July 28th, 2002

do I know you?, skeptical/wry, wry, um


A lovely day for a picnic turned out to be not so lovely. While we were having a delightful time down by the Brandywine, it seems, Merry Gamgee lay on his deathbed in Gamgee Hall. As luck would have it, Mandos's dark halls did not hold him for long and he came back to us, but not before my brother could enact the indescretion of a celebratory wake and Lord Manwe Himself came down to fetch Frodo and enact punishment. We're still worriedly awaiting his return, at least I am. And hopefully we'll see Froey and Sammy again soon too. Luckily Samwise is out of town, and doesn't know a thing about it. Though I do miss Sam too.

No sooner did things calm down than Erchi set fire to Bag End in revenge for Frodo's indescretion. So we spent yesterday evening putting it out, though not before losing Uncle Bilbo again, but he seems happier in the noncorporeal mode so no need for tears. And today Grandmum organized the restoration of Bag-End. And by tomorrow it should be better than new---with a new paint job and furniture, mostly supplied by Merry Gamgee, and Grandmum's even installing that arboreatum she promised Sam.

On the personal side, I had a lovely chat today with Elanor's grandmother, Ms. Cotton. But I had a less than lovely chat with Pippin and Merry Brandybuck. You know, Merry and I went for a rather nice walk yesterday, and even at the picnic, I got the distinct impression he was interested in more than friendship, and I admit the flirtation was pleasant enough. But then I walked in on him and Pippin bragging about beating Erchi for his indescretion, together with a mention of me in less than favorable terms and I have to say I got a bit angry. And I'm not ashamed I did, but it's left me feeling a bit anti-social. So I think I'll just stay in the shed today. And try not to look at this little flower pressed in my journal here . . . that Ham gave me when he left. Or how I miss Trotter, and mum. I hope Frodo's back soon.
do I know you?, skeptical/wry, wry, um

PROTEST AT SPN OFFICES: Bingo Bolger-Baggins

I just sat down with yesterday's Sockpuppets and, you know, I'm fed up! I mean, it's not yesterday in particular, it's just that I noticed that no matter what I do, no matter how dangerous, it's rarely ever mentioned. And yet sometimes the most trivial things done by other characters find their way into headlines! And this isn't new--so I'm not pointing a finger at any particular reporter! I do suspect there may be some favouritism going on in the Sockpuppets Newsroom. And it's not as if I haven't made my donations either, really!

Granted, most of the time I merely have very long conversations over tea about friends, love-life, and worries. But I've done important things that are never mentioned! Like when I went to Mordor a month ago to discuss with Sauron his business investments--alright that's not exactly what I planned, but it caused quite a stir! Not a peep from SPN! Granted they weren't reporting about anything right around then, but coincidence? I think not!

When Elanor and I plotted Revolution for the Shire, was that reported? No! When so many of my friends took off for parts unknown and I lost my sweet Ham after a whirlwind romance, was that reported? No! Then I got lost in the Old Forest, hobbit-napped by Smaug, deposited in Lindon, and then was embroiled in a Greek Tragedy for Hobbits and Elves, caged by the Valar, and wandered the forests of Dol Amroth before getting home. Newsworthy you'd think? No! Again, nothing was being reported then, but I don't think that was just coincidence, do you?

When May Underhill the hobbit ranger came to my smial to tell me about other dimensions--news-worthy? You'd think! Alright, how about this? A week ago, I flew alone to Mordor and faced down both Melkor and Sauron to save Chomsky, but alas, failed to save Faramir. What more does a hobbit have to do to get some recognition around here? And just recently, perhaps it wasn't very important in the schemes of the larger world, but I rode from Hobbiton to the Havens in the middle of the night to bring Elanor back home.

Now these are just things mostly about me, but the other day a great many of us attended a delightful picnic--but not a word about it! Did we have to kill or shag each other to get the paper's attention? OK, scratch that question.

But I was wondering if others felt that the paper pays no heed to you no matter what you do? If you do, then come join me right now! I'm going down to Sock Puppet News Corporate Headquarters! Bring picket signs! Here's some ideas you can use on your signs:





So if you're fed up too, join me now. And if no one else comes, I'm doing it anyway! I'm going to chain myself to the editors' desk until I get an agreement from the editorial staff that this policy will change. ::click::

((OOC: This is just play. I know the time folks put in at SPN to make all those links for us to help maintain the MESPT community and that not everything every character does can possibly be covered. Carry on! (-; ))