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    Let's positive thinking! seedjar's Avatar
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    Comic-book Nepenthes

    Just thought I'd point out a "Nepenthes" (mostly by name, as you'll see) that just appeared in my favorite comic, Girl Genius. Fair warning for anyone interested in the story; it's about eight or nine volumes in so there are a few spoilers on adjoining pages.
    http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20101001
    The comic is about an alternate history where mad scientists rule the world, and at this particular point our heroes are trying to infiltrate and take control of a sadistic, self-aware castle full of booby traps. Really worth a read for anyone who enjoys quirky sci-fi/fantasy stuff.
    ~Joe
    o//~ Livin' like a bug ain't easy / My old clothes don't seem to fit me /
    I got little tiny bug feet / I don't really know what bugs eat /
    Don't want no one steppin' on me / Now I'm sympathizin' with fleas /
    Livin' like a bug ain't easy / Livin' like a bug ain't easy... o//~

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    Interesting how they actually call it a Nepenthes, but it more closely resembles a piranha plant from Super Mario.
    Particularly, this variation:


    Whereas there's Pokemon baring a stronger resemblance to CPs but their relation is only loosely acknowledged.


    They're all called "fly catcher" pokemon. It's acknowledged that Carnivine looks like a Venus Flytrap, but Victreebel, for instance, isn't recognized as resembling a Nepenthes, although the description certainly says otherwise "Victreebel lures prey into its mouth with sweet-smelling scents, then clamps down, trapping it." Of course, in reality, the traps are static, but function the same.

    /dork

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    that snes game was awsome

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    Cheesy. :B
    Although that pixelated Mario is cool,
    Last edited by limeslide; 10-06-2010 at 05:04 PM.

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    I <3 Carnivine and the whole Bellsprout line. They are sooooo cute.
    I've tried to read Girl Genius, but I just couldn't get into the art style. :< That "Nepenthes" is cool though!

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    LOL LIME.
    That's how graphics were back when I was your age

    Pokemon = amazing.

    Bottom line, cool concept of a man eating plant

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    Oh man, I love Girl Genius! It is a truly well-written comic. I need to catch up on reading...I fell behind once they caught up to the Advanced Class...

    Anyone here read Life of Pi? I finished it a couple weeks ago. The CP in that story made my skin crawl!
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