Saturday, November 28, 2009

The Daily Crumb Museum Nov 2009

When artists have nothing new to say they go back to their old work. For many years The Daily Crumb have kept a photobucket log of drawings and animations.

A memory box opened up whilst searching and we discovered something. Crumb was, for about 2 weeks, going to be an animated character with friend Odei.

That was Odei.
His friend Crumb only made it into one digital drawing

I'm sure you agree that it was lucky this was never made.

I thought, for the first time in Daily Crumb history. I could give you a look at my very first Flash Animation.
I always claim that Tomothy Live 1 is my first. Well it is my first proper cartoon (However terrible) but this one here, this was the first.

This is Flame Boy.
Click on the link

The computer says it was made in 2004, like the Tomothy Live episodes.


Now! Some more history maybe?
Over the years or 'munchmedia' has gone through a lot of website design changes. Here are some examples.

These are not in any particular order.
This one being my fave (Click for bigger pics)


So anyway
Nowadays i care less about my website design so if you visit you'll actually find it is a mixture of two.
As long as people know where they are going i am happy. The problem with my fave design (first posted bubbles) was all the links lead to new window pop ups. There was a lot of error with that and it was difficult to update without problems.

But the Museum has not finished yet!

I've still got some very old animations to show.
This being one of them.
Before munch was a little blond haired boy with a green and white scarf he was a BIG ORANGE BIRD.
Yeah that didnt last very long.
Check it out here

And now last but not least i actually made a second PEANUTS Tribute no one ever saw.


I hope you enjoyed viewing and reading about a little bit of The Daily Crumb's history.

I have not worked on the new animation, Cliff and the End of the Rainbow for about a week now but here is a screenshot.
One in which i am quite proud of.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

The enws today

Today in the news limousine painted

Also in the news Count Dracula has been arrested at his home in LA. I think you can guess why.

No news on the where abouts of the well known childrens band 'Blue Popcorn Crunch Band'.
Since 2002 they've had hits such as
'Bloody death by bears'
'Mary drowned in the dam'
and 'Choking on the head of a wolf.'

They disapeared halfway through their LIVE show across the UK. This was after some controversy that their show was too bright for younger viewers. There were cases of actual permanent blinding.

Soon enough all their shows had to be changed to theatres in posh areas so the children were used to seeing shiney expensive things. There have been no problems up until now.
We're worried that various parents may have organised to kidnap the band and keep them in an abandoned carnival space.

But enough with boring news

Enws is actually 'news' in Welsh

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Brilliant Children in Need highlights

The biggest highlight of Children in Need for 2009.

Peter Kay's Full Animated Music Video.
Almost every brilliant kids tv character in history. Sure it is missing some of the greats like Noddy but it is still fun and amazing so see al lthe characters together. From Thunderbirds, The Wombles to Postman Pat and Paddington Bear and the Little Robots
Video below

Amazing! Well done Peter Kay, that must have been a lot of work.

Shame Little Howard did not make it in :D

And now onto Eastenders.
The only other highlight.
This would not work if the tv show was not so depressing.
Watch as the cats of Eastenders SMILE! And be themselves
Video below

And an eastenders advert for Children in the Need.

Of course! Doctor Who had theirs to show but it was just a funny clip from the next episode. Which i am very much looking forward to.
So if you want to watch this please enjoy.
Video below

Monday, November 16, 2009

Blob and the Last Phoenix.

Today in the, oh right i said i would not do that anymore.

Matthew Menhenick has finally released his latest animated fantasy.

Blob, the little green guy with a big heart eavesdrop on a conversation going on in the market place. Two villains are planning to capture the last phoenix alive with cash in mind.
Blob takes it upon himself to save the bird from extinction.
A nice little story with some great colours and characters.

Of course you do not have to go looking for it!
You can watch it right here at The Daily Crumb.
Please comment personally on the Blob Corp blog or the main youtube video page.
video below


Brackenwood news now:

Lee Miller, the fantastic composer and winner of the Brackenwood trailer competition has been given the job of music for the next short.

Adam Phillips had this to say:
"Blah Blah Blah Blah Lee Miller rocks Blah Blah Blah Blah. Blah Blah Blah Animation kinda finished, just need to finish up a bit of animation. Yay! Daily Crumb."
you can read all of this at his blog.


So the only thing we're very slowly working on is that animation i mentioned earlier titled, Cliff and the End of the Rainbow.'

I promised Matt i'd release a screenshot. Keeping in mind not very much has actually been done.. yeh

I do believe you can click to make it larger.

RIP Edward Woodward

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Fun ChartJackers Children in Need Song

As an embarrassed charlieissocoollike subscriber on Youtube i am proud to embed this fun I GOT NOTHING Children in need song.
If this does not make you happy i do not know what will.

Organisers pages:


Monday, November 09, 2009

Benjamin and the Poachers

So not to confuse anyone this is another story in part of the Benjamin Biscuitboy and Princess Apple series, Which has come and gone for a while here at The Daily Crumb.

This story takes place after the Shadow in the Kingdom. Which you can find below.

Benjamin and the Poachers
Do not read before Shadow in the Kingdom

Written by guest writer Lana Cohen

King Benjamin sat by the side of his lover for many seasons to come, he did not wish to be parted from the one he loved, and though Princess Apple Tree was now an actual Apple Tree, she still loved him in return. She provided him with shelter and shade with her branches and sparingly gave him her twigs when he was in need of fire wood and her leaves when he required a warm blanket in the harsh cold winter nights. Though they were happy, the Kingdom however was not. Without a King and proper guidance, riots began to spread and the city was plagued by the bad and the wicked.

Because the apple tree was kept in the Kingdom’s garden, great care was taken unto her, so she would not wilt away like the rest of her kind. One spring morning King Benjamin awoke from his sleep as the sun began to glare down on him, as he looked upwards to greet the tree a good morning he was surprised to see a single apple bud resting on one of the branches. Usually the apples grow in bunches yet there was to be only one. King Benjamin knew that this one was special.

He began taking care of the apple as it grew. He used his handkerchief to wrap up the apple at nights and read the apple stories by day. He knew the apple was listening and loved the stories as the apple would become the most radiant of green.

Though the Kingdom’s garden was high in security and was hidden away from the villagers. Word still got out of the new tree spirit. A huge debate caused riots across the Kingdom, some villagers wanted the apple to be planted in the open gardens, so everyone can see it and watch it bloom, and some even tried to steal the apple for themselves.

But their efforts failed as King Benjamin would not part from the apple tree nor the apple and he did not sleep, for he knew that if he closed his eyes for even second, poachers would come and steal the apple away. As it got dark, the apple tree closed herself up for the night. However King Benjamin could not keep it up as he felt his eyelids getting heavier and his vision getting fainter, until before he knew it he was fast asleep. Just as he thought, poachers began to creep in. They silently began to sneak up on the apple tree, not wanting to wake the King.

There were 3 of them, all as greedy and as ugly as each other. But their body shapes ranged in different sizes, one was short and fat, the other was tall and thin, the other was neither tall nor short, neither fat nor thin, but he was old . The old man and the tall, thin man positioned themselves around the tree, trying to find where the apple was hidden amongst the branches, the short, fat man tip toed up to the sleeping King and the short, fat man began to pull out his knife. The tall, thin man spotted the apple and stabbed the trunk of the apple tree with his knife hoping it would wobble the tree, instead the tree woke from her slumber and in panic and pain she swung her branches round, knocking the tall, thin man to the ground. At that moment the apple fell from the tree, looking plump, rich, juicy and full of flavour. Only the old man saw it fell, the other two were too concerned about being attacked by the tree’s branches. The old man stood over the apple, his glaring eyes caught in the apple’s reflection, he began to lick his lips and bent over to pick it up.

Suddenly the apple started to shake frantically and a crack began to emerge from the centre of the apple. A light materialized from the crack, a bright, fluorescent light. The apple split in two halves, revealing a spirit lying where the pips should be. The spirit began to grow and transform into a young, beautiful girl, just like her mother. The poachers gazed in amazement. The old man saw the all the fame and wealth he would get from this rare tree spirit. Without a thought the old man shouted to the short, fat man ‘Off with his head!’

The short, fat man rose up his knife to the King’s throat, and squeezed his eyes shut as he slit his knife across the flesh. He opened his eyes to reveal thin air. He glanced around to see the young girl still glowing with a fluorescent light with the King in her arms. The King slowly awoke, seeing a vision of his wife with her arms wrapped round him. It took a few seconds for his eyes to focus, he looked round to see the apple tree still standing, but in pain, he then saw the three poachers, and stood up in confidence. The King had fury in his eyes and the three poachers huddled together.

‘My lord, it’s not what you think.’ Said the old man

‘I ... er ... you see ... sire ...’ Stuttered the short, fat man

‘We didn’t mean any harm.’ Stated the tall, thin man

The King drew his sword and with anger in his voice he said,

‘You three are banished from my Kingdom, you must never return here again!’

With that, the King’s guards came to escort the three poachers from the Castle.

King Benjamin threw his sword to the ground and gently stroked the apple tree to sooth her pain. ‘I’m sorry my darling, I shouldn’t have fallen asleep, I was mean to protect you, you and that apple ...’

He turned around to see the young girl, not glowing anymore, but instead lying unconscious on the grass. He ran up to her.

‘It’s my fault little apple, I’m so sorry. You chose to become human just so you could save me from those poachers. But I promise I’ll make it up to you. I’ll never leave your side, my castle is your home, I’ll teach you how to make the best biscuits in the Kingdom, and I’ll read you a story every night’.

A smile formed on her face and the apple tree bloomed like she’s never bloomed before.

With help from King Benjamin’s new daughter, Pip, they were able to restore the Kingdom, back to the magnificent Kingdom it once was, and still had time to visit the apple tree every day, watching her apples grow in bunches.

the end

By Lana Cohen

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Shadow in the Kingdom part 2

The kingdom is in panic.
Knights are exploring every corner for the Queen and the family held hostage.
Benjamin is pacing the halls of the castle, Princess Apple watching from an armchair. "What happened to Kunen?"
"He is in bed resting," Ben answers calmly.
"But he tryed to kill you. Is that not worth a night in the dungeon?" The Princess picks up a glass of juice from a side table.
"He's been my friend for too long." He smiles at her, "He's the victim here."
"You are a great king."
"I'm just a Biscuitboy."

"Lam Heeksphere, at your service my lord!" Lam is a small man with grubby clothes. His job, to detect. "I've never failed before sir."
Benjamin frowns, "There is a first time for everything."
Lam thinks for a moment, "Ah yes sir! This is true! But you pay up front."
Benjamin sees this small man as a light hearted fellow, "Three bags of gold... and don't call me .. 'my lord'.. or 'sir'. It is really annoying."
"Rightchu are my lord."

Sat comfortably in the dining room of the castle is the shaking man. The first to see the Queen alive and well, and buying knives from the market. He is enjoying a unidice bleech fruit, juice dribbling down chin. He was enjoying the life of a royal.
"Mornin!" Lam Heeksphere appears next to him.
"Hi." the man replies with a mouth full of food.
"Just want to know one thing."
"Ok.. what is i..."
"In which direction did the Queen leave in?" Lam asks.
"Uh.." the shaking man drops the bitten fruit onto his plate. "Right.. or left, it was right."
"What is your name?"
"Uh... uh.. ummmmm maybe uh.... Blanket."the shaking man shifts his arms along the table.
"Last name?"
"That is my last name."
"OK, then you'll be able to guess what my next question is." Lam continues.
"My name is Warm Blanket."
"Really? Quite a suspect name if you do not mind me saying so."
"I'm used to it."
"Mind if i eat some of your food?"
"Um.." Warm seems quite surprised.
"Tell me, why did you hesitate to answer my questions?"
"I've a bad memory."
"So bad you forgot your own name?"
"Ok. My name is Lam by the way. I'm investigating this... issue. Have you seen the Queen since?"
"I.. uh.. no."
"You hesitated again."
"I'm a hesitant man. You cannot convict me for that."
"No.. you've been a great help bud! I'll be on my way now! Let me know if you see anything else." Lam turns for the door, skipping along the stone floor.
"Hold on Lam."
"Ask the king if he has any of those biscuits of his. They're delish."
"Only the royal family ever ate his biscuits. How do you know their taste?"
"He gave them to me.. secretly."
"He did not know you personally before today."
"Um... forget the biscuits. I.. no.. i have not tried them, i WANTED to try one. Because i'd heard so much."
"Yeah yeah. In the dungeon."

"So why is Warm Blanket in the dungeon?"
"He likes your biscuits."
Benjamin Biscuitboy and Lam Heeksphere chatter in the kitchen. Ben walks over to the window, a hand on the glass. "We're getting no where Lam. We've no idea where she is. We are no closer to finding Kunen's family."
"Where is your wife sire?" Lam butts in.
"The princess? She is.. well shes in bed. I regret to say she is very ill." Benjamin sighs and turns to lean on the wood kitchen table.
Lam conciders this, "I am also a trained doctor my lord. I may be able to work out what is wrong."
Benjamin brightens up, "Brilliant! What would it cost?"
"Nothing! I am now a friend to your kingdom my lord."

"Soooo, Warm Blanket. I hear you wanted some of my biscuits."
"Yes Ben.. i mean, my lord."
Benjamin stares through the thick dungeon bars at the prisoner. "How is it possible you've eaten one before? I only served the royal family, we had no time to bake for the rest of the kingdom."
Warm smiles, "I'm going to ask a question."
"Um.. fire away."
"You're weak for a king. You do not act like one. You are quite stupid."
"Excuse me Warm! I do not think that is necassary!" Benjamin growls through.
"See, i've insulted you and you are not even very angry. Where is the punishment? Where is the OFF WITH THEIR HEAD?"
"That lifestyle is a thing of the past. That was the way the Queen ran this kingdom. That way was wrong and heartless. She classed herself above the little people, who all worked much harder than her."
"She ran a better kingdom. Better constructed, as you say, classed, EVERYONE KNEW THEIR PLACE.
Do you know how i can tell you are stupid 'my lord'?" Warm blanket glares at Ben from the cell silently.
"How?" Benjamin asks.
Warm giggled suddenly, "Because you've left your wife, Princess Apple with someone you know nothing about. Lam Heeksphere."

Benjamin runs up the gloomy stone steps to the centre of the castle.
"Morning sire," says Kunen wondering miserably through the halls. "Any luck on finding my family?"
Benjamin runs past him shouting, "No, i'm sorry!"
"Didn't think so," Kunen slumps down on an arm chair.

Ben pushes open the heavy door to his and the Princess' suite. Lam is standing over Princess Apple, sitting comfortable in bed.
"Princess! Are you ok?" Benjamin screams.
"Absolutely! Your doctor gave me some medicine, my headache has gone completely!"
Benjamin makes a sigh of relief. "Oh gosh.. I cannot.. believe.." He runs to give her a big hug.
Lam shifts backwards smiling, "All in a days work my lord. Now! Off to find that Queen!"

Kunen picks up the post from the castle front hall. "Got your mail.. *cough* sir... sire.. my lord.. *cough*" He walks over to Benjamin and passes him an envelope.
"Thankyou Kunen."
Benjamin rips open the envelope and picks out the letter inside.
"Dear Benjamin Biscuitboy. As you may guess while reading, this letter is a distraction. My loyal servant, 'Warm Blanket' has broken out of your dungeon and is going to take your Princess. As you read the last line of this letter Warm Blanket will have left the castle from the back entrance and disappeared from view. Go and check. then come back for further instructions."

Benjamin stands up suddenly. Kunen moans at him, "I swear i just saw a man running past with the Princess Apple over his shoulder."
Benjamin shrieks and sits to read the rest.

"That was quick. So now we have something you want. You have something I want. The biscuits. Meet me in the kingdom centre right now. No guards. We'll talk.

- Queen 'Get your head out of the clouds'"

Benjamin runs, leaving the castle behind him.
The centre of the kingdom is wide and beautiful. A fountain in the middle. Surrounded by colourful tiles and beautiful market stores.

"Alright King?" Lam Heeksphere smiles up at Benjamin.
"Why are you here?"
Lam spots the letter in Benjamin's hand. "I got a letter as well. It said i'd find a clue here as to the Queen's where abouts."
"Well apparently she is going to be right here." Benjamin is breathing fast, worried for the Princess' life.
"The letter said the Queen has the Princess Apple my lord. Is this true?" Lam is now very worried.
"Yes, i am afraid so."
"You know... she is very special. The last of her kind. The last spiritual apple tree ever."
"Yes i know, i know."
"Why did you take her away from her field?"
"She wanted to be part of our kingdom. It was her choice, not mine."
Lam smiles, "Of course, i'm sorry my lord."
"Don't call me..."

Suddenly blood explodes from Lam's chest. Droplets soaring through the air as the weight of his body brings it to the ground. The echo of a gunshot.
He collapses abruptly onto the colourful tiles.
"LAM!" Benjamin screams shocked. He leans down, a hand on the bloody wound. A tear forms in Ben's eye.

A big fat hooded character appears in front of them holding out a rusty wood crafted pistol.
"Queen.." Benjamin begins.
"Hello Benjamin. I've suddenly come to terms with something. I am mean."
Benjamin stands silent.
The Queen continues, "When i was the ruler i ordered people to kill for me. I never concidered myself mean because i was not the one with the blood on my hands. But now, i am. And i love it. I LOVE IT!"

"I knew that Kunen could not kill you. He is a weakling. His dinners were always pretty revolting."
"Where is she??" Benjamin is breathing faster now, tears dropping from his eyes.
"Should i shoot you? My, what a prize that would be."
"If you shoot me, you will not know where the biscuits are kept."
"True. That is why the best option is to shoot Princess Apple."
Benjamin falls silent once again. Warm Blanket appears from a market store with a knife to the Princess' throat. He pushes her onto the tiles below the Queen's feet.
"Warm Blanket has always been the better slave. He has been loyal ever since the beginning. Even after my ruling finished."
Warm kicks Princess Apple in the back as she lay on the floor.
Benjamin runs forward then stops as the Queen points her pistol towards Princess Apple's forehead. Princess Apple stares at Ben with lost, teary eyes.
Benjamin shouts,"I will tell you where the biscuits are if you just give her to me safely. Then, you go, leave and never return."

The Queen laughs, "I don't like that deal. What if you give me the biscuits and the kingdom, then i give you the Princess and you become my slaves once again."
Lam mumbles something as he shivers in pain. Benjamin leans down to listen, "She is not.. not safe as a human.. ehk.. it.. it.. last of her.. kind..." His body stops moving suddenly and he is gone.
Another tear drops from Ben's eye.
"Why did you kill him? He was nothing to do with this."
The Queen replies, "Wanted to show you i mean business."

Benjamin sighs after a moment of thought, "Your deal goes then."
A loud sigh from the people surrounding them, that they will all return to be slaves once again. The Queen laughs. "Good! That is what i like to hear."

"Sounds terrible to me."
Kunen appears behind the Queen, a sword to the back of her neck. "Where is my family?" His eyes conquered by anger and gloom.
"I would not do that, you forget i have a right hand man."
Warm Blanket cackles in an evil manner and begins to walk towards Kunen.
Benjamin takes his chance and leaps at Warm's back pushing him onto the ground. His face grinding against the tiles.
Princess Apple notices this and goes in to trip up the Queen. Her feet fly upwards and she lands on her giant back rolling onto her side in pain.
The Princess stands over the Queen glaring at her intensely. "Go on, where is his family?"
The Queen squeeks in fear as Kunen's cold blade touches her skin.
"They're in the market stall over there! OVER THERE! She points in fear. As Benjamin holds down Warm, Princess Apple runs over to the stall.

She unties the hands of Kunen's family.

Queen 'get your head out of the clouds' and Warm Blanket are in the dungeon. This time it has extra security.
Kunen is on a paid holiday break with his family to get over the stress.
Princess Apple and Benjamin Biscuitboy are running the kingdom their way. Delivering free biscuits to every one of the townfolk.

The Kingdom of Fiction is a much brighter place.

An envelope appears at the front door of the castle. Benjamin kisses Princess Apple lightly on the cheek and goes to the mail.

"Dear Benjamin Biscuitboy and Princess Apple.

This is Lam Heeksphere. By now i will have left the kingdom to explore new areas of work.
Unless i'm dead haha Which i sure hope i'm not!
I am writing this to be sent on this very date at this very time. To arrive 2 days after i leave.
I am a historian, a proud historian. One of my main interests is the history of the tree spirits. For years i've studied them and for years i have watched them die.

It is known that when a tree spirit grows up it may want to leave and transform into a human.
This change is, as you know permanent.
Princess Apple is the very last of her kind, and i will not let her die in this dangerous human world.
There is never peace here. I've investigated enough murders to know this.
So on the day i was called upon as a Doctor in your Kingdom.. i gave the princess a potion.
Disguised as headache medicine.
The potion is a formula i developed just for her. To turn her back to her original form.
I made this letter arrive at this date and time because this is how long it takes for the potion to change her back to an apple tree.

All i suggest is as she is changing, make sure you lay her body back in the field where she can grow her roots in peace.

Your friend
Lam Heeksphere"

"He did WHAT?" Benjamin screams turning to his weak wife.
Princess Apple has collapsed onto the floor with tired eyes.

Kunen helps Ben carry the Princess out onto the open fields. They place her down by a dead tree.
"I can't believe this is happening.." Benjamin crys, "We only just settled down. Everyone was happy. We were free."
Kunen puts a hand on his friends back. "I'm so sorry."
"Benjamin.." The weak Princess whispers. She lay in the cool swaying grass. Just faint, losing a sense of reality.
Benjamin leans down for a hug. "I'm so sorry i left him with you. Crazy.. nutter of a man. I'm so sorry i let you take his potion while i was away."
Princess Apple is too tired to speak.
Benjamin crys over her, "I'm sorry."

"We should stand back," Kunen remarks patting Ben on his shoulder.
Ben mopes and stands away from his wife.
She looks up at him, teary eyed, "I love you."
"I love you too," Benjamin replies. Their eyes flooded.
Kunen waves kindly at the Princess, she smiles in return.

In seconds she is no longer the same. Her body split and molded into the shape of a tall apple tree.
Stood lonely in the fields.

"I'm going to stay here forever." Benjamin says, lowering to sit down on the grass.
"Sire?" Kunen spoke.

There is only the sound of wind through the apple trees leaves as they sit in the field quietly.

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Shadow in the Kingdom part 1

As two new rulers wake the sun brightens the magical Kingdom of Fiction.
Villagers are leaving their houses for the first time.
"What would you like for breakfast good sir?"Chef Kunen stands prepared at the stove as Benjamin Biscuitboy sits down.
"Have you seen the princess, Kunen?" Benjamin asks with sleepy eyes.
The chef turns to the new king. "Yes my lord, she left this morning. Went to the fields."
Benjamin smiles, "Thankyou. Don't call me, 'my lord'. Just.. keep it at Ben. We've been friends long enough. I'll make my own breakfast. You go home to your family, i will send you gold every week. That is as long as you visit!"
The chef is surprised. "That's not fair on you Ben. I'd be getting paid for nothing."
Benjamin stands up knocking his chair backwards. "Byes!" He then skips out of the kitchen.

The kingdom fields go on forever with swaying grass in the wind. Princess Apple is knelt down by the tallest dead tree.
Benjamin puts his hand on her shoulder.
"What is wrong?" Benjamin leans down to her eye-level.
"We killed the Queen. Your only aunty, your only family. We killed someone."
"You're my family now. And.. she was not.. she could not even be concidered, 'someone'. She was not worth it. She was a disgrace to our kingdom and our people."

Benjamin and the Princess walk among the villagers, through their markets and gathering spots. Benjamin introduces the Princess to all of his past friends, the old and young.

A man walks up to the two.
"What is wrong? You look like you've seen a ghost!" the Princess shouts fearful. "Are you ill?"
The man is shaking, with shocked eyes. "I-i-i-i have..."
Benjamin takes the man back to the kingdom.

Chef Kunen is cooking up some chocolate muffins for the guest. Benjamin wonders over to him, "I thought i said you could leave."
"I wanted to work this one last day. To show my full appreciation Ben." Kunen smiles at his friend.

"I saw her.." The shaking man squirms. "I saw her, she is not dead. The Queen, she is not dead. I saw her wondering the castle walls. She came to my store not too long ago. She was disguised as a villager. But i know there is no villager as fat as her..."
Princess Apple stares silently.
Benjamin leans forward concerned, "Are you possitive it was her?"
"Well then.. Kunen. Demand the knights search the kingdom. I demand she be locked away."
Princess Apple puts a hand on Ben's arm, "Is that not a bit harsh? Maybe she is.. just trying to get back on top. Maybe we should give her another chance?"
Ben frowns for a first time, "I don't think so. Tell me, shaking man... what does this store of yours sell?"
"Knives, my lord."

The kingdom is searched by the knights. Every house searched from top to bottom.
"We are so sorry to take so much of your time up," Benjamin speaks to the families and workmen.

"You found nothing?"
Princess Artistic and Benjamin discuss the matter.
"No sign of her." Benjamin replies. He walks to the window, the sun has almost disapeared behind the mountains. "Will sleep on it i suppose. Tomorrow we search again."
Suddenly a whistling sound screams through the hallways of the dark castle. The candles flutter. Princess Apple grabs onto Benjamin.

Ben's steps echo down the halls as he follows the whistle to the kitchen. "Kunen? What are you doing here at this time of night?"
Kunen smiles innocently, "Sorry, i thought you two could do with hot chocolates before i leave for good. I'm going to miss working for the royals."
"You have been good to this kingdom Kunen, i'd have been happier if you were the one made king." Benjamin answers.
He then takes the princess to their suite.

As night makes no sound Benjamin and Princess Apple sleep. Occasionally a cricket would be heard out of the window but no other. The villagers are all lost in slumber.

A stomp on the floorboards. A shadowy figure floats through the suite doorway.
The moonlight from the window makes the blade glow in the intruders hand. A knife held high as they step closer.
Benjamin wakes up suddenly. The figure is gone, he looks around to see an empty room. Still on edge he pulls himself out of bed and clambers for the wall in the darkness. He lights a candle and holds it up in front of him.
"You're back." Benjamin whispers.
"I'm so sorry." Kunen holds the knife out, placing it against Benjamin's throat. "The Queen, she has my family. This... This..." He begins to cry, "This is all i can do to save them."
Benjamin backs up against the wall, "No.. uh.. Kunen, this is not all you can do. We.. uh.. i can go and get your family back."
"She wants her kingdom back. She needs you dead."

Suddenly a frying pan knocks Kunen out from behind. His body collapses onto the ground, the knife flying from his grasp.

Princess Apple straightens herself up and drops the pan onto the floor. Benjamin smiles weakly to her, "Thankyou." She runs for a hug.

The next day seemed less bright. Twas a grey sky and fierce rain.
And one of the kingdoms houses was missing a family.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

End of the Queen's Era

It has been a busy week in the magical Kingdom of Fiction. Benjamin Biscuitboy and Princess Apple gathered every member of the kingdom and rolled fat Queen 'Get your head out of the clouds' off of the cliff.
Though there may be a chance she is still alive she is most definitely not going to bother us for the moment.
They returned from their honeymoon surrounded by guards. They'd left without warning after a quiet wedding in Naboo.
The Queen was not happy that they had left, she wanted biscuits to eat while they were away. She wanted every biscuit she could gobble down.

The Queen demanded Benjamin and Princess Apple's heads be sliced from their necks in a weeks time.
In the week they remained alive they would have to bake her hundreds of thousands of biscuits. These biscuits would be eaten after they were killed.

So the week went on and they continued to bake and bake for the Queen.
But the Queen got greedy, she wanted the biscuits NOW. So she ate all of the biscuits planned for future storage.

Soon the Queen was so fat her feet were no longer visable.

Her guards finally started to giggle at her stupid image and squeaky voice. Princess Apple and Benjamin Biscuitboy took the time to spread word of her evil ways across the kingdom.

Soon enough the Queen was ambushed by her own people and rolled off the side of a cliff.

King Benjamin Biscuitboy and Queen Artistic the Apple Princess now sit at the head of the kingdom. The nicest people to have ever ruled.

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