Parent Island: Impending Invasion

Parent Island: Impending Invasion

Events of the past several months both confound and fascinate (has it been 9 months here on this island already, half-deprived of sleep, forced to devour my meals as quickly as possible?). The Little Lord continues to rule with a tiny iron fist—and has developed a growing sense of restlessness. To note: He takes constant, grubby hold of nearby islanders… Read more →

Parent Island: New Diet

Parent Island: New Diet

Are the Parent Islanders practicing some intentional witchcraft? Or are newfound attempts to fatten their Little Lord simply being met with unintended—and severely gruesome—consequences. In recent days, the Little Lord’s diet has been further supplemented with various cereals—oats, rice. Somehow, the effects have advanced his gastrointestinal system to that of a full-grown man (or, perhaps, a large and very incontinent… Read more →

Parent Island: Mystery of the Milk

Parent Island: Mystery of the Milk

The Little Lord has a highly exclusive diet. He alone drinks the precious milk from the women of the island—who must produce it constantly and store it for the Lord’s sudden, nocturnal demands. The Lord tests his followers: always be prepared for his surprise feedings. Proper storage of the milk also remains the purview of these women, who mark the… Read more →

Re-Watch: Highlander

Re-Watch: Highlander

I consider this movie future required viewing for young Quinny—but since it had been awhile from my own last viewing, I wanted to see how it held up. Thankfully, fairly well. The Script A much earlier version of the script exists over at IMSDB. As written, Connor MacLeod, the Highlander, is a much less moral character. He’s as much a… Read more →

Parent Island: League of Costumes

Parent Island: League of Costumes

The island worshippers regularly dress their Little Lord in ornate, often nonsensical garb. The Lord will demonstrate his disapproval of each carefully presented outfit by vomiting or defecating over it; or by defacing the ensemble, pulling off its socks (the Little Lord does not waste words for things beneath his contempt). In a strange ceremony recently witnessed, the worshippers dressed… Read more →

Parent Island: Male Pattern Deafness?

Parent Island: Male Pattern Deafness?

An entirely new phenomenon on Parent Island… As I have observed, the men here appear almost secretly eager, however bleary and haphazardly dressed, to head off every morning to their hunting/gathering. The women have ceased their own such activities, temporarily devoted to the care and feeding of the Little Lord. But at night, the Little Lord makes his demands loudly… Read more →

Traits and Traitors (and Toads)

Traits and Traitors (and Toads)

I had it in mind the other day, if the word “trait” was somehow related to “traitor”. Not really, it turns out, but tracing back their origins revealed much more about witches, warlocks, and frogs. (Bear in mind, my research went about as far as clicking around etymology.com.) Trait comes from the Latin word tractus (drawing or drawing out), and developed… Read more →

Parent Island: The Weighing of a Little Lord

I have observed the Parent Islanders bringing their Little Lords together, betting and exchanging currency based on their Lords’ physical attributes. This currency—small, ceramic tiles, such as those in dominoes and other games—is known by them as “percent-tiles” (perhaps a corruption of “person-tiles”?). These tiles have no apparent value other than as currency, but are greatly prized and hoarded by the islanders. The… Read more →