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Subject:Hello Deity?
Time:11:21 am
It's my grand-niece's 3rd birthday later this week, and when I was thinking about her present I was told that she's very fond of pink things and Hello Kitty. So I got her various pink things including some Hello Kitty stickers and wrapped it all in Hello Kitty paper.

So I was thinking about this, and remembered an old SF story by Cyril Kornbluth called The Advent on Channel Twelve in which millions of kids are encouraged to believe in a children's character called Poopy Panda, to such an extent that their belief makes him into a real deity.

So, mashing that idea together with American Gods, what sort of deity is Hello Kitty, and is she worth worshipping? I don't see her being heavily into smiting, somehow, though some might disagree, but her back-story, as I understand it, is more of the "kindness to others" variety. She probably doesn't fit the Bast slot, and I suspect she's a bit too wishy-washy to appeal to e.g. Catwoman.

Any thoughts?
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beer_good_foamy
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Time:2014-02-17 12:03 pm (UTC)
You've seen Hello Cthulhu, right?
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ffutures
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Time:2014-02-17 01:48 pm (UTC)
Yes, but I'm thinking more about the "real" thing here.
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orangemike
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Time:2014-02-17 07:30 pm (UTC)
I'm thinking sort of a maidenly demi-goddess of welcome-to-my-home and good wishes, Janus in the sense of god of doorways and entrances, crossed with Hera as hearth goddess.
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ffutures
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Time:2014-02-18 01:00 am (UTC)
That makes sense - thanks!
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murphys_lawyer
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Time:2014-02-17 08:37 pm (UTC)
Here's the official bio. There's other source material too, some of which can be found in the most unlikely places...

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ffutures
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Time:2014-02-18 01:07 am (UTC)
The shrine thing is awesome. Okay, that's great, thanks very much!
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speakr2customrs
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Time:2014-02-17 08:40 pm (UTC)
She'd be much more worthy of worship than the Judeo-Christian god, that's for sure.
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ffutures
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Time:2014-02-18 01:07 am (UTC)
No argument here.
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