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Drabbleclassics 29- Primary Pollinator (191)

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:45 am
by normsherman
Drabbleclassics:

A fan-hosted Series that features fan-picked stories from the Drabblecast archives, remastered and brought to you by fans like our host this week, Bart Epstein. Enjoy his take on Primary Pollinator, by Nicole Kimberling!

Re: Drabbleclassics 29- Primary Pollinator (191)

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:07 am
by peterpatter
I enjoyed the intro and outro!

I didn't catch the "sentient tree/communication equipment" at first listen, and I was left questioning the reliability of the hallucinogenically-disoriented narrator.

pp

Re: Drabbleclassics 29- Primary Pollinator (191)

Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:01 pm
by ScubaMan
The story had a gloriously quirky, finished up with a "underdog win" at the end. Mind you, the story reminded me about some of the odder characteristics of skunk cabbage. Their yellow flower cone has a biological 'heating element' that allows the plant to poke through the thawing Spring soil... and the warmth attracts pollinators.

Re: Drabbleclassics 29- Primary Pollinator (191)

Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:40 pm
by D00MSDAY
This one's an all-time favorite of mine. But the new analysis that follows really articulates what is so awesome about it--that maybe in the end it isn't necessarily sheer might and aggression that ensure natural selection and survival of a species, but rather decency, integrity, and compassion. Wouldn't that be nice?

Re: Drabbleclassics 29- Primary Pollinator (191)

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 2:12 am
by normsherman
D00MSDAY wrote:
Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:40 pm
This one's an all-time favorite of mine. But the new analysis that follows really articulates what is so awesome about it--that maybe in the end it isn't necessarily sheer might and aggression that ensure natural selection and survival of a species, but rather decency, integrity, and compassion. Wouldn't that be nice?
I thought that was cool too, I had never thought of this story from that angle. It reminds me of the Dead Duck Day Drabblenews segment from back in the day, where female ducks have evolved convoluted trapdoor vaginas that they can open for "nice guy" ducks that will treat them right haha.

Re: Drabbleclassics 29- Primary Pollinator (191)

Posted: Sat May 11, 2019 3:26 pm
by D00MSDAY
normsherman wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 2:12 am
I thought that was cool too, I had never thought of this story from that angle. It reminds me of the Dead Duck Day Drabblenews segment from back in the day, where female ducks have evolved convoluted trapdoor vaginas that they can open for "nice guy" ducks that will treat them right haha.
Speaking of, interesting fact: We raised Muscovy ducks when I was growing up, so I was witness to those spiral monstrosities. Now when it's time to replace lights in the house, I always tell my husband not to buy any of those duck-dick bulbs.

Re: Drabbleclassics 29- Primary Pollinator (191)

Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 5:21 am
by Spindaddy
D00MSDAY wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 3:26 pm
normsherman wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 2:12 am
I thought that was cool too, I had never thought of this story from that angle. It reminds me of the Dead Duck Day Drabblenews segment from back in the day, where female ducks have evolved convoluted trapdoor vaginas that they can open for "nice guy" ducks that will treat them right haha.
Speaking of, interesting fact: We raised Muscovy ducks when I was growing up, so I was witness to those spiral monstrosities. Now when it's time to replace lights in the house, I always tell my husband not to buy any of those duck-dick bulbs.
Holy shit.... now those light bulbs will forever be illuminated duck dicks. FML.