It was a crisp morning, with just enough snap in the air to make life seem simple and sweet if you didn't have too much on your mind. Juno did.
"Love is such a dull word. It amazes me that the English language so rich in the poetry of love can accept such a feeble word for it. It has no life, no resonance. It suggests to me floofy white poodles, with pink noses and yappy voices, and probably adoring their owners."
"Sugarlips, a slice of spumoni won't melt you now."
"Lay it on my Daddy-O..."
"You know how it is with a dog like me, a common, no-good dog like me. He wants to bite another scruff. Some other scruff. Maybe it's lousy. But that's the way it is."
"Love. For two dogs in hundred, it's wonderful. Now pass me that spumoni."
NB: Alert readers Jed and Abby from Merryland (USA) have noted Loki and Juno's gatuitous use of Raymond Chandler-inspired dialogue. It's true. Though these two are opposite in every way, they both agree on one thing: Noir genre rocks, err, is hep, tip-top, you know, righteous. Some of our favorite Noir-inspired or Chandler tribute dialogues can be found here.
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"I keep your project safe from crows, coyotes, and flies. I prefer to be paid in salmon treats and tennis balls."
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