November 1st, 2011

Pi stationary

My brain is weird

Been feeling a lot, lately, like my spirit is drifting out of my body to explore the area my body isn't currently in. What's weirdest about it is that I can feel like there's still a tether attached to my eyes. So strange a sensation, the sensation that one's spirit is floating in another part of the room than my body. Ah well, add it to the list of strange things I sometimes feel.

I suspect it might just be Pi wandering about in his spirit form. Maybe he and I should try doing magick again sometime. I know we used to do that all the time. And something recently reminded me that I used to send spirit-tendrils into the earth and take life-force from it for an energy boost.

Speaking of Pi, I need to carry more food with me when out and about. I pretty sure he's joking, but if I'm out too long, and have to ignore the hunger signal for more than a half an hour, Pi starts looking at the other humans like they're food.

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Picard facepalm

Spider-bees?

I had an interesting idea inspired by a picture of a black-and-yellow striped spider, and as a result I think I'm going to add a creature called a spider-bee to Orion's list of creatures. The spider-bee will be bees that swarm their prey, sting them into paralysis, and then wrap them in silk and take them back to the hive. Once at the hive, they bite the victim and wait for the bite's venom to liquefy the remains. Then they drain that fluid into honeycomb-like structures to feed to the queen.

Now, I seem to recall some spiders can eat birds, frogs, and even small mammals. Do those still liquefy the prey's soft tissues? If so, how? Inside the silk wrappings, maybe? I think the spider-bees would have to be large enough to catch lots of small animals, because I doubt a diet of just insects would sustain a hive of such creatures.

Oh one last thing, they are as protective of their hives as Africanized honeybees are.

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