Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The fungi are scaring me

A post on my grown-up sister's blog calls my attention to the existence of predatory, carnivorous mushrooms.

This species of basidiomycetes vanished during the Cretaceous mass extinction, until paleontologists found a fungus mite preserved in amber and were able to recover the DNA from its stomach contents. Now it is kept safely in captivity OMG THE POWER IS DOWN IT'S BREAKING DOWN THE BARS AAARRRGGH

This murderous ascomycetan came from another world and conceals itself with a scramble suit while it kills the members of a mercenary band one by one, taking their heads as trophies, until Arnold Schwarzenegger bests it in hand-to-hand combat! *

OK, there was none of that.

Nevertheless, few opportunities arise to use the "When I saw, Mushroom head" tag, so we must make the most of them.**

* Actually this was all a terrible cross-cultural misunderstanding. The fungus was merely offering the mercenaries the opportunity to visit the planet Yuggoth, with the proviso that due to constraints on the size of the cargo, it was only possible to transport their isolated brains.

** This post was going to be called "Before the kiss, a Red Cap", but ZRM used that line in comments on an earlier thread.


merc said...

Someone mention merc's and mushrooms?

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

mercs and shrooms.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...


Jennifer said...

Does the murderous ascomycetan use batteries?

merc said...

The Daemon can only be summoned thrice.

busnog; kissing the business unit /shudders/

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

For some reason,


Made me think of Riddled, and specifically this post.

I trust you will make good use of the link.

Smut Clyde said...

Does the murderous ascomycetan use batteries?

Can I sell you a Kush?

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

The fungi from Yuggoth are a front for the zombies... the brain cylinfers are really pressure cookers.