December 12, 2017, 06:56:23 AM

------------------------------------------

If you have Login Problems Use the Login in Top Menu Bar


------------------------------------------
If you have a problem registering here, Leave a msg at our FB Page >> Here.

Plz Don't use Hotmail to Register. You might not receive Activation mail. Use Other free mail provider like Gmail or Yahoo.






Author Topic: If you were on an island...  (Read 103 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline YoUr EyEs

  • Leader of the {CONTANT PAIN AT GROUND ZERO}?•?
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 213
  • Gender: Female
  • ?Heart Shaker?
    • View Profile
If you were on an island...
« on: November 23, 2017, 12:36:57 PM »
Would you eat an insect first or a human?


Offline Manimal Claus

  • God of Yule & Fruitcakes To
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3463
  • Gender: Male
  • We All Love Santa Christ
    • View Profile
Re: If you were on an island...
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2017, 12:46:20 PM »
Well you gotta go with insects first of course! Then if things get dire and you can't trust the other person...there is only so much you can do right.

Offline MahluaandMilk

  • Queen of Lurking Losers / Ms. Fanservice
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1864
  • Gender: Female
  • Don't mind me, just being my friends' other mom.
    • View Profile
Re: If you were on an island...
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2017, 01:34:51 PM »
Well I mean humans have more meat, but specifically, are children present? It's a known fact of the meat industry that as pork or beef ages, it becomes too tough to eat, so I would assume something similar for humans.

That sort of morbidity aside, I would have to study what insects are poisonous and which are not before I would think about chomping on one, but I mean, I've eaten scorpion before, so I guess this question has already been answered for me. :sure:
"My manner of thinking, so you say, cannot be approved. Do you suppose I care? A poor fool indeed is he who adopts a manner of thinking for others!"--Marquis de Sade
"A loss of innocence / one hand to wash the other / be a perfectionist / you're nothing if you're just another"--TBM, "Goodnight"
Got Ecchi? Join us.

Offline Forlorn Serpent

  • Children's Book Author and Screenwriter
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 950
  • Gender: Male
  • Your Typical Unpublished Author... by choice
    • View Profile
Re: If you were on an island...
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2017, 03:53:13 PM »
This is before I do any research and just use the information from television and movies. No life experience on this one.

I think like 99% of insects and arachnids are edible.

Venom can be ingested and not harm you. Poison is what kills when ingested.

If you dig, you will find a butt load of bugs, no matter where you are. Except Antarctica.

More protein per gram is found in insects compared to humans.


So, I will eat a human because that is the only time cannibalism is socially acceptable .

Offline Coryn

  • Director of the MR Science Division
  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 19559
  • Gender: Male
  • Secretly a 13 year old girl.
    • View Profile
Re: If you were on an island...
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2017, 05:09:30 PM »
I mean, if it comes down to it, insects all the way? Like it's not a hard choice I think? I hope?

@Forlon: it's only socially acceptable if it's the ONLY way to survive. By the rules of the thought experiment, your still a monster.

Will review stories upon request. My latest arc: http://goo.gl/KYgsfF

Offline Forlorn Serpent

  • Children's Book Author and Screenwriter
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 950
  • Gender: Male
  • Your Typical Unpublished Author... by choice
    • View Profile
Re: If you were on an island...
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2017, 08:14:21 PM »
How do you plan to eat when you see something like this?


When the time comes. Humans will end up looking this when you suffer heat exhaustion and hunger.



Remember, this is before I do any research. Everything I learned is from TV.

Offline Coryn

  • Director of the MR Science Division
  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 19559
  • Gender: Male
  • Secretly a 13 year old girl.
    • View Profile
Re: If you were on an island...
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2017, 09:05:53 PM »
I don't know man, there's a big mental leap there. I've gulped down nasty food before, don't know if I can get over the hurdle of "this used to be Dave".

But ultimately, no one knows how well they will behave during crisis until a crisis actually hits. So it goes.

Will review stories upon request. My latest arc: http://goo.gl/KYgsfF

Offline MahluaandMilk

  • Queen of Lurking Losers / Ms. Fanservice
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1864
  • Gender: Female
  • Don't mind me, just being my friends' other mom.
    • View Profile
Re: If you were on an island...
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2017, 09:36:56 PM »
As far as bugs go, burn 'em to a crisp and throw some spices on 'em and call it a night. You'll probably be all right.

But for serious, though. Don't try it with anything poisonous. I hear crickets are usually fine, if you can catch 'em.
"My manner of thinking, so you say, cannot be approved. Do you suppose I care? A poor fool indeed is he who adopts a manner of thinking for others!"--Marquis de Sade
"A loss of innocence / one hand to wash the other / be a perfectionist / you're nothing if you're just another"--TBM, "Goodnight"
Got Ecchi? Join us.

Offline Coryn

  • Director of the MR Science Division
  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 19559
  • Gender: Male
  • Secretly a 13 year old girl.
    • View Profile
Re: If you were on an island...
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2017, 09:44:55 AM »
Grubs too. Not much to go wrong with grubs.

Will review stories upon request. My latest arc: http://goo.gl/KYgsfF

Offline MahluaandMilk

  • Queen of Lurking Losers / Ms. Fanservice
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1864
  • Gender: Female
  • Don't mind me, just being my friends' other mom.
    • View Profile
Re: If you were on an island...
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2017, 01:46:29 PM »
I can't imagine that their texture would be all that pleasant going down...Like, could you grind them up and sprinkle them in applesauce or something?
"My manner of thinking, so you say, cannot be approved. Do you suppose I care? A poor fool indeed is he who adopts a manner of thinking for others!"--Marquis de Sade
"A loss of innocence / one hand to wash the other / be a perfectionist / you're nothing if you're just another"--TBM, "Goodnight"
Got Ecchi? Join us.

Offline Coryn

  • Director of the MR Science Division
  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 19559
  • Gender: Male
  • Secretly a 13 year old girl.
    • View Profile
Re: If you were on an island...
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2017, 02:02:57 PM »
From what I've heard, they're like, very juicy if eaten live, but are like crunchy little nibbles if cooked. No word on if it improves the flavor or not. But there are quite a few cultures who eat bugs on the regular. Protein is protein after all, and if you're body knows it's there, then you'll find a whole new love for them.

Reminds me of a story of a guy who was lost at sea for several months. He grew an intense love of fish eyes, because they are full of nutrition, and his brain was all "more of that please".

Will review stories upon request. My latest arc: http://goo.gl/KYgsfF

Offline GreenTrap

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 137
  • Ronpa Ronpa!
    • View Profile
Re: If you were on an island...
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2017, 03:04:30 PM »