Folly's Pages

Folly is a character in House of Cards, an Amber PBeM.

Bjork is Folly

Love's the boy stood on the burning deck
trying to recite "The boy stood on
the burning deck." Love's the son

stood stammering elocution
while the poor ship in flames went down.

Love's the obstinate boy, the ship,
even the swimming sailors, who
would like a schoolroom platform, too

or an excuse to stay
on deck. And love's the burning boy.

-Casabianca, Elizabeth Bishop

Where I come from, it's practically an axiom: Never Date Drummers.

They're wild, so the conventional wisdom goes, and reckless, always looking for trouble or a good time - usually both. What do you expect from someone whose instrument of choice is all violence and racket? So, sure, you'll have the time of your life for a while - but sure as puke at a freshman kegger, one day you'll wake up alone.

Well, now I can tell you from experience that it's all true. Syd, at least, had a really good excuse: he had to go save the universe.

That's the good news. The bad news is, it didn't quite work. So now the fabric of the universe seems to be rearranging itself, and it's up to me and my cousins - did I mention Syd is actually my uncle? Yeah, shocked the hell out of me, too - to figure out how to fix it. Not to worry, though - among us, we've got all sorts of skills. I, for one, used to front a rock band.

In other words: we are so screwed.

Check out...

...Folly's vision cards and Q&A for the character creation process

...Friends and family in Folly's home Shadow of Texorami

...what Folly's band has been doing

...the ever-growing pile of stories and game logs

...the grab bag of assorted goodies

...Folly's Trumps

...Folly's unofficial soundtrack

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Last modified: 29 September 2004