The Superhero Diaries 5.9: Radio Silence

Dear Britain, the world, and any future generations,

My name is Charles Seer, but I’m probably better known to you as Invisible Charlie.

I’m writing this to apologise to each and every one of you. I’ve failed dreadfully in the planet’s greatest hour of need. I’m trapped in a lead room below the Elite Force of Britain headquarters in England. I may be the only superhero left on the planet, as everybody else has been overcome by a solar-flare-induced psychic battering from my friend and colleague Psychic Sue.

I’m affected also, as I have lost my power to turn invisible, but that power would be no good in this situation anyway.

I’ve been watching the news channel – its broadcasting events live, but all of the newsreaders and production crews have now been affected by the psychic onslaught. Every now and then a face will appear on screen, almost zombie-like and dressed in rags.

It was comical to start off with, people line-dancing in the street, but then animals joined in. Dogs and cats star jumping. Horses cartwheeling. Surreal events which I will never forget about.

I’ve sent an appeal out to the superhero groups around the world, but I’ve heard nothing back, and because of that, I can only assume that they have succumbed to this terrible event also.

Please let it be known that I have tried my best to get any kind of help, even resorting to asking supervillains, but again, nothing.

I’m writing this, should anyone ever find it, to say I am not giving up. Not in this room. I am going to go out there, and do what I can to try and restore some kind of order myself. I don’t know how long I will manage to even stand up outside of the door, but I have to do something.

If you read this, I can only presume that I have failed, as if I do not fail, I shall return and destroy this letter.

May peace be restored to this wonderful world.

Invisible Charlie.

 

This story continues next week.

Somewhere between Make Believe and Heaven: The Rainbow Maker

Somewhere up above the clouds
Exists and old and crooked house
And within the house there lives a man
Who creates rainbows when he can

He sprinkles magic upon the clouds
From the window in his crooked house
And when the rain begins to fall
From the magic a rainbow forms

A bit of magic does wonders, don’t you think?

Another digital doodle of a magic nature this week!

Early Warning Notification

Blogland! I warn thee of possible dire consequences yet to come.

The direst, in fact.

Brace yourselves, for this is one of those moments you will be pleased to have received an Early Warning Notification for.

I kid thee not.

Thine very souls know this to be the truth; so beware you may shudder when you read the following words…

Toward the end of July (July 2018 to be specific!) the Bathroom in the Mansion is to be replaced.

Now, compose yourself. Settle down, and take deep and measured breaths. I will allow you to calm before I continue.

Ready?

OK, then.

Yes, everything in the Bathroom is being removed and renewed. As many of you know, the Bathroom is home to an Interdimensional Vortex, which is currently hidden behind a curtain. I hope it behaves itself when the workmen arrive, although disturbing any structure which is built where multiple Ley Lines cross is bound to cause some ripples throughout space and time.

I shall be focussing energies away from the Bathroom when the work begins… but you never know.

Especially where my Bathroom is concerned.

I just thought it was only fair to let you know in advance…

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Above: The old Bathroom with the Vortex lurking behind the curtain. Apologies for the state of the photo, but cameras don’t work particularly well in the Bathroom… and it’s actually blue.

Circle

Back to One Word Sunday again. Yay!

This week, Debbie’s theme is ‘Circle’ and I have just the image to fit this theme. It dates back to 1903 (the subject, not the photo) – it being a King Edward VII penny. Pennies have always been circular – well, that’s how they started out from mint, but over time they can sometimes warp a little.

This one isn’t too bad, warp-wise, but if you look around 1-2 of the clock, you will see that that particular section of the coin has been more used than the rest of it. Time does some strange things at, erm, times, doesn’t it?

On the tails-side, we see the familiar image of Britannia. On later coins a lighthouse was added in the background, but it isn’t there on this coin.

You can see here that the most used side of this coin is now on the left, although this side doesn’t appear to have been as well used as the heads side.

Edward VII was the first king of the ‘House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha’, which changed name to the current House of Windsor in 1917 (although King George V reigned under this house name for seven years after Edward VII passed away in 1910). Edward VII replaced Queen Victoria in 1901, so this coin appeared during the second year of his reign.

So. There we have it. A brief trip through time, back 115 years in the blink of an eye and the click of a shutter (although I’m not entirely sure my mobile phone has a shutter, but that’s just a technicality).

Visit Debbie’s site for more takes on the theme.

Six Words for a Fun Saturday!

Just for giggles, try and get any or all of these words into a conversation today!

Boffola

Definition: A joke or line in a script intended to get a laugh / A heartfelt and jolly good laugh

Bruxism

Definition: Involuntarily grinding the teeth, particularly during sleep

Clepsydra

Definition: An early clock or time-measuring device worked by the flow of water

Cupreous

Definition: Of or like copper

Discobolus

Definition: A discus thrower from ancient Greece

Draff

Definition: Dregs or Refuse

Thank goodness the clepsydra still runs! The cupreous orb thrown by Discobolus all those years ago jammed itself in the draff pipe, causing many a night filled by bruxism! At least the boffola is still on tap, as this post hopefully gives rise to. No? Not even a giggle? Surely there must be a giggle…

OK, then. Since the Letters to the Universe are currently on holiday, here are six bad jokes, to raise a guffaw or two. (Mind you, they are really terrible, so you may also groan. And maybe go eh? a couple of times…)

I’m terrified of elevators
So I’m taking steps to avoid them

I used to hate facial hair
But then it grew on me

What’s the most terrifying word in nuclear physics?
Oops

A cowherd counted 48 cows on his property
But when he rounded them up he had fifty

The shovel was a ground-breaking invention

The rotation of Earth really makes my day

Enough! I can’t take any more!!! <- Six words!


A random Six Word Saturday post