This post has three parts.
First: I'm back in the present, chirpies! What is that, a mip? I am a very slow reader.
Second: The OTC Field Report.
First.2: I would like to thanks all OTTers for their great creative and contributive works, whether through audio or visual or done through the power of the keyboard. Thank you all. Standard apology for not replying to all (or most). Papal Decree: If you did not get a reply let someone know so you may get your due. I tried to keep track of any that fell through the cracks, but I'm sure I missed at least a couple. A few replies will follow in my next post.
OTC Field Report
This is the log of Ambassador Azule. I have been assigned to the Mediterranean Pre-Flood Region. Before the projected Zanclean Flood is to begin I will be exploring this wondrous region with a local guide. The locals, consisting of many diverse and distant tribes of different technological advancements, are just as intriguing as their local fauna. As I explore the region with a local named "Cueball" I will learn of the unique creatures that only make their home here, the center of a world that will no longer be.
Beesnake (Apocrita elongata)
Exploring the Deep Baobab Grove I come across these unique insects, the beesnake. According to my research, I first encountered them during their mating season, where they hover between the trunks of the mighty and strange baobab trees.
The beesnake (Apocrita elongata) resembles an elongated bee. It consists of a head, thorax, and an indeterminate number of anteriors, starting with an abdomen. The unique characteristic here is mainly due to the anterior segments. Elastic tendons connect each segment. For every year a new segment is grown, maturing just before mating season begins.
The beesnake normally inhabits areas containing their main source of food, the leaves of bushes and small trees. Hiding their length by spiraling around branches, the beesnake makes a quiet home for itself. If it is disturbed it will strike by wrapping its long body around the victim and puncturing its skin with sharp fangs located beneath each tail segment. The victim succumbs to a paralyzing serum, depending on its size this may just be a local paralysis, where the beesnake will consume any flesh or blood it can get to. The fangs of the beesnake are cone shaped with a serrated circular opening. The fangs also act as pegs to facilitate steadying when grounded.
The beesnake flies through the air in a unstable spiraled pattern. Its wings are not suited for stability, so its flight path is a meandering one. Its extravagant eyes make its journey a safer one. Consisting of 1000 "grains" in each eye, its eyesight is enhanced to a nearly 4th or 5th dimensional view.
The mating rituals of these spry creatures side on the exotic. When I first encountered these creatures I was hiking through the Baobab Grove with Cueball and we spotted two of them encircling each other. Eying each other, they make their first attempt at mating, with them successfully entwining their elastic tapered tail flaps, but only succeeding in spiraling themselves into a crash landing against a nearby baobab. Their second attempt is done with such grace and viscousness.
Succeeding in their tail anchoring, the two beesnake smack against a mighty baobab, creating a nearly closed loop. With its fangs punctured deep, they begin to undulate, stepping closer and closer until their heads nearly reach. The female, having spiked antennae, reaches for the male's unadorned head. She stabs the male, causing him to release adrenaline into his system, and in turn he releases his sperm into her system. Once done, the male will fall to the ground to resume flying later, while the female flies off immediately.
Over years this ritual will fell a tree a slender stab ring at a time.
I am still in awe of uniqueness of these creatures and will be looking forward to further research on them.
For a more traditional Field Guide, check out this PastPost.
- A woman requests that a man perform oral pleasure on her. The man agrees. He shouts, "Molpy down!" as he begins.
- A couple are getting hot 'n heavy. Perverting that wonderful question all women want to hear, the man asks, "Is that a Zanclean Flood in your pants or are you just happy to see me?"
- A woman seems frustrated. The man admirably tries harder. The woman shouts, "Why can't you ever find a Beanie when you need to!?"
No redundakitty, sorry.
Beesnake is not perfectly drawn, sorry.
Post is missing more jokes, sorry.