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Mongo Fiction: The Hungry Visitor

It was three in the morning as Daryl chanted the last words of the incantation, sure that this time he would summon a mighty agent to avenge the loss of his job.

Fire him from work, would they?!
The visitor stepped through the lattice of swirling green vortices into this world. It then

reached behind itself, toward the opening, and closed the portal behind it.

Swirling green vortices spun, faded, and blinked out as the figure approached, claws glistening with slime and feathery moth-antennae flailing, its insect-like eyes adjusting to the light, as if the illumination was painful, causing it to wince at first upon entering the room.

Daryl got a good, long look at it, as it shambled toward him.

Grabbing him, it gestured again, this time opening another gate, and, dragging him along screaming, strode toward it, anticipating.

The visitor was hungry, and this would be its most recent meal in a long, long time.

As it walked through its gate the visitor thought to itself. Why is it always morons who summon me? Once, I was called forth by some idiot in the 1920s who wanted to become a millionaire. Another, by this imbecile in the 1970s who wanted immortality!

Sigh . . .

An ultra-terrestrial’s work is never done. But on the other hand, slow-witted summoners are quite tasty when braised in a little blue wine sauce!

Happy New Year! Welcoming 2018 and Beyond

I slept in this morning, so here I’d like to wish all of you a happy 2018, or at least one less burdened by the troubles of 2017. You’ve seen the evil Doctor Incompeto’s resolutions for the new year, though I’ve yet to fully formalize my own, and maybe never will beyond this: I resolve to stay sane and to better my learning still further to the best degree possible. I think that would be enough for me. 2017 wasn’t too rough in my view. I finished and published a couple of books, and updated all three of my solo ventures: Dirge, Echoes of Forsaken Galaxies, & Fractal Shards I completed a remedial math course, and I’ll keep practicing workbook problems as I move on to the next course in the series. I’ve also made progress in my language studies despite the hindrances from personal motivation issues, so that’s good. Even better, in terms of Doctor Who, this year saw the introduction of the show’s first woman in the lead role, Jodie Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor – and she’s Northern, too! Woo Hoo!

So, one year down, another to go.

Let’s make it a brilliant one!

Tf. Tk. Tts.

Egads! I’ve been nominated (for an award)!

wpid-wp-1441063655909I’d like to express my thanks for The Creative Blogger Award from Babus at the Ajoobacats Blog. My ego and I are not always on speaking terms, and with my people skills such as they are I’m a little unsure of how to accept this gesture gracefully. There are times when I’ve severe doubts about my creativity.
So thank you muchly, whether I feel I deserve it or not.
But in accepting, there are rules, and here they are:

1. Thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their blog.

2. Share 5 facts about yourself.
3. Nominate some bloggers in return and notify them about their nomination.
4. Keep the rules in your post to make it easy for everyone to know what to do.
Five Facts About Me:
1. I despise eggplant, and have never liked its taste.
2. I once owned a dog, a miniature poodle named Tiny.
3. My first viewing of Doctor Who was of the early episodes of Tom Baker’s 7 year tenure as the Doctor — “Would you like a jelly-baby?”
4. My first viewing of the Doctor Who reboot was of Series One with Christopher Eccleston in the title role.
5. My confection of choice is gummy-candy.
So here I nominate the following blogs:

A Weekend at ROFCON… a Weekend Well Spent!

Last week I was busy reading, viewing lectures, and taking care of the house, the boys, and roomies Christopher and the infamous and dreaded Nimbus the cat!

Friday and Caturday were different, evenings occupied gaming and collecting cool things at Ring of Fire Con 2015 while hanging out with friends.

Being the terrible, horrible person I am, I even played a game of Cards against Humanity, though apparently I’m not terrible or horrible enough to have won…Oh, well, maybe next year, and then I can more realistically pass as a Bond villain.

It was good that I didn’t get too overstimulated incoming data-wise to enjoy the event, and with nothing in the way of my…psychology…causing problems for me, or for that matter, anyone else.

Caturday night we played a GURPS Dungeon Fantasy game, our characters getting both some swag from our exploits in the adventure, and more character points to buy cool and awesome traits!

Will I go again next year? Probably, barring anything between now and then that somehow manages to interpose itself in attending.

It’s been almost two decades since my last convention attendance, with perhaps, just hopefully, many more to follow for the gang and I together, we and our geekish pastimes…

Talotaa frang.

Slimy Great Old One [to the tune of ‘Pencil Thin Mustache,’ with sincere apologies to Jimmy Buffett]

My most recent excursion into being a terrible, horrible person, as I mangle an old earworm, Lovecraft-style.

Checkerboards of The Gods

Now they’re raisin’ horrors from out of the night,

spreadin’ ravin’ madness that no one can fight,

when the stars are right, and the world’s in a rage,

there’s monsters left and right on the cosmic stage.

I wish I knew a slimy Great Old One,

The Great Cthulhu kind, or a

puke-green shoggoth that crushes its masters,

while Hastur curses people who mention his name.

Ia! I remember bein’ human, not very finny,

changin’ to a Deep One, not Azathoth’s dinny.

Ia! I wish I knew a slimy Great Old One,

then I could cause some madness too.

Ia! It’s Yuggoth, Carcosa, the Plateau of Leng,

no blinkin’ at the things I see.

It’s because I have no eyelids, except the nictitating,

and only human cultists were sacrificed while gating, Ia!

Ia! I wish I knew a slimy Great Old One,

then I could cause some madness too.

But…

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Iä! Iä! [Iko Iko Parody]

kjytufkyfrkyrol87rl87rl7rlrkrkrThis started out as an idea to fool around with; twisting beyond the bounds of sanity the lyrics of my favorite tune from the soundtrack of the movie “The Big Easy,” with suggestions from my tweep @ExileDispatches, and long, sleepless dreadful mornings of near-madness pondering the eldritch horrors of the mindless, uncaring universe to which we must all eventually return.

This hideous cosmic blasphemy is sung to the tune of ‘Iko Iko’ by the Dixie Cups, to whom I most sincerely apologize for killing a perfectly good song. ~ Troythulu

My Old One and your Old One, chantin’ by the fire,

My Old One and your Old One are gonna set this world on fire.

Talk about Yuggoth, Yuggoth,

Iä! Iä! R’lyeh.

Azathoth, Shubby, Yog-Sothoth, Ithaqua, Dagon, Yig.

Look at my King in Yellow and rags,

Iä! Iä! R’lyeh.

I’ll betcha my soul he’ll drive you mad, Ithaqua, Dagon Yig.

Talk about Yuggoth, Yuggoth,

Iä! Iä! R’lyeh.

Azathoth, Shubby, Yog-Sothoth, Ithaqua, Dagon, Yig.

Look at that spawn, all squamous and green,

Iä! Iä! R’lyeh.

It’s not a man, it’s an alien thing,

Iä! Iä! R’lyeh.

Talk about Yuggoth, Yuggoth,

Iä! Iä! R’lyeh.

Azathoth, Shubby, Yog-Sothoth, Ithaqua, Dagon, Yig.

Iä! Iä!….

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