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40.oz 19th Feb 2014, 11:08 PM edit delete

By the by: if you are on Windows and press the control (CTRL) key plus the - (minus) key repeatedly you can shrink the image to see the whole thing. On a Mac' that would be the command key plus the - key (I think. I don't work on a Mac.)
On a Windows computer, If you press the control key plus zero (0), you return to original size. I assume it's the same on a Mac'.

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cattservant 12th Mar 2014, 6:56 PM edit delete reply
Venomous too!

But isn't that a little hard on her minions?
40.oz 3rd Apr 2014, 9:40 PM edit delete reply
Since you wrote this I've been trying to figure out what it means to respond. This is what I came up with: if what you mean by this is that her bees die after they sting someone, and that makes it hard on them...I didn't think of that. Is a bee willing to die for someone else? Well...they'll die for their queen and fellow sisters, and the character's name is Queen Bee. So we'll go with: She's perceived as one of them by them.

And Queen Bee does put her life on the line for her fellow man (and her fellow bees) if need be-as demonstrated by her stopping these bank thieves. So she'll fly into a burning building to save you or me, and a hive of bees that are hiving in a burning building (grab the hive and bring it out-as the bees themselves can't). So, as she is one of them, and would risk/die for "a" bee...they, in turn, reciprocate.
40.oz 3rd Apr 2014, 9:46 PM edit delete reply
Part Two: If what you mean by this is that she had the situation well in hand, and sending in the bees to sting was a useless, selfish waste of life (because the bees die after a sting)...then I have no way of justifying the death of these bees, and your admonishment of Firebrand and myself is duly noted and deserved.
cattservant 3rd Apr 2014, 9:55 PM edit delete reply
Well I would think that to a bee the hive is their 'self'. So losing an individual bee would be like breaking a nail or something.

I hadn't thought as deep as Part Two, but I was wondering (as we just found out) why they hadn't genetically engineered that particular trait out of the worker bees.

[btw: Thank you for your considered response to my rather flippant question.]
40.oz 5th Apr 2014, 1:23 AM edit delete reply
Heh. Yeah. I over think sometimes. I have to remind myself that "sometimes a joke is just a joke". So keep 'em comin'.

As for engineering that trait out of the bees... I'm thinking that may engineer out their will to live/survive, and we'd end up with a nest of bees into Seppuku.
cattservant 5th Apr 2014, 1:29 AM edit delete reply
A self limiting situation
If there ever was one!
Atsuuikakura 7th May 2014, 5:25 PM edit delete reply
If she does this on a regular basis either these bees would need to be biologically different then actual bees in that they can grow back their stingers or something, or she can get new bees really quickly, or she will be running out of bees in the very new future. If it is the latter, maybe the bees should form a workers union.
cattservant 7th May 2014, 5:31 PM edit delete reply
Well they are worker bees...
40.oz 13th Nov 2014, 9:33 PM edit delete reply
UNION!! UNION!! I'm gonna have to hire bees from a third world nation now, eh?