Bri Posted October 31, 2003 Share Posted October 31, 2003 Realize that this is still a work in progress as well ;-) Delainy: "Jan, what is with your unwholesome interest with turnips?" Jan: "Eh? My unwholesome interest? Why do I detect that you really meant to say obsession, Delainy, my dear." Delainy: *pauses* "I...that's right, Jan. I'm sorry, I didn't meant to give offense, but I don't think I've seen someone spend so much time and effort for...a vegetable. Just what it is it about turnips that draws your attention so." Jan: "A better question would be why people to see the wonder, the grandeur that is the turnip..." Delainy: "Wonder???" Jan: "Certainly. Why, I will have you know that turnips are magical. Why, they protect one from evil spirits..." Delainy: "Really? They protect you from evil spirits?" Jan: "Certainly. Why, I learned that when I was just a little bouncing bundle of joy on Ma Jensen's knee. Fortunately, with after those falls, I was able to bounce right back..." Delainy: "Jan, the turnip..." Jan: "Oh yes. In fact, I remember that we used to carve out turnips and put burning candles in them to ward off the ghosts that would rise on the Feast of the Moon..." Delainy: "The Feast of the Moon?" Jan: "Oh yes, sometimes called the Day the Dead are Most With Us. Rather inconvenient time when one's ancestors come to haunt you. They don't really speak much, but you know how hard it is to clean off blood written on the walls?" Delainy: "Jan, focus. The turnips..." Jan: "Ah yes, the turnip. I bet you didn't know that it is also a natural aphrodisiac? A turnip a day will keep flaccidness away..." Delainy: *eyes growing wide* "Flaccid...ness?" Jan: "In fact, I have an ointment here if you wish for a more immediate effect. Why, I remember when my second cousin, Olaf, he used to swear by it." Delainy: "Used...to swear by it?" Jan: "Well, he died in a brothel near the waterfront, though the girls were smiling. Someone thoughtfully tossed a blanket over him...let's just say that not all of him was lying flat...reminded me of the circus, right before the griffons got loose..." Link to comment
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