Tamaputians! From the island of Tamapoa, where everything is tiny and adorable.
Mata and Pato’s names are a tangle of convoluted puns. I’ll be delighted if anyone can unravel them.
Tansy: I don’t believe we’ve been introduced — Tansy Lavande, geologist. What brings you two into this?
Mata: We’re engineers! You can call me Mata, and my husband is Pato.
Nobody’s done a drilling project like this before. So we’ll design a drill for it, once you help us understand the rock we’re going through.
Tansy: I see. I don’t mean to be rude, but have you ever worked on a project of this . . .
. . . scale?
Mata: Aww, is this your first time working with Tamaputians? This is gonna be fun!