1232 – SS Friendship Floats | Journey Into The World of Friends Finale
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Episode 1232 – SS Friendship Floats | Journey Into the World of Friends Finale
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SCOOTER: Friends beyond the binary, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, it’s time for the podcaster who’s here to give you a little bit of a journey, a meandering journey, into the World of Friends, put a little finale into the World…Journey Into the World of Friends, maybe. Maybe not. Who knows? But welcome to Sleep With Me. This is a podcast that’s here to keep you company in the deep, dark night so you could fall asleep. I’m here to be your bore-friend. If you’re new, I’m glad you’re here checking this show out. If you’re a regular listener, what up, regular listeners? Hope you’re doing well. So good to see you again. So, Sleep With Me is a show…it does take some getting used to, as…regular listeners are probably nodding along because it is very different.
But really, I’m just here to keep you company and take your mind off of stuff while you fall asleep. Most people listen to the show in a linear way, and the first part of the show coming up is what they wind down to. So, we’ve got this beginning of the show, then we’ve got support 'cause most people enjoy listening to the ad-supported version of the show for free, then they wind down after the support to a long, meandering intro where I try to explain what the podcast is and I go off topic, I get mixed up…and then after the intro is some support, and then there will be our bedtime story, Journey Into the World of Friends. So, if you’re new, give the show a few tries. See how it goes. I’m so glad you’re here, and thanks for making it possible, my bore-friends.
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, things on your mind about the past, the present, the future, thoughts you’re thinking about, thinking thoughts…you say, well, I was thinking about that. That’s what my brain says right…ten minutes after I close my eyes. It tries to act all innocent; you know what I was just thinking about? I say, no.
I do know what you were just thinking about because not only are you gonna tell me, but I’m…you’re part of my brain. I don't know if that’s ever a way…unless someone’s giving a compliment, but rarely does my brain give out compliments without some sort of hidden agenda. You know what I was always thinking about? How…I say, I struggle to even do that in that voice. I mean, I don't want to get…I don't want to go deeper into those thoughts, but those could be some of the thoughts. That’s another one; you know what I just realized? Or, this will be twenty minutes after I close my eyes; did you remember to…? You know what you forgot to do? I was just wondering, did you double-check the old…? Then you got thirty minutes into it. Have you ever thought about the meaning of…? I say, no, I haven’t.
You ever wonder why most…you ever think about the way you do…and most people do…? I say, no. Did you notice when we were…over here, the way people were looking…? I say, no. Huh, remember that time…? So, it could be thoughts, it could be feelings related to those thoughts, and here’s the thing; the response to those thoughts and that part of me has got to be loving, or…and…I don't know if that’s ‘bemused’, but I say, there it goes again. We love you. I’m not kidding. That’s why I call them brainbots. I don't know if that’s a contemplative…that’s the Ruminator, right? Is that the Ruminator, part of my brain? That’s a little pre-rumination. Says, yeah, I gotta get…I gotta warm up our…you know, I like to do a little ice-breaking with ourselves, little rumination ice-breakers.
Right, but we’re alone in bed and I already…remember when twenty minutes ago I turned down my light and pressed Play on…? Well, that’s why you press Play on Sleep With Me, 'cause I can enter…this is my own brain, the creator of the show. Yeah, just gotta warm up the old rumination. We gotta get out there, do a couple thousand laps of thinking about this stuff. These problems aren’t gonna solve themselves. I say, but you’re…that’s why I’ve grown making the show, 'cause I say, okay, I love you, man, but you’re not qualified…particularly…right now is not the best time, and two, love you, but you’re pretty good at pre-rumination, which is not even a word, but you’re great at that. You’re great at posing questions to interrupt bedtime. I don't know…in the old textbooks, they say you’re maladaptive.
I’m not saying that you are. I’m just saying that’s what they call it in the textbooks. I’m just seriously wondering…I would not want to…I’ve never made a prequel. This is one prequel…by the power of pre-rumination, I’m the Maladapter, and this is the pre-rumination prequel. How’d I become the Maladapter? I don't know. It’s just…one day I want to live in a world where I can pose questions…I don't know, maybe you’re my inverse, because I’m here to keep people company and take their mind off of stuff. I never thought of that. So, this is like that movie with those two characters, and you’re the guy…you’re that one character and I’m the other character. You follow? You’re…follow me, right? Yeah, it was a trilogy, but at the time it was only one movie. It was called…I don't know.
I think it was called Bruce Willis in a Raincoat, or that’s what I remember. Bruce Willis in a Poncho. No? You’re not following me. Okay, but Bruce Willow…I mean…Bruce Willow — not Bruce Willis — is in the movie wearing a poncho in the rain. Never seen…or you’re not sure if that’s true? Okay, well…so, if you’re thinking, it could be thoughts keeping you awake, it could be feelings, any emotions coming up, it could be physical sensations, changes in time, temperature, routine. I’m recording this the day after a time change. Or, I don't know, the day…I guess technically the day of, 'cause it’s Sunday. So, could be time, temperature, routine, whatever it is, travel, guests.
The only reason I start running through all this stuff — and I guess I went on a early tangent about it — is that so you know you’re not alone even if your thoughts aren’t like mine. Maybe you could relate to some of how it feels, because that’s what important to me, is I don't know exactly what you’re going through or what is keeping you awake, but I know for me in the deep, dark night, it can feel a little bit…I mean, obviously, exasperating, tiring, frustrating, lonely. Even if I don't know what you’re going through, there’s somebody listening right now who has been some…through something similar or very similar and who can relate to how you feel, and they’re nodding along right now, really. They say, yeah, that’s tough. I’ve been there. The other thing about this show is you deserve a good night's sleep.
You deserve a bedtime where you could get some rest, the rest you need so your life feels more manageable, the rest you need so you could be out there flourishing. So, I hope this show can provide that for you. If it can't or you decide it isn’t gonna do that, make sure to check out sleepwithmepodcast.com/nothankyou. It’s got other sleep podcasts and sleepy stuff on there because you still deserve a good night's sleep even if this show…or you don’t like the show or it doesn’t work for you. But for most people, it does take a couple tries to get used to. I did hear from somebody yesterday; they said, oh, I got it on my first try because my brain is similar to yours. But not every…a lot of people, they come with expectations because this show is…it’s just structured differently.
It sounds differently than probably what you expected. 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. I’ll say, wait…? Just like I already did; go on a tangent, follow a string of thoughts and realize that I’m like…you say, you’re like a little kitten caught in a ball of yarn. There was a time…there was…kittens and yarn used to be a major marketing vehicle I think before YouTube when you could just…or now, whatever…whatever on the internet where you could find…if you need a stream of cute kittens or cute animals playing with things, it’s pretty readily available.
That’s, I guess, a freedom we have that I haven’t thought about being grateful for. Luckily I don't spend a lot of time looking up cute kitten videos or whatever. I got enough in my brain. But because I watched so many commercials with them…kittens could sell fabric softener…I don't know what else they…other things associated with softness or cuteness, which pretty much would be anything in the eighties or in the nineties. I said, okay…I say, okay, let’s start our first meeting here. How much is this vehicle gonna cost? Oh, $88,000? Okay. Alright, well, here’s what I’m thinking; we’re gonna need eight kittens and eight balls of yarn, luxury…I need luxury kittens and luxury yarn. We’ll get this car sold. It won't be a problem, believe me. We know what we’re doing. But yeah, we’ll need a lot of kittens…or maybe cats. Hm.
How about this, a mother…call up the team we used last time. We’re gonna need one of those cat…a mother cat giving one of the kittens a bath, and again, the finest-looking yarn, cinematic yarn. Call Cinematic Yarn. That’s the only company to call, 'cause they have the most cinema…what…Photogenic Yarn; haven’t heard of them. I don't know, though. We’re not taking still photos, so I don't know. We may need cinematic…okay, here’s the thing; we’ll get them both. Client’s always right, of course. No, no, trust me, it’s kittens or nothing. This is the Kitten Agency, you know? Right. Our tagline is, ‘are you kitten me?’ We’ll sell it; soap, cars, fabric softener…already sold, but…TP…well, no. Here’s the thing; we’ll sell it, but not with kittens. The Kitten Agency; are you kitten me?
Has somebody already gotten that one? Quit kitten around, man, and get to the sleep podcast. Oh, boy. It doesn’t take much. This show is barely humorous, if you’re new here. Structurally what to expect; me going off topic with things that are similar to jokes, but it’s mostly me kidding around. I’ve never…in 1,200+ episodes, I never realized that ‘kidding’ and ‘kitten’ had the same syllables. Or, have I done this tangent? Say, yes, Scoots, five intros ago you did it. Oh, bummer. You must be kitten me. I made a kitten outta you and me, eh? That doesn’t make any sense. Alright, we’re gonna need eleven kittens, then. Okay, so, what was I saying? Oh, structure of the show. So, the show start…oh, no, no. First we gotta tell you…well, let’s go through the structure of the show.
It’s very intentional, the structure of this podcast, and that’s only because of the way most people listen, but it’s also very flexible as you become a regular listener. So, most people just like to start the podcast playing…and they’re getting ready for bed. They like the free ad-supported version, and they start listening to the teaser which is…goes, friends beyond the binary, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, 'cause then they say, oh, there’s Scoots. There’s something familiar. There’s something welcoming. Or if you’re new, you say, oh, I might check that show out. Then there’s support which a lot of listeners like 'cause they say, oh, it’s…I don't have to pay for the show and I know it’s gonna be there when I need it. Then there’s this intro which is long and meandering, and it only puts a small percentage of people to sleep.
For most people, it’s part of their wind-down or getting-ready-for-bed or unwinding time. So, it’s meant to ease you into bedtime, not so much to put you to sleep. So, if you don’t like a couple of those things and you want to adjust, like if you listen all night long or you prefer a ad-supported version or you don’t like the intros, then you might want to look at Sleep With Me+. But for most people, it eases them into bedtime. Then there’s support, then there will be our bedtime story, which will be a episode of Journey Into the World of Friends. So, that’s the structure of the show. This is a podcast you kinda just barely listen to, kinda like background noise. It’s also…it doesn’t put you to sleep. I’m here to keep you company while you fall asleep, to take your mind off of stuff. There’s no pressure to fall asleep here.
I’m gonna be here for over an hour so that you don’t have to…you say, oh, there’s plenty of time. I’m just here to take your mind off of stuff and keep you company. Like I said, there are people who listen to the show all night long or listen during the day, or people who can't fall asleep or people who turn the show on in the middle of the night. So, I’m here keeping you company whether you’re awake or asleep, to the very end. I’m here to be your bore-friend, your bore-bae, your bore-sib, your bore-bud, your bore-bestie, your neigh-bore, your Borbie, your bore-bor, your bores, your bore-bud, your bore-friend. I’m just here to talk and talk and talk and barely make…just do a little bit of kitten around…gratuitous overuse of things that amuse me, like when I mispronounce amuse-bouche.
You say, do you have any amuse…? Here’s the thing; we’ll have kitten…we’ll get Richard Blais in a sweater that matches the kittens, and he’ll have some sort of new cat-friendly amuse-bouche or amuse-bouche. That won't make…that’s just something I made up. I don't know what we could…maybe if you said, that’s the new kitten…that’s the new thing for cats. You say, okay. Do you really need to advertise…? Well, what if Richard Blais has a new cat food out called Amuse…? I don't know. I can't think of anything funny or interesting to call it. Meow…Ameows-bouche. There you go; ameows-bouche. I don't think anybody would say, I don't know about that. Maybe in a dream it would be good, though. Ameows-bouche. It sounds pretty good after you…you gotta give it a few tries, though.
It’s that old, slow marketing, ameows-bouche. It’s the tale of a kitten who is named Amuse-Bouche, and something else. I don't know. I make stories up to make people fall asleep or keep them company while they fall asleep. So, yeah, I’m just here to be your friend in the deep, dark night and keep you company while you drift off. Structure of the show…I think that’s…I already covered that. Give this show a few tries. See how it goes. It’s just natural; when most people get here, they expect somebody calm and dare I say something a little bit more straightforward and focused. Yeah, that’s why I have sleepwithmepodcast.com/nothankyou, 'cause there is other stuff out there, but this is the show…where else are you gonna get a meows-bouche, where somebody’s kitten around?
You’re telling me that’s not mildly amusing? Just go ahead and say it with me; ameows-bouche. They have cat cafes, so put it on the menu, man. Well, what is in it? I don't know, cat…some sort of fancy…don’t they have Fancy Feast? Put some Fancy Feast in a cat safe, a champagne…oh, a champagne glass that’s actually a cat bowl; not a real champagne glass. Yeah, like one of those ones, but a cat bowl that looks like a champagne glass that’s cat-friendly, obviously. There you go. You don’t even…it doesn’t even have to have anything…other than…here, I just got Richard Blais a job selling Fancy Feast. Is that still a cat food that’s around? That’s it. You’d say, well, what’s that,Richard? It’s a meows-bouche. Fancy Feast. It’s for cats. It’s a fancy cat food, or it’s cat food with a fancy title. It’s ameows-bouche.
We’re not kitten around here at Kitten…what did I call it? Whatever, Kitten, Kitten, and Kitten, the only…well, one of the many imaginary businesses in my brain, the first…well, no, no, we don’t advertise cats, by the way. We just use kittens in marketing. That’s why we’re Kitten, Kitten, and Kitten. Yeah, we’ve only done two campaigns thus far in this intro of Sleep With Me, maybe three, that one Scooter forgot about. So anyway, I’m glad you’re here. I really appreciate your time and coming by. If you’re new, just give this show a few tries. You got nothing to lose. Ameows-bouche, you know? Other than…you say…hope for a respectable, straightforward intro. But yeah, give it a few tries. See how it goes. I’m really glad you’re here. I work really hard. I yearn and I strive. I really hope I can help you fall asleep. Thanks again for coming by, and here’s a couple ways we’re able to do it for you for free twice a week.
Alright everybody, Scoots here. This is…should…this is scheduled to be the finale of our season of a episodically modular series, which I get. I get it; that’s a double entendres or whatever. Scoots, you got yourself another double entendres. I’d say, thanks for making up a word, brain. I like it. You’re…and you’re correct. That’s a correct usage of an imaginary word if I’ve ever heard one, which I probably have 1,200+ times. But yeah, it is a double entendres because how does a episodically modular…what’s…well, one, you may be asking yourself, what’s episodically modular? Two, how could that have a finale? Don't worry; I’ll explain it to you. So, this is our series, Journey Into the World of Friends. Episodically modular means you can listen to it in any order or you could just listen to one episode.
Now, while there…they are interrelated and do build on one another, a little secret I learned from large businesses is anything before that is a prequel. You could consider this Volume…whatever. I don't know. Oh, this one won't have a number because the last episode was 12, if you catch my drift. So, this is the finale, or you could consider it Episode 14 because we also had a holiday special. So, whatever works for you. But every episode building up to this was just a prequel. Then you could go back and enjoy them in any order. The reason is the characters will catch us up on most of the details.
Yeah, I hear from a lot of people that listen to them out of order, so…but if you’re…if you are a person…you say, well, I prefer to listen to it in order, I guess you could set the sleep timer for like, thirty minutes, and then you could fall asleep. You have my permission to stop paying attention. How about that? I promise to go on and on for another ten or fifteen minutes. Then you could listen to Episode 1 later on. Or if you support the show directly…some people like listening to the story-only episodes or the compilation episodes. But if you’re new, just see how it goes. That’s the beauty of episodically modular, is it is no pressure. You could fall asleep, but there’s no pressure to fall asleep, no pressure to listen, no pressure for any of this to make sense.
Talk about no pressure and a beautiful voice and presence; it’s time for our Hollywood…our announcer from the Hollywood area, our announcer associated with Hollywood…I mean, would I want any holly without it? No. I would want my holly and my jolly even though this is post-holiday season. It won't be jolly and it wouldn’t be quite holly…it wouldn’t be Hollywood without our announcer, Mr. Antonio Banderas. The friends beyond the binary, the boys, the girls, it’s time to journey for a final time except when Scooter recaps things yet again in his creative process. It’s time for our last journey for right this moment when I’m speaking into the World of Friends. Yippee-yay-ah. Thanks. That’s Mr. Antonio Banderas.
We are gonna play…he doesn’t know this. If he can remain perfectly…not perfectly still; I’m realistic. If he could remain stiller than most people on the planet for the next hour and thirty minutes, then we’ll play some Jaipur, which I played once two nights ago and I was not victorious. But that doesn’t mean I should be…have victory tonight, either. Maybe I’ll learn from my mistakes. Maybe you’ll teach me something new by having victory over me, Antonio. So, please don’t…please play…please don’t…please, I need you quiet as possible while I record, but I want a full Antonio experience when we play Jaipur later. Speaking of friendship, this is Journey Into the World of Friends.
Alright, this is Zell, and I just want to…thanks, everybody, for gathering here. Number 5, Number…Mary Bear bot, Number 11. I’m Zell, working-class warrior of our party, of our group of friends gathered here right now in the…deep below the Handy Halls of Journey Into the World of Friends within the Land of Leisure. I think we’ve moved into the final stage of this adventure, and I’m here with our other warrior, our…you could call him…you’d find him in plate armor or in a robe and jockeying for a throne. It’s Lord von Chill. No need…I’m gonna run this meeting, though. Thanks, Lord von Chill, for that nod of your head. Next to Lord von Chill, fleet of foot and nimble of fingers, dex…high dexterity, silent in motion but not when we need her to speak, Grenada of Darmok. Temba, arms open, or open wide.
I am trying to learn some of the phrases from Grenada’s culture. You know, if you’re not feeling great, we have our Florencian nurse who follows the Three Florences, Eleanor, and then of course our wizard and someone…yeah, someone in our party that I have a history with. Not the only one, I guess, but right now that history has been set aside so we can focus on…I thought it had been set aside ‘til this moment, but I am allowed to do…I’m allowed to have my feelings and move through my feelings at the same time, and that’s something I’ve learned from our wizard, Watta. We’re here. Oh, also, we have two security bots who seem to be sentient beings.
We’re here in the…Journey Into the World of Friends, a boat…what was in the before the before-time, a boat-based attraction within the Land of Leisure in Florida where people would go on vacation, I guess, and sit in a boat, and the boat would journey through a World of Friends, a manufactured world in different rooms themed around different parts of the planet, where plush animatronic friends would dance and sing and perform, over and over again, the song Journey Into the World of Friends at different times in the history of the attraction, different styles of the song, but always a catchy, popular song about the lessons of…basics of friend…Friendship 101. I guess they didn’t call it that, but…does anybody…what does anybody think of that, rename the…? No? Okay, I don't need any commentary. I can figure it out.
Who would want to ride in an attraction called Friendship…? Journey Into the World of Friends does sound more like…oh, 'cause Friendship 101 is more like…sounds like a class. Could that be…could we…could someone write that on something, a chalkboard or something somewhere just for my own pleasure? Oh, it is on a chalkboard. Thank you, Mary Bear. So, we’re beneath the Handy Halls of…which is underneath the attraction. We’re actually not in the Handy Halls; we’re in the room for security. Why are we here? Well, once upon a time we were on a mission from the Baron of the Boil, the ruler of Florida, who had united the state or the…whatever, this area, restoring the free flow of water from north to south.
Previously the water had been a area where people could control the state by…or at least the southern parts of the state by controlling the water, even though in the before the before-time they had put these mechanisms in place to ensure the free flow of water and the efficient flow of water, which is somehow different than the natural flow of water. I guess for…anyway, I’m going off topic. But the water is one of the most important parts. We’ve been looking and talking of what we’re gonna do. But yeah, we were sent here by the Baron of the Boil to restore the free flow of water which was interrupted by someone named Vedul, a cool-blooded being…relations to dragons, but humanoid like us, a powerful magic user.
Vedul and, it turns out, the son of the Baron of the Boil were in cahoots to control not only the free flow of water but also — which we kinda knew coming in — there was something else at work, right, which is this portal or well, a spiritual well and portal? Anyone? Everybody’s shrugging. We think it connects to another world or it’s a stopover. Isn’t that the theory we figured…? Maybe it’s a stopover or something when you…for example, I am a Earthbound being. My name is Zell. Well, that’s not entirely true, but…in this world I am Zell, a Earth-based being. That’s confusing. So, if I was to move on from my Earth-based existence, one thing people…a character named Zell in this world may say, well, I’m gonna move on to the big farm in the sky.
Now, this well may be a place where either you do that, your non-Earth-based-being-ship or being-hood, and…but anyway, there’s a blockage or something going on, so all these…but it also ends up that…like oil and water…better-intentioned spiritual-based beings and more shortsighted spiritual-based beings separate like oil and water somehow. So, there seems to be a concentration on the top of very positive spiritual-based beings, maybe. That’s capped off with actual water, but then beneath that…at least, this is our working theory, right? Thumbs up; okay…is there’s also a concentration of negative-intention-based…negative…you know what I’m saying. They’re trying to get out. Also, they’re very powerful.
So, Vedul’s plan was to kind of control those beings and also control the water, and hence control Florida and our world beyond, and maybe another world which was the world we actually came from as adventurers, which was the…there’s the before the before-time…we’re currently in the before-time, this adventure, so, after the before-time. But we’re in the after the before…we’re in the…we came from our time, which is after both before-times. But it’s not exactly the after-time…it’s after the after-time, because after the two before-times came…she came and kind of helped put the world back in balance. Then came our time. So, it would have been…there was the before-time; that’s when Florida and the Land of Leisure were around. Now there’s the before the…no, that was the before the before-time.
Then there’s the before-time. Florida and the Land of Leisure kinda went wild and became a time when adventurers could roam and adventure. That’s what we were into. Some may have thought it was a fictional time, and the before the before-time, too, but it turns out it’s not because we’re here, even though originally we were from the after-after-time. I may be getting my timelines mixed up. It would have been easier, but they don’t…there’s no unified time…anyway. They don’t even…the people in this time don’t even know about either of the after-times, but now Mary Bear and this other bot do. So, hopefully your servos can handle it. Anyway, why was I talking about that? I don't know. So, we’re here to help, I guess.
Oh, so, Vedul is gonna control this spiritual well or portal and control the beings within it to take over Florida. Florida…I know the pronunciation. Okay, so, we wanted to stop Vedul. We found out maybe Vedul was working with this somewhat-escaped, not well-intentioned spiritual dragon who seems to be very focused on time, but also it’s very exhausting or something for this…it’s kind of out of the portal, but maybe not 100% out of the portal. So, those two are working together. But we also, I think, came to the conclusion currently…what are we gonna do? So, Vedul wants to take over the world. The dragon wants to take over the world, but first they want to let all their…well, the dragon wants to let all their friends out and maybe also take over the other world? We don’t know. We’re just making best guesstimates.
Vedul…a little bit simpler. Vedul wants to use the power of the well and the power of water to take over this world and maybe the world we came from, which is the after-after-time. So, we’re gonna stop Vedul and the dragon. Vedul is using these gems that…okay…oh, another important thing I totally forgot about; whenever this portal or well got clogged…I don't know if I mentioned that — the beings that were making a transition, they would just come back into this world and they would go into…they made…that’s how…so, the Journey Into the World of Friends was once animatronic figures. Now the animatronic figures have gained life. They are now spiritually-based animatronic beings, and again, that’s beyond my comprehension, so don’t even ask me any…how is it possible. Mary Bear is moving, right? It just is.
So, for example, let’s say…yeah, I don't know, if I was to…let’s just say…I’ll just use myself as an example. This isn’t foreshadowing, so nobody worry. All will be well. I was to move on to the big farm in the sky, then I find out this well’s clogged. Maybe I bounce back somehow, because if this top is…the top layer is positive beings, maybe they catch me and throw me back, then I land in Cuddles the Koala. So, normally I’d be going to another realm, but then I would live the next stage of my existence as Cuddles the Koala in this world, Journey Into the World of Friends, which at the current time is not the best place to be because we’re all working for Vedul. Cuddles the Koala has a right to quality of life or for their…to live their next stage of existence not at the behest of dominant, non-positive-intentioned beings.
So, that’s part of our mission here, is…now, we did try to figure…so, in the after-time…I don't know, there’s…not a lot of this is in written history, but that the attractions did come to…or have some sentience. So, this is not all outside of…even though it’s outside of the realm of understanding, it’s not outside of our realm. But so, anyway, we’ve gotta fix this. How do we fix it? Well…oh, to go back; so, Vedul has these gems, these magical gems, that act like a spiritual magnet, I guess, or a spirit magnet. So, let’s say I was to bounce back and somehow I bounce off…again, this is all just…I’m just doing my best with the facts I have, which aren’t much.
Like a trampoline, I go…I’m like, oh, I’m going to the big farm, but then I bounce on a very soft trampoline supported by love and friendship; that bounces me back into this world, my spiritual-based being. So, probably a different trampoline, or maybe it’s a little bit easier to trampoline. Now, normally I’d just end up…okay, you’re close to Cuddles the Koala? Cuddles the Koala is open, spiritually open, to your presence. Go on in. Next thing I know, I’m Cuddles the Koala. Somewhat random, I would say. Maybe geographic. I don't know. But everybody’s kind of in agreement with that. But Vedul has a gem…and also, you can make it resonant with someone in this world, but that’s for later. But that gem would act as a magnet so then I would end up in, let’s say, that loving lizard. They say, Larry the loving lizard.
Then I’d end up there if the gem was in Larry. That makes sense, right? So, our plan…so, Vedul…it seems like Vedul has a plan to double-cross the dragon, and the double-crossing is gonna go with…the dragon needs a host, I guess. So, Vedul’s gonna try to trick the dragon into going into some…into Mary Bear? I don't know. I didn’t follow everything. ‘Cause, yeah, we put Mary Bear…Mary Bear was in a jar with her gem. So, Vedul’s planning on doing that. So, I think our current plan is to double-switch on Vedul. But then I think we were talking this morning…is like…'cause we did another round of no bad…all bad ideas, no bad ideas, and one of the bad ideas we came up with was what if we turn the tables on Vedul and help the dragon…dragon?
So then we said, well, what if we take a gem — 'cause we have some copies of these gems to fool Vedul — and we put it in Vedul’s pocket and kinda put a little…? Watta said…can kinda replicate the spells, but it won't be a actual, full magnet. But if we put that in Vedul’s pocket and then tell the dragon on Vedul…so, Grenada, you’re gonna do that now while we talk about the rest of the plan; okay. So, Grenada’s gonna do some fleet of foot action and put a gem in Vedul’s pocket. Okay, so you’ll be back. So, then, at the same time we’re doing that and also to create a distraction, we’re gonna put on…Mary Bear and the friends are gonna put on a show. They’re also gonna have gems. Luckily there was a couple scenes in this attraction that had giant vats of fake plastic gems. We don’t know what the dragon’s eyesight is like.
So, then what we’ll do is during the show, we’ll…the show will reveal that Vedul’s double-crossed the dragon. As soon as the dragon’s ire is focused on Vedul…we have this ticking clock for the water. We’re gonna use the water to cover up the portal, which it was covered up with already, but Vedul’s trying to make it so that Vedul will have control. But Mary Bear and the security bot are logged into these systems, right, or maybe spiritually-based…okay, that’s fine. Also, you got lasers, so you’re gonna laser also Vedul’s…oh, the security bot already did that. Okay…lasered some weaknesses. So, Vedul’s plan’s not gonna work, probably.
Okay, so when the water does get released, according to this countdown, the park will flood, there will be more water back…the water will be fully restored over this spiritual well, and then we’ll also be…this part of the park will be even…the park won't flood because we found all these extra canals and retention basins when we looked at the mapping. Mary Bear and the security bot have been able to kinda map that…figure that out. I don't understand what vacuum tubes or solid state is, but it seems to work. So, basically, this part of the park will be about…about a third of the Land of Leisure will be isolated even further, but the water will still be free-flowing. So, then we’ll just have to deal with Vedul and the dragon, but at that point it’ll be too late.
The dragon seems to be…at some point…if we can just last as a team, keep distracting, we’re hoping when the dragon’s more cut off from the well that the dragon will lose power. But we can also use the dragon’s gem to pull the dragon into something…give something sentience. We don’t want to use Mary Bear, so we are gonna have to figure that on the fly because we don’t have anything this second. We’d also like to put Vedul…a spiritual-based being in a jar, but I don't know if that’s gonna happen. But we still could retain Vedul and then bring Vedul to the Baron of the Boil. Oh, okay…Grenada, you’re back. What do you have in your hand? That’s a wand. Universal…Universal wand, huh? Watta, you know what this wand is? Watta’s studying the wand. Okay, Watta, what do you think? Okay, what do you mean?
It’s a portal wand. This must be how we got here? What do you mean? Okay, so that wand creates a portal…oh, and it can only be used twice and it’s been used once. Oh, that’s what that marking means. So, this…if the holder of the wand…okay, you’re showing us that’s…yeah, that’s our…where…the living room where we used to game in. That’s where we came from. That is real? No, no, no, don’t cross through there. Okay, we could cross through as a party to there, and you’re thinking that’s how Vedul got us there, some sort of charm and then led us through this portal? Could it portal to another place? It could. Where else would we want to go but home? You’re right, but it can only be used once, but it has a reasonable amount of time, so we could all cross through there together.
What if we wanted to bring Number 5 with us? We could; okay. Wait a second, so that means we can go home after this. This is great news. So, let’s…great job, Grenada. Okay, so we understand every…our plan. Mary Bear, you’ve gotten news to all the friends. Oh, they’ve already started the show, so let’s…okay, so we’re heading up. Okay…oh, wow, the dragon and Vedul are already here and…oh, they’re working together right now. So, they don’t know about us yet. Okay, but they probably…suspicious now. Oh, Vedul saw us. Yeah, okay, let’s…the friends are still singing. Okay…oh, this is the part where they blame Vedul. The dragon’s coming towards us, too. Hey, Vedul. Hey, dragon. Oh wait, maybe you want to pay attention to this part of the show.
Hey, Lord von Chill, see if you could get the…wait a second…see…there’s…the Baron of the Boil’s son is now one of those beings with the red nose and the big shoes? There’s another being up there. We put Vedul’s gem in there? Just in case. Okay, okay, but what about the dragon’s gem? Oh, the…well, don't worry about us. The friends are actually doing a show that’s pretty applicable to your plans. See? Oh, wow, I’m interpreting that dance. It seems to be about geology and the porous geology of the state of Florida. Yeah. Huh, that’s interesting. You know, I wonder who else is into geology. They’re dancing pretty gleefully. Is that…are they saying they’ll be the new baron of the world? Because…oh, so…oh, what is that, a lock? So, that’s a new lock. Well, those are old locks, but that part is new.
That’s what everybody’s been building. You knew about that, right, dragon? Okay, but you…oh, but Vedul can control it 'cause it can close. You thought it was just to guide the water. No, no, it’s to close and open. So, when Vedul needs the well, it’ll be closed, but most of the time it’ll be open, so the well will be covered up. Oh, how would Vedul stop you? I don't know. Have you ever heard of these magnetic…what is it called? Baron’s gems before? Oh, you have. I don't know, can you sense any of those…? You sense them everywhere. ‘Cause I think Vedul’s got one. Vedul, why don’t you reach your hand in your pocket? Oh, Vedul, you kinda seem caught. Is that a gem? Okay, now…oh, boy. I didn’t expect that. Or, I guess I should have.
Oh, there’s…Vedul’s spiritually transferred into that…up there with the Baron of the Boil’s son. So, Vedul…oh, they’re…Lord von Chill, what is it? Oh, they’re up there together now, but they can't…they’re attached to the balloon, so they’re not…they’re…I talked…the Baron of the Boil’s a nice kid, but just misguided. So, Vedul’s up there now. Okay. Oh boy…okay, good; now the friends are doing the part where they all…which one’s the dragon’s gem? Does anybody know? Okay, well, you could…okay, let’s start rolling 'cause now we’re encountering the dragon. Okay, we are taking some…wow, this is…okay, so, this is like…whoa boy, that’s some powerful mist. It has different temperatures and this is not easy on our party, but this is the adventure we signed up for. Oh, good move, Grenada.
Okay, so, what…we still don’t have a place to put…and we’re moving the dragon’s gem around, right, between all the friends so the dragon can't sense it. Okay, so…okay, so that’s…okay, now the dragon’s looking over there. Okay, when the gem gets back, we have to put it in something. Oh, wait a second, what’s the dragon’s…? Oh, the water’s released. Okay. Yeah, I can feel the rushing of the water. We’re just gonna have to trust that Mary Bear has that…oh, the dragon seems to think that the gate is closed but doesn’t know that it’s been lasered. So, we should be fine. The dragon seems to be laughing, though, at us, and…can you hear us? Oh, boy. Yeah, but it doesn’t matter. You’ve already lost, and by the way, Watta and Eleanor are taking your gem.
Wait a second, so that’s one of the boats from the attraction over there. It’s not in water but it has a face and eyes. I think if you stick it in its mouth…what is that, the…? Oh, those…all the boats had cutesie names. That’s SS Friendship Floats. So, yeah, there’s the dragons getting pulled into the boat of the attraction. Oh, that’s a weird rumbling. I wonder if that’s the water. I mean, this went really well. Thank you, friends. Yeah, let’s cheer. I can see the eyes of the boat moving. Hi, dragon. You’re now the SS Friendship Floats. You’re in dry dock. You’re kinda stuck on land, but you’re a boat at least, and you seem to be…you’re…oh, you’re not frowning; you’re laughing. Okay, there’s a little bit more rumbling than I would expect with the water…oh, here comes Mary Bear bot. Mary Bear bot, everything looking good?
Okay, everything with the…okay, but yeah, there seems to be some other thing. Oh boy, is that the roof getting opened up? Okay, that seems to be…the clock tower from the front of the attraction has come to…huh. Okay, a little hole in our theory. What if there…? Mary Bear, any idea if there’s different-sized spiritual beings? Yes. Okay, and that clock tower’s about the size of the mist dragon. Since we’ve only encountered one mist being au naturel, or spiritual…you know, naked spiritual being…I mean, if a dragon’s in its own skin, scales…okay, so, maybe this makes sense for our beliefs. So, okay…oh boy, the clock tower is laughing at us. What is it say…? It’s spinning its clock face.
It’s gonna dig a hole…it knows that we…okay, it was listening, so it knows we lasered the lock so that…but it’s gonna dig a hole through the porous…oh, boy. So, I guess that geology wasn’t that great. It says it’ll be back. Wait, can you tell…can you explain us your plan again? ‘Cause I’m not following it. Okay, so, the water is about to rush over and kinda permanently create a swamp over the well. Oh, and the well…oh, why are you…? Okay, so the well is about to burst anyway, so you’re gonna…because the water’s already…okay, and you’re gonna drain the water around…oh, 'cause you can dig holes since you’re giant. Oh, yeah, I guess I didn’t…that’s a well-made clock face. Okay, so, wait a second…so, you’re gonna dig a hole…oh, you’re gonna dig some tunnels…oh, 'cause it’s porous. Huh.
Well, that doesn’t bode well for us. So, you’re just gonna kinda go around both sides of the well and then the water…but you don’t care about the flow of water anyway as long as you free the well. Oh, and then the…oh, the drier the well gets, the more it’s gonna burst. Okay. Hey, Mary Bear, what is…? Oh, go ahead, Watta. Isn’t that…doesn’t that clock have…? Here’s a question; what…I wonder…I don't even think…I don't know, Zell. I almost had an…I got it, Watta. That was good. You know what, dragon? Go do what you want. I don't think you could actually…if I said what time is it, and I picked…I don't think you actually have…I don't think your clock face could actually dig holes through porous limestone. So, if I said it’s 12:00 PM or 12:00 AM, I don't think you could…oh, there it is; it’s 12:00. Oh, there’s a ringing.
The clock tower seems confused. Yeah, the…oh boy, this is interesting. I forgot there was a show within the clock tower. Okay, what is it, Watta? The water is not gonna make it in time to…before the…so, I have an idea. What is it? ‘Cause the friends are taking over the clock tower. Can I just make sure that the…oh, and then I’ll…you can tell me your plan? Do we have five minutes? Barely. Okay. So, yeah, the friends, I didn’t realize they were…the dragon did not realize…or, and I didn’t realize there was sentient friends living in the clock tower, and they’ve just been waiting to put on their show ‘til it was 12:00 or whatever, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00, 'cause the clock’s never been at a proper time. So, now they’re doing the show which I think takes about ten minutes, but also they’re clearly…I don't know.
It’s like a biome or something. They’re interconnected. So, the dragon doesn’t have full control anyway, and also they’re singing that song right on the dragon. I don't know, it looks like it tickles. Dragon, does it tickle? It does. So, it’s like the dragon’s being tickled. Okay, Mary Bear and the security bot are working on…they think that the clock is some sort of half-life-based…oh, that leakage we saw…so, the clock should run forever? It’ll need to be tuned up and lubed and greased. Okay, but you could do that. Someone can; okay. Okay, so, the friends are gonna tickle the dragon and the dragon…I don't know why we didn’t realize that the dragon would be like that. Okay, go ahead, Watta. I’m sorry, I was monopolizing time. I was just making sure this obstacle was clear.
Okay, so, yeah, the next obstacle…everybody gather round, because we gotta talk about this. So, I’m monitoring the magical energy, and yeah, I don't think the water is gonna be here in time, because again, we opened all those other locks. So, the whole park is filling up and isolating this part of the park. But before that happens, I think the pent-up energy of being temporarily freed and maybe the dragon stirring it up means that whatever is on the top of the well, and not just the good spirits but the ones below that, are gonna…I can kinda see it. I’m watching it through…just trust me. You do look drained, like you’re really…yeah, I’m focusing, trying to talk at the same time. So, when that kinda all off-gases at once, it won't matter.
They’re gonna…there’s probably some other really large beings in there and medium-sized beings and human-sized beings, and there’s a lot more negative-based ones than positive-based ones, and they won't just land in the park; they’ll land around the area. Then we’ll…then they’ll probably just come back. We’re gonna be into it. Oh, go ahead, Eleanor. Okay, but the one thing we learned is once the beings are here, they’re…they can't leave their attraction like Mary Bear. They could go outside for a few minutes, so the dragon…I think we’re fine now. This is becoming its own ecosystem. But so, if stuff off-gases into the park, it’ll be fine because it’ll be pulled into attractions. Even the large ones would be pulled into the attractions themselves. Right. The issue is the stuff that gets outside of the park.
I don't know what’ll happen. Will it be a giant tree and then it could come walk back? Then it could open up the rest of the portal. Could it be a castle? It might not be…there might be something about the park itself. Oh, because it’s a simulation of life? I don't know, but my thought is — and this means we can't ever go home — we use the wand to create a portal into this section of the park because it’s already gonna be its own island and it’s got the rest of this kingdom of magic, then a couple other parts. There was other parks other than this within the Land of Leisure. So, like I said, about a third of the Land of Leisure…we could release all of them into that part…we could use the portal to guide…to kind of drain the balloon into the park, that…the part of the park we’re in.
That would use up the wand, though, so we couldn’t go home. Lord von Chill here; also, we would then become rulers of a kingdom of sentient theme park attractions, theme park animatronics. So, I would become the ruler of that land and you would be my…is that what you’re saying? No, not exactly. I mean, we couldn’t go home. Is that what you’re…are you deflecting that? Partially, yes, yes, or coming to terms with the fact that if I can't go home, I would have a kingdom to rule. This is Watta; no, you…no. I mean, you rule in your need to alleviate things with your own…yeah, that rules, 'cause it actually gave me some levity. Is everybody…? So, if we go home now or we stay here for…there’s…does anybody want…? There’s no choice, right?
We’re a team of adventurers. Okay, so, we’ll stay here and we’ll…maybe we’re here to set the table, even though…maybe we’re setting the table for her when she comes. Okay, Watta, you’re doing it…so, it’s working. Okay. Well, I just…I guess on behalf of everybody, I want to send my…I think this is gonna work out. We’re gonna be…I don't know if this is what it was like when she got here, though, but it was beings that needed help. So, I think…I don't know if we could talk to the Three Florences…and Grenada, I know you had different…we’re gonna need help, right, if we’re here. We’ll have Mary Bear’s help, and Number 5…Number 5, thanks for sticking by us and humming. Basically, we seem to have gotten what we wanted. It’d be nice if we could send letters home.
Maybe we could find another magical artifact from Universal or wherever the…and be able to send letters home or something. But I know we’re all kinda on our own anyway. That’s how we found each other, and we’re doing what we need to do, right, to make things better and to be a part of this…hi, Mary Bear. So…okay, so you have a update. Okay, so…oh, the clock tower…oh, you can use tickling as a motivator. So, you’ve reached a tickle truce with the dragon who is now a clock tower. Oh, and the boats, if the attraction had…if the boats were moving. But here’s the thing, Mary Bear; while you were gone we found out that right now Watta’s draining some of the well, and I guess we have to hope on the other side that they somehow get it unclogged.
But we’re draining the well into this kind of part of the park, and we’re gonna be here…we’re gonna stay here with all of you because it’s gonna…there’s gonna be a lot of new activity. I don't know, I guess it’ll be centralized in each attraction, kinda like a endless series of adventures, if we wanted. Maybe not endless, though. You’re right, Mary Bear. Or maybe we just stay here and then she comes, and this is what…who’s she? Oh, well, the world’s kinda out of balance and, I don't know, somehow this teaches her the…I guess when…so, we believe in her, Mary Bear, kinda like we believe in you, but a little bit different. She came and learned all these things of helping these beings that became attractions in the next…they went from wherever they were based…maybe not even part of our world, but they moved into a new stage of existence where they were a theme park attraction.
She didn’t seem like she had a lot of interaction with animatronics, and most of the history we had was more positive. Maybe they needed to nurture her and she needed to nurture them or learn some lesson, where this kinda seems a little bit more…we could be dealing with some stuff that is not into nurturing, but that we’ll have to learn lessons from helping that…those adjust to their stage of existence, too. I’ve never seen a security bot before, but I’ve also never seen a security bot shrug before. But that’s clear you’re shrugging, Mary Bear. Oh, 'cause you’re getting used to…yeah, you’re getting used to going from being a bear to a security bot. I think we could probably get you back into your bear…oh, there’d be another Mary Bear?
Okay, that’s a little bit out of my imagination zone. Well, it’s been another time of…this isn’t how I thought it would turn out, you know, but we couldn’t have done it without being together and working together as friends and then learning about being in the World of Friends and then learning what it meant to be in the World of Friends, and then learning what it meant to help…or even when the friends wouldn’t do what we wanted in battle, we didn’t really have to do a whole…I mean, we did battle with the dragon a bit. I think even…to be honest, Watta and everyone else, if we…this could have been…gone a lot differently, right? Someone could have sided with Vedul or sided with the dragon, or they could have just gone right through everything. They didn’t have to work with the friends.
Or they could have worked against the friends, or maybe they could have antagonized the friends. So, this could have been…this adventure could have gone a lot of different ways, too, but I don't see how it could have ended any other way for us, right? This is what was supposed to happen, right? We were on our path, we were doing our thing and doing our best, and only good ideas, only bad ideas got us here and got us here in the place we need to be to do the right thing. I guess it’s gonna take some time and adjustment, right? Let’s bring it all in and hold one another. We’ve done that before. Oh yeah, actually, both you bots are warmer than you look. We’ve got a World of Friends with…they’ve come to a tickle-based truce with the clock tower.
We’ve got Vedul and the Baron of the Boil’s son up there permanently in a hot-air balloon that’s not actually a real hot-air balloon, so they’re up there. That’s kinda entertaining. Hi, Vedul. Hi, Baron of the Boil’s son. We have a chance to do what we can to do…to keep helping. So, we’ve entered a new phase in our world. We’ve journeyed into the World of Friends and we found what you find when you journey into the World of Friends. Not easy, but things are working out…and all will be well. But we do have to kinda try and work together. So, I’m so glad to have all of you as friends. It’s really my honor to be here with all of you. We’re holding each other. Yeah, now we’ll rest in this World of Friends and we’ll go from there tomorrow, and we’ll go on our next adventure together or we’ll be here to support each other as we go on. Goodnight from Zell and Mary Bear and Lord von Chill, Grenada, Eleanor, and Watta. Goodnight…and of course Number 5. Goodnight, everybody.
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Journey Into The World of Friends
Disney Animatronic Shows
DOWN TO BUSINESS
A meandering journey into the world of friends
Deep Dark Night United
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My brain starts thinking thoughts 10 minutes after I close my eyes
My brain’s hidden agenda
Rarely does my brain give compliments
I can only be bemused at my brainbots
A little pre-rumination
The ruminating part of my brain
I gotta warm up with a couple thousand laps of rumination
I’m not saying your maladaptive, brain, that’s the textbooks saying that
By power of pre-rumination I’m the Maladaptor
This is like that one movie with that one guy
Bruce Willis in a Poncho
Not Bruce Willow
Someone out there can relate to how you feel
I’m like a little kitten caught in a ball of yarn
Kittens and Yarn used to be a major marketing vehicle
Kittens were huge pre-Youtube
Other things associated with softness or cuteness
We’ll need 8 luxury kittens and yarn balls to sell this expensive car
We’ll need a mother cat giving a kitten a bath
Call Cinematic Yarn to get the most photogenic yarn
Are You Kitten Me?
It’s mostly just me kitten around
I never made this connection before
Making a kitten out of you and me
I’m here to be your borefriend
Talk and talk and talk and talk and talk
Gratutious overuse of things that amuse me
Richard Blais in a kitten sweater with a cat-friendly amuse bouche
Not sure if that’s good or not
The Old Slow Marketing
You’re telling me you don’t like saying A-meow-se Bouche?
These would be sold at cat cafes obviously
Scoots, it’s time for a Double Un-Tundra
This isn’t numbered, but it came after 12
Everything before this is a prequel
Our announcer associated with Hollywood
If Antonio can remain quiet and still enough, we’ll play Jaipur later
Zel thanks everyone for gathering
LVC nods his head in acknowledgement
Zel is setting aside their history with Watta for now
Two security bots, #5 and #11 (one of whom is Mary Bear)
A song about Friendship 101
Journey Into The World of Friends is a better name than Friendship 101
We’re in the security room in the Handy Halls
We were on a mission for the Baron of the Boil to restore the free flow of water
Vidul is a cool-blooded being and magic user
Vidul and BB’s song were in cahoots
A spiritual well and portal
Short Sighted and Better Intentioned Spiritual Based Beings separate like oil and water
Vidul is trying to control those beings and the water of Floridahh
And also maybe our current world
We’re after the before time
There’s before the before time too
But we are originally from the After After Time
Hopefully your servos can handle all this time talk
A not well-intentioned spiritual dragon
The dragon is not quite completely out of the portal yet
Vidul and Dragon are at odds
It’s beyond my comprehension how a spiritual being has joinced forces with an animatronic being
What if I came back as Kuddles the Koala
These Big Farm Friends deserve to live the kind of life they want to live
Vidul has these gems that act as a spirit magnet
A very soft trampoline that bounces me back into this world
A Very Loving Lazard
Vidul plans to double cross the dragon
The dragon needs a host
Another round of All Bad Ideas
What if we decided to help the dragon?
We do have some copies of the gem to fool Vidul
Granada puts a gem in Vidul’s pocket (successfully)
Mary Bear and the friends are going to put on a show
The show will reveal Vidul’s double cross
When the water releases, the park will flood and the spiritual well will be covered again
Extra canals and retention basins will un-flood the park itself
Hopefully the dragon will lose power when it’s cut off from the well
Grenada where did you get that wand?
This wand creates a portal
This is how we got here
We can only go through a wand portal twice
We can go home after this! Great news!
Mary Bear and friends have already started the show
The dragon and Vidul are already watching the show
Vidul saw us
An interpretive dance about Florida geology
Did you know about this extra lock, Dragon?
The Dragon finds out
Vidul is now a spiritual gem
Which one is the dragon’s gem
Now we’re encountering the dragon
Oh boy that’s some powerful mist
We’re playing keepaway with the Dragon’s gem
The water is flooded
The dragon is laughing at us
That boat is named SS Friendship Floats
I think that water rumbling is normal
The dragon is now dry docked as the SS Friendship Floats
The dragon is still laughing
That’s more rumbling than I expected
Is that the roof opening up?
A little hole in our theory
Uh oh, the Mist Dragon has now occupied the giant Clock Tower
Oh boy, the Clock Tower is spinning its clock face and laughing at us
It’s going to dig a hole down into the porous ground
The water’s going to create a permanent swamp now
Clock Tower is gonna dig holes around the well to get to it
It’s easy to make tunnels in this porous earth
A well-made clock face
The friends are taking over the clock tower
There were sentient friends waiting in the clock tower to do their show
The dragon doesn’t have full control of the clock tower
Does this friendship song tickle? Yes!
Is the clock going to run forever?
The friends will tickle the dragon
The water won’t get here in time
All the spirits good and bad near the well are being roiled up
It’s gonna off-gas all at once
There’s a lot more negative ones than positive ones
But once the beings are here, they can’t leave their attraction for more than a few minutes
The attraction will house all these spirits
But what about the spirits outside of the park?
What if we used the wand to create a portal into this section of the park
We could release the spirits into the rest of the Land of Leisure
But then we couldn’t go home
Would LVC become the ruler of this new kingdom? Not necessarily
We choose to stay here and continue adventuring
Maybe we’re here to set the table
#5, thank you for sticking with us
Maybe we could find another magical artifact to send letters home
We’ve reached a Tickle Truce with the Dragon Clock Tower
It’s kind of like an endless series of adventures, potentially
We believe in Mary Bear
We’ll have to learn lessons about nurturing and helping people
Everyone is getting used to these new changes
This isn’t how I thought it would turn out
But we couldn’t have done this without working together as friends
This could’ve gone a lot differently, but we stuck together as friends
Only Good Ideas, Only Bad Ideas
Let’s bring it in in a warm hug
Vidul and BB’s son are up there in a non-hot air balloon
We’ve journeyed into the world of friends
It’s not easy, but all will be well
It’s an honor to hold you and be your friend
On to the next adventure, together
EARLY PATRON THANKS
James, Martha, Andrew, Paul, Lisa, Jay, Elise, Trevor, Susan, Dana, Hookah, Krista, Andrea, Jennifer K, Annie, Shauna, Kerry K, Tim S, Doug, Carolyn C, Jessica H, Kato, Samantha, Patricia, Daniel, Todd, Taylor, Heidi, Bono, Cory, Claire, MW, Pedro, Sue, Princess, Tori, Joshua, Michele, Amy, Lisa, B Funk, Elise R, Gary J, Jessie, Allvee, Cameron W, Sujata, Paul, Z and K, Sam, Jennifer B, Francis, Caroline, Melissa, Ryan, Josh, Jenny, Meta, Dana, Carey, Erica, ST, Becky, Caitlin N, Tamara, Kate, Stacy G, Emily, Michael, Chris, Ruth, Bannon, Thomas T, Sally, Jessica, Mary, Jennifer F, Christine, Larissa, Luke, Paige, Alisha, Dawn, Tom, Amanda, Judy, Siobhan, Matthew, Leah, Danny C
Title: SS Friendship Floats | Journey Into The World of Friends Finale
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Early Patron Thanks: James, Martha, Andrew, Paul, Lisa, Jay, Elise, Trevor, Susan, Dana, Hookah, Krista, Andrea, Jennifer K, Annie, Shauna, Kerry K, Tim S, Doug, Carolyn C, Jessica H, Kato, Samantha, Patricia, Daniel, Todd, Taylor, Heidi, Bono, Cory, Claire, MW, Pedro, Sue, Princess, Tori, Joshua, Michele, Amy, Lisa, B Funk, Elise R, Gary J, Jessie, Allvee, Cameron W, Sujata, Paul, Z and K, Sam, Jennifer B, Francis, Caroline, Melissa, Ryan, Josh, Jenny, Meta, Dana, Carey, Erica, ST, Becky, Caitlin N, Tamara, Kate, Stacy G, Emily, Michael, Chris, Ruth, Bannon, Thomas T, Sally, Jessica, Mary, Jennifer F, Christine, Larissa, Luke, Paige, Alisha, Dawn, Tom, Amanda, Judy, Siobhan, Matthew, Leah, Danny C
- The Maladaptor
- Bruce Willow
- Cinematic Yarn
- Are You Kitten Me?
- Cat-Friendly Amuse Bouche
- A-meow-se Bouche
- The Old Slow Marketing
- Double Un-Tundra
- Boat-Based Attraction (BBA)
- Friendship 101
- Spiritual-Based Beings (SBBs)
- Universal Wand
- SS Friendship Floats
- A well-made clock face
- Tickle Truce
- Only Good Ideas, Only Bad Ideas
- Bruce Willis
- Unbreakable film trilogy
- Richard Blais
- Fancy Feast
- Journey Into The World of Friends
- Dungeons and Dragons
- Disney World
- Antonio Banderas
- “It’s a Small World”
Notable Talking Points:
- My brain starts thinking thoughts 10 minutes after I close my eyes
- My brain’s hidden agenda
- Rarely does my brain give compliments
- I can only be bemused at my brainbots
- A little pre-rumination
- The ruminating part of my brain
- I gotta warm up with a couple thousand laps of rumination
- I’m not saying your maladaptive, brain, that’s the textbooks saying that
- By power of pre-rumination I’m the Maladaptor
- This is like that one movie with that one guy
- Bruce Willis in a Poncho
- Not Bruce Willow
- Someone out there can relate to how you feel
- I’m like a little kitten caught in a ball of yarn
- Kittens and Yarn used to be a major marketing vehicle
- Kittens were huge pre-Youtube
- Other things associated with softness or cuteness
- We’ll need 8 luxury kittens and yarn balls to sell this expensive car
- We’ll need a mother cat giving a kitten a bath
- Call Cinematic Yarn to get the most photogenic yarn
- Are You Kitten Me?
- It’s mostly just me kitten around
- I never made this connection before
- Making a kitten out of you and me
- I’m here to be your borefriend
- Talk and talk and talk and talk and talk
- Gratutious overuse of things that amuse me
- Richard Blais in a kitten sweater with a cat-friendly amuse bouche
- A-meow-se Bouche
- Not sure if that’s good or not
- The Old Slow Marketing
- You’re telling me you don’t like saying A-meow-se Bouche?
- These would be sold at cat cafes obviously
- Scoots, it’s time for a Double Un-Tundra
- This isn’t numbered, but it came after 12
- Everything before this is a prequel
- Our announcer associated with Hollywood
- If Antonio can remain quiet and still enough, we’ll play Jaipur later
- Zel thanks everyone for gathering
- LVC nods his head in acknowledgement
- Zel is setting aside their history with Watta for now
- Two security bots, #5 and #11 (one of whom is Mary Bear)
- A song about Friendship 101
- Journey Into The World of Friends is a better name than Friendship 101
- We’re in the security room in the Handy Halls
- We were on a mission for the Baron of the Boil to restore the free flow of water
- Vidul is a cool-blooded being and magic user
- Vidul and BB’s song were in cahoots
- A spiritual well and portal
- Short Sighted and Better Intentioned Spiritual Based Beings separate like oil and water
- Vidul is trying to control those beings and the water of Floridahh
- And also maybe our current world
- We’re after the before time
- There’s before the before time too
- But we are originally from the After After Time
- Hopefully your servos can handle all this time talk
- A not well-intentioned spiritual dragon
- The dragon is not quite completely out of the portal yet
- Vidul and Dragon are at odds
- It’s beyond my comprehension how a spiritual being has joinced forces with an animatronic being
- What if I came back as Kuddles the Koala
- These Big Farm Friends deserve to live the kind of life they want to live
- Vidul has these gems that act as a spirit magnet
- A very soft trampoline that bounces me back into this world
- A Very Loving Lazard
- Vidul plans to double cross the dragon
- The dragon needs a host
- Another round of All Bad Ideas
- What if we decided to help the dragon?
- We do have some copies of the gem to fool Vidul
- Granada puts a gem in Vidul’s pocket (successfully)
- Mary Bear and the friends are going to put on a show
- The show will reveal Vidul’s double cross
- When the water releases, the park will flood and the spiritual well will be covered again
- Extra canals and retention basins will un-flood the park itself
- Hopefully the dragon will lose power when it’s cut off from the well
- Grenada where did you get that wand?
- This wand creates a portal
- This is how we got here
- We can only go through a wand portal twice
- We can go home after this! Great news!
- Mary Bear and friends have already started the show
- The dragon and Vidul are already watching the show
- Vidul saw us
- An interpretive dance about Florida geology
- Did you know about this extra lock, Dragon?
- The Dragon finds out
- Vidul is now a spiritual gem
- Which one is the dragon’s gem
- Now we’re encountering the dragon
- Oh boy that’s some powerful mist
- We’re playing keepaway with the Dragon’s gem
- The water is flooded
- The dragon is laughing at us
- That boat is named SS Friendship Floats
- I think that water rumbling is normal
- The dragon is now dry docked as the SS Friendship Floats
- The dragon is still laughing
- That’s more rumbling than I expected
- Is that the roof opening up?
- A little hole in our theory
- Uh oh, the Mist Dragon has now occupied the giant Clock Tower
- Oh boy, the Clock Tower is spinning its clock face and laughing at us
- It’s going to dig a hole down into the porous ground
- The water’s going to create a permanent swamp now
- Clock Tower is gonna dig holes around the well to get to it
- It’s easy to make tunnels in this porous earth
- A well-made clock face
- The friends are taking over the clock tower
- There were sentient friends waiting in the clock tower to do their show
- The dragon doesn’t have full control of the clock tower
- Does this friendship song tickle? Yes!
- Is the clock going to run forever?
- The friends will tickle the dragon
- The water won’t get here in time
- All the spirits good and bad near the well are being roiled up
- It’s gonna off-gas all at once
- There’s a lot more negative ones than positive ones
- But once the beings are here, they can’t leave their attraction for more than a few minutes
- The attraction will house all these spirits
- But what about the spirits outside of the park?
- What if we used the wand to create a portal into this section of the park
- We could release the spirits into the rest of the Land of Leisure
- But then we couldn’t go home
- Would LVC become the ruler of this new kingdom? Not necessarily
- We choose to stay here and continue adventuring
- Maybe we’re here to set the table
- #5, thank you for sticking with us
- Maybe we could find another magical artifact to send letters home
- We’ve reached a Tickle Truce with the Dragon Clock Tower
- It’s kind of like an endless series of adventures, potentially
- We believe in Mary Bear
- We’ll have to learn lessons about nurturing and helping people
- Everyone is getting used to these new changes
- This isn’t how I thought it would turn out
- But we couldn’t have done this without working together as friends
- This could’ve gone a lot differently, but we stuck together as friends
- Only Good Ideas, Only Bad Ideas
- Let’s bring it in in a warm hug
- Vidul and BB’s son are up there in a non-hot air balloon
- We’ve journeyed into the world of friends
- It’s not easy, but all will be well
- It’s an honor to hold you and be your friend
- On to the next adventure, together