biscuit: Is Megatron a mammal?
dr. krog: Well, what are the characteristics of a mammal?biscuit: They present milk (“’produce’ not present,” says Dr. Krog), but he’s male, so I don’t know…mammals have hair and he doesn’t really have much hair. He’s kind of all silvery. Is he warm blooded?
dr. krog: Well, he runs on electricity, that’s what channels inside him. He’s a machine.
biscuit: (very grandly): The question is ‘is electricity warm or not?’dr. krog: He’s not a mammal, dude. He doesn’t even have blood, just electricity. Transformers do, accordingly to the story, have a soul, so he’s a living machine and sentient. But not a reptile or mammal. Not an animal at all.
biscuit: (playfully): Okay, daddy, I get ya.
(five minutes go by as they watch season 3 of Transformers from the 1980's)
biscuit: Daddy? I don’t think Star Scream is a mammal either. But he’s still cinnamon.dr. krog: Sentient? He thinks for himself?
biscuit: Yeah, sentient. That’s what I meant, of course.
dr. krog: Yep, I guess you’re right.
biscuit: Of course I am. I’m very smart.
dr. krog: And humble.
Forgive my scattered posting. I'm past the halfway point in WIP5, still enjoying the honeymoon period. At this point, writing is like a drug, and I can barely make myself put down the laptop and go to sleep. Don't even ask about the dishes.
You just don't want to know.
It's like Mount Everest in there, but with spoons.