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Anonymous asked: has anyone ever done a warriorsify (thats what its called right?) of psychonauts? its a rather little known game but im sure some warriors fans have heard of it!
No, I’m fairly certain it’s never been done. Not here, anyway. If you’d like to, Ruddles, it’s all yours.
11:16 am • 27 November 2013 • 1 note
Anonymous asked: If a tortie is born that is mostly black, but with a litle bit of red around the head and face, should they be named a black implying prefix or the prefix of a mostly black thing that has a little red?
Go for the black-implying prefix. Predominant colour is usually the best bet when describing a cat.
11:14 am • 27 November 2013
Anonymous asked: I have a black tabby Maine coon character that has orange and white ears, paws, and tail. Her tail is a stub tail and her paws are very small. Is Stealthfoot a good name?
No, Stealthfoot is not a good name. A kitten can’t be stealthy, and stealth- doesn’t represent the cat’s appearance. You ought to pick a black-implying prefix.
The -foot suffix is for cats who are good at running, not necessarily cats who are stealthy. If stealth is this character’s strong point, then you’re looking at -tail or -whisker, depending on what her best skills are.
Also, on an unrelated note, you are aware that Maine coon cats have enormous paws, aren’t you? I don’t think I’ve ever heard of one with small feet.
11:14 am • 27 November 2013 • 1 note
hediied asked: Could you rate my current character? Ternfur: Charming blue and white agender cat with rich yellow-orange eyes. Although they are talented at deduction and finding dishonesty in others, they are a terrible liar themselves. They are not very physically inclined, however, and are clumsy-footed in all aspects of hunting and fighting. In their spare-time they like to create riddles.
They sound very interesting to me, though I have to wonder - if this cat is so masterful at finding dishonesty, and is terrible at being dishonest, what influence does that have on their moral beliefs? Surely there’d have to be something going on there. I’m also interested in how this cat uses deduction and discovers the truth - and why that doesn’t make them a great tracker.
The name is suitable, but I am curious - it might be that -nose or -heart is a better fit than -fur.
11:11 am • 27 November 2013 • 2 notes
Anonymous asked: One of my OCs is a three legged cream colored she-cat with turquoise eyes. She also has three scars (from a badger) across her nose and has no sense of smell. Would Jaggednose be a good name?
No. Your cat has three legs. That’s worth a name-change; compared to that, a scratched nose isn’t much at all.
11:06 am • 27 November 2013 • 1 note
Anonymous asked: Would Mixfur be a good name for a tortishell with one blue eye and one amber eye? She is also very scatter brained, so that's part of where the prefix comes from.
I believe I have answered this one before. Being scatter-brained has absolutely nothing to do with her prefix; prefix is for appearance only.
11:05 am • 27 November 2013
runningwind asked: Welcome back Grey<3! I hope you've been doing well ;w; I've gotten a few cats since I last seen you, so would you mind if I submitted them all once I get onto my laptop?
Thank you very much. Yes, that would be fine; send them in whenever you like.
11:03 am • 27 November 2013
Anonymous asked: Hi! I was wondering, what's your take on the whole "token kittypet/loner/whatever" joining a clan? I've been watching videos of introducing new cats to already settled cats and it looks very difficult, so the fact so many people have warriors ocs who were a kittypet/loner/from another clan joining a new clan now starts to piss me off (it pissed me off before because it's such a cliché now), but how accepting would a clan actually be to an outsider? One that isn't StarClan predicted or some bs.
I think it’s actually quite likely that the clans would, from time to time, invite certain loners, kittypets, or even ex-rogues to join them and become warriors. I’m certain that kittypets would be the least desired out of the three options, and that only moggy (mixed breed/non-pedigree) kittypets would be given the chance to prove themselves - if a kittypet looks like a kittypet (some fancy breed), I doubt they’d be accepted.
This is because blood-lines are something the leader and medicine cat would have to be acutely aware of. If a clan is left to its own devices for only a few generations, it’s going to be incest as fuck before long, because everyone ends up being related one way or another. The leader and medicine cat’s duty is to stop that from happening. By adopting in healthy cats who are wholly unrelated to the clans, the clan’s blood is kept from stagnating too much and going bad, and - until interclan relationships - there’s no problem of divided loyalties. I like to imagine that this was a major concern of Spottedleaf and Bluestar at the time Bluestar saw Rusty, which is why she was so keen to bring him into the clan (disregarding the Starclan rot) - and also why she was so happy about him still being a tom.
To begin with, a new cat might be given a bit of a hard time by their new clan-mates (especially if they’re a kittypet), but once they settled into the warrior lifestyle, they’d be accepted and treated as one of the clan. They have the leader and medicine cat’s support, after all.
11:03 am • 27 November 2013 • 2 notes
Anonymous asked: Hey, Grey! Just wondering, what kind of fish would Riverclan catch in the new territory? Or are there perhaps any other prey they would eat that isn't fish? If I recall correctly, they hate birds.
I have no idea what the canon clans would eat, owing to the fact I have no idea where the canon clans are meant to be. Originally, they were located in a kind of pseudo-England, but then somehow crossed over to North America.
But I can say this - if a cat is starving, it will eat a bird. Ordinarily, it might prefer not to, because the feathers are annoying or whatever, but when the choice is between dying of starvation or having to eat a bird, then the cat will get over the feather issue and eat to survive.
10:50 am • 27 November 2013
Anonymous asked: For the celebration, maybe we can have another round of "The Warriors Name Game?" if you don't mind?
Yes, we definitely will, Ruddles.
10:41 am • 27 November 2013 • 1 note