Saturday, May 16, 2009

Weekly What the Heck

Welcome to the thirtieth (wow, the big 3-0) installment of my regular feature here at the Near TPK. With continuing apologies to one of my favorite blogs, the Daily WTF, I present... The Weekly What The Heck.

Each Saturday at 10 AM Central Time I'll post one of Jen's drawings of some kind of whacked-out creature, and ask my readers: "What the heck IS that?"

I hope my readers will approach the challenge in the spirit of "Yes, and ..." - building on previous responses so everyone's ideas can be used in the final writeup. Comments are now closed on last week's entry, and I hope to have the final writeup posted tonight. Comments will be accepted on this week's entry until I post next week's entry.

So... What the heck is that? What should it do? Does it do... anything?

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Ripper said...

Its the nutrition bulb. It grows up until mature, then uproots itself and starts sprinting randomly until it bumps into something. It is said that these rare bulbs only appear to those who are kind hearted and in dire need ... of nutrition.

ChaoticBlackSheep said...

Unfortunately those unfamiliar with nature and wilderness lore may have a hard time distinguishing between the nutrition bulb and the deadly spore bulb, a similar looking plant that spawns by releasing seed-spores into the body of any unsuspecting creature that has ingested it.

The seed-spores germinate 10 - 12 days after being ingested and grow rapidly over the course of a day or two, feeding on the host's body from within.