December 1st, 2011


Schrodinger's Heroes: Catnip

Schrodinger's Heroes  is an apocryphal television show about quantum physics and keeping the Earth safe from alternate dimensions.  If you're not familiar with it, you can browse the menu page.  The following images may make more sense if you have read the descriptions for Melannen's characters and my characters.  LOL_Heroes is a branch of LOL picspam inspired by Schrodinger's Heroes.

Among the descriptions of famous fanfic is one for "Schrodinger's Catnip."  This imaginary story involved a strange alien plant that made the characters intensely horny.  Since then, any substance or force that induces the characters to have lots of sex is referred to as Schrodinger's Catnip, or simply catnip.  (See TV Tropes "Living Aphrodisiac," "Aliens Made Them Do It," "Deus Sex Machina," etc.)  The LOL_Heroes images focus more on the humorous side of things than the sex.  An interesting twist: asexual characters are affected by some versions of catnip but not others, and not always in the same way as sexual characters.  Full-size images appear in the Catnip gallery of my LJ scrapbook.

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Poem: "Wipeout"

This is the third perk poem for the 2011 Winterfaire.  (Double back to read the first two, "All in the Family" and "Gallery of Souls," which are now complete.) All of these activities will unlock a verse each time someone does one of them:

* link to the Winterfaire page to boost the signal
* comment posting a Booth of your wares/services in the Winterfaire
* buy something from a vendor listed in the Winterfaire 
* host a similar holiday market in your own blog or other venue
LiveJournal will notify me of comments to this post and links to it elsewhere on LJ; for everything else, you need to TELL ME in order to get credit for it.  This poem is now complete!

"Wipeout" came from the July 5, 2011 Poetry Fishbowl.  It was inspired by a prompt from haikujaguar who wanted to read about everyday spells that make a high-magic society possible.  After all, it's the small things more often than the large that change history.  This led to the creation of the Practical Magics series, and you can read more about that on my Serial Poetry page.  So far participants include: swirvel42, janetmiles, fatfred, lupagreenwolf, aldersprig, elinox, red_trillium

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