Thursday, May 19, 2011

Fable time!

Fables are moral tales staring anthropomorphized animals -- animals with human characteristics.

Go to Animal Character Generator and generate two random animals. (If the link disappears, I generated a bunch and put them in the Comments.)

For a creativity challenge, take the first two. :-) Or generate a few until you find a couple you like. Though don't think in terms of fables! Let the animals reveal their story to you :-)

Think about how the descriptor and animal combination emphasize certain aspects in each other. Like a "sheep angel" brings out gentleness, patience, whiteness. Perhaps flock also of angels and sheep. Or like "turtle drunkard" emphasizes the slowness and careful gate aspects of each. (Would you even know if a turtle was drunk?)

Now, what happens when you put them together? Who would be teaching the lesson to who? (And of course it needn't be a serious lesson!)


Joyce Fetteroll said...

A bunch of animals generated by Animal Character Generator

sheep angel
turtle drunkard
fly demon
skunk fire elemental
raccoon zombie
dolphin goth
crab medium
tortoise royalty
beaver hunter
stegosaurus geologist
camel child
spider peasant
guinea pig water elemental
pig victorian
horse supermodel
cricket addict
chipmunk Egyptian
kiwi fairy
alligator barber
rhino executioner
shark gunner
rabbit sheriff
cat gypsy
dragonfly harlot
pedigree dog explorer
lion demon
squirrel mage
platypus apothecary
buffalo farmer
elephant spy
bear blacksmith
dodo trader
deer lumberjack
ostrich astronomer
monkey plague-bearer
chameleon sailor
eagle healer
shrew judge
cow fisher
hawk technician
flamingo bard
brachiosaurus musician
dinosaur archaeologist
falcon falconer
hippo addict
anglerfish detective
pegasus librarian
mouse sportsman
scorpion slave
toad priest
centipede executioner
cheetah robot
bison butcher
giraffe artist
pelican diva
gryphon performer
seahorse warrior
aardvark miner
elk chef
badger police
vulture romantic
whale brawler
llama hippy
possum child-minder
wasp necromancer
skunk trader
mouse warrior
ferret musician
unicorn mutant
triceratops aviator
butterfly academic
tiger maid
sloth healer

Trisha said...

Dude, this is awesome! :) Thanks for sharing :)

Joyce Fetteroll said...

Aw, thank you :-) The generator was very inspiring