Once or twice, I've mentioned The Queen's Army. But you know what? It's new, and untested in battle, right now. In other words, it's not quite ready for prime time, if you know what I mean. Now, it doesn't matter whether you're the President of a huge powerful nation, or merely the Queen of a tiny virtual realm: it's kind of a bummer, when you've got a nice, fresh, brand-new Army, but it requires some assembly before you can use it!
Well, I don't want to risk having my Queen medal "McClellanized", but I'm super-confident that I'll soon have everything under control! It's a huge task, to prepare the Queen's Army for battle here on the forums, but I'm no longer worried that it won't be ready in time. Why? I think you already know. I happen to have history's greatest general
readily at hand!! And if Lincoln, in all his greatness, chose McClellan to lead his entire Army, how can I go wrong by doing exactly the same thing?
After due deliberation, the Queen has chosen George McClellan to be the very first General of The Queen's Army!
I don't have any specific instructions for you, George. In fact, there's little point in me telling you anything
about what I'm planning, or how it all works, or any trifling details like that. That's simply because I somehow know that you'll ignore your commanderette-in-chief's requests, suggestions, and demands, you know what I mean? So, instead, I'll just kinda leave it all in your capable hands! Just have my Army ready to go by late December, OK? I'll be checking with you from time to time to see how preparations are coming along. During the time that you're crafting the Queen's Army into polished perfection, you can wear your "McClellanized" service medal!
Or not, as you choose. All kidding aside, it's just a prop for your character study, George, if you'd like to use it as such.
Wear your other medal if you'd like to skip this impish little "Queen's Challenge!", and we'll understand. And of course, if you have other plans for all those acres of empty space in your signature, I'll truly understand if you choose to wear neither. But if you do choose to wear it, you're going to have to earn it, by enduring some playful pokes!
To the gentlemen of these forums
: if our friend decides to wear the "McClellanized" medal in his signature, don't hesitate to ask him how preparations are coming along on the Army, if you run into him in one of the threads and it isn't too much of a hassle or disruption. Just a playful little poke, that maybe you can just kinda slip in at the end of one of your normal posts, all casual-like:
"...and that's why I think that your supposition is incorrect, Dixicrat. Incidentally, @George: General McClellan, how's the Army coming along?"
George's post count will soar, as he patiently explains for the umpteenth time that he needs more
guns, and more time
. He'll be an AGEod General, before we know it!
After this fun little "poke/poke back" thing has gone on to the limit of George's endurance, we'll carry it all the way to the finish line and have a Presidential election, for the highest office in this thread!! Think about it: McClellan vs. 'Honest [SIZE="1"]b[/size]Abe'!
I'll head the "Sweet Little Queen" political party, and George will be the nominee for the "Quit poking me!" party. We can have a special thread for our campaign speeches and promises! (I already know my campaign slogan: "Vote Mae, OK?") Finally, we'll post a poll, and have our election, for the crown! Won't th-...
...Oops. That queenly prescience of mine just informed me that it might get kinda weird, but the "why" of that weirdness is elusively vague, to me. But I trust my queenly prescience, and so the contest of him and me vying for my cute little pink sparkly party-hat-with-fluffy-stuff crown may be something we need to avoid, for whatever reasons. The real George McClellan may have earnestly wanted the Presidency, but my queenly prescience tells me that our
McClellan will want, just as strongly, to strangely avoid any
chance of having to wear this adorable little sparkly pink-pointy-party-hat crown. (With fluffy stuff.) Why he'll feel this way, I can't really tell... my prescience is kinda silent, on that point. But no m- ...
...Wait. There's more prescient stuff flooding in...
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...How strange! I have this fuzzy premonition that for some unfathomable reason, the Army won't be ready in time, and I'll have to relieve George from his command!
Surely not. That's just ridiculous, to think I would have to actually relieve history's greatest general
for dragging his feet, don't you think?!
Oh, well. My queenly prescience has never been wrong before, but everybody knows that "there's a first time, for everything!"
That's obviously the case, here.
Godspeed with the Army, George!
[font="Book Antiqua"][SIZE="4"]Aphrodite Mae[/size]
Duchess of AGEod
SLQ, Queen's Army