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Sat, Dec. 5th, 2009, 07:44 pm
Rattus Goes Shopping

I am proud to present: Rattus Goes Shopping!



Rattus Goes Shopping was assembled from footage originally shot for
Alter Ego
, a new documentary about Second Life, which will air on SBS at 11:25pm on Monday the 14th of December 2009. wolfie_rankin and I appear in it, but the documentary went in a different direction after this footage was shot and Rattus now appears in it only fleetingly. After this documentary and A Tail of Identity, I must seem like a media tart but I assure you it's not so. I was interviewed for
Alter Ego
over a year ago, and only after a lot of persuasion on the part of Wolfie. I'm glad I did though; the documentary presents Wolfie and I in a good light and it was a lot of fun dressing up for the cameras.

Sat, Dec. 5th, 2009 10:18 am (UTC)
ponypig

Rattas can talk!!!! love the new avatar by the way, its funny that your cupboard is full of food and yet you have to go shopping.

Sun, Dec. 6th, 2009 12:06 am (UTC)
marko_the_rat

Yes, but there was nothing that Rattus wanted to cook, which to his mind is the same thing!

Sat, Dec. 5th, 2009 11:26 am (UTC)
schnee

Heh, nice. ^^

I'm not sure, though — why would they film a fursuiter for a documentary on Second Life? :) This really is more about your "first life", after all...

Sat, Dec. 5th, 2009 09:44 pm (UTC)
marko_the_rat

Hmm, yes. I think the director went on a tangent when she discovered furries, but she got pulled back onto the main focus of the doco during post-production. Which is why Rattus ended up (mostly) on the cutting room floor.

Sat, Dec. 5th, 2009 12:02 pm (UTC)
starpaw

I thought that only female rats held their tails up? ;)

Sat, Dec. 5th, 2009 09:55 pm (UTC)
marko_the_rat

What are you implying? ;) Actually, male rats will hold their tails up for balance but it is true that females have more uses for their tail.
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Sat, Dec. 5th, 2009 12:57 pm (UTC)
mishicougar

Very cool!

Sat, Dec. 5th, 2009 04:33 pm (UTC)
convoy_dvnprt

Awwww i love Rattus! This is just adorable!

*snuggles Rattus*

Sat, Dec. 5th, 2009 05:31 pm (UTC)
higgs_raccoon

I must seem like a media tart but I assure you it's not so.

Oh Marko, you are such a little fibber!

But I enjoyed watching that. Being made from the offcuts of Alter Ego gives it a slightly rough feel, but that adds to the charm of what you put together. I loved the scenes in the delicatessen with all those cheeses and other tasty items vying for room in the cabinets. Do you recall the address of that shop?

It was also interesting to see a video in which Rattus speaks directly.

Sun, Dec. 6th, 2009 12:10 am (UTC)
marko_the_rat

I admit, it does feel good having all those cameras trained at you, especially when you're in fursuit. The cameras and microphones and lights make you feel important, just for a little while. When you go back to being a common street rat again it feels like a bit of a let down.

That deli is on the corner of High Street and Williamstown Road, Yarraville.

Sat, Dec. 5th, 2009 05:48 pm (UTC)
guma_kawauso

Aww. That was cute.

Sat, Dec. 5th, 2009 08:23 pm (UTC)
harvardheinous

Very cute, and excellent videography!

Sat, Dec. 5th, 2009 09:34 pm (UTC)
marko_the_rat

It should be! I'm told that "Zak" has lots of letters after his name and usually does cinematography for movies. Only the best for this rat!

Sat, Dec. 5th, 2009 10:11 pm (UTC)
aldi

Very cute, as usual!

I love the little boy's reaction! A future furry!

Sun, Dec. 6th, 2009 03:46 am (UTC)
sandy_hedges

If only expose's on the furry fandom and alternate egos had bits this cute, we'd have little to worry about. It'd be nice if you could do more bits like this and post them to You Tube.

Sun, Dec. 6th, 2009 04:13 am (UTC)
patch_bunny

Cute. Didn't know ya knew Wolfie (wasn't aware you were even in the same part of the continent). I've known him on SL for a while. Nice to see him walking and talking as opposed to lines of text. :)

Sun, Dec. 6th, 2009 02:02 pm (UTC)
marko_the_rat

I'm not in the same part of the continent, but that doesn't stop me from visiting him from time to time. Wolfie is one of my oldest friends and means a lot to me.

Tue, Dec. 8th, 2009 01:27 am (UTC)
hegdish

OMG, how delightful! Looks like great fun! This was a great pick-me-up after a mediocre day. :)

Tue, Dec. 8th, 2009 08:51 pm (UTC)
rattus_t_rat

Eee! Thank you so much!