Starting Tuesday, March 21st, the ongoing adventures of Useless Lump and his adventures will return to this space.
Now, with so long a time off, you might think, “Why not start on a Monday, it’s so much more logical and I want my story today, right now.”
Of course, you would be correct in most circumstances, but not in this case.
For you see, Tuesday is the day of war.
Tuesday — Tiu’s day
Middle English tiwesday or tewesday
Old English tiwesdæg “Tiw’s (Tiu’s) day”
Latin dies Martis “day of Mars”
Ancient Greek hemera Areos “day of Ares”
Tiu (Twia) is the English/Germanic god of war and the sky. He is identified with the Norse god Tyr.
Mars is the Roman god of war.
Ares is the Greek god of war.
And it is war, my friends, that once more engulfs the broken world. War of ideology, war of faith, war of justice, and most importantly, war of gods. Not all who are worshiped are filled with compassion, some thrive on the cries of the defeated and relish in the blood of battle.
So, one more day, I think, to prepare the ballista, armor the faithful, and let loose the dogs of war.
Tomorrow I will regale you with blood and adventure. Prepare for chaos as Useless and his cohorts sail the high seas in search for answers and eventually retribution.