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Doc Rat: Be True to Yourself

Flopsy Jaegermond was not ashamed of being a wolf who loved a rabbit. He honored his heart, and look what it got him!

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Jun. 17th, 2010 09:40 pm (UTC)
Is "Hell's balls" a common Aussie exclamation?
Jun. 18th, 2010 02:53 am (UTC)
No, but I think "Hell's bells" is...

Jun. 18th, 2010 11:44 am (UTC)
mmm I would have thought "STREWTH!" more ladylike from Dani...
YMMV of course. Ahhh the NOBLE wolf.
Jun. 18th, 2010 01:18 pm (UTC)
Uch, how did I misread it the first time.
Jun. 18th, 2010 02:05 pm (UTC)
Haha! The Japanese have an expression, 猿も木から落ちる。Saru mo ki kara ochiru (even a monkey can fall out of a tree.) Used when an expert makes a mistake in his field...

Edited at 2010-06-18 02:06 pm (UTC)
Apr. 18th, 2011 02:22 am (UTC)
With an extra "e" it could be "Hades ladies" -- but the exclamation can be heard even in the US.

Now, almost a year (real-time) after the Bungaree, Flopsy is in serious medical trouble.

I wonder if you'd be inclined to participate in a Doc Rat forum -- or know of one already in existence.

Best wishes!

===|==============/ Level Head
Apr. 18th, 2011 06:18 am (UTC)
Don't know of one, but if we can find one I'll be there. If there's nothing else, I have a potential location.
Apr. 18th, 2011 06:24 am (UTC)
I was thinking of "TalkAboutComics.com" -- there's lots of traffic there now, and they have a place for comics not hosted by one of the services they're connected with. Many of the comics I enjoy -- you too, apparently -- already have forums there.

I've got a note in to Jenner. He just set up a Facebook account this weekend, but that seems to be an awkward format for serious discussion of the work. It's also under his real name, which he'd not used with the comic before for professional reasons.

===|==============/ Level Head
Apr. 18th, 2011 06:25 am (UTC)
Which forum did you have in mind?

===|==============/ Level Head
Apr. 18th, 2011 07:45 pm (UTC)
TAC has been having some problems of late - I don't know how stable they are. A whole raft of comics just migrated from there to a new forum of their own making. A possibility is here: There is a section under "Commons" which has threads for a large number of strips that people follow.

I'm open to all possibilities.

Apr. 18th, 2011 07:58 pm (UTC)
Hmm. Seems rather sparse at this point.

I've not been active in forums for years, but would like to see Doc Rat be given a place for active discussion -- you and I both have great appreciation for it, and there are many others.

I just heard back from the Doc; he's given permission, though probably won't have much time to participate.

===|==============/ Level Head
Apr. 19th, 2011 11:14 am (UTC)
TAC is not terribly busy -- about a dozen people on in the middle of the night -- but there are a few comics there I'm familiar with, including some forumgoers I know to be Doc Rat fans.

They don't get much in the way of new requests, it seems -- so the action is somewhere else.

The "Other Comics" on RHJunior's forum I've looked in on in the past few days -- it has good discussions of some strips (Original Life is 200+ pages of forum messages), but only the occasional mention of Doc Rat.

The image66amarillo.com seems to be pretty thin. (I have somewhat impaired vision, and first read it as "images of Camarillo" which is a town close by.)

I, too, am open to suggestions. Ideally, this would be a place where many readers of the comic already congregate for other forums. Jenner will put a link to the forum on his site, so finding it won't be a big issue.

It's odd -- Flopsy's medical situation (so far) happened to me a few years ago, and I feel a certain urgency in getting things going. Silly, no?


We last saw Ben gently advise her
But we departed that scene none the wiser
Danni's past's still concealed
There's no truths yet revealed
And we left her to grind an incisor...

Flopsy's nightmare has turned into crisis
Diagnosis will help to advise us
He is fighting for breath
(And this story has death)
So in what way will Jenner surprise us?

===|==============/ Level Head
Apr. 19th, 2011 02:55 pm (UTC)
Nice verse!

OK, let's see what can be done at TAC. I'm not sure what the process is to create a forum, does Jenner have to make the request himself? Once the thing is up and running, I'll spread the word among my circle of comic-fan buddies.

>[Jenner] just set up a Facebook account this weekend
How can I find that account? I'd like to connect with him there.
Apr. 19th, 2011 04:31 pm (UTC)
Thank you. I'll set it up.

===|==============/ Level Head
Apr. 20th, 2011 12:30 am (UTC)
I've just discovered that significant activity moved this month from TAC to CrossTimeCafe.com -- which has many old friends.

That would be a happier home, I think, for Jenner's discussion. As you suggested above, TAC has been having a number of issues recently. And past the technical bit, there were allusions to discontinuing the free service. That seems likely to be annoying to forumgoers in the future.

The CTC folks are (collectively) a known entity, and perhaps Jenner's doings can help make the new site more visible.

There was a lot of history on TAC. A pity.

===|==============/ Level Head
Apr. 20th, 2011 12:59 am (UTC)
I was actually going to suggest the CTC, but wasn't sure if you were familiar with that gang. I agree that it would be an awesome home, even though Jenner is not directly tied to the CTC world. You're spearheading this effort, and I bow to your best inspirations. If there's anything I can do to be of service, please be sure to let me know.
Apr. 20th, 2011 01:14 am (UTC)
I am indeed. I've been a fan of Freefall and 21CF for years, and the icon you see has Dr. Jenny Curtis in the background. (That image is a snippet of this one of the Noble Webcomic Females. My beard is grayer these days.)

I take the stories fairly seriously, so the out-of-character and out-of-canon aspects of CTC don't work quite as well for me. I don't mind the fun, though.

I genuinely like the characters, with a special fondness for Florence Ambrose -- the "Tale of the Loyal Samurai" was a key moment in her character exposition, and I have lived that story long ago.

Scott still has the Poetry Corner on his 21CF site with my old dabblings. Speaking of which ... this occurred to me a few days ago:

There's a civilized gulf twixt the now-married wolf and the habits he'd had before
But this is not in millennia and he fears that any of his urges might might make a blind score
He's no meat-deplorer, but his look of horror on seeing his children's faces
Reminds him of his history. Are their new mysteries rising to prominent places?

===|==============/ Level Head
Apr. 20th, 2011 01:24 am (UTC)
And from this strip:

The Jaegermond clan had decreased
Until (with a "mild" thumpin') that ceased
Still Jaz did astound
(Now, they've got ultrasound)
By her "anuvver four" babies "at least"!

Don't they have a good grasp on amount?
Wouldn't Doc Rat have given a count?
Still the largess of bunny
Won't strike Flopsy as funny
For now "good husband" efforts must mount.

And he'll add a new wing, or new floor
Just to keep up the space for the score
As his efforts redouble
To keep tribe out of trouble
He's almost his own wolf at the door.
Apr. 21st, 2011 05:06 pm (UTC)
The CTC forum is up and running.


The forum is not linked in yet on Jenner's strip. I may have missed his chance this week -- he does his Doc Rat work on Wednesdays, which are about 3/4 day ahead of me in the States.

===|==============/ Level Head


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