Not Your Concern 2017-06-19

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Re: Not Your Concern 2017-06-19

Postby Dave » Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:13 pm

Catawampus wrote:
AnotherFairportfan wrote:Seems to me she said she's got at least some animal heritage.

Seems to me that you may be right. I'd not be surprised if there was some Fae genetic material somewhere in her mix.

Cool - thanks for finding that reference.

So... yeah, her process of maturing into adulthood is likely to be just a trifle more complicated than is true for most.
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Re: Not Your Concern 2017-06-19

Postby Catawampus » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:15 pm

Dave wrote:
Catawampus wrote:
AnotherFairportfan wrote:Seems to me she said she's got at least some animal heritage.

Seems to me that you may be right. I'd not be surprised if there was some Fae genetic material somewhere in her mix.

Cool - thanks for finding that reference.

So... yeah, her process of maturing into adulthood is likely to be just a trifle more complicated than is true for most.


That's the only place where I recall her specifically mentioning animal parents to her hybrid self. Most of the time (such as when she was introducing herself to Jin at the beach, or shortly thereafter when discussing marshmallows with Tina) she just says that she's "part plant", which leaves the nature of her other part(s) in question. The closest we get to anything specific about her parents is when Cricket tells Atsali that they were a blend of thorn plants, which suggests that there may be more than one species of plant involved as well.

So at the very least, she's part blackthorn and part undisclosed critter, and likely at least another part some other prickly plant. Given the radical difference in biochemistries, the differences in life cycles, the different approaches to growing, maturing, and reproduction, and all of the unpredictability inherent in any hybrid, pretty much anything about Castela's development is at best an educated guess. She could have a lifespan of twenty-five years, or twenty-five centuries. She could be self-pollinating, or go the more traditional animal route, or both. She could reach sexual maturity at the age of fifteen, or fifty, or five thousand, or never. And she might be stuck in puberty for the next thousand years.
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Re: Not Your Concern 2017-06-19

Postby Warrl » Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:36 pm

Bilbo54 wrote:
We know she's a hybrid of Blackthorn and other wise sentient plants, but I don't think we've ever heard whether she has any human (or mammal, or animal) DNA in her mix at all
...
maybe she's looking for anthers in all the wrong place


That has to be one of the most apposite and erudite puns I have come across in a long time, I refuse to stem any feelings of awe but it just leafs me humbled at the fruits of such wit.

I heard that a biologist managed to do some gene-splicing to cross a legume with a wildflower - and somehow, he isn't sure how, a bit of primate DNA got into the mix.

So now he has a Rhesus peanut buttercup.
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Re: Not Your Concern 2017-06-19

Postby AnotherFairportfan » Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:49 pm

Warrl wrote:
Bilbo54 wrote:
We know she's a hybrid of Blackthorn and other wise sentient plants, but I don't think we've ever heard whether she has any human (or mammal, or animal) DNA in her mix at all
...
maybe she's looking for anthers in all the wrong place


That has to be one of the most apposite and erudite puns I have come across in a long time, I refuse to stem any feelings of awe but it just leafs me humbled at the fruits of such wit.

I heard that a biologist managed to do some gene-splicing to cross a legume with a wildflower - and somehow, he isn't sure how, a bit of primate DNA got into the mix.

So now he has a Rhesus peanut buttercup.

Dead man walking.
He had done a good job of covering his tracks, but that was to be expected. After all, one does not conspire to ruin a House and murder a queen and then just stand there waving and waiting patiently for retribution.
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Re: Not Your Concern 2017-06-19

Postby oldmanmickey » Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:20 am

AnotherFairportfan wrote:
Warrl wrote:I heard that a biologist managed to do some gene-splicing to cross a legume with a wildflower - and somehow, he isn't sure how, a bit of primate DNA got into the mix.

So now he has a Rhesus peanut buttercup.

Dead man walking.

ok now thats near sacrilegious, them peanut butter cups are considered holy icons at this house.
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Re: Not Your Concern 2017-06-19

Postby TazManiac » Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:44 pm

Two Items:

- Its tricky, but try Roasting Reese's Peanut-butter Cups.

- Planters also makes some peanut-butter cups. i found some i a Great America's Employee Area Vending Machine... Pretty good.
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Re: Not Your Concern 2017-06-19

Postby jwhouk » Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:23 pm

(looks at TazManiac closely)

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Re: Not Your Concern 2017-06-19

Postby Atomic » Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:20 pm

Oh where did I hear that before?
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Re: Not Your Concern 2017-06-19

Postby Dave » Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:29 pm

Atomic wrote:Oh where did I hear that before?

Now, now, we don't want some sort of monkey battle getting started over who was first. No ape wars, please.

We prefer rhesus peaces.
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Re: Not Your Concern 2017-06-19

Postby Atomic » Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:02 am

The pun jar seems to be on vacation -- that or it's a bit worn out from trying to chase all of us at the same time!

Tosses in a recipe card for peanut butter fudge...

... and steps away slowly...
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