This was a lot of fun, and I’ve been enjoying the entries. As someone who loves carbs a little too much and spent some time in the South? Man, yeah, I can think of ways to use the little guys to make some good tasting dishes.
The idea of them enjoying the cooking process actually expanded possibilities since there’d be no scaredy poopies or such. They’re happy at cooking tempuratures? How does that work? Well, Weirdbox is how.
Anyhow, here’s some micro bread fluffies in a pot of soup, with their fluff cooking, getting soaked up in the broth, and becoming some delicious dumplings
This is so cool! I love the idea of bread/carb fluffies being something enjoyed by both hug and abuse boxers
On the topic of scaredy poopies, would it be posibble to, say, feed the fluffies herbs and aromatics so that if it did happen it would just flavor the soup, in the case of dumplings? Like, feed them carrots, celery, leeks, herbs, things like that, so that if it does end up that a fluffy ends up defecating it simply adds flavor to the soup rather than ruin the batch?
The bread-fluff dough cooks although I guess it would also dissolve a little. As such it’d thicken the liquid broth. Since its still dough it doesn’t turn to bread, it becomes a boiled dumpling. Kind of like fresh pasta, maybe?
That might be a question for @Lothmar but I don’t see why not. Its kind of like the plant fluffies - its left any pretense of sci-fi behind and has gone into a fun but weird direction
The earlier ones, like a bread fluffy just happily enjoying the warmth of the oven while baking, appealed to me. So the fact they can happily withstand those tempuratures for extended periods meant I could have some fun with it. I kind of pictured it being like they’re in a hot tub or onsen, really
Fluffies has been seen as pretty much pestilence but what if they actually held the clue to solve several massively destructive genetic issues both in mankind and other species? Now that’s food for thought.
To be honest they could help with diabetes through exercise provided the owner and the fluffy get into the habit. Plus being an anti-depressant, lowering blood pressure, etc.
But then there are stories about owners having a fluffy, doing the bare minimum (at most) with it just because the doctor suggested it for those reasons and missing the point entirely. But, better a fluffy getting that than a dog or cat.