They are called Perfectly Normal Beasts because otherwise this would seem a bit odd.
January 22, 2008 12:31 AM   Subscribe

Is the migration of the Perfectly Normal Beasts based on a real world occurrence?
posted by sushiwiththejury to Writing & Language (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
It's based on the North American buffalo migration.

Not the "ripping a hole in the fabric of time/space and disappearing" part though. That's made up.
posted by BeaverTerror at 12:35 AM on January 22, 2008

I always assumed Wildebeast, but same deal.
posted by opsin at 4:04 AM on January 22, 2008

What aspect of the story is your question about? The existence of migratory herd animals? The pattern of their migration? Something else?
posted by jjg at 7:05 AM on January 22, 2008

Somehow, the Perfectly Normal Beast-Pikka Bird relationship always reminded me of rhinos and oxpeckers.
posted by Plutor at 7:24 AM on January 22, 2008

And I'm pretty sure what he's got going there is that world's first Subway restaurant. What with the custom knives and breads.
posted by SlyBevel at 2:30 PM on January 22, 2008

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