Smurf

Nate Hallinan:

The Smurf is actually the result of a symbiotic relationship between two organisms. We believe that Smurfs put their 'embryos' in the button of a developing mushroom. From a distance, Smurfs seem like they are wearing a hat and pants but as you can see this is a fallacy. The fungus provides camouflage and protective epidermal layers for the creature, while the creature provides nutrients and mobility for the spreading of spores.

Smurfs are believed to be a hunter gatherer society. As you can see, this little guy is returning from a successful venture. It is generally difficult to spot a Smurf; they are very apprehensive and cunning. Sadly though, it is rumored that they are hunted for their medicinal properties. It's hard to determine but it is thought that there are not many colonies of Smurf left.

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5 Responses:

  1. Chris Davies says:

    Their numbers are thought to be in decline due to heavy predation by wombles.

  2. Dan says:

    Put this into a Smurf movie and I'd actually go to see it. I wonder about the lifecycle...do they stay symbiotic and beneficial, or does the mushroom part slowly consume the animal part, until it drops dead? Does it live in a perpetual psychedelic haze?

  3. Michael says:

    I see a Nausicaä cross-over in the works.