Leon Arnott (l) says: That third paragraph has a satisfying '19th century explorer' tone to it.
And I like that yoghurt monsters 'burble'. It seems to be just the right antique word to deploy in a storyline whose very title espouses class and rarefication.
John Campbell (jcampbel) says:
"Burble" was coined by Lewis Carroll about 1855 in his poem Jabberwocky, which makes it a new-fangled contrivance compared to some of the other words in that sentence, which date back past Beowulf.
Having seen my gerbil escape his terrarium by chewing through steel wire mesh, I wouldn't think yogurt with the consistency of strong plywood should slow Artie down much.
And I'd never heard of a quoll, so I deployed Google, and one of the results it brought up was this article, which, if not mad science, precisely, is definitely at least slightly off-kilter. Also, apparently, inspired by Little Red Riding Hood, so it should fit in just fine over in Skin Horse.
Shaenon Garrity (shaenongarrity) says:
I had a mouse once that managed to chew through a plastic terrarium. He worked hard on it for weeks. It was very Shawshank.
Jeffrey Channing Wells (channing) says: For some reason, I'm very happy I got to use the phrase "Gerbil Containment Failure". It's just so very Helen to have a gerbil containment failure alarm.
Ed Gedeon (eddurd) says:
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