A to Z Challenge – DANDIDOO

Day 4

April 5, 2016

The Quad Monster Letter – D

DANDIDOO

Dandidoo info

What? You’ve never heard of a Dandidoo? How odd. Well, let me tell you about them. They hail from what can be considred an Archipenligo.

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It sort of looks like a galaxy, don’t you think?

Anyway, the Dandidoo was first discovered on Cold Island. See the white blob with a snow flake in a circle? That’s the place. As you can see, Water Island and Earth Island also became home to the Dandidoo. You know how cultures have been nomadic, and how their descendants sorta, kinda, happened to become part of each other? It’s something like that. Of course, as is noted above, Gold Island also can be host to the Dandidoo. It’s like a place where all good Dandidoos get to go when they grow up, assuming they don’t get eaten by a Wubbox! *shivers* That’s scary.

What is special about the Dandidoo is how pretty it’s song can be. Sometimes, all by itself, it might sound haunting, or it might be a happy addition to the music of the Island to which it is Native. Let me give you an example of these:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ap1U4ij6kZA

See? Cute.

But she doesn’t sing alone.

 

On Earth Island, she learns a whole different song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efmDhikSOqA

I like to think of that as the mystery song. There’s a little bit of a somberness in her voice. Is she sad to be away from her original home? Maybe it’s the Quarrister which is scary.

Did you know there was also a RARE Dandidoo? Well there is.

Dandidoo Rare

Is this what you thought she’d look like? I never thought she’d look like this.

As you can see, the rare version is evocative of the idea that two heads are better than one. While the song remains the same, the money this particular breed will give far surpasses the lonely Dandidoo.

Here’s hoping that you have enjoyed your little sojourn into the wild world of things not of this earth.

Cya later, and have a Dandidoo day!

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The Sandbox Writing Challenge – Stuporstitious

Mr. Quantum offered, “I’m not superstitious, I’m just afraid something bad is going to happen,” when I read The Sandbox Writing Challenge 34 — Superstitious! prompt to him. Lady Calen  wants us to imagine what we would be afraid of happening if we were superstitious, and the cute little black cat in the picture over at Impromptu Promptlings, walked across my path.

QUESTION: If you were superstitious, and this black cat crossed your path, what would you be afraid might happen?

Interestingly when I saw the word superstitious, my mind went to how I will take a deliberate dip in the pool of fears, when I’m afriad of something happening, but to stave of that reality, if I fret over it until I reach my destination, it will not have happened…

Case in point: When I lived in NYC, I had a fear (haven’t a clue why) that the house I lived in might have burned down when I arrived home, which I turned into some weird ritual to make sure that didn’t happen. I’d drive home, fearing what I might find, and breathed a sigh of relief when there were no fire trucks on the block when I arrived home.

SO, if that’s not superstitious behavior, I’m not sure I’m playing in  the right sandbox this week.

When I look at that kitty, I just want to take it home, and snuggle with  it, and hear happy purrs floating up into the air.

I know there are several such things that people are superstitious about, which fit the black cat situation. Things like, not stepping on a crack so you don’t break your mother’s back – Talk about weird. Or, the one about walking under a ladder??? I have no idea other than getting konked on the head by falling equiptment, why anyone would be superstitious there.

Maybe I’d be afriad, with the black cat, that he’d get spooked by my crossing his path, and run out into the street and get hit by a car. See what I’m saying?

Maybe it’s all about the fact that each person’s superstitions don’t fit neatly into some previous version of that malady?

My mind goes to, what’s a superstition anyway? It’s just a fear. Maybe my fear of having a panic attack is superstitious? Or, is a superstition based in bogus thinking; things that really can’t happen, but we believe they can?

Maybe TBC (you know, for the review).

P.S. Just read that part that Lord Drollery offered, and I’m ROTFL.