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March 24, 2005

back to mordor

I arrived back in Mordor last night on the backs of eagles. The skies are cold, greasy and dark, as opposed to the sunny fields of Gondor. The wicked Red Eye Orcs are on the move again, gathered reverently around the Crack of Doom as Sauron watches over them with his cruel, unflinching eye.

Sometimes Gurl compares DC to Menzoberranzan, the city of the drow elves in the Forgotten Realms campaign setting. Menzoberranzan is a city of evil, a cruel environment full of deceit and treachery populated by the drow (commonly known as the "dark elves") who are ruthless, and forever plotting against one another.

Come spring, you could also say that DC is the realm of Zuggtmoy, demoness lady of fungi from the Greyhawk setting, who brings mold, sickness and phlegm to the people. Her time is coming soon.

Can you tell I have post-vacation blues? And clearly it's time to play D&D again.

I did have a nice vacation though. I just talked to a friend on the phone about Tucscon, and he said it was, "the ugliest town I'd ever been to." Perhaps I was seeing things through rose-tinted lenses, and Homer did mention that it was the greenest he's ever seen it, but I didn't think it was so bad. I liked the suguaro and the palm trees, and my rashy hands completely returned to normal human hands due to the healing climate. And of course new meat in a smaller town is always popular, which is good for the ego, and I certainly needed a boost.

Gurl also returned to DC from Florida, and we both compared similar instances at the airport regarding local gay DC boys who will not acknowledge the presence of another gay person, because that of course would mean you're hitting on the other, which of course would be loss of face, a diplomatic faux pas. It was very refreshing to have people come up to me in Tucson and be friendly and talk and openly flirt with no pretense or veils of one sort or another. Here, if you talk to someone in a friendly and open manner, the immediate assumption is that you want to marry them, when in fact you're (at least me) simply being friendly.

Posted by jimbo at March 24, 2005 10:59 AM


My cats miss you already. You are a great guest to have, come back soon.

Posted by: homer at March 24, 2005 10:18 PM

I think I've read every Forgotten Realms book having to do with the Drow. LOVE those books.

Yeah my geekness just showed.

Posted by: mark at March 25, 2005 1:45 PM

I feel like that every time we have a Board of Directors meeting....

Posted by: wyocwby at March 29, 2005 9:21 AM