Friday, July 27, 2012

Epic Story

So my last post was a little of a dud, mainly because I was really tired at the time and I really didn't want to do anything at the time, so I will make this post nice and epic for you all or at least I will try.

Once upon a time, in a strange and far away land there was a Cyndil. This hermit was used to a quiet life of study when all of a sudden her studies were over and she realized she wanted more adventure in her life. She had a brief sojourn in the happiest place on earth and found it lacking in the joyful part of life that it so promised; So she took upon herself a quest to venture forth to Korealand in hopes to discover the flighty mistress called Adventure.

The Hermit agreed upon a contract with a witch (unaware of the witch's alignment of evil when first contracted) to teach her natural ability of speech. She would teach a language that would allow the speaker to travel anywhere and hold a place of power over others, a most coveted skill in this land. All her students were of a young age but driven, many would be at their studies from eight when the sun rises until ten at the night. Something so foreign to the Hermit, for her own childhood was filled with free time and fleeing to imaginary lands. All the students had promise but the task was daunting and many lost heart and fled the school. The number of the exodus caused the witch to show her true colors and she started to steal the soul of the Hermit by criticizing and placing unmerited  blame on the new arrivals, for there were others she had lured into her crypt. These other were two males, one large the other small, both hailing from the land of Canadia. After,  the first few months of torture from the witch, the Hermit discovered a way to combat the witch's destructive attitude and that was basically ignore half of the things she said. If she harkened to those diseased words the Hermit would lose faith and hope. That time of desperation didn't last long, there was a turn around at the Hagwon (school) and many young scholars with bright eyes and dark hair turned up asking to be taught the magic language. Everyday the students surprise the Hermit and teach her as much as or more than what she teaches them.

The Hermit is only chained to the institution during the weekday, so during the weekends she is out and having as many adventures as she can possible have.  The Korealand is a world of mountains and sea and so far they have called to the Hermit to explore them both. From the mountains she climbed to great heights, seeing as far as the pervading smog of the land would allow her, still a breathtaking sight. While the sea has yielded up its most fishiest of fruit, the strangest dish of all was the live octopus. Many bizarre cuisines are to be had in this land and because of the rare but necessary company of other teachers of magic speech the Hermit hangs out with, there is always ale at the feasts. An odd and opposing thing for the Hermit but it is something to be tolerated because who else is she going to hang out with. Along with the food, the Hermit has adopted the fighting style of locals of the land named Hopkido. Already, the Hermit has achieved the status of blue belt and she finds her favorite trick is throwing her opponents over her head.

In her religious order, the Hermit has been called to help preside over a group of Young Women. They are all very sweet and though there is little that can be communicated from one to the other because of the language barrier, actions speak louder than words and they all have the greatest smiles. While at church the Hermit is still hounded by the marriage discussion despite the change of location except here it is more awkward where most of the conversation is about how the Hermit is a woman and therefore is only good for having children and feeding them.... yeah. There are a few beaus chasing after the Hermit at the moment but none have peaked her interest, more like turned her off courting completely. One male is so juvenile in manner that it surprises the Hermit each time she reminds herself that he is thirty. Now the task is discovering a way to thwart the old yet young pursuer in the most empathetic way. Apologies, but that is all the Hermit will expound in this subject.

The time is now almost half way through the Hermit's contract and much has surpassed here in Korealand. Everyday produces a new task or quest, but life is always that crazy. The Hermit has found a bit of joy and continues to strive to maintain that happiness. And like all good stories there is no end to this tale of adventure, till next week.

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