1210 – Coolers of Water | Journey Into the World of Friends Ep9
Everything starts coming together in the sleepiest way as our heroes visit an office and a storage room, and we finally get to meet the son of the Baron of the Boil and Veduel.
Episode 1210 – Coolers of Water | Journey Into the World of Friends Ep 9
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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 keep you company, take your mind off of stuff, and enable you to get the sleep you need and you deserve, but to cut through the loneliness in the deep, dark night in a very silly way even though I’m using a kind of serious tone right now. I can still say phenone phrone or whatever. But I’m just here to take your mind off of stuff and keep you company so that you could get the rest you need. This show is very different and if you keep listening, you’ll find out. If you already know within ten seconds you don’t like me or the show, I would say give it a few tries 'cause the podcast is free and it really works for the people it works for; it just doesn’t work for everybody.
But if you already know that it’s not gonna work for you, check out sleepwithmepodcast.com/nothankyou. It has a bunch of other sleepy stuff on there and sleep podcasts you could check out. But if you do give it a few tries, just see how it goes. Most people say it takes two or three tries to get used to. But the show is here…and I have sleepwithmepodcast.com/nothankyou because you deserve a good night’s sleep, right, a bedtime you could look forward to, a friend to keep you company and make bedtime a little bit more enjoyable, a little bit more cozy, a little bit more friendly. So, that’s what I’m here to do. The way it works is we’ll have some support after this so the show is free, paying for it’s optional, then there’s a long, meandering intro separate from the support.
I keep…it’s totally separate from the support, the intro, but the intro is meant to ease you into bedtime. It introduces you to the show. But for most listeners, they’re getting ready for bed and it’s just part of their bedtime routine and their wind-down routine. Then we’ll have a bedtime story after that. Actually, I honestly don’t know what it’s gonna be 'cause there’s a couple things floating on the recording schedule, so I’m not sure which episode I’m gonna record that’s gonna go with this intro. So, rolling some random fun here. Yeah. Oh, you say, Scoots…? Well, let me get…this is just the very beginning of the podcast. So, yeah, that’s the structure of the show. That’s why I make the show. So, give it a few tries and see how it goes, and 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 from the past, the present, the future, thinking stuff, thoughts, it could be feelings, anything emotionally coming up for you related to those thoughts or feelings that are just there, it could be physical sensations, changes in time, temperature, routine, it could be…you could be traveling, you could have guests, you could have something coming up that you’re anticipating or getting ready for, going through something, getting over something, work schedules, whatever it is.
The reason I list all that stuff is to let you know you’re not alone. I know this is a podcast and it goes out and it’s pseudo, but this is the truth; there’s someone else listening right now while you’re listening, and there’s someone listening right now who knows what it feels like in the deep, dark night. I’d say there’s a lot of people listening that have strong feelings around sleep. So, they may be able to relate to what you’re going through, what’s keeping you up, and they may have even been through it. If I haven’t been through it, I could probably relate to how it feels, but even if I can’t for some reason…the scope of my…my scope’s pretty limited, but I know how it feels for me.
But there’s someone listening who can relate to how you feel, and they’re nodding their head right now, and that’s important to stop and point out, because that’s the main thing about this podcast. It’s a bit silly, it tries to add some fun and levity to bedtime, and I think that fun and levity comes from the fact that we’re connected and saying, yeah, it’s not always great. It hasn’t always been great for me. So, that’s one part of it. The other side is that you deserve a bedtime with some levity. You deserve a bedtime you could feel neutral about and not dread, and you deserve the sleep you need so your life is more manageable, and I really hope this show can provide it for you.
Now, it doesn’t work for everybody — I said this earlier — but about a million people have told me over the past ten years, hey, it took two or three tries to get used to the fact that your show never made…it doesn’t make any…these are the compliments; that I don’t need to listen to you and that you’re never…you’re always never barely going anywhere. As text-based video games…well, I guess they wouldn’t be video games; text-based adventures once…you’re spinning your wheels looking at that. So…what was my point in there? Oh, you deserve a good night’s sleep and you deserve the rest you need so your life is better…you could be out there flourishing. That’s important to me, and I think…oh, it takes some getting used to. That’s what I was talking about.
Just…a lot of people, it doesn’t…until their second or third try…there are people it works for right away and they say, holy cow, I’ve been looking for this my whole life. I had no idea something this strange…no idea anyone would pursue this for ten years and tens and tens of thousands of hours of work and make it into a craft. I don't even…I don't need to even worry or think about that. That’s great, because I’m already drifting off. But, what was I talking about? Oh, you don’t need…oh, it just takes two or three tries to realize, oh, okay, this is…when you first get to the show, you’re probably skeptical or doubtful or just irritated 'cause you can’t sleep and you tried a bunch of things over the past…long time. Then you get this dude rambling on and on and on, and you say, what…when does the sleepy stuff start?
Everybody chuckles if they’re a regular listener 'cause they say, it’s already been brought…it’s already been broughten. If there’s one movie quote I’ve said the most on this podcast…I don't know, there’s…probably oshkosh b’gosh, but I don't know if that’s in a…I mean, that couldn’t be attributed to a movie 'cause it’s some sort of major thing. But ‘it’s already been broughten’ is definitely the…you say, does Scoots…does he quote a lot of movies like those people that quote things? Only things that we have no idea what he’s talking about, then he tries to explain it, and then it becomes…so, yeah, mostly he quotes from Bring It On, but only one line from Bring It On, and he doesn’t even have the context for the line because it’s actually from the trailer. So, yeah.
So, that’s why when you get here, you’re skeptical or doubtful. So, what I do though is I send my voice cross the deep, dark night. I use lulling, soothing, creaky, dulcet tones, pointless meanders, superfluous tangents, all to keep you company and take your mind off of stuff so that you could fall asleep. That’s really what I’m doing. What are pointless meanders and super…? It just means I’ll…you’ve already kinda seen it; I go off topic, I get mixed up, then I use filler words by accident or on purpose, but rarely on purpose because I use…naturally…these are natural filler words, most of them. I guess I don't use…then the other ones are gratuitous. So, that was not gratuitous; that was just me buying time while I thought of some…tried to think of where we’re going next.
Where we’re going next is…okay, where are we going next? Great question, Scoots. Oh, pointless meanders, superfluous tangents. This show…two of the things that take getting used to is, one, this is a podcast you don’t really listen to. You just kinda barely listen, just like background noise. It’s meant to ramble on and on and on. Some people…it’s like a TV on in the other room. Some people…it’s like a friend talking to you that you’re not paying attention to. Some people…it’s just a mumble of just pure background noise, and some people…it’s like a friend you’re paying attention to, but the friend’s like, any time you nod off…kinda like a movie you watch when you’re tired.
You say, I want to watch this movie but I’m falling asleep, whatever, on a school night or a work night or even a Friday night after a long week, and you start…you say, I can’t keep my eyes open. That’s paying me the…for me, that’s a great compliment. So, I’m happy to hear that. So, if you can’t keep your eyes open, that’s perfect. That’s what this show is designed to do. So, it’s a podcast you don’t really listen to, but you could listen because this podcast actually isn’t here to put you to sleep; it’s here to keep you company while you fall asleep. That’s why the episodes are over an hour. There’s no pressure to fall asleep with this podcast. There’s plenty of time.
There’s 600 free shows ready to go, so if you do become a regular listener, then you can pick and choose or create playlists in your apps and kinda create your own experience if you want, or you could just listen to them as they come out. Whatever works for you. That way there’s no pressure. You don’t have to worry about the episode being over and you don’t have to think about falling asleep. I’m here to keep you company and take your mind off of stuff and just be myself and be my own imperfect…best version of my imperfect self. I’m here to be your bore-friend, your bore-bae, your bore-sib, your bore-bestie, your neigh-bore, your bore-bor, your Borbie, your bore-bud, your bore-bruh, your…I said…your bore, your bore-bore. I don't think we’ve used that one. I’ve used borer before.
Borer in charge; that’s too many…but bore-bore, that could be another one. Like a Borebie…that’s somewhat cute. Bore-bore, that’s what…no little kids…you know what? I don't think I’ve ever…have I disclosed this on the podcast before? Talk about a pointed pointless meander. But I’m here to keep you company. But so, I have a nickname that some of my…one of my nephews and my niece gave me. I don't think they listen to the podcast. For a lot of times, my nieces and nephews…'cause they live in other states, so I only see them once or twice a year if I’m so…if I’m lucky. They, a lot of times, will call…would call me ‘that guy’, and…'cause I’m kind of a goofball. But I say, well…just like Sleep With Me, you approach it with trepidation. That’s normal.
But at some point, my nickname…and it wasn’t…it’s one of those nicknames that a little kid gives you that’s…has a twist…has a charge to it. It doesn’t sound as innocuous…it is, but they call me Uncle Baby. I like it, but it comes…and then…it’s very good 'cause it’s very participatory, 'cause then I can make baby sounds when they call me Uncle Baby. But they ain’t calling me Uncle Baby like, yeah…like I’m a jazz…like I’m performing a jazz set and they’re like, oh yeah, Uncle Baby, play it again. They’re saying Uncle Baby because I can be a big baby sometimes. What does it have to do with anything? I have no idea. Just…bore-bore made me think of it. So, okay…so, a podcast you don’t really need to listen to, it doesn’t put me to sleep, takes a ton of time to get used to 'cause it’s so different…what other good news do you have for us?
Oh, well, the show is structured in a very deliberate way. It is adjustable or malleable depending on your podcast app or your level of interest, but most people just consume it linearly. But so, we structure it with that in mind; most people listen to the ad-supported show linearly, but there is…ways that people adjust. So, that’s why the show is designed the way it is. It starts out with a greeting; friends beyond the binary, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, then I talk about some stuff and say something silly, and that’s kinda like the…that guy, that boring guy thing. My nieces and nephews call it ‘that guy’. ‘Cause you say, okay, I’m comfortable with him, but over there. Like, I’ll check that sleep podcast out, but I ain’t gonna go in there. I like the general idea of it, but let me see. That’s what we acknowledge.
That’s why we start off with that. Then there’s support so the show is free, paying for it’s optional, then there’s a long, meandering intro, which some people lump in with the support. But unfortunately they miss out on either the chance to adjust the show how they want to listen to it, or that this is really a show within a show. The intro is meant to ease you into bedtime and it’s about the first third of the show, the intro and the support combined, because it’s meant to get you ready for bed. There’s people that are in bed getting comfortable, there’s people…there’s a small percentage of people that are asleep, there’s a small percentage of people that start the show at twenty or thirty minutes, but for most listeners, the intro is meant to ease you into bedtime, right?
That’s just what’s been shown to work, is have a bedtime routine. So, you could listen while you’re getting ready for bed or you’re doing a chill activity or you’re getting comfortable so that we slowly descend like a landing strip from being awake to eventually going to sleep. The intro is different every time because my brain adjusts to every…every other thing I tried to use to sleep before I started making Sleep With Me my brain adjusted to, because it said, well, now it’s gonna repeat. The owl always chimes in at every twenty-eight minutes. I say, okay, great. Thanks for letting me know that.
You can’t come up with these incredibly astute observations during the daytime, but oh boy, on a eight-hour nature loop, no one’s gonna sneak anything by you. That’s how my brain works. So, I don't know if you can relate. So, that’s why…that’s why I personally have a wind-down routine. My wind-down routine’s actually closer to an hour, but that includes everything; getting ready for bed, stretching or foam-rolling, meditating, all that stuff. But the last thirty minutes is spent reading. But you could do drawing or something, or you could read, do some light reading, while you listen to Sleep With Me. I’m always loving to hear what people are doing during their wind-down routine, so you could let me know.
But that’s why the intro goes on and on and on. Then there’s support after the intro so the show could be free, then there’s a bedtime story, which we’re not 100% sure what it’ll be tonight, but I know it’ll be snoozy 'cause I know what our options are. So, that’s cool. Then there’s thank-yous at the end. So, that’s the structure of the show. That’s why I make the show. I’m really 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 do it for you for free twice a week.
Alright everybody, Scoots here. Welcome to our episodically modular series, Journey Into the World of Friends. It’s an adventure in friendship, and what this adventure is is…I think the characters…I’ll have the characters catch you up on most of it, but it’s a group of friends who are playing…or they were designing a roleplaying campaign or roleplaying adventure, and then they kinda got involved in their roleplaying adventure, very deeply involved, you’d say, adventuring in a theme park in a…maybe in our future or alternative timeline. I’m not exactly sure. In a theme park that’s long since closed, but not dormant. Oh no, no, no.
Full of activity, and they’re inside a ride called Journey Into the World of Friends, where characters once upon a time sang about friendship as you…over and over again in all the languages of the world, I believe, as you rode a boat through sets of them dancing and singing and smiling. Sounds like just the kind of ride I would love to get stuck on if I was making a sleep podcast. That’s a little nugget of genesis there. But talking about Journey Into the World…the adventure of friendship; I’m friendship…I have a friendship with an adventurer who’s here as our Hollywood announcer. He goes on an adventure every week. Well, not every week; every ten days, about. Also, I just texted him. I said, by the way, I’m recording Episode 9 tomorrow.
He’s always willing to be here, and that’s our Hollywood announcer, Mr. Antonio Banderas. The friends beyond the binary, the ladies, the gentlemen, the boys, the girls, it’s time for friendship. Yippee-ai-ay…in Journey Into the World of Friends. Hello, friend. That was from…was that from Baldur’s Gate? Did you just quote that…? He did. He shrugged. You know Baldur’s Gate the hot game when we’re recording this…3, I think. That’s from the original, which we never finished, Antonio, and then we bought the version…the tablet version, but it was just too…couldn’t get past the initial phase. But Antonio’s just shrugging because that’s what you do, huh, buddy?
Well, welcome to Journey Into the World of Friends, and I don't know what else to say other than I’m honored to be…oh, Antonio also wanted me…to let me know he realizes that it’s just…he doesn’t…I don't think he actually lives in Hollywood, so he told that to me. But I think he was playing with me, because I said, well, it’s a term of endearment, in this case, and kind of non-humbling. I say, we got ourselves a Hollywood announcer, real or imagined. Real or imagined Hollywood; not the announcer. You’re just in my dreams. But thanks, everybody. It’s time for Journey Into the World of Friends.
Okay, before we proceed, as we’re packing up…we’re trying to get into the security room, but can we kinda go through where we are and how we got there? This is Zell. Yeah, Zell, why don’t you take it? Okay, well, we’re trying to get into the security room that’s kind of a focal point of the Handy Halls, which are beneath this theme park within the Land of Leisure where we’re adventuring. An important note…an important discussing point I’d like to have; in a world that’s not our own, that we’re actually adventuring in…it probably seems like it. I don't know if we discussed that recently, but I’m just…it’s just…that’s what I was thinking about last night when I should have been getting shut-eye. Originally, this adventure started in a living room, and it became more of an adventure when we all started having to live together.
Whatever; that part’s not as important as…we started…we were designing an adventure into this attraction called Journey Into the World of Friends, a leisurely boat ride through World of Friends, journey through the world of friendship across the globe…or the World of Friends? I don't know. But it was a time of great need because the Baron of the Boil, who had…was a pretty…was looking like they were gonna be a pretty good leader of Florida, and she had united…restored the water flow across the state so people could grow stuff and drink water. It seemed to kinda keep everybody…like, free commerce and travel and adventuring. But the Baron had said that that water flow had stopped again and been interrupted.
Eventually we found out it was the Baron’s kind of partial…not a son by birth but a son by choice, Vedul, a magic-user, partially a cool-blooded lizard or part…not part-dragon; dragon, but dragon-person. We learned that Vedul and Vedul’s minions had taken over this attraction and this part of this theme…this theme park within the Land of Leisure, which is a collection of theme parks where in the before…the before time, people would come to vacation and have simulated adventures. Their adventures were actually more than designing a roleplaying game, but not like we’re in now. Eventually we made our way to this attraction. First we had to go through the typical stages of adventure; having…going to a town, gathering supplies and rumors and sub-quests, motivations, all that.
But at some point we found ourselves in the attraction on a quest to restore speaker wire to a room of friends who needed to sing and dance. As we tried to do that, we met Mary Bear of Mary Bear Repair, but that part was where things started to be…in person…I still don’t…well, now I believe that we’re actually here. I know there’s some people that say this is still a dream or whatever, but it’s been going on for a while. So, we have to stop Vedul because Vedul’s up to a bunch of things, mostly interrupting the water flow across from the…well, it’s not natural, but the flow of water across the state of Florida. So, we don’t like that, or the Baron…that was our first thing.
Also, Vedul’s attempting to excavate some sort of well of power or a portal to another world that we’ve come in contact with on other adventures, but not in a real thing like this. It would give Vedul unimaginable power and unleash who knows what on this world. That’s where I get into my questions. What would happen to our world if this Vedul succeeds? The good news is Vedul’s not gonna succeed no matter what happens because Vedul does not know that a countdown has begun, which will cause this area to be flooded. Now, the bad news is that that will be the end of the Land of Leisure and the World of Friends. Also, within each attraction, or at least this attraction and as part of the other adventure we were on, the…what do you call it? The ride characters have gained sentience. So, they’re actual beings.
In my opinion, they’re living beings even though they’re not organic beings. So, that would probably at least create an impediment to their continuing on in this phase of their existence, which I have trouble with, but I get it. But we…what our current plan is it to…we were supposed to…also, the Baron of the Boil’s son was somehow on an adventuring party that seems to have been found out by Vedul. So, we’re still trying to find the Baron of the Boil’s son, adult son adventurer, then stop Vedul, then stop the countdown…is our current plan. We’ve been led to believe that within the security room, we’ll be able to get maps and maybe advanced tools to help us in our quest to stop Vedul. Also, it’s locked up, so I guess there’s always that thing, of like, why is this locked up so tight?
But I’m just wondering stakes-wise for us as an adventuring party, especially since now we’re arriving at…near the entrance of the security room and knowing that in the other hallway there was a surprise planted by Vedul. We’ll roll our dice and see if we discover the surprise, proverbially, I guess. But is the…because there’s all those vines hanging down, and that tells me that something’s going on. Also, the floor is filled with water. But what’ll happen if we don’t succeed, right? Does anybody have any theories? What will happen to us if we don’t succeed in maintaining our existence in this realm? Will we just wake up at home? Not to be a spoiler, but I don't think that’s the case. I think we’ll be headed to another phase of existence or non-existence. I guess I’m not looking to build consensus.
I don't…I think if we don’t succeed in this mission, it…if this is a universe we’re actually in, then what happens to this universe? Probably…also, I’d like to get home, but I don't know. Also, I don't really…this is kinda cool. So, I don't know, does anybody have any thoughts? This is Grenada of Darmok, Zell, and I don't know if everybody wants to…the thing is, I’m examining what we’re looking at now in this moment, and I found that that’s all I can really take in, and I think I speak for everyone on some level, that probably now is not the best time to discuss…let’s get into the security room, okay? By looking at this area and knowing that Vedul probably has set a surprise for us, I’m thinking that somebody else…it looks like Eleanor’s checking the vines.
But I’m seeing some small exit holes that I’m guessing were…are related to…the floor is hidden under the water. It could be water displacement, but I think it’s just that…or maybe it’s magical. I don't know. Watta, you could check in…that there’s little darty-poos that would come see us if we work our way across the room. I’m not exactly sure that they’re the kind we could avoid, though. Because of the water, there’s no way to tell…but we do have a couple people very well-armored and shielded, and we can see where the holes are. So, unless there’s any hidden holes…that I think [inaudible] lengths of two shields could cover us, is my opinion. What about the vines, Eleanor? Yeah, the vines kinda seem relatively harmless.
They could activate, so I don't think…'cause maybe you were thinking the same thing; maybe you could have proceeded and unlocked the door, since the lock is above the holes for the darty-poos. But the vines will not…they are related to a plant once known as the ‘I’m your Venus, I’m your fire, what’s your desire plant’. This plant’s desire is that it likes our warmth and wants to embrace us for a very long time. But it’s not an immediate…it’d be only if we were grabbing onto the vines. I don't think the vines are gonna actively pursue us. Okay, so, I think we could proceed if you…Eleanor and…I mean, yeah, maybe…Eleanor, you got…could we go three [inaudible] lengths of shields? Yeah, this is Eleanor; Zell and Lord von Chill are getting ready. Go ahead…well, we didn’t check in with Watta.
Yeah, I do detect some magic, but I can’t figure out what it is. But I’m hearing something, so if we all fall quiet for a second…it’s up in the…oh, it’s Mary…hey, Mary Bear. Mary Bear, what’s going on? We’re trying to get into the security room. Have you been…? Okay, you’re in a hurry. Okay, you gotta get back. But you knew you’d…okay, 'cause rumors work their way around fast, huh? Okay, what do you want to say? A lot is happening. Okay; got that. A lot is happening. Everybody hear that? Remember the ride. Okay, remember the ride where you ride through the boat? The attraction; okay. What’s the attraction…? Journey Into the World of Friends, right? Okay, you got…oh, and also, you’re gonna help us? Oh, why? Oh, the darty-poos are electrified.
Oh, so, if we were in the water and…oh, even with the shields, we would have been all in big trouble. Very powerful magical electricity, huh? So, what are you gonna do, Mary Bear? Oh, you’re gonna swing in front of…you’re gonna…you’ll wait for us to activate it, but you’ll swing, so we’ll duck down? Okay, but what’ll…? No, I don’t…I’m not familiar with the principles of electricity, really. I know with my spells…okay, so, we’ll go…oh, only Grenada, okay, and then you’ll…okay. Okay, go ahead, Grenada. Oh yeah, we gotta figure…okay, Grenada’s proceeding pretty high in…dexteritously. Okay, and then we’re seeing the darty-poos activating. That does not look comfortable, Mary Bear. Don’t worry about it. Yeah, your voice is different. Okay, you still…you sure you can still proceed?
Some of your soldering may be…okay, but you’re…okay, bye, Mary Bear. Don’t forget the attraction. Okay. I wonder what she meant by that. Is that a way of letting us know we should really save the…? Oh, okay, Zell’s…or…sorry, I’m…I got my head on too many things here. I thought Zell was leading, then Grenada. But so, Grenada’s almost got the door unlocked. Okay. Oh, wow, the door is opening. It’s like one of those…that’s a thick door made of some sort of…it’s like armor, but thicker than any armor I’ve ever seen. That is amazing. Yeah, that’s one thick door. Okay, it’s open. Should we…how should we proceed? Okay, go ahead, Grenada. You’re looking in. Okay, the room is circular. Okay. Okay, there are some security bots in there, two of them against a wall, not active. Okay.
The room is very preserved, but someone’s been here. Okay. So, the room is circular and then in the center of the room is some circular…oh, desks and furniture. Okay, and then there’s other metal doors to enter. Okay, and…oh, there’s other doors…a couple other doors; okay. Not the entrance doors like this one we just opened, but those are…there are other entrance doors. So probably other rooms? Yeah. Okay, two styles of doors to the other rooms? Okay, that’s interesting. It feels clean and modern, you’re saying. Okay, that’s…I don't know what that means, but…okay, any sense of any surprises? No. You want me to come closer? Okay, I’m coming closer. Okay, still detect…and Eleanor, why don’t you also…I still detect the presence of strong magic, but it’s permeating this whole area.
There’s something going on in one of those rooms behind one of those doors, but it could be the surprise Vedul left for us, but I don't detect anything in this immediate vicinity. Eleanor? No, I’m certain that there’s nothing in this room. I mean, fairly certain, and I defer to you that maybe there’s something in another room. Okay, go ahead and proceed in, Grenada. Oh, Grenada, you just took a step back. Okay, there’s…one of the security bots is rolling around. It’s the bot we met with Mary Bear. Okay, you’re…okay. I mean, you’re in a good position. Okay, you want us to take…back up. It doesn’t seem to register you’re…awareness you’re there. What, did you throw something in there? Oh yeah, an empty can. Okay. So…okay, you’re gonna get closer?
Oh yeah, this is Grenada of Darmok; so, I don't…it’s making some sort of humming sound. It’s a pleasant humming sound. Maybe it’s not a security bot; maybe it’s just…it just seems to be moving around aimlessly. I think it’s malfunctioning, as they say, and the other two are shut down. So, I don't know, maybe Mary Bear was…I don't know. Mary Bear is gone, right? Okay, why doesn’t everybody come out…else come in here? Watta, this seems to be where they would work from. Was this a room where there’d be sorcerers and…? ‘Cause this seems like the kinda thing…in the center of this room there’s desks and seats. What’s this circular thing around us? Yeah, this is Watta; so, I’m familiar enough with the lore in our…the history that…so, this was…it wasn’t sorcerers, believe it or not.
It was by that same thing, principles of electricity and electron flow, that these…this was one large screen, they called it, which could be broken up into smaller screens where they could view electronic eyes which were like magic, where…whatever, this room was covering a certain portion of the park, keeping an eye on this attraction and other attractions, and so, you could see things there. These bots…I don't know if they would send them out, but they’re stationed here, and some of these knobs and buttons and things are meant to control what you would see on the screen as well as the screens themselves. Does that make sense to everybody? Grenada here, Watta; kind of. So, people would sit at these desks and press buttons and knobs while they were watching through magical or electronical eyes.
I mean, I’m familiar with this from adventures. What was happening remotely at this attraction and other attractions…and look for opportunities to make people feel secure and to be helpful? Yeah, that’s exactly true as far as I can tell. Yeah, so, they would press these buttons and stuff. Okay, well, that’s interesting. I don't know, it’s just my gut, but there’s something…does anybody else feel that? Yeah, this is Watta; I feel a presence and I feel magic. Why don’t we check what rooms we…which of these rooms we could get open? ‘Cause there’s two that have regular…those were called doorknobs. Grenada, maybe you’re familiar with…yeah, I’ll try to work…I’ll check these for any surprises. I’m not detecting any surprises at this door. This door says Offa…Office. So, was that a being back then, an office? Office, office.
So, I’m gonna get this one open, but I won't open it yet. Why don’t Lord von Chill and Watta stay here? Zell, can you come with me? Grenada…I mean, Eleanor…I’m gonna get this one open, Storage. That must be their wizard, Storage. Watch out for that…you don’t want the security bot to run over your toes. I do feel like it has a lot of mass. It’s a pleasant…it’s almost like it’s a musical entertainment…it’s sounds like music. Hello? Hello? Hello? Oh, it just rolled right by me. Okay, Storage…okay, that door is unlocked, so let’s open…we’re gonna open up Storage first and see what…is this where their…a lab…? Oh, okay. Oh, it’s musty in here, not as…quite as sealed as there. There seems to be some cabinets or dressers and some shelving. Is that what you’d use to clean the floor? That looks like a mop from our world.
Okay, so, there might be some usable stuff in these…does one of you two want to start searching the room? Eleanor, you will; okay. Okay, what about in the other room, the Office? Office’s room? Yes, this is Lord von Chill; I’m opening up the door to Office’s room. Ah, Office was the…this is a room of…this would have been the leader of this group of the people who were here to keep things secure. So, probably a general. I think that was their terminology for it. A lord, if you will. Yeah, they have…wow, that’s a water…that’s…that thing was a cooler of water. I remember reading about that. Apparently, these normally wouldn’t be in these rooms.
There was other rooms where they would go and gather around this…the cooler of water was treated with…was…they recreated watering holes for animals in the forest, or regular…where we would gather our water. They would gather around this and in deference, they would hold a discussion which the cooler of water could listen to. It was a form of prayer or something, I believe, or deference to water or celebration of water. It does look like there’s some more storage in here. Oh, wait a second, look at…look on this wall here. This is a map of this room. It describes what…so, those other doors are…Sale…oh, those are holding rooms, because if this was for keeping things secure, every once in a while they would have guests there. Interesting. So, there’s…looks like there’s at least two of those.
Those are what those doors that are…oh yeah, and if we…these…if we…below this panel here, these are mechanical switches. Oh, so, it looks like from my memory…because I do have a castle with places below the castle to keep uninvited guests, and there’s usually…this is what you would call a two-factor opening. So, you would open it here, and then inside, in the room where the lesser people that aren’t a lord would say to me, Your Grace…if I was…this is my…if I was Office, this would be my room that I’d rule from. Obviously I wouldn’t be in such a lesser role as Office, but Office was considered a position of authority. So, Office…obviously Storage was a much lesser role, more like a laboratory assistant. Maybe a wizard; I don't know. But so, Office would come out after activating it and then say, go ahead, open the doors.
So, let’s try these mechanical switches and see what we can…if there’s a way…Zell, can you go over to the…that area there is called the Control Area on here. Control Area. See, I…that’s…that makes sense to me, where they would control things. That’s why those were…so, Zell, see if there’s anything on there that says Guest…I think that’s a double L. I can’t do it. Sales, maybe. Anything that’s spelled differently…it doesn’t look likes Sales, but it’s that. Yeah, so, I’m looking on here. Well, this one says…okay, this is…okay, something’s happening. I just hit this boot, 'cause usually I’d kick something anyway, and everything started to hum and vibrate. Anyone…Watta, any ideas? Oh, boy. So, I mean, this place could have operated on fission or fusion, right? Anyone…and I don't know if people are familiar with that.
So, this still could have some power, though I can’t imagine everything’s working correctly. Maybe that’s what happening with this bot. But this room did seem hermetically sealed even though someone has been in here. But maybe it was Mary Bear; I don't know. Maybe it was Vedul. Oh look; I found…this is Lord von Chill; I found some maps. Zell, what’s happening at the controls? Okay, there’s…now these other buttons are lighting up. This button says…cameras…cameras activate, so I’m gonna try that one. Maybe that activates some…no, I think this must have to do with…I was almost gonna be silly, but…I was gonna say, what if they had a team of chimeras and we activate them? That would solve all…okay, oh boy, there’s…the electric eye screens are getting…Watta, could you come over here?
Wow, so, I’m feeling…so, those are starting…I think that’s the boot. I think ‘boot’ means to start in this world, and…wow, those…so, those are the views from the electronic eyes. I’m sorry, I thought you said they would be…I remember one time you telling me they’d be like photographs, but these look more like animations, like drawings. Like moving drawings, like a flip-book. Yeah, I think it’s just…I don't know, maybe it’s just…maybe that’s…I don't know how they work, because it was only in the history books of the…history of the…before the before time. Okay, Zell, do you mind if I look over on this control area? You stick to that control area. Oh yeah, this is different buttons for different cameras. What do you got, Lord von Chill?
Okay, these are…this is what I was…Sales…I was spelling…I couldn’t spell it even though I was looking at the word. I don't know, something about the sound and the letters didn’t make sense to me. Okay, and these ones are switches. Okay, this one’s kinda stuck, so I can’t get that one open. Okay, let’s open up the second one. Okay, can…is anybody over there? I found a…oh, by the way, I found a ton of maps and things in the other room, and…what are these called? These are printed blues. I think these were what they used for buildings; printed blues. Okay, that opened up that room for guests. There’s still another set of doors. Actually, there was keys…there’s a key ring in the desk of the office. That’s what it’s called, by the way. It’s a office. There’s keys to the…that door, that gate. So, it was like a three-layer thing.
Interesting. Maybe this was used…maybe this room was used post…it’s very clean, though, but post…is there any…can anybody look in that room? Do we need the keys? No, it’s…I mean, there’s some sort of highly-advanced system to use the bathroom in there. I may want to try that out. Wait a second, let me look at it. Wait, so, that’s to go to the bathroom? I would have thought that was a giant bowl for…no, yeah, that’s…okay, so, how do you go to the bathroom on…? Where…? You sit down. You sit down? That’s what you’re doing; you’re…you squat over it? Oh, no. Interesting. Wow. It’s quite interesting, these…I’m surprised we haven’t…oh wait, so, you sit on it…oh, that’s…so, it has…it’s like a throne. I think that’s what they called them then, in a snarky way. Wow, a throne where you could go to the bathroom.
There’s times I’ve been deep in my cups that I have accidentally done that, but not in a way that would be so convenient. But these were for guests. So, this is…wow, this is…Zell, how’s it going over there? It’s going great. I think…this is Vedul up here on this screen here. It’s a little bit hard to make out, but that does look like someone that’s part-dragon and powerful. That seems to be their room. Now, if you look down at this…where the buttons are…Lord von Chill, can you bring over those…see? That’s a map. It’s just a basic layout map, but if we look at this map here and lay it out here, the actual detailed map that…yeah, that's perfect. So, we could see where Vedul is. Look at…there’s some sort of barracks they’ve made. We could see outside. Yeah, we could see all the toys.
That was one of the rooms…so, a lot of these cameras are…cameras are in rooms we’ve been in. These are rooms we haven’t been in, and that’s Vedul. Now, let’s see if we could find where the countdown machine is, because there does seem to be ones covering that…the pumping plant. Go ahead, Watta. What were you…? Yeah, I gotta wonder if the pumping plant must be also linked to wherever the fission or fusion is within…that’s happening in here. Maybe that’s why the electric eyes see over there? I don't know. Eleanor here; you know, the fission or fusion is…I think below or above us, because when Zell and I were making our way to meet up with you, I sealed up a hole with leakage that I believe was related to the fission or fusion. Okay, so…interesting.
Okay, so, let’s start to come up…we could just come up with a easy plan. This is great. What are you doing over there, Eleanor? I’m trying to get this other…this switch unlocked so I can…we can…'cause I sense that that’s where the magic’s coming from. Watta, can you go over there? I got close to that other sealed room. Yeah, there does…I’m doing a spell…okay, yeah, I detect a rune…a sleeping rune in there. So, whatever’s happening is keeping someone in there asleep, or was. Okay, what if we boot…? Hit it with your boot. Boot it. Okay…oh, it moved. Okay, it’s opening. Okay, there’s someone asleep in there. Let me…and the…but the rune’s keeping them asleep. Is that the Baron of the Boil’s son? Interesting. I think that is. I can’t tell because they’re asleep.
Let me try to counter this rune while…but I think…keep going with that plan…whatever the plan is. Let’s not…let’s stay focused on moving forward. Okay, so, Zell, you were saying we could get to the…yeah, so, I think we could easily come up with a plan. If you look at this map…yeah, keep using that mark-up…marking device. So, that’s where Vedul is. There’s the barracks. Okay, so, label that. Perfect. That’s their barracks. Okay, now, we already see ways to get in those rooms. There’s three or four ways into each of those rooms. We could stay here and figure out Vedul’s schedule. We could also…there’s where the deactivation thing is, so we could try to deactivate the shutdown. Then if this is where the Baron of the Boil’s son is, then we’ve got everything covered here. Wait a second, what is that?
Grenada, can you look at that, too? Yeah, I’m looking. It seems to be…it’s sparkling with magic. Is this my imagination or does that look like the couch in our apartment? Yeah, no, that looks…Watta, can you get over here? Yeah, I’m just countering this…I just got that spell countered. Okay, so, they’ll wake up in a little bit. Yeah, that is a portal to our…that seems like a portal to our world. So, that’s…must be how we get home. So, we have everything, right? ‘Cause that’s gotta be the Baron of the Boil’s son. I don't want to open the door yet just in case, but I know…I was supposed to look for an amulet the Baron of the Boil’s son would be wearing, and I think one or two of you knows about a tattoo and a passphrase or something.
But yeah, so, if we can get to that portal…wow, that portal is connected to the runes room by that tunnel. Zell, do you want to come…do you have…? Yeah, I already have a plan. So, here’s the thing; we could go into this room, we could sneak into this other part of the attraction, right, see if we could make contact with any of the friends or Mary Bear, and kind of do the same plan we’re doing, ideally spread the word for a double distraction, let them know the stakes; hey, we could shut…we can all win here. Then we proceed. We find out of this is the Baron of the Boil’s son. Maybe we even leave them here, right? They have that throne toilet and…wasn’t there water and some rations in the storage?
So, then we go…we could bring the Baron of the Boil’s son with us or we go stop Vedul, easily surprise Vedul if this is…'cause that anti-room seems to be where all of Vedul’s planning is going. Then we’ll go to the runes. So, we’ve got all this figured out. Okay, this is Watta; yeah, it looks like the Baron of the Boil’s stirring but not awake yet. What’s happening on the screen? Oh boy, the screen’s…all the electrical eyes are malfunctioning or something because…now, that seems to be…they seem to be forming into…is that Vedul’s face? Yes, ha-ha-ha, yes, this is Vedul. Hello, party adventurers; Zell, Grenada, Watta, Eleanor, Lord von Chill. Shaka when the walls fell, as they say. Actually, you wouldn’t say that, just so you…okay, this is Vedul; nice to meet all of you formally, and welcome. I’m so glad you’re here.
I’m glad you found the electric eyes. They’re supposed to be photographs, but those were magical images for your viewing pleasure. Yes, you saw the portal to your world. You saw the runes room. That’s funny because the runes were never activated. That was a story I planted to lead you right here where I wanted you. Before you start talking or explaining or shouting at me, know that every step of the way, I’ve been keeping my eye on all of you. While I haven’t had total control over everything…just like the party before you, I’ve been leading you where I wanted you to go. Now, there’s good news in all this. It’s not bad news, not bad news at all. I mean, depending. I want you right here because I’m here to offer you a invitation.
I could use your skills; magic, healing, powerful adventuring, dexterity, fleet of foot, intelligent, cunning. All of you have so many admirable qualities. While you may be misguided by the Baron of the Boil, I think there’s someone that could fill you in on how misguided the Baron of the Boil is. This power is not all good or all bad. It is a great power that we’re going to free and connect with, and it will change this world. It could change your world as well, but I wanted to offer you a place in this world. You see, I think this world has everything you’ve always been looking for, each one of you. Don’t you feel a place…didn’t this just fall right into place? Don’t you realize that I’m the one that brought you here?
Because I think you’ve always wanted to be here, each and every one of you, for different reasons; to go into a world with real magic, with real powers of healing, with real opportunities for nimble dexterity, for holding hands and watching majestic things that don’t exist in your world, to be in a world of expanding adventure instead of a world that’s slowly getting smaller and smaller, of unknowns, of challenges, of endless adventures not just in friendship but across the land, new places to conquer or be conquered, and of course, connection to this new power which will become a part of this world. Don’t you realize why your world doesn’t have any magic? You could also think about returning to your old world with magic and being the one who brings the magic into the new world. Yes, you’d say, well, what’s the catch?
I say, well, yeah, I can’t cross over into your world. I could bring you into this one, but only you could bring the magic back through that portal, the magic of this one into that world. But we don’t even need that right now. I’m inviting you to be here. That’s an option for down the road. I know you probably have some point…I can see by Zell’s frowny face you probably have some points of inquiry. Of course I have an ultimatum; that’s how this thing works. So, go ahead, Zell, and speak on behalf of your party, if you wish. Well, what are your…so you’re…oh, sorry, we’re being interrupted; someone’s shouting. Yeah, this is Watta; that’s the Baron of the Boil’s son. Can you confirm the passphrase? Within the ice I find my warmth. Okay, does any…okay, that is the passphrase. Thanks, Grenada. Do you have a tattoo?
Why…oh, it’s on your rear end? Okay, let’s see it. Okay, and the amulet? Okay, the amulet should match up…if you put it in the right side of your mouth with your…okay, it does. The Baron of the Boil’s son. So, we’re…don't worry, we’re in the process of getting you out, and we’re just dealing with Vedul right now, but don't worry about it. Vedul’s listening, though. Okay, sorry about you being interrupted, Zell. Go ahead. Okay, Vedul. What’ll happen to the people that live here, the friends in this world, and what would happen to our world if strange…something’s…about this seems unnatural and wrong, and…I don't know. But what about Mary Bear and the friends? Okay, Zell, you speak to me about unnatural. How would you feel if you were supposed to be just an attraction and you came to life?
That seems pretty unnatural to me. What if you were supposed to cross over into the next phase of existence through this portal and then you found yourself as Mary Bear? That seems pretty unnatural to me. I’m just here to restore the natural order to things, and maybe the Baron has not had everyone’s best interest in mind the whole time. Maybe the Baron wants to keep this portal secret forever, flooded? At what cost? Maybe the Baron’s way of doing things is getting in the way of the natural order of things. Wouldn’t her son agree with me? Yes, I am the son of the Baron of the Boil. Son in name…well, I’m here with Vedul by purpose; to laugh at all of you. I wasn’t asleep at all. Hardy-har-har. I’ve been waiting for you to arrive to let you know the same thing Vedul’s saying.
My mother is always worried about everybody instead of what’s best for the world, and that’s the same thing Vedul is saying. I don't know, this portal’s been discovered to another world. You’re just gonna cover it up with water for 100, 150 years, and then see what happens? Who says that the toys need to…anything needs…maybe they could have their own world. We haven’t made that decision yet. Vedul has…and I have been working pretty nicely with all of the toys. I mean, Mary Bear doesn’t like us because Mary Bear doesn’t like to listen. I think we know best, and I think that all of you know best. We’re not asking you to do anything other than look at…you’re supposed to rescue me; I’ve already been rescued. I was here on my own agenda the whole time. My mother asked you to defeat Vedul. I don’t see that happening.
My mother asked you to flood the park, where now you’ve made friends? You don’t have to do that. Here’s the thing; you could go back to your world, I think is what Vedul’s saying, or you could stay here with us and join us and be a part of something, be a part of something new for all of you. So, I gotta go 'cause I’m about to be teleported out, but I bid you adieu. Okay, Vedul back here; my brother from someone we no longer call mother, ha, ha. So, here’s the ultimatum; we’re gonna close all the doors here remotely, so now you’re a part of the security room, and you could stay in there and think about your choice. Do you want to join us? You’ll get free passage and you could come join me.
I do need a little bit of help getting this portal out and controlling it. So, I’m not trying to pull any wool over your eyes. It’ll take a little bit of effort to make sure we can use it safely and we have control over it. It doesn’t have control over us. I know that’s…I could see on your faces; oh, Vedul’s been tricked by a giant spirit-based dragon from another world, whispering in Vedul’s ear every single night, telling me of my past and my potential as a dragon, telling me of endless possibilities that I could share with all of you. Or you could stay in here. Those other two security bots are able to be turned on, and they do create quite formidable opponents.
So, you could stay in this room and think about it for a little while, and then you could come join me or you could stay in that room and you could look at…I’ll leave you as you stay in this room with a view of your world and a view of the work I’m doing ‘til…you know, and then you could dance with those security bots. I don't think you’ll come out on top, but even then, this…you’ve seen the armor that makes up those walls, and those doors will be locked. So, make your choice. I’ll give you some time and to rest and think about it as I cast this spell of sleep to give you eight solid hours of rest. Then you can make your choice whether to join me in adventure or not. Goodnight, everybody, from Vedul, a friend, not a foe.
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Journey Into The World of Friends
Paternal Nicknames across language
Disney World Surveillance
DOWN TO BUSINESS
I’m using a serious tone, but I want to help in a serious way
I don’t know what this episode is gonna be
Deep Dark Night United
Moses & Family (Helix Sleep)
Friends of Hand in Hand; Pete Davidson’s SNL Cold Open; Meditative Story podcast; SAG-AFTRA Strike Support; The Midnight Mission; Trevor Project; Patreon; SleepPhones; Emily Tat Artwork; NAPAWF; Anti-Racism Resources; Ukraine Relief; Crisis Textline
Hello Fresh; Odoo; Helix Sleep; Air Doctor Pro; Progressive; Zocdoc
You could be going through something or getting through something
Yes, it’s pseudo, but you’re not alone
My scope’s pretty limited, but I do know how it feels
Even the compliments about the show sound a little faint
When does the sleepy stuff start?
Is “Oshkosh B’Gosh” a movie quote?
It’s already been broughten
I only quote things that people don’t know what he’s talking about
I rarely use filler words on purpose
When I use them on purpose, it’s gratuitous
Where are we going next?
There’s no pressure to fall asleep
Have I used Bore-bore before?
The nickname my niece and nephew gave me
They used to just call me “That Guy”
They call me Uncle Baby
Uncle Baby explains itself
Most people listen linearly
Slowly descending into bedtime
The intro needs to be different every time so my brain can’t adjust
An adventure in the worlds of friendship
Deeply involved in their role-playing game
Antonio is the ultimate adventurer in friendship
Was that quote from Baldur’s Gate, Antonio?
“Hollywood Announcer” is more a term of endearment than representative of actual location
Trying to get into the security room
Zel does the backstory
Originally this adventure started in a living room
Explaining the Baron of the Boil
Vidul was a son by choice
Partially cool blooded Lazard / Dragon Person
Vidul is taking over the park
Going through the typical stages of adventure
We had to restore speaker wire for friends
Then we met Mary Bear Repair
Vidul is interrupting water flow
Vidul is trying to excavate a well of power
What would happen to our real world if Vidul succeeded?
Vidul is unaware that this land will soon be flooded
The ride characters have sentience, though they may not literally be alive
Why is this room locked up so tight?
What are the stakes for the adventuring party itself?
All these vines are hanging down
If we’re flooded here, will we be able to return home? Probably not
Grenada of Darmak chimes in
Eleanor inspects the vines
Grenada sees some small exit holes
A phalanx of 2 shields could cover us
Eleanor thinks the vines are harmless
Holes for the Darty-Poos
The I’m your Venus plant
Watta can’t figure out what that magic is
Oh hey it’s Mary Bear
A lot is happening
Remember the ride?
Oh, the darty-poos are electrified?
I’m not familiar with the principles of electricity
Mary Bear allows the dart to hit her
Oh wow, the door is happening
That’s a thick door
A circular room
Two unactivated security bots
Other Entrance Doors
2 Styles of Doors
Not sure what you mean by saying it’s clean and modern
Something is going on in one of those rooms
One security bot is activated
A Pleasant Humming Sound
This bot is malfunctioning
Principles of Electricity
One large screen, broken up into smaller screens, where you could see through electronic eyes
Watta feels a presence and feels magic
Grenada inspects those “doorknobs”
Office / Ofus, the lord
Stor-ahge, the Sorceror
That looks like a mop from our world!
That malfunctioning bot’s sound is quite pleasant
Ah, Ofus must have been a general
Oh, that’s a cooler of water
Gathering around the water cooler in a form of prayer
Deference to Water
Oh, those are holding rooms!
LVC explains what these rooms must have been used for
Let’s try these mechanical switches to open these doors
LVC kicked something and now everything is humming and vibrating
Watta isn’t sure if place operated on fission or fusion
Lol, what if this activated some chimeras?
Oh, the electronic eyes have activated
They’re moving like a flipbook
I found a ton of maps in the other room and a bunch of printed blues
A highly advanced system to use the bathroom
LVC discovers what a toilet is
Oh, it’s like a throne!
A throne where you can go to the bathroom
Vidul is on one of the screens
They can see the barracks and rooms of Vidul’s army
Is the pumping plant linked to the power in this room?
Eleanor is trying to get this switch unlocked
There’s a sleeping rune on this room
Hit it with your boot!
Someone is sleeping in here because of the rune
Is that BB’s son?
We’ve uncovered all the necessary rooms to resolve our adventure
Wait, is that our apartment through this one door?
A portal to our world!
Concocting a plan
We’ve got it all figured out
Uh oh, all the electrical eyes are malfunctioning
Taking the shape of … Vidul’s face??
Vidul welcomes them
They’ve fallen right into Vidul’s trap
He’s been leading them right where he wanted them to go
He could use them on his team
You’ve been misguided by the Baron of the Boil
I want to offer you a place in this magical world
Vidul brought our adventuring party into this world
Real magic, real healing, real adventure
A world of expanding adventure instead of growing mysteries
They could bring magic through the portal into their world
Some Points of Inquiry
BB’s son wakes up
They prove that it is, in fact, BB’s son
Something about this feels unnatural and wrong
What about the sentient creatures?
Vidul is just trying to restore the natural order
Maybe the Baron has not been acting in everyone’s best interests
BB is trying to prevent the natural order of things
BB’s son was teamed up with Vidul
They’re trying to do what’s best for the world
Mary Bear doesn’t like them because Mary Bear doesn’t like to listen
BB has already been rescued
They don’t have to flood the park or execute BB’s desires
BB’s son is teleported out
The doors are closed and they’re stuck
They can go with Vidul or stay and face the security bots
Vidul casts a spell of sleep so they can sleep on it
Emily, Spara, Emily, Gaingdo, Chelsea, Louise, Todd, Brian, Melissa, Jennifer, Melissa, Holly, Fee, Tarmac, Christina, Frank, James, Arlo, Alex, Dave, Colin, Paula, Sophie, Emma, Rocket, Jimmy, John
Title: Coolers of Water | Journey Into The World of Friends Ep 9
Deep Dark Night United: Moses & Family (Helix Sleep)
Plugs: Friends of Hand in Hand; Pete Davidson’s SNL Cold Open; Meditative Story podcast; SAG-AFTRA Strike Support; The Midnight Mission; Trevor Project; Patreon; SleepPhones; Emily Tat Artwork; NAPAWF; Anti-Racism Resources; Ukraine Relief; Crisis Textline
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Patreon Thanks: Emily, Spara, Emily, Gaingdo, Chelsea, Louise, Todd, Brian, Melissa, Jennifer, Melissa, Holly, Fee, Tarmac, Christina, Frank, James, Arlo, Alex, Dave, Colin, Paula, Sophie, Emma, Rocket, Jimmy, John
- Rolling Some Random Fun
- Text-Based Video Games (TBVGs)
- Oshkosh B’Gosh
- It’s already been broughten
- Uncle Baby
- Mary Bear Repair
- Holes for the Darty-Poos
- A Pleasant Humming Sound
- Two-Factor Opening
- Printed Blues
- Runes Room
- Some Points of Inquiry
- Spirit-Based Dragon (SBD)
- Bring It On
- Oshkosh B’Gosh
- Dungeons & Dragons
- Disney World
- “It’s a Small World”
- Antonio Banderas
- Baldur’s Gate
Notable Talking Points:
- You could be going through something or getting through something
- Yes, it’s pseudo, but you’re not alone
- My scope’s pretty limited, but I do know how it feels
- Even the compliments about the show sound a little faint
- When does the sleepy stuff start?
- Is “Oshkosh B’Gosh” a movie quote?
- It’s already been broughten
- I only quote things that people don’t know what he’s talking about
- I rarely use filler words on purpose
- When I use them on purpose, it’s gratuitous
- Where are we going next?
- There’s no pressure to fall asleep
- Have I used Bore-bore before?
- The nickname my niece and nephew gave me
- They used to just call me “That Guy”
- They call me Uncle Baby
- Uncle Baby explains itself
- Most people listen linearly
- Slowly descending into bedtime
- The intro needs to be different every time so my brain can’t adjust
- An adventure in the worlds of friendship
- Deeply involved in their role-playing game
- Explaining JIWOF
- Antonio is the ultimate adventurer in friendship
- Was that quote from Baldur’s Gate, Antonio?
- “Hollywood Announcer” is more a term of endearment than representative of actual location
- Checking In
- Trying to get into the security room
- Zel does the backstory
- Originally this adventure started in a living room
- Explaining the Baron of the Boil
- Vidul was a son by choice
- Partially cool blooded Lazard / Dragon Person
- Vidul is taking over the park
- Going through the typical stages of adventure
- We had to restore speaker wire for friends
- Then we met Mary Bear Repair
- Vidul is interrupting water flow
- Vidul is trying to excavate a well of power
- What would happen to our real world if Vidul succeeded?
- Vidul is unaware that this land will soon be flooded
- The ride characters have sentience, though they may not literally be alive
- Why is this room locked up so tight?
- What are the stakes for the adventuring party itself?
- All these vines are hanging down
- If we’re flooded here, will we be able to return home? Probably not
- Grenada of Darmak chimes in
- Eleanor inspects the vines
- Grenada sees some small exit holes
- A phalanx of 2 shields could cover us
- Eleanor thinks the vines are harmless
- Holes for the Darty-Poos
- The I’m your Venus plant
- Watta can’t figure out what that magic is
- Oh hey it’s Mary Bear
- A lot is happening
- Remember the ride?
- Oh, the darty-poos are electrified?
- I’m not familiar with the principles of electricity
- Mary Bear allows the dart to hit her
- Oh wow, the door is happening
- That’s a thick door
- A circular room
- Two unactivated security bots
- Other Entrance Doors
- 2 Styles of Doors
- Not sure what you mean by saying it’s clean and modern
- Something is going on in one of those rooms
- One security bot is activated
- A Pleasant Humming Sound
- This bot is malfunctioning
- Principles of Electricity
- One large screen, broken up into smaller screens, where you could see through electronic eyes
- Watta feels a presence and feels magic
- Grenada inspects those “doorknobs”
- Office / Ofus, the lord
- Stor-ahge, the Sorceror
- That looks like a mop from our world!
- That malfunctioning bot’s sound is quite pleasant
- Ah, Ofus must have been a general
- Oh, that’s a cooler of water
- Gathering around the water cooler in a form of prayer
- Deference to Water
- Oh, those are holding rooms!
- Two-Factor Opening
- LVC explains what these rooms must have been used for
- Let’s try these mechanical switches to open these doors
- LVC kicked something and now everything is humming and vibrating
- Watta isn’t sure if place operated on fission or fusion
- Camerahs Activate
- Lol, what if this activated some chimeras?
- Oh, the electronic eyes have activated
- They’re moving like a flipbook
- I found a ton of maps in the other room and a bunch of printed blues
- A highly advanced system to use the bathroom
- LVC discovers what a toilet is
- Oh, it’s like a throne!
- A throne where you can go to the bathroom
- Vidul is on one of the screens
- They can see the barracks and rooms of Vidul’s army
- Is the pumping plant linked to the power in this room?
- Eleanor is trying to get this switch unlocked
- There’s a sleeping rune on this room
- Hit it with your boot!
- Someone is sleeping in here because of the rune
- Is that BB’s son?
- We’ve uncovered all the necessary rooms to resolve our adventure
- Wait, is that our apartment through this one door?
- A portal to our world!
- Concocting a plan
- We’ve got it all figured out
- Uh oh, all the electrical eyes are malfunctioning
- Taking the shape of … Vidul’s face??
- Vidul welcomes them
- They’ve fallen right into Vidul’s trap
- He’s been leading them right where he wanted them to go
- He could use them on his team
- You’ve been misguided by the Baron of the Boil
- I want to offer you a place in this magical world
- Vidul brought our adventuring party into this world
- Real magic, real healing, real adventure
- A world of expanding adventure instead of growing mysteries
- They could bring magic through the portal into their world
- Some Points of Inquiry
- BB’s son wakes up
- They prove that it is, in fact, BB’s son
- Something about this feels unnatural and wrong
- What about the sentient creatures?
- Vidul is just trying to restore the natural order
- Maybe the Baron has not been acting in everyone’s best interests
- BB is trying to prevent the natural order of things
- BB’s son was teamed up with Vidul
- They’re trying to do what’s best for the world
- Mary Bear doesn’t like them because Mary Bear doesn’t like to listen
BB has already been rescued
- They don’t have to flood the park or execute BB’s desires
- BB’s son is teleported out
- Vidul’s ultimatum
- The doors are closed and they’re stuck
- They can go with Vidul or stay and face the security bots
- Vidul casts a spell of sleep so they can sleep on it