I absolutely agree that 9 times out of ten people’s hatred of cats is because they don’t understand them but still, have y'all ever seen or owned *really aloof cats who hate being touched* in your lives because they do exist naturally as a personality type, and I unfortunately had one when i was growing up. It wasn’t fun
Thankfully my parents current cat is the biggest chillest sweetheart to ever exist so
My piece “Rattus rattus” for CALAMITY: Hexes, Prophecies & Plagues, the group show I curated at Light Grey Art Lab.
When the Black Death decimated the population of Eurasia in the 14th century, scientific and medical knowledge was not advanced enough to understand that disease could be caused by microscopic bacteria, carried by rodents like rats and transferred to humans by flea bite. European societies may had inadvertently paved the way for the plague when they exterminated tens of thousands of the rat’s dominant predator: domestic cats, who they feared were connected to witchcraft and satanic practices.
All hail the ship rat, changer of worlds 🐀🐀
It’s official canon that there are cats living in Skyhold so please imagine:
one of the cats somehow getting into the war room and just plopping itself down right in the middle of all those carefully placed markers and turning the organized map into absolute chaos because a nice sunbeam was shining on the table.
cats sleeping on the inquisitor’s throne (or alternatively clawing it to pieces)
cats in the infirmary lifting people’s spirits and keeping the injured warm
cats snuggled up beside Storvacker when she’s in Skyhold
someone making little inquisition uniforms for the cats to make them honorary inquisition members. The cats just fall over and refuse to move when they’re forced to wear the uniforms and Skyhold is left with a bunch of immobile, angry cats lying on the ground and twitching their tails. Later it’s decided that the cats will just wear inquisition collars instead
each cat having at least ten names because everyone calls them something different leading to some confusion and in one extreme instance, a duel over what one cat should be called
Note: I’ve removed some of my older fics from this masterlist, as their content stopped being in line with my current values and morals, or my writing style just has changed too much overtime. Some i’ll try to rewrite, others will be gone from this blog for good.