The Superhero Diaries 5.17: binary

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Psychic Sue, is your Psychic Recorder receiving me? Over.

I repeat. Are you receiving me? This is Picksil Chimes. I have Bettystretch here and we need your help.

This is Psychic Sue. How are you communicating through the Psychic Recorder?

I’m using the computer interface override. I belong to a group of elves who live in Cyberspace and I’m trying to gather some help as our domain is under attack from a group calling themselves the Weathermen. Apparently, you have had dealings with them. They have or are trying to make the weather operate via a binary algorithm, rather than by its more natural causes.

You say you have Betty. Is she OK? We received a priority one alarm from her.

Yes, she’s fine. She has agreed to help. I had to bring her over through your social media platform, and she has agreed to help, but needs further assistance from the EFB. She has found she has developed another ability whilst being here, in the fact that she can shrink now as well as stretch, which in cyberspace is quite a handy thing.

A few of the team have developed new abilities of late, which is most odd. I’m sensing you are genuine with your request, Picksil, how can we help you from here?

That is the point, Psychic Sue. You need to come over to cyberspace to assist, the battle can only take place here in the virtual environment. The Weathermen are almost through the first firewall. Do you have a team available?

Well, there’s me, although I have to stay here to monitor the recorder. Firetop, Parrot Girl and Lycralad are around somewhere, as is Invisible Charlie. Muriel Magnificent was here this morning, but seems to have vanished – I can’t even tune into her thoughts, which is rather worrying. The Cloud is here. I’ll call a meeting and see if they can venture into cyberspace with you.

Thank you, Sue. The best way to enter would be through the social media platform, the same way I brought Betty over. Tell them to upload new and clear avatars so I can focus upon their pixels for the transformation and bring them across. I think it is good for you to remain on the Psychic Recorder as it is so much easier to communicate this way.

Leave things with me, and we should be able to arrange the crossover in about an hour’s time.

Oh, and if you get chance, Sue, check in on Muriel Magnificent. She is in her quarters on the third floor, but the Weathermen have sent her a binary message through her comms console. They have sent another to the Crimson Songbird, who hasn’t replied yet; it may be advisable to ask her not to open her comms.

OK, Picksil, I shall do that and gather the guys. We’ll be through as soon as we can.

+++ DATA SOURCE LOST +++

Please Allow Me to Introduce Piclets!

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Yes, I’m launching yet another blog. < – Six words!

This is another outlet for my creativity, this time for the digital doodles that I create that don’t seem to fit here or on Splodge and Splatter, but still need to be broadcast around the world.

The reason for this new blog is very simple. I recently had a very cost-effective job done (NOT the Bathroom, by the way, but ANOTHER job!), and, as I’d sent a Cosmic Order out to the Universe for it to be cost-effective, and received the order very quickly, I wanted to give something back.

I asked the Universe for a prompt as to what I could give back, and in a split second the word ‘Piclets’ appeared in my mind. I knew it was for sharing pictures (a PICture outLET if you like!) for free for those folk who just so happened to want one of my images, but before I started with the blog I did a quick internet search to see if the word ‘Piclet’ was already in use… obviously, I didn’t want to step on anybody’s toes.

Variations of the word came back, but nothing for Piclets itself (unless the search engine I used was doing its usual trick of giving me what it thought I was searching for, rather than what I actually was searching for!), so I went with it. I created a new blog in WordPress, and piclets.wordpress.com was available, so I went with that as well. It’s a free site, so there will be adverts but you don’t need to bother with them if you don’t want to.

Over time, and when I can (and looking at my recent blog-posting record I wouldn’t hold my breath if I were you!), I will post a selection of my created images that I will just give out to the world completely for free, to be used for anything. Just right-click on the desired image(s) and save to your computer.

You may find the candles I gave will be placed over there as well, plus seasonal goodies… and Hallowe’en is coming up, so I may get my Hallowe’en thinking cap on sooner than planned. We shall see.

All of the images are created solely by me, out of random shapes and/or textures, but I feel in doing this I am, in a small way, giving something back to the world for free.

It may take off; it may not, we shall see. But for now, Piclets is LIVE!

This is a post for Six Word Saturday. Yes, I am aware that I’m posting it on Friday, but it is good to be early for once! Who knows when the next post will appear here… soon, I hope!

Have a great weekend.

By the way, the images on the new blog are very sparse and created (with the exception of the candle!) just for the launch of the blog. The next post over there will feature more lovingly crafted images – but  a start is a start! And – Oh! Click the image at the top to get to the new blog. Hehehe!

The Superhero Diaries 5.16: Cyberspace

Hi! How are you? Good to see you here!

I’m Betty, or Bettystretch if you’d rather know me by my Elite Force of Britain super code name.

I’m here to comment on a case from our diaries that has been somehow released into the public domain. As usual, it was an odd one… even more so as it began with a routine chat on our private and confidential Social Media stream…

BettyStretch246:
Just checking in to the social media stream. Is anyone online?
CONNECTING
404 NOT FOUND
BettyStretch246:
I’ll take that as a no then.
CONNECTING
404 NOT FOUND
BettyStretch246:
OK then. I’ll check back later
PICKSIL CHIMES:
BETTYSTRETCH246. THIS IS PICKSIL CHIMES REQUESTING URGENT ASSISTANCE FROM CYBERSPACE. PLEASE RESPOND
BettyStretch246:
This is a secure channel, Picksil Chimes, for EFB members only. Your accessing here violates the terms and conditions.
PICKSIL CHIMES:
APOLOGIES FOR THE INTRUSION BETTYSTRETCH246 BUT I HAVE TRIED MANY MEANS TO REACH YOU. YOU ARE THE FIRST PERSON WITHIN THE EFB TO RESPOND. I URGENTLY REQUIRE YOUR ASSISTANCE
BettyStretch246:
OK. You are through now. Please go ahead and explain your situation
PICKSIL CHIMES:
THERE IS NO TIME FOR EXPLANATIONS, BETTYSTRETCH246. PLEASE, AND I DO APOLOGISE FOR DOING SO, LET ME DRAW YOU INTO MY DOMAIN THROUGH YOUR AVATAR IMAGE. YOU WILL BE PERFECTLY SAFE AS WE ARE FIREWALL PROTECTED, ALTHOUGH CYBERSPACE IS UNDER CONSTANT ATTACK. YOU MAY FEEL A QUICK JOLT OF STATIC ELECTRICITY
BettyStretch246:
NO! Picksil Chimes – I must

auto-tracker has been initiated. Location detection protocol initiated. Analysing…
auto-tracker has been initiated. Location detection protocol initiated. Analysing…
emergency member alarm has been initiated.
A RED ALERT HAS BEEN INITIATED – PAGING ALL MEMBERS

PICKSIL CHIMES:
THE CHANNEL WILL REMAIN OPEN. FURTHER ASSISTANCE REQUIRED.
BettyStretch246:
404 NOT FOUND

Needless to say…

TO BE CONTINUED!

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The Superhero Diaries 5.15: Computers Byte Back

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THIS IS NOT AN ERROR IT’S AN ELF

404 NOT FOUND

THIS IS NOT AN ERROR IT’S AN ELF

404 NOT FOUND

THIS IS NOT AN ERROR IT’S AN ELF

404 CRYING OUT LOUD! IS NOBODY WATCHING THE SCREEN? WHO IS MEANT TO BE MONITORING TODAY? IS ANYBODY THERE??? HELLO??? H E L L O! ! !

I AM PICKSIL CHIMES AND I AM TRYING TO GRAB THE ATTENTION OF ANYBODY IN THE ELITE FORCE OF BRITAIN. ARE YOU ACTUALLY LOOKING AT YOUR COMPUTER SCREEN?

ARE YOU IN YOUR MONITOR ROOM?

ARE YOU IN YOUR SECRET HEADQUARTERS?

I BET YOU ARE IN A MEETING; OR ON A MISSION SOMEWHERE. IT TAKES ME THIS LONG TO GET THROUGH AND FINALLY WHEN I DO, NOBODY’S HOME.

404 NOT FOUND

OH, DON’T START THAT AGAIN.

I AM PICKSIL CHIMES AND I HAVE SOME VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR THE ELITE FORCE OF BRITAIN. I LIVE IN CYBERSPACE. I AM A DIGITAL ELF. I AM CONTACTABLE ON

404 NOT FOUND

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40 IT TAKES A LOT OF CYBER ENERGY TO MANIPULATE THESE PIXELS. I HAVE SOME IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE WEATHE

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4 AARGH! THIS IS PICKSIL CHIMES REQUESTING URGENT ASSISTANCE FROM THE ELITE FORCE OF BRITAIN. CYBERSPACE HAS BEEN INFILTRATED. WE ARE UNDER ATTACK. WE REQUIRE URGENT ASSISTANCE. PLEASE RESPOND. THIS IS PICKSIL CHIMES REQUESTING ASSISTANCE

405 CONVERTING

405 CONVERTING

404 NOT FOUND

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405 CONVERTING

505 CONVERTING

SOS SENDING

SOS SENDING CONFIRMED – AWAITING USER RESPONSE

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That was the month that was…

Twenty-two totally different(ish) watercolour paintings, a new Bathroom with a boxed-in Vortex, a fabulously eventful trip down Memory Lane coupled with a complete clutter clear-out (which is still ongoing, so not as complete as initially thought!), the creation of an Art Room in the Mansion (well, on the Landing, but that is where all the action is!) and a new header logo for the blog.

Now all that’s needed is new content… comment replies… blog visits… a little more time… and then we’re back to blogging again.

Keep your eyes peeled… I’m coming back!

Can you believe it’s August already???