TamarYasdnil

TamarYasdnil

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1 day ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'The Amazin... · 0 replies · +7 points

The obligatory Sole Survivor tells the story, of course.

1 day ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'The Amazin... · 1 reply · +13 points

Portraits of our favorite band of rats, by AdiFitri, may be found at: http://adidraws.tumblr.com/post/110431892607/the-...

1 day ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'The Amazin... · 0 replies · +3 points

Also, weren't some of the traps really old? The live-catch traps were newer?

4 days ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'The Amazin... · 0 replies · +9 points

I associated the name with the weird-flavored jellybeans that were produced as a spinoff product from those Other Books that were popular, by JKR. Since at least at first they weren't marked and came mixed in with ordinary ones that were lookalikes (the _package_ was marked), eating them involved some risk. (One of the originals was Sardine, which has been replaced with 'dried fish'.)

4 days ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'The Amazin... · 6 replies · +10 points

The rat-catchers need to keep their jobs as rat-catchers because they need a continuing supply of rats. So they fake a rat-caused famine, which is easy: They can get into the storage rooms as part of their job, demand to work without supervision because of Guild Secrets, haul out any food they steal by hiding it in their sacks of Guild-secret tools, and show off the tails of any rats they trap as proof of their effectiveness. This also means they continue to get paid for doing very little real work, and they get to eat all they want.

4 days ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'The Amazin... · 0 replies · +1 points

It was actually advised (in the 80s and 90s, I think) to find out what myth you were living and use it as a pattern to follow (or, in some cases, to change from). There were books and are websites about Finding Your Personal Myth, the Hero's Journey, and so on. Backlash is The Myth of Finding Your Purpose.

4 days ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'The Amazin... · 0 replies · +1 points

Finally somebody notices! Yes, q'Negntana!

6 days ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'The Amazin... · 0 replies · +14 points

The keekee that was in the box trap had eaten part of another rat that had also been in the trap. Hamnpork said that was very sensible. He isn't against cannibalism per se, so it has to have been the terror, or possibly how many rats were involved, or simply that they weren't in traps, they were in cages, which is different. Being caught in a trap is more or less an accident, but being put in a cage without food is deliberate.

1 week ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'The Amazin... · 0 replies · +18 points

Jacko is not being over-hyped. In 1823 a rat-killing dog killed 100 rats in five minutes.
For those who want to see the engraving, it's on pinterest: https://i.pinimg.com/736x/d0/7a/9e/d07a9e00547ce4...

1 week ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'The Amazin... · 0 replies · +5 points

In mine (USA hardcover first edition), Darktan is the first to use "her" for the keekee when he says he found her. Then Dangerous Beans uses "her" when he is translating what she smelled. Then Peaches makes the switch from "it" to "her" while arguing with Hamnpork. Then Dangerous Beans uses "it" when he is talking to Hamnpork.