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May 27, 188x
i am trembling with fury and outrage as i write this… quite betrayed it is that i feel, at the lack of moral decency shown by guardians and protectors of we urchins, as they bay for the blood of a bunny rabbit like hounds at a hunt!
a pyromaniac and a criminal he may be, but… whatever has happened to the notion of a just and civilised society? may the leader of a town, in this age of steam and enlightenment, commit such a cruel, callous act, be as barbarous as he may please, and nobody is at all shocked? nor even dismayed?..
i am quite, quite disillusioned! even dear miss star, whom i know at heart to be awfully sweet and charitable, suggested cutting off his front paw instead of his hind leg! i so, so wish i had had the wits to release him, rather, as a political prisoner, when i saw tenk’s saw lying by the bars, and had my chance… i must be rather foolish, expecting good and just behaviour from grownups…
and so gilhooly and i have agreed (for gilhooly stands by me always like a whiskery rock, no matter how foolhardy i am being), that we are to start a protest movement… a revolutionary one, rather… the urchins shall govern, and rule in compassion and kindness.
whom shall join us?…
(an awful lot of folk were rather stirred when i spoke to them of this…)
Comment by Tepic Harlequin on May 28, 2010 at 2:54am
“hounds at a hunt…” sends shivers down my spine, all the way to the tip of my tail…
LoPixie Artful Comment by LoPixie Artful on May 28, 2010 at 8:33pm
i am awfully sorry to upset you with that analogy, tepic… i quite forgot you are whiskery yourself, rather!
LoPixie Artful Comment by LoPixie Artful on May 28, 2010 at 8:37pm
so! who is with me?!…. *crickets*… sigh.
Skyler ‘Artful Dodger’ Gant Comment by Skyler ‘Artful Dodger’ Gant on May 28, 2010 at 9:02pm
Here here! I’m with you.
LoPixie Artful Comment by LoPixie Artful on May 28, 2010 at 9:34pm
o, splendid! we shall secede from new babbage, and form our own independent sovereign urchin state!
that makes 3 of us in total, if gilhooly ever wakes up… he was bitten last night by a vampire, so perhaps he is rather sleepy still…
Gilhooly Skute Comment by Gilhooly Skute on May 29, 2010 at 2:26am
zzz… wha… oh aye, ‘m ‘ere! vote the bums out! long live the urchins!
Tepic Harlequin Comment by Tepic Harlequin on May 29, 2010 at 3:03am
Gilhooly was bitten by a vampire? has anyone checked to see if he is alright….. errrrr…. the vampire i mean…..
But if we is up against hunting with dogs, specially hunting foxes, then i’m with you!
Zaida Marie Thibideaux Gearbox Comment by Zaida Marie Thibideaux Gearbox on May 29, 2010 at 6:49am
Imma wid you miss ‘Lo. Where we gonna have our sovereign state at?
Kimika Ying Comment by Kimika Ying on May 29, 2010 at 7:35am
I must confess I find this treatment of prisoners deeply disturbing.
Mr Underby Comment by Mr Underby on May 29, 2010 at 9:57am
Treason of the highest order. You should all be rounded up, placed on a barge, and sent out to sea. None of you had better ever cross my path, or you shall know the wrong side of my walking stick, and I make no joke.
Comment by Skyler ‘Artful Dodger’ Gant on May 29, 2010 at 10:56am
This coming from a walking skeleton? Bah! Don’t make me laugh! No, seriously, don’t make me laugh…I spit fire when I laugh…sometimes.
Mara Razor Comment by Mara Razor on May 29, 2010 at 7:05pm
Doesn’t Zaida already live on a barge? And urchins are always welcome at the mill – whether I’m around or not.
LoPixie Artful Comment by LoPixie Artful on May 29, 2010 at 9:10pm
*scowls briefly at underby, before turning back to the others* o, never him. he is only a cranky old man.
well… goodness!… i didn’t expect such a turnout! um… well of course, we shall rebel against the severing of legs, hunting with dogs, vampire bites and all forms of cruelty… and those grownups whom wish to join our bloodless coup may be made honorary urchins…
o, and we shall be a nation without boarders, rather, for ours shall be a revolution of the mind! and… and we shall roam wherever there is steam… and there shall be cake!
Cadmus Lupindo Comment by Cadmus Lupindo on May 29, 2010 at 9:16pm
“And urchins are always welcome at the mill”
Be careful children she will grind you in that mill.
Now children I know and Island you can live on. Uncle Lupindo can take you there. Some of the people there have whiskers too, and there is a Doctor there who helps everyone.
Skyler ‘Artful Dodger’ Gant Comment by Skyler ‘Artful Dodger’ Gant on May 29, 2010 at 9:35pm
**Laughing and shaking his head**
Oh bugger off you old coot or I’ll have Grandfather turn you into a Clockwork Dragon. Filthy old fool.
LoPixie Artful Comment by LoPixie Artful on May 30, 2010 at 1:51am
o, i am glad at least one of the villainous grownups in town understands us, captain!… and never mind tatsuya either, he is awfully rude and can’t help it, rather… does your island have steam and cake?
Tepic Harlequin Comment by Tepic Harlequin on May 30, 2010 at 5:23am
errrrr…… i’d be careful of Mr Lupindo, Lo, he’s never smelt quite right…
oh! an we can use my camp down by the Palisade Gate, i’ll put up signs!
LoPixie Artful Comment by LoPixie Artful on May 30, 2010 at 6:35am
mm?… o!… that doctor… 0.0 erm, we shall certainly consider your kind offer, captain!..
*whispers* quickly, let us dart off to your camp directly, tepic! and do remind me not to be quite so gullible!..
Scarlet Jaggernov Comment by Scarlet Jaggernov on May 30, 2010 at 6:47am
Treating a prisoner in such a way can never be condoned!
Not to mention it’s disgusting!
I mean, eww!
Myrtil Comment by Myrtil on May 31, 2010 at 12:57pm
I’m with you too Lo.
Comment by Skyler ‘Artful Dodger’ Gant on May 31, 2010 at 2:07pm
Never trust a man with a Mustache and pipe, Lo. That’s what me Mum always told me. Course…she could’ve been talking about me Grandfather…or Great Grandfather. Hard to tell with that daft old bird.
Myrtil Comment by Myrtil on May 31, 2010 at 2:12pm
Your grandfather is the Captain Lupindo, Tatsuya??? Wow, next thing we’ll learn that the Mayor is actually Doctor O’s son…
Skyler ‘Artful Dodger’ Gant Comment by Skyler ‘Artful Dodger’ Gant on May 31, 2010 at 2:15pm
God no, Lupindo’s not me Grandfather. Me Grandad’s some nutter Mad Scientest that loves turning people into…Clockwork Dragons apparently. Bloody hell…Lupindo being me Grandad… And if’n I was that skeleton Bonebag Underby’s son…I’d be ugly…er.
Myrtil Comment by Myrtil on May 31, 2010 at 2:17pm
What???? The Captain Lupindo is Mr Underby’s father??????
Skyler ‘Artful Dodger’ Gant Comment by Skyler ‘Artful Dodger’ Gant on May 31, 2010 at 2:19pm
Bloody hell, child. Don’t ya listen!? I…*Sighs and mutters to himself as he scratches nose** Bonebags must all be loony in the head.
Mr Underby Comment by Mr Underby on May 31, 2010 at 2:26pm
This Tatsuya character certainly has a mouth on him.
Skyler ‘Artful Dodger’ Gant Comment by Skyler ‘Artful Dodger’ Gant on May 31, 2010 at 2:35pm
Why yes, Mr. Underby, I do have a mouth on me… and with that mouth comes out speech. And also fire if I sneeze. With my mouth, I eat Coal… I also stick my tongue out at people…or bite them. Nice of you to notice I have a mouth, Mr. Paleuglyguy.
**Smiles slyly before sitting down**
Mr Underby Comment by Mr Underby on May 31, 2010 at 2:37pm
Your mouth is very tiring, I shall enjoy taking it apart if you ever have the misfortune of crossing my path.
Skyler ‘Artful Dodger’ Gant Comment by Skyler ‘Artful Dodger’ Gant on May 31, 2010 at 2:39pm
You know, Mr. Underby…I like you. Shame you’ll never touch my mouth though.
Sheryl Skytower Comment by Sheryl Skytower on May 31, 2010 at 2:39pm
*rolls clockwork eyes*
*goes back to writing, wondering about what sort of trouble her cousin is getting into. Yet. Again*
Comment by Mr. Tenk on May 31, 2010 at 7:44pm
He gave it to me.
LoPixie Artful Comment by LoPixie Artful on May 31, 2010 at 8:44pm
but mister tenk, sir… one simply cannot go about eating people!… or criminal bunnies!… do excuse my impudence, rather…
Mr. Tenk Comment by Mr. Tenk on May 31, 2010 at 9:53pm
its mine. he gave it to me. what business is it of yours what i do with my personal property?
LoPixie Artful Comment by LoPixie Artful on May 31, 2010 at 10:00pm
well… i didn’t see you asking nicely if you could please have his leg, rather!
i thought you were awfully impolite, leaving your sharp surgical instruments lying about the place for anyone to trip over…
Skyler ‘Artful Dodger’ Gant Comment by Skyler ‘Artful Dodger’ Gant on May 31, 2010 at 10:31pm
You cut off his leg you stupid troll! How is that him giving it to you?
Mr. Tenk Comment by Mr. Tenk on May 31, 2010 at 10:45pm
he put it out of the bars and onto the table without force.
Ceejay Writer Comment by Ceejay Writer on May 31, 2010 at 10:53pm
He burnt down my factory, deliberately, and without any grudge against me. Why? I was still recovering from the Grendel Incident on my cafe. And still trying to cope with my lack of insurance coverage due to a paperwork backlog in quoting me rates.
So remind me why I should be sympathetic to a bunny with a rampant urge to see the sky light up.
I wish to consult with a lawyer.
Blackberry Harvey Comment by Blackberry Harvey on May 31, 2010 at 10:57pm
I don’t think he did it.
Ceejay Writer Comment by Ceejay Writer on May 31, 2010 at 11:02pm
If he didn’t do it, tell me who did, Blackberrry? I’d like to give my legal help accurate information.
Skyler ‘Artful Dodger’ Gant Comment by Skyler ‘Artful Dodger’ Gant on June 1, 2010 at 12:11am
He did do decent work. Bombs needed to be smaller though…and the explosion more fiercer. Why take out one building with one blast, when you can take out THREE with one EXPLOSION?! Hmm?
Comment by Blackberry Harvey on June 1, 2010 at 1:32am
I don’t know yet, Ceejay, but I hope to find out.
Ryne Beck Comment by Ryne Beck on June 24, 2010 at 6:42am
((The doc is landing at Clockhaven soon and I’m sure he’d be supportive of any Scamps & Urchins looking to have their voice heard…))
Myrtil Comment by Myrtil on June 24, 2010 at 8:44am
The doc should join the BURP group then!!!! (Babbage Urchin Revolutionary Protest group)