A Cat's Eye View Of Alien
January 27, 2012 5:48 PM   Subscribe

Cats On Film brings us My Day, By Jonesy. What's a cat to do when all the can-openers seem to have their attention focussed on the giant hairless kitten which just burst out of one of their chests?
posted by hippybear (8 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
The fact that Ripley lugs Jonesy's carrier around to the escape pod, even while running away from the slavering space monster, is my favorite thing about Alien.
posted by JHarris at 6:41 PM on January 27, 2012 [2 favorites]

This is the greatest idea for a blog ever.

The Third Cat.
posted by kagredon at 7:01 PM on January 27, 2012

It's a great idea but reads like fan fiction. Too long and too cutesy strained. Sherwin Tija's You Are A Cat! sets the bar for feline POV fiction.
posted by unmake at 7:34 PM on January 27, 2012 [1 favorite]

Pay no heed, hippybear.

Jonesy's interpretation of the activity in the movie made sense of all the inexplicable moments.
posted by BlueHorse at 8:03 PM on January 27, 2012

YES. Thanks for using the proper "focussed." Because when I read the regular version, focused? I rhyme it with "abused."
posted by nevercalm at 2:29 AM on January 28, 2012

In other words, in case I wasnt clear, you're my hero.
posted by nevercalm at 2:30 AM on January 28, 2012

The opening of this is very faithful to the Alan Dean Foster novelization. Since the story starts with the main characters in cryosleep, Foster's first chapter introduces each crew member by describing how well suited they'd be as "professional dreamers", an occupation where one's dreams are recorded for the entertainment of others.
Oh and there was the cat. Name of Jones. A very ordinary housecat, or, in this instance, shipcat. Jones was a large yellow tom of uncertain parentage and independent mien, long accustomed to the vagaries of ship travel and the idiosyncrasies of humans who traveled through space. It too slept the cold sleep, and dreamt simple dreams of warm, dark places and gravity-bound mice.

Of all the dreamers on board he was the only contented one, though he could not be called an innocent.
posted by radwolf76 at 5:03 PM on January 28, 2012 [6 favorites]


xenomorph in my feeding bowl ripley
posted by Joakim Ziegler at 6:34 PM on January 28, 2012

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