Cultural differences
Cultural differences

I imagine that “but mushrooms are REALLY tasty fried” isn’t going to help this situation…

News: Posted February 9th, 2017 by Alina

^ 17 Comments to “Cultural differences”

  1. Dirk Says:

    Some of my best friends and finest meals are mushrooms…

    Posted February 9th, 2017 at 3:55 am
  2. Monkey_Breath Says:

    Sentient creatures are “harder to swallow” for some people.

    Posted February 9th, 2017 at 4:48 am
  3. MacDiver Says:

    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.

    Posted February 9th, 2017 at 8:52 am
  4. Velgar Says:

    Just one more reason why I usually say that shrooms are only for forests and hippies. And since I am neither…

    Posted February 9th, 2017 at 9:09 am
  5. Kim Says:

    Oooo! Nicely horrific image of the eating there!

    Posted February 9th, 2017 at 9:20 am
  6. Chakat Firepaw Says:

    To be honest, Myconids complaining about humans eating mushrooms is like humans complaining about them eating cows, fish, or even insects.

    Posted February 9th, 2017 at 10:02 am
  7. queenie lama Says:

    Just tell them that the fungus that we eat are not sentient. I think Gumball and Darwin had this same problem with potatoes.

    Posted February 9th, 2017 at 10:52 am
  8. Curt Adams Says:

    Based on the crops, though, they eat mushrooms too (if differently, perhaps) so that should be easy enough to explain.

    Posted February 9th, 2017 at 12:30 pm
  9. AlexHurlbut Says:

    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.

    Posted February 9th, 2017 at 12:54 pm
  10. ellendra Says:

    Some species of mushrooms infect other mushrooms, making them cannibalistic. They might understand that.

    Posted February 9th, 2017 at 1:47 pm
  11. Purple Library Guy Says:

    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.

    Posted February 9th, 2017 at 2:02 pm
  12. JustJoe Says:

    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…

    Posted February 9th, 2017 at 5:19 pm
  13. Stare Says:

    Maybe humans steal their food? Or eat their babies, thinking them normal mushrooms? Or maybe those aren’t crops, but their young growing up?

    Posted February 9th, 2017 at 5:21 pm
  14. Rich K. Says:

    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! 😛

    Posted February 9th, 2017 at 7:54 pm
  15. Jon WiseCracka Says:

    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.

    Posted February 11th, 2017 at 6:53 am
  16. Well..

    When we die and rot away, mushrooms eat us. So it’s just a giant circle of life

    Posted February 13th, 2017 at 4:05 am
  17. 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…

    Posted February 13th, 2017 at 4:06 am