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Schrodinger's Heroes: Catnip - The Wordsmith's Forge
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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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ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: December 1st, 2011 07:39 pm (UTC) (Link)

Yes...

That's one of my favorites too, though I also like Dusty's faceplant. Chris does love his beer.
From: (Anonymous) Date: May 15th, 2016 11:00 am (UTC) (Link)

Okayyy----

But how would catnip affect a demisexual member of the team, rather than an ace?
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: May 15th, 2016 05:46 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Okayyy----

I don't know if they actually have anyone demisexual; I don't think it's in the original canon.

However, it's easy to extrapolate because there have been two basic clusters of catnip effects: either it can override the person's innate orientation, or it can't. You can see both played out with Schrodinger; sometimes he's affected and other times not. So the same would apply to demisexuals; often they would be unaffected, but some varieties would get through to them.
From: (Anonymous) Date: May 15th, 2016 05:15 pm (UTC) (Link)

Catnip

*hugs and purring offered*

I keep eating catnip leaves and hoping this time they'll work on this body. Sigh. At least everything in the mint family tastes good, anyway.

I just have to feed them to my felis catus friends and experience vicarious pleasure.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: May 15th, 2016 06:00 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Catnip

>>I keep eating catnip leaves and hoping this time they'll work on this body. Sigh. At least everything in the mint family tastes good, anyway.<<

Effects on humans tend more toward relaxation, but occasionally, some people get mild euphoria. It is more often consumed as tea than fresh. Essential oil is another option.
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