Sunday, January 17, 2016
'Epic Fail' from Millsy - The Summoning
[Atishoo! Sniff!] Tamsin had had enough. "These rotten colds are doing my head in!" she thought. "How can I be expected to concentrate on painting 40,000 little brown Rebs when my eyes are watering and I can't see straight? And this bloody Five-D Cough Syrup is hopeless, although I am starting to like the taste which is a tad disturbing..."
What to do?!? "I know, I'll ask for a little help!" So donning her official Posties Reject hooded robe (Honestly, they're NOT a cult. No, really...) she headed for the spare bedroom and prepared to summon a little brush-wielding help. Surely nobody would know an extra set of impish hands had been helping with the painting? [You really need to vacuum in there Tamsin, there's so much dust there's weeds growing!]
Walking to he centre of her stone circle, bleach fumes still spinning in her head, Tamsin began to chant...
O great Postie, send me help!
Send me an imp, send me an imp,
Send me a GIMP!
The second that last line of the incantation left her mouth she knew she'd goofed. "GIMP? Why did I say GIMP? I know that word's more than over-used these days but surely I'm not obsessed with six foot tall sun-bronzed Aussie blokes standing about in their backyards?
"Oh well", she thought... "What's the worst that could happen?!? Nothing has appeared here in front of me as expected, after all." If only Tamsin knew what was behind her! For as the rest of us all know, GIMP is demon-speak for Greater IMP, and they don't come any greater (or angrier) than this.
Because you see, it's grudge-match weekend in the football and no self-respecting bright red demon likes being dragged away from the telly when ManU are visiting Anfield for a dose of Scouse Power. THAT, my friends, really IS an EPIC Fail...
100% true stories aside, the demon was gifted to me by a mate and I've no idea who made it. It's an oddly Geiger-esque looking thing but painted up well enough and certainly looks the part. "Tamsin" is a pre-slotta Chaos sorcerer and may be an old Marauder or Citadel mini but there were no legible identifying marks so I can't say for sure. The stone circle is a rather fine plaster item and was bought from a bargain bin years ago and put away, knowing at some point I'd need to extract a little revenge (okay, maybe just cause I can't resist a bargain).