Friday 28th October; 14 days before the Skyrim Incident
I think I might have been spending too much time surfing for TES V information on the interwebs; the last few nights I’ve been having rather disturbing dreams. They started off as brief flashes of Skyrim; snow, mountain vistas and the like. But last night the dream was …weird.
As the dream began I was riding through the falling snow across tundra on a somewhat rotund horse, when the sky turned red and a black dragon descended from the sky, blue gouts of flame bursting from it’s nostrils. It landed hard, and I was blasted from my saddle by the shockwave, my portly steed bolting as I hurriedly regained my feet. That’s when I saw the rider.
On the beasts back sat a cloaked and cowled figure, all in black, their features hidden. The great winged lizard suddenly lurched forward, then turned, bringing the rider close to me. He sprang off his mount as he neared, landing only a few feet from where I stood, dropping to a crouch as he hit the floor. He rose, stepped forward, and pulled back his hood in one fluid motion. It was …Todd Howard?! I opened my mouth to ask what he was doing there, but he spoke first.
“Soon, you will be …MINE!” Todd shouted. He then leered at me, quite evilly. I didn’t like it.
I paused, trying to figure out the best way to decline his ‘invitation’ without hurting his feelings, when he suddenly reached into his robes.
“Todd, I… I don’t want-” I began, but froze when he drew forth a small silver disc. It was a dvd.
“Is that Skyrim?” I asked.
He cackled malevolently but said nothing more as the disc erupted into blue flames. I found I couldn’t move, as if time had slowed, as Todd span and threw the flaming circle arcing directly towards my head. I awoke with a start as my vision was filled with an intense blue light, the sound of Todd Howard’s crazed laughter still ringing in my head.
The strange thing about the dream was that when I awoke I was cold, wet, and I could have sworn I saw a snowflake melting for an instant.
…I think I’m going to steer clear of any more Skyrim stuff until the 11th.