D.D. Inc.: Intro Idea

Nobody knew where he first came from.  His shop just showed up one day downtown, in the old general mercantile.  Everyone seemed to have gone in there at first; a new curiosity in our cozy little town.  Those nosy Nancy gossip types were the first ones in there.  But, they didn’t say much.  Sure, they talked about how good the inside of the building looked since he took over the place.  They talked about how well-mannered this guy was.  But, nothing about this business.  Which, was no big deal.

I walked by this place everyday on my trip to work, since it’s two buildings down from the post office.  Since I usually only walked that way as I took my roundabout trip to work, I never went inside of the storefront.  The windows were dusty; the exterior sparsely lit.  There wasn’t anything eye-catching about this building that would have drew me into it.  Even the name, “Memitim’s General Goods” just didn’t scream “hey you, come in” to me.

Until yesterday.  I didn’t have to work, and was tired of laying around the house.  So, I decided to go out for a walk.  And walked I did.  I went without direction, and without thought, until I ended up outside of the store.  I WAS curious about the store, and with the initial hype dying down, what better time to go check out the store.

I pushed the door open, and marveled at the…emptiness of the store.  There was nothing in there.  Not even shelves.  It looked the same as it always had…except for the light coming out of the back of the building. I walked hesitantly through the store, feeling like I shouldn’t be in here.  The building creaked and groaned as the wind blew hard outside.  It took only a moment, but I made it up to the light.

The doorway, and office that it was coming from, looked new.  The glass on the door reminded me of those that you would find in those from the movies.  You know the type.  With the name written on the front, and clouded up so you can’t see through it.  Except, I couldn’t see a name written on the glass.  I step into the light and look into the office.  The office interior looked really nice.  The wood had a nice dark finish to it, and all the furniture was a dark colored leather.

“Uh, excuse me?” I say as I knock on the door, “don’t mean to intrude, but the door was unlocked, and I figured I would come in.”

“Ah, yes, I have been…expecting you.” A rich baritone voice came from out behind the high-backed chair that faced away from the desk.  The chair turned around, and revealed a pale, slender man.  His dark brown hair slicked back perfectly against his head, showing a slight recede in his hairline.  His beard is trimmed very well, with not a hair out of place.  His dark blue suit was tailored perfectly for his body size, and there was a blue flower in his breast pocket that I couldn’t quite place.  He stood up, and his size was something to behold.  He had to have been at least seven feet tall, and his limbs were all slender.  He reminded me of Jack Skeleton.  “I have an offer for you, if you are interested.”

“What sort of offer?” I ask warily.  I felt unnerved standing here with this very tall, slender gentleman with a never-ending gaze. He kept his long fingers linked together, resting gently on the desk in front of him.

“A job offer.  One that is…better than what you have now.  You don’t have to answer me now.  When you’re ready, just come on back.” He unlocked his fingers and pulled out a business card.  He slid it across the desk, face down, until it was within my reach.  I picked it up off of the desk, not taking my gaze off of his. “I hope to do business with you soon.  Now, if you excuse me, I have an important call coming in. I do hope you won’t keep me waiting too long.”

He walked around the desk, put his hand upon my shoulder, and escorted me out of the store. I turned around, and he was gone, and the interior of the store was dark.  I walked home, and as soon as I got settled down at home, took a look at the card.  On the side that was down was a blue rose, with the words “D.D. Inc.” and “Azrael” in the same shade of blue.  I pondered what to do over and over again for the rest of the night.

So, here I stand. It’s been a couple of days.  I’ve gone to work and pondered there.  My curiosity may get the best of me, and I’m not sure if it this is going to be the best fit for me.  But, I’m going to talk to this gentleman, and one way or another, things are going to be interesting.

copyright 2017 to Bau Johnson (Lord Baumeister)


Blogger Recognition Award!


Hello everyone! I was nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award by Beth @ Betwixt the Pages. Thank you Penguin!

I know I haven’t been as active around here lately, and that’s because I haven’t been reading as fast as I was.  I don’t quite know what caused it. But, I’m hoping that things I’m working on will help get myself going on here again soon.  I’m going to blame work for a lot of it.  I work a very fair amount, and it’s rather draining especially with opening the sandwich shop in store last week.


  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Write a post to show your award.
  • Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  • Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  • Select 15 other bloggers you’d like to give this award to.
  • Comment on each blog and let them know you’ve nominated them, providing a link to the post you’ve created. (Please make sure you do this step! Otherwise they won’t know you’ve tagged them.)

How I Started

I started blogging quite a while ago, primarily as a pro wrestling information dump.  Since then, I transitioned away from that into book blogging, but I’m dabbling back into my roots, working on some projects that nobody else may find fascinating, but it interests me.  I’ll still be doing book reviews, but they just won’t be as frequent as they have been.


  1. Never give up.  Whether it’s reading, or trying to produce content, don’t give up on it.  Seriously.  It may be a time drain, and there might be times that you just don’t have anything, but keep at it.  Success doesn’t come from inactivity.
  2. Hand in hand with #1, do whatever you want! If you want to gush over the recent steamy romance novel that you read, then gush your heart out.  If you want to try to wrap your mind around the complex themes in a political thriller, then lay out your thought process.  If, you’re like me, and want to release trivial bits of information that only appeals to a certain niche audience, then go for it.  Do whatever speaks to you, not what people want you to.  You’ll be much happier for it!


I’m not gonna tag anyone (frankly, I don’t know a whole lot of people that are active on here anymore.  Me for the fail).

Thanks for reading everyone! I’ll be back with new content soon! Until then, as today is Thanksgiving, Happy Thanksgiving! And, as always, I have been the Baumeister, and I have been, obediently yours.

Random Things #17

Hello everyone, and welcome back to another edition of “Random Things”! Are you read for some more clips, trailers, and other various nonsense that I enjoy? I sure am, so let’s dive right on in!

Second trailer for the new Power Rangers, and I have to say that I’m much more intrigued now that we get more of the actual Rangers in their suits and in action. Really hyped now!

So, recently Starset released their entire album on their YouTube page, and I spent the next couple of days (ok, so it was pretty much from the time I got off work to the time I went to bed, and then from the moment I started listening the next morning to the time I finished) listening to the album.  And I have to say that this is one of my favorite songs off of the album.

In honor of Power Rangers Ninja Steel debuting here in the United States, I’m bringing you the opening of Ninninger.

Just give us KH3 already!!!

I’m intrigued! I’m a big fan of the Digimon series, at least, from the four series that I’ve seen, so I’m looking forward to seeing what this game holds!

Yeah, so there isn’t a lot of variety in this week’s clips, but to be fair to myself, I’ve been working a lot, and haven’t gotten around to watching a whole heck of a lot of anything. So, until next time, I am the Baumeister, and I have been, obediently yours.

Random Things #16

Hello everyone, and welcome back to another edition of “Random Things”.  As you all know (or at least, long time readers of this blog know), I do these posts ahead of time.  Part of that is because I like to make sure that I have time to do some of the larger projects, like the Royal Rumble project going on at “Viewing Wrestling”, but also, it allows me to have some time to myself and relax. Well, relax as best I can anyway, especially on my days off.  Now, once a day, I’ll go out and check the mail.  But today, I don’t wanna go.  It’s cold.  The weather outside right now, at 10:38 am on January 11, 2017 is 2 below.  With a windchill of 9 below.  That’s actually a lot better than the 16 below wind chill three hours earlier when I did have to leave the house.  Yes, I did just rant to you about the weather, but it’s just so cold this winter. Anyway, here are some clips for this week!

As I was working on my Top 10 movies from my childhood, I was searching for clips from “Murder by Death”, and so, I entered “Murder by Death” into the YouTube search bar.  And, I came across the band Murder by Death, which were inspired by the movie.  So, I decided to check them out, and I have to say, at least from just the two in the clip above, I really dig the music.

A friend of mine shared this with her friends on Facebook the other day, and I felt like it was the perfect thing to share here.  The only thing that I would like more about this clip if it was the following battle that shows off the rangers switching colors.

Ok. The little girl doing the voiceover is CREEPY, but it works! I can’t wait to see this movie!

“Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.”  I love that all it took to jog Amy’s memory was a Tardis-covered notebook…and the attire of her guests.  Remind me never to get in Amy’s way either.  She’s got some fire in here.  Also, can’t forget Rory. “How could we forget the Doctor? I was plastic.”

I’m finishing up my blog scheduling today to not only to brave the weather to go get food and check the mail, but also to play this game! I got it the other day, and I’ve been dying to play it.  So, here goes nothing!

Random Things #15

Hello everyone, and welcome back once again to another “Random Things”! Today, I’m…well, I’m at least half prepared for this post.  I’ve got three clips ready, unlike usual when I’m just scrambling around trying to find a few things that I want to share (and that are family friendly).  So, let’s dive right on it.

Let’s start off with the show that I’ve been watching recently! There are some deviations from the novel, which, while unexpected so far, I’m actually digging.  I can’t wait to finish the series!

So, my father has a subscription to Sirius XM radio, and when he’s playing video games, he’s got the Old Time Radio channel on.  One of commercials that plays at least once a block (roughly about every 2 hours) is a commercial about a CD with songs from 1954.  Or is 52.  Either way, this song plays every commercial.  I remember this song from Clue.  So, it’s been partially playing in my head ever since.

Goofing around at home, and this song happened to pop in my head.  Figured why not? I’ll share it here.


Dived down the Disney rabbit hole, and before I stay up TOO late, I leave you with this.

Well, that’s all I’ve got for you tonight folks.  Hope you enjoyed the tunes, since that’s what I ended listening to.  Need to diversify again.  Until next time, I am the Baumeister, and I have been, obediently yours.

Random Things #14

Hello everyone, and welcome back to another edition of Random Things! How exciting is this, the first Random Things of 2016! Going to get some strange content going on here, so let’s dive right on in.

Ever since I first heard about Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger, and the whole premise of space pirates, I was immediately hooked.  The added fact that they are the 35th Sentai, and they can use the other rangers powers made me awestruck.  I’ve actually watched about a…third of the show before I just kinda drifted away from it.  I really need to finish the series, because it’s seriously awesome.

Oh my goodness.  When the Cruiserweight Classic came on the scene, I kinda took a liking to The Extraordinary Gentleman. and his character has not disappointed.  By announcing beforehand that he is going to interfere in a match, to challenging his opponent to a not-so-old-fashioned duel, Jack Gallagher is quickly becoming one of my favorite grapplers in the squared circle.

Why not some Owl City? There’s a few people in my life I want to ask “When Can I See You Again?”, but I’m afraid of being clingy/obnoxious.

Lastly, I leave you with two trailers for upcoming series, both coming across the pond.  First is a teaser for the tenth series of New Who, and I’m intrigued as to how Bill (the new companion) is going to play out.  She seems very…inquisitive, and perhaps a bit…odd.  But, since she hasn’t been properly introduced yet, we’ll just have to wait.

As for the second trailer, I saw this in Buffalo Wild Wings on Christmas Eve while out for dinner with the family (since half the family had to work Christmas day, it was just easier to get out and do it a day early).  And during the commercial break of one of the games, a trailer came on for Taboo.  I find it interesting that it’s airing within a very short period of time on two different networks on two separate continents.  BBC One will air it first, than FX here in the States will air it shortly after.

Well, there you have it.  Enjoy the clips? I sure did.  Until next time, I am the Baumeister, and I have been, obediently yours.

Random Things #13

Hello everyone, and welcome back to another edition of “Random Things”.  Let’s go to the clips!

C’mon.  Who doesn’t love the Coca-Cola bear?

Oh these two.  Even though he’s the Demon, Finn Balor just wants to have a little bit of fun. This is why I really do love going to live events (even though I’ve only been two two, one WWE and one little indy tour thing).

Didn’t know this song was by Pop Evil until just now.  I enjoyed it while on the radio, but never put two and two together until I was relaxing after work.

Really gonna have to check this show out sometime.

Currently playing through! It’s nice to relive all the old Lego games!

That’s all the clips I’ve got for you today folks.  Did you enjoy our collection? Tune in next time as we present more clips, and hopefully, you rang in the New Year safely.  Until then, I am the Baumeister, and I have been, obediently yours.