Blackwolf the Dragonmaster's Diary of Magecraft

Being a Chronicle of the Inner Secrets of, and Spells of Magick as Wielded by, the Philosopher of the Internet and Unofficial Sorcerer-in-Residence of the City of New York

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Location: New York, New York, United States

As New York's Unofficial Wizard, my mission is to encourage the Mortals of Manhattan to imagine responsibly!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Post-Mermaid Parade Thoughts from a Very Exhausted Dragonmaster

Y'know, Mortals, the challenge that often goes with being New York City's Unofficial Wizard can sometimes drain you far beyond your limits. Doubtless yesterday's 26th Annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade has drained your humble Dragonmaster in that way. Still, the great question still facing the citizenry of Coney is: can the Island survive, even beyond 2009? This is what they want to determine at the upcoming meeting on Tuesday, at Lincoln High School Auditorium, beginning at 6 p.m.

All around me, I've been getting opinions from others saying that Dick Zigun brought all this unwanted controversy upon himself, simply by living at his place of business. For more than a decade the "permanently unelected Mayor of Coney Island" kept living quarters at 1208 Surf Avenue --- until, most recently, somebody raised a big stink about it all. Now, here we all are, fighting to stop all these condos, all these residential buildings and whatnot --- I must tell you, friends, these are situations that have frankly made things too, too much for even a Dragonmaster to tackle!

I remember well when the High Istari, my seven Wizardly superiors, first dispatched me into this current dimension, asking me to be, as was once the case in days of old, the proverbial voice crying out in the wilderness of these challenging days. Well, as you know by now, it's not just me. Master Thoth, Thor the Barbarian, my fellow Mages Ryleh the Wanderer and Merdwin the Mediocre --- their voices, too, howl out to challenge others to stake their claim and fight to preserve their dreams. As always, I invite you all to support us in our efforts.

Master Blackwolf