Wednesday, March 31, 2010

You ever have one of those mornings where... wake up crying for no reason?  Well, I woke up the other day bawling.  Unfortunately(?), I remembered the dream.  It wasn't what you might expect: A long dead favorite pet, friend, or relative.  That last bite of really good meat that ends up having a squitchy in it.  Torture by nose-hair pulling.  The inability to dial the phone.  Nakedness in school.  Nope, none of that stuff...

It was my faerie's Song Time.  You see, when a faerie's Song Time comes, she must leave her human friend and become "one-with-nature" until the next cycle.  Luckily, I was with her and got her to the Place of the Crying, where faeries need to go to make the transition properly.  If their human companion is able to be present and participate in The Crying, she will be able to become part of a nearby tree or bush or other natural thing.  But more importantly, she'll be extra strong and pretty much invulnerable during the next cycle.  The only bad thing is she and the companion will never see each other again.

Yeah, I don't know what the hell that was either, but it was really sad to wake up from.  Good luck little faerie!

By the way, this is not even close the the weirdest dream I've had.  Not by a long shot.

My head is full of scary stuff.


Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Tim thought it would be a fun idea to add the snake aspect to the St. Patrick's Day Sale due to the obvious connection.  It then became very clear to us that the obvious was far from it for WAAAAAY too many customers.  Learn something (if you don't already know):

How St. Patrick Rid Ireland of Snakes

The Ancient Irish Serpent Faith Replaced by Christianity

Mar 4, 2010 Paula I. Nielson
St. Patrick was famous for banishing snakes from Ireland in the 4th century C.E. But how did he accomplish this and was this a literal or figurative purging?

Not much is known about pre-Christian religion in Ireland, however, the symbolism of the serpent is present everywhere, on stone monuments, jewelry, drawings, and in illuminated manuscripts. Where did this imagery come from and what did it mean? What happened to the snakes of the Emerald Isle? Did St. Patrick really rid Ireland of serpents?

Snakes in Ireland

The Irish-Catholic legend states that Saint Patrick bravely fought snakes and banished serpents from Ireland in the 4th century C.E. This was a fairly easy accomplishment as archaeologists assert that snakes have never lived in Ireland.
The National Geographic reports that the climate in Ireland was inhospitable to snake species until 10,000 years ago, when the seas arose and snakes were unlikely to be able to find their way to Ireland in the frigid seas. Snakes cannot survive in areas that are frozen year round as Ireland was until after the Ice Age, and they do not swim great distances to migrate to other areas as is seen in Hawaii, New Zealand, Iceland, Greenland, and Antarctica which are all snake-free. Following the Ice Age, however, snakes did return to northern and western Europe, reaching as far as the Arctic Circle.

St. Patrick Symbolically Banished Snakes

Most scholars believe that St. Patrick did banish snakes from Ireland -- at least symbolically. These were the snakes found in the ancient religion of the non-Christian Irish. St. Patrick spent his life bringing Christianity to the people of the Emerald Isle and dispelling what he considered to be false traditions of the Irish, which would include the reverence for serpents.
But not all of Celtic and pre-Celtic beliefs and myths, including those about serpents disappeared. St. Bernard, in his Life of Malachy, referred to the Irish of the 12th century C.E. as "Pagans, while calling themselves Christians." The Irish are still noted for retaining much of the old religion in their Christianity and artistry to this day.


Tuesday, March 9, 2010

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We all liked KICK-ASS. Wanna know more? Bug Drew to post about it on the forum! He'll do it! Hope most of you like the new look of the website. I labored on it and each little goofy icon button. I wrestled with a generic online PHP site thingy that I kinda hated and compromised on what you see now. Yes, your eyes are correct you can become a FaceBook Fan of Twilight Comics and I've signed up for a Twitter account. I'll try to use them more if it seems like you guys are into that stuff, but it's hard enough posting every few weeks about my health, so we'll see.

We'd really like to get more Magic events going through the week (instead of just Friday nights and Sundays), so if you're up for something different on a different day, let Tom know as soon as possible at

Time for my morning nap before trying to get myself up and useful at the store. Type at'cha later!


Monday, March 1, 2010


Sorry about last week's post.  There is a delicate balance that needs to be maintained between my hormone shots and my antidepressants apparently.  Otherwise, I get rediculously angry about nothing.

Anyway, Twilight Comics will be closing early this Thursday, March 4th at about 6PM.  We've all got tickets to preview Kick-Ass the Movie a good month before it's released.  Check the forum later this week for (at least) Drew's take on the movie adaptation of the Marvel comic/graphic novel!