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ncblee
1331807.  Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:15 pm Reply with quote

I haven't seen this, so I'll ask here. Is there a way to get a bit of information into Ms. Toksvig's hands through the kindness of the elves (don't mind the butter)?

 
Jenny
1331821.  Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:46 pm Reply with quote

I think if you post it here, an elf may well see it.

 
Peterzx
1332999.  Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:58 am Reply with quote

I had the same question. It was about Sandi's splendid rant about mermaids' tails being on the wrong way round. Sorry, I don't remember which series this was in - it might have been the O series. She was quite right of course - a mermaid's tail, being scaly and therefore fishy, should operate laterally, not up and down.

I loved the rant. Well, it just so happens that earlier this year I came across a statue depicting a mermaid, but the tail was the right way round! - so it would work from side to side. I immediately thought of Sandi and I took a picture of it. So if you could tell me how to send the picture in I would be happy to do so.

Peter

 
Jenny
1333096.  Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:30 pm Reply with quote

Peter - if you can post the picture (or find somebody else's) somewhere on the internet, you can post it here, using the Img box. Click Img, paste the address of the picture, then click Img again, and click Submit, and it should show up as a picture.

 
ncblee
1334461.  Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:38 pm Reply with quote

Having noted in series Q Ms. Toksvig's interest in railroads and science fiction, I am going to assume at least a bit of an interest in early Hitchcock films (specifically "The Lady Vanishes" and the like) and recommend (if she hasn't already heard of it), a book series called "The Quadrail series". The first book is called "Night Train to Rigel", and the series is by Timothy Zahn. I realise that she has /s Copious Free Time (tm) /s, but hope she will enjoy it if she can get to it.

 
Peterzx
1334519.  Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:11 pm Reply with quote

Dear Jenny

Many thanks for your response and my apologies for the delay in replying! I have been away for the last week and had been trying to work out how to post the image on the internet, and thinking that maybe I would have to open an Instagram account - until I remembered that I often post photos on google maps! So the answer was staring me in the face - in fact I had already posted a picture from elsewhere in the grounds of the palace where the mermaid statue was.

Anyway, the picture of the mermaid statue is here

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/contrib/110810176065717732580/photos/@43.469283,-3.766268,3a,75y,90t/data=!3m7!1e2!3m5!1sAF1QipO8iK-Uv85D3vMBI5lNmX0E57dA6-Mqn_57Ftl_!2e10!6shttps:%2F%2Flh5.googleusercontent.com%2Fp%2FAF1QipO8iK-Uv85D3vMBI5lNmX0E57dA6-Mqn_57Ftl_%3Dw535-h260-k-no!7i1416!8i688!4m3!8m2!3m1!1e1?hl=en

Hope the link works, let me know if it doesn't. The statue is in the grounds of the Palace de la Magdalena, which is just outside Santander in northern Spain. The palace itself is glorious, as can be seen from the many pictures of it which are on google photos.

It would be interesting to know if there are any other depictions of mermaids anywhere with their tails on the right way round.

Peter

 
Jenny
1334568.  Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:24 am Reply with quote

Thank you Peter :-).

I will point your picture at the elves, who may be able to tell Ms Toksvig about it.

 

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