This the first time I ever did a patrol late at night. I truly feel like Batman in that sense. As well, the first time with a new mask, with the do-rag & the sunglasses. But now I added a beanie helmet to it for head protection. I was going to add the mouth mask for originality, but it went apart as soon as I put on the beanie helmet, so I took it off. I also added a better bluetooth earpiece for better calling of 911. Thanks Recluse! for introducing me to that website Wish. It was inexpensive, but so effective. I also wore a cape for the first time today, not counting the last time one to two weeks ago where my old mask became street pancakes. I will show a picture of my modified uniform in future posts on Facebook. Feel free to input.
I can honestly tell you I had a feeling walking out that I never had, EVER in my RLSH career, confidence. I felt like Triple H of WWE as I walked the streets feeling like I deserve to be there. Spider Knight & Shadow Wolf made me feel like I can embrace who I am & be proud of it as I showed with each step I took. Not a lot happened, I can honestly tell you it felt quiet. Yes it was late at night, but it felt like it was so empty. Odd on a Friday night that it was supposed to warm up. It was a supposed to be a short patrol because I got out of work earlier so I didn't know my energy level. It was good that it lasted a couple of hours thou. I began noticing the small things. A wreath on fence near a school on the street where I parked. A sad reminder for those of a bad memory of the loss of a loved one thru unpredictable circumstances. I think the only thing I did was pick up a discarded paper bag & put it in a trash barrel. The little things count. There was many people there, if I did rarely did I see any stay in one place. I did look over a 7-Eleven nearby. There were instances of panhandlers being aggressive to customers, especially recently. Fortunately, there were no problems. As I walked I noticed Dunkin Donuts was even closed, yes! it was that late. I also noticed there were some closed businesses that left lights on. I know it's supposed to be a deterrent but I think it does the opposite. A smart criminal would study the layout of the place only to ransack it. Alarms, closed circuit cameras, those wouldn't be a factor at all. To anybody thinking anything stupid, this isn't Jackass, this a warning to those who do use this method, that it maybe more harm than good. And to an real life superheroes, watch out for these places & anybody late at night looking in the windows. I decided to alter the route a little bit. I was a little nervous when I saw a paddy wagon (one I work in Boston; two I'm Basilisk! I'm not PC) & I thought, "Yeah, I'm screwed!" But it passed so far from me, that's when you know you can officially embrace who you are. I managed to make incredible distance. But as I turned back, only to make sure I wasn't tired if needed. I noticed a lady with a watch, phone, or book outside sitting on a bench with a table. Asking questions would be a wise thing to do, sitting that latte at night. But knowing who I am, & my history of people seeing things that are different, I rolled on the side of caution. I think time will make me more confident & wiser. But I did keep an eye on a suspicious boy walking that way. I took a look back to make sure nothing goes wrong. As I crossed the street. I noticed the same man cross in a jaywalking fashion, which is the norm at night in the city. I used cautionary step to assure the person I wasn't following them. But he managed to lean on the wall, & let me pass. I looked back to make sure he didn't do anything stupid. As I passed another place. I noticed a man in a suit walking as a young man who looked suspicious walking close by. I did take a look see to make sure there was no mugging. But they soon passed parallel to each other, knowing there was no problems. I did walk on the other side of the street, but I had to go back to the same side, because the sidewalk was closed on that side. Last thing you want to be is dragon burgers. I felt confident afterwards that I could do another couple of hours. Nothing happened but I feel confident that this was an excellent patrol, & good step to a prosperous future as a real life super hero in Boston.