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

Monday, January 12, 2009

Missive #399!

Well, that was certainly fast! One more missive left, folks! And then, Missive #400 in this, Blackwolf the Dragonmaster's Diary of Magecraft!

And since it's going to be all-Barack, all-the-time around here from here on in, here are the guest stars that will be lined up for the big, long morning:

Ya got the U.S. Marine Corps Marching Band, along with the San Francisco Boys & Girls Chorus. Ya got Aretha Franklin, singing a new, specially composed theme song. Ya got John Williams, conducting a new orchestral suite, featuring these top soloists: Itzhak Perlman, violin; Yo-Yo Ma, cello; plus pianist Gabriela Montero and clarinetist Tony McGill. Elizabeth Alexander recites a specially written poem for the festivities; and the U. S. Navy Band plays our National Anthem.

And we'll just stop right there, as we will expect some very major surprises.

And if you think that's something, look who's doing the Inaugural Parade: The Bonnie Brae Knights Drum Corps; the Cleveland Firefighters' Memorial Pipes & Drums; the Brattleboro Union High School Marching Band; El Mariachi del Sol de Espanola Valley High School; a marching band called Get a Life!; the Mobile Azalea Trail Maids; survivors of the Tuskeegee Airmen; kids and friends form the Special Olympics --- and much, much more!

The whole nine yards of this is devoted to the theme Renewing America's Promise, though I'm not entirely sure about how they're going to go about doing that. As I said, I intend to wait it out for the next 100 days or so until I'm properly convinced about what the guy's plans are. As ever, I can only say --- pray, stay ye tun'd!

Master Blackwolf

Nearly there, now: Diary of Magecraft, Missive #400!

Well, goodly gentles, in spite of a few sleepless nights, and the fact that I must now put up with more than a few very pissed off football fans in mine adopted metropolis, your humble Dragonmaster is three posts away from his 400th Missive in this, my Diary of Magecraft!

When, on August 26th, 2004, I made the decision to join the world community of bloggers, I did so not knowing what in Merlin's name I was getting myself into. Now, after six years of phenomenal, slightly twisted, but always insightful --- and of course, somewhat semi-rude, but enough to be rated TV-14 --- commentary, the ol' Diary persists posthaste, and is, in fact, ready to blog at ye goodly gentles some more! Ha ha!

Indeed, I join the rest of the Planet in watching a little history in ye makyng! Little, say you? Doubtless ye be of the notion that the Presidential Inauguration is a VERY big deal. Aye, I would say so, but I intend to wait for 100 days, until I can assess what Milord Sir Barack will and won't do. You already know why I turn to Mark Levin for guidance, understanding, and especially the truth; a Wizard's first and most important obligation is to tell the truth.

For now, however, even reaching the 400-missive milestone might be a chore; temperatures are expected to be in the teens on Wednesday; meaning that King Boreas may yet have his icy way with Manhattan. If there be one thing your Dragonmaster cannot tolerate, it's freezing me Wizardly butt off, to say nothing of sneezing! I'm not the kind of Mage who would willingly blow me nose in public! For a pizza, maybe; but not always a pastrami sandwich! Aye, 'tis comfort grub I often seek, as many Mages call such things --- but there you go. Aargh!

Now, if you'll kindly excuse me, I have to go see what's on YouTube. Be well, and stay ye tun'd!

Master Blackwolf