39612Re: [conculture] Carnivorous Plants
- Jan 27, 2014Glad you like the idea. The thorns idea is better. I did find some
inconsistencies wen I was copying them into my notes. The people who
grow these fruits are hoping to find some positive aspect of the
fruit. Like a cure for a disease.
On 1/26/14, Padraic Brown <elemtilas@...> wrote:
> Overall, I really like the concepts. Especially the gigglefruit -- this
> reminds me of certain
> plants with similar effects in the World. That is, they cause euphoria, but
> the person who
> is presently riding the high as often as not ends up in a rather terminal
> But, for a certain subset of the population that gets off on such things,
> the rumelian
> roulette of the whole game is just part of the fun. Whyever would any sane
> allow gigglefruit to be planted near their house -- where children could get
> at it and
> kill themselves?
> My main concern about the biting apples is that they don't really seem to
> fit what seems
> to be a relatively realistic universe, so in that regard tend towards
> agreement with
> Charlie. On the other hand, Yemora does have some unusual creatures and
> physiologies going on, so perhaps they're not out of the realm of
> possibility. To me, they
> seem to fit better in a fantasy setting rather than a science fiction one.
> If these are, strictu sensu, plants rather than animals, I agree that teeth
> and aggressive
> locomotion are less than likely. Perhaps you might consider, in stead of
> actual teeth,
> something that a plant would be more likely to sport, like rows of nice
> sharp thorns.
> I don't have too much of a problem with plants that can move a bit --
> perhaps using
> something akin to hydraulic lines -- but having them move like animals might
> be a
> bit much.
> As for the question of growing the things, whyever would anyone want to??
> Surely the
> growers would have to don armor just to prune the twigs or harvest the
> fruit? I'm
> guessing the fruit must be very good indeed if one has to risk life and limb
> just to get
> close to it!
> Invisible trees? Sounds like something in a fantasy setting as well.
>> From: Nicole Valicia Thompson-Andrews <goldyemoran@...>
>>Sent: Friday, 24 January 2014, 19:57
>>Subject: RE: [conculture] Carnivorous Plants
>>Wow, I’m not too far off with the biting apples if your
> world has carnivours carrots.
>>The biting apple when picked, bites the hand that picks it.
>>It waits for an unexpecting victim to [pass by and grab it.
>>It lives in a forest with Giggle fruit.
>>The apples are silver, round and small, but when grabbed,
> the two halves come apart, revealing actual teeth.
>>The apples attack as a group like bees.
>>The apples can be grown, but a license is required.
>>The apples don’t live in a forest. The have invisible
> trees, so liter the ground, making even weary people easy prey.
>>Giggle fruit makes one literally die laughing.
>>They effect children the fastest.
>>The aroma of all thes plants draw one in.
>>The giggle fruit’s aroma is so powetent, that one can’t
> get near enough to pick it.
>>One can be rescued, but they must be rescued before the
> laughter drops to a base level.
>>The giggle starts off high and fast. It rises, and the
> person is paralyzed.
>>Then the giggle then ends on a high note, but starts to drop
> down rapidly without a pause.
>>The fruit even laughs as one draws closer. They can hear the
> laughter from a distance.
>>Giggle fruit trees can be grown near a house, but you need a
> growing license.
>>Your plan with the taproot just gave me an idea for the
> fever oranges, thanks.
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