Heterogeneous Linguistics

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Vol. 1 Ch. 10
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I might be a little edgy here, but...I don’t really see an issue with cannibalizing the dead.

With caveats, granted. Someone dies from an illness, don’t eat them. Plus, avoid the parts of the body where toxins build up or pose the most danger, like the brain. I would also think you would want to avoid the liver, kidneys, and gallbladder. And any cancerous growths.

But eating the remains of someone who died due to old age is probably something that only comes up uncommonly. Plus, the amount you would be eating would be such a small percentage spread out over long periods of non-cannibalism that the health effects would be negligible.

Granted, I don’t know much about cannibalism. Maybe I’m missing something. But I figure that I won’t really care after I’m dead. There are plenty of ways of disposing of dead bodies, too. Just cremate me or eat me.
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I hope Susuki's life isn't that short :( One would think her lifespan would be at least somewhat similar to that of a human considering how much closer she looks like a human.
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@Harvester - glad I'm not the only one who was thinking that!
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The dead eating is pretty cool. Like brave said, the main concern is same species eating same species. Problem is that you could create a culture where everyone eats the dead, and the cases of brain disease and the like would be extremely rare because a much smaller fraction of the population could possibly get it, let alone actually get sick from it.

Too rare, that is, to see the connection.

So both sides are true: It's dangerous to do it because of disease risk, but the danger is juuuuust rare enough that people still do it, and it's difficult to create a culture where only OTHER species are allowed to eat the dead.


Also, the slimes were great. They simultaneously made slimes the best communicators as well as justified them being just about everywhere.
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Makes sense I guess that there wouldn't be a taboo around eating the dead in monster society, since the main practical reason we humans don't usually eat each other (beyond the moral reason of it being in poor taste lmao) is that diseases found in human meat are far more likely to infect us than diseases found in, say, cow meat. The monster races are all so radically different from each other that a disease that infects one probably wouldn't do much for the others, so a werewolf can eat a lizardman with few ill effects as long as it's prepared properly.
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@Superioreos
Ravioli ravioli, don't lewd the werewolf loli!
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even human it self don't eat the deceased (i think unless some very rare oceanian tribe), we have pretty common sky burial or tower of silence... read them, it's quite interesting how our value and moralities is build up and how our preception out of it make different in practice... one of reason why moralities is more frequent is not objective and we are the one made them....
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This feels very reminiscent of Stranger in a Strange Land's treatment of the deceased.
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I'm sorry Susuki I would not eat you. You are too cute to eat.
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Not only is eating the dead accepted, it is considered an insult or snub to tell someone you wouldn't eat them if they died. I guess if it is considered better to become a part of others than rot in the earth, it makes a kind of sense. The author has put some thought into this.

Last edited 6 mo ago by Drifter.

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How many licks does it take to get to the center of a loli? One... Nope...too salty.
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good. good. happy. :)
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@DrWhoCares Stop! No loli on the menu - wait, "eat the loli" could imply something els...blush.
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Friendly remainder that eating people is bad and may turn your brain into mush.
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First you lick the loli.

Then you eat the loli.
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Nice that there’s a date for the next chapter...really puts me at ease.
That end was pretty forboding about how the sensei didn’t even get near to comprehending the differences in culture. Little wolf girl is too little and salty, at least she’ll be seasoned for when she’s eaten.
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S A L T Y D O G
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It is not just a nice way of remembering the deceased by making him a part of you, it is also convenient, with dragons getting so big in their old age, burying them or cremating them wouldn't be practical, so processing and eating the body would avoid the problem of having a giant corpse rotting away.

Plus they also gain a lot of food and materials, it is even more efficient than burying the corpse so that the microorganism in the ground would decompose the body.
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licky lick lick
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Thanks for the update! Merry Christmas!
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