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Diptych
Diptych
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11 days ago
I enjoyed this story, and got an outcome I was happy with! It had some very good descriptions of cats. With their fur so soft and their paws so nice.

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Jolanda Swan
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11 days ago
I think I will reset this one. It seems there was a way to make everyone happy but... after I had read the forum thread!

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ChangelingChilde
ChangelingChilde
Posts: 229

10 days ago
I rather like the idea that the cats and serpents are just contrary and keep trying to get what the other has. It’s certainly believable of cats.

Does anyone else remember the old story this ES was named for, by the way, or is it just me and the writer?

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DO you recall how the Hunger began?
I'm sorry, my darling, I don't think I can!
OUT past the High Wilderness and beyond
I fear I've gone Seeking, for of Him I'm fond.
--The Elfin Cannibal

Seven scars, seven chains, a soul too stained for Hell, and seven sainted candles burning at the well.

Gone to Grieve on the 17th day of the 7th month, 1897. Will be Vake-hunting next.
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Shadowcthuhlu
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9 days ago
Do you mean the ones related here?
https://www.pitt.edu/~dash/type6070b.html#wildecat

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ChangelingChilde
ChangelingChilde
Posts: 229

9 days ago
Shadowcthuhlu wrote:
Do you mean the ones related here?
https://www.pitt.edu/~dash/type6070b.html#wildecat

Yeah. I was slightly surprised that the Tabby didn’t become King of the Cats or turn out to have been the old King of the Cats.

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DO you recall how the Hunger began?
I'm sorry, my darling, I don't think I can!
OUT past the High Wilderness and beyond
I fear I've gone Seeking, for of Him I'm fond.
--The Elfin Cannibal

Seven scars, seven chains, a soul too stained for Hell, and seven sainted candles burning at the well.

Gone to Grieve on the 17th day of the 7th month, 1897. Will be Vake-hunting next.
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Arcengal
Arcengal
Posts: 196

8 days ago
I really enjoyed this one. I've been feeling low since all the IRL nastiness kicked off but this gave a moment of happiness, so thank you.

[spoiler] I chose to accept the King's gift but also managed to make everyone else happy - the kittens ended up at the court and I chose to grant the champion's wish, having (somewhat naively) taken her word at what the Prince's request was. Turns out they both wanted the same thing anyway.[/spoiler]

The ending I got for this was the second time FL has made me actually cry, the first being HOJOTOHO!, so I think I have to give it a 10/10 based on that.

Thank you again.

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AbsolxGuardian
AbsolxGuardian
Posts: 74

7 days ago
I really liked the implied explanation about why Cats in the Neath can talk that's beyond "Judgement Law was the only thing stopping them." Stone created the Neath's sapient Tigers to combat the Fingerkings, and so she also created Cats to do the same. But Cats are more like spies, while Tigers are warriors. That also explains their affinity for secrets.

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ChangelingChilde
ChangelingChilde
Posts: 229

7 days ago
Do we know why Stone is against the Fingerkings yet?

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DO you recall how the Hunger began?
I'm sorry, my darling, I don't think I can!
OUT past the High Wilderness and beyond
I fear I've gone Seeking, for of Him I'm fond.
--The Elfin Cannibal

Seven scars, seven chains, a soul too stained for Hell, and seven sainted candles burning at the well.

Gone to Grieve on the 17th day of the 7th month, 1897. Will be Vake-hunting next.
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Hattington
Hattington
Posts: 166

7 days ago
ChangelingChilde wrote:
Do we know why Stone is against the Fingerkings yet?



Don't think there's a coherent reason given, although her being half-Judgement and the whole threat of the Solonacean Conjunction i.e. the precursor to the Liberation of Night created by another Fingerking is probably part of it. I seem to remember there's some earlier lore about how the Fingerkings want to reach Stone but never can and in Seas one says it will willingly die and "meet the Skin of the Sun" in exchange for drinking some of your captain's future so you can keep the space it leaves behind in a box (which protects against sunlight when colonising Aestival.

But as far as I know, we don't really know Stone's full motivations for fighting the Fingerkings.
edited by Hattington on 4/1/2020

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Daisy MacRae
Daisy MacRae
Posts: 19

3 days ago
I loved this story, though there was one thing I wish I'd handled differently.

It was very bittersweet for me, since I have a nineteen-year-old cat. (He is much less reprehensible than the Tabby, though he has his moments, mainly where the dog is concerned.) In the end, even though the Tabby had what I felt was the best possible ending for him, I burst into tears -- and then went and picked up my cat and held him until he told me this was nice and all but that he required a lift to the kitchen table to lie in the sun.

It must be hard for Neath cats, not being able to sleep in a puddle of sunshine.

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Meradine Heidenreich
Meradine Heidenreich
Posts: 457

2 days ago
Oh, but it's kittens to cakes they all have a toasty little place somewhere on the furnaces in the Brass Embassy. And the Duchess has surely arranged a little something on Aestival, or maybe at Lamentation Lock!

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The Starveling kit
Gobbled up the bit
of cheese on my tray ..
"O Weh!"

No plant battles, please.
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