Cats Ship Prompts- Mall Date
Tuggoffelees- They get food, maybe pretzels or something, and walk around eating them. They look around other shops and things, buying various accessories. Misto finds a choker, and Tugger finds new gloves and spiked items. They also find a black t-shirt with a tiger on it, which they just decide to share. They also grab some makeup (eyeliner and black lipstick)
Eleccetera- They get slushies and walk around the mall, looking at various stores. Etcetera spots a shop with boy band merch, freaks out and heads inside. Electra isn't really into boy bands, but she loves Etcetera's enthusiasm, and they buy some stuff. Electra passes a music store with metal and rock albums, and the same thing occurs.
Mungoteazer- They go through various shops, pickpocketing various small items. Alternatively, they go through shops and buy the weirdest, most chaotic things they can find.
Alonzoteazer- Teazer tries to steal things, Alonzo leaves money and apologizes.
Bombacass- They buy dresses and makeup, and they people watch
Alonzostrap- Munkustrap IMMEDIATELY finds the local office supplies store and happily stays there for hours looking at all the pens and notepads and things (not me projecting LMAO). Alonzo stays with him for a while, then goes and gets them food, which they eat on a bench outside the store when Munk is done shopping
Demestrap: They sit in a bookstore for AGES, and they leave with a TON of books
Okay, so I just thought abt my favorite obscure animated movie and how a Cats crossover would be PERFECT
(it’s strange magic, of course it’s strange magic, look at these two oblivious idiots i love them)
Mistoffelees is Marianne
Tugger is Bog
Victoria is Dawn
Grizabella is Griselda
Macavity is Roland
Mungojerrie and Rumpleteazer are Stuff and Thang
Bombalurina is the Sugar Plum Fairy
Mistoffelees used to be dreamy, obsessed with love, and sweet before he realized that Macavity was cheating on him on the day of their wedding. After that day, Mistoffelees vowed to never fall in love again. He becomes protective of his younger sister, Victoria, and entrusts her safety to his closest friend, Plato.
Meanwhile, Tugger has outlawed love for his people after being betrayed by someone he loved dearly, and has imprisoned Bombalurina, who is known for creating love potions. After finding out that someone has stolen said love potion, he goes out with his followers to stop whoever stole it. He accidentally ends up kidnapping Victoria, and gives Mistoffelees three days to return the potion.
anyway I adore this movie, and I’m honestly imagining the “strange magic” sequence but with Tugger and Mistoffelees and now I’m emotional T_T
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Magic! (Physical & Nonmaterial)
Precanon hc series, part the seventh: magic. Like part 6, this time I’m again looking at some of the worldbuilding lore and my take on its place in the Cats universe. This section took me ages to finesse as I kept on changing my mind about it, and also kept wanting to add to it! Hopefully now that I’m posting it I’ll be able to leave it alone 😅
There are two types of magic: physical and nonmaterial. Physical is generally considered the more powerful of the two forms; Cats with physical magic often have nonmaterial magic as well. The names are mostly self-explanatory: physical magic deals with material things and physical effects; and nonmaterial deals with the mental, emotional and incorporeal. For example, physical magic includes Macavity’s levitation and Mistoffelees’ force lightning, and nonmaterial magic is things like Coricopat and Tantomile’s mind reading. Nonmaterial magic is often subtle, and Cats who have it don’t always know that they do.
Two known Cats have physical magic: Macavity and Mistoffelees. In general, Macavity is the stronger magical Cat. His control and execution are excellent, but Misto has more raw, unrefined power and the potential to be much stronger than Macavity. Macavity knew this from the moment he met Misto, and took steps to prevent it. He trained Misto to use his powers in a way that made him terrified of them, such as by forcing him to use it only to hurt, pushing him too far beyond his capabilities, and forcibly draining his magic from him. Even when Misto escapes to the safety of the Junkyard, he’s scared to experiment with it, and is unaware of how powerful he really is/could be. He doesn’t hide the fact that he has magic from the other Cats, but he rarely uses it around them. He’ll occasionally make sparkles for the kittens, or teleport himself away to somewhere quiet if he’s getting overwhelmed, but that’s about it. As he becomes more confident in himself he slowly begins to practise again; alone at first, but he soon allows Tugger to hang around since he always seems to find him anyway no matter where he goes. Even then, he won’t do anything unless Tugger promises to keep a certain distance away because he’s terrified of hurting him.
The present-day canon Jellicle Ball in the stage show is the first time the Jellicles (with the exceptions of Tugger, Bombalurina, and Demeter) see what he’s actually capable of, more than just turning the lights on and off. Although he’s gotten stronger by that point, he still needs to “charge up” for bigger moves (via the conjuring turns), whereas Macavity has progressed beyond the need to do that. Macavity is like level 50, Misto is closer to level 20, but with a high critical hit ratio.
Physical magic is like exercise in that it requires training and energy. It functions a bit like a muscle in that its strength and endurance can be trained and improved, and it can physically affect its user. For example, Macavity’s fire and Misto’s lightning can easily injure their paws if they’re not meticulously careful when using them. When Macavity first got his paws on Misto he frequently over-trained and over-worked him, which always left Misto exhausted, drained, achy, and vulnerable; he made progress, but it was much slower and painful than it would have been with proper coaching. Macavity trained himself far more carefully, ensuring maximum gains. That said, Misto’s large amounts of raw power means that occasionally he can pull off something huge and far beyond his level, such as teleporting Old Deuteronomy during the present-day Ball (his ability level at that point in time allowed him to comfortably teleport himself around the Junkyard, but would max out at moving a visible inanimate object a couple of metres, never mind an animate, far away Cat being held by another extremely powerful magical Cat who decidedly did not want the teleportation to happen). These big moves tend to wipe him out afterwards - after that Ball he collapsed and slept for three whole days, scaring the everloving fuck out of Tugger (who point blank refused to leave Misto’s side the whole time and would hiss at any Cat who got too close to his mate, unless they had food, of course).
One magical Cat (physical) can drain the magic out of another, but this is very painful and very dangerous. It’s also not a permanent thing, there’s no way to permanently steal or destroy another Cat’s magic - the magical energy replenishes itself after a few days.
Nonmaterial magic, on the other hand, can’t really be worked on. You either have it or you don’t. It has no physical effect on its user. There are two forms: sometimes it grows stronger over time - dynamic - like with Jemima, and sometimes it never changes - static - like with Tugger. You can somewhat improve it as a side effect improving yourself, but other than that, it is what it is. For example, Coricopat and Tantomile can read minds. They meditate frequently, which keeps them calm and improves their concentration, which has the side effect of enabling them to “read” from a greater distance than if they were frequently stressed or upset. In this respect it’s a bit like cleaning a dirty window - your vision doesn’t improve, but the view is clearer. It’s more like manipulating the surroundings to make it easier. Nonmaterial magic is much more common than physical magic, which is quite rare, but nonmaterial magic, especially static, is far more likely to go unnoticed.
Macavity - levitation, telekinesis (including controlling other Cats’ movements), pyrokinesis, invisibility, voice throwing, shapeshifting, short-term trances (physical); visions (dynamic nonmaterial) (aware)
Mistoffelees - force lightning, voice throwing, glamours (he can somewhat modify his own appearance - mostly used to hide his scars), teleportation, conjuring, light manipulation (✨SPARKLES✨), short-term freezing, small-scale telekinesis (physical) (aware)
Coricopat & Tantomile: mind reading, psychic bond (they have a link with each other that enables them to feel the other’s emotions and have mental conversations) (static nonmaterial) (aware)
Tugger - cheer (he can boost morale and always cheer people up no matter how bad they feel - very low level, since he’s already naturally so charismatic and magnetic the magic only really gives that a little boost - it’s so low-levelled and subtle that even Misto never senses it) (static nonmaterial) (unaware)
Jemima - empathy (she can feel the emotions of other Cats as if they were her own - only very strong ones when she’s young, but as she ages it becomes stronger - eventually she can identify emotions other Cats aren’t even aware they’re feeling) (dynamic nonmaterial) (initially unaware)
Old Deuteronomy* - ability to communicate with the Everlasting Cat. Only during the Jellicle Ball. This is a unique ability that automatically is passed down to each new Jellicle Leader when they inherit the role. It’s not really a conversation as much as an exchange of emotion/will. Old D feels the will of the Everlasting Cat during the Jellicle Choice, and can communicate his approval if there is a mating pas-de-deux at that Ball. (static nonmaterial) (aware)
All magical Cats have heightened senses - better hearing, sense of smell etc. They can also sense the presence of other magical Cats, which is how Macavity originally found Misto. It functions somewhat like a sixth sense. They can tell when another magical Cat is nearby, and how powerful they are. This only works when the sensing Cat is aware they themself have magic, and the sensee’s magic is over a certain level. For example, Jemima has nonmaterial magic, but due to her young age it hasn’t really developed yet, so Misto and the Physic Twins can’t sense it in her yet; and since she isn’t aware of it yet herself, she can’t sense theirs either. Of course she knows they have magic, but she can’t sense it for herself yet. Misto and the Twins sense her for the first time after the present-day canon Ball when she sings in Grizabella’s song and her magic grows stronger.
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