Fabrication: Shapes

At last I finally have to get around to this, rather than worry about classes.

I’d here like to talk about not the colors of the various biocrystal strains, but their crystalline shapes and three-dimensional forms. I won’t be drawing them out, as cool as that would be, since at least, as a writer, I ought to be able to describe their shapes.

Colorless incolorite would grow in blocky formations, forming square or rectangular cyrstals.

White albite would be generally rather flat, rather than creating its own crystal form, growing in a sheet over any surface it touched, rather like a kind of cyrstal mold, I guess.

Pink rosete would grow in crystals in a shape not unlike that of rope, in series of two to five cords wrapped around each other. As previously noted, this one in particularly, unconnected to any other biocrystal (and perhaps even then) would be prone to roving around at random, more or less, unless one of the ends are somehow latched to a surface.

Red rubrite would grow in wiry, coral-like crystals.

Orange auranite would grow in flower-like formations which, similarly to albite, would then wrap around any object that somehow entered the interior of this formation to form a mold.

Yellow flavite would grow similarly to auranite, though it would react to liquids rather than solids.

Lime green pallidite would grow in small pebbles, attaching themselves to anything that came within range, breaking off from one another as they grew (probably they would repel one another). So a very old piece of pallidite would probably look like some kind of coral bush — perhaps like broccoli — which, upon interaction, would then burst into a myriad of small stones, ovular in shape, about an inch or two in diameter at the most.

Green viridite would grow as auranite and flavite — that is, in flower-like shapes.

Cyan cyanite would grow as auranite, flavite, and viridite, though it’s flowers would quickly close around the empty air before it.

Blue cerulite would grow in long, thin wires that, upon intersecting, would begin forming complex weaves. I think, perhaps, the ends of a cerulite wire would be very sharp, sharp enough to pierce itself or just about anything else, allowing these weave intersections to literally intersect and cut through one another. Or something like that, at least.

Violet ianthite would form as rubrite, in long wires.

Black melanite, finally, would form into medium-sized crystals — in this case meaning crystals that could fit in one’s hand or smaller — preferring to branch far out rather than cluster together, probably, if left alone long enough, creating long chains of roughly cylindrical or conical crystals.

Hopefully I’ll be able to get to some wildlife integration next time, create some plants and animals and other lifeforms that might use these.