About My Diary

This blog is a story blog and is meant to be read from the first post, if you read it out of order it might not always make sense. This story is in no way connected with my other one except by the fact that they are both written by me.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Ants go campaigning one by one

Well the any leader I talked to convinced a few tribes/nations near him to stop fighting. I think that the peace treaty will continue to spread but so far we still have to pay for roof repairs. I won't be able to write in my diary for a few days so I have time to reallly forward my diplomacy to every ant in the city. It will be a lot of work but it will save us lots of money, have you seen our repair bills? Since I'm excited and want to start planning this will be a short entry but oh well. I'll live you'll live and my kingdom will be better off... Crap I'm starting to actually act like a king.
Oh and also before I forget I have more proof that the ants can read my mind, either that or found my diary.
I watched from my window as they experimented with mortar mounted ships in my pond, not cool.
I can't use a magnifying glass for something out of range and in water. I also can't sneak up behind them because of the reflection, any suggestions?
Anyway, write you later. I should have peace among ants soon.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The ants calm down

Well today I managed to see an any leader without being shot, stabbed, dive-bombed or bitten so it was a success.
I talked it over with him and it seems the ants are indeed at war for territory. I explained to him that this was actually my territory but I would allow them to live there.
He was delighted but cautious as I told him the conditions.
1. The city would be shared by people and ants alike. I would tell my villagers to not intentionally squash any ants and in return the ants won't use bombs, guns or machines in any way that would harm a person.
2. The ants would not wage war amidst the other ants in the city. They were allowed to defend themselves against intruding ants though.
3. They would keep the raids on my villagers and my own pantry to a minimum.
They werent unreasonable and I told him he would get a piece of land close to own house in exchange for some favors. I needed the number of ant nations in the city. I needed him to tell all the other ants my offer and conditions.
He agreed and so far the war has died down to a dull roar.
There is bad news to this splendid day though.
As I feared the different factions of ants are advancing. The ants located near streams and ponds are beginning to form a navy. So far there is only battleships but since they advance so quickly aircraft carriers and submarines can't be far off.
I also hope they limit their ships to large (for ants) machine guns and don't mount any mortars or some form of artillery.
Wish me luck in my first major diplomatic campaign.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The "Antpire" strikes back

They are upgrading again! They decided that catapults and machine guns werent damaging enough. The ground based ants modified a few tanks into artillery and the air based ants used the shells from the artillery to base bombs off of. They already had tanks and the knowledge from the catapults so the minute they started using the shells houses started burning. They were everywhere and coming from above and below. The ants are at war with each other for inventions.
The ground has tanks and artillery and the air has machine gun planes and bombers. Each wanted the other and if there wasn't nations before there is now.
I'm afraid that possibly they could develop more technology now though because since they are all split up there's more chance for discoveries.
I don't think that this is what the attacker ment to happen when they planted the ants but they are getting the same results.
As to castle life it's been very busy. The bright side is that with all the fire business and such there has been no time for dates or planning dates. The bad side is is that because of the fires I had to sit in a two hour board meeting that was just as unproductive as usual. If I had these ants as counsilers I would probably get more done. Just look at how much they accomplish in a few days.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Cooties be gone

Oh yeah! Jarvis knows that I dislike (dislike is really too mild of a word!) the dating thing so he's my inside man. He just told me that the advisors are starting to get the hint and slowing down/stopping. I'm so excited to get these annoying 17th (or whatever) century girls away from me. I found a frog today, it was really hard to get with all my attendants following me. They would never let me do that if they saw me.
I bet you can guess what frog plus date equals... A short date!
I think that the girls reaction came in a close second to the black planes trick. I wish you could have seen it. I put the frog under her hat so when she picked it up to go into the garden it hopped onto her dress.
Ok, I stopped laughing now. I think that's enough with the castle life, I like the ants... Well when I'm not having to pay for repairs. They have been using the catapults to easily access building supplies. They can use them to hurl the supplies out or ants in. It makes my wizards brew useless because they fly right over.
Maybe we can set up a net to catch the catapulted ants?
It would work in case the metal magpies came around too so it doesn't matter if the ants have ground or air based technology.
On a closing note i thought of another weakness to the beatles with the help of a stable boy, he had found a piece of warped glass and was burning straw out in the courtyard with it exactly like a magnifying glass. I remember burning ants with magnifying glasses so it would work with the tanks too. Even if we didn't burn the ants the tanks would be too hot and would have to be evacuated.
Three dozen magnifying glasses have been ordered for testing, hopefully with minimal retaliation from you-know-who.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

I'm back

No, I didn't fall off the face of the earth and I wasn't eaten by a purple striped barbaric cenataur(I might have gone overboard there). My cheif advisor noticed that I was spending more time in my room so he put me under watch(I don't know what he thought I was doing). I don't want anyone besides Jarvis to know about my diary story so I had to take a break. He let up the guard yesterday when they busted into my room to find me playing chess with Jarvis. I wanted to write that day but I had dates all throughout that day... I've never been exsposed to more cooties in my life!
The ants have invented catapults in the days I wasn't writing and this has caused even more trouble. I've had to dish out quite a pretty penny to people that pissed off the ants. Mostly for repairing roofs. I don't know what they are planning next but my wizards managed to get hold of one of the ants machine guns(that poor settler didn't get paid enough). We are working on making the same thing just bigger, on one condition. I've seen the damage that guns do and I managed to convince them to only use them as defense and never offense.
Oh shoot! I think the chief advisor is coming or the maid with another date. Either way, I have to go.
Sorry I had to cut it short.