Thursday, June 4, 2009

Do you see what I see? Guitars and Dogs













Is it better to be a dog or a guitar? Can one successfully be both, as this one is trying to do? Which would you rather be, and why?

If you'd rather be something else, that's okay, too. Tell us about it.

Discuss!

55 comments:

DESTINY said...

Destiny thinks this is a very cute picture.

Destiny thinks it's better to be a dog. Guitars don't have much of a destiny.

shy said...

"Did you ever walk into a room and forget why you walked in? I think that is how dogs spend their lives."

~Sue Murphy

Candy said...

I think it would depend on the owner. With a good person who took me for lots of runs, gave me good healthy food and the run of the house, lots of hugs and games, a dogs life would be wonderful.Kept crated, lots of scolding and no fun, or in a stuffy apartment with no exercise, life could be hell.
Of course for a guitar, if the musician was a horrible player making me disgorge ear destroying sounds, that could be hell too. Making beautiful music would be heavenly. Maybe I'd just rather be the dog in the picture, hopefully with the best of both.

Troubadour said...

Is the dog attracted to the guitar because it thinks the strings are made of cat gut?

Aidan said...

Instruments used to make art have an aura. They're alive, like how lightning can spark a fire.

Dogs have no aura. They're cute though.

Marenya said...

What is a guitar? We have sheepdogs in Belhanor, but they are black and white with shaggy fur. They don't look anything like those creatures. They are intelligent, friendly animals, but they work very hard and I'd rather not be one.

Scruffy said...

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Kalila said...

I don't think a dog can be a successful guitar. The sounds they make are very different.

Maxwell said...

I rather be a guitar.

Then I have bomb hidden in my neck.

Someone strum me, I go BOOM.

Much fun. BOOM.

Anonymous said...

Hi

I would like to be a dog. That would be fun. I'd bark at people.

I can't have a dog, though. My mom's allergic.

Hi Aidan

How did the raid go?


Shadow

Faldur said...

Would I like to be a dog or a musical instrument? What utter nonsense! Now, if you had asked me if I'd rather be a King or a pauper, that might provoke an interesting discussion. But this is utterly ridiculous. I have no idea why I waste my time here.

Maxwell said...

Faldur

You sound angry

Maybe you want a bomb? I give it to you cheap.

Ms. Fettleston said...

Dear Ms. Bunnygirl,

Hello dear. Would I rather be a dog or a guitar, dear?

My goodness that is a difficult choice. I do think a dogs are wonderful creatures. They are so loyal, you see, and loving. However, they do tend to shed a quite a bit. It is such work to get their hair out of the furniture. And their tongues are rather wet....

Whereas a guitar is a lovely instrument. I went to a concert one time, and listened to a guitarist. He was playing ballads, dear, and old folks songs. It an outdoor concert, which made it rather mysterious and romantic....

Yes, dear. I think I would choose to be a guitar. Although, I also quite like being Ms. Fettleston, you know. I have a lovely life.

Have a wonderful day, Ms. Bunnygirl.

Sincerely,

Ms. Fettleston

Ms. Fettleston said...

Dear Mr. Maxwell,

I have become rather concerned by your talk of blowing people up, dear.

I am wondering if perhaps you would like to find a more productive use of your time? After all, I don't think people appreciate being blown up, no matter how well-made the bomb is, dear.

Have you considered another hobby? I quite enjoy knitting. I also make scrapbooks sometimes, which is highly enjoyable.

Have a very nice day, Mr. Maxwell.

Sincerely,

Ms. Fettleston

Aidan said...

All right, Faldur. King or Pauper? I've got some opinions on that one myself.

Aidan said...

Hi Shadow,
The raid was fine. Three of theirs sent to the aether. They're drawing more blood from me right now for our ammo, so I'm kind of stuck here, bored.

Jason said...

Fine? You FELL OFF THE ROOF AND BROKE YOUR ARM!! And you say things went fine.

Shadow, we nearly lost him last night.

Aidan said...

Ah Jase,
Quit overreacting. My arm's fine, practically healed overnight. It's not like I almost died or anything.

hey my word ver is REACT--no shit!!

Kaelin said...

I don't know, bro, I think I have to side with Jason on this one. You got knocked out and didn't see how close that Sim got to you. He was one of those who'd filed his teeth and nails to points.

Things got pretty hairy on the roof after that, too. Without your arrows, we had to kill all of them by knife. Any of you ever done hand-to-hand with a demon on a roof in the rain? Not the funnest night ever.

Anonymous said...

I miss my dog.

Aidan said...

That must be where the bite mark on my shoulder came from huh?

Oh well, I'm sure he went poof as soon as he bit me. One taste of my blood, Shadow, and the Sims explode into ash. It's really freaking cool. Too bad I was passed out and missed it.

Marc said...

Hey, Anon,
What was your dog's name, mate?

And will the rest of you pipe down? Dad's getting suspicious. He finds us on here and he'll have us pulling rear-guard duty for the next Council meeting. You remember how boring THAT is.

Aidan said...

Hi Mrs F!! Hope your day's going good.

Laurel said...

If I could be my dog, I'd rather be a dog. I just don't know who would then be me. A conundrum.

If I could be Johnny Lang's guitar, I might rather be a guitar. Hmmm.

Ms. Fettleston said...

Dear Mr. Aidan,

Greetings, dear.

My goodness, that does sound like you were in some danger yesterday. Are you quite all right, dear?

Have you been to the hospital, Mr. Aidan? Perhaps your brothers could take you. They seem like such capable young men.

It is good to have family when one is injured, isn't it, dear?

I do hope you feel much better soon. I feel rather worried about you.

Sincerely,

Ms. Fettleston

Anonymous said...

I like cats better, myself.

Anonymous said...

My dog was named Lilly.
Border collie.

Anonymous said...

Now I have a cat named CatMan, who was a feral kitten but now is pretending to be our new dog.

Anonymous said...

(neither of them could be replaced by a guitar.)

Faldur said...

Maxwell, I'm not angry. I'm simply perplexed by the triviality of the conversation here. There are so many other, more important things going on in the world that such questions seem, in a word, silly.

But what is a bomb? It sounds like a type of weapon.

Marnenya said...

They're humans, Faldur. Or some of them are. Rather, the host is. I believe such conversation passes for entertainment.

You could try to play along once in a while. It wouldn't hurt to try to have some fun. Otherwise, just go smoke your pipe or something.

Aidan said...

No worries Mrs F. Demon bones knit quick, like my uncle always says. I'm already on my feet and headed out to archery practice.

Faldur said...

An excellent suggestion! I'll do just that.

But I would like to hear more about these bombs later, Maxwell. They intrigue me. Are you a soldier or magician?

Candy said...

Maybe if Maxwell had either a dog or a guitar it would give him something else to think about. Then again, hey Maxwell, how old are you? You sound about five so perhaps you will soon move on to other things.

Maxwell said...

Faldur

I am Scientist

Candy

I am 14. I blow YOU up.

Ms. Fettleston

I blow YOU up, too.

No one understands. I am GENIUS.

Faldur said...

Scientist? I am unfamiliar with that term. I assume it is akin to alchemist.

I see that Mira stated we could say what we would like to be, so I will admit that given a choice, I wouldn't mind being a Delfenward one day. Having my own castle to live in, village to care for, sheep, orchards and land. Having something to pass on to my children and their children's children.

Sleeping in my own bed each night, staying in one place.

I wouldn't mind that. Not that I dislike rangering, but after thirty years I feel that I've lost a bit of my youthful limn. I wouldn't mind patrolling for another thirty or so, and then spending the last eighty as a Delfenward.

Perhaps I can work on Mel for that. Ah well, who knows. I may be dead before the week is up, or not, as the case may be.

Rangering is an unpredictable profession. But then, so is being a lord protector, particularly if we have another war.

Laura Martone said...

This is my first visit to CIC, and I'm only partially confused... but one thing I'm sure of, Aidan, is that dogs most certainly have auras! Next, you'll be telling me that roaches have no soul.

Incidentally, Candy has a point - it's difficult to choose the life of either a dog or a guitar when the owner is in question. No matter, I'd rather be my cat, Ruby - at least for a day. Ah, what a life - she gets fed good kitty vittles, naps most of the time, gazes out the window a lot, and finds rubber bands endlessly entertaining. What I wouldn't give to be her for a little while...

Aidan said...

Nothing against dogs, but if they have auras it's outside the range of my Sight. And Jason is shaking his head and saying no cuz according to the Archives I'm like the most powerful Seer in centuries.

Of course, I'm still learning...

Sometimes things get auras or shadows from the people that use them, though. That's why guitars get auras.

Kalila said...

Welcome, Laura. I've been a cat before. It's convenient in some ways.

Ricky said...

You've been a cat, Kalila? When?

Kalila said...

Uh...never mind, Ricky. Forget it.

Dog or guitar?

Ricky said...

Since my wordver is "hound" (seriously) I guess I'll go with dog.

Mira said...

Hey look who's here! Hey Laura. Welcome! :-)

The way this place works is you can come here as yourself, or you can come as one of your characters. It's a way to explore your character as they interact with other characters and real life.

And the band is back! Hey band! You were very missed. How was your road trip?

Were Bo and Vic good?

Bo said...

All the girls thought I was good, Mira. Tell me where to meet you and you can find out for yourself.

If I had to choose between dog and guitar, I'd definitely be a dog. They have more sex.

Ricky said...

Leave the hostess alone, Bo.

Sorry, Mira. You'd think after what he got up to on tour, he wouldn't be looking for a meal anytime soon.

Bo said...

For the record, Ricky, nowhere was it posted that we had to wear clothes in the hot springs, and that "after closing hours" stuff is ridiculous. As for the tram, I certainly didn't steal it, because it's still right there attached to the cable it's always been attached to. If it was so wrong to have an orgy there, why did the security guard join in?

You humans make no sense at all.

Mira, you know where to find me.

Nevin said...

Thank you for the welcome, Mira. I'm afraid Bo broke the local decency laws in three states, but other than that, it was a good tour.

Lazaro said...

No one found the bodies.

I don't want to be a dog or guitar. I want to be a drum.

Laura Martone said...

Okay, now I get it!

Dogs and guitars both figure prominently in my novel, so...

I feel like a dog, today - a loyal (if frisky) German shepherd named Charlie, to be exact. Arf, arf! More Gravy Train, please!

Candy said...

Hey, Band, glad you're back. I missed you all!

David Jace said...

Can I choose instead for someone else to be a dog? Hmm, or a cat, or maybe a horse...

*starts making genetically-encoded notes*

Now if I can adapt this strain to attack only the DNA helix with a spliced human-dog blend...

~Jeff Turnage from ANTHRO

Aidan said...

Hey Band! Good to have you back!

Mira said...

Bo, very tempting.

You do look nice with your shirt off......but I am rather attached to my soul.....

I think I'll just admire you from a distance. A safe distance.

You all must be tired after the road trip. You'll have to fill us in on all the details after you rest up.

Mira said...

Uh oh. Maxwell, you seem to have a competitor. Someone is changing DNA on the site.

Welcome, Charlie. Good boy!

Goran Njiric said...

Easily the guitar. Especially if it was the guitar the frontwoman of orbital punk band Russel's Teapot used on her solo career.

In space, no one can hear you scream, but I swear, even in the darkness of the void, you could hear these guys coming from miles away.