Saturday, May 1, 2010

A siege by a particularly nasty Troll, or a look into my sleep deprived brain, you decide

*pokes head over the side of a castle tower*
Hello down there! What am I doing in a tower you might ask?
*growl from near by woods*
Ahhh yes, that would be the Homework Troll. He's quite a nasty fellow. Growls and moans all day long. He's also why I'm up in a tower. You see, after my challenge/warning I gave last week, he decided he wouldn't be out done. So I'm stuck here, under siege, in an old castle. He even stole the shipment of grenades I was expecting. Now isn't that rude?
Oh bother, I am getting quite tired of shouting down to you. Come on in. What? Oh no, don't worry. The troll lets others come and go as they please. Heck, he even escorts some of them across the draw bridge. No, his quarrel is with me.
*draw bridge is lowered and door open enough for you to pass through*
*a servant escorts to a drawing room with a very large fire place*
Oh hello! I'm sorry about all this, but the troll will not let me come out under any circumstances. Not until his demands are met. And unfortunately, there are a lot of them. Oh bother, I seem to be getting ahead of myself. Here, sit down next to the fire, and I shall tell you the tale of my week....
When I last talked to you, things were going well. The small trenches and sand bags I put up against the Troll seemed to hold up, and the machine guns worked quite nicely. But no! My sister came home from collage right then. And while I was distracted with greeting her, and goofing off for a bit, the Troll sent his ninjas around the back of my camp, while the Troll made a frontal assault. Surrounded on all sides, I had no choice but to retreat to the distant castle. He surrounded the castle, and told me that I would have as much food as I wanted, as many visitors as would come, and I wouldn't even have to clean the castle. But under no circumstances would I be allowed to leave to my computer until I met his demands. And the list is long. And that's where you found me, over a week later.
Sure, the list is shorter than it was, and I even had my sister here all week to keep me company, but I was still separated from my computer, and all the blog things I do.
Now my sister has left, sadly. But! It is not all bad! Using her genius, as a final act of awesomeness, she snuck a computer to me here under siege! I won't tell you the details, for they are highly confidential, but needless to say, I have access to the interwebz again. The siege still goes, and I work on the list of demands, but hopefully I will now also have the time to blog.
Ah, you best be going now. It's getting late, and the Troll may let you back across the bridge, but the journey through the forest won't be so easy. Farewell! And I hope to see you soon.
*types furiously on an English paper*

Yeah.... so my week may not have been quite that exciting, but you get the idea :P
I'm back! And hopefully I won't be gone that long again!
Tomorrow's forecast, content!


  1. The homework troll! I was besieged by it too! But in my case, my troll chained me to the comupter and wouldn't let me go, or let me use the laptop as I wished, until I had done all it required. Terrible week. But last night I finally finished his wishes, and he disappeared in a puff of purple smoke. 0.o Strange creatures, these trolls are.
    I wish you luck in battling your troll!

  2. Lol. This was great. Gosh, I can so sympathize. I haven't been blogging or editing or anything because what I really need is about three days of no school or homework where I can recharge, but I haven't gotten those, thus everything writing-wise has been suffering. Blech.

    Hurrah for getting your interwebz back! Now to see if we can sneak you a typewriter or something...

  3. Hi!

    I just wanted to thank you for the comment you left me about "The Ivory Promise" over on Roni's Beta Club. Thank you so much : ) I was having some serious doubts about my writing today but your comment made me feel much better and I'm going to write some more now : D


  4. LS-Unpredictable aren't they? One second it's nothing but text books, and the next you aren't allowed to stop typing. Tricker buggers.

    Creative A-Oh I hear you there! Even just a day would be helpful. But alas, it is not to be. At least for while :(

    And a type writer would be cool. I've always wanted to type on one of those :D

    Plamena-Yay!!! I'm always glad when a comment makes a difference ^_^
    We all need those pushes every once in a while.
    And I really do like your work, so I'm glad you're writing some more :D