October 5th, 2002

Me 2012

As long as I'm on the subject

Deviations is an irregularly updated D&D strip which, I suspect, has the small following typical of esoteric, irregular strips. Three weeks (and four strips--I told you this was irregular, remember) ago the author inserted a cameo of Cole and Brent from PVP. (Though, I am embarrased to admit, it took me three strips to identify the characters). The latest strip (from Friday, October 4, linked to above), touches, rather amusingly, on the current theme in PVP. For all of you interested, I present the links. :)
Me 2012

A mule named Chris

I just woke from a dream (I've been sick all week, and sleeping a lot more than usual, and at odd times). This dream faded quickly; I can only remember the end. I was on a farm with some other people. We trying to do some kind of blood testing, for medical purposes, I think, on the animals. We talked with the farmer about locating one kind of animal (a cow, maybe?) and the farmer said he'd go find one for us. We then asked a shepherd-sized dog if she knew any mules that might agree to it. The dog said there was Chris, who should be nearby, and she'd go look for him. I remember the dog being on a very long leash, or lead line, maybe, and running off down the road, much faster than we could go, then running back to check on us. At one point, I dropped the leash, afraid she'd get run over by the farmer's jeep. She wasn't in any real danger, but she ran back to me, and I petted her and asked her to be careful. She promised she would be, and ran off down the road again.

A moment later, Chris came out of the trees alongside the road. Chris was one REALLY BIG mule. Earlier we'd been talking to a horse so large my shoulder was about level with his underbelly. Chris was almost as tall; I don't think the top of my head reached the top of his withers. He was quite friendly and agreeable to the test. I was petting his neck and shoulder, and one of the people I was made some off-color joke about me and the mule, to which. I replied, somewhat stiffly and embarrassed, that I was at entirely the wrong end for that. Chris and the others seemed amused. No one was being mean, and I wasn't upset. This is where I woke up.