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Scott's Books => Peeps / The Last Days / So Yesterday => Topic started by: Panzercrappitastica on July 20, 2013, 04:01:31 PM

Title: Rats and anathemas... got me thinking...
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on July 20, 2013, 04:01:31 PM
I thought about this: What if there was a peep who really, really, really, like obsessively liked rats before they were infected? Which would be stronger, the anathema of things they loved before, or the attraction of it's brood? Same thing with cats. This was one of two things I realized where the parasite could contradict itself, the other being if a cannibal or homicidal maniac were made into a peep. Would they hate the thought of biting to spread the parasite, or would the parasite's need to spread outweigh that?
Title: Re: Rats and anathemas... got me thinking...
Post by: Smileedimpleface on July 20, 2013, 04:50:31 PM
Good question!! I think they'd hate and desire at the same time.
Title: Re: Rats and anathemas... got me thinking...
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on July 20, 2013, 04:52:56 PM
Ooh, that would be very complicated.
Title: Re: Rats and anathemas... got me thinking...
Post by: Smileedimpleface on July 20, 2013, 05:00:28 PM
Yeah, they'd spazz out if they had to experience those conflicting emotions.