Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Fandom Mashup Revisited

Some of you may remember the old Fandom Mashups feature hosted by Micheline at Lunar Rainbows Reviews. I decided to repost a couple of those. The premise is Micheline would post a scenario and we would assemble a dream team from various fandoms to address the crisis. So... here's one of my faves. 

If you want to see the original post (from 2016!!!) click here

You've gained the ability to communicate with animals. Which magical (or non-magical) animals are you hoping to chat with?  

The Great Eagles of Tolkien 

The Rats of NIMH

Intelligent rats with technology living under the rosebush. Who knows what they could share? 


I think of all the animals a cat would be the most interesting to talk to. Hunters and connoisseurs of comfort, they could tell us a lot. 


Just everyday birds (although I imagine an owl would be interesting)- kinda like Radagast in Lord of the Rings, imagine what the birds could tell us.  


And of course the big D. Some say the dragons can enspell a being with its words or work magic. Perhaps they speak an elder tongue that predates man. Regardless surely a dragon would know the best secrets.


  1. Animals are the best...fiction or real <3

  2. Me gustaría comunicarme con mis perritas y dragones. Te mando un beso

  3. I agree with you about cats. I feel like they would have a LOT to say, mainly in the form of complaints about the accommodations 😂 But how cool would it be to KNOW what an animal is thinking, right!?

  4. Animals do have a certain perspective of our daily lives. I know I would love to know what secrets my dog might know. Thanks for the cool tag.

  5. Dragons would be so fun to communicate with - they are just so magical!

  6. Dragons would be cool. Would be a real Dragonborn speaking with the ancient Dovahs.
    (context: see Elder Scrolls: Skyrim)

  7. Yes, cats would definitely be on my list! I love their behavior and just love them. Yes, crazy cat lady here, and I sometimes go down a rabbit hole of watching funny cat videos on Instagram or Tick Tok! Happy Thanksgiving, Greg! :)

  8. I've never read Mrs. Frisby and The Rats of NIMH. I wonder if I have it added to Goodreads. 🤔

    Happy Thanksgiving! 🥧

  9. Hi there Greg!! Oh please start this as a meme!! I need something different that is only going to be loads of fun.

    Love this!!

    Of course I would also like to talk to cats. And the birds. That can only be interesting. Spiders!! Like Charlotte. I have quite a few Daddy Long Legs in the Library (they tend to love books, don't they). So I always tell the kids not to harm them as they are all Charlotte's friends. My spiders all live in peace.

    Elza Reads

  10. I want to talk to dragons! Any animal would be very interesting to talk to. Do you remember the old show Mr. Ed, with the talking horse!

  11. I love dragons too, and the eagles from LOTR. :D

  12. Do I really want to know what my cat thinks?

  13. I think I'd rather be able to communicate with dogs rather than cats because I'm thinking cats are so extremely judgmental. 😁