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 Post subject: Re: Dumb Questions
PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 1:36 pm GMT 
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I've got a question!

Why is that all of the characters' scleras are tinted the same color as their irises? Stylistic choice? Genetic mutation? Because it looks damn cool*?



*It looks wicked cool

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 Post subject: Re: Dumb Questions
PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 5:25 pm GMT 
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Faebee wrote:
I've got a question!

Why is that all of the characters' scleras are tinted the same color as their irises? Stylistic choice? Genetic mutation? Because it looks damn cool*?



*It looks wicked cool



Wild guessing...but maybe 'cause in actual cats the whole of their eyes is coloured but it's look weird on anthropomorphised cats so she compromised?

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 Post subject: Re: Dumb Questions
PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 5:28 pm GMT 
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I never really thought of that before, but I'm siding with Fedora. It would probably look odd as actual cat eyes.

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 Post subject: Re: Dumb Questions
PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 6:51 pm GMT 
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just a small question...

The markings around the mouth (on zib and viktor)... does this represent the presence of facial hair on their human parallels??? Or just a coincidence that both have the markings and the facial hair?

Would that mean that Atlas also has a beard/mustache/a kind of facial hair???

Just wondering, I've never seen Atlas' human equivalent.

Thanks!

edit: I just thought...if these characters had the same markings as kittens/children, I guess this would make no sense....everybody loves a bearded 5-year-old.


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 Post subject: Re: Dumb Questions
PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 7:23 am GMT 
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I have another (dumb-ish) language question. What is Viktor saying in the third-from-the-bottom panel of the most recent preview comic? (I assume the language is Slovak?) It's the comic where he and Mordecai have their fight over symmetry and end up in a cornfield.

I have always been curious about this. I'm guessing it's probably a nasty swear, but I'd still like to know! :)


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 Post subject: Re: Dumb Questions
PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 8:11 am GMT 
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Literally translated he's saying "You piece of ox! I'll kill you!"

I'm guessing 'piece of ox' can be equivocated with "horse's ass" or something similar :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Dumb Questions
PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 9:15 am GMT 
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Ummm...Sorry if this has been asked before :? ...

But does Viktor have any (living) family?...If so, are any in the US?...
Same question for Ms. Mitzi...

Also, I can't shake the feeling that the reason Viktor has a soft spot for Ivy is that she reminds him of someone he used to know...ummm...not really a question though.

Sorry if these have already been asked...I read the whole thread last night, but it was pretty late, and my brain was like "fizzz-pop!"

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Oh! I just remembered another dumb question...Were the Savoys named after the Savoy Orpheans by any chance?

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But does Viktor have any (living) family?...If so, are any in the US?...
Same question for Ms. Mitzi...


Yes to both. Mitzi's got family back in Dixie and Viktor's got family stateside he's lost contact with.

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Were the Savoys named after the Savoy Orpheans by any chance?


You could say it's a little nod to both the Savoy Orphans Band and the famous Savoy Ballroom. :)

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What is Viktor saying in the third-from-the-bottom panel of the most recent preview comic?


Faebee is correct about the translation - literally it's, "You piece of ox. I'll kill you!"...something like calling someone a son of a bitch or a horse's ass in English.
Slovakian cursing is really quite...colorful, and quite vulgar in some cases (though the same could probably be said of any culture, really). Amusingly, though, they seem to have multiple uses of the word 'ox' as an insult too. There's a lot of farmland in the region...and apparently a lot of oxen. I suppose in light of that, it makes sense.

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The markings around the mouth (on zib and viktor)... does this represent the presence of facial hair on their human parallels??? Or just a coincidence that both have the markings and the facial hair?
Would that mean that Atlas also has a beard/mustache/a kind of facial hair???


It's a sort of marking reminiscent of some of the larger cats and mid-sized members of the cat family - mountain lions and caracals for instance, from which Viktor and Zib borrow some influence.
http://www.cathaven.com/art/Caracal2.jpg

I've been using it as a sort of masculine feature because it frames the mouth in such a way that it also reminds me of facial hair...so, yes, you could say that it's roughly the equivalent. It's not the only indicator I use, though. The fur on Church's chin, for example, is deliberately shaped a bit like a pointed goatee. As for Atlas, yes, I picture his human counterpart having some close-shaven facial hair.


I realize there are some questions I missed - I'll address those as soon as I get a chance. For now, I have to run. =)


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 Post subject: Re: Dumb Questions
PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 1:23 pm GMT 
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That cat looks the suggest I have ever seen. :mrgreen: Thank you for the answers Tracy!

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 Post subject: Re: Dumb Questions
PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 2:29 pm GMT 
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Tracy wrote:
I realize there are some questions I missed - I'll address those as soon as I get a chance. For now, I have to run. =)


Ah. for a second I thought you were ignoring me :(

Aaaaanyway, I actually have one more question: What your favorite Jazz band? I've been listening to a lot of the Metamorphosis Jazz Band lately, and I'm wanting more :B


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 Post subject: Re: Dumb Questions
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Aaaaanyway, I actually have one more question: What your favorite Jazz band? I've been listening to a lot of the Metamorphosis Jazz Band lately, and I'm wanting more :B

In relation to this question, what are your favorite bands of other genres? Do you like the Beatles? And what other genres do you like?

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 Post subject: Re: Dumb Questions
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Oh, neat! Thanks for answering my questions. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Dumb Questions
PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 9:21 pm GMT 
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Thanks!!! :D


two more questions:

are you going to post a human version of atlas someday? (I'm not expecting it soon of course, your'e quite busy I'm sure. I'll probably be watching lackadaisy till it ends, so will it come before that?)

and

(this is a REALLY stupid question)

By using "lost contact" in referring to Viktor and his relatives, do you mean that he actually has no idea where they are, but might want to know? Or do you mean it as a euphemism, like he's actually severed contact with them instead?

Sorry...I'm a fan of Viktor. I just like to find out all I can about the character.

please forgive my obnoxious questioning. :oops:


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 Post subject: Re: Dumb Questions
PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2008 12:22 pm GMT 
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Umm...

Since cats are pets...but in this comic they take the place of people...

What do they have for pets?

Dogs?

Antelopes?

Human babies?


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I like the idea of human babies :3

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