'stine wrote:Ya know, it would be cool if we became the beetles and during the first few days of the event we each plastered our burnable contributions to a frame. Paper mache wouldn't be polluting, right?
Is shellac the substance you were referring to? Shellac, as the word is commonly used, refers to all forms of purified lac - a natural resin secreted by the tiny lac insect on certain trees, principally in India and Thailand.
Actually, Bob A got right to the heart of it with his question of what the beetles would want.
My beetles were pure and total Kuhsheiss. Shellac was a back of the mind inspiration (and btw, thanks for the full story, I'd never heard it in that detail before) but mostly it was pulling at Felicity for not having bothered with any sort of counter suggestion. I was trying to think of what the most ludicrious, PITA suggestion I could, which would involve a lot of work for all off us. I mean really, if Felicity had at least wanted to talk about sustainable harvest lumber. . . (Although, Bob A, I was also thinking of those sustainable butterfly harvest to save the rainforest as I invented details.)
I love some of the other suggestions too--that compost heap is wonderful in it's own way. Can you imagine the DPW coming out every evening and turning it, as it gently steams away. ARe there any phosphoresant decomposers?