Friday, November 08, 2013

Dougal

The deadly beast emerges from his lair.

20 comments:

Ijon Tichy the Nth said...

... and he's been watching us. Slowly, and patiently, can't believe we messing up the simplest of bunchores again.

Fleetie said...

Yaaaaawwwnnnnn! MMmmm, what time is it?

Ah! Is it BunRise already?!

In just a few minutes now, the whole landscape will be bathed in Disapproval.

Auntie Jane (It is official!) said...

We are going to have to discuss the definition of emerging. Apparently, in some idiolects, it means "lurking."

Kelly Moore said...

I'm there with Jane...I'd feel a lot less unsettled if he was actually emerging and not just lurking, watching, biding his time.....

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

THAT RABBIT IS DYNAMITE!

janet2buns said...

Fleetie, it's BunLight Savings Time. It means bunnies can start disapproving of us an hour earlier. We can start to reflect on our shortcomings a little earlier too.

Fleetie said...

LOL @ Janet! Oh no!

On a completely unrelated note, I was just reflecting, in the bath, on some milestones in BunHistory.

There have, of course, been numerous Great Thinkers who have shaped and refined bunnies' understanding of the Buniverse, and the creatures around them.

For example, there was Bunwin, who initially provoked outrage among many of his bun-contemporaries, by daring to suggest, based on the evidence of his own observations, that hoomins must be very distant relatives of Bunkind. Bunwin realised that hoomins do have many anatomical features that are analogues of rabbit features. They have (albeit massive and mis-shapen) heads, with mouths (but not bunny moufs, of course), eyes, and some very poorly developed little appendages that Bunwin surmised must be primitive ears. And they have legs, and then primitive arms that cannot be used for ambulation or other propulsion, being so rudimentary.

Bunwin supposed that since hoomins also eat, they must, on the balance of things, be somehow related - however distantly - to Bunkind.

Then, building on Bunwin's theories, another great bunphilosopher, Lagophilus Polythumpus, proposed that according to his observations, hoomins do possess rudimentary signs of intelligence and language. Their incoherent grunts and utterances did often seem to be associated with the same kinds of actions.

Lagophilus even went so far as to suggest that one day, in the far future, it may be possible for BunKind to actually *talk*, or at least communicate somehow, with hoomins. But he was unsure how this might be achieved, given that hoomins' ears are incapable of any expression at all, much less actual language, and their noses are similarly paralysed and useless. So however hoomins were going to communicate, it could not be the way that bunnies communicate.

Lagophilus is now generally considered to be the Father of Hoominology.

So we know that Bunkind has a rich history of great thinkers who have advanced rabbit civilisation to the point it has reached today!

Fleetie said...

Oh, and I just realised that I forgot to brag in the previous photo's comments, that I, of course, *do* own a painting of a Disapproving Rabbit!!! Thanks to Ijon!

Right! That brag has now been done! Sorry! :-)

Rabbits' Guy said...

I saw this guy in the movie Dune.

Auntie Jane (It is official!) said...

Fleetie, I believe that Ijon's picture of Queen Cinnie and your appreciation of it will profoundly affect the ways bunnies look at humans in the future. This ability that humans have to create and love great art will undoubtedly lead to new and greater speculations. I so admire the freedom of thought/inquiry accorded to bunny thinkers. Didn't one of them once say something like, "I think, therefore I am bunny.?"

Fleetie said...

Jane : Well, we can hope. Anyway, I am very happy with my Queen Cinnamon painting!

Rabbits' Guy : Are you calling Doog a sandworm?!?!? :-O

Besides, if memory serves, don't you attract sandworms with... a Thumper?! I bet Doog could attract a sandworm or two with his Thumpers !

janet2buns said...

Auntie Jane, I have always advocated that hoomins act with the utmost deference and humility when serving out bun masters. As you say, demonstrating appreciation for Queen Cinnie will affect how bunnies view hoominkind in the future. When the BunRevolution comes, we will need all the favours we can get. The stoopidest of us will suffer immediate execution. If we're lucky, we will have a bunny to advocate on our behalf. It's not much, but it may work.

Fleetie said...

Janet and Jane, you're right that we must always respect Queen Cinnamon.

But now we also have a developing new Disapprover, Dougal.

We must remember to Respect His Disapprovaaaahhhl!

janet2buns said...

All Hail Dougall! Huzza! Huzza!

Auntie Jane (It is official!) said...

Why isn't anyone prostrating themselves before Dougal and kissing those lovely feetsies? He, uh, seems to be "waiting."

Fleetie said...

Jane,

I'll do it after you do it.

One thing, though: Are you SURE that Dougal will find you WORTHY to kiss his mighty BunPaws Of Power?

Cos if not, I wouldn't want to be in your shoes!

Auntie Jane (It is official!) said...

Fleetie, it is customary to remove one's shoes I when one is on holy ground. Goes back a long way...check out Egyptian frescos. My shoes will be at the door. I like them a lot, but I can appreciate your finding them unappealing or just your commitment to not stealing them. Whatever the case may be, I do appreciate it. Ooh, just remembered that either or both the Scorpion King's mace head or Narmer's palette shows the king's sandal bearer in miniature behind him carrying said king's sandals. And, Fleetie you've got to check into bunny hieroglyphs again. The first sign/sound in King Unas's name is represented by a bunn. It makes for a beautiful cartouche. His tomb just south of the Step Pyramid at Saqqara contains the oldest known religious texts on this planet. The walls are covered with bunnies...

almtsbb said...

Of course the walls are covered with bunnies, King Unas was just a front for the Bunny rulers.

TSRandT said...

Don't get me wrong, this is a very good-looking dude, and he's really bringing the Pretty. But I just don't get withering disdain from Doog these days. He seems too... happy? My old guinea pig Theo is more cranky than him.

What do you guys think? Is this a disapproving rabbit?

Fleetie said...

Dougal is only very young. I'd estimate he's in his late teens, or early 20s, in hoomin years.

So he has a long time yet, to grow wiser to the foolhardiness of hoomins, and of course, the righteousness of Bunnies like him.

As time passes, he will see hoomins doing stoopid things, and he will no doubt wonder why we do not really Understand Bunny Things.

Then it will become increasingly clear to him that we hoomins need a good Disapproval whenever we transgress, to keep us on the straight and narrow.