Saturday, August 11, 2007

Mysterious Island - Part II - The Arrival

Well, a few days of sea travel and eating bugs, trying to wash them down with wine, all the while surrounded by overly formal 19th century eccentrics, a demanding Time Lord(I love 'im but he really can test my patience), and a dwindling herd of penguins, can really make you wish for land. It was only a few days of sailing but it seemed an eternity. During our meals, Lady Palowakski was constantly stealing Sputnik's drinks and giving me useless spells in exchange(What do I need 'em for?...I got natural magic oozing outta my pores). And like a Time Lord doesn't notice that sort of thing! He seemed rather amused by it as far as I can tell. I thought maybe Darkling might need them though, so I pocketed the spells anyway. Bet she does a little dance over these!
Well, finally, we sighted the shore and the most ridiculous debate ensued as to what to do next. Talk about too many cooks! Of course, that genius of navigation, Captain Sparrow just had to stick his oar into the discussion whilst abandoning the wheel to do it. Blammo! got us ashore and resolved the silly discussion at once.The ship ran up against the island.
get this...
Right in the middle of all that arguing, just before the crash....a little voice pipes out of the aether..“Before you all go dashing onto the damn beach maybe you should let the kitten OUT of the bag before she FREAKIN‘ suffocates after all this DAMN time? JEBUS!”
Only a certain 19th century feline who'd been hanging around a certain 21st century Sidhe would be using slang like that!
Just as I'd surmised we had a most welcome stowaway, and as we bashed gracefully ashore with our ship... an apple barrel rolls across the deck, dashes Gnarli aside and overboard, hitting the railing of the ship, finally splitting open to reveal....THE CAT!!! YAY! Well. I was pretty darned happy to see her! She seemed none the worse for wear, although a bit appley. I secretly thanked her for the amusement, as watching Gnarli sail thru the air was kinda good. Poor guy. It looked like it hurt, though nothing compared to getting busy with dolphins(you wouldn't believe the story he told Sputnik! Thank god for Sputnik's gossip retention. It's kept me from going nuts during this trip).
But I digress....
and as Gnarli clambered back on board, all wet, he looked at Kira incredulously and instantly proclaimed her banned from the adventure. If he only knew the trouble Sputnik and I dragged her into on a continual basis with the ETC...and she always lands on her feet! Human males...over protective if you ask me. Well..Kira decided right then and there that it might give her great satisfaction to scratch Gnarli's eyes out and I had to swiftly grab her by the scruff and pull her off the vulnerable human. I knew she'd be sorry for it later, even if she couldn't see it now, and the easiest way I could think of improving her mood was to drag her over to the Sputnik. Time Lords do so like inferior beings for company and having TWO is always better than one. Makes his self proclaimed superiority that much more within reach(the dreamer). And I was right; he was overjoyed to see her and she forgot her bad mood immediately. assistant's work is never done.

Friday, August 10, 2007

20,000 Leagues Beneath the Mysterious Island

Well..Sputnik's dragged me into yet another lame adventure. Stuck on a boat with a bunch of maladjusted Victorians on our way to a Volcano. Oh Joy. Well..they're alright for the most part..just some bizarre behaviors every once in a while. I guess extreme repression just breeds. The Bardhaven dude is a weird one....dark good looks and that sort of "I'm stuck on myself" look about him, AND I just don't trust him AT ALL, in his year book at school he was probably voted most likely to double cross, ...but every one seems to take him in stride. The Captain it sort of a rough and so is his sailing. Not very reassuring(One reeeeelly good thing? Bardhaven dude and the Captain eat their meals together at the captain's mess. Away from ME. Yes!). ANYWAY....assisting the Sputnik is the job, I I just goes with the flows.

I'm not all that well acquainted with most of the folks on this dingy, but Darkling is among them and she's easy to get along with. Myself, being difficult to get along with, this is always a valuable find for me. I'm glad for her company, she's always clever and affectionate and apparently she's a halfbreed(Poor thing is only half Sidhe) and although historically this combination tends to produce dribbling insanity she seems to have escaped that horrible fate. Missing the Cat however...furry companionship like hers is always a plus. Guess I'm doing without it this trip. Speaking of animals...there are PENGUINS on this ship. That's all...not sure what to say on that. I think they are Gnarli's? I's just ....unusual.

This world must be of the strangest that Sputnik has ever taken me to....figures we'd get stranded here. Ah least the friends are good.