Wednesday, April 26, 2006

AFK again

Off for meetings tomorrow, so from Thursday morning until Sunday, anyone who wants to reach me will have to do so on my mobile.

Note to burglars: my flatmate will still be in residence. But you can steal her if you like.

You have to know Falmouth high street to get this really, but today a removals lorry was attempting to turn up one of the incredibly narrow side streets, surrounded by at least thirty people with their mouths open, pointing. The lorry was still having a go by the time I had moved on, and perhaps it will still be there when I return. We have had a proper scandal down here about Satanic drug murders, and bodies dumped in the sea, and then being pulled up by a fishing boat called 'The Clairvoyance', so it's not that we're short of occurances. But there will always be something magical about a big lorry trying to turn in a small space.

Good luck to the plucky scamps, say I.

Right, I'm off to play what I think is the final session of this D&D campaign. My paladin (injured) has now ascended to the dizzy heights of 5th level, and thus can Smite Evil twice per day. Twice per day!

Evil, consider yourself Smoted.

27 comments:

Fat Roland said...

Your who has now ascended to the where and thus can smite WHAT?

If it's more complicated than Snakes & Ladders, I'm lost, I'm afraid.

Pashmina said...

How come "smitten" has such different connotations from "to smite"? Clearly people just don't do enough active smiting (smiteing?) these days. Outside D&D or WoW, obviously.

Anonymous said...

smitten? smoted?
smotten, surely?

james henry said...

Smattled? Smot?

Anonymous said...

Smote's a word innit? I've always liked that one - even if it isn't.

So he's not gone yet. Party's on hold till tomorrow everyone!

little wooden spork said...

Smote?

Are You Mad? said...

Smote?!? Smote?!?
At least he didn't say smotled...

rob said...

How do mouths point?

Aimee said...

Having been a childhood victim of recurring Cornish holidays, I remember Falmouth - mostly due to my (then) underdeveloped wit choosing to hear it as 'foul mouth'.
I dont remember it being gaudy enough to warrant fishing boats called 'The Clairvoyance' though.
Sounds like its verging on exotic, what with the removal lorries and Satanic drug-related murdered sea-dumped bodies. How times change. Even in Cornwall.

james henry said...

I haven't gone yet Rob, so don't think you can get away with leaving muddy footprints all over my blog.

Aimee: we have a Toni and Guy in Falmouth now. Ho yuss.

Okay, I'm leaving.... now.

patroclus said...
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Piers said...

"He's not dangerous. Just misunderstood. Anyhow, it's different with me. He won't treat me like he did all the other Creatures of Darkness he's had over the years. We mean something to each other."

New and improved? said...

Last time i played D&D i was a Kender Paladin, kind of an odd concept to be so short and smiting so hard?
Once i read the Wee free men memories of playing a short easily distracted person with enormous religous conviction came flooding back. strangely i get the same sensation when watching father ted?

Dancinfairy said...

Last time I was in St Ives (with equally small streets) I saw a van get wedged in in much the same way.

Hours of amusement, particually as the man got out of teh van and started saying "to me, To you" in a Chuckle Brothers style.

Aimee said...

One quick and unrelated question I feel I must ask you, as you are indeed one of the writers of Green Wing - Series 2, Episode 5 - how could you??
I'm highly concerned I may have a combination of heart palpitations/mental health issues in later life as a result.

Silly haircuts are no excuse. Falmouth's Toni & Guy cannot not save you. I feel a new kind of smoting may be in order..

woot said...

Have you seen Bruce Almighty were he starts having a strop has yells "Smite me. Oh mighty Smiter"?

Also when I was going to St Ives I met a man with seven wives. They had a lot of luggage...

Jennifer said...

Aimee just took the words right out of my typing fingers.

You writing lot are just undiluted evil...

Anonymous said...

honestly, i think you're trying to kill me!!!!
wtf?????

didnt get that kind of comments on bob the builder, did you?

Anonymous said...

Surely you are "AFK" as you are very, very scared of all the smiting that wil come your way from the Green Wing fans. Suriously, how could you do this to us?

Anonymous said...

Ha ha ha. I have to agree! I have never felt quite so frustrated, distraught in all my life! It was soooooo wrong on so many levels! Mac and Caroline - v v v good, Mac and kid - soooo bad, Caroline and Guy - shockingly awful!!!

edzmen said...

Yes I'll second that!

Come on James, explain yourself...

katiepillar said...

Ep 5: Loved it all but it was so emotionally draining! It was like a rollercoaster. Phew!

Explain yourself, please. *g*

Aimee said...

I cant quite decide if I feel proud or ashamed.
On the one hand I am the ringleader of the angry lynch mob of Green Wing fans who have descended on your personal blog.
On the other hand..well, I am the ringleader of the angry lynch mob of Green Wing fans who have descended on your personal blog.

Anonymous said...

Finally we get Guy and Caz together. About time. Well done GW writers for never doing the boringly obvious. Love it.

Anonymous said...

Aimee, you should be proud! It was a hell of a relief to see I wasn't the only one who thought they had experienced some kind of stroke on Friday night!

New and improved? said...

i have to agree about ep5. such a well orchestrated episode. plot loaded to the max. This episode is the hook, i'm not going to be able to avoid the telly on a friday night now.
and this is the one you can refrence for all the future plot twists, so many little details that got eclipsed by the Mac/Caroline/Holly plot. can't wait to see them pan out.

belladona said...

Top quality manipulation there on Ep 5! Skill (hmm, what with saying that and 'Dancing in the street' being on the stereo it's like I'm back in the 80's).