19 November 2001 @ 01:18 am
Crappy End To A Great Day  
Well, had the photoshoot that I was Shemping for today, in the old Georgetown Power Plant. What a blast. This is an old steam power plant, not connected to the grid any longer, but still runs, kept in tip top shape by a tiny little woman named Lily, who is one of the top 5 steam engineers in the world. I got along with her famously, maybe because I was fascinated by the place.

This place was amazing. I'd kill to have a day and 6 people to run around in there with Laser Tag equipment. I'm going to get rayce to let me have some of the locations shots to post here. Also met hypnox (Doug from Friday night), and vesparider, who was in control and responsible for the shoot (Douglas from Friday night). Bro', you EVER need slave labor again, I'm your man! Even got Rayce to get one shot of me, next to a transformer which was proudly marked 'P666'...

Some of the models I knew already: 01flux, teknoerotoskizm, i_feel_sick, josienutter, leenerella, some of the rest I recognized or met for the first time, including gothfox, syren666, sayaka, Sarah Jane, Wendy, Martha, Martin, Mars, and others whose names I may or may not have ever gotten. All in all, a fun day, if a long one (Rayce picked me up at 2:00, we got back here at midnight). Went out for a drink and a bite to eat after the shoot, just me, Steph, Rayce, Jayne, and Jason. Mmmm, I hadn't had fried calamari in a long time.

So anyway, home I come, in high spirits, enjoying the idea of getting to bed, Rayce staying over here because she's not feeling hot. head back to my room to get everything out of my pockets, flip on the light, and lean down to say hello to the rats.

Ben is dead. So are two of the babies.

No apparent cause, she was just laying there, with all the little ones piled on her like usual, but when I was noticed and they all came to attention, she didn't move.

I buried them out in the courtyard. Fuck, and this day was so much fun. Not the way I wanted to end it.
Current Mood: crushedcrushed
Current Music: Live - Lightning Crashes
Wolfye: nefertinawolfye on November 19th, 2001 02:06 am (UTC)

That's really sad dude. I'm feeling for you :(
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Rollarchmage on November 19th, 2001 10:01 am (UTC)
Thanks, bro'.
*Cyn*cenobitten on November 19th, 2001 06:48 am (UTC)
Oh hon...I am so sorry. I feel for you as well.

*big hugs*
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Rollarchmage on November 19th, 2001 10:03 am (UTC)
Thank you, darlin'.
The Cynic: Dante E&I 2discordian on November 19th, 2001 07:06 am (UTC)

*bows head* There's a peace in death, which they could never have in life. RIP, Ben.
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Rollarchmage on November 19th, 2001 10:04 am (UTC)
She will be missed. She was the crazy one, the adventurous one, the one that would follow me around the room. She was a loon.
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God of Thunder and Rock'n'Rollarchmage on November 19th, 2001 10:05 am (UTC)
Thanks, darlin'...at least the rest of the day was a blast. I'm just trying to hold on to that. Was good to see you again, BTW.
violetvixen on November 19th, 2001 02:33 pm (UTC)
that really sucks, I'm sorry hon
Josie Nutterjosienutter on November 20th, 2001 08:43 am (UTC)
How did that happen?? Ben was so feisty the other day! :( *hug*
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Rollarchmage on November 20th, 2001 10:05 am (UTC)
Thanks. I know...I have no idea what happened. They were just there, not moving. Nothing looked wrong or out of place, they had plenty of food and water, and the rest of them are fine...

Needless to say, I spent the next couple hours locked in my room, didn't wanna talk to anyone. I felt a little bad about it, because Rayce had come over, was crashing at our place, but I just wasn't in the mood.

But I'm much better now, and the rest of the 'family' is doing great. I'll tell them you said hey! *G*
Josie Nutterjosienutter on November 20th, 2001 10:08 am (UTC)
Are the rest of the babies going to be okay, without their mother?

I broached the subject of adoption to my hubby and he .. well, he said no. I believe it was more to the effect of "I will never have rodents in my house". Kind of bigoted if you ask me. :p

He said no to the ferret and flying squirrel, too.
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Rollarchmage on November 20th, 2001 10:13 am (UTC)
They seem to be fine, they are drinking from the water bottle and eating sloid food, so I think they'll survive. Poor Eightball doesn't know what to do with himself, dealing with nine littl'uns...but they are adjusting well.

No rodents? Well, damn. Too bad, ferrets are a blast to have around. I will get a new one some day. You'll just have to come over more often to play with the babies...everyone turns into a mushy loon around them. You shoulda seen Eric and I last night, cooing over them, sounding like idiots...LOL