Wednesday, December 29, 2010

His Body

They found Brian's body today, it was staked a the forest. Blood everywhere, the papers say that his organs were cut out of his stomach. It was staked high up in a tree...higher than a human could climb, but..the cuts..they say that it couldn't have been done by an animal.
I've been talking to Robbie over it, in order to try to calm myself down. Brian's family is probably doing worse than I am..I wonder if I'll be able to attend the funeral....I just..
I can't...why would anyone do this?
Why the week after Christmas? Why...

Sunday, December 26, 2010


...I checked the newspaper today. There was an article about Brian in it, he's been kidnapped. His house was ransacked, papers, books, and other things were thrown everywhere but only Brian is missing. No doors were unlocked and no windows were broken, and his family say they didn't hear anything. He was making so much progress..and now he's gone. Just..just gone.

The police found only two odd things at the crime scene. Things that were added amongst the books and papers. One was a pair of twelve inch..tailor scissors, the blades doused in blood. Then..then there was this picture that was posted in the paper. I can't..say anything about it.
I don't understand..

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

Well, I ended up spending most of the day with Robbie. He made a small meal for the both of us, which was pretty good. I felt bad not having much to give him, as I could tell just by walking into his house that he had more puppets than he had room for. I decided to get him something simple, a box of chocolates. He loved them, and we ended up spending the day just talking about what we do. His house was filled with the different puppets he had, each of them lining shelves on the walls. He apparently got into the hobby of being a puppeteer from his father, and has kept all of the puppets his father had. I talked to him about my bird watching, and he seemed eager to go watching with me. I didn't want to tell him too much about the police and everything, so I simply told him to wait until it got warmer. He seemed to believe me, but looked a bit down after I told him this. I plan on visiting him more when I have the time.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas Plans

I've been rather bored and lonely recently. I don't want to waste money flying back home to family; and since I have been avoiding the forest, it's leaving me very little to do except visit the day care. I decided, since he doesn't have much to do this Christmas either, to ask Robbie if it would be alright for me to spend Christmas with him. I hope he will say it is alright, if he doesn't I'll just be spending the holiday with Roc. Although there's nothing wrong with that.

Brian noticed how sad I was, probably better than I realized myself. He told me he was going to draw something for me, but he wouldn't tell me or let me see whatever he was working on. I bet it's going to be a card, and I can't wait to see what he thinks up.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Roc and Raven

Since I'm now on Winter Break, I decided to take some pictures of Roc and the Raven puppet. The first picture I had to tone down a little because I have a lot of distracting decorations in the background, hence the sloppy editing. Roc wasn't really afraid of the puppet, or at least she didn't hiss at it.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

After The Show

As a continuation of yesterday. I spoke to Robbie after the show to ask about his career in being a puppeteer and such. He didn't have a website, mainly because he is a local around this town and doesn't need a website. He's been doing these shows for a few years professionally now, but he told me he's always made puppets ever since he was little. I asked him about the kinds he had, and among the ones he eagerly showed me was a raven puppet. He said he didn't make it, as sometimes it was harder to make some puppets rather than find them. Amazingly, he also found it fitting to give me the puppet. (Although I think he did so out of desperation, the day care didn't talk to him at all after the show. He seems lonely). It's rather cute, I think I'll dress it up a little for the holidays, like giving him a Santa hat or Antlers. As a final note, even though he didn't have a website he does have an e-mail. I'll be keeping in contact with him, mainly because it seems like he doesn't have anyone else to talk to.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Robbie's Random Shenanigans

I finally was able to get home, and I'm very tired. I'll explain more tomorrow, but the puppeteer's show was called 'Robbie's Random Shenanigans'. His name was of course, Robbie. It was very unique, as he used more than one or two kinds of puppets, and as far as I could tell, only a few of them weren't home made. He was very entertaining, and it was easy to see how much he loved doing his job. The children all loved the show, Brian especially. It was worth staying at the day care late, even though I'm so tired now. I'll tell more about the show itself and Robbie tomorrow.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Something Exciting

When I went to leave for home from the day care today, one of the older employees stopped me and told me that for the Christmas holiday, they're having a professional puppeteer come in to do a show for everyone this Friday. Obviously because of all the preparations they have to make, I was asked if I could stay late on Thursday and Friday. Seeing as I don't have anything to do besides take care of Roc and decorate for Christmas, I accepted. I'll have to get more information on him tomorrow, but as of now I'm very excited to see this show. It's not often one sees a puppeteer much anymore.