I shouldn’t be because the internet is nothing if not a place for the niche-iest of niches, but I found this link on Kottke that talked about the size of Smurfs and how they lived in mushroom houses when ostensibly Smurfs were “three apples high” or in some rendering knee high on “humans”. That link led to another link which was a Smurf forum discussing this issue.
Things that amaze me about this:
- There is a Smurf forum (this shouldn’t amaze me, but it does)
- That the people on the Smurf forum are serious about the realism of Smurf building/construction
- That they write things like this:
If Smurfs are three apples tall, how can they live in mushrooms? What kind of mushroom is big enough to house a being about the size of a coke can? This has caused me a great deal of consternation over the last several days. Please help me!
A “great deal of consternation over the last SEVERAL days“!!! Wow.