Adeater Species in APRA: Anomalous Parks & Recreation Areas | World Anvil




They're consuming our advertisements at a rate we wish our actual audience would!
— Marketer
  A-400— known publicly as Adeaters— is a species of small reptile endemic to A-399.  

Anomaly Description

Each instance of A-400 appears similar to a New Mexico whiptail, however, instead of brown and white— their scales display in colorful patterns with myriad corporate logos of various shapes and sizes. No two instances appear the same, their patterns— and the logos present— are wholly unique to each. What makes A-400 especially unique— and anomalous— is that is does not require food or water to survive. Instead, it survives by consuming the advertisements found within A-399— a territory affected by years of nuclear advertising tests.   All an instance needs to do is approach an advertisement, and consume it as any consumer would— if it's a visual ad, they simply look at it. If it's an audio ad, they listen to it. So on and so forth. Somehow, they are able to do so selectively— avoiding overeating, and often showing preference for certain types of advertisements. These preferences appear to change from instance to instance.   Advertisements found in A-399 can appear anywhere, in stones, in the wind, and in the very ground beneath one's feet. As such, this creates an abundance of food for A-400. A-400 is the only known species that can withstand the effects of advertisement exposure within A-399, and are able to live for years without showing signs of sickness. It is unknown how they can do this, or how they can consume advertisements to begin with. It is currently theorized that a New Mexico whiptail laid eggs on site during the period of active testing. Somehow, this must have created the new species seen today.    

Logs for A-400

Experiment #400-3
Date: 2006/10/20
Head researcher: Dr. Klein R.
Anomaly: A-400
Subject: Lemming
Description: Subject was previously exposed to A-399 for a period of twelve hours, becoming an advertisement themselves. Subject could only speak in a slurry of advertisements, as their skin appeared to show video ads. A-400 was introduced to subject, who was restrained for the operation, in the hopes that A-400 could potentially cure the subject.
Result: After an hour, A-400 began to consume the advertising found within the subject. Shortly, the subject's skin returned to normal, as did their speech. All appeared well, until they were asked a series of questions— leading to what their favorite food was. Subject seemed entirely unable to recall any brands, companies, or advertisements.
Notes: We cannot allow A-400 to escape into the world at large— we will go entirely bankrupt. A perimeter fence should be installed to ensure that they cannot leave A-399.   -End Logs-


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15 Jul, 2021 11:28

Uh-oh, the thought of them eating too many ads, especially out in the normal world - the horror! It makes a lot of sense not to feed any ads from ACF's sponsors to them. Great article!

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Garrett Grace Lewis
15 Jul, 2021 18:18
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R. Dylon Elder
15 Jul, 2021 19:50

So at first I thought, ohhh new monster. Then I saw it from you. I thought oh dear. Its apra. It's a monster that eats ads. This is amazing.   I love the term, nuclear advertising, in new Mexico no less. Lol I laughed quite a bit with this one. What is a399? Have you done an article on that one? Is that the place that can never bring in customers? If not then could these critters be the culprit?     Loved it, as usual. Keep up the awesome work!

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Garrett Grace Lewis
15 Jul, 2021 20:55

Thank you! Judging by the comment I see after this one you figured out what A-399 was already haha.

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Amélie I. S. Debruyne
17 Jul, 2021 09:57

Seems like this would be an amazing animal to do seem big clean up of the environment! Such a shame all those companies would go bankrupt...   Do you have a link to an article explaining the ACF sponsor? Is it a rival of the people doing those experiments here?   Great article :D I like how you've organised it with the different section and that experimental log at the end :D

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Garrett Grace Lewis
17 Jul, 2021 17:57

Thank you! A true shame, indeed.   The introduction explains what sponsors are— they're just like any other corporate sponsors, except each is anomalous in some form.

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