Friday, December 21, 2012

Case Study No. 0705: Maureen Davenport

Lakeshore Christmas (Unabridged) Audio Book
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The prim librarian is finally getting her chance to direct Avalons annual holiday pageant, and shes determined to make it truly spectacular....
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"Lakeshore Christmas"
Author: Susan Wiggs
Publication Date: September 28, 2010
Series: The Lakeshore Chronicles Series (Book 6)

Maureen Davenport finally gets to direct Avalon's annual holiday pageant, and she's determined to make it truly spectacular. But former child star Eddie Haven is turning out to be a tattooed lump of coal in her stocking. Eddie can't stand Christmas, but a judge's court order has landed him right in the middle of the merrymaking. He and Maureen spar over every detail of the pagaeant, from casting troubled kids to Eddie's original--and distinctly untraditional--music.

Is he sabotaging the performance to spite her, or is she forcing the show into her storybook-perfect notion of Christmas? And is it possible that they're falling in love?



Wiggs, Susan.
Lakeshore Christmas.
Mira: Harlequin. Oct. 2009.
ISBN 978-0-7783-2689-2.

As she's both thrilled and terrified to be leading the annual town Christmas pageant, the last thing proper, by-the-book librarian Maureen Davenport needs is former child star/recovering alcoholic Eddie Haven appointed by the court as her codirector. But as the pageant comes together (with a little angelic help), so do other, more difficult aspects of their lives—in a most romantic way. The threat to close the library adds purpose to the plot, but it's the characters and their interactions that make this story sing. VERDICT Wiggs hits all the right notes in this delightful, sometimes funny, sometimes poignant Christmas treat, which will please "Lakeshore Chronicles" fans as well as garner new ones.

Wiggs (Just Breathe) lives in the Seattle area.



Snow, hot chocolate and a roaring fire is what I had when I sat down to read this book, and boy did it work. Not only did I have my happy ever after feeling, but I had a few tears, Goosebumps and laughs. Not to mention it put me smack dab in the Christmas mood.

The story surrounded a small town in Upstate New York just weeks before the Christmas Pageant. The Pageant Director is Maureen the librarian while her co director is Eddie Haven a recovering Child Star. Together they struggle to find a way to work out the kinks in the Pageant and the chemistry between themselves.

You'll find ourselves enjoying the little moments between the Maureen and Eddie. They have a sizzle that is to hard to deign. Susan outdid herself with this one, highly detailed and masterfully woven. The scenes play out well, and as the characters unfold you find yourself cheering for them along the way.

But the book isn't just about a Christmas Pageant, that won't be proper small town USA. The Library is up to be closed do to budget cuts, a new kid comes to town and a woman fights to stay with her child for Christmas or follow her heart to be with the man she loves. All the events are being overseen by a Christmas Angel who has come down to this town to help through the season.

Witty, well written and seasonally blissful, this is a great story to put you into the Christmas mood. Not only does it renew your spirit but it makes you warm inside. Great job on another book by Ms. Susan Wiggs.

This book will make a great pre-season read as well as a Stocking Stuffer to see you through the holidays. Pick it up in stands near you or on the web.



The boy came to the edge of town at twilight, at the close of a winter day. Although the snows had not yet begun, the air was brutally cold, having leached the life from the fields and forests, turning everything to shades of brown and buff.

The road narrowed to one lane and passed through a covered bridge on ancient river stone pilings. Through the years, the structure had weathered and been replaced, plank by plank, yet it never really changed. The tumbled rocks and sere vegetation along the riverbanks were rimed by a delicate breath of frost, and the trees in the surrounding orchards and woods had long since dropped their leaves. There was an air of frozen waiting, as though all was in readiness, as though the stage was set.

He felt a quiet sense of purpose, knowing his task here wouldn't be easy. Hearts would have to break and be mended, truths would be revealed, risks would be taken. Which, when he thought about it, was simply the way life worked—messy, unpredictable, joyous, mysterious, hurtful and redemptive.

A green-and-white sign in the shape of a shield identified the town—Avalon. Ulster County. Elevation 4347 feet.

Farther on, a billboard carried greetings from the Rotary, the Kiwanis and at least a dozen church and civic groups. The message of welcome read Avalon, in the Heart of the Catskills Forest Preserve. There was another sign exhorting travelers to visit Willow Lake, The Jewel Of The Mountains. The bit of hyperbole might apply to any number of small lakeside towns of upper New York state, but this one had the earnestness and charm of a place with a long and complicated history.

He was one of those complications. His understanding of what brought him here only extended so far, a narrow glimpse into the mystical realm of the human heart. Perhaps he wasn't meant to know why the past and present were about to collide at this moment in time. Perhaps it was enough to know his purpose—to right an old wrong. Exactly how to accomplish this—well, there was another unknown. It would reveal itself, bit by bit, in its own time.

The main feature of the town was a pretty brickwork square around a Gothic block structure which housed municipal offices and the courthouse. Surrounding that were a variety of shops and restaurants with lights glowing in the windows. The first Christmas garlands and light displays of the season adorned the wrought-iron gas lamps around the square. In the distance lay Willow Lake, a vast indigo sheet under the brooding sky, its surface glazed by a layer of ice that would thicken as the season progressed.

A few blocks from the main square was the railway station. A train had just pulled in and was disgorging passengers coming home from work in the bigger towns—Kingston and New Paltz, Albany and Poughkeepsie, a few from as far away as New York City. People hurried to their cars, eager to escape the cold and get home to their families. There were so many ways to make a family...and just as many to lose them. But human nature was forged of forgiveness, and renewal might be only a word or a kind gesture away.

It felt strange, being back after all this time. Strange and... important. Something was greatly at risk here, whether people knew it or not. And somehow he needed to help. He just hoped he could.

Not far from the station was the town library, a squared-off Greek revival structure. The cornerstone had been laid exactly ninety-nine years ago; the date was seared upon his heart. The building was surrounded by several acres of beautiful city park, lined by bare trees and crisscrossed by sidewalks. The library occupied the site of its original predecessor, which had burned to the ground a century before, claiming one fatality. Few people knew the details of what had happened or understood the impact the event had on the life of the town itself.

Funded by a wealthy family that understood its value, the library had been rebuilt after the fire. Constructed of cut stone and virtually fireproof, the new Avalon Free Library had seen nearly a hundred years come and go—times of soaring prosperity and crushing poverty, war and peace, social unrest and harmony. The town had changed, the world had changed.

People didn't know each other anymore, yet there were a few constants, anchoring everything in place, and the library was one of them. For now.

He sighed, his breath frosting the air as old memories crowded in, as haunting as an unfinished dream. All those years ago, the first library had been destroyed. Now the present one was in danger, not from fire but from something just as dangerous. There still might be time to save it.

The building had tall windows all around its periphery, and a skylight over an atrium to flood the space with light. Through the windows, he could see oaken bookcases, tables and study carrels with people bent over them. Through another set of windows, he could see the staff area.

Inside, laboring at a cluttered desk in the glow of a task lamp, sat a woman. Her pale face was drawn with a worry that seemed to edge toward despair.

She stood abruptly, as though having just remembered something, smoothing her hands down the front of her brown skirt. Then she grabbed her coat from a rack and armored herself for the rapidly falling cold—lined boots, muffler, hat, mittens. Despite the presence of numerous patrons, she seemed distracted and very alone.

The sharp, dry cold drove him toward the building's entrance, a grand archway of figured stone with wise sayings carved in bas-relief. He paused to study the words of the scholars— Plutarch, Socrates, Judah ibn-Tibbon, Benjamin Franklin. Though the words of wisdom were appealing, the boy had no guide but his own heart. Time to get started.

Hurrying, her head lowered, the woman nearly slammed into him as she left the building through the heavy, lever-handled main door.

"Oh," she said, quickly stepping back. "Oh, I'm sorry. I didn't see you there."

"It's all right," the boy said.

Something in his voice made her pause, study him for a moment through the thick lenses of her eyeglasses. He tried to envision himself as she saw him—a boy not yet sixteen, with serious dark eyes, olive-toned skin and hair that hadn't seen a barber's shears in too long. He wore a greenish cargo jacket from the army surplus, and loose-cut dungarees that were shabby but clean. The winter clothes concealed his scars, for the most part.

"Can I help you?" she asked, slightly breathless. "I'm on my way out, but..."

"I believe I can find what I need here, thanks," he said.

"The library closes at six tonight," she reminded him.

"I won't be long."

"I don't think we've met," she said. "I try to meet all my library patrons."

"My name is Jabez, ma'am. Jabez Cantor. I'" It wasn't a lie, not really.

She smiled, though the worry lingered in her eyes. "Maureen Davenport."

I know, he thought. I know who you are. He understood her importance, even if she didn't. She'd done so much, here in this small town, though perhaps even she didn't realize it.

"I'm the librarian and branch manager here," she explained. "I'd show you around, but I need to be somewhere." I know that, too, he thought. "See you around, Jabez," she said. Yes, he thought as she hurried away. You will.

Maureen Davenport's cheeks stung after the brisk walk from the library to the bakery. Although she loved the nip of cold in the air, she was grateful for the warm refuge of the Sky River Bakery. Peeling off her muffler, hat and gloves, she scanned the small knot of people crowded around the curved-glass cases of pastries and goodies. More couples gathered at the bistro booths and tables around her.

He wasn't here yet, clearly. It was a singularly awkward sensation to be waiting for someone who didn't know what you looked like. She considered ordering a big mug of tea or hot chocolate, but there was a line. She sat down and opened the book she was reading—Christmas 365 Days a Year:How to Bring the Holiday into Your Everyday Life.

Maureen was always reading something. Ever since she was small, she'd found delight and comfort in books. For her, a story was so much more than words on a page. Opening a book was like opening a door to another world, and once she stepped across the threshold, she was transported. When she was reading a story, she lived inside a different skin.

She loved books of every sort—novels, nonfiction, children's books, how-to manuals. As the town librarian, books were her job. And as someone who loved reading the way other people loved eating, books were her life. She tried not to sink too deeply into the page she was currently reading because of the upcoming meeting. She kept reminding herself to keep an eye out for him.

Him. Eddie Haven. And he was late.

As the minutes ticked by, Maureen grew paranoid. What if he didn't come? What if he stood her up? Could she fire him? No, she could not. He was a volunteer, and you couldn't really fire a volunteer. Besides, he'd been court ordered to work with her.

Why else would a man like Eddie Haven be with her except by judicial decree? She tried not to be insulted by the notion that the only way he'd ever be found with the likes of Maureen Davenport would be through court order. The fundamental mismatch was a simple fact, perhaps even a law of nature. He was heartthrob handsome, a celebrity (okay, a D-list celebrity, but still) and a massively talented musician. He was almost famous.

Long ago, his had been one of the most recognizable faces in the country. He was one of those former child stars who had rocketed briefly to fame at a young age, and then flamed out. Yet his role in that one hit movie—along with twenty-four-hour cable—kept him alive for decades. The Christmas Caper, a heartwarming movie that had captivated the world, had become a holiday staple. She'd heard his name linked with a number of women, and every once in awhile, one of the gossip magazines pic...

Case Study No. 0704: Dewey Melville and the Three Library Spirits

library carol
This is a movie that i made for the librarian at our school. she a really big deal in the educational world so it was pretty cool that she asked me to make this vid for her. I also composed the music for it.
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["Dewey and the Spirits" appears on screen, then cut to a male librarian (black hair, beard, red sweater) sleeping at a table marked "Library Front Desk"]
NARRATOR: This is Dewey Melville. He is the librarian of the town's local high school. As you can see, he's asleep at his desk. But he hasn't just fallen asleep, oh no. He's been asleep since 1980, and since this is the year 2010 or so, that's thirty years of quality sleep.
[Dewey's hair and beard grows out to incredible lengths, as he continues to sleep]
NARRATOR: But, while Dewey has been asleep, a lot has changed. It is the eve of National Library Month, and Dewey cannot possibly recognize the changes in the information and communication landscape since he's graduated from library school. He knows the way librarians behaved in the Eighties, and thirty years is a long time to be out of the loop. Let's see what happens when the Three Library Spirits come to pay him a visit.
[The Spirit of Libraries Past (a young girl straight out of "Fame" with neon-colored headband and leg warmers) appears out of thin air and startles him awake]
DEWEY: Who ... who are you?
SPIRIT 1: I'm the Spirit of Libraries Past, come to awaken you.
DEWEY: A-awaken me? Oh my, it looks like I need a shave.
SPIRIT 1: Why, yes silly! You've been out of it since the Eighties, and it's starting to show!
[cut to another shot of the Spirit standing next to Dewey (now sporting a more manageable beard and a new sweater)]
SPIRIT 1: I mean, seriously dude! Look at this place.
[cut to an old-style card catalog ("Library c.1980 Card Catalog") next to some bookshelves]
SPIRIT 1: You've still got old card catalogs! No one uses that anymore! We have web-based databases, people can find books in the library wherever they are.
[cut to the Spirit and Dewey standing in front of the giant card catalog, as children sit nearby reading books]
SPIRIT 1: They can find books and a lot more! Are those kids' papers stacked on your desk? Hmph, students can write papers and do a lot more than that now! The audience is global!
DEWEY: Do you mean on computers?
SPIRIT 1: Some kids, well, they actually carry them around. And in seconds, they can access tons of databases, research tools, and find documents and media to help with any problem they have. And they can also create media, just look around.
DEWEY: But this all just seems ridiculous!
SPIRIT 1: I thought I told you, things have changed! Now it's time for me to disappear. G-Goodbye ...
[she disappears in a puff of smoke]
NARRATOR: Dewey has now seen how dated his library has become. Now the Spirit of Libraries present will visit Dewey, and tell him about other schools that haven't been asleep.
[a tiny yellow light hovers around Dewey, then turns into an older woman with fairy wings]
DEWEY: Who are you?
SPIRIT 2: I'm the Spirit of Libraries Present! I have come to show you what some libraries look like today! Don't worry, you're not the only one who hasn't heard! Many have librarians, and access to using new tools. But sadly, some don't ...
[she creates a "portal" and draws him in, as they are transported to a modern library (rows of computers and a giant wall monitor replace the card catalog)]
DEWEY: Wow! This is amazing! These computers are smaller than my TV back home! Oh darn, I-I think I left it on before I went to work ... thirty years ago. I wonder what those Cosby Kids are up to. Did Sam and Diane ever get married? Those Golden Girls must be really old.
[the Spirit simply stares at him]
DEWEY: But back to libraries! What did they do with the microfiche? The film strips?
[cut to the closeup of one of the patrons holding a cellphone]
DEWEY: What the heck are those kids doing with those tiny, tiny little ...
[he trails off, then cut to several live-action stills of library equipment and patrons using computers]
DEWEY: [in voice over] Hey, are those cameras and microphones and tripods? And headsets and cables? Are they actually talking to that person on that big white screen?
[cut back to Dewey]
DEWEY: To whom are they writing?
[cut to more live-action stills of young patrons using computer equipment in the library]
DEWEY: [in voice over] Hmm, look! They're working together! And they're making more noise than we did in the Eighties!
[cut back to Dewey]
DEWEY: What a mess, but it sure looks like fun! Cowabunga!
SPIRIT 2: Right! This is a learning common, a laboratory. They're asking questions, searching for information to help them make decisions. Learners are remixing and creating, evaluating and analysing what they read.
[cut to more live-action stills of young patrons in the library]
SPIRIT 2: [in voice over] They are writing together, listening to books, storyboarding, scripting, making music. They are telling stories in new ways. They are using information, images, videos, music, media of all kind. They are communicating and sharing what they learn with other students and adults all over the world, building knowledge. And a lot of what they're doing starts on the library website ... It's kind of a map for everything else.
[cut back to the Dewey and the Spirit]
SPIRIT 2: So, what do you think about these new information and communication technologies?
DEWEY: Well, I know a little about projectors and slide machines ... and I just got a new VCR!
[cut to a movie posters for "Back to the Future", then back to Dewey]
DEWEY: This is all new to me! It must be expensive, gaining access to all this information ...
SPIRIT 2: Actually, Dewey, many of these students are creating their own media, and most of the new information and communications software ... well, they're mostly free!
DEWEY: Free?
SPIRIT 2: Yes, it's absolutely amazing, really! And, though some may worry about the safety of it all, some schools block access to these tools.
DEWEY: You mean, that stuff can be unsafe?
SPIRIT 2: Perhaps, but these tools are really neutral in their values, and powerful in their potential for learning. Think of it as a pencil ...
[cut to a closeup of a piece of paper with a random scribble on it]
SPIRIT 2: [in voice over] You can use a pencil to make a complete scribbly mess.
[cut to a closeup of a piece of paper featuring a sketch of Leonardo DaVinci's portrait]
SPIRIT 2: [in voice over] Or, you can use it to create and share an artful drawing.
[cut to a cartoon image of a hammer]
SPIRIT 2: [in voice over] A hammer can also be used to build a cathedral ...
[cut to a still image of a bombed-out building]
SPIRIT 2: [in voice over] Or it can help destroy one.
[cut back to Dewey and the Spirit]
SPIRIT 2: Many of these tools offer a variety of privacy and security settings. Databases and new search tools and online portals like YouTube and Flickr, and tools like wikis and blogs, nings and digital storytelling sites. Books in all their new and emerging formats, they can all have real value. These are tools that people use to communicate in today's world. Librarians and classroom teachers help students learn to use them. And to question, investigate, create, collaborate, and communicate ... So they can all learn to make a difference.
DEWEY: So what happens to those other schools?
SPIRIT 2: Well, sometimes the learners, they get left behind. When librarians and classroom teachers allow restrictive situations to go unquestioned, students never learn how to use tools that are available to them in powerful ways. When librarians and classroom teachers don't choose to retool themselves, learners lose opportunity.
[cut to a notebook with "Protect Our Rights to Create!" written on the cover]
SPIRIT 2: [in voice over] It's really a tragedy. It's an issue of equity. It's an issue of intellectual freedom.
[cut to an American flag button which reads "2.0 Is An Intellectual Freedom Issue"]
SPIRIT 2: [in voice over] These powerful tools for information, communication, and collaboration should be available for everyone. Librarians and teachers today must learn about them, and share them with students.
[cut back to Dewey and the Spirit]
SPIRIT 2: Students need to use tools of their own time, to build and share their knowledge, ethically and effectively.
DEWEY: Well ... I think I see the point now, but what about--
SPIRIT 2: I'm sorry, Dewey, but my time with you is up. The Spirit of Libraries Future will appear to you soon. Don't be alarmed by his outfit, librarians ... may just dress a little different in the future. Good luck!
[she turns back into a ball of light and flies off]
DEWEY: Wait! I still have more questions! How am I supposed to evolve my old library without help? It's so ... lame!
[an ominous floating spirit in a black cloak (with skeleton arms and his face obscured) suddenly appears behind him]
DEWEY: Oh ... Wow, she wasn't kidding about the outfit.
[the Spirit silently points to a portal opening up nearby]
DEWEY: Don't you talk?
[they both go through, and are transported to a futuristic library (a sparsely-decorated circular room with a robot appearing on a monitor on the wall)]
DEWEY: Wow, this place is amazing! But we had more books ... Are some of those other things books?
[cut to a closeup of the wall monitor, which shows the robot dressed as a stereotypical librarian (glasses and a bun on "her" square head) saying "Welcome to the library, please ready your book selection below on the thought screens"]
DEWEY: [in voice over] They're on screens?
[cut to a closeup of two patrons sitting next to a UFO-shaped table]
DEWEY: [in voice over] Are those students downloading books on their mobile devices?
[cut back to Dewey and the Spirit]
DEWEY: And they're creating and communicating with them? I don't know what this is, but it is so amazing!
SPIRIT 3: But wait ... this is not the only future that you need to see.
[ominous music plays, then cut to a closeup of the Spirit's "face"]
SPIRIT 3: Children won't be able to gain access to the world's information any longer, if we stay asleep ...
[cut to a previous image of Dewey sleeping at his desk, then to a real-life image of a school bus with "Intellectual Freedom" written on the side (as the image becomes blurred and pixellated)]
SPIRIT 3: [in voice over] And if parents and administrators and school districts don't know what a library should look like today, it could be quite sad ...
[cut back to Dewey and the Spirit]
DEWEY: No, that can't happen! Children need to learn, to question, grow, collaborate! To create, invent, and share! How can that happen if the doors to information and creativity are closed?
[the scene fades to black]

Dewey and the Spirits

Dr. Joyce Valenza

Maya Sabin

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Maya Sabin

"Back to the Future." Retroclobber. Web. 23 Feb 2010.
DaVinci, Leondaro. "Self Portrait." 1512. Art-Library.Com. Web. 23 Feb 2010.
"World War II in Coventry." BBC. Web. 23 Feb 2010.

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Maya's "Dewey and the Spirits" fable, with nods to Charles Dickens, may present a rough message at the beginning, but please watch it through to its powerful ending.

Case Study No. 0703: Unnamed Female Librarian (Christmas on Division Street)

Christmas on Division street part 1
part 1 of the film chrismas on division street.
ive taken this film from a video i have,as i know a lot of people would like to see it ,but it isnt easy to find.
i searched myself for ages,wasnt on here or any download site(for free that is!)
so i bought a copy on vhs on amazon
i had the video capture device and suitable software as ive done a lot of video transfering before.
ive had to cut it into 15 minute segments because of time restrictions on uploads on youtube.
if you wanted you could get a youtube download program for youre web browser(google,firefox etc)and download it for free then use a suitable dvd converter /burner program (convertxto dvd or similar)to make it into a dvd for youre tv.
or if you email me i will send you a copy without charge,except for cost of the dvd(40p?maybe)
and the cost of a stamp to where you in the uk
a dvd copy would be of better quality because of the screen resolution,compression on this upload..
hope you enjoy this great film.
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[Mister Atwood enters his son's bedroom]
MISTER ATWOOD: So, uh ... waddaya need to get started on that report of yours?
TREVOR: I dunno ... encyclopedias. History stuff.
MISTER ATWOOD: Well, uh, I tell you what. I gotta run by the office, waddaya say I drop you off at the library?
TREVOR: [pause] Sure. I guess.
MISTER ATWOOD: That's the spirit ...
[cut to inside the public library, as Trevor and his father are speaking to the young female librarian at the front desk]
LIBRARIAN: American History is right over there, did you have anything particular in mind?
TREVOR: Not yet.
LIBRARIAN: Alright, here's your temporary card.
[he signs it, then they turn to leave]
MISTER ATWOOD: Okay, well, I'll meet you out front in exactly ... one hour, right? You all set?
TREVOR: I guess ... Can I borrow a buck for the snack machine?
MISTER ATWOOD: Sure. I think I still owe you your allowance anyway ... Here.
[he hands him a dollar bill]
MISTER ATWOOD: And don't forget, one hour.
[he leaves, then cut to Trevor browsing one of the secluded bookshelves, when he slowly pulls out one of the books]
CLEVELAND: [from off camera] Nooo ...
[Trevor lets go of the book and looks around, startled by the unfamiliar voice, then moves forward and grabs a different book off the shelf]
CLEVELAND: [from off camera] You can do better than that ...
[Trevor looks up at the space made by the pulled book, and sees the face of an old homeless man staring at him from the other side of the shelf]
[he quickly puts the book back and starts to walk off, as he can hear the man chuckling quietly to himself]
[cut to another shot of Trevor trying to leave, when the homeless man is suddenly standing right in front of him]
CLEVELAND: Need a little help?
TREVOR: [pause] No.
CLEVELAND: American History? Follow me ...
[he leads him to the other side of the bookshelf, as Trevor cautiously follows]
CLEVELAND: Term paper, correct? And you haven't got a clue as to what to do it on ... Tell me if I'm getting warm.
TREVOR: Look Mister, if you're trying to panhandle me, forget it. Didn't anyone ever tell you not to talk to strangers?
CLEVELAND: Well now, that's a valid point ... On the other hand, if a person never talked to strangers, how would a person ever get to know anybody? Classic dilemma, wouldn't you say?
[someone off camera clears his throat, and they both turn to find a rather large man wearing glasses standing behind them]
LIBRARY PATRON: Hey pal, why don't you leave the kid alone?
[the homeless man calmly folds his arms and adopts a flippant tone]
CLEVELAND: First of all, sir, I am not your pal ... And secondly, it's none of your damn business.
LIBRARY PATRON: Is this guy bothering you, son?
[Trevor says nothing]
CLEVELAND: Go ahead, speak up.
[Trevor turns to the man, then gives a weak smile]
TREVOR: It's under control ... Thanks.
[the patron gives the homeless man a dirty look, then leaves]
LIBRARY PATRON: Damn bums ...
[as Trevor nervously watches the patron leave, the homeless man extends his hand]
CLEVELAND: Cleveland Meriwether, Minister of Education, at your service.
TREVOR: That guy just called you a bum ...
CLEVELAND: A matter of opinion. Wadda you think?
[he looks him up and down]
TREVOR: [pause] Yeah.
[Cleveland sighs, as if offended, so Trevor tries to backtrack a little]
TREVOR: Well ... maybe.
CLEVELAND: That's what I like, an open mind!
[he takes his hand and shakes]
CLEVELAND: Ha! My friend's call me "Cleve" ...
TREVOR: Trevor ...
CLEVELAND: Trevor! I knew a Trevor once ...
[he starts browsing the shelves as he's talking]
CLEVELAND: Ballplayer. Played shortstop. Did you ever play shortstop?
TREVOR: Sometimes.
CLEVELAND: Oooh, heart of the team ... Ah, here we are!
[he pulls a book off the shelf]
CLEVELAND: Richard Saunders! Interesting fellow, this Saunders ... Quit school when he was just about your age. Ran away from home to see the world.
[he tries to hand the book to Trevor]
CLEVELAND: This is one of his first books. It's got some pretty good jokes in it!
CLEVELAND: What's the matter? You don't like jokes?
TREVOR: Yeah ... but I think we're supposed to pick more of a heavyweight.
CLEVELAND: Go on, go on, go on ... Give it a try.
[Trevor takes the book, looks briefly at the cover, then hands it back]
TREVOR: I don't think so.
CLEVELAND: You're making this tough ... Alright! How about something on a famous American statesman? World traveller, musician, inventor, philosopher. All rolled up into one!
TREVOR: Might work.
[Cleveland hands him back the same book]
CLEVELAND: Saunders was just his pen name ... Otherwise known as Benjamin Franklin.
[cut to Trevor and Cleveland sitting at a table in front of a large mural of George Washington, while another female librarian pushes a bookcart past them]
CLEVELAND: Now, Franklin wasn't the only big thinker of his day ... He was just the best. Like all brilliant men, he had the knack of taking something complicated, and making it look simple. Like ...
[he trails off]
CLEVELAND: You getting this down?
TREVOR: Yes sir!
[Trevor starts writing in his notebook]
CLEVELAND: Which is not to say that the man didn't struggle. He came to this town without a nickel or a friend. And without a break here or there, he could've ended up that way ... It happens. You can quote me on that.
TREVOR: Yes sir!
CLEVELAND: The name is "Cleve" ... Save that "sir" crap for the army!
TREVOR: Well, you did say you were the Minister of Education ...
CLEVELAND: And don't you forget it!
[he laughs]
CLEVELAND: Now, that library card you got there ... Franklin's idea. He started the first subscription library right here in Philly! Y'know, you could write a whole report just on that alone! But I don't wanna leave you with the wrong--
TREVOR: How do you know all this stuff?
CLEVELAND: Pay attention ... I don't wanna leave you with the wrong idea. Ben Franklin was no saint ... Loved his women. Loved his wine. Loved his nights out with the boys! But most of all, he loved his freedom. And that brings me to the single most important thing he ever did in his whole life.
TREVOR: What's that?
CLEVELAND: He ... He and a bunch of his drinking buddies told the King of England to go to hell!
TREVOR: I can't write that in my report!
CLEVELAND: You don't have to, he did it for you! Did you ever hear of a piece of paper called the Declaration of Independence?
TREVOR: Well, no one says "Go to hell" in that ...
CLEVELAND: [laughs] That's what you think ... Have you got a set of encyclopedias at home?
TREVOR: Somewhere, in a box. We just moved.
CLEVELAND: Oh ... Well then, you better gimmee some money.
TREVOR: [pause] Why?
CLEVELAND: So I can make you a copy of this Declaration ... Y-You can't write about something you haven't even read, can ya?
TREVOR: Uh, I don't have any money ...
[Cleveland gives him a sly grin]
CLEVELAND: Come on ... Come on, come on, come on. Hand it over.
[Trevor slowly reaches into his pocket and pulls out the dollar his father gave him, but hesitates]
TREVOR: You don't trust me, do you?
[he eventually relinquishes the dollar, as Cleveland smiles and pats him on the back before exiting the scene ... just as Trevor turns and sees his father standing across the room next to the card catalog]
MISTER ATWOOD: You were supposed to meet me out front ...
TREVOR: I'm sorry, I forgot.
MISTER ATWOOD: Who was that you were talking to?
TREVOR: No one! Just some guy ...
MISTER ATWOOD: Trevor, this is a tough city. It is not a good idea to go around talking to strangers.
TREVOR: Fine. Who can I talk to then, Dad? Everyone's a stranger around here!
[Trevor turns and angrily leaves, as his father soon follows]



"Christmas on Division Street" (1991)
TV Movie

Fred Savage ... Trevor Atwood
Hume Cronyn ... Cleveland Meriwether
Crystal Verge ... Librarian
Dwight McFee ... Library Guard
Forbes Angus ... Library Patron



"Christmas on Division Street" has multiple opportunities to turn into a treacly, sugar-plum fable for the season, but it avoids almost every one of them to remain a surprisingly substantive movie from start to finish.

Not a perfect movie, however. Clearly, this is a statement by Barry Morrow, Oscar winner for the screenplay of "Rain Man," who wrote and co-executive produced this CBS film that will be on Channel 11 (WBAL) Sunday night at 9 o'clock.

So, at times it becomes something of a polemic on the plight of the homeless in our society, a bit didactic on the way we might like to begin charity at home, but then make sure its recipients are kept as far away as possible.

But, even if its messages are occasionally heavy-handed, they are messages worth receiving, especially at this time of year when a few more ears might be open to hear them.

In a pairing that could only happen on television, "Christmas on Division Street" stars Hume Cronyn and Fred Savage, a venerable and revered star of American stage and screen and a juvenile sitcom actor. Luckily, as fans of "The Wonder Years" know, Savage has a kind of natural aplomb that carries him through any situation, even trying to match chops with a master like Cronyn, who acts his behind off in this made-for-an-Emmy performance.

Savage plays Trevor, son of your standard upwardly mobile all-American family that, as our film opens, is arriving at its new home in Philadelphia. Trevor's not too keen about the move and is ill-at-ease at his snooty new school, as every 14-year-old is when his new peer group is made up of total strangers.

With his family's encyclopedias still in boxes, he heads for the public library to research his American history paper and there encounters one of those street people who seek warmth and shelter amid the shelves in all our urban areas.

Only this one isn't a recluse, but a talkative, sprightly sort named Cleve, played by Cronyn. Though the security types don't like him bothering the paying customers, he can't help himself and ends up helping others. See, it happens that Cleve is a man of some learning; indeed, he refers to himself as the Minister of Education.

Trevor and Cleve strike up one of those cross-cultural relationships that usually happen only on TV, although this is supposed to be based on a true story.

As with Romeo and Juliet, the scions of these Capulet and Montague families -- Trevor's parents and Cleve's social worker -- order the two to break it off. But they can't. They really do love one another, in part because each is replacing a lost family member for the other, Trevor's grandfather and Cleve's son.

For a while, it appears that "Christmas on Division Street" is going to paint a romanticized, rosy picture of the homeless and their environs, that these are just a bunch of lost, lovable people who have found a truthful simplicity sleeping in a box. Eventually, though, it gets around to showing what a tough life, full of tough people, you get when you live on the streets.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Case Study No. 0702: Unnamed Female Librarian (Why Gorillas Aren't Allowed in the Library)

why gorillas arent allowed in the library
this is the true story of why animals don't get to hang out in the library
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[scene opens with a gorilla thrashing about inside of his cage, as the female zookeeper shakes her head]
GORILLA: Oooh eee eee ooo oooh!
ZOOKEEPER: I said, knock it off in there! You animals aren't allowed in the library! You remember what happened last time?
[the gorilla suddenly stands and gets very contemplative]
GORILLA: Oh yes ...
[cut to the zookeeper leading the gorilla into the library on a leash, then letting him go as "Born Free" plays]
[cut to a young female librarian typing on her computer, when she turns at the sound of crashing noises behind her]
[cut to the gorilla sitting on the floor and trying to eat a book]
[cut to the librarian shaking her head and trying to resume her typing, only to hear the gorilla burping off camera]
[cut to the gorilla in the CD section, dancing around]
[cut to the librarian looking even more exacerbated, as the sounds of a car alarm can be heard off camera]
[cut to the gorilla jumping on the furniture in the childrens' section]
[cut to the librarian as a banana peel flies through the air and lands on her head]
[cut to the gorilla walking through the stacks, leaving a trail of banana peels behind him]
[cut to the librarian looking around nervously, as ominous music plays while the gorilla emits a low growl as he moves slowly through the stacks]
[cut to the gorilla suddenly sprinting towards the desk, as he attacks the librarian]
[cut to the gorilla swinging the librarian (now replaced by a dummy) over his head before letting her fly]
[cut to the librarian scolding the gorilla, who is now back on his leash and being restrained by the zookeeper]
[cut back to the gorilla in his cage]
GORILLA: Oh yes. Well, I did replace that copy of Curious George ...
[the gorilla turns and speaks directly to the camera]
GORILLA: Well, we may not be allowed in there, but you kids are!
ZOOKEEPER: As long as you don't go ape ...

Case Study No. 0701: Staff of the Middleton Interactive Learning Centre

The Librarians - Series 1 - Story So Far - Ep1
Recap of Episode One of the new ABC comedy series 'The Librarians'. Episode 2 screens Wednesday Nov 7 @ 9.30pm
Tags: abc TV The Librarians Robyn Butler Wayne Hope Roz Hammond Bob Franklin Nicole Nabout Josh Lawson Heidi Arena
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NARRATOR: Chapter one, meet the librarians ...
[scene opens inside the Middleton Interactive Learning Centre, as the camera focuses on a female librarian (blonde hair, shoulderless pink blouse)]
CHRISTINE: Hello, Frannie!
["Frances" appears on screen, then cut to another female librarian (black hair, sweater, pink skirt) speaking to a pair of patron dressed in traditional Muslim garb]
FRANCES: I'm sorry, could you leave your backpack at the front counter ... please?
[the male patron gives her a confused look]
[she pauses, then continues speaking in a sickeningly sweet condescending tone]
FRANCES: I think we know why ...
[cut to Frances speaking to her deputy head librarian (a young woman in a wheelchair)]
FRANCES: Reverse back into your position ...
[she backs up her wheelchair, and accidentally bumps into another female librarian (wearing a hijab) sitting behind her]
NADA: Ahh!
DAWN: Ahh! Oh, oh god!
["Dawn" appears on screen, then cut to footage Frances and Dawn (able to walk) at a staff retreat, when (attempting some kind of outdoor rope-climbing exercise) Frances lets go of the rope and Dawn's legs get banged against the ground]
FATHER HARRIS: [in voice over] How is Dawn?
FRANCES: [in voice over] She's the same, Father. The same as she was before the accident ...
[cut to Frances and Father Harris talking in the library]
FATHER HARRIS: What, without the use of her legs? That is unusual ...
["Father Harris" appears on screen, then cut to the priest standing at the library entrance with a group of Muslim women]
FATHER HARRIS: I have a Tarago full of ladies who are busting to log on ...
["Nada" appears on screen, then cut to Frances talking to the Muslim librarian]
FRANCES: You know what it's like when you and your girlfriends get together and start gas-bagging in their gobbledygook ...
NADA: [coldly] Arabic.
FRANCES: [pause] Pardon?
NADA: We speak Arabic, not gobbledygook ...
["Lachie" appears on screen, then cut to a young male librarian at the front desk holding a library card (which reads "Cledan Barker" and has a photograph of a young boy giving the middle finger), as the boy and his mother are there to complain]
LACHIE: Oh dear ...
MISS BARKER: "Cledan?" His name's Declan ... What're you, dyslexic?
[he gives a nervous laugh, then tugs at his collar]
LACHIE: Uh ...
[cut to Frances in her office breathing into a paper bag, then back to Lachie at the front desk as Frances confronts him]
LACHIE: Did I spell something wrong?
["Matthew" appears on screen, then cut to the library's "writer in residence" holding a bottle of wine in the break room]
MATTHEW: Hefton Withers, esteemed Murray Valley poet, sent us mulled wine for tonight ...
["Ky" appears on screen, then cut to a young male Asian librarian sitting on a couch]
KY: Would you like a book with that?
["Neil" appears on screen, then cut to a shady-looking male librarian holding storytime in the library, as Christine talks to him]
CHRISTINE: Whatcha gotta do to get a job around here?
NEIL: Two hundred and eighty counts of mail theft always does it, eh?
[cut to Neil alone in a room, opening a child's birthday card and taking the money out of it]
MOTHER: [in voice over] Neil!
[cut back to Neil holding storytime in the library ... except he's not actually reading (and the children are running wild due to boredom), so one of the mothers walks up to him to complain)]
MOTHER: Listen mate, if you don't start readin' that frikkin' book out loud, I'm gonna ram it up your--
CHRISTINE: I'll read a story!
[Christine enters the scene holding a book]
MOTHER: Who are you?
["Christine" appears on screen, then cut to Frances and Christine speaking in her office]
FRANCES: You were my best friend!
CHRISTINE: What say we get the old team back together?
[cut to Frances breathing into a paper bag, then cut to Christine in a limousine wearing a sexy dress and kissing a man]
DRUG DEALER: [in voice over] You wanna show that judge that you're a steady reliable mature woman holding down a respectable job!
[cut to Christine speaking into her cellphone]
CHRISTINE: Well, I can't make her give me the job ...
DRUG DEALER: Of course you can! You're a very resourceful woman, Christine ...
[cut back to the library, as everyone is clapping for Christine (while Frances looks on apprehensively)]
CHRISTINE: I'm a children's librarian!
["The Librarians, Wednesday 9:30 PM" appears on screen]



"The Librarians" is an Australian television comedy series which premiered on 31 October 2007 on ABC TV. The series is produced and written by Robyn Butler and Wayne Hope who are also the principal cast members. Hope is also the series' director.

The series centres on the trials and tribulations of Frances O'Brien, a devout Catholic woman (and blithely racist) who suffers from a panic disorder and serves as Head Librarian at the Middleton Interactive Learning Centre. Her life unravels when she is forced to employ her ex-best friend, Christine Grimwood – now a drug dealer – as the children's librarian.



The first series of The Librarians screened on ABC TV in 2007. It went on to be one of the network's top ten comedy shows for the year, harnessing a large audience and a great critical response. In 2008, the series was nominated for the international Rose d'Or television awards for Best Sitcom. It also received two AFI nominations for Most Outstanding Performance in a Comedy (Robyn Butler) and Most Outstanding Comedy.

Frances O'Brien (Robyn Butler), devout Catholic and panic disorder sufferer, is back at the Middleton Interactive Learning Centre. But being Head Librarian of this outer suburban library is harder than ever – especially when her right to the throne is being threatened by her Muslim colleague Nada (Nicole Nabout) – touted as the N.B.L (Next Big Librarian). The second instalment of the highly acclaimed comedy series, The Librarians premieres Wednesday 5 August at 9pm on ABC1.

Frances can't seem to get anybody's attention. Ky (Keith Brockett) is in love, Dawn (Heidi Arena) is broken hearted and Matthew (Stephen Ballantyne) is exploring his sexuality. Neil, (Bob Franklin) the convicted thief, is back - a free citizen and proudly wielding a Middleton library card. Father Harris (Kim Gyngell) is on sabbatical Frances is at sea.

Life at home isn't any better. Terry (Wayne Hope) is masturbating more frequently and their daughters are wilder than ever. Frances tries valiantly to ignore her responsibilities as a mother – in fact, not even think about motherhood, which is a little difficult when Christine (Roz Hammond) is seven months pregnant and again working as the Children's Librarian.

Single and dreading being a parent, Christine still manages to make pregnancy glamorous and Frances is constantly reminded of her own deeply unattractive pregnancies – and how they bore her wayward daughters.

It all leaves Frances breathing harder into her paper bag than ever as she wrestles with being a mother, a lover and a Librarian.


Frances O'Brien (Robyn Butler)
Job Description: Head Librarian (the Mayor said in a speech that I am the Middleton Interactive Learning Centre but I think that's going a bit far!)
Recommended Reading: CSIRO Well Being Book, Spotless, anything by Bryce Courtenay.
Favourite thing about MILC: Nada's annual leave (just kidding!)
If I weren't a librarian, I'd be: I always admired Hotlips on M*A*S*H - so maybe an army nurse.

Christine Grimwood (Roz Hammond)
Job Description: Children's Librarian, stakeholder in MaxiBronze tanning salons
Recommended Reading: Vasectomy and Sterilization by Clive Wood
Favourite thing about MILC: Maternity leave, time in lieu, sick leave, public holidays and accrued annual leave. The children are cute too.
If I weren't a librarian, I'd be: opening Nikko's sixth MaxiBronze tanning salon

Dawn McConnichie (Heidi Arena)
Job Description: Deputy Head Librarian (I know I can't believe it either!!)
Recommended Reading: I Can Jump Puddles, 10 Days to Self-Esteem (brilliant, I've read it every night for three years!) Classic desserts
Favourite thing about MILC: The soon to be installed disabled ramp
If I weren't a librarian, I'd be: able to walk

Ky Lee (Keith Brockett)
Job Description: Talking, laughing, helping, dancing
Recommended Reading: Jonathon Cainer's guide to the Stars, 2009 McCall's Pattern Book
Favourite thing about MILC: Who Weekly and the coffee machine
If I weren't a librarian, I'd be: Anthony Callea

Nada Al Farhouk (Nicole Nabout)
Job Description: Librarian, Community Liaison Officer
Recommended Reading: Coping with Toxic Manager, Subordinates ... and other difficult people
Favourite thing about MILC: Frances's annual leave (Not kidding)
If I weren't a librarian, I'd be: a Gold Coast Meter Maid

Matthew Btynskov (Stephen Ballantyne)
Job Description: Writer in Residence. Unofficially
Recommended Reading: Nudity, Democracy and a Pound of Butter: an anthology of poems by Matthew Btynskov
Favourite thing about MILC: My rehearsed readings of The Canterbury Tales in middle English (Fingers crossed for a move from the carpark to the Community Room in '09).
If I weren't a librarian, I'd be: a full-time novelist

Neil Slider (Bob Franklin)
Job Description: Ex postman/ex-thief/future journalist
Recommended Reading: Dick Francis. Bloody genius
Favourite thing about MILC: Free newspapers, heating, cooling, internet, spicy fruit rolls and comfy couches. Other than that it's a hole
If I weren't a librarian, I'd be: in breach of my parole conditions

Adrian Green (Vince Colosimo)
Job Description: Head of the Australian Library Association
Recommended Reading: The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde
Favourite thing about MILC: The exit sign
If I weren't a librarian, I'd be: a hit man

Case Study No. 0700: Zadoc the Compiler

lets play panzer dragoon saga: part 84 - librarian
we talk to the record keeper, most of what he has to say about most subjects is kinda stupid
Tags: lets play panzer dragoon saga sega saturn azel team andromeda marauderex
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Zadoc was a compiler who belonged to the Seekers of Skiad Ops Gash. In "Panzer Dragoon Saga" (Sega Saturn, 1998) he gave Edge a number of books, including a diary written by Gash's old master, Skiad Ops Endow (also known as Lundi, the dragon rider from "Panzer Dragoon Zwei"). Zadoc revealed to Edge a lot of information about the Towers, Azel, and Sestren although how much of it was true is subject to debate. He appeared to be one of the most knowledgable people amoung the Seekers, having a strong knowledge of the Ancient ruins. Gash pointed Edge towards Zadoc when Edge needed information to complete his quest.

Like Gash, Zadoc believed that the dragon was the Divine Visitor, going as far as to tell Edge, "your dragon is our salvation." He claimed that the Seekers had been watching Edge since he found his dragon because it was written that his dragon had the ability to destroy the Towers. It is likely that the writing Zadoc was referring to was the old diary of Skiad Ops Endow.

When he met Edge, Zadoc claimed that the Seekers did not know Azel's true purpose until recently. It was only when she was unearthed that they discovered her true purpose. Skiad Ops Endow and another compiler called Pinekhas had been studying drones before Azel was unearthed and Zadoc likely used their research to help determine how she could be used as a weapon against the Towers.

He had also researched Zoah's Guardian Fire, giving Edge a book called the Memory Report which contained information about a similar structure.

When Zadoc learnt that Paet had assembled an airship all by himself he was very impressed saying that it was, "an incredible feat for such a young man".



[Seeker's Stronghold]

When you enter the Seeker's Stronghold, you'll meet Gash and he'll ask if you want the Seeker's to look after Azel (who passed out again at the end of Disc 3). No matter what you say, he'll win you round in the end. Just say Yes, it's quicker. You'll then go to the Seeker's Stronghold proper.

When you see the waterfall screen, just walk left until you reach a door. You'll go through it, and emerge on the upper floor of the stronghold. You'll see that Paet survived the Zoah destruction, so that's good.There are two important rooms here:

-The weaponsmith room, ran by Jared (the guy from Zoah, he made it out like Paet) (purple door)
-The Library, run by Zadoc the Compiler (green door)

The third room in the circle (brown door) is where Azel is being kept. Anyway, at some point around here you should see Gash. Go up to him and try to instigate a conversation. FMV starts up.

When the FMV finishes, go back through the corridors of the Seeker Stronghold back to the upper level again, then go and see Zadoc the compiler. He'll tell you that the Seekers are out to destroy something called *Sestren*, and that Gash wants you to string along for the ride. Typical. Anyway, there's a couple of books here. Search the bookshelves and you'll find Tower Report 3. Ask Zadoc about every topic he can talk about and at some point he'll give you a book called "Memory Report". Leave the room and go into Azel's room. Cue more FMV.



Zadoc the Complier is one of the most knowledgeable Seekers. He explains much about the Towers, Sestren, and the Drones from a Seeker perspective.

{--- Edge arrives at the Seekers' Stronghold ---}

About the 'Divine Visitor'

{Zadoc} We knew something would appear
{Zadoc} to free us from the Tower's will.
{Zadoc} It wasn't until recently that we
{Zadoc} discovered what would save us.
{Zadoc} Your dragon is our salvation.

About the Dragon

{Zadoc} Dragons were created to
{Zadoc} protect the Towers.
{Zadoc} But yours has a different purpose.
{Zadoc} He was created to destroy the
{Zadoc} Towers.

About Azel

{Zadoc} We must reactivate her carefully
{Zadoc} or she could die of shock.

About the Ancient Age

{Zadoc} The will of the Ancient Age
{Zadoc} still binds our world.

About the Monsters

{Zadoc} These monsters explicitly
{Zadoc} follow orders from the Towers.
{Zadoc} When they attack, it's best to
{Zadoc} be somewhere else.

About the Empire

{Zadoc} The Empire originated from a group
{Zadoc} of seekers who sought the power to
{Zadoc} destroy Sestren.
{Zadoc} As their power grew, they became
{Zadoc} corrupted by greed and they forgot
{Zadoc} their original purpose.
{Zadoc} It was this power that caused
{Zadoc} them to become evil.

About the Seekers

{Zadoc} We have villages similar to this one
{Zadoc} scattered throughout the world.
{Zadoc} Each village is an excavation site
{Zadoc} for researching the ancient ruins.

About Gash

{Zadoc} "Shadow Eye" is the title given to
{Zadoc} the one who leads this village.
{Zadoc} His potential and his identity are
{Zadoc} always hidden.

About the Town of Zoah

{Zadoc} I've researched the Guardian Fire.
{Zadoc} There's an ancient record of
{Zadoc} a similar find.
{Zadoc} Here, read this.

{Memory Report x1}

About the Town of Zoah

{Zadoc} I heard Paet of Zoah assembled an
{Zadoc} airship all by himself.
{Zadoc} That's an incredible feat for such
{Zadoc} a young man.

{--- Gash explains to Edge the Seekers' purpose ---}

About Sestren

{Zadoc} It's the place that controls all
{Zadoc} of the Towers.
{Zadoc} If your dragon can destroy Sestren,
{Zadoc} the world will be free from the
{Zadoc} evils of the Ancient Age.

About the Tower

{Zadoc} The Tower also acts as a
{Zadoc} path to Sestren.
{Zadoc} Azel is our only hope.

{--- Azel wakes up from unconsciousness ---}

About Azel

{Zadoc} In order to control the Towers,
{Zadoc} she was given superior intellect.
{Zadoc} As a side effect,
{Zadoc} she gained human emotions.

{--- Grig Orig attacks the Seekers' Stronghold ---}

About Grig Orig

{Zadoc} If you wish to attack Grig Orig,
{Zadoc} approach it from the forest.
{Zadoc} Watch out for the Arangata, they
{Zadoc} are tightening their air defenses.

About the Arangata

{Zadoc} Arangata are rooting themselves
{Zadoc} in the forest.
{Zadoc} If you fly above them, they'll
{Zadoc} block your path.
{Zadoc} If you attack their roots first,
{Zadoc} you will weaken them.

{--- Azel runs away from the Seeker's Stronghold ---}

About Azel

{Zadoc} Azel vanished during the battle.
{Zadoc} She is probably headed for Uru.
{Edge} What makes you say that?
{Zadoc} Uru is the origin of our world, and
{Zadoc} it's the homeland of the drones.
{Edge} Drones...
{Edge} Synthetic humans, like Azel?
{Zadoc} Actually, drones are not human,
{Zadoc} but you are correct.
{Zadoc} There is a drone plant buried
{Zadoc} deep beneath Uru.

About Azel

{Zadoc} She must return to the plant
{Zadoc} beneath Uru in order to survive.

About the Drones

{Zadoc} Creations of the Ancient Age
{Zadoc} appeared in the form of humans.
{Zadoc} They had the power to synchronize
{Zadoc} and control other creatures.

About the Empire

{Zadoc} The Emperor has died, and the
{Zadoc} Imperial fleet has been destroyed
{Zadoc} The Empire is now powerless...

About the Seekers

{Zadoc} The fires will continue to consume
{Zadoc} the forest for quite some time.
{Zadoc} It's dangerous to stay here.

{--- The Seekers abandon their village ---}

About the Monsters

{Zadoc} Monsters in the wild are fierce,
{Zadoc} mindless savages.
{Zadoc} The Tower can unleash monsters
{Zadoc} who attack as an organized force.
{Zadoc} the ones that attacked here.

About the Seekers

{Zadoc} The majority of the people have
{Zadoc} already abandoned the village.
{Zadoc} I will stay behind as long as you
{Zadoc} need me.



Chapter 18 - The Seekers' Stronghold

Zadoc: So, we finally meet ... Young dragon rider.

Edge: Who... are you?

Zadoc: I am Zadoc, the compiler. I've been studying the Ancient Age. Here, take this book. It contains records about the last dragon rider. He was Gash's master and the seeker who led this village.

Edge: Why are you giving this to me?

Zadoc: You should have it. Like him, you are also a dragon rider.

Did Gash tell you about the Towers?

Edge: sounds crazy.

Zadoc: I see. I understand your skepticism. It is also written that your dragon has the ability to destroy the Towers. That's why we've been watching you since you found the dragon.

The Towers are located throughout this world. To destroy them all, it would take centuries.

Edge: That's impossible...

Zadoc: When she was unearthed, we discovered her true purpose... Perhaps there is hope.

Edge: You mean Azel? What do you want with her? She must find the path to Sestren. It's our only chance. She must know how to get there.

Edge: Sestren?

Zadoc: The ancient records speak of a group of astral passages beyond our world that connects all of the Towers. These Towers are controlled by Sestren.

Edge: So Gash wants to destroy Sestren.

Zadoc: Exactly. If Azel leads the dragon to Sestren and the dragon destroys it, all of the towers will be destroyed.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Case Study No. 0699: Staff of the Thomas Crane Public Library

Red Eye: Stopping the Library Porn Epidemic
A clip from the best show on Cable News: Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld.
Watch every night @3:00am Eastern, 12:00pm Pacific on Fox News Channel.

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[scene opens on the set of "Red Eye", as host Greg Gutfeld sits at a table (surrounded by his guests Bill Schulz, Jim Norton, Sarah Elizabeth Cupp, and Imogen Lloyd Webber), speaking directly to the camera]
GREG: So, how do you stop people from looking at porn in the library? Well, I invite them over for dinner. But one New England town may have another way, by stabbing them in the genitals ... I kid. Actually, Quincy Massachusetts city councilor - great guy, by the way - Daniel Raymondi has asked the mayor to make public a list of people who have viewed porn on library computers in the past year. Under the current policy, violators are given two warnings before they're banned. Raymondi says part of the motivation is to determine if any of the violators are sex offenders. Anyway, the city's legal department is now reviewing the request, but will it work? We went to Gym Bunny for comment.
[cut to a clip of a furry (i.e. a shirtless man wearing a rabbit head costume) lifting weights, then cut back to the set]
GREG: Guess Gym Bunny can't be disturbed when he's working out. Can ya blame him? Working out is awesome, right Gym Bunny? Yeah, I know.
BILL: He's currently dating Gym Rat, it's inter-species!
GREG: Jim, without free porn, what the point is a library?
JIM: Exactly! If I can't drop my sweats, there's no reason to go into that boring place! That's how you embarrass somebody, you just make 'em stand in front of everybody and you put a blacklight over the front'a their pants!
GREG: There you go! Imogen, is it the ugly secret that our nation's libraries are centers for homeless masturbation?
IMOGEN: No. But also, if you're remotely bright and want to behave like this, surely you would just nick somebody else's username? You just steal somebody else's, isn't that what you do? Get someone else's username and password?
GREG: I think ... That's true, that's true. But I think most of these people are caught in the act, literally caught in the act. Uh, S.E., is this just another reason to shut down libraries? No one uses them anymore.
SARAH: Who needs 'em?
GREG: Some people actually go there and rent movies.
SARAH: I've never heard of this, but who the eff goes to a public library to watch porn?
GREG: Homeless people!
SARAH: Can we get these guys a PC? I mean, if we can get, if we can raise money to get inner-city kids computers, why can't we hold a bake sale to get these poor idiots home computers?
BILL: Because they would have sex with the baked goods!
SARAH: There's gotta be an outreach program! And by the way, as a former Mass-hole, I gotta tell you, it's "quin-ZEE" not "quin-CEE."
GREG: Oh really?
GREG: I had no idea ... I thought it was named after Jack Klugman!
SARAH: It's "Quin-ZEE," I promise ...
GREG: Oh ... But hey, y'know Bill, library staff says they've only talked to two or three people a year about looking at porn at work. What did you say when you were caught?
BILL: [laughs] I, uh, blamed the homeless person sitting next to me!
SARAH: There you go!
BILL: He smelled worse, and they bought it! They, uh--
GREG: You mean Dad ...
BILL: [laughs] Yeah, sorry Dad ... Uh, I keep hoping that the mayor of this town is one of the first people that are gonna come out as the guy that surfed on Chubby Cheerleaders Dot Org!
SARAH: Oh, totally! Totally!
BILL: When they went on there, and it's gonna go down to one of those people on the city council, because they deserve this! Let these poor homeless people have their fun!
SARAH: I agree.
GREG: It's a good point about porn. I mean, as much as it infiltrates and ruins lives, you can't come out against it because at some point, they're gonna find it on you.
JIM: Yeah, I think it's something that everybody likes. If you don't like porn, there's something wrong with you. How can you not enjoy, I mean, how can you look at those images or videos, or if you pay a couple to be in front of you ... that's not unheard of.
BILL: It's being an American!
JIM: Absolutely!
BILL: I can tell by Imogen's expression right now that she absolutely agrees.
IMOGEN: I do absolutely agree, and I love your porn habit! We've discussed many times, it's something I love about you.
GREG: Here's the thing, ninety percent of the people who hate porn, hate porn because they love porn.
JIM: Absolutely.
GREG: What it does, is it taps into this part of your life that says "You're weak."
GREG: That you cannot control your own desires, and that's why when you watch porn, you feel a sense of self-loathing over yourself, often sitting alone in your room ... crying.
BILL: Omnipresent pop-up ads mocking you.
GREG: Yeah ... Swearing you'll never look at it again. Forty five minutes go by, you're back there. Staring at it. Saying, "This is the last time. This is the last time." Then, forty five minutes go by, you're back again. You can't stop ... Why am I talking, who am I talking to?
[everyone laughs, and the scene fades to black]



Mass. city councilor wants to name and shame people who access porn on library computers

Published June 29, 2010

QUINCY, Mass. (AP) — A city councilor in Massachusetts thinks he's come up with a way to stop people looking at pornography on public library computers — name them and shame them.

Quincy Councilor Daniel Raymondi has asked Mayor Thomas Koch to make public a list of people who have viewed pornography on library computers within the past year. The council unanimously approved a resolution on the idea last week.

Library director Ann McLaughlin tells The Patriot Ledger that using library computers to access porn is against policy, and violators are given two warnings before they are banned. She says she's not sure publicly naming violators would work.

A spokesman for the mayor says the city's legal department is reviewing Raymondi's request.



QUINCY - Daniel Raymondi and the Quincy city councilors who courted the 11 o'clock news and drive-time news radio with their name-and-shame policy at the Thomas Crane Public Library should have known the ultimate consequences of their recent action.

Quincy suddenly became known coast-to-coast as the city that wants to shame its population of porn addicts who frequent the public library.

For a problem that comes up only two or three times a year, according to the Thomas Crane librarian quoted in The Patriot Ledger, Quincy's rep is now closely tied with porn and pervs.

It was well covered by the Associated Press in a news story that was carried on scores of news outlets, including Network World, the Washington Times, Fox News and CBS affiliates as far away as Los Angeles.

It simply wasn't worth pursuing the resolution.

I prefer that public libraries not overly restrict access to Internet content, but perhaps better filtering software is in order to block offensive sites.

That may have been the better – and less newsworthy – resolution.

Case Study No. 0698: Librarian Hag

RPG Maker 2k3 Library - Episode 1 - Aptos Adventures - Part 4.wmv
The final part of the intro/dream. Nick and co. fight a mysterious old lady known as the Librarian Hag and we get a sneak peak at the premier of Aptos Adventures.

I forgot to mention, the song that plays before the boss fight is the boss theme from Plok. That game was the shit.

Here is the link to the game if you want to play it:
Tags: RPG Maker 2k3 Aptos Adventures Todd Audas Nick McKay Pencils Security Guards Mr. T. Library Aptos High School Contra Music Final Fantasy 8 Music Plok Music
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[scene opens outside of Aptos High School after dark, as Nick and his friends have gathered in the parking lot]
COOPER: What are we here for again? It's like three in the morning.
NICK: You know what we're here for.
COOPER: No I don't ...
BRETT: You guys always fight! Calm down and listen, this is important.
NICK: What?
BRETT: We have a difficult task. We have to break into the library to return this book.
ETHAN: What's the book called?
[Brett says nothing]
ETHAN: Well!?
COOPER: Tell us!
NICK: Tell us!
BRETT: "How to Beat Aptos Adventures."
[they eventually make their way into the school library, and begin looking at the shelves]
NICK: Books about death and pain and sacrifice. Wow, scary.
[he looks at another shelf]
NICK: Books about war.
[he looks at another shelf]
NICK: Books about peace.
[he looks at another shelf]
NICK: "Gunether's Adventures."
[he looks at another shelf]
NICK: Here's a book that you can only get at the beginning of the game, but will be vital to completion later on. That's why I'm not taking it.
[he looks at another shelf]
NICK: That's odd. There's nothing in this section.
[he looks at another shelf]
NICK: Books about wheelchairs.
BRETT: Let me take a look!
NICK: Just kidding.
[he looks at another shelf]
NARRATOR: You found a switch! ... oh wait that was a book. Did you really expect it to be something else? How cliche.
[he looks at another shelf]
NICK: Books about releasing a game on time. Ha!
[he looks at another shelf]
NICK: Books about science. Borrrrrrrrrring.
[he looks at another shelf]
NICK: Books about radical theories ... like the theory that Alex is really a clone of his sister.
ALEX: [from off camera] I heard that!
[he looks at another shelf]
NICK: This section is called "Alex's Sister Porno."
ALEX: Eh, that joke isn't funny any more guys.
[they turn and see the new student following them]
NICK: Alex? What are you doing here?
ALEX: Heh, a good question to ask ... for the simple likes of you! If you must know I'm here to pick up a few science fiction books *guheheha*
[cut to an unknown room inside the school, as a security guard is speaking to an elderly old woman]
WEIRD LIBRARIAN/GHOST THING: Send a replacement guard for corridor alpha pronto!
SECURITY GUARD: Yes, Miss Librarian Hag!


[Nick and his friends run into Crazy Nerd, who is standing near a locked door at the back of the library]
CRAZY NERD: I could have sworn there was a key to unlock that door around here somewhere ... Try checking the bookshelves.
[the player pushes a nearby bookshelf, as "Got Basement Key!" appears on screen]
CRAZY NERD: Good, now go unlock the door down there and take that guide back for godsake!
[the player tries to open the basement door, but "Wrong key! Go find the right one!" appears on screen]
CRAZY NERD: So the key won't work? How strange. Maybe it's for another door in this building, not necessarily the basement.
[the player searches some more in the library, then returns to Crazy Nerd]
CRAZY NERD: What? Why are you looking at me like that?
[Nick pushes Crazy Nerd out of the way, as "Found Real Basement Key!" appears on screen]
CRAZY NERD: Heh ... I wasn't hiding it from you! Honest!
[the player enters the basement, lighted by oil lamps and featuring a single bookshelf]
NICK: So this is the right shelf?
CONNOR: I still don't get why we had to come all this way to take the book back, I mean why can't they make it easy and have a return slot?
WEIRD LIBRARIAN/GHOST THING: [from off camera] Silence!!!!!
BRETT: What was that?
[the elderly old woman appears before them]
ETHAN: What are you!?!?
WEIRD LIBRARIAN/GHOST THING: For thousands of years I have been locked in this cell. But now you have set me free. You are now going to be rewarded. With a kiss!
ETHAN: I don't know if you know this, but ... I don't date guys. I don't play both sides of the field with the short shorts and the--
WEIRD LIBRARIAN/GHOST THING: Fine, have it your way. Sigh ... I guess I have to oppose you or something, so prepare!
NICK: It might be a good idea to look at the guide now ... but before we do will someone please tell me why the hell we're returning it?
WEIRD LIBRARIAN/GHOST THING: The game would be way too easy if I allow you to hold onto that guide! Now give Granny a kiss!
[cut to the battle screen, as the fight with "Librarian Hag" begins]
WEIRD LIBRARIAN/GHOST THING: Play fair now ... these old bones aren't what they used to be!
[Librarian Hag is eventually defeated, as the scene changes back to the basement, and she gives Nick a kiss before disappearing]
NICK: Brett, please do me a favor and rip my tongue out! Yuck! My mouth is going to permanently taste like prunes! Maybe we should hold onto that guide a while longer ...
ETHAN: About that, uh ... that hag took off with it!
NICK: Figures ... let's get outta here!
[he looks at the bookshelf]
NICK: This is the strategy guide section. I don't need any of these books. I've already beaten most of these games anyway.



Aptos Adventures is a console-style role playing game made by Nick McKay/Tobin Industries using RPG Maker 2003 for PC. It is loosely based on his high school and life.



History: I started working on this game way, way back in 2001. I had a bunch of projects and wanted to actually finish one. Since then I have worked on it on and off when I had time. In 2003 I switched to Rpg maker 2003. in 2006 I finished it, but there were bugs and the sidequests weren't finished. Now it's 2008 and I can't believe I've been working on this thing so long.

I don't think it's the best game ever made (that's AA2) but if you like games that don't take themselves too seriously then I think you'll like it. There aren't too many funny games out there anymore so I wanted to make a game that could be funny but still have good gameplay.

Story: The story is somewhat based on my life. Most of the characters were my friends from high school and it takes place in a fictionalized Aptos, California located in the greater Santa Cruz Archipelago. The year is 20XX, (okay, like 2003 if we're going by which of my classes are in the game)

Nick is an ordinary high school student about to start his first day of a new semester. Meanwhile his family is kidnapped by a vengeful teacher. What begins as a quest to rescue them unfolds into an EPIC BATTLE TO SAVE THE WORLD. Yeah, it's cliche, but what do you expect, I was like 16 when I started making this. Aptos Adventures 2 will have a way better story, instead it's an EPIC BATTLE TO SAVE THE UNIVERSE.

Nick- My alter ego and main character.
Weapon: Giant Pencil.
special: pencil attacks

Cooper- Nick's twin brother. He's 10 minutes older than Nick. Does that mean in 10 Minutes Nick will gain his knowledge? Nick and Coop can team up for specials

Brett- Friend of Nick and Coop. Searching for his lost brother riley.

Ethan-Friend of Nick and Coop. Searching for the lost kingdom of Jewjinia. (I'm being anti-antisemitic, not antisemitic, there's a difference)

Riley- Brett's long lost brother. Last scene in the Snowfalls region....

Tobin-A mysterious alien whose world has been enslaved by Welshbon and Goobindos. Not much is known about him other than he's a good guy

Satchel- Nick and Cooper's family dog. (Hidden character)

****** Non-playable ******

Crazy Nerd- Offers advice and items. Seems to know it's only a game...

Alex- Nerdy kid that sells items since there aren't too many towns. Think Toad in Mario RPG

Question Mark Guys- A mysterious race who speak like yoda. They wear black bodysuits to hide their true form. Friends of Tobin.

****** Evil ******

Cody- A slovenly creature, Cody's dungeon is not a place you want to enter...

Goobindos- Not much is known about Goobindos or his race. They seem to snort alot and like pink. Enslaved Tobin's world

Welshbon-Cooper's 10th grade physics teacher. Lives only to make his students fail. He takes revenge on cooper and captures him and his family

Game Features:
-Voice acting for cutscenes. Optional as it takes up alot of MB
-Action Battles, action minigames where you have to take down a boss or solve a puzzle
-8 chapters, the game is about 10 hours long, short but sweet. I hate games that have filler

Features in DX Edition:
-bug-free (is that a feature?
-More voice acting
-more cutscenes
-more story
-fleshed out sidequests
-alternate ending to unlock from newgame+
-Ultimate weapons to be found
-attacks for Tobin, Satchel, and Riley since they didn't have them before
-Better graphics in some places, I replaced the horribly drawn Brett Puppet with the better one from AA2
-and MUCH more!

Case Study No. 0697: "How To Meet Sexy Librarians"

Mission#46 - Go to the library and ask for a book on "how to meet sexy librarians".
Do you dare to unbottle yourself?
Over 500 missions.
Download the social app at
Tags: mission#046 Carlsberg Unbottle Social Mission Prizes Party iPhone Andriod App Hong Kong Sweden Game Gaming Mobile Sverige
Added: 1 year ago
From: unbottle
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[scene opens with a young man walking up to the front desk ("Information 1 - talbokslantagare har fortur") at a public library, and asking the young female librarian for a book on how to meet sexy librarians ("sexig bibliotekarier")]
[the librarian laughs, then points him to somewhere off camera]
["Unbottle Yourself by Carlsberg, Download the social app at unbottleyourself dot com" appears on screen]



Carlsberg beer and ad agency Akestam Holst are going social in Sweden with their "Unbottle Yourself" mobile app, inviting the nation to let its collective blond hair down and loosen up a little. Weird, I'd always considered Sweden a swingin' sexy socialist paradise. Wasn't there a song called "Sweden Swings (Like a Pendulum Do)"? Kidding. I know that was Norway. The Carlsberg contest asserts that Swedes are "the most reserved people on the planet," and since there's no way an alcoholic beverage would ever exaggerate in its advertising, I guess that must be true. To win a grand-prize party trip to Hong Kong, Swedes must accomplish various "missions." These include: skipping down the street for at least one block; wearing a helmet at the gym; going to the library and asking for a book on "sexy librarians"; washing the windshield of a stranger's car; pretending to be a tour guide on a bus; and placing water bottles on the floor and racing between them like a ski pro. Sounds like a typical day for the AdFreak staff, except we do most of that stuff naked. My favorite Carlsberg mission is speaking with a slight German accent the whole day. It really does stipulate "slight." Vell, that's probably vise. The Swedes may be shy, but those Germans can't take a joke.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Case Study No. 0696: Mrs. Wendy Smith

Day in the Life of Mrs Smith.wmv
Well my librarian and i are always hangin out during school and shes kinda crazy. So when she was gone from school Mr. Montgomery and i made a video that pokes fun at her. It probably wont be very funny if you dont know her. If you do, you could pee ;)
Tags: Mrs. Smith tenino high school
Added: 2 years ago
From: 19bigs
Views: 117

A Day in the Life of Mrs. Smith

[scene opens with a male teacher walking into the Tenino High School Library, as the young female librarian (blonde hair, glasses) walks up to him]
MR. HELEY: Hi, Miss Smith ...
MRS. SMITH: Hi, Mister Heley, what's wrong?
MR. HELEY: I'm really sad, because last night I saw ... "Titanic."
MRS. SMITH: Awww. Well, I have the perfect thing for you.
[she reaches into her jacket and pulls out a book]
MRS. SMITH: A book about butterflies!
[he takes it and gets a crazed look on his face]
MR. HELEY: Butterflies ... Thank you!
[she laughs and walks away]
MRS. SMITH: You're welcome!
[cut to a female student talking to the librarian as she scans books]
STUDENT 1: How do you always have so much energy?
MRS. SMITH: I don't know!
[cut to the librarian in the break room, as she takes a can of coffee grounds but (instead of putting it into the coffee maker) dumps it straight into her mouth]
[cut to another male teacher talking to the librarian as she types at her computer]
TEACHER: Misses Smith, I need a projector for second period. Can you bring one down?
MRS. SMITH: Why yes, of course!
[cut to the librarian pushing the projector down the hallway (while singing Lady Gaga songs to herself), when she cuts off a male student walking in the opposite direction and throws him to the ground ... then calmly goes back to pushing the projector while singing to herself]
[cut to a female teacher talking to a male student]
MRS. MCKAY: Chris, I need you to do me a favor. I need you to go to the library and ask Misses Smith to get the Edgar Allen Poe plays, 'cause we're gonna start Edgar Allen Poe.
CHRIS: Why? Misses Smith is crazy and scary ...
[she rolls her eyes at him]
MRS. MCKAY: Misses Smith is not crazy and scary, go!
CHRIS: Alright ...
MRS. MCKAY: Geez ...
[cut to the student entering the library (which is empty and all the lights are turned off]
CHRIS: Misses Smith? Misses Smith? Misses Smith?
[the librarian suddenly emerges from a large drawer underneath the front desk, holding a book and a flashlight]
MRS. SMITH: Wanna read a scary book?!
[cut to the librarian waving to her student workers as she exits the library]
MRS. SMITH: Bye guys, have a good day!
[cut to the librarian getting in her car, as she turns on the radio (playing heavy metal music) and starts headbanging]

A Day in the Life
of Mrs. Smith

Directed by
Mr. Montgomery

Courtney Niemi

Student 1
Mersadies Snider

Student 2
Brian Bender

Office TA's
Katye Rus and Saranda Lund

Mr. Heley and Mrs. McKay

Special Thanks to
Mrs. Smith, Librarian Extraordinaire



The Tenino High School Library is one of the greatest resources we provide to our students. The Library is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Students may check out books, conduct research, study, read magazines and books, and use our computer resources. Our teacher librarian, Mrs. Wendy Smith, is always willing to help our students with any research or homework needs.

Case Study No. 0695: Mr. Sims

Lyla Wolf - Film
As "Mr. Sims," Conrad is a your friendly librarian. When werwolves are lurking, having a friendly face to turn to is a relief.
Tags: Infractus
Added: 1 year ago
From: 419conrad
Views: 112

[Lyla approaches the front desk at the library, where a middle-aged male librarian is using a barcode scanner on a book]
MR. SIMS: Ah, good morning Lyla!
LYLA: Good morning, Mister Sims.
MR. SIMS: Your usual? Station Number Two?
LYLA: You know me so well.
MR. SIMS: Alright ...
[he hands her a key]
MR. SIMS: Here you go. Don't work too hard.
[she smiles and walks off]


[Mister Sims is speaking on the phone as Lyla approaches]
MR. SIMS: We sure do have it right here at the front desk ... Alright.
[he hangs up the phone and smiles at Lyla]
MR. SIMS: Lyla!
LYLA: Morning, Mister Sims. Station Number Two?
MR. SIMS: Oh, I-I'm sorry Lyla. Today Logan reserved that station.
[she looks behind the counter at Logan, who is the library assistant]
MR. SIMS: You know, today's supposed to be a really pretty one, I say you two go outside and enjoy--
LYLA: I-I'm not gonna ... I'm not gonna leave it alone, Mister Sims.
[he takes a key]
MR. SIMS: You can use Station Number Three.
[she takes the key and begins to walk away]
MR. SIMS: Hey, Lyla ...
[she turns]
MR. SIMS: [whispers] I'll bring you some coffee.
[she smiles as Mr. Sims laughs, then turns and leaves]
[he turns and looks at Logan]
MR. SIMS: [quietly] Don't ...



Lyla Wolf: Infractus (2011)
A Narrative Film project in Los Angeles, CA by Megan Poore

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