I may have hated the show as a kid, and the movie was one of the worst things to hit the big screen this entire year, but finally I think there’s a version of the little blue buggers I can get behind.
That would be Nate Hallinan‘s rendition seen here, which recreates the tiny blue race as something more than a mere cartoon. And he’s actually put a lot of thought into it.
The Smurf is actually the result of a symbiotic relationship between two organisms. We believe that Smurfs put their ‘embryos’ in the button of a developing mushroom. From a distance, Smurfs seem like they are wearing a hat and pants but as you can see this is a fallacy. The fungus provides camouflage and protective epidermal layers for the creature, while the creature provides nutrients and mobility for the spreading of spores.
Smurfs are believed to be a hunter gatherer society. As you can see, this little guy is returning from a successful venture. It is generally difficult to spot a Smurf; they are very apprehensive and cunning. Sadly though, it is rumored that they are hunted for their medicinal properties. It’s hard to determine but it is thought that there are not many colonies of Smurf left.
Wow, you really put a lot of thought into this. What “medicinal properties” does a Smurf have? Can you grind them up and smoke them? I bet that would get you MESSED UP.