History Headscratchers / MonstersVsAliens

30th Jun '15 1:24:23 PM MarkLungo
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** In Kafka's {{Metamorphosis}}, after turning into a giant vermin, Gregor Samsa suddenly finds that he no longer likes his favorite human foods, and prefers old rotten stuff instead. Perhaps it's the same here.
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** In Kafka's {{Metamorphosis}}, Creator/FranzKafka's ''Literature/{{Metamorphosis}}'', after turning into a giant vermin, Gregor Samsa suddenly finds that he no longer likes his favorite human foods, and prefers old rotten stuff instead. Perhaps it's the same here.
26th Apr '14 3:39:31 AM Greenhat
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* One thing that's bugged me is how people keep insisting that Insectosaurus is female just because of how he looks (IE: [[TeritarySexualCharacteristics big eyelashes, lips, busty body when he's a butterfly]]). Insects in general don't follow the conventional means of male/female differences the way humans do. Likewise, it's possible for someone/something to look female but still be male (Which is why the term DudeLooksLikeALady exists) since gender and sex are ''not'' the same thing (Hence why some people view themselves as of the female/male gender, but are of the male/female biological sex). Not to mention that gender/sex means ''nothing'' to insects since many species are able to change their sex when necessary.
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* One thing that's bugged me is how people keep insisting that Insectosaurus is female just because of how he looks (IE: [[TeritarySexualCharacteristics [[TertiarySexualCharacteristics big eyelashes, lips, busty body when he's a butterfly]]). Insects in general don't follow the conventional means of male/female differences the way humans do. Likewise, it's possible for someone/something to look female but still be male (Which is why the term DudeLooksLikeALady exists) since gender and sex are ''not'' the same thing (Hence why some people view themselves as of the female/male gender, but are of the male/female biological sex). Not to mention that gender/sex means ''nothing'' to insects since many species are able to change their sex when necessary.
7th Apr '14 11:07:28 AM LBHills
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** This is just a tiny subset of the question, "Why does he speak English?" See TranslatorMicrobes and TranslationConvention.
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** This is just a tiny subset of the question, "Why does he speak idiomatic, modern American-style English?" See TranslatorMicrobes and TranslationConvention.
7th Apr '14 11:06:58 AM LBHills
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** This is just a tiny subset of the question, "Why does he speak English?" See TranslatorMicrobes and TranslationConvention.
7th Apr '14 10:51:38 AM LBHills
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** [[MathematiciansAnswer The same way they solved those problems for Insectosaurus.]] And if you ask how they solved ''her'' problems, money and an insane ammount of high end engineering. Where did they get the money? They opened a highly lucrative fertilizer/methane combustion power plant business that funds a good chunk of their expenses. ("When it rains lemons, make lemonade" and all that.) ** Um. Each monster has its own living quarters. Susan has her own room, as big for her as a dorm room would be for you and I. Each of the other monsters has a proportionally sized room, and even the big room they have communally isn't "extremely enclosed", as it's, well, ''really big''. Didn't you pay attention to her whole introduction to the facility?
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** [[MathematiciansAnswer The same way they solved those problems for Insectosaurus.]] And if you ask how they solved ''her'' problems, money and an insane ammount amount of high end engineering. Where did they get the money? They opened a highly lucrative fertilizer/methane combustion power plant business that funds a good chunk of their expenses. ("When it rains lemons, make lemonade" and all that.) ** Um. Each monster has its own living quarters. Susan has her own room, as big for her as a dorm room would be for you and I. Each of the other monsters has a proportionally sized room, and even the big room they have communally isn't "extremely enclosed", as it's, it's... well, ''really big''. Didn't you pay attention to her whole introduction to the facility?
23rd Feb '14 3:41:17 PM Minni128
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***Actually, She did try to run but barely and still got hit
22nd Dec '13 2:26:58 PM Tuomas
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** I vaguely recall Link or BOB referring to it with female pronouns at some point in the sequel.
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** I vaguely recall Link or BOB referring to it with female pronouns at some point in the sequel. sequel. * Besides the fact that it makes for a nice TitleDrop, why does Gallaxhar call his army of clones "aliens"? They're not aliens to ''him'', they're the same race as he is.
16th Jun '13 3:44:39 PM SharleeD
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*** Insectosaurus must have ''some'' intelligence, considering it helped the Missing Link cheat at Go Fish against B.O.B. It's at least smart enough to count to three and/or recognize the numbers on cards. Being mesmerized by light is simply the big bug's WeaksauceWeakness, not a sign of mindlessness.
21st May '13 10:03:30 AM doornik1142
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*** Yeah, even at her size she probably doesn't need as much food as you might think. At 50ft tall she can probably consume, what, maybe 3 cows per day? The average steer will yield about 350 pounds of meat, so for Susan that's roughly 1050 pounds of food daily. To put that in perspective, the Toronto Zoo requires about [[http://torontozoo.com/EducationAndCamps/FeedingAnimals.pdf 1 to 1.5 metric tons of food per day]] to feed their animals. Since they only have one giantess to deal with, keeping her fed wouldn't be too much of a problem.
14th Apr '13 11:53:31 AM PhantomKitty
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** And outside of the freedom they now have, her size doesn't really stop her from all that much. She could still do scientific research (might be easier to in some fields). She could still do physical activities. She can still travel the world. The logistics might be a little more challenging, but certainly nothing completely insurmountable. About the only activities she couldn't do without trouble would be anything that requires actual physical contact with another human being and that's a very small realm. Even something like teaching or going to school could be done via Skype or some such.
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