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I imagine that “but mushrooms are REALLY tasty fried” isn’t going to help this situation…
Some of my best friends and finest meals are mushrooms…
Sentient creatures are “harder to swallow” for some people.
I’m pretty sure those are not the same mushrooms as the sentient ones wandering around. Getting mad about that would be like a person getting mad at a leopard for eating a monkey.
Just one more reason why I usually say that shrooms are only for forests and hippies. And since I am neither…
Oooo! Nicely horrific image of the eating there!
To be honest, Myconids complaining about humans eating mushrooms is like humans complaining about them eating cows, fish, or even insects.
Just tell them that the fungus that we eat are not sentient. I think Gumball and Darwin had this same problem with potatoes.
Based on the crops, though, they eat mushrooms too (if differently, perhaps) so that should be easy enough to explain.
Mind ya, what we eat is the fruiting body of the fungi. The one that they spread spores from. Cultivating the edible mushrooms (the ones that aren’t truffle, that stuff is insane delicate to grow) is propagating their species.
Some species of mushrooms infect other mushrooms, making them cannibalistic. They might understand that.
Wait a minute–their *crops* are mushrooms, what’s their problem? I’m not going to give some non-mammal alien a hard time because it eats beef. To the contrary, we can bond over a steak.
I thought I was gonna be the only one that found weird that the myconids had empathy with mushrooms. Then again, maybe this particular shaman is the vegan equivalent – the same way human vegans feel about feeding on animals, (s)he feels about feeding on shrooms and fungi. Which would mean (s)he doesn’t have concerns about feeding on plants or people, human(oids) included…
Maybe humans steal their food? Or eat their babies, thinking them normal mushrooms? Or maybe those aren’t crops, but their young growing up?
Hey, I’m a mushroom, and my co-workers are mushrooms, too – we’re all kept in the dark and fed a load of s**t by the management! 😛
Hey, Just wanted to bring something up here that is hilarious.
Mushrooms in an area are generally part of the same organism, a large fungus underground. You can see its size by how large the “fairy ring” is.
Anyway, mushrooms and toadstools among other forms as well are its way of procreating.
In Summary, these guys a giant, Walking, Sentient Genitals.
When we die and rot away, mushrooms eat us. So it’s just a giant circle of life
I’ve finally realised (and sort of in response to Purple Library Guy’s comment), that as we know the telepathy is still subject to the receiver’s interpretations, they might not be crops that are being razed. That could as easily be the nursery/crèche for the next generation. That big mushroom might just have been the equivalent of a wet-nurse watching over them…
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