Praying Mantis

October Knight

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Genders You Prefer Playing
Male
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
Moderate to aggressive.
Favorite Genres
Fantasy, Horror and Sci-fi. I'll try basically anything though. I also love strange and unusual RP genre concepts. Different is good!
Genre You DON'T Like
I'll try just about anything. I'm not overly into RPs where the prime focus is romance. I'm not too hyped on fan based anime rp either.
This Mantis has been stalking around my house for a few days now. I have a feeling he's waiting for me to fall asleep so he can eat my brains out or something......



Seriously though what a badass creature! I got some good pictures of it. I never knew this before, but Praying mantis' can move their heads around, it was creepy to see it looking at me when I took its picture!



This one came out really good! I should try to get a job doing this for a living. I could totally chase bugs around all day!



RAWR! It starting getting pissed at me so I left it alone.


I'm curious, Do you all have these where you live>?
 
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Dawn Bringer Invictus

Guest
I don't see these too often around where I live. If I go into forests and some parks, they're a bit more common, but even then, one of the harder to find insects.

I remember talking to a car repair man once, and he had apparently managed to tame one of these creatures for some time. It was surprisingly obedient, according to him.
 
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xmelesiox

Guest
Yeah, I have praying mantiss where I live. It's cool to see them in the other colors. They camoflouge and it's freaking awesome. The coolest color I think I've seen them in was a snow white. Looked pretty amazing.
 
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Arsenal XA4

Guest
I've seen two where I live.

I'm guessing they escaped from the zoo.
 

October Knight

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Genders You Prefer Playing
Male
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
Moderate to aggressive.
Favorite Genres
Fantasy, Horror and Sci-fi. I'll try basically anything though. I also love strange and unusual RP genre concepts. Different is good!
Genre You DON'T Like
I'll try just about anything. I'm not overly into RPs where the prime focus is romance. I'm not too hyped on fan based anime rp either.
That's crazy. I want to catch and tame that bad boy now.
 
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xmelesiox

Guest
Lol. Only two? Man. I do live directly in the middle of the city now so I don't see as many, but, here in S.O. you can spot a lot if you're even near the country. The hard part is spotting them.

The coolest thing I ever saw though, which wasn't a praying mantis but this made me think of it, was a bee hive migration. Huge freaking swarm of bees all following one bee in some huge bee ball flew right over our back yard. I don't know how to explain that event other than a giant bee ball buzzing away.
 
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Dawn Bringer Invictus

Guest
I found what is essentially the largest native spider I've ever seen in Canada a few days ago when I was moving some furniture outside. Was pretty much as big as my thumb.
 

Blind Hemingway

I dropped my keys in the cooling pool
Roleplay Invitations
Group Roleplays, One on One Roleplays
Posting Speed
Slow As Molasses
My Usual Online Time
NEVER
Writing Levels
Adept, Douche
Genders You Prefer Playing
Primarily Prefer Female
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
SCREW THIS. I'M CHAOTIC STUPID. I LOWER MY TROUSERS AND WIZZ ON THE KING.
Favorite Genres
Surrealism, Surreal Horror (Think Tim Burton), Steampunk, Sci-Fi Fantasy, Spaghetti Westerns, Mercenaries, Dieselpunk, Cyberpunk, Historical fantasies
Genre You DON'T Like
Yaoi or Furrisms, DnD, High Fantasy, romance. Straight up Horror.
Yes, we have a few around here. I like when they eat the annoying grasshoppers...
 
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xmelesiox

Guest
Did you know - a grass hopper can tell you the temp. based on how frequently it chirps?
 

Hydronine

The Murrstress
Roleplay Invitations
One on One Roleplays
Posting Speed
Several Posts a Day, A Few Posts A Day
Writing Levels
Adept, Advanced, Prestige, Douche, Adaptable
Genders You Prefer Playing
No Preferences
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
I'm fine with doing both, but it depends on the situation and how comfortable I am with the RP, plot, or subject matter of the RP.
Favorite Genres
Scifi, Fantasy, Modern, Magical, Horror, Noir, apocalyptic, Grimdark, yaoi, yuri, anything really.
Genre You DON'T Like
Uhhh..... That's hard.
OH MY GOSH! IT'S PWETTY! I WANTS IT! OCTY! GIMME!
 

Lovie

Manikos Karagiozis
Roleplay Invitations
One on One Roleplays, Chat Roleplays
Genders You Prefer Playing
Male
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
Fine doing both~
Favorite Genres
Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Modern, History; just about anything, really. Though, I am not too big on Romance.
Genre You DON'T Like
Furry/Smut; Romance. Every now and then I'll do a -good- Romance RP.
That's awesome, Senji. XD I do like the second pic a lot. : D
 
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Captain Nic

Guest
Saw a baby praying mantis once and let it crawl on my hand. Too bad I couldn't catch it on camera.

My sister caught it though.
 

Zypher

Can I transfer you to my manager?
Roleplay Invitations
Group Roleplays, Chat Roleplays
Writing Levels
Intermediate, Adept, Advanced
Genders You Prefer Playing
Male, Female
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
I'm good with both! I can lead or follow and I'm equally okay with either. (Although it can change depending on the scene too!)
Favorite Genres
Adventure stories! They can be fantasy, modern, sci-fi, all kinds! Give me some good world travel stories and I'm all over it! I also enjoy romance stories and even though I tend to play females I love playing gay men.
Genre You DON'T Like
Smut. It's not that I dislike it, I just can't write it out, I'm better at just writing smut scenes by myself.
We have them Rory? Huh, I've never seen one in real life... only pictures!
 

October Knight

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Genders You Prefer Playing
Male
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
Moderate to aggressive.
Favorite Genres
Fantasy, Horror and Sci-fi. I'll try basically anything though. I also love strange and unusual RP genre concepts. Different is good!
Genre You DON'T Like
I'll try just about anything. I'm not overly into RPs where the prime focus is romance. I'm not too hyped on fan based anime rp either.
^^^You guys have fireflies too! ^^^

I thought i was trippin' out the first time I saw them ><
 

Zypher

Can I transfer you to my manager?
Roleplay Invitations
Group Roleplays, Chat Roleplays
Writing Levels
Intermediate, Adept, Advanced
Genders You Prefer Playing
Male, Female
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
I'm good with both! I can lead or follow and I'm equally okay with either. (Although it can change depending on the scene too!)
Favorite Genres
Adventure stories! They can be fantasy, modern, sci-fi, all kinds! Give me some good world travel stories and I'm all over it! I also enjoy romance stories and even though I tend to play females I love playing gay men.
Genre You DON'T Like
Smut. It's not that I dislike it, I just can't write it out, I'm better at just writing smut scenes by myself.
I love fireflies they're awesome to catch at night and have a little jar of them for a night or so. But we also have Box Elders and I hate those things! SO ANNOYING D:
 

Hydronine

The Murrstress
Roleplay Invitations
One on One Roleplays
Posting Speed
Several Posts a Day, A Few Posts A Day
Writing Levels
Adept, Advanced, Prestige, Douche, Adaptable
Genders You Prefer Playing
No Preferences
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
I'm fine with doing both, but it depends on the situation and how comfortable I am with the RP, plot, or subject matter of the RP.
Favorite Genres
Scifi, Fantasy, Modern, Magical, Horror, Noir, apocalyptic, Grimdark, yaoi, yuri, anything really.
Genre You DON'T Like
Uhhh..... That's hard.

October Knight

Hi-def
Original poster
Genders You Prefer Playing
Male
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
Moderate to aggressive.
Favorite Genres
Fantasy, Horror and Sci-fi. I'll try basically anything though. I also love strange and unusual RP genre concepts. Different is good!
Genre You DON'T Like
I'll try just about anything. I'm not overly into RPs where the prime focus is romance. I'm not too hyped on fan based anime rp either.
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Dawn Bringer Invictus

Guest
I've always liked these sort of shield-bodied insects. There were some that'd always sneak in and creep on my T.V. room blinds. I've seen a few black ones that are carnivores as well.
 
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Celcius

Guest
UGH...I have relatives of the box elders around my area. They're so disgusting.

There are mantises around my area too, but they're rare to see. Probably because there're so many lizards next to my house. I love those things, especially when they start doing pushups. :D