Thursday, February 21, 2013

Beginning Metamorphosis?

Sean's been eaten by the panther. Obviously ...
See here and here.

... but
there are more things in heaven and earth, dear readers,
than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
Obviously. :)


  1. Remind me never again to say "Obviously" in any seemingly mild comment here, because is seems to have offended Dear Sean (Obviously) and if he has transmogrified into a Panther then it will be even less advisable to irritate him (or it)... Obviously (oops).

    But... will the panther become like Sean or will Sean become like the Panther? We face either... an uncaring hungry killer with a penchant for photography, or... a pussycat-like Panther who loves to curl up by the fireside with a good book. Developments are awaited.

    And by the way, all of these events have absolutely nothing to do with me, obviously.

  2. And will the physical transmogrification go beyond that new and strangely sensitive new eye?

  3. You might be a tiny bit suprised, as the Don is been followed by a 'dear', but obviously I was just about starting to like you.
    At this moment Sergeant Pluck said: "See? Three times writing 'obviously' is alright, but four times makes him our top suspect."

    I confess I am confused. For the time being I shall retreat to proof reading the 1669 pages of my opus "Pre-Assyrian Philately in a Nutshell".

    The peace of the night, Don, may you be dear or not.

  4. Metamorphosis...

    Mmm! I think the Panther is just trying to scare the readers!

    On a second look though, I think the Panther is smiling...

    He sailed away on a sunny summer day
    On the back of a Panther
    "You see," said he, "he's as tame as tame can be,
    I'll ride him down the Nile."

    The Panther winked his eye as he bade them all goodbye
    Wearing a happy smile
    At the end of the ride, the gallant knight was inside,
    And the smile was on the Panther!

  5. To paraphrase Edgar Rice Burroughs in a phrase from Tarzan of the Apes:

    “For myself, I always assume that a panther is ferocious, and so I am never caught off my guard.”

  6. This is getting rather nightmarish...

  7. A "panther-like" sighting was claimed in woods very near me this week, the latest in a long line of such sightings, but perhaps this week's one may be more significant for me. How much cat food will keep a hungry panther happy? The older sightings have been linked to escapes from a wild-life centre, but this one may be more Germanic in origin.

  8. And will the panther answer to "Sean"?

    If I see it I will actually try offering it a good Caledonian Ale

  9. CherryPie,
    the 'panther' IS smiling. :)

    This very panther, dear Susan, compared to others, is but a pussycat.

    Don't worry, Claude, be happy.

    Don QuiScottie,
    be sure, the panther-like sightings in your neck of the woods do have nothing to do with what happened in and around Seanhenge.
    Hm, and as for the Caledonian Ale: This very panther would definitely prefer several pints of Guinnesss.

  10. I don't think anyone ate anyone. I think that Sean has been a were-panther all along and that this 'panther attacks blogger' business is but a ploy, a smoke screen whereby Sean, generally considered eaten, can now freely live out his nature without having to be chained up every full moon.