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Rats in the News [Jan. 9th, 2006|08:41 am]
Nicodemus
This morning at the coffee shop, I saw a rat story headlining the newspaper. Okay, so it was the local Berkeley Daily Planet, but still! It was about a union standoff that used one of the inflatable rats that I reported about; it was viciously slashed and left crumpled on the sidewalk. Sadly, the online version lacks the photos of the semi-deflated rat.

A cool thing is that the article notes that locals have come to like having a giant rat in their neighborhood: “People have developed a lot of affection for the rat,” Parker said. “I’ve seen parents bring their children by and lift them up so they can shake his hands. There were even carolers singing around him at Christmas.”


Also:
Rodent Panel

I was asked to host the rodent panel at FC (Less than two weeks away! Yipe!). Last year, harlequeen was kind enough to assist and provide the squirrel point of view. I hope to see him again as well as all my rodent and rodent-friendly friends!
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[User Picture]From: nevermint
2006-01-09 06:13 pm (UTC)
Question with the Rodent Panel. Would rabbits be apart of it?
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2006-01-09 07:17 pm (UTC)
Rabbits are surely welcome, though I think there's a separate panel for lapines.
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[User Picture]From: nevermint
2006-01-09 07:18 pm (UTC)
Good question, I have not seen one yet.
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[User Picture]From: tarirat
2006-01-09 11:16 pm (UTC)
Hope to see ya there, Bunster! *hugs*
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[User Picture]From: nevermint
2006-01-09 11:56 pm (UTC)
Yes! I will see you there! *hugs*
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[User Picture]From: diadexxus
2006-01-09 06:42 pm (UTC)
BTW, the offer to wear Riptooth at FC still holds :) Luphinus made him a really nice Tabard with the Skaven symbol on it :D Black and Red and silver.

Care to?

-J
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2006-01-09 07:17 pm (UTC)
Certainly! I have no idea what my at-con schedule's gonna be like, though, so we'll have to play it by ear.
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[User Picture]From: harlequeen
2006-01-09 07:22 pm (UTC)
Woe! Woe! I shall not be there. Much crying shall be had by my missing it.
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2006-01-09 08:38 pm (UTC)
Woe indeed! I shall be bummed, but carry on.
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[User Picture]From: tarirat
2006-01-09 08:06 pm (UTC)
I'll be at FC, and I'll proudly be at the Rodent Panel wit' mah rodent homies! :o)
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[User Picture]From: twigmouse
2006-01-09 08:33 pm (UTC)
I look forward to the rodent panel very much. Last year was much fun.
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2006-01-10 12:16 am (UTC)

Re: Pertinent question:

Sadly not. There was some interest but I really don't have enough time to schedule it properly and I would have to basically pay for another night at the hotel to have time to set it all up.

A shame, really. I liked the idea. If you're in the area after, though, I'd be happy to take a trip to the cheese shop for like a Monday evening thing.
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2006-01-10 12:19 am (UTC)
Yup. They have ever since... well, last year.

I'm not sure exactly what is supposed to happen at the species (or familia, I guess) panels, so I'm just bringing along various rat-related stuff. I'm hoping other rodents will show up with stuff to share about their species, too!
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