UPDATE: Considering how late it’s getting in this time zone, I don’t believe that MCI is releasing Thursday anymore. Instead, I think it’s coming Friday.
UPDATE #2: Samwow5 here! I just wanted to let everyone know that the members-only Raven Swarm item is in the store! Use this to call up a swarm of birds at your will!
Now back to BT’s post!
Once upon a Friday dreary, while you pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious island of wonderous lore, While you nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at your bedroom door.
“‘Tis some visitor,” you muttered, “tapping at my bedroom door-
Only this, and nothing more.”
Ah, distinctly you remember it was two months past December,
And each separate dying minute wrought its tick upon your mind.
Eagerly you wished the evening;- vainly you had sought to dreaming
From your islands surcease of sorrow- sorrow for the lost Monster Carnival –
For the rare and radiant island whom the Creators named Monster Carnival-
Thought nameless here for evermore.
Open here you flung the shutter, when, with many a flirt and flutter,
In there stepped a stately Raven of the circus days of yore;
Not the least obeisance made he; not a minute stopped or stayed he;
But, with mien of lord or lady, perched beside your bedroom door-
Perched upon the desktop just beside your bedroom door-
Perched, and sat, and nothing more.
By the grave and stern decorum of the countenance it wore.
“You remind me,” you said, “of an old Island I dreamt to explore,
Ghastly grim and ancient Raven wandering from the islands’ shore-
Tell me if I should wait for Monster Carnival anymore!”
Quoth the Raven, “Nevermore.”
And the Raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting
On the very desktop just beside your bedroom door;
And his eyes have all the seeming of a ringmaster’s that’s dreaming,
And the spotlight o’er him streaming throws his shadow on the floor;
And the island we have long so waited for
Shall be hidden- nevermore!
Hey guys, BT here. Yeah, I just parodized a few stanzas from Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven”. Hey, the Ringmaster’s based off a raven, so why not? Now before this island comes out, I’d like to say a few words. Who’s excited for this island?!
Well, I’ll take it some of you just said or thought that you are. Now, I’m gonna guide you to the posts and places to check out before the island finally comes out…
To get up to speed on the ins and outs of this long-coming island, check out HPuterpop’s Monster Carnival Files:
Want to know the history behind the island that’s been six years in the making? Check out the PHB’s Mystery of Monster Carnival page!
Well… this is super exciting… and I shall leave you with a song that goes well with this.
BT out, and I’ll see you at the carnival!