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March 21 – Cats’ Night Out

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A few days have passed, and there are no signs of any further traps.  Perhaps the Big One has give up?  I certainly hope so–I don’t want any more of us sacrificed to whatever he is doing.


Tonight was warmer than we’ve seen in a long time, and I felt relaxed enough to join another of the Folk in a night of mischief.




We annoyed–and were annoyed by–a talkative bird:





We chased some large rats–very fast things, no wonder they hadn’t been caught before, even in this hard winter.  We were also chased by a dog, but we…convinced him to go elsewhere.  (All right–he got bored and wandered away when he couldn’t reach our perch on the wall.)  Then an even stranger creature found us–it seemed part-bird, part-lizard:




I tried to jump on it, but fell off, and it chased me.  So I finally led it into one of the large M’an-nests.  Let the Big Ones deal with it!


In back of the big M’an-nest, I found my companion in a garden, with a bowl of cream.  A good way to end the evening.




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  1. Avariel Falcon Avariel Falcon March 26, 2011

    [Strangely the idea of wandering around New-Babbage as a unicorn is no longer so strange as it once was. ^_^]

  2. Gabriell Anatra Gabriell Anatra March 28, 2011

    That black rat was especially annoying.

    I think it got into my cheese the other day.

  3. Jonathon Spires Jonathon Spires March 29, 2011

    This is why I became a peanut. The talking box of fries, meatwad, and Master Shake will be along, eventually.

    • Avariel Falcon Avariel Falcon March 29, 2011

      Will the Fries costume have a lure ability? Is it worth opening a french fry vendor?

      • Jonathon Spires Jonathon Spires March 29, 2011

        They will role 2d and have a magic missle. And sometimes they will be moon fairy pegasus unicorns fries, just like in the old days.

    • Edward Pearse Edward Pearse March 29, 2011

      Will your milkshake bring all the boys to the yard?

  4. Serafina Puchkina Serafina Puchkina March 29, 2011

    Two cats prowling the alleys and back streets of Babbage looking for adventure and/or trouble. How fitting that our fair city would attract cats in search of fun and food! 

    Note: that black rat was a fast runner! 


  5. Zaida Gearbox Zaida Gearbox March 29, 2011

    Maybe the unicorn was somebody’s science experiment?  If I was going to do Dr. Mureau type experiments, I’d be all over trying to make mythical creatures real.  Imagine the potential for money making!

    Plus, remember the goat with the implanted horn that Ringling Brothers tried to pass off as a unicorm awhile back?

    • Mr Tenk Mr Tenk March 29, 2011

      Lancelot is stuffed and under glass at the Palace of Wonder, near to the Fiji Mermaids. A must stop beer stop whenever you are near Washington DC.

    • Kristos Sonnerstein Kristos Sonnerstein March 30, 2011

      ::clears his throat, throwing a few sheets over some of his old projects in their glass tubes including a mermaid, hippocampus and a zombie bear all in chemical induced stasis:: What’s all this about mythic creatures and science experiments now?

      • Grendel Footman Grendel Footman June 4, 2011

        Zombie bears aren’t myths, just very very angry

  6. Jonathon Spires Jonathon Spires March 29, 2011

    They’ve got a “merman” mummy at a gator farm outside of Hot Spring, Arkansas (I miss betting on the horses, :( ) . I think it was a deformed alligator they had taxidermy done on. Still kind of creepy. Not as creepy as a pickled punk, but I love all that stuff.


  7. Leia Rossini Leia Rossini June 4, 2011

    This is a delightfully surreal and entertaining thread to read while half-awake and sleepy-eyed following a brief afternoon nap.  *switches into her mermaid outfit and takes a dip in the port.  Thank you to whomever bumped it back up on the board for a read. 

  8. Nathaniel Lorefield Nathaniel Lorefield June 5, 2011

    those pesky bird-lizard things! hehe!

  9. Breezy Carver Breezy Carver June 5, 2011

    I concur ..It really is a wonderful  thread , the photos are endearing and most clever :)

  10. Felisa Fargazer Felisa Fargazer June 5, 2011

    ~ Felisa remembers back to this night, and mourns her current state ~

  11. Avariel Falcon Avariel Falcon June 5, 2011

    The unicorn is clockwork, just a bigger version of the technology used for my clockwork bunny. It even flies due to the smugg… legally imported at great expense Cavorite from Caledon with all due export taxes payed in full to Mr Shang’s office. *nods*

  12. Avariel Falcon Avariel Falcon June 5, 2011

    I rather miss the kittens visiting the power station, I keep leaving milk out but no kittens come round anymore… Maybe the new security clockwork are scaring them away?

    • Tepic Harlequin Tepic Harlequin June 5, 2011

      nope…. i can tell you what’s happened to the kittens, they are all round my place playing with my lot!

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