Does anybody know anyone living in or near Memphis...

...who is nice, can spare some travel time, has a car, and is not an axe murderer / serial rapist?

And if so, might you ask them if they could possibly give me a ride back to California?

Thanks sooooo much. I'd explain some more but I sort of snuck into this library to use the computer and I can't risk staying much longer or they'll probably find me and kick me out. I'm going to try to find a way to look less like a homeless vagrant tomorrow so that I can get back on and actually communicate with people.

Oh, and thanks for the Christmas wishes, folks!




Merry Christmas!

I don't have a tree or decorations or presents or a chimney or stockings or friends or family.
But I do have cookies.
So I'm pretending I'm Santa and eating them.

Sharing with Jenna of course because I'm a good person.

I haven't really slept in the past four days or so, which is how I actually know that it is in fact Christmas today. I wasn't really keeping track of the days before, but lately I have nothing better to do then watch the clocks change.

Anyway I don't really have any updates. There's no sign of Alva. I haven't learned anything new about the Path beyond what you guys have told me. Jenna doesn't understand how Mr Tobias treats me.

I honestly haven't been thinking about him much. Dunno why. I keep forgetting to research Them, too, but I guess they're not particularly relevant as to what I'm looking for now.

I dunno.


Just a lot of weird waking dreams lately I guess. My mind's sort of unfocused on anything else.

But regardless, a happy Christmas or whatever holiday and, soon, happy New Year to you all!




Has anyone else ever been There? In the place Between, where he walks? If so, have you ever sort of had moments afterwards where you think for a second you're There again? Any hallucinations/waking dreams? And beyond that, can you remember what you dream when you're sleeping?

If you could pass these questions along, that would be great.





New Headquarters

We're back in California, by the way. Still haven't heard hide nor tail of Alva, although I can't say I know the best places on the Internet to look for sightings of her. I wish there were an installable app that would tell you whenever someone on a blog had an encounter of a certain type and wrote about it. I bet Mike could design one, but even for him it would probably take a while. And I'm not going to ask any more favors of anyone.

Looks like Dad's held up his end of the deal so far, what with keeping all the folks involved with my mom from reporting me missing. They've been accosting me for the past couple of weeks. Lots of papers, lots of condolences, lots of lawyers. Mom and Lara made a deal a long time ago as to what Lara wanted, so that wasn't much. The twins of course got money for their college fund and some books and things. Dad got some items of sentimental value - I assume they were, anyway, seemed a random collection to me. The shop was divided between the girl who currently does most of the work and me. The money was divided between charity, the twins' college funds, the shop, and me. The apartment has been transferred to my name, given a down payment. I have a choice of whether I want to keep paying for it or not after the lease or whatever expires. I'm on the fence right now about that. There were a bunch of other things but nothing particularly notable beyond that.

Feels kinda weird, to be honest. It's been such a long few weeks... months... how long has it been? I've lost track of time. My computer says it's December. I guess that means it can't have been more than a month. That's so weird to me. It can't be true, can it?

Then again, time gets bent in certain places I've been.

I guess that means Christmas is coming up.

It will be my first Christmas without Alva in ... a long time.

Speaking of Alva! This apartment is officially the HQ of the Alva Makenna Tracking Committee. President: Me. Our first order of business:  track down any potential Alva Makenna sightings.

Alva hates pictures almost as much as I do. Ever since third grade we've always played hooky on Picture Day at school. And at events, she will literally throw whatever she's holding at anyone point a camera at her. She's actually scared off professional photographers before, at age like thirteen or something. The only thing I have of her is sketches that I did myself, and they're gestural charcoal sketches that are tucked away in my desk back in Minnesota. So the best I can do for you guys in the way of an image is a sketch just from the top of my head on Photoshop right now.

I will probably put up more sketches of her from different angles (and better) so that you can get a better picture. Basically she has an elf/pixie/doll face, amazing green eyes, and a giant wild tangled mass of lion hair that goes down to the small of her back. She's pale and her body looks like a delicate doll if a delicate doll were really angry and could kick your ass.

The AMTC has a lot of research and work to do but in the mean time, please keep a look out for her and tell the other blogs to as well. Also anyone who so much lays a finger on her can come personally to me for a highly individualized threat to their life, well being, and all they hold dear. 

Thank you for all of your support, everyone. It has been much appreciated.




Look who's back

Back again
Robin's back
Tell a friend

Okay I'm never gonna do that again.

Um, so, guess I've returned. Looks like you all met Jenna on Alva's blog... Anyway, yeah, I was gone. So, apparently it's only Friday now, happy December, sorry I missed it. I didn't realize it hadn't been so long here.

I was gone for longer than that.
Way longer than that.

But I didn't exceed the 48/72 hour limit getting there, don't worry. If that was even a thing in the first place...? Guess we'll never know. Anyway, it doesn't matter. Alva's not There anymore, and she is no longer with Them.

She's not here or with us, either. But... that's less important.

And I guess you probably won't be seeing her on her blog anymore either, unless she turns out unexpectedly lucid or suddenly gets a hankering for some code. She might show up on other people's, in brief cameos, I don't know. I'll be keeping track.

Anyway I returned to Jenna's hotel room for a shower and to get all my stuff, but after today I'm gonna be back on the streets and mooching free Wi-Fi again. Maybe I should blackmail my dad to get me a personal HotSpot.

As I told Jenna when she asked where I was going, I'll be going the same place I always go - wherever Alva is. How I'm going to manage that is something I'm still working on. Jenna has graciously decided to contribute her own attendance to this journey. She has been taking it upon herself to go through Alva's private things to gather information in my absence.

Nevertheless, I'll try and post soon. I'll need some recommendations of blogs that seem / are confirmed legitimate. And I'll need to spread the word on what Alva looks like in case anyone sees her. I'd love your guys' help with that - but it'll have to wait. Right now I need food. I haven't eaten in...

... a week? Longer? Or maybe it only works the way real time does, in which case one or two days. If I were a tiny little guy that wouldn't be a big deal. Unfortunately I'm tall and a little bit hulking and need lots of calories, so boo. Looks like McDonald's it is for me.

Well, whatever the case, I'm glad to be back in the real world, and thanks to you all for your suggestions and/or help.

Talk to you later.