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fairmontgrue @ 08:51 pm: What do you think a Grue looks like?
I wanna know
What do YOU think the Grue looks like?
Scarybug thinks they look like the lion-beasts from SNES' 'Out of This World'.
I think they look like Radiohead's very own Googly Minotaur.
title or description
So,what are your oppinions?


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Date:January 27th, 2004 07:04 pm (UTC)
you know
i always thought they looked like the outofthisworld beast too.
but googly minotaur works as well :laughs:
Date:January 27th, 2004 07:43 pm (UTC)
Ah! I remember Out of this World. Neat looking game. Oddly I always envisioned Grues (inasmuch as I ever envisioned them) as bipedal, though.

The googly-minotaur looks about right to me. I always envisioned them as slightly comical-- never could take them all that seriously for some reason.
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Date:January 28th, 2004 03:28 pm (UTC)
that looks good
Date:February 27th, 2004 02:27 am (UTC)
Your character gets to see a grue briefly in Zork: The Undiscovered Underground. They are rather goofy looking, come to think of it.
Date:February 27th, 2004 10:14 am (UTC)
when was that version made? I would like to play that one!
Date:February 27th, 2004 04:29 pm (UTC)
Zork:TUU was a piece of promotional freeware released to promote Zork: Grand Inquisitor back in 1997 or so. It's just a short tongue-in-cheek romp through a new part of the GUE, one of which happens to be used as a grue convention. You can probably find it online pretty easily, or IM me and I can just send you the .z5 file.
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Date:February 7th, 2005 08:33 pm (UTC)
Is that the one where you get to dress in a Grue costume?
I can't remember how they described it, or maybe I just blanked it if it didn't fit with my idea, which was that they are furry with big claws and teeth and red eyes, and kinda little and scurrying.

For some reason, when I am feeling queasy, I have taken to saying "Grue" as a way to describe the feeling... haha..
Date:March 17th, 2004 04:45 pm (UTC)

How I've always pictured grues

I've always pictured grues as bipedal creatures with dark grey fur, long nasty claws, and huge mouths filled with slavering fangs. I always did wonder how grues got in and out of the attic in the white house (of Zork I). Go up there with a light source, and no sign of any grue. Go back down, leave the light source behind, and then try to move in a direction you aren't supposed to, and you get eaten by a grue. But that's a side issue.
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Date:February 7th, 2005 08:35 pm (UTC)

Re: How I've always pictured grues

Ah, but they are only there in the dark, that is part of their um.. being-ness.
They don't necessarily need to not be there when there is light and then move to be there when it is dark, they just *are* there as part of the dark.
Or something ;)
Date:May 24th, 2004 11:09 pm (UTC)
I always pictured Grues being disembodied clawed hands, fang-filled maws, and red-eyes, encompassing and existing omni-presently within the limitations of the darkness.

I'm weird.
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