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1. If mimics are simply entities that copy your moves, then how come it won't fall down a pit if you make it make a move that would move it into one?

2. Similarly, if you die and there's a mimic out there, shouldn't the mimic make dying motions too?

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03-11-2006 at 03:43 AM
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1. If mimics are simply entities that copy your moves, then how come it won't fall down a pit if you make it make a move that would move it into one?

Of course not. Theres something about the mothingness that repels Beethro (and mimics) from pits. Even if he wants to step into a pit, he can't. Try it! ;)
03-11-2006 at 05:18 AM
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Mimics copy instinct and muscle memory - it's kind of fuzzy where the line is of what, exactly, is copied, but generally things that people do automatically, like breathing and kicking when one's knee is hit with a hammer, are copied over seeing as they don't involve the brain so much. Not jumping in a pit is an instinctive survival mechanism, so mimics have it.

...well, that's what I'd say, if I were writing the canon.

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03-11-2006 at 07:59 AM
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What is this "instinct" you speak of? The mimic just came from a blue liquid, and you expect it to have this "instinct"?

Also, neither of you did anything about my second argument.

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I know why! Because everything is flawlessly consistent! ;)
03-11-2006 at 05:22 PM
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Really? I always thought everything was flawlessly consistant. I'm just pointing out something that seems flawmorely consistant.

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Good, you caught it. I was wondering if any one would catch it. Yes, everything is falwlessly consistant.
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Mimics don't fall into pits because they are floorlessly consistant.
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And similarly, they don't spin around when Beethro dies because they are flaillessly consistant.

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I'd make a dental joke about them being jawlessly consistent here, but I guess I'll refrain from doing it out of courtesy... :D

np: Yello - Of Course I'm Lying (Flag)

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