On Earth My Nina

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On Earth My Nina is a story written by Domashita Romero and illustrated by serenity_winner. It ran in Issue 37 at http://s2b2.livejournal.com/217892.html, and is mirrored at http://www.shousetsubangbang.com/mirror/on-earth-my-nina/.

The title of this story comes from the They Might Be Giants song. From THEIR wiki:

This song was concocted when John Linnell listened to "Thunderbird" backwards and interpreted his reversed vocals into lyrics. The track itself is not "Thunderbird" reversed; instead it is Linnell, without accompaniment, singing the lyrics he heard.

The They Might Be Giants song "Thunderbird" was a tangential inspiration for the story.

Additional supplemental material for this story exists: Pen's twitter, Jonathan's twitter, and Jonathan's blog.

There is a brief sequel to this story available on AO3, titled King of the Coop.

This story was the subject of a Weekly Group Read discussion on Goodreads.


From pinboard.in: "Two men go on a search for a fictitious animal in order to discover the truth."

From delicious.com: "An ornithologist and a dot com boomer go on a road trip. Thunderbirds are involved."

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