Friday, April 12, 2013

Hitting the Books

Still no luck finding anyone who's even heard of anything like what's happened to Sam. Instead of answers, I've gotten a series of ever more sympathetic looks as they condescendingly explain that him being alive is impossible, and that it's very sweet that I don't want to give up on him, but that I should really let go.

I have a very sneaking suspicion that people think I'm not very bright when they say this. I guess it makes sense, I'm a big hulking black 'man' who's been homeless for years. None of that is associated with intelligence in this country. That's partially my fault. I've let myself get lazy, taught myself to act less intelligent to blend in.

I know I mentioned a while back that I have 'an unused degree', but I've never talked about it any further. I graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BA in Medieval History eight years ago before going on to pursue a masters in Medieval Warfare. I may be a big burly guy with a stick, but when it comes down to it I'll always be a researcher first and a fighter second.

Fighting hasn't done me any good so far, so it's time to crack open the metaphorical books and see what I can find. I've stopped off in a town with a big library. I'll post as soon as I find anything.

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  1. I uh... huh.

    That degree sounds so... marketable. I can't imagine why you're homeless.

    I'm surprised you don't keep a sword or something. Some sort of practical weapon.

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    1. Firstly, my degree has nothing to do with me being homeless.
      Secondly, swords are both very expensive and VERY illegal. Otherwise, I would. I have a practical working knowledge of most common medieval weaponry.

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    2. Also, a staff is a perfectly practical weapon.

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    3. I prefer something with a point or an edge. Like a spear.

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    4. I prefer both not getting arrested and not killing people.

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    5. Just because it has a point, doesn't mean you have to use that point. But you can bet they'll be watching that point.

      Can't help you with the cop thing.

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    6. Besides. I grew up taking Aikido. I'm best with a staff. I'm good with a sword, but I haven't been using one since I was seven.

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    7. A sword is a TERRIBLE weapon. I'm sorry to butt in here, but honestly. Not only is that conspicuous as fuck but it's useless against long distance weapons. And staffs, while blunt and good for smacking people, aren't very practical. Honey, get yourself some butter knives and learn how to throw them.

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    8. A staff is a more practical weapon than a BUTTER KNIFE. Especially as I've been training with/using one for twenty years.

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    9. I'd say go for the weapon you're most familiar with. In Lysander's case, staves.

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  2. Not much I can say here.

    I can only wish luck in your research, hope you find something useful.

    - Mr. Incognito.

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    1. Thanks. I may have some promising leads.

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    2. Good to know, if it doesn't compromise anything important to you, then will be looking forward to read about those leads you dug up.

      - Mr. Incognito.

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  3. You think the reason everyone keeps telling you you're boyfriend is probably dead is because he might be? Although fair is fair, mix ups can happen. Also freaky ass dreams are never just freaky ass dreams. It's plausible I suppose, though it raises the question of just what the hell it was you found in that trash bag.
    In my experience though people don't come back to life. If it seems too good to be true it probably is. I guess just, don't get your hopes up. And don't do anything stupid or jump to any dumbass conclusions just because of how badly you want this to be true. Take it logically okay?

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    1. Annalee, if there is any chance that Sam is out there, I owe it to him to find out. Even if all I can do is help him finish moving on to whatever comes next. There is nothing I wouldn't do to help him.

      I'm aware that even if I discover what happened to him, there's a big chance I can't bring him back. But he's in pain, and I want to do what I can to soothe it.

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  4. I hear you. Still I wouldn't know how the hell to explain whatever the hell it is your experiencing at the moment. Well maybe, Huh. I don't take shit at face value most of the time, but I could skim the database and see if I can give you something to go on. No promises though.

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    1. I would appreciate that, thank you.

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  5. Amalgamation Sage might have known something. One of his blog posts mentioned rescuing a trapped soul.

    Unfortunately he's been silent for roughly ten months now.

    I might point you to Rose, who also seems apt in 'freaky stuff that makes no sense to me', but I'm not sure she'd be able to help with this particular problem.

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  6. Slenderfuck can do a lot of weird fuckin shit. Don't give up hope, but watch your ass.

    ~

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    1. Slenderfuck? Now when was the last time I /heard/ anyone use that term? Hmm...

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    2. Do you have something you'd like to share with the class?

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    3. Not at all. I've too much respect for Zombies.

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    4. Shh, darlin. You may be right, but don't spoil it now.

      ~

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    5. I would never. What am I? Some crazed proxy therapist running psychopaths like a freelance contracting firm?

      Pffft.

      I'm like, a gentleman or something.

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    6. You've really moved up in the world, I'll give you that much.

      ~

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  7. You need help RIPPING into another dimension huh...

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