Little V has been surfing the blogosphere and brushing up on her skills. She is reading and following a good number of web comics. She is quick to tell me when I am commenting on a web comic space, “I want to read at the top.” Did I mention she has a New York City quarter-second timer?
When I am not quick enough for her, she prods, “The panel, Momma. It’s at the top.” Persistence. I wonder where she gets it. (No snickering.)
You see, she is gathering up technique and mechanics for her own animation. She is my most artistic progeny, at least in the classical sense. She draws incessantly and builds story boards. Autism may make the dialogue difficult to follow at first, but once edited, her boards are well-thought-out, sometimes funny, other times poignant. She has the makings of a good animator. And Momma says go with your strength.
Plenty of you have noticed Binky as a frequent commenter on M3. Turns out I am a frequent commenter on Wombania as well. With years worth of back panels for Little V to flip through, she has been using some of her time to catch up on the life and times of the Wombies.
Wait. What? What is a Wombie? Oh, good heavens. Let’s start with the wombat.
Three breeds of wombat are native to Australia, which is their only natural habitat. But even then, only a very small portion of Australia provides the correct combination of warmth and rainfall to sustain wombat breeding and rearing of young. The marsupials can be a handful, sometimes getting as large as 75 pounds (35 kg).
Wombies, on the other hand, are genetically engineered wombats. Dr. Franco designed them to be the perfect house pet. Apparently, his Chihuahua was nothing like Beau Chien.
Since Wombies are terrifically lovable, intelligent and mischievous, it stands to reason adopting Wombies into our family was an absolute necessity. It is with great pleasure, I introduce Claret and Bruno, the newest members of our family.
Claret is quite the sophisticate. She enjoys her champagne soda and wine gums with the assorted characters. She is working on her exclusive SPAM cookbook, due out in markets across the globe sometime in the next year.
Bruno is a nickname for Brun Roux. Do not be fooled by his bow tie. He sports it to all of Claret’s social functions, but he is constantly in the yard helping Cash hone her digging skills. He is blueprinting the design for the in-ground swimming pool Claret has decided is necessary for our social evolution as a family.
See For Yourself
Take a few minutes to visit Wombania and meet the other Wombies: Binky, Winky, Twink and Fraz. You may even run across a few other Wombies who were part of Dr. Franco’s original 27, Chris Land and Zoe.
If you are really ready, you can apply to adopt your very own Wombies. Adoption is a wonderful experience!
How well do you think Wombies fit in with other pets? Are your pets adopted? Are they members of the family?