It was just the one Siamese cat, actually.

The clone has SCA sword fighting practice on Saturdays. Well, it’s actually more than just sword fighting, especially since he makes new weapons when he gets bored. (On Friday, he made a falchion, which he’d been wanting for years.)

As he was walking toward his truck yesterday morning, one of the neighbor’s cats came up to him and started twining his ankles. This was Lucy, a little Siamese.

I’m kinda proud of my clone for seeing the weird humor in this situation without me having to point it out to him. He even joked about Lucy saying, “Man, most mortal,” while she was twining and purring. (What she actually said was, “Meow, blrrrrfff.” I think that translates roughly as, “Hi, I’m a kitty, and you should pet me.”) Y’see, there was a fantasy novel in which someone with the same first name as my clone’s SCA persona was accosted by a pair of giant (tiger-sized, according to the novel) Siamese cats.

(The title for this post came from a line in the movie Hot Fuzz, which otherwise has nothing whatsoever to do with cats or corbies. There was a swan, though — “Just the one swan, actually.”)

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About Thomas Weaver

I’m a writer and editor who got into professional editing almost by accident years ago when a friend from university needed someone to copyedit his screenplay about giant stompy robots (mecha). Having discovered that I greatly enjoy this kind of work, I’ve been putting my uncanny knack for grammar and punctuation, along with an eclectic mental collection of facts, to good use ever since as a Wielder of the Red Pen of Doom. I'm physically disabled, and for the past several years, I’ve lived with my smugly good-looking twin Paul, who writes military science fiction and refuses to talk about his military service because he can’t. Sometimes Paul and I collaborate on stories, and sometimes I just edit whatever he writes. It's worked out rather well so far. My list of non-writing-related jobs from the past includes librarian, art model, high school teacher, science lab gofer… Although I have no spouse or offspring to tell you about, I do have six cats. (The preferred term is "Insane Cat Gentleman.") I currently spend my time blogging, reading, editing, and fending off cats who like my desk better than my twin’s.
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One Response to It was just the one Siamese cat, actually.

  1. Yarp – Hot Fuzz, terrific movie. Best of the Cornetto Trilogy IMO.

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