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Re: Things that you just should NOT laugh at.
« Reply #810 on: September 06, 2011, 10:09:30 AM »
I don' think I can possibly describe how much I'm enjoying this mermaid cannibalism debate.  I'm a bit torn on it, myself.  Does cannibalism have to be the exact same species?  Would it be cannibalism for a red ant to eat a black ant?  What about snakes that eat other species of snake?  And are humans and mermaids as genetically close as corn snakes and king snakes?

This is a good point.  If two species can successfully mate and produce offspring, I'd have to say that would count as cannibalism.
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Re: Things that you just should NOT laugh at.
« Reply #811 on: September 06, 2011, 10:12:41 AM »
Did anyone else get a mental picture of a bunch of surly bears complaining that the coffee is cold and they're out of their favorite muffins?

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« Reply #812 on: September 06, 2011, 10:14:23 AM »
Did anyone else get a mental picture of a bunch of surly bears complaining that the coffee is cold and they're out of their favorite muffins?

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Re: Things that you just should NOT laugh at.
« Reply #813 on: September 06, 2011, 10:18:01 AM »
I... may be missing a reference.
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« Reply #814 on: September 06, 2011, 10:19:10 AM »
I... may be missing a reference.

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Re: Things that you just should NOT laugh at.
« Reply #815 on: September 06, 2011, 10:19:51 AM »
I don' think I can possibly describe how much I'm enjoying this mermaid cannibalism debate.  I'm a bit torn on it, myself.  Does cannibalism have to be the exact same species?  Would it be cannibalism for a red ant to eat a black ant?  What about snakes that eat other species of snake?  And are humans and mermaids as genetically close as corn snakes and king snakes?

This is a good point.  If two species can successfully mate and produce offspring, I'd have to say that would count as cannibalism.

IF that's the case, I'd have to vote for not cannibalism.  Since a merperson's reproductive half is fishy, I'd assume they wouldn't be sexually compatible with humans.  Ariel is a special case, since Triton turned her into a human, and we don't know if they successfully reproduced, anyway.  There's a possibility that merpeople and humans might be able to hybridize through some sort of invitro fertilization, but until we can test that, I'm not counting on it.

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« Reply #816 on: September 06, 2011, 10:26:16 AM »
I... may be missing a reference.

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Well that's odd.  I could swear that wasn't there when I posted, and usually a new reply with be announced when you try to reply.  Huh.  Thanks for the heads-up though!
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Re: Things that you just should NOT laugh at.
« Reply #817 on: September 06, 2011, 10:34:45 AM »
I don' think I can possibly describe how much I'm enjoying this mermaid cannibalism debate.  I'm a bit torn on it, myself.  Does cannibalism have to be the exact same species?  Would it be cannibalism for a red ant to eat a black ant?  What about snakes that eat other species of snake?  And are humans and mermaids as genetically close as corn snakes and king snakes?

This is a good point.  If two species can successfully mate and produce offspring, I'd have to say that would count as cannibalism.

IF that's the case, I'd have to vote for not cannibalism.  Since a merperson's reproductive half is fishy, I'd assume they wouldn't be sexually compatible with humans.  Ariel is a special case, since Triton turned her into a human, and we don't know if they successfully reproduced, anyway.  There's a possibility that merpeople and humans might be able to hybridize through some sort of invitro fertilization, but until we can test that, I'm not counting on it.
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Re: Things that you just should NOT laugh at.
« Reply #818 on: September 06, 2011, 10:39:33 AM »
Ah, I forgot there was a sequel.  Either way, her being changed into a human would make her scientifically irrelevant to this particular question, I should think.

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« Reply #819 on: September 06, 2011, 10:41:18 AM »
I... may be missing a reference.

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Well that's odd.  I could swear that wasn't there when I posted, and usually a new reply with be announced when you try to reply.  Huh.  Thanks for the heads-up though!

It happens sometimes.  I'm never sure if it's a forum error or mine :)

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Re: Things that you just should NOT laugh at.
« Reply #820 on: September 06, 2011, 02:41:25 PM »

Partner is replenishing the chicken food at the end of the day. He steps back and stumbles over chicken, spilling food. Chickens go into a bucking, clucking scrum around his prone body trying to get to the food.

When you look up at the loud "get off!" and several squarks, it is not advisable to laugh so hard you have to sit down at a tableu that looks seriously like a flock of chickens who've got your partner down and are now trying to kick him to death. The two standing on his chest and pecking industriously at his beard seemed very determined.

Really, the whole scene was beyond amusing at the time. Partner has stalked off for a shower and fresh clothes and is muttering about roast dinner next week. The chickens look worriedly satisfied.

Your comment about "like a flock of chickens who've got your partner down and are now trying to kick him to death" made me actually laugh out loud.  I just imagined some of them with brass knuckles on their wings, with dark thick mustaches, gold chains around their necks...thank you for the visual!

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Re: Things that you just should NOT laugh at.
« Reply #821 on: September 07, 2011, 10:08:55 AM »
Some people eat the placenta after giving birth - is that cannibalism?  I suppose it is, but it's "different" because the placenta would be willing given and doesn't involve death...  I find the idea a bit unpalatable though.

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Re: Things that you just should NOT laugh at.
« Reply #822 on: September 07, 2011, 10:19:28 AM »
Some people eat the placenta after giving birth - is that cannibalism?  I suppose it is, but it's "different" because the placenta would be willing given and doesn't involve death...  I find the idea a bit unpalatable though.

No; if it was, eating boogers would be cannibalism, too.  A placenta is the product of a body, not a body.

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Re: Things that you just should NOT laugh at.
« Reply #823 on: September 07, 2011, 10:26:20 AM »
Some people eat the placenta after giving birth - is that cannibalism?  I suppose it is, but it's "different" because the placenta would be willing given and doesn't involve death...  I find the idea a bit unpalatable though.

No; if it was, eating boogers would be cannibalism, too.  A placenta is the product of a body, not a body.

LOL!   But which is the greater etiquette faux pas?  Eating placenta or eating boogers?   ;D

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Re: Things that you just should NOT laugh at.
« Reply #824 on: September 07, 2011, 10:32:07 AM »
Some people eat the placenta after giving birth - is that cannibalism?  I suppose it is, but it's "different" because the placenta would be willing given and doesn't involve death...  I find the idea a bit unpalatable though.

No; if it was, eating boogers would be cannibalism, too.  A placenta is the product of a body, not a body.

LOL!   But which is the greater etiquette faux pas?  Eating placenta or eating boogers?   ;D

Well I guess if you make sure your guests have enough, it's okay...

Sorry, this should probably be in gross-out...