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An affront to all New Zealanders

Starling
Half-elven


Sep 13 2013, 5:50am

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An affront to all New Zealanders Can't Post

This really is outrageous!
How could anyone think that the kakapo is anything less than stunningly beautiful?
And if I was a blobfish, I would have every right to be very cross indeed.Mad

Stomps off to write a strongly worded letter to someone somewhere...Laugh


Kelvarhin
Half-elven


Sep 13 2013, 6:17am

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Huh??? [In reply to] Can't Post

How on earth can they call that beautiful parrot ugly???

And over 2,000 people on their site think it's cute-az Cool Laugh

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Starling
Half-elven


Sep 13 2013, 6:24am

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Not only is it upsetting for the kakapo, [In reply to] Can't Post

I am also worried about the self-esteem of the blobfish.
Maybe we could set up a support group.


Kelvarhin
Half-elven


Sep 13 2013, 6:27am

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What would we call it? [In reply to] Can't Post

Support-a-Blob
BlobsRUs
Blobs R Friends (not food)

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Starling
Half-elven


Sep 13 2013, 7:16am

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I like Support-a-Blob [In reply to] Can't Post

And even though Migaloo isn't exactly a fish, I think I will approach him and ask if he will be our patron. He will understand the trials and tribulations of those 'different' creatures out there.
Come to think of it, maybe Gollum would like to join. I'm sure it would be okay to broaden the membership.


Kelvarhin
Half-elven


Sep 13 2013, 7:32am

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We could make t-shirts [In reply to] Can't Post

That'd get people in Cool

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Starling
Half-elven


Sep 13 2013, 8:06am

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Good idea [In reply to] Can't Post

And I reckon a framed blobfish cross stitch design would look very nice on my lounge wall.


Kelvarhin
Half-elven


Sep 13 2013, 8:18am

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Do you want me [In reply to] Can't Post

to make and send you the design?

Don't have time to make it myself at the moment Frown

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One by one they faded, and fell into shadow...

One book to rule them all
One book to find them
One book to bring them all
And in TORn bind them
In the land of TORnadoes...where the brilliant play



Starling
Half-elven


Sep 13 2013, 8:24am

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No, no [In reply to] Can't Post

I shall wait until you have plenty of time to do it justice. Cool


DanielLB
Immortal


Sep 13 2013, 8:35am

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T-shirts are on their way! [In reply to] Can't Post



Sly



(This post was edited by Silverlode on Sep 13 2013, 8:56am)


Starling
Half-elven


Sep 13 2013, 8:43am

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Brilliant [In reply to] Can't Post

They will go like hotcakes! Laugh


Kelvarhin
Half-elven


Sep 13 2013, 9:00am

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

That'll definitely get people in Cool

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One by one they faded, and fell into shadow...

One book to rule them all
One book to find them
One book to bring them all
And in TORn bind them
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Lissuin
Tol Eressea


Sep 13 2013, 2:40pm

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Ugly?! [In reply to] Can't Post

Whatchu talkin about?!MadPirate




Eruonen
Tol Eressea


Sep 13 2013, 3:12pm

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And I though Squidward was a "squid or octopus" [In reply to] Can't Post

http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/...uidward_Design_2.jpg

I see he has blobfish ancestry.

This blob fish face is kinda of pissed off at being caught:
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/...VY/s400/Vb281901.jpg

Looks like a frog.

Grumpy old man
http://www.google.com/...amp;ved=0CLoBEP4dMA4


(This post was edited by Eruonen on Sep 13 2013, 3:15pm)


Lily Fairbairn
Half-elven


Sep 13 2013, 3:24pm

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The blobfish... [In reply to] Can't Post

...looks like a cross between Jabba the Hutt and the cartoon character Ziggy. It's so ugly it's appealing. But how could anyone think the kakapo was ugly?




Semper Fi
Rohan


Sep 13 2013, 5:09pm

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he's beautiful but his name kaka-po(o) [In reply to] Can't Post

is not. Laugh

I mean, I'm sure it isn't supposed to mean kaka or poo but, yeah, you can't accomodate all languages. Tongue

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Starling
Half-elven


Sep 13 2013, 8:10pm

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Kakapo [In reply to] Can't Post

literally means 'parrot of the night' in Maori.
It's a beautiful name, in a beautiful language.


Semper Fi
Rohan


Sep 13 2013, 10:29pm

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Yes in Maori [In reply to] Can't Post

Not so much in English. Maybe that's where "ugly parrot" bias comes from? The bird's super fine though.

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Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Sep 13 2013, 10:33pm

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I totally don't get that. [In reply to] Can't Post

The kakapo is a big, clumsy clown. What's not to love?

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

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauronís 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.


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Ethel Duath
Valinor


Sep 13 2013, 10:45pm

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But . . . "What About Blob?" [In reply to] Can't Post

Guess they'll both need some professional help, although poor Mr. Blob looks like he would never be able to manage more than Baby Stepes."

(If you haven't seen the movie: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103241/ )

And I think the parrot is cute! What an odd voting result.

I propose a new one here on the Pollantir!


elaen32
Gondor


Sep 13 2013, 11:21pm

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I agree Starling [In reply to] Can't Post

I think the kakapos are great and when you get close, their plumage is such a beautiful iridescent green. How anybody could say he's ugly I don't knowMad Some people are just strange!Crazy


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Patty
Immortal


Sep 14 2013, 12:46am

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That kakapo is adorable... [In reply to] Can't Post

the blobfish, is exceedingly ugly indeed. No amount of hugging could make it feel better about itself. Good thing it's very attractive--to another blobfish. And that's all that counts.

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Eruwestial37
Rohan

Sep 14 2013, 4:55am

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I love the Kakapo! [In reply to] Can't Post

From the first time I saw its pictures in Last Chance to See, I have wished to see one. I have parrots of my own and I think Kakapos are just as lovely as they are. I wish them well in their fight against extinction.

 
 

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