It's hard to be fair with fondue: you really only have six forks. I finally chose some people and fondued. To my relief my bedroom did not smell of melted cheese afterwards, though the kitchen had a heady scent of cheese, garlic and chocolate (mmmm. no, wait, yuk.) Woke up very full on Saturday morning. To find Don't eat the Neighbours the words first furry cartoon show making its debut on SMTVlive. Do you know about Furry fandom? They do comics and stories featuring furry folk with animal heads and human bodies. Very human bodies, if you get my drift. This story was about a single dad wolf who had just emigrated to England with his two teenaged sons, and moved in next door to poor, nervous Mr Rabbit, who is living with his teenage daughter and her two kids. His neighbour on the other side, a rather camp Mr Fox who's after the rabbit, the neighbour on Mr Rabbit's other side is Mr Bear (another incomer, doubtless). The storyline was exactly the same round of nervous (yet strangely excited) exchanges and plottings that you get in the first five pages of a furry comic, before they settle their differences and start swapping casseroles and beds (furry stuff tends to be rather cosy). Bizarre.
It was a good cartoon weekend. All of Monsters Inc. was wonderful, from in-jokes to out-takes. I'm thinking of doing my hair like Sully's -- I've got turquoise and pink hair dye at home, and some workshops coming up. I'll have to go back to play spot the monster. I'm pretty sure I caught a couple from Nightmare Before Christmas and one from Men in Black already. And then there was that wonderful scene in Kiki's Delivery Service, where Kiki's flying with the geese. She's on her first big delivery and manouvres her broomstick into position at the outside of the skein, and all the geese start honking. "They're going to go higher," says Gigi (her sarcastic talking cat), "They say a big gust of wind is coming!" and then the wind comes ... wonderful.