September 17th, 2007


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Discussion (16)¬

  1. dareon says:

    The giggle just sells it.

  2. Mediakill says:

    Awww…Murai’s cute when she’s crazy. (O_o Hmm…This could explain several of my ex-girlfriends…

  3. Sarah says:

    Rereading this, I’m now curious about wombat names, and how Digger knows that Helix is male. Or maybe she’s just guessing, and “he” is actually the Wombat gender-neutral pronoun?

  4. Eugene says:

    Wombat culture in general seems to be fairly gender neutral, so that might be the case.

  5. Rei says:

    Or, like many cultures around the world, certain elements in wombat names generally go to one gender or another. It’s also possible that when writing, wombats have a masculine and a feminine version of “I”, too.

  6. TekServer says:

    Oh, no; Digger used the “W” word!


  7. Vespasiana says:

    Were the rhino droppings shiny before it ate the moon as well after, or just after from the moon’s luminescence?

  8. Mad Luc says:

    I can’t be the only person who read that exchange in mony python voices…
    ‘It’s pining for the fjords!’
    Digger is, of course, John Cleese.

  9. benane says:

    Am I the only one that saw ‘fernfossil’ and immediately started coming up with conspiracy theories about that weird rock Digger picked up?

  10. Alex says:

    Does crazy Murai remind anyone else of River Tam from Firefly?

  11. Gen says:

    Well, it isn’t me; the fossilized ammonite was a critter, not a plant.

  12. Tamfang says:

    Perhaps the name has a gendered element that Digger didn’t translate. Or – to fetch a bit farther – maybe only male wombats belong to clans, and wombatesses have a parallel structure.

  13. Tindi says:

    I was kind of catching a hint of Shadowchild in the last bit, actually. And since Shadowchild in general reminds me of Gir, Murai’s crazy voice is considerably higher-pitched than her normal one. 😀

  14. werepixi says:

    I’m right there with you Alex

  15. JET73L says:

    @Alex: /Yes/. But much less serious. GIR is a good (though not perfect) comparison, and oddly, I too hear her crazy-voice as having more of a lilt to it, and her normal voice to be a serious, or even melancholy or sullen, lower tone.

  16. Lord the 22nd says:

    Mad Luc, not when I first read it, but I immediately went back and read it again to see if it worked.

    It works.