Saturday, November 06, 2010

The Reformation of Wolfshausen

Teil Fünfundneunzig
To hear Actonbell read the final episode, gather up before the angel.






Or, you can read this episode among the Wisteria.


The whole kit and caboodle can be downloaded here.
This episode also concludes Waking Ambrose, with gratitude and appreciation for all of you who have participated and made this site so much fun for such a long time. Thank you all. Be well and be in touch.

TRANSFER, n. The opportunity to board a different wrong train.

96 comments:

Ariel the Thief said...

I loved this episode. It is so easy to screw up the end but you did it wonderfully, and Waking Ambrose should be very proud Actonbell did the final reading! And I had to go back to "Ludmilla?" more times, it was hilarious. Was that TLP?

refrasuc - reformation of the frank skunk

Ariel the Thief said...

Not trying to spoil the mood but I think you all know it when a piece of skin inside your mouth gets released but still attached, and you keep feeling it with your tongue but are not able to get rid of it. Maddening...

chirid - let the children out of the doom

TLP said...

It's been a wonderful trip. The entire blog. You were good to us, and faithful.

Yes, Ariel, I AM the Frau. It was an honor.

Great story Doug.

Nessa said...

Lovely reading Actonbell. You did the ending justice.

It has been fun here, Doug. Thanks for letting us all play.

Don't be a stranger.

Jim said...

All's well that ends well.

Goodly done, Doug! I hope you are writing some more right now.

Come see. I'll come snoop around to see what you're doing. I know you can't just be quiet for long.

Meaning visit my corny blog when you like. If you come to Houston Mrs. Jim and I should be here in person. (Well, she's in London right now visiting with the kids but she will be back soon.)
..
Actonbell is a good reader. Her calling might be books on media?
..

Anonymous said...

Thank You for not
killing off the
respected priest
enjoyed the story
and the read

transfer...
never is it
the wrong train
only more opportunities
for adventure
though direct flights
are fun too
enjoy the ride

may the shadow of PEACE
BLESS your travels...gb

tsduff said...

As the sun is starting upon its rise above the horizon on the last dawning of your blog, the Bear and I have listened to the final chapter of Wolfshausen together. Stellar writing as usual - and a very nice finish by the Pez crew - thank you. I'm not very good on saying goodbye so I just won't. See you soon.

karen a. said...

Speaking of making "this site so much fun," I think Ariel the Thief's word verifiers are deliciously frightful! They remind me of that episode when Tempest Nightingale Le Trope said ...

"'Did you see that man? He looks like his soul fermented and oozed out of his chin. Was he even wearing pants? ' GENIUS! And Aqualung is certainly the perfect individual to portray this sentence."

And then we started wondering if Mathias and Theressa Jakshitz, The Crappy Times Undead of the Month, were Vampires?

Doug said...

Thanks, Ariel. Did you have popcorn?

Thanks, TLP. For the most part we've all been good to each other and it has been grand.

I'm not going anywhere, Nessa, that I know of. Just the blog.

Jim, I agree. She makes it fun. And the only thing I expect to be different in my RSS reader is that "Waking Ambrose" will stop ticking it forward. If I'm in Houston, the Jim Bunch will be on my itinerary. Likewise, I hope, if you come to LA.

Bear, you're welcome. Thanks for adding to it all and I'll see you on the by-ways.

Terry, there's no call for goodbyes.

Karen, I don't remember that but I'm glad you're there to report on the netherworld.

actonbell said...

This has been such fun, and Doug, I hope you are planning on boarding a different train. We'll come along for the trip!

It's not good-bye, then, but onward. Thank you for letting me read a most excellent episode!

karen a. said...

Wow, Actonbell. Not to overuse that word, but--WOW. You're reading is terrific!

I think Cooper should move onward, too. She can break into another chorus of "What Now My Love", the Sonny and Cher (not the Elvis), version. Or maybe we'll all get lucky and she'll deposit another comment about dog poo.

Jamie Dawn said...

This is the end, my friend. Endings are often new beginnings, though, so who knows what's in store in Blogville or other villes. I thoroughly enjoyed this blog, and I'm thankful there was and is such a thing as blogging. What a world it has opened up! You are a masterful wordsmith, and this blog has been a pleasure to read and comment on over the years.
I've gone from being a has-been blogger to now being a lazy Facebooker. These newfangled internet communicating thingies are swell.
Enjoy being free of the blogging task master, and rejoice in your newfound liberty. Selah.

Doug said...

Actonbell, I'll look forward to the next train. Of course, your ticket is in a higher class, but maybe we can meet up in the club car.

Karen, if you like, I plan to keep up with Cooper so I can let you know.

Thanks, Jamie Dawn for being a big part of this blog. Let me know if there's an etiquette for has-been bloggers. Strong bulls of Bashan encircle me. Amen!

cooper said...

Great final installment Doug, you did yourself proud.

Don't forget to email me those train tickets.

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Quack Birder said...

Great story and wonderful reading... Sad that this blog is ending, truly. But of course all blogs -- and everything, for that matter -- runs a course and comes to an end. Congratulations for stopping while it was still a great blog! One of the the best.... And yes, if you start a new train, we want to hop on.

javajazz said...

Dear Douglas...
Thank you very much
for all you have
so generously shared here.
You are a gentle, caring soul,
with a wonderfully witty, bright mind,
and a very kind heart.
Of course you will be missed,
but I will think of you often,
with much fondness and appreciation
for all you do upon this Earth.
Take care, be well and happy,
and remember that
even a wrong train
is always the right one...
xo lisa

Logophile said...

Aaaaaaaaaaaagh!

Ok, trying to breathe deeply and adjust to the slightly new orientation of the world...

Glad to hear you will still be around.

Doug said...

Thanks, Coop. You'll get them.

Thanks, QB. That was the kind of comment that made your mystic masala blog great.

Why thank you, Lisa. I intend to continue keeping an eye on you at least monthly.

Logo, I'll be seeing you around.

quilly said...

On my. I was ill and missed the finale. I guess it only fitting since I wan't here for the birth, either.

Doug said...

It was a pretty subdued event, Quilly. You may not have been here at the very beginning (I was nearly alone here at the very beginning) but you were here so much of the run it may as well be the whole time.

TLP said...

I click here every day. I know it's over, but still I attend.

Sad really.

tsduff said...

So do I.

Jim said...

Me too!
..

karen a. said...

If I'm reading correctly, the Doug Drones On "blog will now be on hiatus until 2011. Thank you to all who have read and/or enjoyed the stories here and best wishes for the holiday season."

I'm glad I met Jim and everyone here at this blog. (well, I met Doug Pascover at a different blog).

I, too, plan to snoop around to see what Jamie, the lazy Facebooker is doing. And maybe some "has-been" bloggers too! I know I can't just be quiet for long.

karen a. said...

I'm also curious to know the editor of Doug Drones On will change format from:

"THE COLLECTION OF SATURDAY STORIES FROM WAKING AMBROSE AND CONTRIBUTIONS FROM FRIENDS. TO POST YOUR OWN STORY HERE, PLEASE EMAIL ME A LINK. NO PROFANITY, PLEASE."

cylexpru: the language spoken by General Arshmol/Ugluk and Goth Maug on Stuffed Animal Planet.

Doug said...

TLP, Terry and Jim, we'll adjust. I'm nostalgic, too, though.

Karen, I'm touched that you have such kind words to say for Jim. You're right, I left the way open for Doug Drones On to continue after the New Year. I'm not sure if I'll do anything with it, but the title might take a new meaning too. I am only certain it will not be a six-day-per week scheduled affair with definitions from The Devil's Dictionary. We'll see.

karen a. said...

Well, Doug, I don't doubt. You did mention (once or twice in my recollection) that the Devil's Dictionary has a limited supply of words to redefine.

pia said...

Selfishly my first thought was "no. Doug. No." My second thought was "I've known him for almost six years. He could have told me."
But my third thought was "go on. I know your address. And I've been wanting a long train ride--sleeper car please."
You are one of the most important people in the blogoshphere to me and can never be replaced.

Ariel the Thief said...

Well, I am not SURE he could be replaced with my mother's lemon cake but I'd give it a try, and you'd better be ready for a surprise.

Mo'a said...

I am in shock...what, what? Am I missing something that Ariel the Thief is privy to?

Doug said...

Correct, Karen

Pia and Mo'a, there were announcements here of what would happen and when, but I understand for the intermittent reader this might come as a surprise. Sorry about that. You both know me well enough by now, I hope, to believe I was just trying not to overdramatize the end. Because most of Bierce's dictionary has been got through, this blog was getting more and more administrative so less fun to write. It's still great fun knowing you all, but I can continue to do that on your blogs and intend to.

Ariel, I'd start there.

Mo'a, I think the surprise Ariel is referring to is probably that it will not be her mother making the lemon cake but her, and so might have whole lemons baked in.

TLP said...

Just checkin' in to be sure you aren't posting behind my back.

tsduff said...

Enjoy your last day of forty-dom.

actonbell said...

That's right, for tomorrow you will be odd. :)

Ariel the Thief said...

Yeah, Doug, and you cannot even hope to remain as pretty as Acton.

knailder - It's just a flesh wound.

karen a. said...

TRANSFER, noun. A transportation ticket no longer purchased through a train conductor who says, "Tickets, please."

Tickets have been available at station stop vending machines for years.

Example: A Metropolitan Transit Authority "MetroCards" are used for:

MTA New York City Subway System

Bus:
-New York City Transit
-Long Island Bus
-MTA Bus Company

Commuter Rail:
-Long Island Rail Road
-Metro-North Railroad
-Staten Island Railway

Ariel the Thief said...

Happy Birthday, Doug! Do ugly people enjoy their birthdays, too?

Patty Lamb said...

We used Mythical Dragon's dripping blood, but for something else.

Nessa said...

Happy Birthday, Doug!

Doug said...

TLP, I wouldn't do that. Whenever and wherever I post, I want you there pointing out the time.

Terry, I don't even remember my last day of forty-dom. Yesterday was my last day of forty-two-dumb. Thank you, though.

I was odd yesterday, Actonbell.

Ariel, that's a contest I gave up before it started. I don't think I've been as young as she is either.

Karen, that seems very accurate.

Not as much, Ariel. Köszönöm.

Patty, I won't ask.

Thanks, Nessa.

Tom & Icy said...

Bye bye Miss American Pie, went to the levy but the levy was dry, those good 'ol boys were drinking whiskey and rye singing this will be the day that I die. (that wasn't me as Lammy)

Doug said...

Tom, I was pretty sure that wasn't you. Thanks for the new earworm. For some diabolical reason I had ELO's Don't Bring Me Down.

TLP said...

You're odd every day. And of course, I mean that in the nicest possible way.

You know we're never going to stop visiting here, right?

Verifier: bugendsp: end the bugging in this space.

(Or maybe gnat's ass. 'memba him?)

tsduff said...

They say it's your birthday!
We're gonna have a good time!
They say it's your birthday!
Happy Birthday to YOU.

Put another candle on your birthday cake you're another year old today!
~Sheriff John

javajazz said...

Happy Birthday Douglas...!
Hope you had a wonderful
day of celebration...
xo Canada

Ariel the Thief said...

I admit it was me who stole the cake. But I left there the candles!

Doug said...

TLP, if you keep coming back, I will.

Terry, Sheriff John Lennon?

Thanks, Lisa.

The candles were delicious, Ariel.

Jim said...

Doug, this is late but I didn't know earlier. Sorry. I hope you enjoyed the day(s) and your cake.

♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
♪♪Happy Birthday Dear Doug,♪♪
♪♪Happy Birthday to you.♪♪

Wow! Big Five-O!!
Now you can join AARP (need an ap? I will recommend you) and stop pulling the grey hairs!
..

TLP said...

Well we have a big five-oh in comments anyway. Years? Not so much.

Jenn said...

THE END???

What the hell...

*sulks*

And something tells me it's your birthday...so happy birthday...I guess (I'm still sulking)

Doug said...

Jim, the big four-three but thanks for the extra credit.

TLP, give me time. I might make it yet.

Thanks, Jenn.

tsduff said...

~crawls by~

Minka said...

just checkin'!

too cool....my verifier is : pothr

Doug said...

Minka and Terry, nice to see your lovely avatars.

TLP said...

Trying to break this habit.

C.J. Duffy said...

End?
Surely not?

Doug said...

TLP, we need a new habit.

C.J., as Lovecraft has it, That is not dead which can eternal lie, and with strange aeons even death may die." Until then, yup.

Faycin A Croud said...

I'm sorry it's come to an end. Let us know if you begin any new projects!

javajazz said...

Happy Thanksgiving Doug...!
hope you are having
a wonderful family gathering...
xo lisa

karma said...

Hey where are you Douglas?

stscraf: you sneaky crafty!

Omnipotent Poobah said...

Idon't stop by for a bit and look what happens! It wasn't something I said was it?

Good luck wherever you travel my friend. As always, it's been a pleasure.

Doug said...

Thanks, Faycin. Check back in the new year.

Thank you, Lisa. I hope all is well with you and yours.

Oh, I'm slippery, Karma.

Yep, without Poobah Power, there was no force to keep this thing moving along. Thanks, it has been a pleasure and I'll keep in touch.

tsduff said...

November is coming to an end too, but I know it isn't really the real end. Just like the essence of Doug.

Doug said...

Happy birthday, Crow. By the way, I remembered before all the reminders.

sauerkraut said...

Well, shi...

Tried to put an end to my blog a year ago but something got my goat and suddenly I started blogging more than ever. More visitors (over 400k) in the most recent 10 months than in the combined 3 years prior to that.

Addictive crap, these blogs. Best of luck in walking away from it.

Merry xmas, happy new years and all that.

Oh, and since it is the 1st of the month, RABBIT RABBIT!

tsduff said...

Rabbit Rabbit Doug. I know you remember most important dates :)

actonbell said...

Rabbit, rabbit! Good luck in December!

Jim said...

Rabbit, rabbit!
Doug, I'm sorry I missed the number. I could have sworn one of your buddies had said fifty earlier. Sorry.
I might could sneak you into AARP now anyway.
..
You might want to make a call for ideas on your new blog.
..

Doug said...

Thanks, Sauerkraut. I think I can put this one to sleep. Besides, I'd probably have to keep going another 15 years to get to 400,000 visitors.

Yeah, Terry. Your birthday is November 30, and Christmas is the 25th this year.

Same to you, Actonbell.

Yeah, Jim, that was Terry. She also remembers all the important dates, but unimportant numbers are beneath a crow. (Also, I think she thought I was turning 41.) Maybe I can get in to AARP meetings by hiding in your beard?

tsduff said...

okay, so I forgot to write "42 and under"....

Jim, beagles do howl a lot.

Willie isn't the only beagle character around that homestead ...

PS: AARP meetings... never been to one.

Karen said...

C'mon Terry, Jim's just a little cantankerous. I don't think he's been playing enough golf lately.

Doug said...

Terry, it'll be years before they let you in.

Karen, we all could relax a little bit more.

tsduff said...

Doug, you always have the nicest things to say.

weirsdo said...

Hey Doug. I am here at the Grandparents Weirsdo with access to a computer but no e-mail address or memory of your last update regarding where you are on the Web (if anywhere) these days.
May I wish you Happy Holidays, call your attention to Dr. Minnie's latest post, and look forward to catching up on "Waking Ambrose's" last days (sniff).

Karen said...

Hello Mrs. Weirsdo,

We are bumping into each other quite a bit lately, which does seems odd because the Grandparents Weirsdo live in Kansas.

Let me help you catch up. Little leviathan seemed like it might be the beginning of the end of days.

Then Fable established a definitive completion date of Nov. 6, 2010.

So there you have it and here we are today. Happy Boxing Day to all!

Doug said...

Terry, I like to think that my tongue and heart make sweet & sour in my month.

Weirsdo, I'm mainly a commenter on other people's blogs these days. I'll of course let you know if that changes.

Thank you, Karen. I hope you're having a good holiday.

tsduff said...

Happy happy New Year Doug - sweet and sour... mmmm sounds like Frank Fats.

javajazz said...

happy double tibbar new year, Doug...
hope all is well in your world.
xo lisa

Jim said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR DOUG !!! :)

I'm on double duty here. After the wish I'm going to snoop around for a 'new beginning' from you.
Bye,
..
Can I say Rabbit, rabbit, on the 3rd of the month? Oops, guess I just did. XD..

Doug said...

Capitol idea, Terry!

Thanks, JJ. Likewise.

Jim, glad you found it.

snuppy said...

Waking Abrose has been put to sleep????? aieeeeeeee! surely there's been some mistake, Shirley.

Happy New Year My (oldish and/or rarely visited-but-missed-nonetheless) Friend. May 2011 bring you an abundance of peace, light, love, and belly-laughs. ♥

Transfer, v. Making like a tree in order to leaf?

Mother Theresa said...

Oh dear, I have been gone for a long time. Just when I came looking for some fun I find you've gone! Sorry to see you go, but I hope you've boarded the right train...or at least one that takes you to an interesting place, even if it wasn't where you'd planned on going to.

javajazz said...

Rabbit Bunny Rabbi Tibbar...!
and happy almost Spring
from the (not so) Great
Frozen North...!
sure do miss you
and think of you often...!
xo java north

actonbell said...

Happy spring!

Jim said...

I just noticed that this isn't the blog I thought it was. Everytime and on all my links, etc, I have been calling it "WALKING Amrose." I looked up today and saw that it is "WAKING Ambrose."

I am totally in the blind as to why you would do the waking.
..

tsduff said...

Rabbit Rabbit Doug - Happy April Fools Day too~!

actonbell said...

Rabbit, rabbit, May Day!

UK said...

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TLP said...

Just stoppin' by to make sure you're not posting behind my back. Or in front of it. Never can tell which way I might be turning at any given time.

Karen said...

Yeah TLP, you can start posting on JIM'S LITTLE BLOG any time now. I'm in the fight of my life with his Blogger's comment editing skills and I could use your help!!!

The Old Mule said...

Alright, I am almost a year late for all the goodbyes. That is, the not-goodbyes...typical of me. This has been a most special place, and I am so happy to have had the pleasure to come by and dip a toe in.

Anonymous said...

so my lack of computer skills have landed me here-Greetings Doug--
Peace gb

attn
kickstarticeland.blogger.com

TLP said...

It's 2013 and you still aren't up to 100 comments on this last post.

#thatsjstsad

Karen said...

95! The number of episodes that need to be relinked to the PDF format...

#NotHardToFigureOut

Karen said...

TLP, I wouldn't do that. Whenever and wherever I post, I want you there pointing out the time.

Happy 2014. Is Nathalie Hoke (TLP) still pointing out the time?