In nekoatsume something like this would cost at least 40 gold sardines.
May 26, 2015 7:52 AM   Subscribe

Catgrid. A grid of cats.
posted by phunniemee (33 comments total) 23 users marked this as a favorite
 
There seem to be only three cats, so I guess getting BINGCAT! is impossible.
posted by Going To Maine at 7:59 AM on May 26, 2015


When they get to the back row, do they power up for greater movement options?
posted by GenjiandProust at 8:08 AM on May 26, 2015 [1 favorite]


You have to wait until the one cat stops doing his hand dance routine, then a few more cats appear.
posted by Mister Moofoo at 8:09 AM on May 26, 2015 [4 favorites]


I've never put real money into Nekoatsume, but if this was available...
posted by codacorolla at 8:11 AM on May 26, 2015


I like when they just sit in the box and stare at you with that dumb cat face cats have.
posted by phunniemee at 8:19 AM on May 26, 2015 [5 favorites]


Like this.
posted by phunniemee at 8:20 AM on May 26, 2015 [6 favorites]


Now glue the opposite edges to each other for an infinite wrap-around grid of cats!

(What, you don't have space-bending non-Euclidean glue? Oh well.)
posted by Rangi at 8:21 AM on May 26, 2015 [2 favorites]


I'm pretty sure most of those jump cuts are just where they started bopping each other on the head.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 8:34 AM on May 26, 2015 [3 favorites]


You have to be careful because if you get three similar cats in a row they explode which, yes, makes room for more cats, but . . . Yuck.
posted by The Bellman at 8:39 AM on May 26, 2015 [1 favorite]


I have 5 cats. I soooo want to try this.
posted by Hal Mumkin at 8:49 AM on May 26, 2015 [4 favorites]


I'm pretty sure this is what parts of Cat Heaven look like
posted by The Whelk at 8:52 AM on May 26, 2015 [2 favorites]


I deeply enjoy cats that have been organized.
posted by theraflu at 9:03 AM on May 26, 2015 [13 favorites]


There's a game mechanic in here somewhere, goddamnit.
posted by JoeZydeco at 9:04 AM on May 26, 2015 [1 favorite]


Um, guys, the account is "9cats". In the about section, the names of all nine cats are listed.

With nine cats, you pretty much _have_ to start arranging them in some kind of grid.
posted by amtho at 9:12 AM on May 26, 2015 [2 favorites]


I deeply enjoy cats that have been organized.

There's a joke in here somewhere about unionized cats and fat cats but I just can't find it.
posted by phunniemee at 9:13 AM on May 26, 2015 [2 favorites]


BEST GAME OF 2048 EVER.
posted by maryr at 9:26 AM on May 26, 2015 [1 favorite]


Also, in nekoatsume the special cat for this item would be Maru and he would just sit and stare from the box with phunniemee's dumbcatface.

This would only serve to emphasize nekoatsume's greatest flaw: The lack of animation for special cats.
posted by maryr at 9:27 AM on May 26, 2015 [1 favorite]


At least one of those moves was illegal.
posted by Nanukthedog at 10:03 AM on May 26, 2015


Tic-cat-toe!
posted by oceanjesse at 10:19 AM on May 26, 2015 [1 favorite]


Now fill one of them with litter.
posted by orme at 10:28 AM on May 26, 2015


I expected more bopping.
posted by achrise at 10:58 AM on May 26, 2015


There's a joke in here somewhere about unionized cats and fat cats but I just can't find it.

Please do not ionize your cat.
posted by sebastienbailard at 11:02 AM on May 26, 2015 [3 favorites]


Please do not ionize your cat.

Cation.
posted by phunniemee at 11:06 AM on May 26, 2015 [13 favorites]


omg I need that song

also praying cat!
posted by halifix at 11:39 AM on May 26, 2015


OMG that cat is making the jerk off motion at me.
posted by janey47 at 12:33 PM on May 26, 2015


I imagine that the cuts leave out the dark side: someone starts a scrap over the wall, which results in vertical leaps, mad scrambles and boxes flying everywhere.

And then the cats are back in their boxes again.
posted by bonehead at 1:10 PM on May 26, 2015


In the kanji for cat (猫), the radical (犭) means "dog". I'm a little irritated by this. A cat is not a type of dog. (And don't get me started on "虹".)
posted by kurumi at 1:17 PM on May 26, 2015 [1 favorite]


That was soooo boring. Just a bunch of cats. Hopping from box to box now and then. There they go. And there they go again. Somehow I watched the whole thing. I think I'll watch it again.
posted by moonmilk at 1:51 PM on May 26, 2015 [2 favorites]


I found the Ritual of Gratitude to the God of Cardboard Boxes quite interesting. The elaborate pressed-paws sequence was splendidly performed (in my opinion as an amateur ailourologist).
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 1:54 PM on May 26, 2015 [4 favorites]


also praying cat!
posted by halifix at 2:39 PM on May 26 [+] [!]


OMG that cat is making the jerk off motion at me.
posted by janey47 at 3:33 PM on May 26 [+] [!]


There are two kinds of people.
posted by maryr at 2:28 PM on May 26, 2015 [9 favorites]


The ones who teach their cats to creep on strangers, and the ones who don't?
posted by tigrrrlily at 2:35 PM on May 26, 2015


In the kanji for cat (猫), the radical (犭) means "dog". I'm a little irritated by this. A cat is not a type of dog. (And don't get me started on "虹".)
posted by kurumi at 1:17 PM on May 26 [+] [!]

While 犭 does come from 犬 (hound), this radical is not restricted to dogs but is more of a generic "animal" radical. For example, it shows up in "monkey" (猴), "lion" (獅), "fox" (狐), "wolf" (狼) or even "mammoth" (獁), and in a bunch of words mostly related to cunning, ferocity, hunting and crime... Not so inappropriate for Nature's cutest killer?

Now, in traditional chinese "cat" is actually written 貓 (豸 radical + phonetic 苗 miao). 豸 is used for a range of other animals including leopards, panthers, minks, and badgers. In japanese and simplified chinese, the more accurate 豸 was simplified to 犭in 猫, probably reflecting the fact that people write more often about cats than badgers.
posted by dragondollar at 7:17 PM on May 26, 2015 [4 favorites]


No, the kitty was wringing his little paws because the other cat had left! He was worried! But then more cats came and everyone was happy.

Rorschach cat grid!
posted by jaguar at 2:00 PM on May 28, 2015


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