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Birthday

Posted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 7:02 pm
by normsherman
Was Ayn Sauer's birthday today, so I wrote this for her.

Birthday

Richard turns 48 today, and just like every other day the lonely man wakes up in a cold, silent apartment. Nobody ever remembers Richard’s birthday; not his coworkers at the robotics lab, not even his elderly mother. He will go the entire day without a gift, a card, even a birthday wish. And so Richard decides it is time to make people remember this day.

His coworkers briefly wonder where he is, then panic when they notice it missing. His senile, old mother sees him on television, gliding over rooftops on a chrome-plated pterodactyl. She nods off back to sleep.

Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 5:20 am
by tbaker2500
Great story. I hate it when that happens.

Happy birthday, Ayn.

Posted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 12:58 am
by AynSavoy
Was doing the old "google yourself" thing just now, and this thread showed up. You can tell I haven't by the DC forums in awhile...

Thanks again, Norm. It was the best present I received. =)

And thanks for the wishes, TBaker.

Posted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 2:12 am
by tbaker2500
Well whadya know? Ayn's back!

Better watch your back, there are several new ladies vying for Norm's attention. These stalkers can be kinda protective of their "territory". :shock:

Posted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 4:22 am
by AynSavoy
Hey, I don't have to vie--he seeks me out. :wink: Our platonic relationship is strong!

I fell sadly behind on my drabblecasts for awhile, but I've been doing hour-long commutes for work recently, so I'm basically caught up now.

Posted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 4:36 am
by tbaker2500
AynSavoy wrote:Hey, I don't have to vie--he seeks me out. :wink:
Oh boy. You just painted a bullseye on your back. :shock:

Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:13 pm
by zZzacha
Stalkers!!!! Gotta love them. Really, there's no other option.

Hey Norm, you completely forgot MY birthday! Does that mean that our love is over? I was hoping you would one day jump on a plane, fly to teh Netherlandz and we could sing and play on the ukelele. I was kinda hoping that you would come with Hillary when she was here yesterday, but I didn't see you in the crowd.

Oh, but I'm talking about me again. Ayn, great that you're back, we need more femininity here. And happy belated birthdays :)

Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:26 pm
by AynSavoy
Thanks, zZzacha! Let's show tbaker that the drabblecast ladies have female solidarity! No petty bickering for us.

Posted: Tue May 05, 2009 2:43 am
by normsherman
Yah, no bickering, there's more than enough genetic material to go around.

Ayn's getting married btw. Maybe she'll post a pic of her awesome ring.

Posted: Tue May 05, 2009 4:04 am
by tbaker2500
normsherman wrote:Yah, no bickering, there's more than enough genetic material to go around.
LOL!!! Classic.
Ayn's getting married btw. Maybe she'll post a pic of her awesome ring.
The most important question, is he Drabblish?

Posted: Tue May 05, 2009 5:28 am
by Mr. Tweedy
normsherman wrote: Ayn's getting married btw. Maybe she'll post a pic of her awesome ring.
Yea for matrimony!

Important question: Does he know about Marbles?

Posted: Sat May 09, 2009 8:27 pm
by AynSavoy
Haha, I appreciate you're concern that he's the right guy for me. But never fear! He is drabblish (you'll believe me when you see the ring), and yes, he knows about Marbles (our cat doesn't, though). He designs video games for his livelihood.

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(sucker punch! get it?)

You can find them at http://www.octopusme.etsy.com

Posted: Sat May 09, 2009 10:29 pm
by tbaker2500
Wow, maybe we underestimated him. Congratulations, Ayn!

Posted: Sat May 09, 2009 11:38 pm
by AynSavoy
Thanks!

Posted: Sun May 10, 2009 2:19 am
by Mr. Tweedy
A tentacle ring?! Wow, you're one special lady, Ayn! For better or worse, your marriage is sure to be interesting. :)


Does the lucky husband-to-be work at a studio I would know?

Posted: Sun May 10, 2009 2:23 am
by AynSavoy
To be fair, I had been raving about the ring for awhile, but I didn't know for sure he'd get it for me.

He previously worked on Vanguard: Saga of Heroes (Sony), and now works for TimeGate Studios which would be best known for Kohan... I'll go ahead and put in a plug for a game they're releasing this fall, Section 8. If you like Halo-type FPS games, you'll enjoy this one: http://www.joinsection8.com/

Posted: Sun May 10, 2009 2:58 am
by Mr. Tweedy
Section 8: I've heard of that. Like Starship Troopers (the book, not the movies). Dudes in powered armor skydiving from low orbit is always cool. :) Unless you're the enemy, of course, in which case is would be somewhat less cool. :(

Well, if your fiancé likes octopus rings, girls who write about eye-gouging and has a healthy regard for powered-armor skydiving, I'd say that adds up to a good reputation.

Posted: Sun May 10, 2009 4:50 am
by AynSavoy
Well, he's glad to know he has the approval of the DB crew. :wink: