HG´s Christmas Captives – Verdicts and Sentencing


“The jurors have voted in respect of each of the suspects who have appeared in this Ultra High Court of Tudor, I, His Most Ultra Excellent Judge of All and Everything, am now in a position to announce the verdicts and pass sentence. Would all the defendants rise?”

“Jack Frost, the jury has found you to be a narcissist. It is clear to me that your attempt to frost everything in order to make it seem more attractive than it really is, is no more than a confidence trick. By making everything you touch sparkling and glittering, you seek to distract people from your cold-hearted disregard for the feelings and temperature of others. You seek to create an alluring Winter Wonderland when in reality you create icy and slippery traps for the unwary, a litany of broken hips and bruised backs. You create irritation in commuters as they are left with no option other than to scrape away your “graffiti” which is scrawled across their windscreens. You disrupt sporting calendars with your freezing of the earth, rendering lower league fixtures unplayable and disappointing those who wish to play and those who wish to watch. Yours is a callous disregard for the feelings of others. So long as you get to play with your white and silver paint kit, so long as you freeze locks, seal windows and  turn pathways into slippery death traps you could not care less. You are a scourge on the fruit farmer, the horticulturist and the crop farmer. When they believe their crops and flowers can flourish, you appear with unseasonal regularity to dash their hopes, kill their produce and dent livelihoods. It is a feckless individual with only the most barren of frozen hearts who behaves in such a way. Your guilt is well-established. It is the sentence of this court that you be exiled to the resort of Playa De Las Americas on the island of Tenerife. There, not only will you be stripped of your powers and rendered impotent you will also have to endure the hordes which disrupt a once pleasant island with their insatiable appetite for sun, steak and chips and lager. The nearest you will come to your former life is to gaze longingly at the ice melting in an overly strong and syrupy cocktail. Take him down!”

“Ebenezer Scrooge, the jury has found you to be a narcissist. One might be inclined to give you some credit for the fact that you first demonstrated your true nature in a relentless display of greed and humbuggery. With no care other than for your bank balance, with a flagrant disregard for the pay and conditions of your employees and with a sneering hatred of all things jolly, you appeared as clear of thought and mind. However, you then, when recognising that judgment awaited you, embarked on a transparent and quite frankly, disingenuous attempt to deflect from your true self through some kind of redemption. Your claim to have experienced a Road to Damascus moment finds no favour with this court and indeed your flagrant volte face merely takes you on a road to nowhere instead. Welcome to the cul-de-sac of your culpability. With self-interest your guiding principle, you recognised damnation as a consequence of the apparitions that apparently came to you to impose on you the error of your ways. I must say that never have I heard such claptrap as that paraded before this court claiming that some spirits visited you and convinced you to mend your ways. Your modus operandi was both mendacious and misconceived. Your declaration of change is an empty one. Your announcement of having mended your ways has as much legitimacy to it as those who call into question the accuracy and authority of this presiding judge – in short, none. None whatsoever. Ebenezer Scrooge, I find you to be a mealy-mouthed, miserable, manipulative man who only utilises his extensive wealth for the purposes of bribery and coercion when it suits him. There is not an ounce of compassion and your blatant use of the Cratchit family as part of your facade of apparent goodwill and mended ways is as disgusting as it is futile. It is the sentence of this court that you will be stripped of your assets and an auction will be held on the earliest appointed day in January. The proceeds of this auction will be donated to the Empathic Trust For the Salvation of Gay Blind Whales. Furthermore, you will then be set to work in an honest, yet simple role so that you may learn the value of honest endeavour. You will wash the glasses in Bar Humbug for a term of not less than 30 years. Take him down!”

Harry Lime, burglar and sponge on society, you have been found by this jury to be a narcissist. One can express no surprise in such an outcome. You, sir, are quite frankly an embarrassment to the Craft of Narcissism. You failed to acquire the well-heeled contents of Chez McAllister when all family members were absent, save for an 8 year old more interested in ice cream and Pepsi. To be outwitted by that young man bring shame on you. However, it is not only yourself you have let down. You have failed in your duties to the clown who, for a reason completely lost to me, looks up to you, the individual known as Marv. He will be cut adrift and who knows what fate awaits him, most likely nothing more than an occasional royalty cheque, as consequence of your dim-witted and obvious activity. You have claimed to be the victim in this charade, to that I say, no sir! No, you are not the victim. You had a victim and you let him succeed. You richly deserved having your head set on fire, having your hand burned on a heated door knob, slipping down icy steps and being shot in the groin with a BB gun. Your counsel has argued that this is punishment enough and anything more is to heap misery onto the. miserable. I reject that assertion. You are sentenced to be appointed as careers advisor to Macauley Culkin and to establish “What Went Wrong” and to gain understanding about his friendship with Michael Jackson. I see your counsel shake his head, no doubt recognising that this is an indeterminate sentence. Your counsel is correct, it is one without determination or conclusion and as such is entirely merited. Take him down.”

Angel atop the Christmas Tree, the jury, after much and prolonged deliberation, found you guilty of being a narcissist. I knew as much form the beginning of this trial. You sit atop the tree imperious and in silent judgment. Your portray yourself as holier than thou, deserving of your lofty perch and a bastion of goodness. I see through this, as has the jury. For all of your golden adornments, silvery glitter and lacy airiness, you are tissue-thin in your concern for others. Year on year you exhibit your latent sense of entitlement to be the only one to sit atop the tree. You never speak, you never issue any thanks or gratitude to those who place you there and instead you continue to act with the self-centred expectation of one who believes that the world owes her a living. It does not. You, miss, are but paper and frippery and your false tower will now be torn down. It is the sentence of this court that you never be returned to your place atop the Christmas Tree. Your arrogance tells me that you will believe that you were tired of such a role and that you are pleased to be liberated from sitting there year on year, basking in the light shed by others, namely the tree lights and candles, but that is yet another lie to join the many others you have created to ensure your empty supremacy over the rest of the denizens of the Christmas tree. Henceforth, your role will be taken in perpetuity by The Star and you will be cast down, forced to hang from the lowest branch of the Christmas Tree. From there, you will be made to look upwards and see the place you once occupied and observe The Star and its light-giving qualities. You shall have your own personal prison at the base of the Christmas Tree, perched even below that antique bauble that Aunt Maud provided and has to be hung for fear of offending the old maid. Take her down!”

“John McClane, the jury has found you to be a normal. You are a maverick and one which continues to ensure that the various good folk of the United States are able to enjoy their Christmases relatively unscathed. You are to be commended for your brand of personal vigilantism. It is the sentence of this court that a bursary be made available from funds held to enable you to buy a new pair of shoes and a new outfit each Christmas to avoid wearing the same slacks and white vest. May you continue to mock and defeat terrorists and this time, look dapper doing so. You leave this court with your reputation intact. You may stand down.”

“Finally, Santa Claus. Despite compelling evidence to the contrary, you have been found by this jury to be an empath. Before I pass sentence on you, I shall make something very clear, very clear indeed. This court takes a very dim view of bribery of its jurors and the failure to gift this Honourable and Supreme Judge. Should this court learn that you, Mr Claus, has engaged in bribery of the jurors with gifts from your bulging sack, you and they will be brought before this court and dealt with in the harshest terms. As it stands, you have been found to be an empath and therefore it is the sentence of this court to preserve the status quo. You may stand down and attend to your usual business, I understand that at this time you are rather busy, so rather than stand there “ho ho Ho-ing” to your supporters and those strange small folk, oh they are your workers are they, how odd, that you leave this place and get on with it!

This court is now adjourned. Bring me a minion!”


68 thoughts on “HG´s Christmas Captives – Verdicts and Sentencing

  1. WokeAF says:

    Well that was weird

  2. AnneB says:

    Very happy that John Mclane is free to continue his involvement in more Die Hards should he be so able and willing. I admit to a waning interest after No. 3. Die hard 1, 2 & 3 forever and ever though!

  3. Maartje says:

    Merry Christmas H.D. Tudor,

    Humbug! I stumbled on your website and I am mesmerised. I love reading your posts, still stuck in 2015, but will catch up soon because it’s truly a pageturner. I laugh out loud, every visit puts a smile on my face, but in reality I don’t like meeting you. I like it when the meeting is over and I have found yet anther piece of my broken heart.

    I walked away from Christmas dinner yesterday. One of my family members pulled a narcissistic stunt directed at me, I know why. So I stood up and told them I was leaving. Now, I know that to the narcissist that means he won, because I have left the room. But I know that if I stay we will both be losers because I just don’t see any point in spending another second in the same room with this person. I am willing to keep up the charade so that the rest of the family doesn’t suffer, although, this is also a charade because it is your own responsibility not to be so bothered by what happens outside of you, especially if it doesn’t concern you. But I am not going to let myself be demeaned by someone and having to sit it out to keep up appearances. I have better things to do.

    When he pulls the stunt I feel the anger rise inside me, an emotion strongly related to fear. Actually when you develop discernment you will find that most emotions feel basically the same when you follow them with your attention for a while. They all feel bad eventually, even the so-called good ones.

    When I feel an emotion I make sure I get rid of it, not by acting on it (this still needs some working on) or suppressing it, but by (1) removing myself from the situation that has generated the emotion, (2) by checking if it is my own thinking that has generated the emotion and if so correcting it by contemplating on my thoughts and realizing that what I am thinking is not true (3) if those two don’t work I have to do some nasty digging, being by myself, getting to the crux of the matter, crying, the works.

    Back to the Christmas dinner. The family member is doing something that is not in my best interest, so it makes me feel bad. It’s like an alarm system, designed to keep me from getting hurt. I feel the anger rising inside me but by placing my attention on it immediately, without judgment, it remains at a level that allows me to interact with him. I look him straight into his eyes and tell him his behavior is inappropriate and that I am leaving because of it. He explains it was perfectly all right what he did, eyes blazing with fury, while the rest of his demeanor is calm and collected. I repeat what I just said, turn my back, and leave. As I walk up the stairs I know I should keep my mouth shut, but I cannot help myself and the words flow out as if on automatic: ‘It’s really a shame guys, I like to be treated with respect!’.

    I know why he pulled that stunt, because right before I was explaining to my mother how to work the remote of the dvd player. She accidentally opened the player’s menu and not the dvd menu and she couldn’t find her way back. He suggested to just turn the whole thing off and reboot. I, on the other hand, told her there was no need to do that and showed her the way back.

    On the way home I keep feeling and following my emotions, anger, shame, sadness… I keep following them, connected thoughts come and go, until they merge into one big feeling of unsettledness that also fades as I just look, observe, feel and not judge.

  4. Pati says:

    I am disappointed about the Angel. Perhaps I should take it down off my Xmas Tree. I dont want another Narcissist in the house .

    1. Violetta says:

      Different angel? Yours may be just fine.

      1. Pati says:

        Violetta. Merry Christmas i love this Angel. She is so beautiful

        1. Violetta says:

          Merry Christmas, and since the Angel in question was witnessed aiding and abetting Rudolf at the very moment yours was seen on your tree, I’d say yours has a rock-solid alibi.

    2. WiserNow says:

      It’s understandable that you’re disappointed about the Angel, however, don’t worry too much about it. The Angel gives long silent treatments, which can be a blessing in disguise. Just ignore the silence and do your own thing instead. Leave her up there for this year and remember to replace her with the star next Christmas 😉

      1. Pati says:

        Merry Christmas ,she will be replaced with a bright star next year !

        1. WiserNow says:

          Merry Christmas Pati, and best wishes to you for 2020. It’s lovely to have you here. I hope you stay and keep reading and learning. It’s a great way to become stronger inside yourself and more aware and able to protect yourself against narcissists.

          1. Pati says:

            Merry Christmas WiserNow, and thank you. Yes,this is the best place for me right now.I am defintely learning all I can about my disordered individual and trying to get out!

    3. E. B. says:

      Merry Christmas! It does not necessarily have to be an angel. I find the Star of Bethlehem as a tree topper more elegant than the angel.

      1. Pati says:

        Merry Christmas EB, thank you !

    4. AnneB says:

      Pati, I would say your angel just fine. The narcissist angel isn’t the one on your tree, she can remain the lovely angel she has always been for you.

      1. Pati says:

        Thank you AnneB she will remain this year.

  5. Chihuahuamum says:

    I love it!! Lmao🤣😂😁😁
    My fav the angel and her punishment 😝 i think im enjoying this a tad too much lol

  6. Violetta says:

    M’Lud, may it please you to hear an appeal based on the manner of tabulating votes.
    Those guilty of Narc-hood are indeed justly sentenced; however, the options were not limited to “Narcy” or “Not Narcy.” Since they included “Normal” and “Empath,” it was but too likely that there would be a split vote. Twelve Good Tudorites and True might, for example, vote:

    Narcissist 4
    Narcissistic 3
    Normal 2
    Empath 3

    Clearly, the majority here would NOT think the accused a true narcissist, but there would be disagreement over which subcategory of “Not Narcy” was appropriate, thus giving a false victory to “Narcy.”

    This is like when the Academy Awards or BAFTAS nominate two supporting actors for I Dismember Mama and they cancel each other out, so the nominee from Jurassic Puke wins, even though nobody actually liked it.

    I also beg you, m’Lud, to reconsider the acquittal of Santa Claus, in the light of a prosecution witness who was never given the opportunity to give her evidence. My best friend’s sister’s boyfriend’s brother’s girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who’s going with the girl who saw Santa Claus pinch the cashier’s rear at 31 Flavors last night. I should call that pretty serious.

    1. HG Tudor says:

      It’s a first past the post system, as you well know, the appeal is misconceived and vexatious. To seek permission to appeal in such circumstances is clearly an exercise in self promotion rather than objective and measured legal analysis. Permission denied, you’re held in contempt for wasting the court’s resources.

      Further the quite frankly spurious submission with regard to Santa Claus only serves to further underline your self promoting behaviour and impugn the character of a figure who has left this court with his reputation unsullied. You are found in contempt once again.

      You are sentenced to 28 days in the dungeon and 6 months without posting YouTube links.

      1. Violetta says:

        [Dolefully plays “Folsom Prison Blues” on harmonica, to which she is forbidden to post link.]

        1. HG Tudor says:

          Ha ha very good

  7. Mercy says:

    Haha love this HG!! Very clever writing. Poor Harry. That was a very harsh, but deserved sentence.

  8. privatejourney60 says:

    Dear HG,

    Wrapping a Warm Blanket of Gratitude around your Wholesome Sense of Well Being on this Christmas Day and beyond!

    Hg, your teams and members this group have been my Source of Healing and Strength.

    Bring On 2020 for all of us with a Stronger Sense of Character! Thank you for all that you will continue to do!

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  10. ANM says:

    TO: Hon. H.G. Tudor


    HERE COMES NOW, Respondent and Counsel to Mr. JOHN MCCLANE, who motions for an award of attorney fees and cost. HG Tudor’s findings of fact not only states that Respondent, Mr. MCCLANE is NOT a Narcissist, but also, that he is to be commended for his work against terrorism. The accusations of Narcissism against Respondent is clearly erroneous, and lacked in foundation and legal ground, petitioned in bad faith.

    Therefore, we respectfully ask the courts for Relief for Respondent by awarding Petitioner to pay ALL cost and fees for litigation, and that Petitioner be found a Vexatious Litigant.

    MR MCCLANE also states that he will continue to dress in his casual attire, and this right is protected by his US Constitution to dress how he wants while he fights terrorism.
    In Lieu of the order for new clothes that was ruled underadvisement by Judge HG Tudor, Mr. MCCLAINE is respectfully asking that the courts grant an award to the parents of KEVIN MCCALLISTER for first class tickets to return to their residence, in Chicago, Illinois, so that KEVIN will no longer be home alone on Christmas.

    1. HG Tudor says:

      Identify the petitioner.

      1. ANM says:

        Petitioner is the same as the Judge. No one said the system isn’t broken, that’s narcissism court for ya, and thank god we had a jury trial.

        1. HG Tudor says:

          No the judge is not the petitioner,

          1. ANM says:

            Ok, this is getting serious. Was there a grand jury indictment? There was no Petitioner. This is a criminal case, and the Plaintiff is the People vs. John McClane? Please let me know, because I will be appealing Christmas Angel’s ruling.

          2. HG Tudor says:

            It’s not a criminal case. There’s no grand jury indictment.

  11. Bubbles 🍾 says:

    Dear Mr Tudor,
    “That was so much fun” ☃️🎅🦌
    Everyone’s comments were absolutely fabulous and hilarious
    Your sentencing and deliberations were so clever witty and amusing
    Mr Tudor, “you” are our gift 🎁
    So thank you …please sir, can we have some more…. 😂
    Luv Bubbles xx ❤️🎄❤️

  12. njfilly says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed your Christmas Captives articles. You are very funny and witty. It was very entertaining.

    Hurray for John McClane!

  13. Sedthat says:

    I am so embarrassed about a fail to correctly donate to the Angle Fund. Somehow, after I entered the amount and added to cart, it came out as $4.00. I wasn’t giving much (eight times more than four) but four USD? OMG.. Please, H.G., enjoy any fuel obtained related to donation lol I will try again, after I meet my Christmas Dinner obligations. I loved the Cathedral Lights and Music.

  14. zwartbolleke says:

    I really like the sentence of Harry Lime, your Honor your sentence is adjust and will benefit all. Thank you for making sure all narcissists were exposed and sentenced.

  15. Christopher Jackson says:

    This was great hg I agree I rose to my feet to read the verdicts another great one merry xmas

  16. FYC says:

    This was a thought provoking, entertaining and fun exercise. I thoroughly enjoyed Your Honor’s detailed and often humorous lists of evidence as well as his entertaining sentencing; I also enjoyed reading everyone’s thoughtful and insightful contributions. Thank you all. As for me, I am off to attend some remedial classes on narc detection as it appears I was once again taken in by two more. Onward and upward. One day I’ll get the hang of this!

  17. BL says:

    I did spectacularly bad on that! Please at least tell me that Rudolph is a narcissist!

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  19. WiserNow says:

    Very good HG! I agree with all your verdicts and I enjoyed reading all of your sentences.

    But where’s Rudolph’s sentence? Did he manage to escape from the court through a side door while no-one was looking?

    1. HG Tudor says:

      Patience- can’t let you have everything at once!!

    2. AnneB says:

      Wiser, I heard Rudolph busted out, Shawshank Redemption style. Antlers proved to his advantage so it took a few days instead of the 20 years it took Timothy Robbins. Rudolph knows the majority voted narcissist. Apparently he was overheard saying to Santa “I may be guilty of being a bad husbanded reindeer, but I didn’t kill my wife and also I am not a narcissist”. Then again, this could all just be rumour.

      1. WiserNow says:

        I think you’re onto something there…

        The rumour I heard is that Rudolph did bust out of the court in a similar way to Andy Dufresne in Shawshank Redemption. Rudolph crawled through a hole in the wall hidden by a poster. However the poster wasn’t of Rita Hayworth, but of Bambi!

        I heard that the other reindeers chiselled the hole for Rudolph because at this time of year, it was imperative that he was able to guide Santa’s sleigh through the fog – none of the others could do it. So they decided, rather narcissistically, to flout the law in the interest of the greater good, which was to deliver all the presents in time for Christmas.

        When Santa saw that Rudolph was present and ready at the helm of the sleigh, he turned a blind eye for the sake of not letting all the children down, however, being innately law-abiding (Santa’s an empath as judged by HG), Santa made the other reindeer promise to take Rudolph back to the court to face the music.

        (Thanks for your message! 🎅🏻)

        1. HG Tudor says:

          Just to be clear, the readers decided who was what, I did not. You gave the verdict, I passed sentence based on the verdict.

          1. WiserNow says:

            Oops! I’m sorry Your Honor. I stand corrected. I should have said, “Santa’s an empath as *announced* by HG” instead of “as judged by HG”. I will endeavour to describe the procedures of the court more accurately in future. My bad 🙁

          2. HG Tudor says:

            Jolly good, wanted to ensure clarity.

          3. WiserNow says:

            Yes, Your Honor, the verdict was the jury’s decision.

          4. E. B. says:

            I am interested in knowing *your* veredict as well, HG.

        2. AnneB says:

          If the rumour is true, I hope for his own sake Rudolph stays gone. He is going down, though as we all know the letter of the law and what may constitute justice need not be one and the same. I imagine him cruising the coast road south of the border, open topped MG, fixing up an old sleigh on the beach….

          1. WiserNow says:

            I think you could be right AnneB – that Rudolph is one cool customer and can’t be tied down or locked up. His free spirit will ensure he keeps cruising down that highway in an open topped MG, even if he has to adopt a new identity. The only thing is, he’ll have to keep the nose hidden. If anyone spots his glowing, red nose, the gig is up and he will well and truly go down.

            Thanks for your humour and funny comments AnneB! It’s been a pleasure 😉😂

          2. AnneB says:

            Same to you Wiser ;-). Good point regarding the poor fellow’s nose – maybe he’ll find a decent plastic surgeon. But I fear this is wishful thinking.. Rudolph in all likelihood sits in remand(?) awaiting his sentence. Feel a bit sad

          3. WiserNow says:

            Yes, I feel sad too AnneB 😢 This situation with Rudolph is a Christmas disaster. Of all the Tudor courts in all the towns in all the world, why did Rudolph have to walk into HG’s?

            We’re not in Kansas anymore, but even in the court of Tudor, where HG is often heard saying, “Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn”, there is still hope.

            What we have here is a failure to communicate, but love means never having to say you’re sorry, and if we can get HG to say “show me the money” instead, we can build our case and he will come.

            HG often tells us empaths, “you can’t handle the truth!” However, we tell him, “you had me at hello”. Life is a box of chocolates, and Rudolph can depend on the kindness of strangers. As God is our witness, we will make HG an offer he can’t refuse, because nobody puts Rudolph in a corner.

          4. HG Tudor says:

            You are correct, nobody put him in the corner. Your fellow jurors put him in the category ‘narcissist ‘

          5. WiserNow says:

            Come on HG. It’s Rudolph we’re talking about. He’s not a narcissist. He’s probably hiding out somewhere desperate to blend in. You alone have the discretionary power as the judge to order a re-trial. Think of the legacy and the fuel you’ll get from those here who will thank you. On the other hand, continuing to hunt down Rudolph – a famous reindeer and much loved Christmas icon – will leave a long-lasting bitter aftertaste for many empaths here. If nothing else, do it for yourself HG.

          6. HG Tudor says:

            Do not attempt to pin the blame on me when it is your fellow readers who reached the decision. Take it up with them.

            Much-loved? Evidently not otherwise why vote him a narcissist?

          7. MB says:

            HG, “Much-loved? Evidently not otherwise why vote him a narcissist?” Not being black and white thinkers, we can accept that one is a narcissist and still love them. We do it here on the daily! Narcissist does not equal unlovable in the empathic heart. Certain roles require a narcissist. Obviously guiding Santa’s sleigh is one of those roles.

          8. WiserNow says:

            It’s Rudolph we’re talking about, though! There were jurors who said he made them feel “warm and fuzzy”, and I believe you even said his shiny nose made you “feel happy”. Does that sound like a narcissist to you? I don’t think so.

            He helps Santa year after year deliver presents and he does so for little more than a few carrots every now and then. His nose is not a facade. He is the real deal.

            As I said though, I am reluctantly willing to step down and retract my submission for a re-trial. I still stand by Rudolph’s innocence though.

          9. HG Tudor says:

            Clearly others don’t agree with you. They outvoted you.

            Deal with it.

          10. WiserNow says:

            I’m really not sure why he was voted a narcissist. Maybe some jurors pressed the wrong button inadvertently or too quickly. Maybe some were confused after reading the facts of the case. Maybe some were distracted by the height of the silly season… I don’t know.

            If nothing else, I think you should proceed with Rudolph’s man-hunt, er… reindeer-hunt, and capture with leniency, due to previous good behaviour if for nothing else.

          11. HG Tudor says:

            Of maybe they regard him as a narcissist and voted accordingly. Occam’s razor

          12. WiserNow says:

            Personally, I can’t accept that Rudolph is a narc. If 100 people jumped off a cliff or decided to drink cool-aid, does that mean those people should be trusted? No.

            As for Occam, Rudolph wasn’t around in his time, but if he was, Occam would have made an exception to his theory.

          13. HG Tudor says:

            It’s called democracy. Deal with it.

            I did not vote so your comments to me are mis directed.

            Instead, why not ask your fellow readers why they voted as they did? Ask those who cannot accept the outcome, ‘did you vote and did you vote for an outcome other than narcissist and if not, why not?’

    3. Dorion says:

      I was going to ask the same, WiserNow… the Reindeer’s case was the only one I commented on (although with somewhat contradictory opinions and then refrained from voting). Maybe Rudi teamed up with His Honor behind the scenes, together they tricked the court, took down all the competition, and disappeared into the fog for now. So perhaps the reason this case has not received verdict and sentencing yet is because s/he has been raised to Source position. For the time being…

      McClane may have escaped as he holds no significant empathic traits and thus no sustainable benefits. Santa probably remained inside the circle as a lieutenant given his ability to fulfill wishes and deliver gifts in a timely fashion, as expected.

      1. WiserNow says:

        That’s an intriguing speculation Dorion.

        I wouldn’t put it past His Honor, who is a Greater after all, to try some grandiose, behind-the-scenes, duplicity in contempt of the court, simply for the sake of fuel. Narcissists will do *anything* for fuel. I don’t think a Greater would hesitate to love-bomb a prime victim, whatever the circumstances. This could have been the case here with Rudolph, hence the absence of Rudolph at the time of sentencing.

        I think there is some force in your argument of the captives that His Honor has either expelled to serve their punishment or hoovered to keep them “in the circle” in order to provide fuel. And yes, Santa would make a great lieutenant – the stolen character traits and residual benefits are substantial.

        (Thanks for your message Dorion 🎅🏻)

        1. AnneB says:

          Hi Wiser, I was sad yesterday because I thought that it very likely Rudolph had not escaped but was simply in his cell awaiting sentence. I looked at the story I was weaving myself about his escape and faced the gap between fantasy and likely reality. Then not long after I learned that Rudolph had escaped. That made me feel happy! I am very happy he escaped and I hope that he will under no circumstances voluntarily return or be enticed to do so. It is not safe. The verdict is final and the sentence will be severe.

          1. WiserNow says:

            Unfortunately, I think you’re right. There is no point making applications for a re-trial. The verdict is indeed final. I did my best to request leniency for Rudolph. Hopefully, the collective protests will have some influence on the court.

          2. AnneB says:

            Hey Wiser, I know you’re feeling disappointed about Rudolph’s predicament. Please try not to worry too much. It may be useful to take a step back for a while? At least I usually try doing that when my emotions reach a certain pitch. I don’t care, after the fact, that the majority voted Narcissist or that the people’s court of tudorites now formally names Rudolph as a narcissist and a criminal fugitive in accordance with that majority verdict and hence the tudorite court of Christmas Law I believe, based on my assessment of the evidence, that Rudolph is an Empath and that imprisonment or other punishments deemed appropriate for Ns in accordance with Tudorite Court would therefore constitute a miscarriage of justice. Subsequently I rejoice in his escape and will do what I can to ensure he remains undiscovered. Wiser, Rudolph will be pulling the sleigh across both of our Christmas Eve skies next Christmas! Sleep easy.

          3. WiserNow says:

            Thank you for that reassuring and optimistic outlook! I am going to stop worrying about Rudolph and look at things in the way you have described.

            Yes, the crucial factor in all this is that Rudolph is still free. He’s out there somewhere, nose glowing, possibly wearing a Hawaiian shirt by now, cruising down that south of the border road in an open-topped MG, wearing sunnies and smiling to himself. I think he’ll be ok. He’s got magical powers, after all, and knows from experience, how to lead from the front.

            Rudolph will continue to pull Santa’s sleigh each Christmas notwithstanding the miscarriage of justice perpetrated on him by the Court of Tudor in a botch-up of a voting fiasco!

            Thanks again AnneB. It certainly does help to stand back and see things as they really are instead of becoming victim to emotional thinking. Nobody can make a captive out of Rudolph, not even HG! 😀👍🦌💫

  20. MB says:

    What a fun exercise this was! I enjoyed reading all of the well reasoned and witty comments. Many of the readers shone in their juror roles.

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