Save the Princess! - 1

Greetings brave adventurer! Welcome to our first quest together! Be careful and stay aware - your choices now will affect your adventure later. Let us begin…

Our story begins in the beautiful kingdom of Eredith. It is a peaceful and prosperous land, free from most troubles and generally a carefree place to live. It is ruled by an equally peaceful king and his queen. The king and queen of this land have a son, the prince. This prince’s name is Alfred, and it is his adventure that we will be following. Of late, there has been rumor of a beautiful princess stuck in a tower in the land ruled by Zargoth (a wicked man whose name was actually Bertholdt , but he wanted to be fearsome so he stole the name of an ancient evil warlock). …actually, the tower was on the land ruled by Zargoth, until he was defeated a few months ago. Now the land is free reign for pillagers of his magical artifacts and natural dangers of all sorts. Unfortunately, though the spell on the tower was broken, no man has gone to retrieve the poor helpless princess yet. And so, Alfred decides to take it upon himself to save the fair maiden from her confines!

Choose what happens next!

Is Silverburn shopping centre haunted? Shoppers report seeing the 'terrifying' ghost of a woman in black

The shopping centre says four sightings have been reported in as many weeks - so have you seen the woman in black?

Forget Eel Marsh - does Silverburn have its own Woman in Black?

Could construction work at Silverburn shopping centre have stirred some restless spirits?

At less than 10 years old it’s hardly a haunted castle or ghoulish graveyard - but shoppers at the Pollok centre have reported a ghostly figure floating around.

The apparition is said to be of a woman dressed in all black period clothing - and she’s been spotted four times in as many weeks.

One shopper, who asked to remain anonymous, said: “We were waiting on our friend coming out of one of the shops, when out of the corner of my eye I saw this dark figure coming down the corridor, almost hovering - it was terrifying.”

A Silverburn security guard has also encountered the spook - Thomas Chalmers said: “I had just finished my shift and was leaving the centre bathroom when I had this sudden chill.

“I didn’t think much of it, but as I looked up I saw this shadowy figure disappear down the hall. There is no way that it was human.”

The opening of three new stores will create 55 new jobs at SilverburnHas building work at Silverburn stirred a restless spirit
Shopping centre staff are baffled - which is why they’ve called in Glasgow Paranormal Investigations to find out more.

A Silverburn spokesperson commented: “We are aware that a shadowy woman has been spotted around the centre and we are taking the sightings extremely seriously.

"We have reached out to local experts in the field of paranormal activity, who will hopefully be able to shed some light on the matter.”

A member of GPI added: “It is not uncommon for a spirit to be attached to a site before the present building was constructed.

"Possibly Silverburn or the construction of the new cinema disturbed it. This can be common in hauntings.

"The most important thing is to ensure whoever it is finds a peaceful resting place.”

Of course, the phantom could be merely a figment of the imagination,or she could be there to give a boost to the summer sales figures - either way, we’d love to know more.


So there was a single, solitary kiwi on our counter in the kitchen.

And I decided to make fun of my roommate for it, because who buys one, single, solitary kiwi? So I asked her that.

Roommate: I didn’t buy a kiwi.

Me: This isn’t your kiwi?

Roommate: No?

Me: But this isn’t my kiwi.

Roommate: That kiwi was there when I got home.

Me: I don’t even eat kiwi!

As you can see, it’s a real kiwi. Here it is, on my counter, giving away nothing.

But I was still confused as to where it came from. Did one of us accidentally buy a kiwi at the store? 

So I looked up the Kiwiny company to figure out which stores it’s sold at, to see which one of us might have bought it, since we tend to use different grocery stores.

Kiwiny doesn’t have American retailers.

There is literally no reason for this kiwi to be in my kitchen.


lots of people have been asking me if I ever figured out where the kiwi came from. So to provide an update on the magical kiwi … one day I took a nap and had a dream about those creepy spiders that hide in bananas and I thought like oh my god this kiwi is gonna be full of spiders. So I woke up and promptly put the kiwi in a ziploc bag. To contain the dream spiders.

The kiwi sat on the counter for a few days, then got moved to the top of the fridge to get it out of the way. It sat there for a couple weeks. It never appeared to go bad? I did eventually throw it out, just because I was confused about it and neither of us were ever going to eat the kiwi.

Never found out why the kiwi was in my kitchen. I guess we’ll never know.


Kiwiny is following me on twitter now.

I feel like I should post more funny teaching stories here

Because I definitely have them.

For example, I have come to learn over the course of holding this position that Japanese school culture festivals are, in many ways, just as filled with zany hijinks as they are in your average anime.

Some highlights from my recent experiences with the mysterious beast known as the culture festival:

-Class 1-B presented a statistical report on this season’s fishing hauls. Sounds boring, right? Nope - it was presented via interpretive dabbing, with all of the class officers in glow-in-the-dark squid masks

-3-A, for their presentation, composed and performed an enka ballad about why our town is NOT famous

-Not to be outdone, 3-C crafted a loving, emotional video tribute to their three years of junior high school…narrated by the disembodied head of former US president John F. Kennedy projected on the gymnasium wall

-2-B made a ping-pong table. Their presentation consisted of walking onstage, saying “We made a ping-pong table” and sitting down.

-Students were allowed to order special lunches from the set festival menu up to two weeks in advance. The vice-principal was meant to pass out notices explaining how many of each item students might order. He failed to do so. A student ordered 28 muffins. The faculty watched in horror as he ate every single one.


South Korean Illustrator Wooh Nayoung, aka Obsidian, created a beautiful series of reinterpretations of Western fairy tales in the in the style of traditional Korean animation. Despite all the wonderfully different cultural and stylistic details, each story is immediately recognizable. Pictured here are scenes from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, “The Little Mermaid”, Beauty and the Beast, “Little Red Riding Hood”, “Snow White”, and “The Frog Prince”:

Click here to view the entire Fairytales series. Visit Wooh Nayoung’s website to check out more of her amazing digital illustrations. You can also follow her here on Tumblr at woohnayoung.

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I want you and me. This means I want you and me and passports full of stamps of the countries we’ve seen and a collection of photos we took along the way. I want a camera that tells me I am out of room because I took 300 photos of you when you weren’t looking. I want your smile so big and bright and evident because I’ve succeeded in my sole job of making you happy on top of the happiness I know you provide for yourself. I want you and me and our kids we’ve already named under the Christmas tree. We are opening presents, drinking hot cocoa, laughing and beaming at our kids smiles; we are starting our own traditions. I want you and me and our kids filling our passports as we show them the world, showing them our favorite places. I want to be dropping off our kids at college and starting our next set of adventures. I want our friends at our place on Thanksgiving. I want to be our friend’s kids second family. I want to be the family with you that everyone else looks to when their relationship is on the rocks.

Baby distance isn’t anything. I want you.

Instagram/Twitter: @rachelmburgess

A friend of mine was taking a picture of herself and her daughter kissing and in the background you can clearly see a figure that was not there. She had “ghost experts” come in and check around the house and found nothing. After some research they found one of the previous owners was a mortician or ran a funeral home or something. I have known this girl for years and it would completely shock me if this was fabricated as I saw how upset she was and how much money she dished out for experts. They no longer live there.

things that actually happened in my high school

1. in the middle of am homeroom (so like 9am in the morning) a kid just broke out a pint of ice cream and started eating it. and i guess it wouldnt have been that bad except once people noticed, everyone started whispering and pointing until half the class was surrounding the table literally BEGGING for some. the teacher actually had to stop reading the morning announcements and give a speech on how you shouldn’t give death threats over ice cream.

2. this kid i was sitting next to once went home bc he got a massive headache after staring straight into a lightbulb for 2 minutes bc he “was bored and wanted to see what would happen.” he ended up taking 3 advils after that, got paranoid and made the entire table search “how many pills of advil does it take to overdose” on a school computer.

3.  there was a HUGE ASS fly in the room and the teacher thought itd be a great idea to kill it by throwing a folder 4inches thick with papers in its general direction; it ended up going across the room and hitting a poor, innocent kid in the face so hard that the other kids at the table scrammed and started yelling “EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF”…and when i tell you that this fly was huge,,it was literally so MASSIVE that this one girl almost started crying when it flew near her, someone actually tried throwing a cup of coffee at it, and another person started screaming ZIKA VIRUSSSS and something about how they weren’t vaccinated. and mind you the majority of the students are dressed in fancy attire bc of the national honor society ceremony that was later in the afternoon. in the midst of all this chaos, this one kid stands up, doesnt say anything and literally just ninja slams his bare hand onto the table and kills the fly all in one fluid motion, all without saying a single word. the entire class just broke out in thunderous applause, including the teacher, and then class continued as normal as if the past 10 minutes didn’t even happen

4. during first period a teacher who lost a ton of weight over a 2 year period was giving serious advice about the importance of living a healthy lifestyle while this kid right in front of the teacher’s desk breaks out a FULL mcdonalds breakfast meal and distributes it among the table

5. kids that were in apush and ap spanish held a joint prayer vigil the day before ap exams began, so that ap students could literally hold hands and pray to survive exam season as well as mourn our high grades. everyone who went was required to bring in fake candles and food, while someone else conducted a prayer service. a special invitation was sent using our school emails, you had to rsvp in order to attend, and it was suggested that you wear black. our ap teachers knew about this, and they agreed it was a good idea somehow