Veronica the hippo

Sunday, April 19th, 2015 08:50 pm
katherine: A line of books on a shelf, in greens and browns (books)
I recently picked up a sweet kid's book about a hippo, Veronica (written and illustrated by Roger Duvoisin). What I picked up was a comfortably rubbed at the corners 1962 edition, but it looks like it's been reprinted: there's a review of a 2006 hardcover edition. A blog has some photos of the pages:

Oh and I see sequels!

Veronica and the Birthday Present apparently involves a kitten and by this point Veronica has moved to a farm.


Friday, March 13th, 2015 06:50 pm
katherine: Spotted cat with eyes closed, nuzzling against grey-furred hand. (loved)
VancouFur was fun though extra low key as I managed to get con crud early i.e. before I even arrived at the con. But I got to the things I really wanted to get to, and I got a great commission from Onnanoko.

Pink Hippo )

Art by Onnanoko

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015 12:22 pm
katherine: Blue pen drawing of a whiskered fish with a small heart beside. Words: and be your catfish friend (catfish friend)
Lovely art by Onnanoko, a hippo swimming with catfish.
Art )
katherine: A line of books on a shelf, in greens and browns (books)
In poking through E. Nesbit's The Book of Dragons to find a remembered tiny, pet elephant, I found (in a different story, "The Fiery Dragon, or The Heart of Stone and the Heart of Gold")

The Prince rode out of the town with his hippopotamuses trotting and frisking behind him, and people got inside their houses as quickly as they could when they heard the voices of his pack and the blowing of his horn. The pack squeezed through the town gates and off across country to hunt the dragon. Few of you who had not seen a pack of hippopotamuses in full cry will be able to imagine at all what the hunt was like. To begin with, hippopotamuses do not bay like hounds: They grunt like pigs, and their grunt is very big and fierce. Then, of course, no one expects hippopotamuses to jump. They just crash through the hedges and lumber through the standing corn, doing serious injury to the crops, and annoying the farmers very much. All the hippopotamuses had collars with their name and address on, but when the farmers called at the palace to complain of the injury to their standing crops, the Prince always said it served them right for leaving their crops standing about in people's way, and he never paid anything at all.
katherine: Girl with glasses: Fuzzy cat with a folded pair of glasses by her paw. (Default)
Such a sweet story. There's even a Christmas tree and consideration of the best laundry fluff.

Requirements for a House Hippo, appendix IV of Every House A Hippo, Or, A Nonbeliever’s Guide To The Common House Hippo... (1171 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: House Hippo (Concerned Children's Advertisers PSA)
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply

Petra does not believe there is anything better in the whole wide world than laundry fluff. She's almost right.


Sunday, November 18th, 2012 10:04 pm
katherine: Giraffe-patterned sleeping sheep, dreaming: Dreamwidth (giraffe)
Woot claims its vinegar-scented shirts (new print process) are hippo-safe, saying "We take extra care to make sure our printing process is so safe that you could wrap a baby hippopotamus in a Shirt.Woot shirt and not think twice about it. These new designs are no exception -- hippo-swaddle away!"

Yuletide letter

Monday, October 15th, 2012 07:26 pm
katherine: The Alot (a shaggy brown beast) wearing a santa hat. Words: I LIKE YULETIDE ALOT (yuletide)
This year I've requested:
Blood Brothers (musical)
Outlander - Diana Gabaldon
House Hippo (Concerned Children's Advertisers PSA)

Read more... )

General things

I like worldbuilding, and all sorts of character relationships (families and networks of many, many kinds). I prefer reading stories where alternate universes and strange concepts take themselves seriously (as opposed to surrealism or meta humour).

The present of a story in any of these worlds is a wonderful thing, and what an author feels comfortable or drawn to writing is the most important factor!

Thank you so much.
katherine: Sleeping Canada sheep with a thought bubble Dreamwidth (canada)
Browsing the Yuletide tag set I spotted something called "House Hippo (Concerned Children's Advertisers PSA)".

A "Media Literacy" Public Service Announcement, it is terribly cute (and is Canadian).

Meanwhile, another item in the tag set is "Vancouver Olympic Mascots".

More Night Market

Saturday, August 11th, 2012 09:26 pm
katherine: Spotted cat with eyes closed, nuzzling against grey-furred hand. (loved)
The other Night Market is fun, also, and one of the stalls has ginger tofu pudding (simply a matter of putting ginger flavour over warm soft tofu, tasty).

I liked a certain tubular hippo pillow (much like these ones the internet is showing me) but it was a prize in a midway game, so not worth trying to obtain.

There was a big decorative pond elsewhere in the market, with koi in!


katherine: Girl with glasses: Fuzzy cat with a folded pair of glasses by her paw. (Default)


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