Nothing compares to a penguin.

I have recently reconnected with some old friends on various Social Networking sites, and we have been catching up and reminding each other of various stories and escapades from the past. I will probably post a few of the more “safe” stories on here at some point.  Until then, and to counter the last post of mine which was political, here is a series of quotes that were recorded at the 1997 Birmingham Spod meet (See I told you I would Post them! I just needed to find the bit of paper)

Basically someone said something that sounded “dodgy” so a pen & paper was found and people started making a list of all the innocent things said that could be taken out of context and sound “iffy”. There was a running count being kept of who was winning.


The Great Goth Ninja

There was a time where primal chaos reigned, Where the Heavens sought order. But the Phoenix can fly only when its feathers are grown. The four worlds formed again and yet again, As endless aeons wheeled and passed. Time and the pure essences of Heaven, The moistures of the Earth, And the powers of the Sun and the Moon. All worked upon a certain rock – old as Creation, And it magically became fertile. That first egg was named Thought, Tathagata Buddha, the Father Buddha, Said, ‘With our thoughts we make the world.’.

Upon the shell of the egg was written all thoughts, knowledge, and all future events of any relevance. Elemantal forces caused the egg to hatch, from it then came a stone Warrior. The nature of the Warrior was irrepressable!

This Warrior became a great leader thanks to blessings from Tathagata Buddha. Over the following eons the Warrior founded a school of training, to pass on the Budda’s wisdom to other less enlightened people. These schools based in the land that would latter be know as Japan, grew over time to become the fabled Ninja clans of Iga and Koga.

The shell of the original egg was kept as a sacred artefact, and held as the most holy of relics, but over the centuries the stone wore away, and crumbled to dust,
as each part of the shell became damaged the contained knowledge, was copied onto the scrolls given to each grandmaster of the clan. These scrolls contained the instructions for all the Ninja skills, magic, and history, They also contained some prophecies of important events that will happen in the clans future. One of these Prophecys concerns the joining of the clan of a foreigner, a white man, a man not of the soil of the egg. A man who will already be wearing black before becoming a ninja warrior, a man who would be at ease amongst the black clad people, a man who will bring great reward on the ancient houses of the ninja, that man would be The Great Goth Ninja.

Am I that man??

Some say it is so!

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