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hutch0
Date: 2008-02-22 22:16
Subject: if it's friday night, it must be...
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Location:the utility room in the sky
Mood:amusedamused
Music:nik kershaw
...aye-ayes!









and...





Yes, best beloved, there is such a thing as Lollemurs.

`Nuff said?
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RealThog
User: realthog
Date: 2008-02-22 22:46 (UTC)
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Aha! A post for the totally wonderful ;artykat  , eh?

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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-02-22 23:03 (UTC)
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She asked what my icon was, and it occurred to me I hadn't pillaged the internet for aye-aye photos recently. She is rather wonderful, isn't she? I hate it when bad stuff happens to good people.
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RealThog
User: realthog
Date: 2008-02-22 23:35 (UTC)
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"She is rather wonderful, isn't she?"

Too damn' right!

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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-02-23 00:14 (UTC)
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Yay! Welcome, little brother!
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-02-23 00:25 (UTC)
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I don't blame you. There are so few of them left in the wild - and not all that many in captivity - and they're so geographically-limited, that most people have never heard of them.
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jmward14: Duzell3
User: jmward14
Date: 2008-02-23 02:42 (UTC)
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Of course they have LOLLemurs! :D
Those first couple of shots reminded me of the first time I saw a opossum on our patio. It looked like some giant prehistoric rat from a Lovecraft story. But they're really kind of sweet, for all the scary teeth. We even had one who was addicted to Chips Ahoy chocolate chip cookies.
Hugs,
Jean Marie
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RealThog: 'Ronica
User: realthog
Date: 2008-02-23 14:05 (UTC)
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"It looked like some giant prehistoric rat from a Lovecraft story."

From a Conan Doyle story, surely -- at least if from Sumatra!
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jmward14
User: jmward14
Date: 2008-02-23 16:02 (UTC)
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Nope. Lovecraft. Definitely Lovecraft. There's a half-finished, shambling, random quality to opossums, which is completely at odds to the focused cunning and single-mindedness necessary to the Doyle story.
Hugs and smiles,
Jean Marie
*thinking how quickly "homely but silly and harmless" translates to "cute"*
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RealThog
User: realthog
Date: 2008-02-23 16:08 (UTC)
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"the focused cunning and single-mindedness necessary to the Doyle story"

As he never actually wrote the story . . .

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RealThog: 'Ronica
User: realthog
Date: 2008-02-23 16:12 (UTC)
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And a related question: If Hugh Lofting and H.P. Lovecraft had collaborated, would they have written stories about the Cthushme-Cthulhu?

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jmward14
User: jmward14
Date: 2008-02-23 17:41 (UTC)
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Oh, right! It was one of the references Watson made to adventures that happened off stage. I guess the brain just extrapolated from things like "The Speckled Band". Animal antagonists/weapons in Doyle tended to be efficient killing machines. The first glimpse of a grinning opossum is scary; the second, downright goony. It's hard to think of a real rat as goony. Hugs, Jean Marie
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-02-23 17:21 (UTC)
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...at least if from Sumatra!

That, I'm afraid, is a story for which the world is not yet prepared...
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RealThog: Jim's bear pic
User: realthog
Date: 2008-02-23 23:22 (UTC)
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Someone -- I forget who, offhand -- did a Holmes novel called The Giant Rat of Sumatra purporting to be the very adventure which Watson had balked at chronicling. I read it and it was . . . not bad.

Oh, lawdy. I just checked Amazon in an attempt to remind myself of the author's name and discovered lots of folk have done Sumatran rat stories: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw/002-8290503-2252012?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=giant+rat+of+sumatra. However, I'm pretty certain the one I'm talking about is the Richard Boyer one: http://www.amazon.com/Giant-Rat-Sumatra-Richard-Boyer/dp/1562870335/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1203808674&sr=1-3.
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