Dickensing around

December 5th, 2013, 10:42 am

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Reply TheCatMolloy, December 5th, 2013, 11:03 am

So I figure if I'm doing updates on a catch-as-catch-can basis, they may as well be Neko the Kitty updates.

We're sticking with Cosmo the Quote Bunny for the vote incentives though.

Keno's monologue is a misquote from 'A Christmas Carol' by Charles Dickens. It's been edited for length (and it's 'passengers' instead of 'travellers' in some versions). The full quote runs 'I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round -- apart from the veneration due to its sacred name and origin, if anything belonging to it can be apart from that -- as a good time: a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time: the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow-travellers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys."

I think I posted the same quote in the blog a year ago (or thereabouts) but it wasn't in the comic, so nerr.

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Reply GabrielsThoughts, December 5th, 2013, 12:27 pm

I've never actually read dickens. But, it occurs to me that every one of the television series and movies based on his works that I've seen were awful in more ways than one. I have a particular dislike for A Christmas Carol, as chances are I have seen it portrayed more than a thousand times. The best version in my estimation is the one with Bill Murray as scrooge, and that was the first one I ever saw.

Dickens books always seem to rely on an appeal to pity, and when I say books, I genuinely mean miniseries and movie adaptations. In fact, I have no desire to pick up an actual dickens novel because some great hollywood writers have already done the job for me a dozen times each.

I can use the rashomon technique to piece together what happened in A Christmas Carol, Oliver Twist, and Copperfield, and those are the entertaining ones. The others are about misery, ridicule, and humiliation. Not to mention the solution to every problem is magic, luck, and being coincidentally born into a wealthy family. To be honest, I can't believe people still genuinely find that concept so entertaining upon reaching adulthood that they teach it to their children. But, to each their own. Ha ha ha I made a funny, because I was reinforcing the status quo. We should exclude those who are different unless they are of noble birth and woeful continence. Because then they're totally one of "us."

Reply Saskyou, December 5th, 2013, 1:48 pm

Erm... Excuse me... but... erm... I'm really sorry, just... umm... let me... just a little...
*looks to the left*
*looks to the right*
*darts out the door*
*peaks in the room sheepishly*
Alaister, you are cute still.

Reply Juan (Guest), December 5th, 2013, 8:20 pm

Welcome back! It's good to see Neko and Keno again, though I hope you'll still do some with the "real" cats occasionally.

I do _try_ to be like Keno, but quite often end up more like Neko, especially when stuck in traffic.

Reply GDA (Guest), December 6th, 2013, 8:14 am

YAY a Neko/Keno!
I miss that charismatic kitty already.

Reply VictorB, December 7th, 2013, 7:42 pm

Ah the puns I do quite enjoy A Christmas Carol, having seen it only in movie form.I enjoy the Charisma that Jim Carey has put in his adaptation of it. I also wonder, when people take years to write a book, how long did Dickens take to write this one?

Furthermore, I enjoy your adaptation of puns. Using Dickens' text, condensed, with the flavor of fat, stinky people to the mix as one insane scientist's attempt of a recipe to further the human species by reducing it's ability to expire, yet pleasantly palpable.

Henceforth I would like to share, in my turn, the joy and mixed emotions of enjoying a good Understudy with Alister as well as rejoicing to see our fairly fearless furry feline friends once more.

Nevermore shall I talk this much as a wine tasting douche hahahaha You just got me in the mood with he Dickens.

Reply opinion (Guest), December 10th, 2013, 6:25 am

well there you go, one of the undisputed greats of english literature, but no, if it doesnt entertain Gabriels Thoughts then i suppose it must be just so much hot air... can we have a go at shakespear next?

Reply GabrielsThoughts, December 10th, 2013, 8:24 pm

Ferdinand the bull was written in a single afternoon. I say, once you have the base work completed it takes no time at all to write a story. After that, it's all marketing. We all know that can be taught.

Reply Nikkorisan (Guest), December 12th, 2013, 5:10 am

He could save real cat comic days for saturday (ie., caturday for those not fluent in cat memes, tho if you're reading this comic, you probably already know X3), and then normal neko updates during the monday-frieday timeframe :3

Reply Agen (Guest), December 16th, 2013, 12:34 pm

My deep apologizes for posting on here, but But have posted some sad news on my DA account:

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