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Fantasy
Posted: 30 May 2006

One of the challenges I am always faced with is how to make something sound convincing enough without being accused of science-fiction or fantasy. This is a lovely idea, but is a bit close to fantasy - even if it is dated way out in the 2020-30's. I'd believe the "breathing fire" part only if it was developed and funded by the military!

GeneTech sounds too commercial to get involved in diabolical creations like this. I don't think the unicorn is too far fetched and I can imagine another timeline item like this: "In 2014 GeneTech brought you the Unicorn Mark I" (very close to a horse) and then explain how a "genejump" and a few new breakthrough techniques helped to develop the non-horse side of the creature into more of a fantasy product. For example, the horse could have wings, be called Pegasus - but the wings aren't functional and probably never will be unless there is another serious breakthrough.

Fun!

MindBullet logo DRAGON BURNS DOWN HOUSE
GeneTech's new fantasy pets set the world on fire
Dateline: 8 July 2025
It was a scene out of some fantasy epic that greeted Reginald Dobbs as he arrived home last night. His house was on fire and a dragon was perched on the roof, belching flames. It looked embarrassed. “It’s my fault,” said Dobbs. “He gets lonely when I’m away too long and misbehaves.” This is one of a new breed of fantasy pets created by GeneTech based on mythological creatures. The Green ...
 
 
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