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22 November 2008 @ 10:25 pm
Just to be clear: my one-eyed kitty is named after a brilliant character from Pterry's Discworld. Not Stephenie Meyers' vampire books*.

I mean, look at her:


Does that face say, "We're so happy to have you as part of our non-traditional, warm and somewhat sappy vampiric family structure!" or does it say, "I can't be having with that." I think the answer is clear.

My Esme is sassy and sharp. She bounces off of walls and countertops and windowpanes. She manages to engage the older cats, no matter how much they might moan and hiss at first (headology!). She's enchanted a brusque, outdoorsy tomcat (Ridcully!). She's by turns clumsy and clumping (hobnail boots!) and extraordinarily delicate (dealing with Tiffany Aching!). She sleeps deeply. I am sorely tempted to paint "I Aten't Dead" on a scrap of cardboard. Maybe I'll stick a wee witch's hat on her and snap a picture.

Actually, that could be adorable. Okay. You all need to be on the lookout for tiny witch's hats.

*though, to be fair, as vampires go, Meyers' Esme was lovely and sweet and kind. I liked her, and I rather liked 'Twilight.' It was gothic romance escapist fluff. If only the author had stopped there.

But in any case, that's not my kitten.
I feel: sleepysleepy
pheylanpheylan on November 23rd, 2008 04:27 am (UTC)
In my head I always cast Katharine Hepburn as Granny Weatherwas. She had the right kind of moxie. Your Esme definitely fits the mold (if a wee bit short...and furry).
Janet: books - fantasygoodnite_gracee on November 23rd, 2008 06:21 am (UTC)
If I were to guess who you named your cat after... that would have been it.

And it is refreshing to have someone admit to liking Twilight. But I haven't dared read the 4th book yet...
Annephloxyloxy on November 23rd, 2008 10:47 am (UTC)
Having only read one Pterry book, I did think you named Esme after the Cullen. And yes, I did question the decision a bit when you named her, lol.

BUT since she's not named after a Smeyer character, I now feel just a tiny bit better about your sanity.
Cattomincloset on November 23rd, 2008 02:11 pm (UTC)
I got as far as page 94 of Twilight, decided by then I ought to give half a crap about any of the characters, and promptly gave it away to some appreciative teenager. I take comfort in the thought that even if they are reading crap, at least they are reading.

I should also add that this was on my flight home from Colorado. That's right, Twilight didn't even make it as airplane reading. I think I'm just too old for that sort of thing.

Your cat would be WAY more fun on an airplane.
Dark Angel: RoseGoddesseuph0ra on November 23rd, 2008 10:15 pm (UTC)
That photo is astounding! Since I can't have you as my own personal photographer might I inquire to what kind of digital camera you have? I will eventual be in the market for one, yaknow, once I'm employed again. *lesigh*
Kel: happy!kryptoladyjoust on November 23rd, 2008 11:59 pm (UTC)
You're so sweet! I'm really not all that great a photographer; sometimes I just get lucky. That particular photo was taken with my point-and-click digital camera, a three year old Sony Cyber-shot.

I'm still learning to use my digital SLR, a Canon Rebel XT. It's gorgeous and shiny and I'm not smart enough to use it well. Not yet, anyway! :)
Dark Angel: FacePainteuph0ra on November 24th, 2008 08:38 pm (UTC)
Pshaw! You are one of the smartest women I know.

Wow, really, a point and shoot? Jeez, everytime I try to take shots of my kitties it always blurs because they are so fuzzy. I think it has trouble focusing.

Oh and as for Twilight I blame you! You're the one who started me down that thorny path! :P