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Post Autumn War Update

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I know I’ve been offline for a while… my excuses are finals at school and now I have also moved out of Sven and Anne’s trailer.

Finals was crazy, but I managed to survive quite well. I’m pretty sure that U got two A’s and a B, but I don’t really know for sure if those are my grades… but I am pretty sure I did good…

I lost touch with Allen, but I am not heartbroken – he didn’t really mesh well with my life… oh well… it was never too serious anyways… I’ve yet to see if we will continue to be friends but I have my  doubts… you know?

So I went to Autumn War.. it was nice and relaxing… I had fun hanging out with a good number of my North Sound friends… Clinton is starting an early period Celtic household and I am extremely proud of all of them… they are really shining already…

On another note, I was officially taken on as Sven’s first apprentice which was quite the honor.. so now to get even more serious about things again…

When I got home I actually managed a few days of rest and relaxation… only interrupted by work, it was nice… I probably should have updated, but we’ll just call it a vacation… haha…

I also met someone really great… his name is Dave. He just moved over here from Spokane and got out of the Air Force in  May… He’s seen a lot of ucky stuff over there in the sandbox. The more we get to know each other the more we seem to be compatible… However, I am almost convinced that he has been hurt even worse than I have… so we are both tentative to say anything too drastic. But there is a definite attraction there. So we are dating and taking our sweet time… it’s going beautiful really, he treats me wonderfully and I can see the honesty within.

As for my new place to live… Mom helped Jeremy (my brother) and I get a nice duplex near Sven and Anne’s house, so it’s not too bad of a move. It’s nice having my own space and whatnot… so That’s nice… I just hope I can manage to stick around in one place for a while…

Okay Roberta…

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Here’s what’s up as of late…. I went to training for that promotion at work. I don’t officially have it yet… but it’s basically just a technicality… Got another raise for it… so now I make $10 an hour… I guess that is really uncommon in the company so that is good… I am starting to see clients an build my own column now too… which is nice because that means I will be able to move over to commission too…

Brad and I are still in this great game of Hot-and Cold… but we are coming down to the roots of our fights more… he keeps thinking that anytime I confront him with a problem I am trying to start a fight… which is just not true…

I couldn’t make it up to WA for Mischka’s memorial today… which is bumming me out a bit… but I guess that is how it goes… So much good stuff was still to come from him and that horrible accident had to take it all away…

I’m off today so I am just going to work on my new site… if you wanna see the logo, go check out http://www.newvikingage.com I think it looks pretty spiffy…

Farewell My mentor, My friend…

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I am sick from losing him.. forever grateful that I came up to send him on his way… Forever grateful I did get the opportunity to get to know him as well as I did… but we were far from done… we’d barely just begun… I still have a number of tasks he has given me…. one of them was to make my green belt… I was supposed to do that while I was stationed off somewhere or something… and then he wanted me to sit vigil the night he officially presented it to me…. People say this ‘junior apprentice’ crap around me… but all he ever said to me about my ‘title’ was that i was another of his apprentices… he taught me a lot about fealty and has been the only man I have sworn any to… he made a point of assuring that I understood what i was taking on by becoming his apprentice and it became a very personal endeavor… As i was going into the military he made me a sword (although I doubt I will get it now… he probably never finished) it was to be his one gift to me…. everything else I would work on personally… Everyone always said he was mad mad mad crazy mad… but even through the ADD he had a method to his madness… before I left for boot Misch made me promise that I will seek guidance of the masters along my way… and he’d still help from afar and whenever I visited home… his being in the military before helped him to understand my upcoming circumstance. He was my greatest gift… and I now sit here rather in-consolable…

My question is — what is an apprentice/squire/protege supposed to do when they lose their master/knight/pelican? I am quite lost right now… should I still make my green belt as originally planned? shall I place the placards on it as originally planned? I vowed to Mischka while he lay on his deathbed that I will complete all the tasks he gave me… but is there something about how I should deal with the belt thing in that it was never presented (mainly because it was never made)?

Should I be worried about societal appropriateness now? it’s never worried me much before… I do not see myself to stop mourning anytime soon…. completing those tasks given will definitely be a part of the process…

I am so sick….