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Kjbishop
Posted on Sunday, May 14, 2006 - 08:10 pm:   

Randomness from the Land of Smiles:
http://www.nationmultimedia.com/2006/05/15/headlines/headlines_30004021.php
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Monday, May 15, 2006 - 07:35 pm:   

Hey, are you coming to Conflux in June?
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Kjbishop
Posted on Tuesday, May 16, 2006 - 04:14 pm:   

No - I'll still be here in Thailand with the jelly of the gods. :-)
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ben peek
Posted on Tuesday, May 16, 2006 - 05:42 pm:   

i wish i was with the jelly of the gods...
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Kjbishop
Posted on Tuesday, May 16, 2006 - 06:56 pm:   

The jelly of the gods is always with you, Ben.

Here's what Stu and I were with on the weekend:
tiger01
tiger02
tiger03
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Tuesday, May 16, 2006 - 07:01 pm:   

Jeez. And all I got to do in oz last time I was there was hold a koala. Why are they so calm? They're gorgeous! I want a BIiiiIG putty tat!
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Kjbishop
Posted on Wednesday, May 17, 2006 - 02:44 am:   

It's the ganja, Ellen. And the religion. They're chilled-out Buddhist tigers, living in the Dharma.

Seriously, they seemed just like cats. The younger ones were pretty boisterous, but the adults were as indolent as adult moggies. I think a tiger is actually what a domestic cat, in its little mind, thinks it is.

Most of these tigers were orphans (mother killed by poachers), rescued by locals and raised by the monks in a forest monastery near the Myanmar border. They're used to human contact, and all their food is well cooked, so they haven't got a taste for blood.

Some of them were born and raised in the monastery. The tiger I'm with at the top is Hernfa('Skywards'). He was the first cub born at the temple. According to the brochure, 'He is a real poser and enjoys having his picture taken...He is also a thinker who enjoys sitting quietly by himself with a distant gaze and an expression of absolute calm on his face'.

I felt like Lucy with Aslan. 'Awesome' doesn't begin to describe it. I wish William Blake had been there - but he'd have protested at being led around and told when he could sit next to the tiger and when he had to move on, I'm sure.

When I die, I want to be killed and eaten by a tiger. I know that sounds morbid - but I can't honestly think of a more marvellous shape for death to come in. Rather than dying in hospital, everyone should have the option of being eaten by the beast of their choice.
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ben peek
Posted on Wednesday, May 17, 2006 - 05:36 am:   

man. that's pretty cool. i had a tiger once. it's how i lost my hand. sure, i've styling hook now, but it's not the same.

(the two tigers in the background of that first look like they don't have any bones. heh.)
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Kjbishop
Posted on Thursday, May 18, 2006 - 03:26 pm:   

They're experimenting with breeding boneless tigers so that poachers won't kill them for bones to sell on the Chinese medicine market.
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ben peek
Posted on Thursday, May 18, 2006 - 06:07 pm:   

that sounds reasonable on every level. and without bones, you could put them in suitcases, and take them home.
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Friday, May 19, 2006 - 02:06 pm:   

And hug em to pieces!!!
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Kjbishop
Posted on Saturday, May 20, 2006 - 04:34 pm:   

Rag-doll cats taken to a whole new level...
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Saturday, May 20, 2006 - 08:20 pm:   

Instead of "Men Without Bones" (Gerald Kersh) it's "Cats without Bones."

I've seen Rag-doll cats. They're adorable.
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Kjbishop
Posted on Tuesday, May 23, 2006 - 08:00 am:   

Men without...bones?

Rag-doll...men?

Kawaiiii!!

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