History Literature / TailchasersSong

20th May '18 4:11:36 PM BunnyStar
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* {{Bokukko}}: Roofshadow.
29th Apr '18 7:33:06 AM Pichu-kun
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* HumansAreNotTheDominantSpecies: According to the domestic cat CreationMyth, cats were the first animal and everything else came second. The world was predominantly ruled by cats. Humans came to be when a demi-god cat deformed a prince as a punishment and forced his species to become servants to cats. Humans are now the dominant species, and cats do realize their power, however most are still under the impression that [[ThisIsMyHuman humans work for them]].
10th Apr '18 7:33:38 PM Pichu-kun
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* AnimalTalk: There are two languages--Common Singing and Higher Singing. Common Singing is the generalized language that's use cross-species while Higher Singing is the tongue only known amongst the species itself.

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* AnimalTalk: There are two languages--Common Singing and Higher Singing. Common Singing is the [[CommonTongue generalized language that's use cross-species cross-species]] while Higher Singing is the tongue only known amongst the species itself.



%%* HumansAreCthulhu: “M’an” are not portrayed as inherently alien and unknowable, but are still unpredictable, wholly outside the usual worldview of the feral cats, and generally dangerous to be around -- cats who linger too much around them can become... changed [[note]] They’ll get spayed or neutered [[/note]]. Tailchaser originally feared all humans until he wa saved by one. Afterwards he came to the conclusion that ths Big Ones, just like cats, had varying dispositions from individual to individual.

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%%* HumansAreCthulhu: “M’an” are not portrayed as inherently alien and unknowable, but are still unpredictable, wholly outside the usual worldview of the feral cats, and generally dangerous to be around -- cats who linger too much around them can become... changed [[note]] They’ll get spayed or neutered [[/note]]. Tailchaser originally feared all humans until he wa was saved by one. Afterwards he came to the conclusion that ths the Big Ones, just like cats, had varying dispositions from individual to individual.



* NamingCeremony: Cats are given their tail names at three months old.

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* NamingCeremony: Cats are given their tail names at three months old.old in a ceremony.



* PowerTrio: Tailchaser, Pouncequick, and Roofshadow

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* PowerTrio: Tailchaser, Pouncequick, and RoofshadowRoofshadow.
* PredatorPreyFriendship: Subverted. Tailchaser attempts this with squirrels but ultimately realizes how unnatural it is.



* SpiritualSuccessor: ''Literature/WarriorCats'' is this to ''Tailchaser's Song''.
* StrayAnimalStory: The TropeCodifier that has inspired numerous other {{xenofiction}} books, ''Tailchaser's Song'' is about the lives of various feral cats.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: ''Literature/WarriorCats'' is this to ''Tailchaser's Song''.
* StrayAnimalStory: The A TropeCodifier that has inspired numerous other {{xenofiction}} books, ''Tailchaser's Song'' is about the lives of various feral cats.
6th Mar '18 10:31:16 PM Pichu-kun
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* PardonMyKligon: "Mouse-gummer" and "squeaker-friend" are cat insults.

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* PardonMyKligon: PardonMyKlingon: "Mouse-gummer" and "squeaker-friend" are cat insults.
6th Mar '18 10:25:54 PM Pichu-kun
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** Cats have three names: their "heart" name given to them by their mother that only those very close to them may use, their "face" name that is given in a NamingCeremony and is what they're normally referred to, and their "tail" name which is something they must figure out and are never supposed to mention to anyone. Examples of names include (Fritti) Tailchaser, Pouncequick, Thinbone, and Quiverclaw.

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** Cats have three names: their "heart" name given to them by their mother that only those very close to them may use, their "face" name that is given in a NamingCeremony and is what they're normally referred to, and their "tail" name which is something they must figure out and are never supposed to mention to anyone. Examples of names include (Fritti) Tailchaser, Pouncequick, Thinbone, and Quiverclaw. A cat's heart name comes from the ancient cat language while their face name comes from the language all animals use.



* AnimalTalk: There are two languages--Common Singing and Higher Singing. Common Singing is the generalized language that's use cross-species while Higher Singing is the tongue only known amongst the species itself.



** Animals are referred to both by their human names and by cat names. Dogs are "Growlers" while rodent and rodent-like animals such as mice and squirrels are collectively known as "Squeakers". Humans are referred to as the "Big Ones". Cats refer to themselves as "the Folk". There are also ConLang terms for animals such as "m'an" for humans, "rikchikchik" for squirrels, "ruhue" for owls, "fla-fa'az" for birds in general, and "visl" for foxes.

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** Animals are referred to both by their human names and by cat names. Dogs are "Growlers" while rodent and rodent-like animals such as mice and squirrels are collectively known as "Squeakers". Humans are referred to as the "Big Ones". Cats refer to themselves as "the Folk".Folk" and ault cats are called "hunters". There are also ConLang terms for animals such as "m'an" for humans, "rikchikchik" for squirrels, "ruhue" for owls, "fla-fa'az" for birds in general, and "visl" for foxes.



* OhMyGods: "Skydancer's Whiskers!", "By the Tails of the First Born", and "Harah knows".
* PalsWithJesus:[[spoiler: Eatbugs was Lord Tangaloor Firefoot all along. Slightly subverted in that he really was insane at the time.]]

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* OhMyGods: "Skydancer's Whiskers!", "By the Tails of the First Born", and "Harah knows".
knows". In general, "Harah" is exclaimed often.
* PalsWithJesus:[[spoiler: PalsWithJesus: [[spoiler: Eatbugs was Lord Tangaloor Firefoot all along. Slightly subverted in that he really was insane at the time.]]]]
* PardonMyKligon: "Mouse-gummer" and "squeaker-friend" are cat insults.
3rd Mar '18 9:53:30 PM Pichu-kun
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Tailchaser's Song also has its own brand of [[Literature/OldPossumsBookOfPracticalCats T. S. Eliot-inspired]] honorifics. They are born with their "heart name" (equivalent to the Japanese first name--such as Fritti, Tangaloor, Firsa, etc.) that only family, close friends and lovers can use. They are appointed a "face name" at an old enough age (equivalent to the Japanese last name--Tailchaser, Roofshadow, Pouncequick, etc.) which is their commonly used name. They have to discover their third and most special name, their "tail name," by themselves.

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Tailchaser's Song ''Tailchaser's Song'' also has its own brand of [[Literature/OldPossumsBookOfPracticalCats T. S. Eliot-inspired]] honorifics. They are born with their "heart name" (equivalent to the Japanese first name--such as Fritti, Tangaloor, Firsa, etc.) that only family, close friends and lovers can use. They are appointed a "face name" at an old enough age (equivalent to the Japanese last name--Tailchaser, Roofshadow, Pouncequick, etc.) which is their commonly used name. They have to discover their third and most special name, their "tail name," by themselves.



!!Tropes evident in this work include:

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!!Tropes evident in this work include:
!!''Tailchaser's Song'' provide examples of:



* CallARabbitASmeerp: The book uses both ConLang and this (presumably with the latter being due to TranslationConvention). Some of the terms are used alongside their English equivalents as well:
** Afternoon is "(Hour of) Stretching Sun", early evening is "(Hour of) Unfolding Dark", evening is "(Hour of) Deepest Quiet", and early morning is "(Hour of) Final Dancing". Summer is "Hour of the Smaller Shadows".
** Animals are referred to both by their human names and by cat names. Dogs are "Growlers" while rodent and rodent-like animals such as mice and squirrels are collectively known as "Squeakers". Humans are referred to as the "Big Ones". Cats refer to themselves as "the Folk". There are also ConLang terms for animals such as "m'an" for humans, "rikchikchik" for squirrels, "ruhue" for owls, "fla-fa'az" for birds in general, and "visl" for foxes.
** The moon is referred to as "Meerclar's Eye" and as a result the equivalent of "tomorrow night" is "eye-next". Meerlar Allmother is the creator god of cats. The planet is the "World-Forest".



* ConLang: Cats and some other animals are shown to have their own languages. The book includes a glossary.



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: When Thinbone mocks Tailchaser's commitment towardss Hushpaw he says "I think I see your fur falling out already! And your tail is going limp!"



* HumansAreCthulhu: “M’an” are not portrayed as inherently alien and unknowable, but are still unpredictable, wholly outside the usual worldview of the feral cats, and generally dangerous to be around -- cats who linger too much around them can become... changed [[note]] They’ll get spayed or neutered [[/note]].

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* %%* HumansAreCthulhu: “M’an” are not portrayed as inherently alien and unknowable, but are still unpredictable, wholly outside the usual worldview of the feral cats, and generally dangerous to be around -- cats who linger too much around them can become... changed [[note]] They’ll get spayed or neutered [[/note]]. Tailchaser originally feared all humans until he wa saved by one. Afterwards he came to the conclusion that ths Big Ones, just like cats, had varying dispositions from individual to individual.



* NamingCeremony: Cats are given their tail names at three months old.
* OhMyGods: "Skydancer's Whiskers!", "By the Tails of the First Born", and "Harah knows".



* TalkativeLoon: Eatbugs

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* TalkativeLoon: EatbugsEatbugs.
* TranslationConvention: The books translate the ConLang of the animals into something humans can understand.
2nd Mar '18 12:00:27 PM Pichu-kun
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* AnimalNamingConventions:
** Cats have three names: their "heart" name given to them by their mother that only those very close to them may use, their "face" name that is given in a NamingCeremony and is what they're normally referred to, and their "tail" name which is something they must figure out and are never supposed to mention to anyone. Examples of names include (Fritti) Tailchaser, Pouncequick, Thinbone, and Quiverclaw.
** Squirrels refer to each other with titles. Lord Pop, Mistress Whir, Master Fizz, Lord Snap, etc.
4th Dec '17 1:28:33 PM Pichu-kun
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* StrayAnimalStory: The TropeCodiier that has inspired numerous other {{xenofiction}} books, ''Tailchaser's Song'' is about the lives of various feral cats.

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* StrayAnimalStory: The TropeCodiier TropeCodifier that has inspired numerous other {{xenofiction}} books, ''Tailchaser's Song'' is about the lives of various feral cats.
4th Dec '17 1:27:33 PM Pichu-kun
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* StrayAnimalStory: The TropeCodefier that has inspired numerous other {{xenofiction}} books, ''Tailchaser's Song'' is about the lives of various feral cats.

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* StrayAnimalStory: The TropeCodefier TropeCodiier that has inspired numerous other {{xenofiction}} books, ''Tailchaser's Song'' is about the lives of various feral cats.
4th Dec '17 1:27:22 PM Pichu-kun
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* StrayAnimalStory: The TropeCodefier that has inspired numerous other {{xenofiction}} books, ''Tailchaser's Song'' is about the lives of various feral cats.
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