Oh my word, Silmarillion jokes. I’m dying here. I love it.
Burt’s getting snarky!
He’s got a future as a politician.
I was thinking “Mag” was short for “Magazine.” Turns out it’s “Magnet.”
Look out Mags. I think somebody is trying to take over your throne! Either that or my meds are making me wonkier than I’d anticipated.
The Trash Pandas have a long and complicated history. But I am dismayed that the ‘possums went to war. They’re the most laid back of the urban wild beasties.
Oh, this is no where, and I do mean NO WHERE, near as rough as the opening to Silmarillian. That thing is King James rough until you get into the "Of"s.
Burt’s crawls today had me laughing out loud! He and Agnes make a great pair.
This interview is doomed.
OT: didn’t get to read yesterday’s comments till now, and if you will bear with me, I’d like to say this: there were some trolls (or maybe just newcomers?) who stated their dislike that requests for financial assistance are posted in a comics comment section. I would like to thank those who took the time to point out to any newcomers that the BCN comments section is different from all others in that we feel we are part of an “ohana” (family in Hawaiian), and when you are part of an ohana, you share things of a personal nature (good news, bad news, requests for financial or emotional support). I personally thank Georgia and all Orbsters for creating this wonderful BCN comments section where I know I will always find kindness and acceptance. It is an honor to be a part of the BCN orb.
~ falls over laughing ~
OT (Off-Topic and not about the strip): For those who know me.
I’d love to hear the possum side of things.
John Ronald never mentioned this during his recent biopic. The Lord of the Racoons. Watch out for Gollum.
So, the raccoons love to talk trash!
Hey, Natasha’s getting tired holding that hammer up. Fast forward to the good bits.
I love Burt’s sense of silent humour.
While Puck might approach this from the raccoon interest angle, Agnes needs to make her name as an incisive news mouse. Don’t let Gutter take control of the interview here.
The toughest part in the raccoon vs opossum wars was that the opossums played dead only to get up and attack the raccoons from behind when they weren’t looking.
I knew someone who had a pet rat, and told me that of all rodents, rats were the best pet. She said they were smart, and clean.
Me: “Clean? They’re always in the trash!”
Her: “Who makes the trash?”
Less Silmarillion… Brilliant!
Nerd cats! Love the intellectual bent this has taken.
The Crawl along the bottom is hilarious!
By the way, I think the Silmarillion is a brilliant book.
To the Orb from the King and I: Through trials and tribulations and sometimes trolls, we are still Something Wonderful
This is a story of three funny cats
Their view of the world is wise
This is a story of them and their friends
Who sometimes will bring a surprise
This is a story of those readers who care,
And will always be there!
The Orb won’t always say
What you would have us say
Sometimes we will do,
We share our thoughts and dreams
Some don’t come true
You know we will all be there
And that’s enough for you.
Sometimes we can be wrong,
But still we get along
And when we’re standing strong,
It is Wonderful!
Orb friends all need your love
And you will get our love,
The story of our love
I love the Silmarillion references! I agree with Natasha and Agnes, though, let’s please cut to the chase; what we want to know is what happened to Goldie’s people, and to see if there is any possible justification for their abandonment of her.
As I type this, Yum Yum is meatloafed on the back of my seat, staring disgustedly out at the snow and muttering rude things under her breath.
They convey rubbish across the Styx to the Lord of the Dump.
Authors often say their characters will surprise them, sometimes refusing to do what the author wants and going off in a new direction (causing problems with the plot/idea/outline.) Georgia’s characters are so believable, multi-layered and 3-dimensional – I wonder if they surprise her at times with the things they come up with. Thank you so much, Georgia, for letting us into this rich and satisfying world! Realzies!
Princess Magnet? How does she work?
I am loving this exclusive interview so far.
I love Burt’s crawl in the center panel!
The Good Boys lack of screen time recently, makes me suspicious they are holding out during a tough contract negotitation effort.
This reminds me of the Woman’s comment one time when I was trying to help the Boy with his math homework:
“If he asked you what time it was, you’d tell him about the history of clock-making.”
THE ORB ROCKS! I so wish we could use emojis!
Again, he reminds me of ‘The Collector’ from Mad Max Thunderdome. I remember him explaining how pig waste was used to create methane fuel…
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of trash, it was the age of recycling, it was the epoch of Possum wars, it was the epoch of the great peace, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the Spring of Princess Magnet, it was the winter of King Boot, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to the Rainbow Bridge, we were all going direct the other way – in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.” *
*Excerpts from Tale Of Two Kitties, Sir Fluffmaster Paws Cat III
I’m happy to report that the truce established after Raccoon/Opossum Wars continues to thrive in my backyard. Representatives from both sides happily help themselves to the outdoor cat food bowls and water. Apparently, the terms included “never occupy the back porch at the same time”. Meanwhile, the outdoor cats glare from a safe distance during those incursions.
Bert’s chyron’s get better each week!
I’m inclined to think that the raccoons’ saga could rival Our IX Lives for plot intricacies!
Georgia, will there be a new strip called “Beyond the Wall”, featuring the creatures of the wild?
Raccoons may be faster, but possums have teeth like a Pennywise shark and claws out of nightmares. Not a war raccoons should fight.
“Garbage guides. Refuse ferrymen.” The words “guides” and “refuse” can be either nouns or verbs. “Refuse ferrymen? But there’s no bridge! How can I get across the river?”
The vile raccoon doesn’t want to answer anything. He instead chooses to glorify his vile nature. They undoubtedly started the war with the possums, largely massacring the possums and then claiming their the innocents of the war.
OT and sorry if this has been asked and answered a dozen times already but has there been any discussions about the 2020 BCN calendar? I keep looking on Amazon and haven’t found anything (yet I hope).
Bah ha ha ha ha ha ha!
That last panel got me laughing out loud and looks at the coffee shop I’m at. Especially the Hoarders banner
Will the tale the warrior tells explain the eye patch? Were Orcs involved?
This strip is dedicated to all the people I know who really do go through the trash/recycle, find things and fix them up and sell them.
It’s currently looking like I will have to wait until next Thursday to get my new chair put together.
Meanwhile, spending most of my time lying in bed has definitely been helping with the pain.
Video games made me a big fan of high fantasy because high fantasy takes us to fictional worlds with cultures and civilizations, languages, history..etc even though they’re inspired by real world especially medieval Europe. Too bad the best high fantasy TV show was regrettably marred by sex, violence and profanity. Thanks goodness it’s over now. I would like to see more high fantasy TV shows. Movies are not enough for fantasy worlds.
Where did Shirins post go? Did something happen I don’t know about?
OT (Off-Topic and not about the strip): Gino update / good news
So good to hear that Gino will be fine, give him a hug from me!
Good grief Burt, have you been listening in from our barn on my commentary about our inherited farmhouse project? I have actually uttered the words “this weekend on hoarders”… I have scared up a few raccoons in the basement (one group figured out how to use the pull string on the lightbulb), ran into one in the attic, and must’ve run into a possum patrol scouting out the back porch. Now if we could only convince the beady eyed fuzzies and the eight-legged monstrosities to help us finish carrying the rest of the crap out of the house, we might be getting somewhere. 5 1/2 tons of trash out, and counting.
And now there’s an untethered quote rattling around in brain, searching for its source…“A carefully curated collection of crap!” Where the heck did I hear/read this?!?
“Less Silmarillion, more Spark Notes” is GOLD… Man, I love this comic.
February 26, 2016