Welcome Gaians to the Prombie petition, many have wanted the 2005 Grombie skins to be released again, they've petitioned, proposed and posted for them and still no luck, while on the other hand a small portion of users still contest the idea and refuse to budge. This thread will hopefully be a means of making both parties happy, a skin that looks very close to the original without taking away the iconic trophies from users who toiled away to earn them in the original event. Our skins have been altered quite noticeably, they're much nastier looking than the originals so we hope they're different enough so nobody gets upset and we can finally get some bunny love.
What exactly is a Prombie?
If you're confused at this time, a "Prombie" is the Prunny equivalent to a Grombie. (A Zombified Gaian, infected from the bites of the infectious, experimental lagomorph called Grunny.) So if a Prunny was to cause such an infection, it would logically be knows as a Prombie.
The parasitic Prunny was released from the Dark Reflection, in "alternate Gaia" Prunny is the prominent rabid bunny. If the reflection truly mirrors our Gaian history, likely at some point was (or will be) a Prunny invasion. If the Prunny is anything like its green counterpart, the creature is certainly venomous and also spreads a G-virus alternative that we're going to call the P-virus.
We'll assume that this P-virus also has a similar effect on Gaians who are bitten just as they were when bitten by Grunny, causing a zombification of the victim and slight DNA conversion resulting in the creation of what we're calling a "Prombie". Much like the Grombie of the 2005 Halloween event, these Prombies would be very similar in appearance but with a purple hue to their skin and the inclusion of Prunny being present in the final stages as opposed to having Grunny incubating inside your head.
A FEW THINGS WE NEED YOU TO READ
BEFORE WE GET STARTED WITH THE PETITION:
1. This is NOT a petition for the re-release of the old Grombie skins.
So please do not treat it as such.
2. The Death Whisper Drone skin is NOT a suitable alternative.
It's nothing like the Grombies, aside from the eyes.
Please, do not suggest it.
3. If you hate this idea, do NOT flame this topic.
If you do, you'll be asked to leave or be blacklisted
and if you persist, may result in being reported.
With our skins we wanted to do what the infamous Grombies failed to do effectively, tell a story. You might wonder what we mean, you see only crazy people like us look at things like skins in such detail to notice that the old skins were trying to tell you the story of how a Grunny is conceived.
We'll be explaining this process along with the images below to better explain what the Grombies were trying to teach us, what not very many people know. That a Grombie is merely a vessel for the conception, growth and birth of an adolescent Grunny. Grombies are a rare breed, the truth behind their skins is not only very vague but since the stage 4 skin is so incredibly rare to see (let alone see from behind...) the odds of people picking up on these facts by themselves is becoming less and less likely. It's sad really that such a cool idea is forgotten by all but a few nutcases who refuse to let go of the past.
if you don't know where to look, you'd never know the truth.
Just as a note, we want to say these skins unlike their Grombie counterparts would ideally be able to wear head items like hats in the later stages. The ability to wear eye mods and face items is a must have.
The first visible mutation comes at stage 3 of the five stage process. The virus, having adequate time to collect begins to form an unexpected new life. A tiny Grunny embryo slowly begins to grow in the host's head, feeding on the brain stem as it develops and expands causing further degradation of the host's motor functions and thought processes to the point of non-functionality. The host's skin begins to turn pail and the eyes redden as the parasite takes over the host's brain using a chemical secreted from a gland near the back of their mouth and then through the Grunny's tongue. This chemical spreads through the brain and eventually grants the Grunny complete control over the host's bodily movements, however at this point the host is a vegetable, lying still waiting to be overtaken. Having been completely incapacitated and no longer possessing the ability to move or think on its own, the host is little more than an incubation chamber for the unborn Grunny.
At this point the host is completely "dead", at least brain-dead. The host's brain has been damaged beyond repair and only serves as a conduit for the parasite to control the lifeless husk. All of the vital organs are functioning to keep the body alive to better serve the Grunny growing inside.This leads some to believe that Grombies are in fact not undead Zombies at all but rather mind-controlled "mutants", since they were never dead in the first place and without the parasite they would not survive. However they may behave like traditional Zombies, staggering about looking for humans to bite. So it is completely understandable that Gaians who encounter them mistake them for the undead.
With our variant of the stage 3 skin, we've added a slight purple hue, along with visible Prunny bites to better portray the means of infection. (they were placed so they're easy to conceal for those who dislike them) The skin is irritated and red, rashes breakout across the body as it's taken by the virus. The eyes were darkened and the pupils brightened, to better draw attention to them. The mouth was also removed, this is so people have an easier time customizing their skins.
In stage 4, a more noticeable symptom occurs, the modified G-virus has further converted the host's appearance by using the virus' cell combining nature, the host is showing attributes of both the Grunny and the human host. The host has lost all of their hair and their eyes have turned a dark, lifeless red, much like those of the parasite lodged in their brain. As the Grunny reaches maturity you can clearly see the ears of the beast protruding through the top of the skull and the back of the head shows the creature stirring inside like some kind of nasty fleshy brain-filled egg. This is one truth about Grombies that most Gaians are completely unaware of since stage 4 infections are so rare and seeing the back of one's head is even more unlikely.
For our skin, the most notable change is the "nubs" were drastically elongated. This is to better explain to people that these are actually Prunny ears poking through the skull, they look much more like the ears of the venomous rabbit don't you think? The mouth was removed just as it was on the stage 3 for the same reasons. Also, the eyes are squinted and swollen as the metamorphosis takes hold and changes the host's eyes. The scabs and rashes of stage 3 are now dried and flaking off, the whole body is covered in purple veins portraying the coursing Prunny DNA infusing with the host.
The fifth and final stage of infection results in the host being completely been converted into a Grunny hybrid, the nose, mouth and eyes are all reminiscent of the parasite's. The Grunny has burst out from within the host's skull and is in fact still connected to the brain stem via the tentacle like tongue pumping the control liquid into the brain.
At this point the Grunny is set, it can nourish itself by forcing the host to feed and it's capable of spreading the virus to other victims via the host's larger and stronger form. Though it is unknown how, it is entirely possible that the host has developed the same gland and is capable of spreading the virus in the same manner as the rabbit taking residence in its cranium.
It is presumed that the Grunny would be able to detach itself from the host if the host's body is damaged beyond function or if the parasite needs to make a hasty retreat, at that time it can simply infect another human and start the process all over again creating another Grunny.
Our version of this form is my favorite, it's got a nice purple tint, implying the full metamorphosis, the total conversion into the Prunny-Gaian hybrid being. It has an adorable Prunny attached to the skull much like the Grombie however, on the back of our skin it clearly shows the cavity seeping with waste and bile where the Prunny exited the host's skull.
All of our skins were expertly crafted
from the original Grombies by the talented
Pirate Captain Sushi and to a
lesser extent myself.