Monday, January 30, 2012

Rules and Contacts

So you want to live here for a while? Cool. All you need to do is follow my rules and everything will be okay.

1. Deal with the candlelight. It's not that bad, we still have heat, running water, et cetera.....this is a classy place.

2. This is a classy place. It would be really suspicious if it blew up or burned down or anything. Seriously, you're only shooting yourself in the foot by doing anything stupid.

3. Don't try to kill each other. I don't want to have to clean blood out of the carpets.

4. Weapons are okay to have, but listen to the rule above.

5. Don't hog the Wii.

6. There are two bathrooms, but don't hog those either. Also in request from Tori, don't use all of the hot water in our suite's tanks.

7. If you mess with my pregnant girlfriend or her cat, I will kill you in the most horrific way she can imagine and/or hold you over a blast furnace until you melt from the inside out.

8. Keep the address and the general description of the building relatively secret. We're hiding in plain sight here. I don't need any more trouble than I'm worth.

I'll add and amend these as we go pretty much. So, uh, I think that's it. If you see this and want to stay, contact us at any time. We currently have four vacancies. You can find me at, and Lucia at

Happy trails.

Open House

I'm not good at writing big posts but here we go:

When I first took my job, I had to leave my old home before long. I was taken to a huge apartment and told that it was mine to keep on the condition that after I reached my goal, I used it like my boss wanted me to. I lived here alone for five months. At first I didn't know what to do with such a big space all to myself and in the defeated mood I was in, I hated the bright lights and the warmth. It's a perfect family home and I was alone. So I stopped using the electrical lighting and started lighting the place with candles. It gives it a good atmosphere and made it look less empty. That stuck because even though I'm not alone any more, I still use candles. I can't picture the place now with the lights on.

A few weeks ago, a few friends came to visit. That visit turned into a permanent stay. But the big thing I was missing was the person I cared about most. Everything took a turn for the better when she came to live with me too.

After a week or so of the best days of my life I figured that I'd better do what my boss told me to the day before Lucia and I became a couple. He told me to use my home as an experiment to see what would happen if there was a place like all the runner safehouses, only for people like me.

Coworkers, brothers and sisters, allies, straight up proxies, whatever you call yourselves.

I'm supposed to make a place that's like their hopeless little homes but without the threat of....well, us barging in and blowing everyone's brains out.

I'm starting this blog to let you all know about this place. It's somewhere that you can come to if you need to stay overnight nearby or heal if you're hurt in a fight or even if you only need to crash for a few days in a warm home and eat some real food. My door is open to anyone that needs it to be whether you're the friendliest one of us or the coldest. Just follow the rules that I'll be posting next and you can stay as long as you need. I have room for four to five guests at any given time because we have three to four permanent residents (and a cat, I'm sorry if you're allergic to cats).

Of course every home needs a name. It can't just be "Ryan's house." That's not impressive at all. It was really hard to come up with something that didn't sound stupid, or over dramatic, or pretentious. It took Lucia and I a few days of thinking before we came up with it and therefore the name of this blog.

The name of this house is Antithesis, because it's the opposite of a safehouse....and somehow safer than one. Haha.

I'll manage news, work things, and updates for this here but I'm keeping my own personal blog for my drawings. I've made Lucia an administrator too, just in case I need to leave for a while. She can hold down the house for me.

I'll be posting rules and contact information next. Hold on.

But anyway. Antithesis. You're all welcome here.