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Wed, Aug. 13th, 2008, 01:13 pm
The spirit of Ratatouille

I think a lot of rats, whether they realise it or not, were inspired by The Secret of NIMH. (That's not to say I think it's the reason they or I are rats, but it probably helped us come to that realisation.) I hope Ratatouille will have a similar legacy and introduce a new generation of rats to the fandom. In the mean time, I have the promotional material friends were able to snaffle for me, the most important of which was the banner brisdrake got me and the Ratatouille game promotional display ozkangaroo got me. I love those guys! (Coincidentally they're both living under the one roof now.) It took 10 months, (admittedly, I didn't get the display until long after my birthday anyway) but finally it has its rightful pride of place in the living room. ^_^

My Ratatouille living room

Wed, Aug. 13th, 2008 03:41 am (UTC)
kittycate509

Rats are some of the most amazing pets I have ever owned. And i wish more people would see how loving they truly are.

Oh and you are a lucky rat to own that poster lol

Wed, Aug. 13th, 2008 04:06 am (UTC)
harvardheinous

Awesome poster! I saw a cartoon a few days ago about a rat that gave everyone the plague... um, you probably wouldn't have liked it.

Wed, Aug. 13th, 2008 05:17 am (UTC)
savant_da_rat

Which cartoon was that?

Wed, Aug. 13th, 2008 05:25 am (UTC)
harvardheinous

It was the Flapjack episode "K'nuckles Is a Filthy Rat". Weird stuff.

Wed, Aug. 13th, 2008 01:07 pm (UTC)
savant_da_rat

I'll have to find a copy of that and check it out :) I thought you maybe meant the short on the Ratatouille DVD about the history of rats and people, that one was cute :)

Wed, Aug. 13th, 2008 01:09 pm (UTC)
harvardheinous

I'm sure it is cute but I haven't been able to watch the shorts on the DVD yet. I will soon!

Wed, Aug. 13th, 2008 04:39 pm (UTC)
harvardheinous

Hey, the filthy rat is on iTunes!
http://travelingchipettes.net/filthy_rat_on_itunes.jpg

Thu, Aug. 14th, 2008 01:47 am (UTC)
savant_da_rat

Hrmmmmm, nice... thanks for the link :)

Wed, Aug. 13th, 2008 09:22 pm (UTC)
marko_the_rat

In the mean time, you can find screenshots here.

Thu, Aug. 14th, 2008 01:46 am (UTC)
savant_da_rat

Cuuuuuuuuuuute, ohh and red eyes too!

Wed, Aug. 13th, 2008 09:10 pm (UTC)
marko_the_rat

You wouldn't have a screenshot from that episode anywhere would you? I've read a synopsis and I think that poor rat is being cruelly maligned: he's just trying to protect his friend. And in the iTunes description it's been sanitised to being an "unhealthy" rat that makes the other residents "uncomfortable". Heh.

Edited at 2008-08-13 09:12 pm (UTC)

Wed, Aug. 13th, 2008 10:44 pm (UTC)
harvardheinous

That fan site has great screenshots. Good find. "K'nuckles II" is no Remy, that's for sure!

Wed, Aug. 13th, 2008 09:19 pm (UTC)
marko_the_rat

There he is! Oh, he's such a cute fellow.

Wed, Aug. 13th, 2008 05:09 am (UTC)
brisdrake

Hehe, I still can't wear my rat shirt without feeling bad/thinking about you! And living under a roof with oz? Oh the years of amount of counselling I'm going to need...

Wed, Aug. 13th, 2008 09:10 pm (UTC)
marko_the_rat

Don't feel bad! I'd wear that shirt myself if I was allowed to.

Wed, Aug. 13th, 2008 05:16 am (UTC)
nicodemusrat

Inspired by The Secret of NIMH? I have no idea what you might mean.
- Nicodemus ;)

Wed, Aug. 13th, 2008 05:20 am (UTC)
savant_da_rat

Oh wow the pics of Rattus posing with the banner are great :) And yay for the wall poster, very cool.

The Secret of NIMH had the right timing to have a pretty key role in inspiring me when I was young, yeah. Probably not the main push for me, but definitely a factor :) That and Charlotte's Web :)

Wed, Aug. 13th, 2008 11:50 am (UTC)
ozkangaroo

Glad he found a place in the home (And that he made it there in one peice.)

Hope we me and Drake move into our new place in a couple of weeks that you'll come down and visit again soon.

*snuggles*

Miss you rat!
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Sun, Aug. 17th, 2008 01:33 am (UTC)
marko_the_rat

I would love to visit and see your new place! (But I can't vouch for it being soon.)

Wed, Aug. 13th, 2008 07:45 pm (UTC)
aldi

You look great lying next to the poster! *pounces and hugs!*

Fri, Sep. 19th, 2008 05:39 am (UTC)
raggy_rat

i too loved The Secret of NIMH and borowed it from the library more times than i can remember !
i recognise your room from the rattus getting fit with his wii
cat xxx