killer-plant

Fantastic Worlds #6 (1952) - Standard Comics

Cover by: Alex Toth

It should come as no surprise that I fucking love Alex Toth’s art. However he tragically did very little sci-fi comics. So we’ll go with this obscure piece.

I’m really kinda impressed that he managed to do a killer plant without resorting to a Vagina Dentata cliché. There’s still something decidedly labial about it, but not in the conventional way.

Also, I get that a damsel eating plant would be scary and all. But don’t you think you’re over selling it a bit calling it “The Cosmic Terror”?

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Who the hell decided it was a good idea to write about plants as terrifying monsters? My first experience with this was smack dab in the middle of my Goosebumps phase when I read Stay Out of the Basement, where two siblings suspect that their scientist father may not actually be their father, but rather a crafty plant that has taken on his likeness.

Of course, I know that this wasn’t the first time an author had written about evil plants, but that story planted a seed of fascination inside of me (get it?) that’s refused to die. As far as fictional monsters go, plants may not be able to physically chase you down, but let’s be real here – it would be impossible to hide from them. They’re everywhere, and they’re so commonplace that they can sneak through our lives almost completely undetected. Just this afternoon, a coworker commented on a potted plant that we’ve had in our library office for YEARS that I completely forgot about. (The thing’s still alive too, despite the fact that no one’s watered it in months. I don’t trust it.)

Rioter A.J. O’Connell shares my bizarre fascination with murderous plant stories, but if you’ve read A.J.’s list and still aren’t paranoid enough about the local plant life rising up to snuff out all of humanity, I have a few more books to freak you out.

http://bookriot.com/2016/08/15/genre-kryptonite-more-killer-plants/

November 20, 2021 - Man-Eating Plants Kill 160 Colonists

On November 20, 2021, the seaQuest DSV responded to a distress call from Calimar Colony, a United Earth Oceans horticultural facility. Upon arrival, the crew of seaQuest discover all 160 colonists missing.

After further investigation, including bringing some plant samples aboard the ship for study, they discovered that the plants were capable of disintegrating a human body. The plants had killed all of the colonists, and began working on seaQuest’s complement. Eventually, the seaQuest crew was able to destroy all of the mutated plants and quell their uprising.

(seaQuest DSV, Episode 208: By Any Other Name, 1994)
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All the Hikaru and Ben Meet Over Flowers headcanons are super cute, but they also make me want to write bunches of Ben in Other Professions Besides Florist fics. 

Love Life of my muns and muses and confessions

Eyeless Jill:My wife,Dement of course.
Story Teller:Well it’s King,I felt like a jerk when I like Puppeteer.
Jame:It’s could be Sweetheart
Billy:I am a playboy/girl I think Billy the demon,or Conner.
Counter Clockwise: because she’s cute.
Rubik’s Killer:I think Mohagany,she’s nice but I am kinda like a jerk.
Jack the Killer:My plants
Eping:What is love?

Credits to who own their love lives and to @thetechorder , @somerandompokemon , @xxrppastxx

  • Fantasy writers :In this small region you can see twelve different species of magical creatures. Each have a language and a culture that is different.
  • Sci-Fi writers :This planet is 10x bigger than Jupiter. It's only inhabited by two species though, one of which is a killer plant. The people are Litterally All The Same.

I was tagged by @codename-saphael OMG this is the first time I’ve been tagged in something in FOREVER lol. Thank you dear.

RULES: Answer these 10 questions & tag 10 blogs

LAST MOVIE YOU SAW: Suicide Squad 

LAST SONG YOU LISTENED TO: Um….Light me up by Icona Pop I think

LAST SHOW YOU WATCHED: Parts Unknown with Anthony Bourdain

LAST BOOK YOU READ: Oooohhh um I think it was a mini horror story by Chistopher Bloodworth. About killer plants lol.

LAST THING YOU ATE: Hash browns, eggs, and waffles

IF YOU COULD BE ANYWHERE RIGHT NOW, WHERE WOULD YOU BE: In the US: Anywhere on the OR coast. Overseas: Fuuuuck me….everywhere? Maybe Ireland or Scotland?? Rome, venice, spain, fuck idk man.

WHERE WOULD YOU TIME TRAVEL TO: I wanna be a viking lol. Naw…um…honestly I’m a girl so probably just the future. Like ten years or so. The past is to scary unless you’re a straight white dude.

FIRST THING YOU WOULD DO WITH LOTTERY MONEY: Fucking move outta the us.

FICTIONAL CHARACTER YOU WOULD HANG OUT WITH FOR A DAY: Sherlock Holmes

TIME RIGHT NOW: 12:02 pm.

I will tag @imagineoggsfordgrad, @summer-smells, @justlook3, @singergurl91, @celestial-ambiguity, @hipsterizzy, @kripke-is-my-king, @iswearnottohuntlikeadumbass, @honorreid, @hadeslittlelady