Well, hello, Max...Hope your holidays are turning out to be as festive as can (safely) be. Mine? Hmm...rewarding, really. As you can see from the drawing on the left, I've been scavenging through Mary Morgan's journal again (or should I say..still?) Although I've discovered a great number of interesting (and sometimes frightening) entries, few have caught my eye as profoundly as this little mister here: I believe the Sorceress described this [creature] as a watership! Study it and see that despite its overall "fishy" appearance, it nevertheless has windows (!) along its starboard side!
Obviously, I was rather stunned when I first came across this journal entry, but upon closer inspection, I became even more surprised by the particulars of this so-called watership. I began to focus on details such as the legs--with finned feet no less!--protruding from its side, its peculiarly gloved hands, and (how shall I phrase it?) its outright steampunkery! It appears to be a fairly equal mix of living parts appended by mechanics, the likes of which (as far as I know at least) have been so far unseen by mankind!
Upon my initial sighting of this bizarre curiosity, I wondered frightfully, Who in the world could imagine this?! But, the answer, of course, is NO ONE! According to Mary Morgan's testimonials, this creature/contraption was (is?) true-to-the-world REAL!
I know all this sounds ultimately insane, Max, but you must understand that based on all that I have so far learned of the Sorceress Mary Morgan, her accounts of everything that happened to her in her long and honorable fight against Evil do ring true! They are all crammed full of actual documented historical facts. An incredible number of real people (Abe Lincoln, Amelia Earhart, and so on) populate the Sorceress' experiences and I sincerely believe you will find her adventures as incredible and intriguing as I do. And one other thing I'll tell you now that you will inevitably learn first hand soon enough: this is merely the tip of the iceberg!
Along with this watership drawing, I found other entries detailing airships and overland vehicles, not to mention what seems like a never-ending collection of monsters (Demons, according to Mary Morgan) and the like. Her stories about them are truly harrowing adventures and the more I read, the more determined I become to deliver these stories to the world. They are a clear example of an alternate history of which no one--aside from those directly involved, of course--is even aware! As it currently stands, the only obstacle I foresee is this:
Mary Morgan's drawings have a tendency to do this...
And then this!
Ah, well....No worries, Max. It will come back; they always do. Until then, have a safe and happy New Year celebration, and may all your dreams be BIG!
P. S. Chinchilla courtesy of www.turbomilk.com. Very funny! Ha!