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The True Meaning of Nomfniti

“So it’s a party about fishies?” The smallest bunling was a tad confused and wiggled his whiskers questioningly.

“Yas! See, in fin…iti. Stuff. But who else has fins? Has to be a fish party!” The Bunling Who Knows Letters nodded.

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“But what if it’s another of those tricksy hooman words that mean other things? Like mermaids that don’t really do any cleaning?” The smallest bunling was not convinced. He eyed the letters on the paper dubiously.

“Nonsense, they like fishies! Maybe it’s a shark! Grrrman must like sharks, so it’s a shark party!”

“Why is there all stars and sparkles, then? They’re not very fishy.”

“Sparkly space sharks! FLYING sparkly space sharks!” The Letter Knowing Bunling was now hopping up and down with excitement.

“But-“

The smallest bunling never got to finish his next line, because it was at that exact moment that the squirrel dropped down from the tea zeppelin.

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“It meeaaaans-” He started and twirled a flourish with a magnificent tail wave. “-all-time! In-fi-ni-ti. All-time. Ever and ever. No ends, no stops, just more time, always more time.”

Silence fell as the newly suggested translation was carefully considered. Heads tilted, ears rose and flopped, whiskers wiggled.

“It doesn’t sound like all-time. It still sounds fishy.”

“Why doesn’t it just say all-time, then?”

“What about the space sharks?”

“How can you be sure?”

“I’m sure it’s space sharks!”

“I asked the Ladybun!” The squirrel lay down the triumph card. There was no arguing with that, if the Ladybun had said so, then it must be true. All the critters knew this.

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Another long moment of whisker-twitching took place. The smallest bunling rubbed his paws over his face for a moment, caught an ear and nosed it thoughtfully.

“So it’s an all-time party. Pretend-all-time party. Party like it has no stop?”

“Maybe it has no stop, Grrrman is magi.. matsi…matsish… he does magic!” The bunlings continued to have trouble with the word ‘magician’, but it never stopped them from thinking it’s a fun word.

More silent head tilting occurred until the smallest bunling tilted his head so much that he tumbled over. “…if he could do that, ‘m sure there’d be other things done with it, too.”

“Like stop winter?” The squirrel tapped his nose knowingly, then glanced around at the eternal summer meaningfully. A collective gasp rose from the critter pack, paws pressed to mouths in shock.

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“…if he can do that, he could also make it nom-time forever!” Addler, the otter butler, flailed his short paws in sudden divinely delighted revelation.

All the ears suddenly pointed upwards like a forest of fresh saplings.

“Nom-time…”

“…forever.”

“This is the best party ever!”

“Let’s serve noms!”

“‘n flags! Must share nomyeys!”

“Yeynoms!”

As crayons were rolled out and excited critter chatter filled the meadow, only the Bunling Who Knew Letters stayed sitting down. He had really wished to see a sparkly flying space shark. It took several strawberries and a whole banana to get him back in the mood, but when he did, he declared the whole party to be a complete Nomfniti and a new celebration was born.

When the critters heard that Alia would feature his friends at the Fallen Gods Inc. 8th Anniversary Festival, they immediately decided it meant they were going to feature, too. You can find them serving noms (just click to receive a piece) and peddling yeyflags on the rooftop garden in Selidor. They’re surrounded by an amazing amount of creativity, wares from over 40 creators. Come join the fun and take a spin in the balloons nearby!

Critters: !Ohmai – Mochi Bunnies, Steampunk Chestnut Squirrel, Sea Otter Pet

Eternal Market Wares:
meadowWorks – Anubis ~ The Embalmer
Unrepentant – Spirit of the Wind Statue – Bronze
The Looking Glass – Dream Fields Circle

Yeyflag Drawing Aids:
{vespertine}artistic mess.
Sari-Sari – Art Class – Palette (dark)
Sari-Sari – Art Class – Colored Pencils
Sari-Sari – Art Class – DIY Spray Paint

Shared Nom:
Poche – Sweet Strawberry Pancake

Various Home Background Details:
Happy Mood & D-LAB

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