I actually had a dream about Stranger last night (He’s a lot taller than I thought). He was standing in one of the bedroom corners (The one where he saw the tractor before) with a very fancy hat. I think it was a top hat but I didn’t quite pay attention to the details (also it was dark). He told me that bread is numbers and if I don’t move the squirrel gets it. The weird thing about this is that I’m unsure in what language he said it. I remember the dream quite clearly, or rather I wrote it down as soon as I woke up, but for some reason I can’t remember if he said it in English or Swedish.
I might need an exorcism.
Also, I couldn’t find a squirrel anywhere so I think he was lying (Or he’s hiding it somewhere).
Creating a character named Stranger has obviously not been the best idea ever given the consequences. But no use turning back now. We’re having so much fun.
Anyway I got an idea today that might stop me from running around during the nights. I will buy a bell of some sort and attach it to my ankle or wrist. Hopefully it wont make any sound as I lay in bed, and wake me up when I stand up to move. The problem is that if I’m too active my wife might get disturbed by it.
Only one way to find out I guess.
Another thing that has happened a lot recently, is that Stranger believes there’s a spider or some sort of insect under the cover. I don’t usually write about this since it would become basically the same text every time. Even if experience it differently every time it happens. I think there was one incident last night or the night before where Stranger threw my cover down on the floor. He saw something on or under it and tried to save us from it. The floor wasn’t very dirty, but not really clean either. So I guess I have to clean it more often.
Rough night. Stranger went up at least five times to drink water for no apparent reason (I doubt he was thirsty every single time). Then at one point he noticed an evil tractor in one of the bedroom corners with its engine on. So to make it turn off he threw my pillow at it, which I then woke up to find was missing a while later (and had to go fetch). Turns out it was the air conditioner unit, and not an evil tractor. Easy mistake to make in the dark I guess.
So to take a break in my writing, I decided to start a new project. It was first supposed to be an Easter project, but it turned out to take a lot more time than I first thought. It’s a game called “Oddtale” where anyone can register with their name and email (no password needed, yet) and write a chapter in the current story. Authors are picked at random from the current pool of registered users, and the one who gets picked can write as little or as much (there are limitations, but they are big enough to write an okay chapter) as they want. Each author, except the first one, gets a hint from the previous chapter, to make things a little easier.
One story has ten chapters, and when the current story finishes, it gets automatically published on the site for everyone to view. A few hours later, the next story starts and people can join and write on that one as well. I’m planning more advanced features like private/public writing groups for people who don’t want to wait to get picked in the main one, as well as more advanced writing tools like a wysiwyg editor with the support for bbcode tags. There are more features planned, but these two are the biggest ones that are currently in the works. I wont publish a new version for a while though as I want to see if the main idea with the site in its current state, can draw any attention. The game is pretty pointless if no one wants to play.
The address for the game is: https://oddtale.net/
Oh, and we also have a mascot (who you will see a lot more of if the game gets an active player base). The mascot was made by Nicole (Bunnico) on Fiverr.