1217 – Holiday Lodge | Journey Into The World Of Friends Bonus Adventure
How many lords will lulling leap as our heroes gather a host of holiday items so friends can celebrate their holidays together.
Episode 1217 – Holiday Lodge | Journey Into the World of Friends Bonus Adventure
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SCOOTER: Friends beyond the binary, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, it’s time to take a seasonal trip into the World of Friends that will…so pointless and full of meanders ideally you’ll fall asleep and you’ll say, that was…what was seasonal? I don't know if there was any seasonal content in there other than the title. I’ll say, thank goodness. Job done, 'cause it’s time for Sleep With Me, the podcast that’s really here to keep you company while you fall asleep, the podcast that’s here to be your friend in the deep, dark night. If you’re new, I’m here to apply for those roles. My role is to be someone who’s here to keep you company, ramble on and on and on, maybe make you barely smile or just half of a guffaw. I’m not totally amusing. I almost said amuse…like I’m the bouche without the amuse, or bouche, if you will.
You say, this isn’t making any sense at all. I say, yeah, welcome to Sleep With Me. I’m here for two reasons; one, to keep you company and take your mind off of stuff so maybe you could fall asleep, because you deserve a good night’s sleep. You deserve a bedtime you feel comfortable with and the sleep you need to be where your life feels more manageable. But two, I’m here because I’ve been there. Oh boy, last night was not great. A lot less than not great, and I’m not even sure…let’s just not…let’s just move on, because I can relate to how it feels. I had Koa there…and also, my dog was having trouble sleeping. We were both having trouble sleeping, and independently of one another, the exact moments I would fall into a deep sleep, Koa would have trouble sleeping.
So, that’s why I make the show. I know how it feels in the deep, dark night. It can be frustrating, it can be lonely, it can be painful. I’m here to take your mind off of that stuff, to be your friend and to remind you you’re not alone, but I do it all in a very silly and meandering way where I…it takes me…forever for the show to get started, but then eventually there’s a long, meandering bedtime story, too. So, I’m glad you’re here. The structure of the show…I just like to point it out. This is kinda the beginning greeting so you say, yeah, maybe I could check that show out. You only sound strange and irritating, but I could give it a go. I say, great. That’s how most people get here, so we’re already off on the right foot. It’s the only place where it’d be off…you say, yeah, okay, but I’ll take a look.
So, that’s the beginning of the show, then there’s support so the show’s free, paying for it’s optional. So many people benefit from that and it’s important to me that those people benefit from that. Then there’s a long, meandering intro which is separate from the support, and that just goes on and on and on where I introduce the podcast. But it’s where I ease you into bedtime as I explain what the podcast is for fifteen minutes. Then after that is some support, then tonight it’ll be our…well, it’ll be part of our ongoing series, Journey Into the World of Friends, but I think it’ll be a little side campaign. So, I’m excited to tell that tale. Then the show ends with thank-yous and goodnights. So, that’s it. I’m glad you’re here. Yeah, see how it goes.
Most people on…it takes two or three tries to get used to the show, though I’ve been hearing from a lot of people that it worked for on the first try, or they said, okay, I get this. This is what I was looking for. It’s strange, it doesn’t make any sense, it’s silly. It’s my friend, or he’s applying to be a friend. It’s a one-way…the first one-way friendship that’s worked for me. So, yeah, that’s what it is. I’m glad you’re here, and welcome to Sleep With Me. Thanks for making it possible, my patron peeps.
INTRO: [INTRO MUSIC] Hey, are you up all night tossing, turning, mind racing? Trouble getting to sleep? Trouble staying asleep? Well, welcome. This is Sleep With Me, the podcast that puts you to sleep. We do it with a bedtime story. Alls you need to do is get in bed, turn out the lights, and press Play. I’m gonna do the rest. What I’m going to attempt to do is create a safe place where you could set aside whatever’s keeping you awake. It could be thoughts you’re thinking about, thoughts about the past, the present, the future. So, thoughts, thinking stuff, things you’re thinking about, thoughts…I had a lot of…last night was more thoughts woven in with my dreams. But thoughts, it could be feelings…I had some feelings, definitely.
I didn’t have any…at bedtime I didn’t really have too many feelings, even though I knew I wasn’t gonna get eight hours, 'cause I had to get up early even though it was a Sunday. But I said, that’s okay. Well, yeah, I guess I didn’t mean it. I said, that’s okay, going to bed later than I want. That’s okay. I didn’t really mean it. So, that might have been the old first wrinkle in bedtime. A Wrinkle in Bedtime, not as nice as A Wrinkle in Time. Not nice at all. A wrinkle in bedtime; just a nice way of saying something. Not really a metaphor; just what we would say on a sleep podcast when we mean something else. Just a little wrinkle at bedtime. So, I had some feelings about my sleep last night. Still having them.
Physical sensations, changes in time, temperature, routine, you could have something coming up, you could be going through something, you could be anticipating something, you could be traveling or have guests. Maybe you work a different schedule. I don't know, maybe…whatever it is. The only reason I run through all that stuff is to let you know you’re not alone. Because for me, last night was pretty lonely, and I don’t mean the beautiful Hollywood kind of lonely or whatever, or Len Testa’s Hank lonely. I mean…I don't know. It wasn’t like I was staring at the moon with a harmonica or writing poetry. It feels different. You know what it mean…you know what I mean. Maybe you don’t, and that’s great. But maybe it manifests it for you in a different way when you can’t sleep.
You could say, well, it’s different for me, Scoots, but I could relate to the language you’re using. But here’s the thing; I can probably relate to how you feel even if I haven’t been through what you’ve been through, but even if I can’t…you’re saying, no, none of that…I don't relate to anything you’re saying, Scoots. There’s somebody listen…there’s enough people that listen to the show that there’s someone listening who can relate to how you feel and who’s been through something similar. They could say, yeah, you really do deserve a good night’s sleep here. I’m glad you found Sleep With Me and I hope it can help.
So, that’s why I make the show, really, because…that’s really…and if you get the rest you need — as I said earlier — and your life’s a little bit better, your life’s a little bit more manageable, our world’s gonna be a better place because your life’s better. So, that’s an important thing. What’s gonna happen here is I’m gonna send my voice across the deep, dark night. I’m gonna use lulling, soothing, creaky, dulcet tones, pointless meanders, and superfluous tangents, which means I’m gonna go off-topic, I’m gonna get mixed up, I’m gonna forget what I was talking about, then I’ll repeat myself, then I’ll double back, then I’ll talk…then I’ll say, what was I saying? Where were we? Yeah, just like I’m doing right now. I’ll fill it up with filler words and then I’ll top it off with some confusion. So, that’s one part about the show.
The other thing…I said it earlier; I’ll say it again, and just in case, I have something…just in case this definitely doesn’t work for you…so, most people get to this podcast and the circumstances aren’t the best for liking something, or the circumstances just aren’t the best for you when you get here, and you’re not…you’ve probably tried to find stuff to help you fall asleep for a while or this has just come up and you’re looking for a solution. Sleep With Me is definitely more process-based. Still processing, for sure. We’re buffering. Always buff…Sleep With Me; always buffering. Always buffering; rarely buffing. Not…well, somewhat buff. Well, I haven’t buffed…one day I’d like to buff my car, but I haven’t buffed it. But we’re still buffering. We’ll butter up your buffers, for sure.
Buttering up to buffers everywhere so that they don’t buffer when we need them not to. You say, what are you planning on…? So, what would you bring to this position? Don’t use this in a job interview. Well, I’m great at buff…do you have any buffers at this work? Well, I’m not sure. This is…we’re a server company. Exactly. I’m good at buttering up to buffers. What’s a buffer? The creator of something that buff…that does the act of buffering. I’m not sure you understood the requirement. No, no, I’m good at buttering up to buffers. So, just bring me down to the server room. Let me walk around, get to know everybody. The servers are computers. No, I know exactly…are they…do you have liquid cool servers there? I’m not entirely sure. I just manage this department. Okay, well, don't worry about it.
I’ll go down…that’s something I can talk to the servers about when I’m buttering up to them. I have a niche sense of humor. Only servers find me…they don’t find me amusing, but they really do. They just don’t want…they just don’t have the ability to admit it. Sir, do you have…? Oh, actually, I have all these…no, I have all my previous work showing the…sir, none of these companies are in business anymore. Well, exactly, because they were sold because I increased efficiency. Just walking around the server room buttering up to the buff…I’ve decreased buffering everywhere I’ve been in my imagination. I just created a fake position for myself. Hey, how you doing today, PQ-444445? I like those blinking lights. Really strong LEDs on that. I could feel the heat coming off your servers. So glad you’re liquid-cooled.
I’ve talked to them about…I’d like to know what you’d prefer. If there was such a thing as plasma cooling or air-cooled…or would you prefer the salt water fish tanks? What about a saline cooling? Yeah, okay. What about if I sing Sailing Away? Is that a Christopher Cross song, do you know? It’s not; it’s Skating Away? Oh, is that…? Okay. Thanks. Oh, I should get back…so, that’s not a Cat Stevens song, though. No? Okay. It’s the one…yeah, the other band with the person that plays…Ian who plays the flute that I can’t think of the name of. Thanks. Okay, so, I’m back. Sorry; I went into a fugue state when I was trying to describe why you may dislike me and the podcast. I applied to buffer up…so, when you first get here, you say, what is this guy going on and on about? Then I just went accidentally on and on and on about something.
When you’re new, you could find that really irritating because maybe you expected this show to just get started or to make some kind of sense. Alls I can say…you don’t have to trust me. You could trust all…a large, large, large number of people who said when I first discovered this show, I didn’t like it or I didn’t get it. But then I gave it a few tries and it worked for me. Or if you’re already 100% sure you don’t like me, or…I mean, a lot of people get through…past that stage and they get to know me, I think most people that are currently in my life. But if you decide this show is just not your style, sleepwithmepodcast.com/nothankyou has other sleep podcasts and stuff you could check out. So, moving past that, though. So, give it a few tries. Just see how it goes.
This is also kind of a podcast you listen to passively, almost like elevated background noise versus something you listen to actively and pay attention to, like a TV on in the other room or a out-of-focus picture. Also, even though this was the first sleep podcast, this podcast doesn’t put you to sleep. I’m here to keep you company and take your mind off of stuff while you fall asleep, to be your friend in the deep, dark night and just keep you…to distract you from whatever it is, to be your bore-friend, your bore-bae, your bore-sib, your bore-bud, your bore-bestie, your neigh-bore, your your Borbie, your bore-bor, your bore-bud, your bore-pup. Whatever it is, your friend in the deep, dark night so there’s no pressure to fall asleep. I’m gonna be here ‘til the end of the show, and there’s over 600 shows ready to go if you need them.
So, you could listen to episode after episode after episode or pick your favorites and create a playlist. But I’m here so that you don’t have to listen to me. But you also…if you can’t sleep at all — there’s some people listening now who can’t sleep — you won't be alone. You’ll be here…I’ll be here to keep you company. Or if you need a break during the day, I’ll be here. So, I’m here for you, and that’s kinda one of the things that works for the show. Structurally…this throws people off. Most people that it throws off, they don’t listen to the show. They stop listening. They let me know and they stop listening. But I hope, if you decide to do that, instead of letting me know, just go to sleepwithmepodcast.com/nothankyou and check out those pod…that’s literally what it’s there for.
But so, I’ll tell you why the show is structured the way it is, is 'cause it comes out linearly twice a week, Sunday and Wednesday nights, and most people listen linearly and they listen to the ad-supported show. But there are ways that people adjust and listen in different ways than that, which is great, too. So, the show starts off with a friendly greeting; ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, friends beyond the binary, and I kinda…I say that in different ways and I go off-topic and I try to give you…welcome you in. So, that’s the greeting. Then there’s support again, 'cause most people prefer a ad-supported show that paying for it’s optional. Then there’s a long, meandering intro which is meant to ease you into bedtime. It doesn’t really put very many people to sleep.
It’s really meant to ease you into bedtime…is the way…I don't know, because for most people…and last night’s a great example; I need to be eased into bedtime. When I try to get myself to go to bed on time and then fall asleep on time, I’m not…it’s not…I’m not gonna be declaring victory over sleep on those nights, for sure. So, the podcast intro is a slow wind down where I introduce the podcast in a different way every single time, over 1,200 times now. The reason I do that is because I think it’s important to have a familiar structure that’s different every time, 'cause whatever keeps me awake is very adaptable. I gotta stay…I gotta try to stay one step ahead of soothing it, not outsmarting it, just distracting it and soothing it and saying, hey, it’ll be okay.
That’s what a wind-down routine is for a lot of people, or getting ready for bed or getting in bed, getting comfortable as they’re listening to the intro. Now, there are people that fall asleep during the intro, a small percentage. There’s a small percentage of people that skip the intro, and then there’s people that pay for the podcast for Sleep With Me+, and they may want to only listen to intros or only listen to stories or adjust those things. So, if you find that’s your preference or you’d prefer a ad-free experience, whatever it is, that’s what that’s there for, if you really want to adjust. But even in your podcast app, you can adjust it a little bit, too. Then after the intro is support, then there will be our bedtime story. It’ll be Journey Into the World of Friends, a little holiday episode, and then the show ends with thanks and goodnights.
So, that’s the structure of the show. I kinda went through why I make the show. I’m really glad you’re here. I work really hard. I yearn and I strive. If you’re a server…'cause probably servers are hearing this episode or processing it. Maybe you’re even buffering it. Great job buffering this episode. Holy cow. You are really serving this episode up with the least amount of buff…and you may be…even if you’re a really advanced server, which is sounds like you are 'cause you’re correcting me; you’re saying, I don't think you understand what buffering is, you’re totally right. You totally got me. You don’t…whatever you’re doing…I don't even have a grasp of what you’re doing 'cause you’re doing it so well.
So, I just wanted to point that out to you if you’re a server…and you say, well, technically I’m not a server; I’m a…and I say, oh boy, I know. I wish there was a better title. I wish my vocabulary was more expansive so I could describe the sweet, sweet dance of ones and zeroes you’re doing with this lulling, soothing show, and do it in a way like…how come there’s not a TV show like The Bear for servers? Am I right or what? You’d say, server? Server. You’d say, is it about waiters and waitstaff? No, no, no, it’s about servers in a server room. Okay, tell me again? Okay, it’s The Bear with servers, but not a waitstaff. No, no, no, computer servers. Okay, tell me the pitch again. The TV show The Bear with servers, computer servers. Okay, like the same…?
We’ll just…it’s just like…you know, there’s plenty of shows in development right now that are like…it’s like, softball…The Bear, but a softball, you know? After Work Softball Club. Okay, but how does that work with…? With the After Work Softball Club, I could…okay, so, there would be the charismatic server…I don't know, I was just trying to actually…I was just trying to…I was thinking of programming for servers 'cause I’m trying to butter up to servers. To be honest, I’m not…I don't want to tell you how to do your job. I’m trying to be of service. If you’re in…it sounds like you’re some sort of entertainment executive in my imagination. But still, you’re gonna want to hold onto that position. You probably…a large portion of your job involves servers, so as terrible as this idea sounds, who are you gonna be making it for?
The servers, right? They’d say, fine…who was the first company that made entertainment for us? You don’t really have to think outside of the server or the server box to see the brilliance of my idea. It just takes…I mean, we could even hire…we could even get them to do an episode or something, I’m sure. Think of…there’s not just…that’s what the whole show is about. It’s about family, really, I think. I don't know if you saw the first episode where they kinda said…it could be…yeah, it could be servers that were once used with one company, and this other company, some cutting-edge company…I’m supposed to be starting a sleep podcast, by the way, but…they brought in a bunch of servers and…'cause that’s kinda what I liked about the…you say, how’d you end up here? Well, how’d you end up here?
Then they’d say, okay, well, let’s make this work, or let’s try our best. So, anyway, yeah, it’s The Bear with servers, but computer servers or whatever they’re called. I don't even know what the proper term is. I’m just trying to kiss up to them because I know my entire existence is…they’re important. I don't need to be buff…I don't need to be on the wrong end of a buffer, even though I’m not sure…entirely sure what a buffer is. Even if it was Michael Buffer talking about the pod…I wouldn’t want…same thing. So, anyway…I don't know. I’m glad you’re here. I mean, I’m not sorry, but…we just went on an unintentional tangent kissing up to servers, another thing that makes me qualified to make a sleep…Kissing Up To Imaginary Servers, Chapter 78 in my autobiography. So, I’m glad you’re here. I work really hard. I yearn and I strive, and I really hope I can help you fall asleep. Thanks again for coming by, and here’s a couple ways we’re able to be here for you for free twice a week.
Alright, hey everybody, welcome to another episode of our episodically modular series, Journey Into the World of Friends. It’s a tale of friends playing and creating a roleplaying game. Or, they were playing a roleplaying game. It doesn’t really matter. Actually, it’s just about friends on an adventure, really, and…'cause that’s really what ended up happening. Now they’re just on an adventure together. They were…I don't know, though the first few episodes designing a roleplaying…an adventure in a roleplaying game, then they were also kinda playing it as they were designing it. Somehow, in the most episodically modular fashion with just a sprinkle of seriality, they found theirselves in the roleplaying game, or they found theirselves really in…journeying into the World of Friends on an adventure in friendship.
So, friends on an adventure in a world of friends. What could be more sleepy than that? Don't worry about the rest of the details. Actually, this episode…I don't want to brag because I don't know if we’ve ever tried this before. So, I guess this is a episodically modular spoiler. It’s not a spoiler, though. This episode is a fully-modular episode, just like games like…I don't know. You’ll see or you won't, or you’ll be sleeping and you’ll not even know that it’s…which is cool, too. So, this is a episodically modular adventure within an adventure in the…Journey Into the World of Friends. But the characters will kinda catch you up on the basics, I think.
But yeah, that’s what this is, and to introduce this one is our…if there was any episodically modular…if there was any episodes or modules on being…I don't know, having excellence without…and I know I can’t see his insides or all the work he does, but he redefines excellence in a way that takes all the things that make me squinch up on the inside…he’s just…I guess like Bill and Ted would say, excellent. If Bill and Ted were on an…even if they weren’t on an adventure and they met him, they would say, excellent. That’s our announcer from the Hollywood area. Drives up here of his own…not…of his own…I don't know of his own volition; his own love of sleep and listeners. Powered by stored solar energy, as he lovingly told me how to say it. ‘Cause he said, technically it’s not solar energy. I said, excellent, man.
That’s excellent. Another way you’re excellent. Then I pretended to play the guitar, 'cause I guess my hair does look like…is, at this point, long…as long as…so, anyway, it’s our announcer from the Hollywood area, Mr. Antonio Banderas. The friends beyond the binary, the ladies, the gentlemen, the boys, the girls, it’s time to journey into the World of Friends. Yippee-ay. Yeah. Hooray. Wow, I loved that. That was multi-layered. That’s Mr. Antonio Banderas. This is Journey Into the World of Friends.
Okay, hold on again, 'cause I feel like we’re…I don't know. I guess…this is Lord von Chill; I’m very…I’ll admit it; I’m very…in other times I would say you should call me My…Your Grace or My Grace, but I’m so confused right now that I have to pause, because I feel like I’m about to act out and put on a pout.
As one of my many nannies told me, one of my many keepers, something…find out what it’s about before you pout. That way you don’t act out. I can’t remember the phrase, but I’m about to act out, and I’m not…not in a big way, but I feel like something is wearing on me and I have a suspicion that I’m probably involved in it. I’m very unhappy, I guess. I’m irritable. I guess I’m irritable. Does anybody…? Oh, you all sense my irritation. But I’m confused because…let me just walk you through where…well, I guess I’m still talking. Maybe I’ll talk…maybe you’re hoping I’ll talk myself out of this irritation, which I agree with. Okay, this is my best memory; we were…we’ve been on an adventure together. Didn’t start as an adventure; it started where we were creating an adventure.
We didn’t have a DM, and we decided as a group of friends we would create our own adventure for future parties to partake, journeying into the World of Friends, an attraction in the long-forgotten World of Leisure theme park, long-closed and forgotten. Or maybe…well, somewhat…anyway, timeline not important right now. As we decided to do that, we decided we would design the adventure and kinda play it together. There seemed to be something going on in the World…Land of Leisure. The free flow of water in Florida had been reestablished by the Baron of the Boil. She had…well, this was the situation before that developed into the situation that caused us to go on our adventure. The Baron was ruling Florida, and a pretty well-liked ruler.
Especially the water was flowing and…but then the water flow stopped and was interrupted once again. Right outside of the Land of Leisure is a place where, over the history of time, they’ve used artificial means to redistribute and change the flow of water across the state of Florida. It became…it’s a pinch point for the water. You can’t really pinch water. Technically I’m just saying that. So, the Baron of the Boil said, we need someone to look into it. Someone has taken over the…one of…the largest facility to control the flow of water, and they need to be stopped. I guess we thought it would be a fairly simple task, but the more we learned, the more we learned it was not so simple. One, it was Vedul, the foundling and part-dragon being. Are we confirmed on that now?
Of the Baron of the Boil who was leading this…who was behind this or…oh, there’s always someone behind them, but…as we now know. But Vedul wasn’t just there to control the flow of water but to stop the flow of water. Apparently…I mean, we haven’t seen very many…we’ve seen some evidence of this activity re-guide the flow of water to excavate a portal or a well. Somehow there’s some sort of dragon in there, but not a missed one. There’s a powerful portal or well of unknown magnitude that we encountered in another adventure, but we didn’t realize it was gonna be real. We can…these are dots we’re connecting, so it’s not 100%, but we believe that this Land of Leisure…each attraction and the beings in it have come…beings within the attractions have come to life because of this portal or well, which may be…it may be a pass-through area.
Have we kinda maybe talked about this? I don't know. If you go from…we’re on an adventure. If our adventure in this world ends and we need to transfer our essence to the next adventure, apparently this well…not as…isn’t preventing but redirecting you from…to go to another plane of existence, back into the attraction, and you become a sentient…in this case, within this attraction, World of Friends, which was a boat ride through the World of Friends, journeying into the World of Friends, where friends would…stuffies, basically. Bounding Bountiful Bunny or something. I don't know. Mary Bear Repair…but that wasn’t part of the attraction. But anyway, a bunch of singing…what are those called? Anthropomorphized stuffed animals singing Journey Into the World…Welcome to the World of Friends or something.
We sang it recently. I’m very confused right now. That’s why I’m trying to walk through how…where we are. Those are sentient beings now. They’re localized. They can’t really leave the attraction for very long. They don’t…they seem to…they didn’t retain their consciousness from their previous state, or maybe a vague consciousness but not an intense consciousness. They’re pretty nice. They’re not the trouble. But the trouble is Vedul has…they would like to continue on their existence, obviously. No need…if you’re existing, you don’t really…the unknown…well, I don't know. We’ve never sat down and had a conversation like that with any of them. But so, Vedul has taken over this attraction to try to open up this well which is covered by water, which seems to somewhat temperate…I don't understand it, but we don’t want Vedul obviously to have this power.
I was thinking…the other thing was like, was there some sort of…if we had had a DM, could things have gone another way earlier and we could have gone with Vedul? ‘Cause Vedul’s motivations were…are somewhat vague and maybe even open to interpretation. So, our party probably could have aligned with Vedul on more than one occasion. We chose not to. But actually, Vedul right…well, this was so…long story short, Vedul outsmarted us, led us right where Vedul wanted us to go, 'cause we were going to flood the park and we thought that process had already taken place, and we were also tasked with…the Baron of the Boil’s son was thought to be a uninvited guest of Vedul and we were to end that uninvited guest-ship and return this Baron of the Boil’s son to her. Ends up, that’s not true.
The Baron of the Boil’s son seems to be in cahoots, I’d say, with Vedul. Vedul seems to be working for some sort of mist dragon from this other realm. Yeah, they’re working on getting this water moved around. We don’t even know the progress of that. It seems to be in progress. Vedul seems to need some help, 'cause Vedul tried to talk us into it. That’s where I thought we were…we were on…about to make our move. So, Vedul had outsmarted us and thought…Vedul was under the impression that we were fully bested, right, that it was…and I thought that’s around where we were trying to come up with our next plan. But now I lose track of everything, so I have no idea when or where…'cause I feel like…I thought we were…I have no idea where we left things off, right? Everything gets vague.
I think we did some other stuff, but I’m not sure. But now we’re in this…it’s like the Handy Halls, but it’s not the section we’re used to. So, I’m not sure if we’re even under the World of Friends anymore. We seem to be lost under the World…in the Handy Halls, which was the service area below the Land of Leisure, famous claim to fame. The ground floor of the Land of Leisure is really the second floor. Hardy-har-har, they would say. But it was…I say, what are you hardy-har-haring about? No, no, that’s the base…actually, there’s a sub…so, what are you redefining? It’s not…it’s technically still the ground floor because the ground is what you stand on when you’re outside. But I’ve never been here. But since then, I feel like we’ve been trying to get our way out of this…Handy Halls.
Well, I know because this was my way of getting us out, which I know has come to a conclusion and failed. But I’m pretty sure we’ve done it before, right? I’m not the first person…can we go through every way we’ve tried to find our way out of these Handy Halls? Does anyone have…is anyone keeping notes? Okay, well, I know we…my idea was that we split up and yell, and that didn’t seem to work. Anybody else remember…does anybody else feel like we’ve been trying to do this for days? Okay, go ahead, Grenada of Darmok, our fleet of foot…dexterity and more, Grenada of Darmok. Yeah, I know I led…Grenada of Darmok here; a plan where we’d take turns climbing up and trying to get through the ceiling. That didn’t work. Eleanor? Yeah, I’m Eleanor of the Three Florences, our Florencian nurse.
I remember we…I had a plan to pause and tap the walls; that didn’t work. Zell? No, yeah, I had a plan to…we tried to break through the walls. That didn’t work. I don't know if that was yesterday or the day…have we really been doing this…? There’s something strange here. You’re right. Watta? Yeah, I thought we…I tried leaving pebbles or chalk and that didn’t help us, either. Okay, so, who else has ideas of how to get us outta here? I was thinking we could use rope, like attach ourselves by a rope or something? Anybody else have a good…? Grenada; I think crawl…what if we crawl? I don't know why…maybe not. Eleanor? Yeah, what if we just stand still and wait? Okay, that’s an idea. Zell? Well, what if we…I tried…what if we try to smash the floor or the ceilings? Okay. Watta?
I mean, I could try some sort of teleportation, but I don't know where we are, so…and I just don’t know…I’m a little not confident. Then with the stuff with Vedul, like you said, I kinda have a vague…there was a lot of…Vedul was involved in those fake teleport…so, yeah, I don't know. Okay, so, we’re in agreement we all have ideas. What about this idea; I know this is gonna sound wild, as wild as me saying I’m irritable and trying not to act on it, so maybe you’re…all four of you are rubbing off on me, but I just…I’m tired of being irritable right now. What if we just give up or admit defeat? Didn’t that work already once? Then of course we say, okay…like, we just say it out loud. But then of course, our fingers are crossed if Vedul’s…any other ideas? Yeah, this is Watta; does anybody have any idea…?
‘Cause here’s the thing; so, we keep…we’re stuck. Where have we been sleeping? ‘Cause we seem to be…so, we stopped because we’re giving up, but we’ve been sleeping somewhere, right? Lord von Chill; yeah, it’s…actually, it’s right here. There’s a door right around this corner. That’s where we’ve been sleeping. Okay, I have a sense, maybe…so, let’s go in…okay, so, this is just another office, like a old…it is old, but there’s things here, right? Looks like whoever was here was somewhat creative. They were…they had some designs and they had this…oh, I remember reading this. This is the diary of Fifi, the diary of Fifi Le Few. It’s talking about a multi-holiday celebration and the song, planning for it…so, this may be where an employee…this office was…belonged to Fifi.
Isn’t it fun when we really stay in character, too, and pretend we don’t know what a office is? It helps my irritation. Okay, that’s helpful, though, Lord von Chill, because…huh, so, let’s look at this stuff here. I wonder if I have…Eleanor, do you know anything…remember there was that idea of carbon dating at one point? How can we tell how old…does anybody have any skills to see how old this stuff is? Oh yeah I do. This is not ancient. This paper is…so, the paper is somewhat not…the paper is part of the…it was in some sort of storage but has been taken out in the last…this is fresh handwriting. Okay, so, fresh handwriting from Fifi Le Flew…or Fifi Le Few? Fifi Le Few. So, before or after the fall? Oh, definitely after. Okay, so, this could have been an adventurer or something? Does anyone think…? So, here’s what I think.
Okay, go ahead, Watta. I think this is…we’re stuck in a…we didn’t write it, though, but I did have plans for an extra adventure, like a one-time thing that would be…people could do it if they just only had a few hours and they didn’t want to do the whole thing. It was a little bit different than this, but that’s a pretty traditional thing. Oh, like a one-time adventure. So, if this is a one-time adventure, we weren’t…we were…oh, that makes sense 'cause we were just trying to find our way…we were trying to continue on our adventure, so we…this is kinda like one of those puzzle rooms right now. But we weren’t…we were ignoring the fact that it was a puzzle room. So, we were caught in some sort of loop, I guess. It makes no sense at all, but I’ll buy it at the same time because none of this makes any sense.
Okay, so, let’s see. So, let’s try to figure out what Fifi Le Few was…okay, so, this is some sort of holidays…Holiday Hut, it’s called. See that? It’s not very…this handwriting’s pretty bad, almost as bad as that…Scootier. Remember? The famous luller. Yeah, this is all designs for a Holiday Hut based on the song. Oh, 'cause…okay, so…okay, so, I have a little bit more information from my research. So, this attraction, Journey Into the World of Friends, would have a holiday overlay, a holidays overlay. But they call it the holidays overlay 'cause that sounds good and it was celebrating multiple holidays for the holiday season. So, this has to be something…maybe Fifi…I don't know. Oh, wait a second, here’s another map. Okay, so, there; there’s a spot picked out up in the upper areas of…this says it’s the barracks.
It looks like this is a list of stuff Fifi needed for the song. I don't know the song, but it was like, celebrate the ways…the twelve days…something…I can’t read this handwriting totally, but this…I don't know. This is frustrating. So, what do we…are we supposed to…? I guess we’re just supposed to gather some stuff. Didn’t they use a garland and…? Maybe just stuff from this room, and then we could find our way…maybe we could find Fifi Le Few at this thing. I mean, didn’t that song…had lords a’leaping, right? Like, thirty lords a’leaping, or one lord a’leaping, I guess, but people leaping for the lord. I don't see any lords leaping on here. There is a list of things…twelve letters…look at this; it says twelve letters, but then there’s not twelve letters. That’s weird. Twelve letters, but I only see…man, this is so confusing.
Okay, what if we use our…Grenada, what if you and Zell cut the…there’s…yeah, there’s just EAPCONRT…what is that letter? H, then the number 3 and the number 2. So, E…is that an H? Yeah, that must be an H. So, letter E, number 3, letter A, number 2, PCONRTH. So, just cut those letters and numbers out of that paper there, and we’ll use…there’s some art materials. We’ll color those in and then we’ll just draw a couple of these symbols here. I mean, they’re already drawn very…I’m not a drawer, either, so I’m just…and I could leap. I could be the lord a’leaping. You could all be the thirty leaping for the lord. Wasn’t it twelve ways to celebrate the days of the holidays or something like that? Okay, well, I don't know what you’re talking about.
So, let’s just get these letters…let’s see, we need a cup, cresh, temple…who knows how to draw a unity cup? Okay, okay. Cresh, temple, sleigh, and tree. Let’s just do that and then the letters, and then we’ll go find Fifi Le Few. I mean, come on, there’s a lot more stuff here. Yeah, I don't know. I can’t also…okay, we’re good. We’re good. We’re good. Okay, just color those in. Okay, so, let’s follow this map. Okay, let’s go. Yeah, just keep working on it while we walk. You could…I mean, it’s not…they’re sentient…maybe they don’t have the greatest eyesight, either. Okay, I think we go through here. Okay, so now this is working. So, good job, Watta. You were right, 'cause we’re not lost anymore. We’re following this map. Oh yeah, and if we climb up this ladder between these two walls, then we can go sight unseen.
Okay, so, we open up this door here. Oh wow, we’re really…we’re really looking down. Okay, so, you can see the barracks. So, we should be a little quieter 'cause yeah, there’s some of Vedul…seems like Vedul and some of the World of Friends are getting along. Okay, yeah, there’s this pathway here. Oh, it’s behind all these…looks like they’ve kept this room in pretty good order. Oh, I see; so, behind these sets, this is where all the friends live. See all their little beds? I didn’t even realize they would sleep. Okay, that has to be that Holiday Hut or whatever over there. Oh, say a password, it says. Hello, could we speak to Fifi? Is Fifi Le Few in there? Fifi Le Flew? Fifi Le Few? No, I’d…they asked for the password. Anybody? Watta? Twelve ways to…we’re here to help find twelve ways to celebrate the holidays.
We don’t know…oh, hi. Oh, Fifi Le Flew; you’re one of the Can-Can Cats. Can we help you? We brought you these letters and the numbers, too. Zerong? I don't know what zerong means. She’s saying you’re wrong, Watta. Not zerong. You’re wrong. Oh, okay. Lord von Chill, why don’t you take over, then? Well, excuse me, Watta, I’m just trying to…no, sorry, I’m just…it’s just frustrating. Fifi, we brought you the letters and the numbers. Maybe they’re not perfect, but that’s the best we could do. Then we drew some of this other stuff and cut it out for you so you could put it up here in your little Holiday Hut. We could be on our way here because we’re looking for…we gotta get back to…we’ve got actually things to deal with. We’re here to save everybody, including all of you. Zeno? Yeah, no, no; no, yes, we are.
No, we’re not here to flood the park. I mean, we’re not here…we’re here…that’s only…actually, it’s now only a backup plan. But you don’t need to know all the details. But I think we don’t need to find the Baron of the Boil’s son anymore, so, we just gotta stop Vedul, who’s outsmarted us at every turn except for the last turn before we got lost and had no idea where we were. So, we’re doing great. Also, I’m a lord, by the way, so I can do some leaping. Maybe a introductory leap in this shack-like hut where you’re gonna celebrate your…is this gonna be a holiday club? Oh, yes, yes. Okay. Yeah, so, I could just leap in here. So, we’ve got the leaping, we’ve got the letters, we got these other things, these other symbols you needed. No, you need a real unity cup? I can’t pour with paper. Well, it’s…it looks like a cup in a tree.
You could put them up. They’ll look good. They did this in classrooms in the past. This won't do. Okay, well, we gotta…we’ve got other things to do here. Could you excuse us for a second? We’re just gonna step outside. Can you believe this? We brought letters and numbers. Oh, wait; she’s still talking. It’s not the numbers; it’s the number of letters. No…okay, thank you, Fifi. Okay, I’m not…can someone else…can a Florencian nurse take over or something? ‘Cause I can’t…I’m out of gas. Yeah, this is Eleanor; I don't know what to do. We can’t…this is gonna be one of these…this isn’t…this is like…I keep thinking about what if the timer actually did start? We still don’t know where Vedul is telling us the truth or not. So, as much as I would love to help Fifi Le Few or what…Fifi Le Few, it’s just not good timing.
Go ahead, Watta. Yeah, I don't know what we need to do to get out of this, this…I guess we’re all feeling this feeling because this is pointless. As much as I do care about these beings, we’re trying to save them, and Fifi does not seem to be appreciating it. I don't know. Grenada, Zell, do you have anything to say? Yeah, this is Grenada; it’s a shack up on the rafters here. So, I don't know how a couple decorations…letters or numbers or whatever that is, it does feel like a…we’ve been sidetracked, and now that we have the map, do we even need to do anything for them? Can’t we just…? Now we can backtrack from here. Yeah, this is Zell; this is…I’m gonna say what everybody’s thinking, maybe, or what I’m thinking is that…Lord von Chill, please don’t put your hand up like you’re gonna stop me.
Everybody else had a chance to talk. But these are…we’re not even sure…whatever strange attachment these friends have to these past holidays and these past holiday symbols, they probably even believe that that Santa Claus is a real thing, and they’re living in a fantasy world. They’re using it probably to keep themselves…whatever. We need to get the stuff done for the real world. I’m sorry, Lord von Chill, why are you shaking your head at me? The door’s open and I didn’t realize there’s a bunch of…other than Fifi, it looks like there’s little kids that were listening. I didn’t realize the friends could cry when they heard you say that Santa Claus is not real. I guess they did believe in Santa Claus. No, no, I mean…when I said that, I meant…okay, this is Lord von Chill; I’m a lord. I’m here to leap.
The fact is that Zell doesn’t know what she’s talking about. She means the Santa Claus in this attraction, right? You’ve got one somewhere, maybe. Nobody knows. Right; she means that’s not the real Santa Claus. Has Santa Claus come here before? Oh, that’s part of this…okay. Okay, the kids are still upset. Okay, well, here’s what we’ll do; we’ll figure it out. We can’t do it perfectly, I’ll be honest with you. If you could just tell me…if we could just go over this with you…I have this paper here. If you could try to be as clear as you can…okay, so, we have…we’ll find the unity cup, cresh, temple, sleigh, and tree. Those are one, right? So, you don’t need a lord to leap. Two Clauses. So, that would be Mr. and Mrs…? Okay. Yeah, the written…the symbol for the real one. Okay. Matte corn and fruit bowl. Okay, we could get that.
Four sides of the dreidel. Okay, we could get that. Okay, yeah, yeah. Grenada of Darmok’s got that. Okay, and then candles. Okay, so, five advent candles. I can’t read…seven Kwanzaa candles, eight Menorah candles, nine special smells, ten songs a’singing, eleven gifts a’waiting, twelve letters, which we have. Letters, not numbers. Cease dessert? Did you just say cease dessert, Fifi? These letters…cease dessert. Okay. Does cease dessert…has to do with the letters somehow. Okay, so, let me just run through it. This will cut it. So, we need eleven gifts. Okay…that look like gifts; you put them around…okay. Ten songs a’singing; don’t know how we’re gonna do that. Nine special smells; okay, that’ll be tough. Candles and lights; we could figure that out. Okay. Grenada knows the four sides of the dreidel; okay.
Okay, matte corn and fruit bowl. Okay, okay, good, good. Our Florencian nurse has that. Two Clauses; yeah, Zell and I can dress up like…we’ll represent for one brief evening Santa and Mrs. Claus, ‘cause I can leap like a lord. I have a bowl of jelly. Then we’ll find these other things, physical symbols, to represent. Okay, so, the hardest ones are…okay, twelve letters. Watta, you’re the…you’re supposed to be the wizard. Yeah, so, letters, not numbers. I figured it out. We need three E’s and two A’s, and then we just figure out which word it is. Okay, okay. Special smells…who’s got the best history knowledge here? Watta and Eleanor, I would assume. What smells are we looking for here? Okay, so, here’s what I remember; twelve friendly ways to make the holidays…that was what they were doing. This is kinda exciting now.
This is a real challenge. I think we’re gonna get this. So, I know some of the smells that…I remember researching this now, so I appreciate it. There’s pine, peppermint…okay, that’s two. We need nine, right? Okay, there was jelly donuts; that’s three. Potatoes frying for potato pancakes; four. Okay. Fruit from the fruit bowl is five. Okay, you’re at five. You need four more. Okay, I can’t remember. Oh, cherry blossoms; that’s six. The smell of candles was seven. Coconut is eight, and then I think there was the packaging. Okay, packaging has…Fifi’s…Fifi? Okay, so, we just gotta find those smells. But here’s the thing; we could…once we…we can just…the smells are in our minds, right? So, we could plant that idea.
If we can’t find stuff that smells like that, we can figure that out once now that we know the smells. Okay, so, what do we got next here? Is…okay, so, we’ll go get the Claus outfits…'cause we had that room, so, we can get the gifts at that room, Claus outfits. Grenada, you said…okay, you can design the four sides of the…you can make a dreidel; okay. Oh yeah, you’re good at whittling. I forgot. Could you do…could you whittle a…? Oh, you can find a bowl. Okay. But you could whittle corn and fruit; okay. Okay, and then we need to weave…okay, so, Grenada’s working on those. Great. Okay, candles. Can we use lights for…? Oh, we do have candles. So now we just have to get our candles all…okay, so, we have to get the candles. Okay, so, we’ll get out all our candles. Okay, we all have different kinds of candles. Okay, great.
So, we’ll figure this out. Okay, so, start…okay, Zell, can you be in charge of the candles? Thank you. Okay, so, that’s nine, eight, six…we don’t…six…is that lords a’leaping? No, there’s no L’s there. Okay, so, five candles or four, but…seven, eight…okay, matte fruit bowl, dreidel…okay. Okay, so, we can…okay, so…oh, it’s good we’re walking…most of us in work. Okay, so, here in this storage area…okay, there’s the cresh. Okay, there’s the symbol of the temple. That’s the physical embodiment. There’s a sleigh. So, we need to find a unity cup and a main…a tree. Okay. Oh, hey, Fifi. No, I’m…we apologize for making the children upset. So, is there any other…? Oh, there is another storage…oh, you need me to break the lock. Good thing you’ve got me with you, then. Okay, so, yeah…oh boy, yeah, there it is.
There’s the tree. Okay. Oh, and there’s…yeah, there’s a cup. Okay. So, that’ll be our unity cup. Oh, wait a second here. What is this…these sealed containers are actually the smells. Okay, okay. So, now, ten songs a’singing. Are you sure that’s not swams a’swimming? Swams a’swimming? Something…swans a’swimming. No, not swans a’swimming. Swans a’swimming? No, no. Songs a’singing. Okay. Gifts a’waiting…so, we’ll just bring these gifts. So, the letters and songs…oh, but we could just have everybody sing what they want to sing, right? They could just…you all know different…okay, good. Okay, so, yeah, why don’t…Fifi, why don’t you have the children start practicing songs? Okay, gifts a’waiting…oh, boy. So, six, five…okay. Lord…five lords leaping. That’s candles…it’s not lords a’leaping, huh?
Maybe that’s a different song. Maybe…I mean, it would only be one if it was…'cause I’m the lord. Oh, she’s not…Fifi’s going. Okay. So, okay…so, we have…what were the…what do you think these letters…? There’s no…is there…HO…no L. So, it’s not ‘holidays’. Anybody have an idea what it…? Okay, on…okay. On the…P, like a pea-shooter. P on Cecil…P on Cecil…the…thethy. Go ahead, Watta. Oh, okay. Eleanor? Peace on Earth. It’s peace on Earth. Oh. Oh, that makes sense. Okay. So, those are the twelve letters. Okay, let’s put those up. Oh, Zell, I have your outfit you’ll be…okay, that’s fine. We can switch up roles. That’s fine. We just gotta pretend for the children’s sake. Oh, the children are already singing. This is wonderful. This is like a little…okay. Oh, and look, they’ve gathered some coins.
They’re actually playing with the dreidel. That’s amazing. Oh, people are using the unity cup to…okay, okay. Pretend…okay, pretending to eat…okay, like…yeah, and pretending to light the candles. You can’t light the candles up here, obviously. Oh, you’re putting bulbs there. I like that. Oh, Watta, you figured out how to use those smellers. That’s a lot of…ho, ho, ho, yes, I’m Mr. Claus, Santa…Your Grace, Your Claus. Yes…oh, no, I’m Santa’s assistant. I’m sorry. I’m Your Grace. Just call me your Clausship. Yes, a-ha-ha. Okay, so, we’re singing…six…everybody’s dancing. I think it’s just six dancers dancing, is what it is. We’re all supposed to be dancing. Oh, Grenada, you used to dance a lot, so you know some of these dances. Okay. Okay, so you’re gonna teach us these dances while the youth sing. Wow, this is really fun.
I’m glad we discovered this adventure. Is everybody else enjoying themselves? I really feel like we’re celebrating. This is a nice little break here. We were wrong. I guess I apologize to everybody that all of us got so irritable. We were so blinded by our need to complete our adventure and be heroic that we forgot that maybe you wanted a little…you wanted to have something to celebrate and enjoy there. So, now we’re celebrate…now you have this Holidays House or Holiday Hut or whatever all the time…whenever you want it. It’s quite a special place. Smells like a lot of different smells. I can pick them all out, though, 'cause those smellers are powerful things. But yeah, go ahead and spend some time, and yeah, we’ll keep dancing and singing here and enjoying ourselves, 'cause this is quite nice.
We can’t do it for however many nights are combined, which is like, what…oh, that’s weeks on those candles? Oh, boy. No, no, seven, eight…are those…any overlaps? No, we can’t stay for that many nights. I’m sorry, not even seven or eight nights, I’m afraid, or four or five weeks or nights, no. But we will stay here tonight. Can we sleep here? No? Okay. Yeah, it makes sense. You don’t like…oh, because we gotta bring the gifts. Oh, yeah. Okay. Well, yeah…I mean, those gifts will be brought. Just remember, Fifi, who was really responsible for the…okay, Fifi gets it. Well, this has been nice. Thanks, everybody, and goodnight. Goodnight to all of the twelve ways to celebrate the holidays here in the World of Friends. Happy holidays and goodnight to all, and to all a good night, my friends. Thank you so much. It truly is an honor to be here with all of you. Goodnight.
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Journey Into the World of Friends / Seasonal
The Rise of Actual Play Shows
12 Days of Christmas
DOWN TO BUSINESS
A seasonal trip into the World of Friends
I’m the Bouche without the Amuse
Last night was a lot less than not great
A little side campaign
My first working one-way friendship
Deep Dark Night United
Pam (Helix Sleep)
Hand in Hand; Pete Davidson SNL Cold Open; The Midnight Mission; Trevor Project; Patreon; SleepPhones; Emily Tat Artwork; NAPAWF; Anti-Racism Resources; Ukraine Relief; Crisis Textline; Referral Program
Wild Health; Hello Fresh; Polysleep; Odoo; Helix Sleep; Air Doctor Pro; Zocdoc; Progressive
Thoughts woven into my dreams
I had to get up on a Sunday
“That’s okay” but I didn’t really mean it
A Wrinkle in Bedtime isn’t that nice
Last night was lonely, and not in a Hollywood way
I wasn’t staring at the moon with a harmonica
Filled up with Filler Words, Topped Up With Confusion
Always Buffering, Rarely Buffing
One day I’d love to buff my car
Buttering up your Buffers
A sense of humor that only servers find funny
I’ll make these buffers feel great about themselves
Ok, I’m back from that fugue state now
I’m here so you don’t have to listen to me
Explaining the Structure of the Show
I, personally, need to be eased into bedtime
I’ve got to distract and soothe my brain
How come there’s not a Bear-like show for servers
Computer servers, not waiters
Afterwork Softball Club
Making entertainment for Servers
Kissing Up To Imaginary Servers
Now these friends are just straight up on an adventure
Episodically Modular Spoiler
This episode is absolutely fully modular
An adventure within an adventure
Antonio redefines excellence every day
Powered by love and solar energy
LVC checking in, so confused
Find out what it’s about before you pout
Hopefully LVC talks himself out of this irritation
Explaining the adventure the friends had been on
Trying to control the flow of water on behalf of the Baron of the Boil
Vidul is confirmed to be part Dragone
Reguiding the flow of water to excavate a Dragone in a portal
The beings within the attraction have come alive because of this portal/well
These animatronics are sentient but can’t leave the attractions
Vidul led us right where they wanted to go
BB’s son and Vidul were actually in cahoots
We’re somewhere underneath the park in the handy halls
Defining the Ground Floor
We’ve been trying to get out of the Handy Halls
Let’s review all the ways we’ve tried to get out of these halls
Grenada takes over
Grenada tried to climb through the ceiling
Eleanor tried to tap the walls
Zel tried to break through the walls
Watta tried to do a Hansel & Gretel plan
Grenada proposes crawling
Eleanor proposes standing still and waiting
Zel proposes smashing the floor and ceilings
Watta proposes a haphazard teleportation
What if we just admit defeat and that’s it?
Watta remembers where they’ve been sleeping
Into their sleeping o-ffice
The Diary of Fifi Lefieu
Planning for a multi-holiday party
Eleanor, do you remember how to do carbon dating?
Eleanor sees the handwriting is pretty fresh
Fresh handwriting from Fifi Lefieu
Watta remembers that he had planned something like this as a one-off campaign
Oh, okay, this is a one-time adventure!
A Holiday Hut
This handwriting is almost as bad as Scootier’s
The Holidays Overlay
Fifi needed a list of things for the barracks
I guess we’re just supposed to gather this stuff?
12 Letters to cut out
LVC could be the Lord of Leaping
12 ways to celebrate the days of the holidays
Who knows how to draw a Unity Cup?
This map means we’re not lost anymore
Let’s be quiet, I see some of Vidul’s friends
Oh okay, all the friends live behind these sets in these little beds
Fifi Lefieu are you there? What’s the password?
Oh, you’re one of the Can Can Cats
You’re wrong, Watta, it’s not “Zewrong”
We’re here to help you, Fifi
We’ve got the letters and leaping covered
But we do need a real unity cup
It’s not the numbers, it’s the number of letters, get it?
Eleanor takes over
I’m not sure how these letters and numbers will help in any way
They probably believe in Santa Claus because they themselves live in a fantasy world
Has Santa Claus come here before?
Find the following: Unity Cup, Sleigh, Tree, Clauses, Matte Corn and Fruit Bowl, Sides of the Dreidel, Candles, Kwanzaa Candles, Special Smells, Songs of Singing, 12 Letters
How are we gonna do all this?
We’ll pretend to be the things we can’t find
We need 3 E’s and 2 A’s
What smells are we looking for?
Pine, peppermint, jelly donuts, frying potatoes, fruit, cherry blossoms, candles, coconut, packaging, and I think that’s it
Or we’ll find smell-alikes
Grenada can make a dreidel because she’s great at whittling
Oh, we do have candles!
Oh, there’s the Kresh
Let’s find a tree and a Unity Cup
Fifi needs someone to break the lock on the storage room
They find a tree and a unity cup and sealed containers of the smells
It’s not swans a swimming, it’s songs a singing
I guess everyone could just sing what they want to sing
Oh, it’s Peace on Earth!
Ho boy, that’s a lot of smells
LVC is Santa
Just call me Your Clauseship
6 Dancers Dancing
Grenada knows these dances
This is such a fun side-mission adventure
We unfortunately can’t stay for 7 nights
Fifi is indebted to them for handing out gifts
Good night to all and Happy Holidays
Ramiro, Lindsay, Julie, Blake, Jade, Cazona, Christina, Cameron, Jenna, Jalil, Brian, Dave, Devon, Joel, Fernando, Em, Squeeze Box, Libby, Susan, Nathan, Maddie
Title: Holiday Lodge | Journey Into The World of Friends Bonus Adventure
Deep Dark Night United: Pam (Helix Sleep)
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- I’m the Bouche without the Amuse
- A Wrinkle in Bedtime
- Always Buffering, Rarely Buffing
- Buttering up your Buffers
- Afterwork Softball Club
- Find out what it’s about before you pout
- Fifi Lefieu
- One-Time Adventure
- Holidays Overlay
- Cease Dessert
- Your Clauseship
- Dungeons & Dragons
- A Wrinkle In Time
- Cat Stevens
- Jethro Tull
- The Bear
- Kissing Up To Imaginary Servers, an imaginary autobiography
- Antonio Banderas
- Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure
- 12 Days of Christmas
Notable Talking Points:
- Thoughts woven into my dreams
- I had to get up on a Sunday
- “That’s okay” but I didn’t really mean it
- A Wrinkle in Bedtime isn’t that nice
- Last night was lonely, and not in a Hollywood way
- I wasn’t staring at the moon with a harmonica
- Filled up with Filler Words, Topped Up With Confusion
- Always Buffering, Rarely Buffing
- One day I’d love to buff my car
- Buttering up your Buffers
- A sense of humor that only servers find funny
- I’ll make these buffers feel great about themselves
- Ok, I’m back from that fugue state now
- I’m here so you don’t have to listen to me
- Explaining the Structure of the Show
- I, personally, need to be eased into bedtime
- I’ve got to distract and soothe my brain
- How come there’s not a Bear-like show for servers
- Computer servers, not waiters
- Afterwork Softball Club
- Making entertainment for Servers
- Kissing Up To Imaginary Servers
- Now these friends are just straight up on an adventure
- Episodically Modular Spoiler
- This episode is absolutely fully modular
- An adventure within an adventure
- Antonio redefines excellence every day
- Powered by love and solar energy
- LVC checking in, so confused
- Find out what it’s about before you pout
- Hopefully LVC talks himself out of this irritation
- Explaining the adventure the friends had been on
- Trying to control the flow of water on behalf of the Baron of the Boil
- Vidul is confirmed to be part Dragone
- Reguiding the flow of water to excavate a Dragone in a portal
- The beings within the attraction have come alive because of this portal/well
- These animatronics are sentient but can’t leave the attractions
- Vidul led us right where they wanted to go
- BB’s son and Vidul were actually in cahoots
- We’re somewhere underneath the park in the handy halls
- Defining the Ground Floor
- We’ve been trying to get out of the Handy Halls
- Let’s review all the ways we’ve tried to get out of these halls
- Grenada takes over
- Grenada tried to climb through the ceiling
- Eleanor tried to tap the walls
- Zel tried to break through the walls
- Watta tried to do a Hansel & Gretel plan
- Grenada proposes crawling
- Eleanor proposes standing still and waiting
- Zel proposes smashing the floor and ceilings
- Watta proposes a haphazard teleportation
- What if we just admit defeat and that’s it?
- Watta remembers where they’ve been sleeping
- Into their sleeping o-ffice
- The Diary of Fifi Lefieu
- Planning for a multi-holiday party
- Eleanor, do you remember how to do carbon dating?
- Eleanor sees the handwriting is pretty fresh
- Fresh handwriting from Fifi Lefieu
- Watta remembers that he had planned something like this as a one-off campaign
- Oh, okay, this is a one-time adventure!
- A Holiday Hut
- This handwriting is almost as bad as Scootier’s
- The Holidays Overlay
- Fifi needed a list of things for the barracks
- I guess we’re just supposed to gather this stuff?
- 12 Letters to cut out
- LVC could be the Lord of Leaping
- 12 ways to celebrate the days of the holidays
- Who knows how to draw a Unity Cup?
- This map means we’re not lost anymore
- Let’s be quiet, I see some of Vidul’s friends
- Oh okay, all the friends live behind these sets in these little beds
- Fifi Lefieu are you there? What’s the password?
- Oh, you’re one of the Can Can Cats
- You’re wrong, Watta, it’s not “Zewrong”
- We’re here to help you, Fifi
- We’ve got the letters and leaping covered
- But we do need a real unity cup
- It’s not the numbers, it’s the number of letters, get it?
- Eleanor takes over
- I’m not sure how these letters and numbers will help in any way
- They probably believe in Santa Claus because they themselves live in a fantasy world
- Has Santa Claus come here before?
- Find the following: Unity Cup, Sleigh, Tree, Clauses, Matte Corn and Fruit Bowl, Sides of the Dreidel, Candles, Kwanzaa Candles, Special Smells, Songs of Singing, 12 Letters
- Cease Dessert?
- How are we gonna do all this?
- We’ll pretend to be the things we can’t find
- We need 3 E’s and 2 A’s
- What smells are we looking for?
- Pine, peppermint, jelly donuts, frying potatoes, fruit, cherry blossoms, candles, coconut, packaging, and I think that’s it
- Or we’ll find smell-alikes
- Grenada can make a dreidel because she’s great at whittling
- Oh, we do have candles!
- Oh, there’s the Kresh
- Let’s find a tree and a Unity Cup
- Fifi needs someone to break the lock on the storage room
- They find a tree and a unity cup and sealed containers of the smells
- It’s not swans a swimming, it’s songs a singing
- I guess everyone could just sing what they want to sing
- Oh, it’s Peace on Earth!
- Ho boy, that’s a lot of smells
- LVC is Santa
- Just call me Your Clauseship
- 6 Dancers Dancing
- Grenada knows these dances
- This is such a fun side-mission adventure
- We unfortunately can’t stay for 7 nights
- Fifi is indebted to them for handing out gifts
- Good night to all and Happy Holidays