Monday, December 26, 2011

My Overlord Returned

For the celebration of Saturnalia. He was greatly perturbed at my failure to keep the fires of furnace four burning. "There are great abbundances of wood laid by Furnace Four. You only need add it to the furnace. Do not add furniture, even if you think it is old and discarded."

He didn't even beat me.

After several weeks of Revelry, the overlord and his retinue vanished in sulfurous smoke. Yesterday, he sent a message posted in foot tall letters of fire on the south wall of the courtyard: KEEP THE FIRES OF FURNACE 4 OR UPON MY RETURN YOU WILL TEND FURNACE 4 FROM WITHIN

that is som serius stuf.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Where im I going?

I keep thinking I am on the verge of a great adventure. Which terrifies me, but also is extremely disappointing every day it doesn't happen. It is only just around the next tomorrow or over the next rainbow. [Where did the leperchaun go? I really need to talk to him about the supstitution of gold bullion over the soup at the end of rainbows. It is absolutely no good eating gold bullion. And he makes the best soup.]

Anyways, my Overlord has been gone for ages. He and all the happy minions are gone. The house loan is, according to the bank, "up in the air." I am not exactly sure what that means. I hope it comes down.

Friday, July 29, 2011

"Every cloud has a silver lining."

That is what my boss said, today. We were looking up at a black sky lighted occasionally by silver flashes, but that was the only silver either of us could discern. The clouds were black above us. Below we stood in twilight, even though it was noon. No breeze, not the slightest hint of wind stirred. The sweltering heat seemed impossible with a cover that dark. The entire world seemed to be holding its breath.

Faint, but quickly growing into the familiar shriek, tornado sirens started. Just as the sirens became loud and clear, their cries were oblitterated by the roar. The breath the world had been holding hit us with full force. Sand and small pebbles blew into us with sound like a freight train rolling at top speed.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Old Job, New Expectations, And Loan Applications

As I don't think I mentioned, I got laid off from the job in town some time ago. About the same time the Overlord vanished for good [hehe... for good.] My boss came by the end of the week and told me to be there on Monday. Woohoo!! I get to be back making money! Eating real food!

But, that's not all, because there was no work at my old job some of the other employees took new jobs, so there's going to be lots of work to do. This is very good. My job used to get very tiresome. Now there will be all sorts of things to do.

My boss also thinks this dreary fortress is too far from work, so he has offered to help me buy a house.

Can you imagine: Me, in my very own house? I can't. But there it is. I spent the last two days filling out loan applications with lots a different banks. It's fun. I mean little ol' me walking into a full blown bank with people in suits and ties, the whole bit. It's a wee bit intimidating. Well, actually a whole lot more than a wee bit... It is really, truly terrifying.

But things are looking better all the time.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

How Long Can We Stay Awake Without Sleeping?

We start at a reasonable time on Sunday morning say about nine-ish... And wake about ten-ish Tuesday night having no idea how we came to be sleeping in the courtyard. We'll say: 32 hours.

Wednesday morning six thirty, we start... complete fail we are asleep by seven Wednesday. Only: 12 hours.

Thursday two in the morning... Sunday wake up at four in the morning on battlement. Guessing: more than 48 hours?

A big shock: Somebody actually is following us, here. Doesn't look like an overlord, though. More of an adventurer... Huh? why is an adventurer following us. [Don't look, pretend she is not following. Maybe she will go away.]

Not quite as big of shock, once, we realized where we'd seen her before. Trying to stay awake... Shhh!

Minion D., you have betrayed our presence to an adventurer. This can only turn out poorly with no big overlord to protect us or a bigger minion to distract her.

If it comes to a fight, D. distract, while I run away.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Long Time No Work

Fortune smiles upon us, warm days no need for further heating of drafty fortress complex. Spring has come with little yummy birds and tasty rabbits and green things growing in the courtyard. Yes, certain green things are edible, not good, but edible. And easier to catch.

The castle is very creepy without anyone here, but Minion D.. We talk often, but rarely reach any definite conclusions. One we have reached is that the Overlord is not here. Will the Overlord return? We don't know.

Minion S.'s hovel is empty. We can find no minions anywhere. Is there a seven-year spring migration that we were not informed of?

Thursday, May 12, 2011