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Shadowy business 7/7/2016 10:00am
So the school nurse says I don't have very good shadow tolerance, and I've got way too many sewed on?? This is very unfortunate, as I can't seem to remove any, and every time I even think about it, they send me horrible headaches. Does anyone have any ideas for getting them off? The only thing I can think of would be just cutting them off, but that seems morally dubious and more likely to damage them than not.
Anyway, I've resorted to drinking massive, probably unhealthy amounts of coffee, and I'm feeling a bit more alert than before.
I'd join the Shadow City Force Five, but honestly, I'm still kind of sleepy, and I'd probably end up sewing the shadows all wrong or leaving needles in them.
Shadowy business 7/6/2016 1:27pm
Sorry I haven't been around much; I got sidetracked with all the things my shadows are showing me. My perception of time has been terrible—yesterday I spent what I thought was only a couple of minutes with my shadows, but it turns out it was hours.
I've been feeling way sleepier than normal, too. I just can't keep my eyes open for longer than a few minutes.
It's all so hazy...
Honestly, everything seems so much less important now. I wish I could just fall asleep and dream of these memories forever.
Maybe I will.
Shadowy business 6/16/2016 4:12pm
I followed your suggestion, and you were right! It feels so much better with a new shadow, like a weight had been lifted off my shoulders.
I'm learning so much from my new shadow, too; it remembers so many things from forgotten days.
Thanks to my shadow, I'm now moderately fluent in several dead languages, and familiar with previously unknown cultures. Perhaps we should consider the possible benefits of shadow-sewing in education?
Shadowy business 6/15/2016 2:58pm
It's good to hear you're making new friends, even if it is with dubiously sentient entities, the nature of which we are not sure!
Unfortunately, I haven't been having as much luck with my shadow. It is now refusing to respond to anything when it knows I'm watching, which is unfortunately always, as it is after all connected directly to my soul. It keeps ignoring everything I do, choosing instead to wait until I fall asleep to explore my room, putting everything in different places and entirely disrupting my organizational system.
I'm not sure what to do now, if indeed I can even do anything! Shadows are very troublesome creatures, it seems.
Shadowy business 6/13/2016 1:41pm
Well, I have some good and bad news.
The bad news is that my shadow has been slowly slipping away from me, and now it's attached by only a few threads.
The good news is I know how to sew, so I stuck it back on, mostly. Unfortunately, I'm not very good at sewing, so now it's upside down. I don't think this is going to be very conducive to my attempts at befriending my shadow.
Shadowy business 6/2/2016 3:31pm
I'm trying to drill some manners into this shadow of mine. I'm not sure how to go about it, though I'm thinking maybe buying it a cravat will help? I've heard only those with very good manners can wear a cravat. At any rate, it can't hurt to try. Its manners have only gotten worse; today I think it might have eaten my AP Spiritual Communications teacher.
I'm sorry to hear about your memory issues. On the bright side, if you do shrink in the future, it will be much easier to win when playing Hide and Seek, though of course that depends on whether you are the hider or seeker, and what psychic powers are allowed.
Shadowy business 6/1/2016 4:02pm
Well, I've spent ten minutes poking at it, and another just staring, but my shadow didn't move. Mostly I only see that happen out of the corner of my eye. It hasn't done much yet, mostly just moving things around and, on one memorable occasion, knocking all my homework off my desk.
Sorry, but I haven't seen any other shadows recently, though if I see yours around, I'll let you know. Maybe you could make some lost shadow flyers?
Shadowy business 5/31/2016 4:06pm
Howdy! So, this is Rubellite. I'm not really sure what to say, since I just got here, but I have to admit, this place is pretty rad.
I don't know how I should feel about how my shadow can apparently perform independent actions now, but maybe that's normal? Are shadows supposed to be solid? Feels weirdly smooth when I touch it, and kind of sticky, for some reason.