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Oh my god, they killed Kermit! YOU BASTARDS!! - Diary of a Necromancer
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Oh my god, they killed Kermit! YOU BASTARDS!!
And now it's Horrible Confessions Time for our overnight listenership: my new glasses have inadvertently caused the death of a small frog.

It wasn't exactly something that could have been helped; the frog was already sitting in the street when I got there, and god knows it's not as if drivers pay much attention to human-sized objects in their path as it is. But the frog might not have frozen if I hadn't turned towards it as I spotted it, and if it hadn't been looking at me instead of at oncoming traffic, or if the car hadn't stopped to let me cross in the first place, the frog might not have ended up right under the car's tire...

I'm still hearing the horrible little *pop*.

(This one night, Mum and I drove down a back road in the dark, and then we realized when we had to turn around that there were hundreds of frogs all over the road behind us and OMG there was no way to get out of there without squishing them because they were everywhere in the headlights and they sounded like BUBBLE-WRAP under the tires as we drove back out screaming... {cries})

All of a sudden this poor unlucky frog had gone from a cute little froggy-nosed lump of a spring-peeper to a pair of twitching legs attached to a tiny burst chest with the heart hanging out. Metaphor for life, one minute you're going along minding your amphibious business and then BAM, you're just a scrap of meat. So I picked what was left of it up and set it in the grass, because it seemed disrespectful to just leave it there to get completely flattened on the pavement.

I suppose the moral of this story may be that it's kind of a bad idea to sit in the road if you're a frog. But I walked the rest of the way home feeling very creeped-out, because, hell, it was disturbing to see and hear something die like that, even if I wasn't already in a fragile frame of mind lately. I sort of wanted to find another frog and apologize to it. And I was so distracted I nearly got run over four times myself, which felt like karma.

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meeksp From: meeksp Date: May 12th, 2011 08:05 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
oh no...
I'm sorry to hear you've been having such a difficult time lately, and that's never a pleasant thing to experience, whatever your mindframe. I dunno what I can say to help, but I'm sending good wishes in your direction.
agentxpndble From: agentxpndble Date: May 12th, 2011 01:39 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
OMG, that is the grossest thing I have ever heard. Or... Heard of someone hearing. ??? Ick.
saganth From: saganth Date: May 12th, 2011 03:53 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
I hit a faun last year on the way home from DucKon. I know how you feel. *hug*

(And I don't think I needed to know about the multi-frog incident... oy)
robling_t From: robling_t Date: May 25th, 2011 06:52 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
...And now I'm thinking that "The Multi-Frog Incident" would make an interesting name for a band...

(BTW, have you seen this...?)
randomdreams From: randomdreams Date: May 13th, 2011 12:19 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Another potential moral of this story is that cars are really amazingly destructive, of people, frogs, and just about everything else.
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