Incidentally, Vanille and Fang are from the same town, Oerba, and have Australian accents. Go figure. Maybe they got to Cocoon on a giant Paramecium?
I've been playing this game for about a week and a couple days, now. I'm being pwned by Barthandelus at the moment.
Paramecia are giants in their own tiny world, up to 300μ long, nearly visible to the proverbial naked i. They defend themselves with poisonous hairs, and pack so much structure into a single cell they resemble the art of Salvadore Dali. Like Dali, paramecia can afflict the unwary with gastric disturbances.
It's art. Note the ambiguity of referent and the stinging reminder of Purdue. Ah, the cruel fate of associate professorship!