The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #31141   Message #404118
Posted By: mousethief
22-Feb-01 - 06:45 PM
Thread Name: BS: are mudcatters nicknames descriptive?
Subject: RE: BS: are mudcatters nicknames descriptive?
My name comes from a character in a book, whom I admire even if I don't resemble him as closely as I'd like to:

Gonff the mousethief padded silently along the passage from the larder and storeroom of Kotir. He was a plump little creature, clad in a green jerkin with a broad buckled belt. He was a ducker and a weaver of life, a marvelous mimic, ballad writer, singer, and lockpick, and very jovial with it all. The woodlanders were immensely fond of the little thief. Gonff shrugged it all off, calling every creature his matey in imitation of the otters, whom he greatly admired. Chuckling quietly to himself, he drew the small dagger from his belt and cut off a wedge from the cheese he was carrying. Slung around his shoulder was a large flask of elderberry wine which he had also stolen from the larder. Gonff ate and drank, singing quietly to himself in a deep bass voice between mouthfuls of cheese and wine.