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Brainwyrm
This is my entry for the BCBS July 2012 challenge build - "Alien zone"
About this creation
In the year 2153, a shocking discovery was made on a planet known simply as M33: Civilization. This, in itself, was not shocking to the scientific community. What baffled astrobiologists was that this civilization was formed from about twenty distinct but closely related species, all of which also existed in the wild.
Recently, the answer to this puzzle was discovered in the form of a parasite called the brainwyrm. Brainwyrms are highly intelligent but but their body structure makes them incapable of forming a civilization. Instead, brainwyrms infect less intelligent animals and take control of their brain.
In their larval stage, brainwyms will feed on other aquatic invertebrates such as copepods, flatworms, and roundworms. Once they have grown to about a centimeter in length, they will begin looking for a host. Typically they find an area of moist ground and lie in the mud until a large animal steps on them. Then the brainwyrm attaches itself to the foot of the animal and burrows into the skin. To prevent detection, they secrete anesthetic and seal the wound with new skin. Next, the brainwyrm will follow the nervous system until it reaches the brain. Once inside the brain, the wyrm will enter the adult stage of its life cycle. During this stage, they grow their own brain and will extend neurons into the brain of the host. After they have incorporated themselves into their host's brain, they can control they host's brains and will begin using the host as a vehicle for their own ideas.

It has been shown that brainwyrms are highly adaptable and can infect any species, not just those native to M33. Due to eggs being carried on spaceships visiting M33, brainwyrms have spread to other civilizations, but the full extent of their range is not known. It is probable that they exist on earth, in fact, some scientists believe that up to 30% of people are infected with a brainwyrm.



Comments

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  September 27, 2012
One of the best uses I've seen this year of the inverted tire as segmentation. Menacing, disturbing; creepified goodness all over. Especially like the maw and tentacle cluster, CHEERS ;)
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  September 17, 2012
never stepping in water again..... good build, but creepy
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  August 20, 2012
(zombie starts to eat some brainwrym-ed dude's brain) "2 brains!!! Jackpot!"
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  August 17, 2012
Quoting Nathan Himself No offence on that last comment, it was just a joke. ;)
None taken.
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  August 16, 2012
I agree with the fellow below me on the whole experience-like writing.Ehat an awesome creation love how u did the teeth.These would look freakier with the white eyes,but that's just me trying to scare people lol.Nice job!
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  August 16, 2012
-shivers- Creepy! You write as though you've seen one... -shivers again- Hehe, great job creating a very organic looking creature (err...parasite)!
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  August 15, 2012
Eeeeeek! This thing is creepy... Good job!
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  August 2, 2012
No offence on that last comment, it was just a joke. ;)
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  July 24, 2012
Why, that's preposterous! There's no way it could go undetected like that! Someone would notice! What a stupid idea! *wyrm peeks out of nose*
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  July 10, 2012
Excellent work! Looks nasty :)
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  July 9, 2012
Not sure what's creepier: the backstory, or the organic-ness that this thing actually projects! ;-) Really cool!
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  July 8, 2012
hahaha, 30, more like 90 percent, lmao... Disgusting and brilliant Moc!
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  July 7, 2012
Freaky scary beast. I'm sure I'm not infected--or is that my brainwyrm talking? "Nope! All clean. No need to disinfect THIS brain."
Bob the inconceivably invincible
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Chris Melby
  July 6, 2012
Smooth!
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  July 6, 2012
Yep, time to activate them Halo rings. Haha nice build!
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  July 6, 2012
Very well done, but the eyes (or eyelike organs) seem kind of moot, as worms like this would not need them. Very interesting biology, though.
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  July 6, 2012
Nice and organic.
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  July 6, 2012
Very interesting idea, and I like the "scientific" story you made for it! The tires around its mouth are fitting very well, and I really like his overall design! Good luck in the contest!
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  July 6, 2012
love the build, and the story you wrote with it!
Bob the inconceivably invincible
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The Texan Bionicle Builder
  July 5, 2012
Awesomeness Bob! You have always been good at these lil mocs!
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  July 5, 2012
Clever concept, build, and story! :)
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  July 5, 2012
Mine has a capacity for LEGO building, so I'm OK with it. :)
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  July 5, 2012
Hmm, that would explain my sister's life-long abnormal behavior...
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  July 5, 2012
HAHA! awesome idea and design!
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  July 5, 2012
Glad to see such an excellent replica of my species. Ah, I mean-er-I'm sure there's not one of those in my head XD
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  July 5, 2012
Nice! Figures some people would be infected with a brainwyrm.
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  July 5, 2012
Am I infected? O.O
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  July 5, 2012
Quoting Terilis the Dark Angel I second the emotion. Great build. Could it infect a half-organic half-plant? Like a Coconut being?
Only if it had a brain.
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  July 5, 2012
Quoting Strakk The Glatorian Don't forget to add it to the entry thread.
Thanks for the reminder!
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  July 5, 2012
incredibly impressive moc :D
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  July 5, 2012
That's really good! :)
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  July 5, 2012
Nice!
  July 5, 2012
Don't forget to add it to the entry thread.
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  July 5, 2012
Creepy!
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  July 5, 2012
I second the emotion. Great build. Could it infect a half-organic half-plant? Like a Coconut being?
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  July 5, 2012
Ummm.... Excusa, unm momento..... *barfs then stares at head in mirror for a while* ok, you did a great job on producing the creepy alien look and effectively scaring the waste out of me. Well done and good luck!
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  July 5, 2012
Interesting...Hope I'm not infected...
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  July 5, 2012
very nice! i need to find out what to build...
 
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