Tuesday, January 11, 2011

War of the Ancients by Jacob Harty

War Of The Ancients

General Antium was a tall man, with graying hair and a look of total confidence. He was currently in the war room with his right hand man Secroti, who was a short man who was terribly skinny. The general had finally found out how to break the enemy’s best defense. This defense was the great wall of Brator that went around the entire empire of the Crigati, enemy of the Frigor to witch Antium belonged.

General Antium was preparing to make the final blow upon the empire he was at war with. He had finally found a weakness in their great wall. “I found the one weak spot where the stones are wearing away. 100 barrels of that explosive stuff you made should create a hole big enough for our entire army walk into their front door, or at least the front door we made.”

“You know Antium, I made a name for the “explosive stuff”. It’s called malaver and I would appreciate it if used the name I named it.” Secroti said irritably.

“Well then let me rephrase my last sentence then. 100 barrels of that malaver stuff. Satisfied now?” said Antium.

Everything was in position for the attack. The malaver was set up all along the wall in the dead of night. All Antium had to do was give the word and the great wall of Brator that had withstood numerous sieges would fall in one glorious minute. “General, we are in position and await your command.” a corporal said. “Well then corporal, let’s light this candle.” said Antium.

General Blood knuckle of the Crigati was a burly man. He towered above all of his men and there was a general feeling of fear everywhere he went. This was partially because of his size, but the main reason was because of what he did to earn his name. He earned his name by killing a dragon with his bare hands.

Blood knuckles looked over the wall of Brator and laughed. “You’re going to have to do better than that Antium. Come back with about 300 siege engines and you might make a dent in the wall.” called Blood knuckles.

“I don’t need siege engines anymore, I got this.” said Antium. He then filled a pouch full of malaver and threw it into the air. An archer with an arrow that was on fire shot the bag and it exploded. The smug smile on the general’s face disappeared.

“If you look closely you can see that substance on the wall directly where you are standing. If I were you I would get very far away from where you are standing.”

“YOU ARE ALL GOING TO DIE IDIOTS!” screamed blood knuckles. Antium was surprised by this remark by blood knuckles. No matter how surprised he was he had to complete his mission had just given the signal to light the malaver. Antium was sure his enemy was finished, but then blood knuckles jumped off the 300 foot wall. Then he caught fire and erupted in a great ball of fire that was headed for the backup supply of malaver.

“RUN! THE MALAVER IS GOING TO IGNITE!” bellowed Antium. Most of his men were fortunate enough to get to cover, but the slower men were not. As the fire ball hit the ground a deafening explosion occurs. As Antium looks up he sees the burning church as a giant shadowy figure steps out of the flames, cloaked by smoke. “What are you? Show yourself!” demands Antium.

The smoke is blow away by the wind, revealing a giant black dragon, whose black eyes gave off an eerie black glow. “I am Nihilus, the most powerful dragon ever to walk this earth, full of puny men.” said Nihilus. “Nihilus was the name of the dragon blood knuckles slayed” said Antium. “That is what I wanted you to think. Blood knuckles is still alive but only just. He thought he could slay me. I have imprisoned him in an unbreakable cage, in the center of a burning planet frozen in a second of time so that he may burn forever for his insolence.” said Nihilus

“You assumed his shape and took over the empire. Why?” asked Antium. “I wanted to rule this planet. If I were to do this in my real form, the damage inflicted upon the planet would kill it. I want to rule it not destroy it. In this for I can accomplish this.” explained Nihilus. “I cannot allow you to do this. Surrender or die.” commanded the general.

“I pick the third option, DIIIIEEEEE!!!” growled Nihilus. “I figured you might say that so….”Antium said. After he was done talking he hurled a bag full of malaver into the dragon’s throat precisely as the flames were coming out of its stomach. This action cased the dragon to internally explode in a big fiery explosion. Nihilus, the feared dragon was dead.


Shortly after the battle Antium sent out a flag of peace. The Crigati accepted his sign of peace. The spent the rest of the week negotiating the terms of peace. Antium had finally seen it was not the Crigati that he was posing war with, but Nihilus and his corrupt empire. After he realized this, he saw no need to make war with the once peaceful Crigati. After the treaty was made and signed, there was much rejoicing and celebrating. The day that Nihilus was slain, marked the day that 2 nations came together. In honor of this, a holiday was made for this glad day. There was 6,000 years of uninterrupted peace among the 2 nations, until history took its course once more and war was made.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Merry Madagascar, From Jim

Well, I survived the day! And it wasn't too bad. Of course, now tomorrow's gonna be HORRIBLE because I said that, right? hehe. Knock on wood, real fast!

Last night, I tried to watch a movie, but wasn't really into it. At 10pm, I took a sleeping pill, and fell asleep on the couch watching the movie. And went to bed at 11pm. I slept on Captain Americas side of the bed, and only woke up a few times confused - hehe. I woke up with my alarm at 7:30am, and checked on the kids.

Jake and Tom were up and showered, and Jake was getting ready to take the dog on a walk. Eme and Joe and Jim were awake, and I sent Eme to the shower. The little boys were eating Breakfast.

And I decided that I didn't wanna shower. My make up was passable from yesterday, and my hair too. And I was afraid to shower, for fear I would cry. Because historically, the shower is where I cry. It washes away all the tears, and doesn't leave your face red - hehe. Sad that I know that, right? LOL!

Anyway, I pulled my hair back, and decided to leave on my glasses. And picked out a long black skirt, and a long sleeve white/black shirt. And my fuzzy black boot/slippers. Yeah, I was being a rebel today. If I had to go to church without my husband and best friend, I was gonna be compfy! LOL!

And when I came out of my room from getting ready, there was screaming and fighting. Sigh. Jake had somehow gotten Tom in the closet, and propped a chair up to keep him in there. Really? Nice, you guys... So Jake got grounded from the TV for a while today. Poor Tom. He wasn't feeling well anyway, and locking him in he closet didn't help.

We all got ready, and I even had a few extra minutes to work on a Singing Time. They Primary President asked me to sub for 2 months while the real Singing Time lady recovers from having a baby.

I had bought big foamy dice at the dollar tree a while back, and decided to have a game with it. I took a poster board, and drew a line down the middle. One side said "Songs" and one side said "Actions". And I numbered each side from 1-6. And then had a list of songs, and a list of actions. Songs were for the Orange dice, and Actions were for the green dice.

So, I knew that if they were to roll the orange dice and get a 3, and the green dice and get a 2, we'd sing "Follow the Prophet" while standing up. That kind of thing. Eme and Tom helped me with the poster.

And then we headed out to church. And got there 10 minutes early, and our spot was TAKEN! It was Ward Conference, so there were a TON of extra people there today. Sigh. Oh well. We sat in the back, and the kids actually did pretty good.

Kids went off to classes after Sacrament, and I headed to Primary. The game went pretty good, too. Junior Primary didn't have a lot of time, but Senior Primary got to play for quite a while. And I think they all liked it :)

After church, we headed back home. Everyone was in a good mood, and there was no bickering. Wow, it was a miracle. I had Eme and Joe clean out the car, and waited for them to come inside the house, so I could make sure they shut the doors (hehe.)

I made sure everyone changed their clothes, and hung them up, too. Wearing Sunday clothes for 3 1/2 hours does NOT get them dirty, you know :) And then I made food for kids, and my own food, and changed clothes. And Captain America, you'd be happy to know, I even hung them up - LOL! Sure, the bed never got made, but I hung up my clothes! The bed is on my "to do" list...

The kids and I watched a movie, and Jake took the dog for a walk, and then hung out in the dining room. He was very apologetic for his actions, and Tom even thought that he should get to come and watch, but I didn't relent. He should have thought about that this morning. So after the movie, I let him have privileges back.

My in-laws called at some point during the movie, and I chatted with them for about 45 minutes. It was a very nice chat, and made me feel good to know that they were checking on me and the kids.

Eme and I crocheted during the movie, and I eventually got on Facebook and emails for a while. And, while I'm on that subject, THANK YOU so much to everyone for your well wishes and prayers. I know that's why I'm getting through today! You guys are awesome :)

Yeah, I made that head thingy Eme is wearing. It looks better on my head, because my head is bigger. LOL!

And this is Bob the Ball. He was "born" today. ROFL! The kids had a lot of fun making and playing with him. Yeah, it's the cheapest toys that get the most play time, I'm saying...

We watched an episode of Star Trek (where Spock has to fight Kirk in a duel to the death), and then had some quiet time. I really wanted a nap, but it didn't happen. Maybe that's for the best...

My mom called a little later, and we chatted for about 30 minutes. See, everyone loves me today - ha! We talked about phones and summer plans, and thanksgiving/christmas plans. It was a nice chat :)

Do you like the Madagascar movies? Well, my kids do. And over Christmas, Jim decided that he LOVED the Santa Claus is coming to Madagascar song, by King Julian. Yeah, it's HILARIOUS!

And even FUNNIER when Jim sings it!

And then, I asked the kids if they wanted to sing another song, and they wanted to do the "Give Said the Little Stream" song with motions. So of course, I had to jump in too!

And, after having Jim sing Merry Madagascar, we, of course, HAD to watch it. It's now almost 7pm, and once this movie is over, I'm putting kids to bed. For extra reading time, or something. hehe.