Me & My Muse – Day 2400: Tower of Muses: The Twenty-Fourth Ascent

Once again, we have arrived at another milestone.   A mandatory and objective milestone that will unfortunately and undoubtedly beyond certainty include a totally different post from Day 2000 and a nearly identical post from Day 2300.  I don’t know about you, but with the Super Bowl coming on tonight and me having just moved into a new apartment, the LAST thing I want to do is spend the next 3-5 hours constructing a profoundly monumental and redundant display of my writing prowess.

I am sure that you are all aware of how things will transpire.  (Another exciting redundancy as usual, but it’s still me from last time!  The very same me from the 2300th entry!  You don’t believe me, do you?  Well, go back and read the 2300th entry and then go and tell me who’s lying.  And while we’re on redundancies, how much longer is he going to recycle this piece of rubbish?  I’m all about saving the environment, but recycling this for the twenty-first time in a row?  My, what a milestone!  I do need to applaud for your originality…if you had any!  This is getting ridiculous!  There hasn’t been anything original since entry 100!  Well, okay.  There was also entry 2000, which was amazing by the way. Oh well.  I need to acknowledge his busy life, as I am quite busy myself, re-narrating this over-narrated narration…I also need to acknowledge just how much fun I had at Walt Disney World.  It’s been a week since I got back from my holiday at Walt Disney World.  I stayed at the Grand Floridian and it was splendid! Some light rain on a couple days, but mostly fair and sunny weather.  And Galaxy’s Edge was smashing!  The Millennium Falcon and Rise of the Resistance were easily my favourites!  The food was fantastic.  I especially loved the meal at Victoria and Albert’s…The one at Morimoto Asia and The BOATHOUSE was also memorable as well.  Avatar Flight of passage was hands-down my favorite ride at Walt Disney World.  It was breathtaking!  At the World Showcase in Epcot, I did have a spot tea and a scone in the United Kingdom.  I also had some fish and chips that were quite swell!  Having experienced that long holiday there, I am about ready to go back.  I have just about enough points to become part of their exclusive vacation club!  One more trip should do it.  Anyway, I am very refreshed from that long holiday and I’m ready to narrate like no tomorrow.  Oh dear…My account of my trip there was too long there, wasn’t it?  It’s too late to change it.  I guess you’re stuck with my overly long narration…For now, we will continue with this cheaply contrived recycled piece of milestone rubbish, rife with wit, dry humor, satire and sarcasm. Smashing!  I don’t think that I will change a thing!  Although I did change “2300th” to “2400th” and “twentieth” to “twenty-first”.  I also added a rather lengthy account of my holiday at Disney World.  It was quite an honour to go there, and far far better than that tacky wasteland that is Disneyland Paris but now we’re just nit-picking, aren’t we? And while we’re at it,  why don’t we recycle almost everything in this entire post?  Wait!  What I just included was new!  So much for sticking to my plan…*sigh*)  I will leave an introspective entry and then shift my point of view to first person. (Blah blah blah.  Redundant again!  REDUNDANCY WARNING! How many more times are you going to recycle this?  Wait!  I’ve said that already!  Well it’s a good thing that I have included that redundancy warning!  Otherwise, you would not have been forewarned of said redundancies. What?  Did you really think that I was going to forget about it?  I remembered!  Go me!  I rock!)  I would then provide a predictable reaction from my Muse’s intended absence.

In a sheer attempt at humor, I redundantly acknowledge the composition of this entry.  How I talk about this being another milestone, and that this is just a slightly cheap reconstruction of an entry made 100 days ago.  (Not quite. I made some subtle changes and included a note to the reader to reread the 2300th entry which would provide a basis of proof that I am the same narrator that narrated 100 days ago.)  How original!  You would have to be exhausted to pull off something like that! How I am aware of how things will transpire.  How I would leave an introspective…wait!  This is getting too redundant, and is on the brink of being extremely absurd and ridiculous.  Is it too late to start over?  (Genius!  Considering that you already typed the first two paragraphs, I would just delete them.  Just be sure to save my interjections.  They’re pure gold, I tell you!  Nevermind…You kept them…) With that, we will press on.

Blah blah blah…Long profound…wait!  This is redundant!  Wasn’t this mentioned in day 2300?  We know what happens next already.  The overdone exposition about the Muse and why she is not here, approaching the tower (Yes. This tower is different from the one that you saw in Day 2300.  It always is!  It’s different every 100 posts!) Let’s avoid the redundancy about being redundant, shall we?

But, breaking away from the overly astute sarcastic narrations that get more and more repetitive and redundant with the passing of each 100th post, I notice that this tower is… different.  Yes.  The tower is a little bit taller (About 100 stories taller, to be exact!  My are we smart!), but just to be sure.  We will have a look inside and see…

Time to recycle some text from my previous entry, with some subtle edits to make it resemble something slightly different, with the attempt of sounding original and new, since these milestone posts would be boring without that. (I’m all for originality!  Let’s be brave!  Let’s make something slightly different so that no one will ever notice!)

After standing there for a while, I finally entered through the door.  Sure enough, the same field was there.  (We should really change the scenery a little bit.  Maybe in a later one, perhaps?  But this is entry 2400!  Maybe we should change it soon…)  I was surrounded by the same lush greenery as before.  (The greenery was so green that Kyle was overjoyed with ecstasy from the overwhelming greenness.)  Clovers and wildflowers. Yellow, orange, and red leaves.  A sea of color. Nothing was different from what I experienced 100 days ago.  (Except for everything else in this entry that I changed so far.  My, am I on a roll today!)

The colorful luminescent sea led to a rather tall structure that sat far in the distance.  A tall structure that looked even taller than before.  Again, this was getting too predictable, having already experienced this before.  And quite redundant.  Every 100 entries, the tower’s a little bigger.  We get it.

The tower looked like a skyscraper that a Hylian princess would live in.  A luxurious and royal office building – for women.  White and blue accents emanated a powerful aura that ran up and down the gold-adorned structure.  The diamond-studded glass had a pink tint to it.  (Oh please!  The designer can only think of the ladies, can’t she?  Well, I never!)

“A Hylian office building,” I said to myself.  “Can’t my Muse be any more original?”

Let’s cut to the chase, and find out if this tower really is different.

I got attention of the same receptionist who sat there, typing 100 days back.

“So, is this the same Tower of Muses as before?” I asked her, just to make sure.  (Oh, come on!  You ask her that every single time!  Shouldn’t you know the answer already?)

My Muse shook her head again and smiled.  “No, silly!  This tower is a little different.  And there’s a teleporter thingy that will take you to the 2301st floor!”

I nodded, with a slight grin on my face.  And this was mainly due to the deja vu.  “And this floor is still…”

“Floor 1,” she recited.  “ExperiMENTAL.  Tee hee…”

And of course the Dark Muse, which was then a bad idea, was just beginning to affect my Muse at this time… (*sigh*) ”Thank you,” I told her, proceeding forward to the mysterious portal that sat past the white service desk just before the elevators.

Upon entering the portal, she was right. I entered a new room, which resembled a different lobby. But this lobby had no exit, since this was the 2301st floor Sky Lobby.

Approaching a white and red service desk, I saw a different Muse sitting there.  But she wasn’t typing.  In fact, she looked up right after I got to this floor.  It was only a split second that I saw her typing…

“Welcome, Kyle.” she announced.  “You are on the “The Legend of Muse” floor.  This floor is one of my favorites, since it captures who I am, 99 days ago…”

I nodded, and looked at the elevators that were past her desk.  “I would like to go to floor 2400 now.”

At this, my Muse frowned.  “Why?  There are so many good floors!”

I advanced further to the elevators.  I then sighed, and quite deliberately broke the fourth wall.  The overly redundant redundancies have reached their limit for this post!  Would you really want me to actually pick 6 to 8 random floors and stop on them?  Sorry.  It’s not going to happen this time, either.  If you really wish to hear my discussion on the floors, you can visit any one of them by clicking on the links near the bottom of this post.  Okay.  If we don’t visit them, perhaps we should do this instead.  I will briefly recap some of my favorite floors, after I have taken a few minutes to determine what they are.

There.  After several minutes of reviewing all 99 entries, thinking and making a much needed edit over the older text,  I have my list.  It’s right here!  I have it on my lap.  Let’s see…I will put this in list form so that it will be easier for you to read.  My favorite floors are:

Floor 2301 – The Legend of Muse

In this one, the epic adventure begins.  With every hero slain, I am the last hope to save Hyrule.  Yeah.  There is that much at stake on this one, in addition to being pulled into a fictional world with a different twist.  What is that twist?  Grab your green tunic, and be sure to get your sword from the old man before you read this one.  It’s dangerous to go alone…

Floor 2303 – Work Sweet Work

Besides returning to work from my week long trip at Disney World, this one just screams fanfiction.  Wait a second!  Didn’t I just play this game before?  But who is this Kyle character?  Is it just a weird ROM hack?  Hey!  Listen!  Read this one and see how the story of legend continues…

Floor 2309 – Walt Disney World Recap

Have you ever traveled to a place beyond your wildest dreams?  If not, I advise that you begin your journey here.  In this entry, I recount my memorable trip to Walt Disney World, and make a wholehearted attempt to capture the magic for everyone else to experience.  With over 21,000 words, this is more than just a mere post.  This is an experience of a lifetime.  Every day is carefully recalled, with plenty of pictures.  Special attention to detail is given to various attractions, with a selection of them being “rideable” via YouTube video.  If you have never experienced the magic, this is the next best thing, and the greatest gift I can offer to all of you.  For the best experience, I recommend reading one day of the trip every day for the full seven days.  This is the pinnacle of my recap posts, and I go out of my way to make it the very best experience that you will have.  Vicarious, yes.  And with an entry as big as Disney World itself, you can’t go wrong with this one.  So grab your Mickey ears, a little imagination, and embark with me to the Most Magical Place on Earth…

Floor 2310 – November Rotation

While this has little to do with a tire rotation, it has a lot to do with the story arc.  In this one, I play the know-it-all that runs through the events of a game world that I’m already familiar with, much to the frustration of the characters.  Are the characters confused?  You bet!  What part of the adventure am I on?  Read this one and experience what would happen if Link was a know-it-all.

Floor 2315 – Saturday Solace

In this one, the know-it-all shenanigans continue.  I sneak into Hyrule Castle and have a conversation with Princess Muse.  With all of my plot exposition, it drives her to the point of frustration.  If you love hijinks like this, read this one.  Even if you don’t, it’s an okay stab at a fanfic.  Read this one, and watch out for the guards.  They’re everywhere around the castle…

Floor 2327 – Let it go, let it go…

Judging on just the title of this one, you probably know where it’s going.  In this post, I express my excitement and anticipation for Frozen II.  For anyone who has Frozen Fever, this is a recommended read.  Bonus points for anyone who joiks the opening song while reading this.  Okay.  Can I just say something crazy?  This post is recommended for anyone who loves crazy.

Floor 2331 – Gifts Galore…

Besides my plan to buy gifts for my family, I decide to hurriedly end the first part of the Hylian Muse story arc.  Can someone say the word abridge?  Add in some witty lines and humor and you have a very entertaining read.  Read this, and listen to the classical piece of “Ganon’s Castle” written by Ganondorf himself!  Just don’t complement him.  He HATES compliments.

Floor 2356 – The Rise of Skywalker Begins Tonight…

Having seen all of the other Star Wars movies, my anticipation was skyhigh, just looking forward to how the Skywalker Saga would end.  In this one, I geek out and share my excitement of the last installment of the series that George Lucas started.  And Disney can take it from here after that.  I don’t know what they’re going to do with it.  Who knows?  Read this one, and grab your lightsaber.  Things are about to get very intense.

Floor 2364 – Second Trip

Why did I include this one?  Well, after spending basically all my life at my parent’s place, I finally get to move in to an apartment.  A 3-bedroom duplex with 1.5 bathrooms, a basement, and a patio.  And did I mention that it had a two-car garage?  This one is worth the read.  I’m just packing.  So get your stuff together and get this one read.  The move begins very soon…

Floor 2380 – Office Space was Wrong – Mondays ROCK!

In this entry, I use my clever wit and construct a convincing argument as to why Mondays are totally awesome.  Angry at me yet?  Hold your anger and read this one.  Logic can indeed be useful.  Especially when said logic is used to build convincing arguments on indefensible positions.

Floor 2382 – Now we’re Cooking!

What are we cooking now?  In this post, I share my inspiration for cooking, and how important it’s going to be now that I’m living on my own.  Who is my source of inspiration?  Well, I got it!  I found the perfect recipe!  Still stumped?  Get out your recipe book, create your favorite dish, and feast your eyes on this savory read.  Season it well and take it all in.  It’s a delectable one and there’s plenty for everybody.  Bon appetit!

Floor 2391 – Friday Finale

In this one, the plot reaches its climax as we arrive at the conclusion to the Hylian Muse saga.  What’s going on with Zalassa?  Will she take over Hyrule?  Are we already doomed?  Stock up on fairies and your best heart potions and read the wonderful conclusion to this saga.  And if you have the Master Sword, by all means, use it!  Especially if you have full hearts.

Wow! It looks like I had a little less favorites than what I thought. I included way more last time! Maybe I should’ve made the list longer. But it’s too late now. Onward to the 2400th floor…

My Muse, having heard the whole conversation, grinned.

“It’s amazing how much you know about those floors!” she told me.  “Especially since you haven’t even visited them…”

“Oh, I don’t need to…” I told her.  “I lived them!”

To that, she responded with a satisfied nod, and I proceeded to the elevators.  I then pressed the up button a few times.  Where are the elevators?  With this many, I would think that at least one would be ready for me! A few seconds later, I entered the first elevator door that opened.  It just happened to be the one next to me.

I entered the elevator and pressed the 2400 button.  Moments later, the doors closed.

Several moments passed.  At this point, Kyle decided to be a little more unoriginal and once again reused some material from the previous milestone entry.  Perhaps he’ll make it a little different so that they’ll never notice.  Just enough changes to throw off the audience.  How lazy of him!  Can’t he get his brain thinking of any more original ideas?  But Kyle would have none of that.  He is just as determined to bring this twenty-second milestone post to an abrupt end.  The good old recycled zinger.  They’ll never notice!  Unless the narrator reminds them…

Finally, moments later, the elevator arrived at the 2400th floor.

A little like the 2300th floor before it, this floor was an enormous room, lavishly decorated.  A desk sat in one corner and a king-sized bed sat in the other, which was one fourth the size of the bed that was in Entry 2000.  Pretty much the same room as the 2300th story, 2200th story, 2100th story, 1900th story, the 1800th story, the 1700th story, the 1600th story, the 1500th story, the 1400th story, the 1300th story, the 1200th story, the 1100th story, the 900th story, the 800th story, the 700th story, the 600th story, the 500th story, the 400th story, the 300th story, the 200th story, and the 100th story before it, only the room was the same size as the 2300th story, 2200th story, 2100th story, 1900th story, 1800th story, 1700th story, 1600th story, 1500th story, 1400th story, 1300th story, 1200th story, 1100th story, 900th story, 800th story, 700th story, 600th story, 500th story, 400th story, and 300th story and the bed was light blue.

Oh!  We agreed not to meddle with the following paragraph!  As much as we want to, we can’t.  It just wouldn’t be right…

And on the bed laid my Muse.  She was in her Hylian form and fast asleep, with a note attached to her. It didn’t surprise me that she was sleeping, considering that creating this tower probably took so much out of her.  Now I’m going to guess that the note will mention that the computer in this room will have this entry already typed.  That even includes the later parts that you haven’t seen yet!  Am I right?  And this further adds to the redundancies that exist in this post already!

Attached to her hand was a note.  And this is what it said:

To my master,

I made this tower for you and me.  This is to honor your hard work and dedication for another 100 days of hardship, bringing the total up to 2400.  Thank you for your dedication to keeping this project going daily.  If you look at your computer, the last entry is already written.  I am still forever grateful to your kindness, your dedication to saving me and your gratitude.


Your Muse

I then looked next to the bed and noticed a directory which was much like the 2300th floor, 2200th floor, 2100th floor, 2000th floor, 1900th floor, the 1800th floor, the 1700th floor, the 1600th floor, the 1500th floor, the 1400th floor, the 1300th floor, the 1200th floor, the 1100th floor, the 1000th floor, the 900th floor, the 800th floor, the 700th floor, the 600th floor, the 500th floor, the 400th floor, the 300th floor, the 200th floor, and the 100th floor before it. However, this was the directory for the Tower of Muses, only it covered only the next 100 floors. I looked at the directory.

The Tower of Muses – Directory – Floors 2301-2400

Floor 2301 – The Legend of Muse  Floor 2301 – The Most Magical Place on Earth – Part VII: End of the Magic  Floor 2302 – Costume Party  Floor 2303 – Work Sweet Work  Floor 2304 – Candy Galore  Floor 2305 – Early Survivor Catchup  Floor 2306 – Trick or Treat?!  Floor 2307 – On Fumes…  Floor 2308 – Falling Back  Floor 2309 – Walt Disney World Recap  Floor 2310 – November Rotation  Floor 2311 – November Toast  Floor 2312 – Yogurt Run  Floor 2313 – Catchup Thursday  Floor 2314 – The Weekend at Last…  Floor 2315 – Saturday Solace  Floor 2316 – Clean Room  Floor 2317 – November Snow  Floor 2318 – CHILL Tuesday…  Floor 2319 – DEC Meeting  Floor 2320 – Survivor Marathon  Floor 2321 – Friday at Last…  Floor 2322 – Satisfying Saturday  Floor 2323 – Super Sunday  Floor 2324 – Toastmasters Monday  Floor 2325 – Toastmasters Tuesday  Floor 2326 – More Toastmasters…  Floor 2327 – Let it go, let it go…  Floor 2328 – YAN Friendsgiving  Floor 2329 – Day Six…  Floor 2330 – The Vacation Begins…  Floor 2331 – Gifts Galore…  Floor 2332 – Clean Bed and Gifts Galore…  Floor 2333 – Thanksgiving Eve  Floor 2334 – Happy Thanksgiving!  Floor 2335 – Shop Till You Drop  Floor 2336 – Star Wars Marathon  Floor 2337 – Christmas Music  Floor 2338 – Click Till You Drop  Floor 2339 – O Christmas Tree  Floor 2340 – Christmas Shopping  Floor 2341 – This is all you Get  Floor 2342 – It’s Friday Again…  Floor 2343 – Christmas Memories and The Last Jedi  Floor 2344 – Christmas Memories – Part II  Floor 2345 – Christmas Memories – Part III  Floor 2346 – Late Toast  Floor 2347 – Christmas Memories – Part IV  Floor 2348 – Christmas Memories – Part V  Floor 2349 – Wrapping up this Day  Floor 2350 – Progressive Dinner  Floor 2351 – Vanishing Weekend  Floor 2352 – Christmas Countdown  Floor 2353 – Christmas Toast  Floor 2354 – Island of the Idols ends tonight!  Floor 2355 – The Rise of Skywalker Begins Tonight…  Floor 2356 – Jedi Hangover  Floor 2357 – I’m All About That List…  Floor 2358 – The True Meaning of Christmas  Floor 2359 – All Aboard!  Floor 2360 – Twas the Day Before Christmas…  Floor 2361 – Merry Christmas!  Floor 2362 – Christmas Aftermath  Floor 2363 – Link’s Awakening  Floor 2364 – Second Trip  Floor 2365 – Reflecting on the Year  Floor 2366 – Closing Up the Year  Floor 2367 – Happy New Year!  Floor 2368 – Starting off Rested  Floor 2369 – Cable and Internet  Floor 2370 – Clubbin’ and More Moving…  Floor 2371 – Back Home Already…  Floor 2372 – Christmas Break Finale  Floor 2373 – Back to Work…  Floor 2374 – First Toast of the Year  Floor 2375 – January DEC Meeting  Floor 2376 – TLI Shopping Trip  Floor 2377 – End of Week Winddown  Floor 2378 – Awesome Entry Done Quick  Floor 2379 – Another Quick One…  Floor 2380 – Office Space was Wrong – Mondays ROCK!  Floor 2381 – Managing Change  Floor 2382 – Now We’re Cooking!  Floor 2383 – Dentist Visit and Big E’s  Floor 2384 – Weekend is Here!  Floor 2385 – Snow Day  Floor 2386 – Moving Sunday  Floor 2387 – Chill Monday…  Floor 2388 – Cold Contest Toast  Floor 2389 – Wednesday on Fumes…  Floor 2390 – Welcome Brother!  2391 – Friday Finale  Floor 2392 – Saturday Solitude  Floor 2393 – A City…  Floor 2394 – An Invention…  Floor 2395 – An Airplane…  Floor 2396 – A Fish…  Floor 2397 – A Borrower…  Floor 2398 – A Castle…  Floor 2399 – A Bathhouse… Floor 2400 – Super Bowl Large – Part IV  Floor 2400 – Tower of Muses: The Twenty-Fourth Ascent

The high today is going to be 43 degrees and the silver lining is having this 2400th post made.

To all of you who have ever completed a major milestone, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.

Just like entry 2300, she’s right! The entire entry is typed! And there’s that message at the end! Aw…How cute. I don’t understand how a narrator got into my post. Oh well…And you had a great time at Disney World?  I’m glad to hear that!

Now I’ll…What’s going on? Just like before! It’s happening once again! On the bed! My Muse is flashing…