Aren't Sundays supposed to be slow?
Don't answer that.
I'm posting instead of Ryan tonight, because he's working overtime so he can have tomorrow off. I have a doctor's appointment scheduled for tomorrow (prenatal care and all that happy stuff), see, and he wants to be there for me...good god, he's such a sweetheart. Working overtime must suck, and doing it for me....wait, let me save the personal rants and gushing for my own blog tomorrow, haha.
First thing's first-- Nate stopped in today to stay for a while. I don't really have much of a comment towards this occurrence, as is well I shouldn't-- Ryan does a damn good job of staying impartial here, so I'm not going to let my previous biases mess with business. He says he's only staying for a few days, anyway, so....that's not nearly enough time to piss off Tori and need chased out of here, right? Right. Either ways, it's been six months since he, Tori and I have all been in the same place, so this is bound to be interesting.
Second thing's second-- Ryan's decided that he needs to carry a weapon or two after all. After a lot of deliberation, he decided that the best thing to buy would be a longbow.
Now this might seem like a dumb or impractical choice, but hear our reasoning out. A rifle was nearly immediately put out of the question due to the fact that owning/procuring a legitimate firearm is a headache and a half to begin with. That aside, he's always shot right-handed, and...well, his trigger finger is less than functional anymore. Upon realizing that, the next thing that came to mind was-- a bow.
Now, he's been shooting longbow since he was seven, and he's been taking down deer that way since he was nine-- which gave him a pretty clear preference for one. Apparently, the functionality of his hand doesn't impede his favorite style of draw, either. It fits with his "watch from afar first, confront directly later" philosophy, too-- and if from afar the person looks like they're going to be a problem, now he can just put an arrow through them. He's also confident in his ability to shoot in a timely fashion-- and I'm assuming that his teleporting mechanics will ensure that to work, what with being able to knock the arrow and draw faster than you can say "boo."
Arrows are also a little easier to clean up than bullets are. You can always rip them out of the person after all is said and done, and there's none of those pesky casings to find, heh.
We went down to damn near every hunting store in Allegheny County this afternoon, actually, trying to track down the right bow for him. Eventually we found a beautiful pro grade one and a set of a dozen arrows that we threw some more of my stash o' money at, plus a buck knife for each of us in the case of a close-range altercation. I feel as though it's all worth it-- so we can feel a little safer, even if the weaponry is a little bit primitive...the ability to kill is the ability to kill.
He almost took a practice shot at Nate, too. Heh. That should keep the man in line.
I think that's just about everything in the world of Antithesis, tonight. Oh, yes-- we're planning to put a few bookcases in the entry room, make a sort of private library for the entertainment of everyone who lives/visits here. If anyone has any suggestions as to books we should find, any must-haves or favorites, do let us know! It'll be a fun project, and reading will be something to do other than playing the Wii nonstop, haha-- which, as you may or may not have noticed, is our family bonding activity, hahaha.
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