July 2020



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Jul. 10th, 2020



Every day, for the last two weeks, a young man has been coming into the museum and spending hours in the space section. At first when I asked him if he needed any help, he asked to be left alone. I'm not the most social of creatures, so I was happy to do so. But at some point I think one of my coworkers may have revealed my secret.

No, not that one- just the one that I am incredibly knowledgeable. One doesn't gain as many doctorates as I have without learning the exact hows and whys of the universe beyond the simple love of that vast open void.

So now he keeps coming to me, not with questions but with conversations starters. The sorts of things we don't yet have answers for but are interesting to conjecture. What is it like inside a black hole? Is dark energy a cosmological constant or an error in measurement? If dark galaxies are detected, should they be treated as an intact galaxy or the birth of a galaxy yet to be?

I admit I find it thrilling to be in the company of a mortal with such focused interests. It's in my nature to encourage that, I can't help it. He's started scribbling down more and more notes into a book after we speak, and I hope to find one day that it's become something.

Jul. 9th, 2020



Do you remember that I was suggesting we get out of the city for a while, spend a few weeks at my country house? Well how about we go today? I've cleared a gap in my caseload. Lets spend a month together and get to know one another again. This city is stifling me, I need to see some space and sun.


You better have a fucking good reason for ignoring my calls.

Jul. 8th, 2020


[Will Scarlet]

Did you like your gift?

[Prince John]

I've taken care of the fat friar. He's dead.


Text to Malcolm

Today 12:42 PM
Hey, I haven't heard from you in a few days
You wanna hook up?



Summer in New York City is tremendously hot! It must be all these high rise buildings? All that glass and metal beaming the sun back down into the streets? It isn't anywhere near this warm upstate.

But I mustn't be grumbling. It's much easier for my husband's work if we live here, and he was right to shift us. I do worry about the kids growing up in the city like this, but I'm sure they'll adjust too. We'll all adjust, given enough time. But I miss all the grass and trees and gardens. There's so much cement here and it feels unnatural.

I'd love to find some sort of craft groups or mommy groups to join, but I don't quite know where to start looking somewhere with so many options. The idea is a little overwhelming, but it's nice to have something to occupy some of my hours and to have a break from my little dears. Their grandparents have been telling me I should take more time for myself, and that they're happy to take them on more often. Drinking a glass of wine with other adults while doing watercolors does sound like such a pleasant afternoon.


Better make today your cheat day!



Considering the drastic way things have gone in the last few days, I cannot ignore Robin's plans. I need to do my part.

Don't be an idiot and do anything to get yourself killed.




You coward.

You absolute fucking pultroon.

You think you can take us out one by one? Fine. Fine. But I am next, you shitstain. You stole months of my life and now you’ve taken Tuck’s, so name a time and place, you wanker, this time I'm ready for you.

Come and goddamn get me.


part 15: dearly beloved

[Merry Men and Friends]

So... Friar Tuck is at home, at the Parsonage. There is no nice way to say it. He was murdered tonight.

He was attacked this evening, outside the soup kitchen he volunteers at. St Francis was there in time to see him fall to the Sheriff's blade.

I had the tiniest bit of warning, so I headed over to the Parsonage. Much was there when Francis arrived. It was messy. Tuck fought valiantly to the last. We've cleaned him up, and he's almost as good as new, except... you know.

Francis will be staying at the Parsonage for a while to cover Tuck's church duties.

I can't even begin to describe how I feel right now. I hope that you guys will come soon.

Jul. 7th, 2020


⚱︎ 002 | after this

I think... I think maybe I need some help. Or some advice. I...

Does anybody know anything about soul eaters? That is, as in something that might eat human souls? Or anything about big dog monsters, or maybe wolves, or something that mortals might mistake for a dog?

I'm sorry, I know I'm not making much sense, but it's important, truly. Something happened and I... I think something is attacking mortals in my neighbourhood.



Michael's dead, Andrew. He was murdered.

I- I might have to stay here and help for a few days. But can you come? Please?

EDIT: Also...I have your car. And it'll need a wash...


[Merry Men]

Who saw Tuck last??? I need to know immediately


[Text to Will Scarlet]

Today 9:42 PM
He's here.
I'm sorry.
I love you.


[Merry Men]

!!! Just found out my boss is only Oedipus! The original motherfucker himself! What a guy!

[Edited after a couple of minutes to add]

Cept none of you better say anything bout it or I'm gonna get skinned!



Ares is gone now, and she, she's on a video call to Australia for work. I can hear her voice through her door and she sounds normal, now, but...

Hell, Joan, I hate every single part of this. It doesn't look like she needs hospital attention but she needs something.

I'm going to stay up till she's finished work, see if she wants to talk some more. I just wanted to let you know we're both still breathing.

Jul. 6th, 2020


[Will Scarlet]

Don't think I didn't notice the state of your cupboards.

Jul. 5th, 2020


here I am again

[Filtered to friends]

I have been told I should be wary of who reads my posts, so here goes.

I'm back in the real world again, and it is like stepping through a mirror into a whole new land. Even the light looks different, filtered through high-rises instead of the dappled leaves of my dear forest.

At least I have my new friends to help me. I want to meet absolutely everyone. Marian's home has so much potential to be lovely, I can just see it in my mind's eye when I look about!

I also feel a little like I need to find one or two people of my own. Perhaps someone has seen my sister? She appears young, red hair, has a pet goose?


Part 14: Uh oh

[Merry Men]

The Sheriff is threatening us. He's mad that I got healed so fast.

PLEASE watch yourselves


One day I'll see the corpse flower bloom

I spent almost the whole of yesterday in the Botanical Garden with my phone turned to silent and talking to barely a soul, and it was blissful, especially after how busy last weekend was. I walked enough that my legs ache today, and I spent five chapters of my book just sitting in the conservatory among the flowers, eating a brownie and drinking a frappe. I was the most basic art school goth you've ever seen and it was the best.

I hope all you locals have been to the Botanical Gardens. They're so much better than the rubbish one in LA. That place was always disappointing.

And I bought the cutest bee pin for my battle jacket, because who can pass up a gift shop?

Jul. 4th, 2020


[Will Scarlet]

I don't know HOW you keep- I don't know how you did it. But I do know I'm going to find a way get my point across. And since you repeatedly manage to wriggle out of things, I suppose I'll have to use someone else.

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