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"Breaking Cat News" has it right!

dernwyn
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Jul 3, 1:22pm

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"Breaking Cat News" has it right! Can't Post

This week, in response to the Woman bringing home a "baby Yoda" for the Children, the cats in this comic have been showing which "fandoms" they belong to. Today's comic says it the best:

https://www.gocomics.com/...-cat-news/2020/07/03

(Does anyone here remember the Go Go Gandalf buttons from the '60s?)


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"I desired dragons with a profound desire"


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jul 3, 4:27pm

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No No Go Go Gandalf [In reply to] Can't Post

I don't remember that; but then again, LotR wasn't real to me until January 1971 ;)

That argument sounds SO FAMILIAR! I think I've been on one side of that debate more than once ;)


Speaking of wasn't real, I was standing in line at Goodwill last week, and the woman in front of me was chatting merrily with the cashier as they went through her frames/pics, pillows, lamp, room items. Then the city of Minas Tirith keepsake collectible was held up. *LASER EYE FIX*

"Oh, that's nice!" says the cashier.

"Yeah. I'm setting up my son's room, and this looked like fun."

"That's Minas Tirith," butts in gramma.

"What?" in unison

"Minas Tirith of Gondor. From The Lord of the Rings."

"Oh." returns to convo. "Look, it even opens up!"


*sigh*

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We have been there and back again.



“Courage is not having the strength to go on; it is going on when you don't have the strength." – Theodore Roosevelt

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Ataahua
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Jul 3, 7:56pm

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Good on you for trying, gramma. Hopefully her son has a better idea of what it is!

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauron’s master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


Fantasy novel - The Arcanist's Tattoo

My LOTR fan-fiction


dernwyn
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Jul 3, 8:52pm

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Yes, I hope her son geeked out when he saw it! Laugh

I once had a '60s "Frodo Lives" button, but it got lost, long ago...Unsure


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"I desired dragons with a profound desire"


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jul 3, 11:40pm

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Now [In reply to] Can't Post

Frodo lives is one I have, and Gandalf for President. And What are you Tolkien about?

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We have been there and back again.



“Courage is not having the strength to go on; it is going on when you don't have the strength." – Theodore Roosevelt

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CuriousG
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Jul 4, 1:19am

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Pearls before swine! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


CuriousG
Half-elven


Jul 4, 1:29am

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Tolkien fandom [In reply to] Can't Post

One thing I notice on TORN and elsewhere is there isn't the same discussion of Tolkien characters as there is in other franchise fandoms. Yes, Gandalf rules! But what I see elsewhere are assertions like:

Fan A: "Spock was the only decent character in Star Trek. The rest were losers."
Fan B: "No, Scottie was the only decent character, and everyone else was [expletive]."

Or substitute Star Wars, Game of Thrones, The Expanse, whatever fandom. My point is: Tolkien fans nearly always have a favorite, but they don't tend to be dismissive of the rest as if they were useless junk. Not sure why that is, but just something that I notice. Even cats agree with me.


Greenwood Hobbit
Tol Eressea


Jul 4, 12:27pm

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I've never seen this before - [In reply to] Can't Post

it's really cute!


dernwyn
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Jul 4, 1:29pm

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I once thought it was a local newspaper cartoon [In reply to] Can't Post

Just in the New England area (the cartoonist is from neighboring Rhode Island, and occasionally some venue from there is mentioned). But ElanorTX (from Texas, of course!) also likes the comic, so it must be a nationwide distribution.

It's definitely for cat-lovers! Laugh


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"I desired dragons with a profound desire"


dernwyn
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Jul 4, 4:08pm

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Interesting observation. [In reply to] Can't Post

And I haven't been able to think of any instance where other characters in his works are dissed, either! Discussed and evaluated, but not outright disparaged.

Maybe it's the type of people who appreciate Tolkien?


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"I desired dragons with a profound desire"


CuriousG
Half-elven


Jul 4, 5:01pm

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My thoughts exactly: [In reply to] Can't Post


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Greenwood Hobbit
Tol Eressea


Jul 4, 8:02pm

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Yes, it's fun - [In reply to] Can't Post

it hasn't made it across the Pond as far as I know. I confess to having a soft spot for NZ's 'Footrot Flats' (more dog-centric) and have about a dozen of the books, having been introduced to them by a sheep-shearer in Scotland back in the 80s.


Starling
Half-elven


Jul 4, 9:11pm

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So that makes you [In reply to] Can't Post

pretty much a Kiwi. Cool
Official Footrot Flats website






Greenwood Hobbit
Tol Eressea


Jul 4, 10:03pm

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I hadn't looked at it before! Footrot Flats is nearly as old as my daughter... wow. The family has a border collie now - close enough to The Dog! - so they might enjoy the cartoons afresh. I must dig the books out.


Ataahua
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Jul 4, 11:26pm

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The top strip [In reply to] Can't Post

here is one of my favorites from Footrot Flats: https://www.facebook.com/.../?type=1&theater

Cool

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauron’s master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


Fantasy novel - The Arcanist's Tattoo

My LOTR fan-fiction


Starling
Half-elven


Jul 5, 12:37am

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Love it! [In reply to] Can't Post

Some friends of mine had a cat called Horse. It lived up to its namesake I think. They lived near wetlands, and Horse would drag live eels out of the creek and bring them home, depositing them on the kitchen floor.




Starling
Half-elven


Jul 5, 12:41am

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Definitely a classic [In reply to] Can't Post

I was just thinking the photo of Murray Ball with the two dogs I attached to my previous post looks like it needs a caption!




dernwyn
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Jul 5, 2:31am

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I'd never seen that before! [In reply to] Can't Post

Thanks for the link!

Hm, I get the feeling there's a lot of sheep in New Zealand...Laugh


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"I desired dragons with a profound desire"


Greenwood Hobbit
Tol Eressea


Jul 5, 8:58am

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Oh bless...! [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Greenwood Hobbit
Tol Eressea


Jul 5, 9:00am

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Live eels? Yergh... [In reply to] Can't Post

 

 
 

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