I coiled myself up into a tight ball, as realization began to sink in. I just turned myself into a cobra.

Dragon Paw
January 1st, 2005, 4:06 PM
I watched the others transform. 'Wha?...' I thought as I began to think about the caracal. I imagined one running. Quite odd thoughts for a time like this. When I blinked open my eyes, I looked down at my hands only to see... paws! I gasped which came out as a mew. It had worked.

Master Angel
January 1st, 2005, 4:15 PM
I hissed, my tongue flickering out in the air. Could I still talk? Probably not.

I decided this was a better time than ever to figure out how to walk without legs. I uncoiled and pushed my upper body high into the air. Then, a bunch of little muscles in my lower body began forcing my tiny, slender body forward. I would have jumped for joy, but cobras can't exactly jump. I had finally figured it out! Now, how to change back...

January 1st, 2005, 4:35 PM
Sheba listened carefully to what the voice on the intercom was saying. It seemed to be working for the others, so it was worth a try.

Carefully, Sheba sat down, avoiding the tiny pieces of glass surrounding her. The next step was discovering what animal she was.
A long tail...giant paws...fangs...? What coud I be?Sheba thought. Then all of a sudden it came to her. She was a cougar.

Sheba then closed her eyes slowly. In her mid she picture a fearsome cougar, walking on the rocky terrain of the mountains. It was a very sunny day in her vision, and no clouds could be seen. Sheba concentrated hard, hoping it would work. If it didnt, Sheba would have to do something about it.

Then all of a sudden, Sheba opened her eyes. She felt different. When she finally stood up, she was on four legs.
It...actually worked...Sheba thought, utterly amazed. She couldnt help it but let out a loud, fearsome, scream.

Master Angel
January 1st, 2005, 4:40 PM
I hissed at her, curling into a tight ball.

Jeez, keep it down!

January 1st, 2005, 4:41 PM
"Are you guys nuts!?" I exclaimed as I looked at the animals around me. I must be dreaming, I must be! But the pain from my wound brought me back to reality. "Here I go... I guess..." I sighed as I focused on the seal. Within seconds, I found myself lying on my stomach on the cold ground. The world seemed bigger, and my vision was off, a little bit harder to see.

I had an extreme hunger for fish now, and I wanted to swim, or at least sleep. I tried to walk, but found out I could only move my legs up and down. I glancd back to see that my legs had become one big tail. I was very fatty... no, blubbery.

After a few minutes, I figured out how to move on land. I needed to pull myself forward with my flippers, dragging my gut along the ground. Now, if I was a human, that really would of left a burn, but the fat kept me from feeling it.

January 1st, 2005, 4:48 PM
I had already focused when I heard the instructions, and found myself much smaller, but with no sense of fear. I felt like I could take on a nuklear missle and win. I hopped up onto the seal for a better view, and sat down, careful not to dig my claws in.

Master Angel
January 1st, 2005, 4:54 PM
I slithered around a bit, happy to have finally figured out how to... walk... well, slide really.

I did a circle, just to test my ability to turn.

All this slithering was making me hungry. I 'stood' up on my lower body, flickering my tongue out.

There are a lot of animals to choose from... No! They're my friends. Whoa, talk about a Gollum moment.

January 1st, 2005, 5:01 PM
I noticed a snake in the corner of my eye, and out of interest, pulled myself over to it. When I reached it, I brought my nose right up to it, and sniffed it.
What am I doing!? That's Angel! I cried in my head.

Master Angel
January 1st, 2005, 5:07 PM
I blinked. Why was he sniffing me?

I hissed and arched my neck, poofing out my hood.

January 1st, 2005, 5:10 PM
I backed away as the hood popped up. It creeped me out, and besides, any reptile fanatic would know you shouldn't anger a Cobra of any species. I let out a low whine before rolling onto my back.

January 1st, 2005, 5:17 PM
I jumped off of the seal's back as he rolled over, and let out something that was a mixture between a growl and a whine. This was one of the strangest experiences I've ever had...

Master Angel
January 1st, 2005, 5:20 PM
Oops, I guess I scared him a little more than I wanted to. I tried to look innocent, but that's kinda hard when you're a snake...

January 1st, 2005, 5:22 PM
Sheba slowly stood up and hissed. She didnt like what was going on.
We should be trying to figure out how to get out of this mess...but no.the cougar thought restlessly. She was totally annoyed. If she could have one wish, she would wish for everything to be normal again.

Composer of Requiems
January 2nd, 2005, 1:37 AM
He found himself on the floor. Doing nothing much. This was partially because there was nothing much for him to do.
The world seemed bigger... something must be wrong with his specks. Somehow, everything seemed to change before his eyes... the world looked normal again.

Then, he heard the intercom. It took a while, but eventually, realisation sank in.

Taking advantage of this, he started to look for a crack in the door... anywhere small enough for a beetle to get out of.

January 2nd, 2005, 3:40 PM
Chiko tilted her head, staring at the animals around her.

...well, why not?

She concentrated, a deep vibrating motion running a strange pulse throughout her body. There was a split second where everything seemed to come in focus, her vision more acute as she inspected the the area around here. A brief layer of obsidian shaded her eyes once more before she could reclaim her vision. Everything was...sharp.

The new creature managed a step, chuckling with grim humor as realization dawned to her, Chiko, Chiko...you're a cat now! Congratulations! Sarcastic thoughts weren't exactly welcomed now, but nevertheless, the feline eyes everyone else warily, every movement in her body tensed.

Unfortunately, 'hiss' was the only 'word' she could utter for now.

Master Angel
January 2nd, 2005, 3:48 PM
I looked around with my snake eyes. Yeah, it was great we could change into animals and all, but something was wrong.

I closed my eyes again, willing myself to change back into a... what? Should I try gong for human, or back to the half-snake? I decided to go with half-snake. I could try human later.

I tried to think of what I had looked like as a half-snake, but I was drawing a blank. I had never really gotten a good idea of what I looked like. So I tried what I did when I turned into a snake. I stopped thinking. Soon a vision of a black scaled person with piercing green eyes and a snake-tail for legs floated through my mind.

I opened my eyes. Yes! I had changed back.

"Ssso, what now?" I asked the voice that lacked a form.

January 2nd, 2005, 4:50 PM
"Man... that was odd..." I muttered after becoming my half-seal form again, and scratching my back. "Now how do we get out of here?"

"You don't. You're property of the goverment now" The intercom informed us, keeping the same tone of voice.. "We just can't let you leave."

"Arf!" I cried.

Master Angel
January 2nd, 2005, 4:53 PM
I flickered my tongue. Something smelled fishy... and it wasn't David.

"What do you mean?" I literally hissed. "People can't just own other people!"

The feeling of being trapped here made me want to leave all the more.

Composer of Requiems
January 2nd, 2005, 11:19 PM
Nic was looking... there had to be something... somewhere... the door...

He turned back.

"Would any of you know how to make a small crack anywhere here? As long as it's big enough for me to get through, I think I can get you out of here..."

January 3rd, 2005, 3:44 AM
"I guess you've been living under a rock you're whole life...." the intercom suggested as bars suddenly surrounded us, glass in between the bars. "The government can control anyone."

"Let us out!" I called as I slammed on the cage, recieving a powerful electric shock. I fell to the ground, still twitching in pain from the shock.

Dragon Paw
January 3rd, 2005, 5:48 AM
I had seen one of my friends get a shock. I calmly stood still, scared to move an inch. I was back in my half animal form. I looked around the room from my cell. I sighed. 'How bleak...' I thought, obviously depressed about my situation. I feaerd I'd never get home and see my family again. A tear rolled down my cheek at that thought...

Composer of Requiems
January 3rd, 2005, 6:14 AM
The glass couldn't conduct electricity... so if the glass was broken, he could get out through a crack, revert back and break more glass with a non-conductive piece of... wood?
They never left anything useful lying around. He could see out of the cage. A mistake to put glass. Maybe if they worked together, the glass could shatter...

January 3rd, 2005, 1:04 PM
Chiko hissed unpleasantly, her cat form screeching as the claws came in contact with the glass. The sound was terrifying, a piercing dagger cutting clean through the air. The creature snarled with rage, the echoes ringing through her ears before she was a half form again, sitting on the floor, blinking.

She slowly got up, just in time to see someone receive a shock, and the voice that came from the intercom.

Annoyed, she stared around.

"Just shut up, will ya Mr. Mysterious Voice?"

Master Angel
January 3rd, 2005, 3:11 PM
I gasped.

"David!" I said, lowering myself down beside him.

Why would they put bars around us? They were treating us like zoo animals.

Dragon Paw
January 3rd, 2005, 3:13 PM
I was beginning to tire of all hthis. I just wanted to go home and see my family. 'Will I ever see them again?' I thought to myself as I began to cry. I had to get out somehow! I was still in my animal form. I unsheathed myclaws and began to scratch at the glass between the bars but to no avail. It scratched up the surface badly but there was no way I could fit between the bars...

January 3rd, 2005, 4:07 PM
"What the hell!?" the intercom cried before a bang was heard coming from it, the cage releasing.
"You wanna get out of here?" a new intercom voice asked. What had happened to the other guy? "Go now!"

"Good idea!" I exclaimed before changing to my human form, since I could run faster that way.

Master Angel
January 3rd, 2005, 4:10 PM
I stood there in shock. What was that? Oh well, I wasn't gonna argue with him. I slithered after David.

Dragon Paw
January 3rd, 2005, 4:11 PM
I found it odd that the intercom person had changed but quickly ignored it as I leapt from my now open cage. I looked around for a door of some sort. I didn't change back to any of my other forms since I was faster and far more nimble in this form. I ran over to David and decided to follow him. I silently wondered what had happened to the old intercom person...