"Sheesh." I half-winced and headed straight for the "back" button as the words "Welcome To My World" flashed across the screen with dancing ponies galloping round star-shaped icons. Not another soppy, generic blog.
My name is Garrick and I am, as you might guess, an on-holiday 18 year old who doesn't have much of a social life. For the past month, most of my mornings and afternoons have been spent dropping by random blogs of friends of friends of friends. Before you shake your head and dismiss me as yet another idle loser, let me assure you that that is the most productive way of spending time within the four walls that make up my house, apart from playing Minesweeper or Solaitre.
Love Is Life, To Live Is To Love. Meh...next!
The World According To Jason The Great. Ugh.
My Blog, My Life. Whoa. How original.
The Crazy Blog. Rrrrrrite.
My, my. What a pitiful state of things. I had barely been reading actively for a month and already there didn't seem to be anything new on offer. The last interesting blog I read, apart from my own, had been this one where some guy wrote fictional stories and updated them chapterly as posts. And that was a good five days ago.
Then suddenly a link from Enter If You Dare caught my eye. Squeezed obscurely between names of people who sounded like wannabe-bimbos or boy band members was a link that got my ears prickling a little. It was just simply, "Blogspot". No description, nothing out of the ordinary. But still I couldn't help feeling mightily curious.
So click went my mouse, and the address bar on top read: http://www.blogspot.blogspot.com/. "What the...well, this guy's sure got a creative bone in him."
"The requested URL was not found on this server. Please visit the Blogger homepage or the Blogger Knowledge Base for further assistance."
Phooey. All that hype for nothing. I led my cursor to the "Back" button, clicked it, and SWOOSH! Like a pop-up ad a bearded old man appeared out of nowhere beside me. Only that he couldn't be X-ed away or blocked.
"Hi there," He flashed his bad row of teeth. "I'm the Archiver."