Monday, April 27, 2009

Miskatonic U.

Something happened during the night at my bakery's old location.

Remember my bakery got bombed and an odd Professor or Doctor or whatever bought the parcel to build a kind of asylum?

Well, the place must be cursed because the Institute for the Chronically Confused totally vanished during the night... And the Doctor Watson was as surprised as Jimmy and I about the sudden disappearance of the Professor and Doctor Effingham.

But that is not all.

Something got shipped and parked in place of where the old asylum was standing.
I'm not the only one to have noticed the degree of weirdness of that new stuff. Sparrow already had a look, and Skyler, Jimmy and Lil Max too.

We wondered about the curious little sculpture resting on the pole in the middle of the land. It looks like the statue of a kind of little beast with an octopus head and wings.. And Jimmy noticed the strange writing signs carved on the pole.

Also, there is a huge dark crate about three times my size standing there, and a few smaller ones reading "Miskatonic university" on the side, and all stained with fresh blood...

Jimmy said the Doctor Dayafter mentionned the Miskatonic university, like he's been studying there or something, but apparently he doesn't like to talk about it. And Mr Footman talked about some evil book that burned his eyes just after he tried to read a few lines from it even if it wasn't even translated in English.

That explains why he has got mechanical eyes now.
And he said the statue on the pole could represent one of the Old Gods, a monstruous giant.

Well it's hard to believe cause, when I look at the statue I find him so cute!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

The New Babbage Institute for the Chronically Confused

After the awful events that resulted in the demolition of my bakery, I had to sell my piece of land as I couldn't afford anymore to rebuild a new bakery or anything else.

A few days after the bombing and demolition, I spotted a strange man who was wandering amongst the pieces of wreckage. I walked towards him and bidded him the good day like the polite little urchin I am.
He turned to me and asked if the land was for sale because his brother and himself would be interested in buying it. So we agreed on a price (4444 $L because he thought it was a good number, he liked the "4"...) and on the following Saturday, the land was theirs and I was back to urchinry.

I went, out of curiosity, to visit my old place, a few weeks later, and found a big dark building with tall towers and smoking chimneys.

(photo credit : Jimmy Branagh)

Above the door, a metal plate was reading : "The New Babbage Institute for the Chronically Confused".

The two proprietors, are the man I met, the Doctor Zachariah Effingham (on the right on the photo below), and his older brother, the Professor Nathanael Effingham (on the left). The Professor is said to be a Professor of Neo-Psychology whereas the Doctor owns diplomas in Psychiatry and General Surgery and is a practising Mesmerist.

Apparently, they thought New Babbage was a niche for such an establishment. I don't know where they have heard that...

Anyway, would you be nuts or not, the doors of the building are open for anyone to enter and visit.
Yeah, I said to ENTER ;)

P.S.: I've been told there is actually always a way to get out of a room. Without cheating I mean.