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If you could be something else?

Asked by osullivanbr (3625points) May 28th, 2008

If you could be something else, instead of being human, what would it be?

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Allie's avatar

A grizzly bear… or a flamingo. =]

PupnTaco's avatar

I always thought I’d like to give Porky Pig a try.

Allie's avatar

It’d be cool to be a sequoia redwood. They live so long. You would live through all kinds of history.

marinelife's avatar

I am so torn on this one. I love the sea so much (see my name), and I would love the ability to swim as well as a dolphin. I think dolphin (the mammal) is my first choice.

On the other hand, I think flying would be fantastic, and I would love to be an eagle or hawk and soar on the air currents.

Can I be a shape shifter and try lots of things?

delirium's avatar

A cat.

although being able to move in three dimensions would be incredibly cool

osullivanbr's avatar

@pupntaco
Thrilled you felt so confortable to let us know that you’d like to have a go off Porky Pig, but what would you want to be if you weren’t human??

Oh hang on, my bad!!!

osullivanbr's avatar

OK Marina gets to be shape shifter then, no more special favours though.

PupnTaco's avatar

+5 for whoever gets the reference!

marinelife's avatar

Thanks, osbr!

ezraglenn's avatar

@Delerium – dont we already move in 3 dimentions? what?

I guess I would be a giant squid.

delirium's avatar

up and down! Like a fishie, or a bird.

Seesul's avatar

Also a cat. Mine is 3D, del. She flies and swims. We have to keep our 3 “punch bowls” closed.

pnt: Are you referring to the irony of pork hot dogs and tacos or Big DoNuts cooked in lard?

yannick's avatar

@delirium: what about if you could move in 4 dimensions. That would be even cooler. Assuming the 4th dimension is time, of course…

Otherwise, I’d have to say…a hawk, or some other kind of big majestic bird.

boffin's avatar

Condor, Vulture, and or Turkey Buzzard….

marinelife's avatar

@boffin Any special reason you picked those three?

TheHaight's avatar

Of course I’d want to be something typical like some type of bird (who wouldn’t want to fly). But I’d also want to be something under the deep sea, like a giant squid! Theyre so mysterious. I’d like the see what they see,...

zarnold's avatar

I’ve been thinking about this for a while. I’d definitely want to be an android with a positronic brain (like Data from TNG)...mostly so I’d be better at math

delirium's avatar

@Seesul: That made me laugh out loud to the extent that I had to explain it to my boyfriend and pick up the kitty who was nearby help her learn to do this. ;)

@yannick: Yeah, that would be incredible, but it would be so hard not to take advantage of it.

Zaku's avatar

Of animals: panther, or tiger, eagle, cat (lifelong vacation), seal, otter, beaver, marmot, orang-utan, dolphin.

Of supernatural things: silvan faerie, wizard, dragon…

Bri_L's avatar

one of those things with the flange and the things on the side.

Or, if those are sold out, homer Simpson

ezraglenn's avatar

@TheHaight – squid buddies!
Kraken 4eva.

TheHaight's avatar

**does secret handshake with Ezra**

Foolaholic's avatar

i would like to be a sea turtle, or maybe an owl.

Bri_L's avatar

Ok, now that I have thought about it an otter.

marinelife's avatar

@Bri_L All the sinuousness of a cat, playfulness of a pup, and the water mammal thing. Otter is a great one!

Bri_L's avatar

hehe thanks. My brother and I used to play otter at the pool for exactly those reasons. That and dolphin, which I see was part of your fine choice. We loved trying to dolphin kick ourselves out of the water.

spendy's avatar

I settle for being a really intelligent parakeet – I like messing with people :)

yannick's avatar

@delirium: Yeah. You’d hope the person with the power could be… trusted. Plus it’d bring up the whole ‘butterfly effect’ issue and all the problems that could stem from that… damn.

shockvalue's avatar

Well… I am a Cylon.

osullivanbr's avatar

**moves away from Shockvalue slowly**

shockvalue's avatar

Oh, it’s okay. I don’t know it yet.

Zaku's avatar

If you knew it, you would’ve realized your mistake in pointing out that it was a trick question.

boffin's avatar

@Marina….Always take the high ground….

carrie's avatar

so osullivanbr you asked the question what or who would you like to be?

Nimis's avatar

Water! I’d be the ocean, in the air, and in most living things.
What an experience that would be!

Bri_L's avatar

@nimis – my favorite answer so far!

MRSHINYSHOES's avatar

A magnificent black panther.

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