I did a little pencilling at the Keep today. Janice was helping Jason stuff the holds, Bradley was keeping the couch rooted to the floor, Ari was chowing down on Cheap Chinese, and I was taking a break.
This nice gal, new to the place, began talking to us, mostly because Bradley and I were discussing the differences between monkeys and apes, and, you know… MONKEYS. It’s a conversation you have to get in on.
Naturally it led from there to ninjas, swords, and baboons. And the new girl identified herself as “the one whose fiance kidnapped her.”
Ah, yes. Those were YOUR friends who came in here, changed into black coats and ski-masks, and then went next door. “We thought they were LARPers. At least, that’s the story we would have given the police.”
She explained that she was a little concerned at how she might be weird. After all, she and her fiance have swords adorning their walls.
We all had a nice chat, and then she headed back out into the world.
I told Janice (and the rest of the store, but I directed my comments at Janice):
“The good news is, she’ll fit right in around here. The bad news is, THIS is where she fits right in.”
Maybe that’s why I love the Keep so much. Weirdos, to the last.