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posted on Feb, 7 2017 @ 09:23 PM
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I have been doing some digging in the Vaults of ATS. " Earthquake stuff"

I am off to sweet dreams now.

To All Sheddittes.

May you sleep well and have peaceful dreams.





posted on Feb, 7 2017 @ 09:49 PM
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a reply to: crappiekat


Night night KItty Kat! Sweet dreams Hun!







posted on Feb, 7 2017 @ 11:01 PM
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a reply to: Night Star

I saw and replied lol.



posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 12:46 AM
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Hi skiddy!!!!!!

Listening to tunes.




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posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 01:08 AM
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Bet no one ever heard a harp version of Metallica.



WOW, check this out!


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posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 01:13 AM
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a reply to: Night Star

Lovely harp. Lovely music.

Let's make a deal.

You get the harp and I get the two ladies.

Deal?

Put some elf ears on those two and you would not tell them from real Elves!

P

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posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 01:33 AM
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a reply to: pheonix358

You got it my friend! I knew the guys would love those ladies!

Now here is a very shedlike one for everyone!


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posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 01:42 AM
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a reply to: Night Star

Epic. Almost Gaelic or Celtic in nature to my ears.

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posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 01:48 AM
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a reply to: pheonix358


Yes, the Irish in me enjoyed that and my imagination loved the fantasy stuff.



How are you this Morning? Or whatever it is for you? lol



posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 02:58 AM
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a reply to: Night Star

A little hot at 41 C degrees, um that would be around 106 F

But, good aircon makes it quite nice except when you have to go outside for any length of time.

At least two more days at these temps so I am going to read a few books.

Otherwise as normal. My pain levels drop a bit with the heat so there is that


It is evening here.

P

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posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 05:56 AM
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Good morning family!

I've spent the last couple of days answering private messages, and if I haven't replied to anyone yet I apologize (I will, I promise).
I'm really sorry that I haven't personally acknowledged all you lovely people who have left replies for me in The Shed. Your words have meant a lot to me and I would hate to 'name names' and forget someone.
(Skid...you said "hi" a few pages back..."Hi to you, hunny!" I'm very happy to read that you and the girls have a home & a job!)...it hurt my heart when you needed help and I couldn't do anything. Awesome support from Shed family & other ATS members!
To those of you enduring tough times...even though I haven't written here, I've been sending my love and praying that all of us see better days soon.

This morning I am taking a friend to see her surgeon in another city. She had colostomy surgery right before Christmas and I've been going over daily (when possible) to help her out. There have been many complications and I'm very worried about her. I don't like how she has been treated so far by her doctors and may have to stand up and be her advocate today which is fine...I'm the one who has seen what she's been dealing with.

Anyways, I just wanted to say 'hello' to my fellow Shedsters, old and new. I hope you have a great day and I will most likely pop in later today.
Much love,
jacy



posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 06:06 AM
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a reply to: jacygirl

Good morning back!
Good luck to your friend and positive vibes for both of you!

Nice to see you posting!

Thought we were gonna have to come lookin' for ya!
LOL

((hugs))



posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 06:34 AM
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a reply to: TNMockingbird

*hugs* back, thank you Thelma!

It's good to be back.

The other day my hubby jokingly called me Thelma, and I said "Nooo...I'm Louise! Chirp is Thelma!!"



posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 06:38 AM
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originally posted by: TNMockingbird
Good luck to your friend and positive vibes for both of you!


And then you post a picture of Toonces the Cat who always drives over a cliff. Freudian slip?



posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 07:22 AM
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a reply to: jacygirl

Howdy again. Everything worked out well. The timing on everything was a little scary lol. How are you, oh Ferret Queen?



posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 09:29 AM
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Hello Shedisans!

Sleepy day today. Don't expect me to be particularly clever, witty, or alert today. Just sayin'.

Must find coffee...and tea...

I love coffee & tea
I love the java jive and it loves me!
Coffee and tea and the java in me
A cup a cup a cup a cup!



posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 10:47 AM
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Hm. Quiet in here. Too quiet.
[looks around shiftily, peeking behind the bushes]

Link to all posts in Sheds 11 and 12
(Shed 13) Page 55 - An Interview
(Shed 13) Page 66 - Detour
(Shed 13) Page 69 - What You Can't See
(Shed 13) Page 70 - Lives Given, Lives Saved Part 1
(Shed 13) Page 73 - Lives Given, Lives Saved Part 2
(Shed 13) Page 120 - News Comes to the Lord Captain
(Shed 13) Page 130 - Lowaeren
(Shed 13) Page 133 - An Unexpected Visitor
(Shed 13) Page 138 - A Dangerous Game
(Shed 13) Page 140 - Jutaera Baeler
(Shed 13) Page 148 - The Kala Ratoen
(Shed 13) Page 151 - The Proper Maintenance of Balance

Today's episode: Flashback

Gaalen agreed to set aside time after his morning routine to instruct the Seeress each day, and they began to work on several areas of Bastion discipline. Seeress Meron took to the a’karana well, as she was already quite fit, although she suffered some on exercises that demanded brute strength or concentrated force. Where she truly shined was in taa onáa, or “strength of faith”, and especially mishi tae, “strength of mind.” Gaalen discovered she was extremely intelligent and her problem solving skills were excellent, so they advanced quickest through the principles of mishi tae.

Her weakest area was in hala mokaeto, however – “skill with weapons,” in the Graytongue. She was as raw as a scared cadet. She was tentative with the sword and spear, quick to lay them down after each drill, as if they were poisonous. With her powers of concentration, her bow work was at least adequate, but the first time they sparred with weighted wooden training knives back in the practice chamber was an unmitigated disaster, and Gaalen wasn’t entirely certain what happened.

Gaalen danced aside and thrust. The Seeress dodged and swiped awkwardly high, missing him. He ducked low and slashed across her middle. If it had been a real blade, it would have been a mortal wound. To Gaalen’s astonishment, she clutched her stomach and collapsed to the floor, wailing.

“Seeress! Did I hurt you?” He rushed to kneel at her side, heart thudding in his chest. How could he have been so stupid? Protect her from assassins only to see her hurt in a practice chamber? He was a fool.

Tears fell and the slender woman whimpered, curled in a ball. Gaalen was at a loss. Hesitantly, he reached up to touch her on the shoulder and she flinched as though he would hit her.

Then, almost quickly as it started, her crying slowed and she took a deep breath. She appeared to relax, then sat up, looking around silently for a moment. She actually seemed confused at first before the sharpness returned to her gaze.

“No, I am not hurt. I apologize. Please, let’s continue. We’ve only just started.”

“Seeress,” he said slowly.
What is going on here? Just like that? She’s not hurt? “We don’t have to do this today, if you are not well.”

In answer, she stood, picked up her training knife and faced him. “Again, Lord Captain.”

They danced and dodged, the Seeress swinging clumsily and Gaalen evading easily, calling out instructions to her as they moved. She swiped hard and the momentum caused her to spin away from him. He wrapped an arm around her shoulders and brought the practice knife up to her throat.

“Never turn your back on your opponent, Seeress, unless you know they are no longer a threat.”

Suddenly she flipped the knife grip, jabbed him brutally in the ribs, bit his arm, and jerked her head back, smashing into his lip. Surprised, he let go, and she turned and rammed into him, knocking him down to the ground. He grunted as she brought the knife down to his chest with a roar. Wild fury blazed in her eyes with a look of intensity he had never seen before. She raised the practice knife again and Gaalen’s survival instinct took over. He grabbed her wrist with one hand and put the other under her upper arm. Using his larger size he pulled her arm down and rolled in a classic
ro-ti move, flipping her over onto the padded practice chamber floor. He pinned her arm to the floor and put her in an immobilizing hold. Rational thought came back and he took a breath, looking at her flushed face.

She turned her head to look away from him, and he felt her chest spasm as though she was trying to stifle a sob.

“I’m sorry Seeress, I…you were…more aggressive than I expected. I’m sorry if I was too rough.”

“You do not need to apologize, Lord Braeghe. Please release me.” She spoke softly, and it seemed her control was back, but there was something underneath it now, a tension he felt that he hadn’t before.

He complied, and she pushed herself up, her dark eyes rimmed with red.

“Seeress, what happened? I know that look.”

“What look, Lord Braeghe?”

“Like you wanted to kill.”

She turned her head away again and drew a short, shallow breath. “I think I should go.” Her voice was thick. Without looking at him, she stood and walked out of the chamber.


He thought his effort to train her in the martial arts had failed, but the next morning, there she was outside his door, dressed in training clothes ready to try again. Admiring her tenacity, he led her to the practice chamber. On the way, he decided perhaps they would wait on sparring for now.



posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 12:20 PM
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Pheonix, Though I hate the heat with a passion, it does help my pain a bit too. Being in our colder months right now, my pain is awful sometimes. Thank God you have air conditioning, that is way too hot for anyone to have to endure! Yikes!

Jacy, so happy to see you in here today! I'm sleepy and not fully functional yet, so bear with me. I hope things turn around for your friend and you are able to help as her advocate. I hope you can delight us all with your writing again. Do you still have your ferrets? How old are they are? We only had ours for a few years and we miss our little darling.

Shep, another good story entry! I read it with my morning/afternoon cup of coffee. Thank you! Yes, it gets dreadfully quiet in here at times. I usually try to keep myself busy or entertained elsewhere and keep checking in. You see what happens when I get bored though...I spam with music vids. LOL

Chirp, that cat gif cracked me up!

Mason, nice to see you here again! Wait...you've been around and...people are missing. You didn't have anyone over for dinner did you?


Skiddy, hello! I was looking for a certain Native American music vid last night to put up that I have seen before and loved, but it was taking too long to find and I ended up going to bed.



posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 12:38 PM
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a reply to: Night Star

Hi Night!

I'm at a stopping point at the moment with the story, though (perhaps some will be relieved?)
The next scene is not finished yet. And what I just wrote is...erm...not appropriate for this forum. I think it actually violates the Ts & Cs, so I'll have to skip it or paraphrase it for the Shed.

Might take me a few days to get the next segment out.



posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 12:49 PM
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a reply to: PrairieShepherd

Hiya Shep! Keep up with writing!
I think I'm having writer's block at the moment. I may pop a story entry in while listening to music at night. Which night, I'm not sure yet. Hope you are having a great day!

Just threw some laundry in, having coffee and poking around the forums.



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