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Nathan Hill 1/23/2021 11:42pm

I couldn't see how to make it work.

"I just can't see how to make it work," I said.

Quiller gives me that look like she can't believe what she's hearing. She's been giving me it a lot.

"You were only locked up for TWO years. Things haven't changed THAT much."

"I've just never been comfortable with new technology."

"But this OLD technology. WITCH technology! It's as old as... witches!"

"Ok, ok, can you just show me how it works?"

Quiller takes the crystal out of my hand. It's on a rope, like a necklace. I'd been trying to wear it.

"You spread your fingers out, and let the crystal hang down, like it's in a swing, see?"

I saw.

"Then, you chant your user ID, kind of in the back of your throat. Subvocalize it."

"Uh huh. Subvocalize."

"So, what's the user ID?"

User ID... I remember I had to make it up when we unboxed the crystal. What was it...?

"Invictus 123"

"Ok, now watch."

Quiller subvocalized, Nothing happened.

She tried again.

"You're SURE that's the user ID?"

"Well... I didn't write it down. They said not to write it down."

Quiller stared at me with that look again.

"Ok Try NathanHill 18"


"Natty 99?"


"HillyBeanBaby 47?"


"Ok looks like we need to reset your user ID. Where are those instructions that came with it?"

"... instructions?"

And again, there she is with the look.

Nathan Hill 12/10/2020 10:35pm

After being held captive in the Squirrel Kingdom for over two years, it's great to be free again.

After invoking our Right of Control of Social Contract (fought by our lawyer proxies armed with heavy sticks, on a rotating plate with spikes like Flash Gordon) I gained legal control and captainship of the Invictus.

The goal was to complete the pickup and delivery of the Labour of the Squirrels, from the Squirrel Kingdom to the Animal Arts & Crafts Faire in Wilderbrook.

Admittedly, my captain skills were rather fresh at the time, and we ended up being arrested and thrown in irons by the Emperor of Squirrels himself! They had begun to worship the Labour of the Squirrels as a world heritage site, and when we started to box them up, they got quite testy.

In the last two years, of course, the Labour of the Squirrels itself has lost its market value, and is now just a priceless and culturally important copse of rotting snags, southwest of the Seat of the Squirrels.

I will not go into the story of our capture and subsequent escape at this time, but very much look forward to our new engagement with Witch Delivery™.

Wolf 10/22/2020 8:27am

Just joined invictus, hope so see my crewmates soon.

Kreme Musteen - 10/21/2020 8:58pm

Job claimed by Wolf 2020-10-22 08:27:37

Witch Delivery™

Silly me I set up a witches' outsourcing website (for the gig spell economy) but turns out I need to provide transport too? I guess they're not all familiar with flying a broom.

So, arrange for regular pickup at any of our convenient locations throughout the Tri-City area and get these witches where they need to be!

Regular rates apply. References available upon request.

Kreme Musteen
Witch Delivery

Which delivery? WITCH DELIVERY! ™

Nathan Hill 2/2/2018 11:08pm

To the Crew of the Invictus: the Labour of the Squirrels remains in the clearing southwest of the Seat of the Squirrels, capitol of the Squirrel Kingdom. We were under the impression that you were removing them from the clearing and transporting them to the Animal Arts & Crafts Faire in Wilderbrook. Did we misunderstand? Should we engage the services of a different owner-operated franchisee member of Zephyr Air Transport to contract this work to?

A side benefit, however, to this delay in the pickup, is that the Labour of the Squirrels (which is now the name they've given to the installation of sculptures in the clearing) has increased in value tremendously, due to the natural weathering the pieces have endured form being outside and unprotected for such a long period of time. Wind has cracked branches, rain has smudged delicate paintwork (originally done in berries and root beer), and birds have taken to nesting in some of the more ornate pieces. As this natural tendency towards decay and rebirth is seen by the squirrels as part of the dynamic they seek to create, they are pleased with this unforeseen outcome, and if it pleases the squirrels, then it pleases the art community, and as a result we've seen opening bids for the auction raise over 10x.

However, such rise in price is not sustainable, especially as at some point the squirrel's work will decompose entirely and soak into the ground. So please, we ask that you pick up these works as soon as possible, or let us know if we should seek to engage a different delivery service.

frockin dude 1/24/2018 1:59am

I am here. Ready to do the work of the gods and deliver all that is to be delivered upon Invictus. God Speed.

Nathan Hill - 1/23/2018 9:25pm

Job claimed by frockin dude 2018-01-24 01:59:10

The squirrels are ready for another pickup. They've been filling up the clearing with more of their sculptures, and they're about full up. Ready for another trip to the Animal Arts & Crafts Faire in Wilderbrook.

The sculptures are delicate and will need to be stowed with great care. I tried to talk them into getting their pieces properly crated, but you know those squirrels! To them it's all about the act of creation, and they don't care what happens to them after that. They believe that wear and tear is natural, and inevitable, and that life is a slow-motion explosion of change and that we should embrace it.

So please come and embrace these squirrel sculptures, located in the clearing southwest of the Seat of the Squirrels, capitol of the Squirrel Kingdom, take them to the Animal Arts & Crafts Faire in Wilderbrook, and you will be paid handsomely in nuts.

Wingless Bird 1/21/2018 7:06am

My first and possibly last job!
With my lack of common sense and navigational skills, I shall achieved greatness when this job reaches completion!

Xombie Request - 1/20/2018 2:24pm

Job claimed by Wingless Bird 2018-01-21 07:06:36

We are stuck in our towns sky harbor and my 1st mate forgot to refuel our dirigible, we will pay a hefty sum for quick delivery from Highhollow refueling station to Barrowpond Sky Harbor, my 1st mate will wave you down, just look for the deformed garbage boy duct taped to the bow of the ship.

Greg Heffley 1/20/2018 7:05am

First Job. Befire I can do it, I need to know the drop off location. Boston I assume

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