• SinopladSamurai YT

    Hey Mark! I see you have published my alien profile! Many thanks.

    • Paulo R. Mendes

      Your article is awesome, but one thing bothers me – the names of both your aliens and its homeworld. Sorry to say that, but calling an amphibious species of “Oceanis”, its homeworld of “Oceolana” and its slaves of “Sirens” sounds like something out of a Saturday morning cartoon… :p

      • SinopladSamurai YT

        Yeah, I see what you mean! I guess I need to improve on my names!

        • Paulo R. Mendes

          There is a alien species generator where at the site – many descriptions of the aliens created by this generator are (extremely) silly, but the names are cool – for example, the original name of the aliens in my entry in the Alien August competion (http://www.scifiideas.com/sfi/alien-ideas/alien-profile-the-dishathi/) came from that generator. Yes, I know, their name is not much cool, so I tried to use the same generator again – and know I can say that I am satisfied with their new name (now they are called Rheyiri).

          • Jawad Hodgson

            I don’t know why I decided to respond, but not responding to your comment was really bugging me out. Any way, yes, I actually used the alien species generator for a name, but a decent name wasn’t being generated, and quite frankly I couldn’t be bothered to wait for half an hour for a decent name. Anyway, I just decided to come up with my own name at the top of my mind. I started playing on the word ”ocean”, and that’s how I came up with the name ”OCEONIS” :p

        • I think it’s fine. They probably have very different vocal chords than ours (for speaking underwater), so we probably couldn’t speak their language. So instead of calling them the “Oouooiioom” and risk accidentally insulting them we’ve made up our own names for them.

          • Paulo R. Mendes

            Great idea, Mark. I forgot of this detail – not always the aliens will talk using a language that we humans will able to understand or even pronounce. The Shadows (Babylon 5) are a good example of that: their true name “is ten thousand letters long and unpronounceable by many”.

            • Jawad Hodgson

              Hmm.. Defiantly. I think Marks explanation makes sense.

    • Marquis McMillan

      Hey could I use this in my sci fi film

      • Jawad Hodgson

        What’s your sci film going to be about? Tell me more.

        • Marquis McMillan

          Years in the future mankind and aliens learns to co exist in one solar system. One a year each section sends is toughest criminal to the Apex planet. A planet thats actually alive. It produces nothing but apex prefer I s down to the plant. Any convicted that last a week gets there freedom.

          • Jawad Hodgson

            Well when will this movie be in production?

            • Marquis McMillan

              Hoping to film a teaser next month.

            • Jawad Hodgson

              Well my email is Sinoplad@gmail.com

              Once finished email me it.

            • Marquis McMillan

              Gotcha

  • Kirov

    Awesome article! It sounds like you’ve got a universe charted out. I liked the dynamics between the Oceanis and the Sirens, particularly how they co-evolved and the Oceanis relied on raids to supply food.

    • Maybe the Oceonis and Sirens aren’t really different species at all. Maybe just some minor racial differences and one group lording it over the other 😉
      Reading between the lines here, but maybe “Siren” implies they’re not what they appear to be. OR is that a bit too Star-Trek-y?

      • SinopladSamurai YT

        I see what you mean, Mark 😉

    • SinopladSamurai YT

      Thanks! Expect more articles like this in the next months, I’m currently started my story draft, which I hope will be finished at least by Sunday.

  • Jawad Hodgson

    Just decided to change my profile picture and online name – just to let you know.

    • Good. Pseudonyms are confusing.

      • Jawad Hodgson

        Defiently. Hey Mark, I’m nearly finished my new alien profile, the Scariors! Expect it sent to you by email by tomorrow (21.1.16).

  • Jawad Hodgson

    Hey guys, I’ve sent some new alien profiles since December, but I haven’t had any response. This is just to let you know.

    • Joseph Baneth Allen

      I’m trying to locate the Jawad Hodgson who created Point Ball.

      • Jawad Hodgson

        That would be me.

        • Joseph Baneth Allen

          I am a writer on assignment with Nautilus Magazine. I am working on an article about new sports created in the 21St Century and I would like to ask you a few questions via email about Point Ball, which I believe was one time called Bib Ball. My email address is: JoeShuttle@aol.com. I hope to hear from you.

          • Jawad Hodgson

            Alright, I’ll send you a message to you soon on your email.

            • Joseph Baneth Allen

              Thank you. I look forward to hearing from you.

  • Pug Blade

    I think this idea is really creative,although their names are pretty simple…

  • Jake Rocknic

    id use it in my story