William Doonan

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The Mummies of Blogspace9: Chapter Eleven

with 2 comments

June 17, 2011

Seville, Spain

Hanson                          http://www.historyismine.blogspace9.ex

OK, guys, now things are starting to get strange.  I’m still here at the archive, but I’m alone, and the reading room doors are locked from the outside.  I tried calling out but there doesn’t seem to be anyone downstairs at the desk either.  OK, now the lights just went out.  This is starting to worry me.  I have about three more hours of daylight.  And apparently there is no electricity – I just checked.  That means I’m on battery power.  I’m going to log off for a bit and see if I can’t make a plan.  If you guys are online, don’t go away.

 

June 17, 2011

Seville, Spain

Hanson (continued)       http://www.historyismine.blogspace9.ex

Me again.  It’s 8:00 at night and I’ve been sitting by myself here for three hours.  The doors and windows are locked.  I thought about trying to light a fire under the fire alarms to summon help.  Well, I did more than think about it.  I tried to light a fire for about an hour but I couldn’t figure out how to do it.  I don’t have two sticks to rub together, and pencils don’t work.  At least I don’t have to worry about freezing to death — summer in southern Spain!  But I do need to learn how to start a fire some day.  Other than that, I’m out of ideas.  I’ve been waving at the window but I’m too far up for anyone to notice, and this is all safety glass, so nobody can hear me either. 

About ten minutes ago a light went on downstairs.  I haven’t heard anything, so it might be an automatic timer thing.  I’m going to go…

 

June 17, 2011

Seville, Spain

*%^&$#(*&    http://www.perdido.blogspace9.ex

 <translation module for Latin not installed>

Caveat daemones.  Abire.  Abire.  Abire.  Cum Sopay fit, semper eum.  Omnes perituri.

 

June 17, 2011

Seville, Spain

Hanson (part 3)   http://www.historyismine.blogspace9.ex

Is that you, Leon?  Can you not be a dick just for once?  I’m having a difficult time here, and I don’t need you fucking around right now.  Since you’re awake and at the computer, could you please call the Archive on the emergency number or the Seville police or something?  I’m getting thirsty.  You can’t have any water in the reading room, and I haven’t had anything to drink in about six hours.  I’d really rather not spend the night here.

I just translated your Latin message, Leon – “be wary of the demons.  go away, go away.  When [Sopay] comes, he comes always.  All will perish.” 

Yeah, that’s a real hoot!  As if things haven’t been freakish enough around here.

I’m going to log off now to save battery power.  Can you make those calls so I can get the hell out of here?

Also, what is a Sopay?

 

June 17, 2011

Seville, Spain

*%^&$#(*&    http://www.perdido.blogspace9.ex

 <translation module for Latin not installed>

Veniet vobis nunc.  Veniet vobis nunc.  Veniet vobis nunc.  Veniet vobis nunc.

Veniet vobis nunc.  Veniet vobis nunc.  Veniet vobis nunc.  Veniet vobis nunc.

Veniet vobis nunc.  Veniet vobis nunc.  Veniet vobis nunc.  Veniet vobis nunc.

Veniet vobis nunc.  Veniet vobis nunc.  Veniet vobis nunc.  Veniet vobis nunc.

 

June 17, 2011

Seville, Spain

Hanson (part 4)   http://www.historyismine.blogspace9.ex

Leon, I’m actually really hoping that this is just you being a dick.  I’ve got to tell you – at this point I’m getting scared.  It’s now 10:00 at night, it’s dark, and even a little cold.  And I haven’t heard anything from anyone, except of course for the second creepy Latin post.  Veniet vobis nunc – ‘He’ll come for you now.’  That’s cute.  That’s really what I need.

Guys, there’s someone in the hall.  I just tried calling out but there’s no answer.  I can see him through the door.  This is really starting to freak me out.  OK, if you’re there, Leon, or whoever might be reading this, can you please call the Seville police and have them get in here?  I tried contacting them by e-mail but I’m getting nothing back, and I don’t have my headphones with me to Skype.  I’m going to walk over to the door.  I’m switching to voice activation mode, and I have the Spanish-to-English translation module on, so here it goes.  I’m heading over to the door.

voice activation mode: enabled

indiv 1:        Who’s there?  Who’s out there, please?  I can see you through the glass.  Can you help me get out of here, please?

<background noise excessive>

indiv 1:        Why are you moving like that?  Laney, guys, if you’re online, there’s someone just outside the door and he is rocking back and forth and gesturing slowly with his hands.  But he’s back in the shadows, so I can’t see what he’s doing. 

indiv 1:        Can you call the guards please?  Can you call the police, sir?  Are you a curator here?

<background noise excessive>

indiv 1:        No, don’t go away.  Where are you going?  Please come back.  Guys, I think a door just opened downstairs.  There’s someone coming.

<background noise excessive>

indiv 1:        < shouting>  In here!  OK, it’s the police.  They’re unlocking the door.

<background noise excessive>

indiv 2:        …lot of much trouble.  Illegal to hide in archives after hours.  Result in revocation of licensing and legal action, punishable…”

<interpretation unclear, please adjust volume setting>  

indiv 1:        …wasn’t hiding.  I was working and then suddenly I looked around and nobody was here.  Then I was talking to that man out in the hall but he left.

indiv 2:        …is no man in the hall.  Archive has been closed for hours.

indiv 1:        There was a man standing outside the door in the shadows. He kept gesturing to me but I couldn’t understand what he was trying to tell me. 

<cell phone ringing>

indiv 2:        He is alone…yes.  Yes.  I will bring him.

indiv 1:        Bring me where?  Look, I just want to go home and drink some water.  What are you doing?  Ow, ow! Handcuffs, are you serious?  Can I see your badge, please?  Wait, are you even real police?  Who are you?  Let me remind you that I am a United States citizen, and I have certain rights under…

<crash>

<background noise excessive>

voice activation mode: disabled

battery low; preparing to hibernate

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Written by williamdoonan

January 8, 2012 at 10:28 pm

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  1. Yeah, what the hell is Sopay?

    William T. Rozell

    January 9, 2012 at 5:59 pm


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