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19 December 2007 @ 04:41 pm
In brightest (holi)day...  
I posted this in its entirety on the SPWUG blog site, but this is just too cool a story to not post here as well.


I was planning to write a post concerning the holidays and other festive things, but something really weird just happened to me and I decided this was way more interesting. At least I hope it is.

The other day I was walking to the supermarket when I felt something in my boot, poking me on the foot. When I got home I fished around inside my boots and found nothing. The next day I felt nothing, even as I trudged through the mall while Christmas shopping. I got home and took off my boots. Nothing.

As I was putting on my boots this morning I felt something poke me in the foot again. This time I immediately reached inside and pulled out the last thing in the world I ever expected to be in there.

It was a Green Lantern ring.

For a split second I didn’t register the fact that it was too small for my hand, or that it was made completely out of cheap plastic, or that it looked like something you’d find at the bottom of a cereal box. All that crossed my mind in that split second were three words… “It’s about time!”

I still don’t know how this little thing managed to get into my boot and evade detection for two straight days. All I know is that for one tiny second I thought I was finally getting something I’ve always wanted for Christmas.

Current Mood: dorkydorky
Current Music: Nightwish - While Your Lips Are Still Red
Homer Talespinnerunclebebby on December 19th, 2007 09:46 pm (UTC)
hardcore litterbugdethtoll on December 19th, 2007 09:46 pm (UTC)
cool story. if i had superpowers it would be to be able to slap people over standard TCP/IP. lord knows they need it.

man i wish i had superpowers.
rin_666: hiderin_666 on December 19th, 2007 09:48 pm (UTC)
that is such an awesome story.....but I have no idea what a green lantern ring is :s
hardcore litterbugdethtoll on December 19th, 2007 09:53 pm (UTC)
you're forgiven because you live in england. i'm sure you have your own superheroes, like lord poppycock who obliterates his foes by shouting "OH RUBBISH" and uses his monocle as night vision, x-ray vision, and heat vision all in one, and constantly does battle with his sworn enemy, bloody yank.

anyway here's green lantern: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Lantern
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Alymiss_lumpy on December 19th, 2007 09:50 pm (UTC)
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kittenjedikittenjedi on December 19th, 2007 10:13 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry, but that is the best holiday story I've heard in a LONG time (Holidays are pretty crappy around here. We don't even get snow! ;_; )

Because people like you need superpowers.
K.T. Marie: bravo kyoya mon ami!unicornvamp3z on December 19th, 2007 10:26 pm (UTC)
hahaha, that's awesome. I'd think something along those lines, too. :D
The Mattwolfmattwolf on December 20th, 2007 10:57 am (UTC)
Isn't that icon from that anime about the girl who joins the host club at that snooty school? I forget the name but I remember being somewhat fond of it.
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Flynnflynnacatri on December 19th, 2007 10:39 pm (UTC)
That reminds me of a children's story I read, in which the boy was walking around with something in his shoe all day, and wonderful things kept happening. He pulled it out and it was a weird and blue and spiky stone, ehich he threw away. Turned out to be a luck stone.
gg_cronogg_crono on December 19th, 2007 10:41 pm (UTC)
Now that just kicks ass. :D

insanekaosxinsanekaosx on December 19th, 2007 11:06 pm (UTC)
Man, so close. Maybe its a sign! Your powers are coming, but you aren't needed just.yet!
Foxfire: Awesomem_a_foxfire on December 19th, 2007 11:29 pm (UTC)
...Wow. You just made my day right there.
ananthymous on December 19th, 2007 11:43 pm (UTC)
Man oh man ...
That story put a serious smile on my face. Which is great, because it's been a shit day.

Let's actually plan a time for me to visit you - if we plan it in advance, then it'll be set in stone.
K. Grayjade_maxwell on December 19th, 2007 11:56 pm (UTC)

Wow, that was totally not what I was expecting.

Although that should really be a comic. Anyone can get superpowers by falling in a vat of radioactive goo, but how many people become superheros by finding a ring in their shoe??

Only you, my friend. Only you.
The Life and Times of Rorimistress_gir on December 20th, 2007 12:09 am (UTC)
Hey Mookie! I giggled myself silly when I read this. That is so awesome! I would have thought the same thing if it had been me who had found that ring.

I can't offer you super powers but how about a 14 day free trial to City of Heroes? *grin* Lemme know! It's the next best thing to actually having them!

bloodsong1: Interestingbloodsong1 on December 20th, 2007 12:30 am (UTC)
I read this out loud to my husband and he got the biggest grin on his face. We agreed we would have thought the exact same thing! You totally deserve the Lantern gig.

Just remember, if you realize the full potential, the ring will leave you and/or you'll go insane. Play it cool.
(Anonymous) on December 20th, 2007 12:35 am (UTC)
ha ha sweet! but if you had to get any super powers, it would suck to get stuck with the green lanterns.
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