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Re: Dynamo Hum & damon
« Reply #120 on: May 12, 2019, 06:25:47 AM »
Oh, I see someone's still smarting from the drubbing I gave them over their preference for incense and votive candles a while back. Feel free to open that wound again, if you can stand the blood loss. Your anaemic prose might not be up to the job and you'd faint before you can raise your battleaxe. Although, let's be honest, most days you'd struggle to lift a paperknife.

We could do it in verse like a sort of Hind and the Panther if I could trust you to hold up your end of the bargain, but I've seen your efforts in that direction and my hind would caper about quite unmolested.

Re: Dynamo Hum & damon
« Reply #121 on: May 12, 2019, 07:08:06 AM »
We could do it in verse like a sort of Hind and the Panther if I could trust you to hold up your end of the bargain, but I've seen your efforts in that direction and my hind would caper about quite unmolested.

I would have thought The Fairy Queen would be more appropriate for you. Get this guy, making mock of my marvellous limericks when he can't write a single line without an end stop. How very metrically conservative and suburban is your approach to prosody.

Re: Dynamo Hum & damon
« Reply #122 on: May 12, 2019, 07:47:27 AM »
I would have thought The Fairy Queen would be more appropriate for you. Get this guy, making mock of my marvellous limericks when he can't write a single line without an end stop. How very metrically conservative and suburban is your approach to prosody.

I'm sorry, did you say something?  I'm still basking in the glow of the most perfect, ribald, highbrow/lowbrow, obscurely apropos thing I've ever written.  I'll get back to you when I calm down.

Actually that's a fair criticism -- my stuff is junk.  But I am not aiming at craftsmanship; rather, a spirit of casual, throwaway elan that better serves my point.


Re: Dynamo Hum & damon
« Reply #123 on: May 12, 2019, 12:36:34 PM »
Here you go, a prologue in common meter and a sonnet alla Petrarca, which reads kind of lumpy to our ears accustomed to Shakespearean ABAB... with a neat couplet, but it is an older form and I always wanted to try one:

A gallant privateer beset
By frigates of the Crown,
Her sails aflame, her decks are wet,
And broadsides thunder down.
Eighteen-pound roundshot fills the sky
(That's what the frigate throws)
And our poor guns have no reply
To classically trained prose.
Our Yankee crew seems strangely spent,
Though raked from stem to stern;
"More! More!" they cry, and seem content
To watch their dear ship burn.
With cocksure confidence he shreds
Our institutions grand
And vaunts his learning o'er the heads
Of those who try to stand.
The godless progress he'll extoll,
(in that new Euro style)
Would feed the man but starve the soul --
Of that they're in denial.
With revolutionary zeal
And manner supercilious,
Our culture's destined for his steel.
Observing, I grow bilious.
The damn thing is, he makes me laugh
Though I try hard to frown;
I'd nail my colors to the staff
And, chuckling, gladly drown.
For months I watch this fucker's game,
While bodies heap in stacks;
At last I pick a username
And grab my boarding-axe:

"Avast, dread foe!" my burnished baritone
Rings out across the waves and smoky night,
"You'll find that we have not begun to fight,
And for impieties you will atone!"
With words of sharpened steel we cut to bone,
And, rallied, brave companions lend their might.
(Though in our faith's defence, by dawn's first light,
This boy stood on the burning deck alone.)
But stay!  By what strange magic does my blade
Grow sharper with each stroke, the more I hew,
And, where I wound, does not the gore distill
To that same shade of crimson mine betrayed?
I know not what transpires, that is true,
But I know this:  that what it is, is brill.

Damn! Shit just got real!




Re: Dynamo Hum & damon
« Reply #124 on: May 13, 2019, 03:11:54 PM »
status of beef frozen

Re: Dynamo Hum & damon
« Reply #125 on: May 13, 2019, 05:30:22 PM »
Here you go, a prologue in common meter and a sonnet alla Petrarca, which reads kind of lumpy to our ears accustomed to Shakespearean ABAB... with a neat couplet, but it is an older form and I always wanted to try one:

A gallant privateer beset
By frigates of the Crown,
Her sails aflame, her decks are wet,
And broadsides thunder down.
Eighteen-pound roundshot fills the sky
(That's what the frigate throws)
And our poor guns have no reply
To classically trained prose.
Our Yankee crew seems strangely spent,
Though raked from stem to stern;
"More! More!" they cry, and seem content
To watch their dear ship burn.
With cocksure confidence he shreds
Our institutions grand
And vaunts his learning o'er the heads
Of those who try to stand.
The godless progress he'll extoll,
(in that new Euro style)
Would feed the man but starve the soul --
Of that they're in denial.
With revolutionary zeal
And manner supercilious,
Our culture's destined for his steel.
Observing, I grow bilious.
The damn thing is, he makes me laugh
Though I try hard to frown;
I'd nail my colors to the staff
And, chuckling, gladly drown.
For months I watch this fucker's game,
While bodies heap in stacks;
At last I pick a username
And grab my boarding-axe:

"Avast, dread foe!" my burnished baritone
Rings out across the waves and smoky night,
"You'll find that we have not begun to fight,
And for impieties you will atone!"
With words of sharpened steel we cut to bone,
And, rallied, brave companions lend their might.
(Though in our faith's defence, by dawn's first light,
This boy stood on the burning deck alone.)
But stay!  By what strange magic does my blade
Grow sharper with each stroke, the more I hew,
And, where I wound, does not the gore distill
To that same shade of crimson mine betrayed?
I know not what transpires, that is true,
But I know this:  that what it is, is brill.

Hey, that's dam good.  I can see that being done by Kanye or Li'l Wayne in 4/4. 


Re: Dynamo Hum & damon
« Reply #126 on: May 13, 2019, 05:32:37 PM »
Hey, that's dam good.  I can see that being done by Kanye or Li'l Wayne in 4/4.

Thanks!  That's precisely the image I had in mind.

Re: Dynamo Hum & damon
« Reply #127 on: May 13, 2019, 05:36:39 PM »
Thanks!  That's precisely the image I had in mind.

I jest.  It's a poem that I can read without getting a brain cramp.  Well done. 

Re: Dynamo Hum & damon
« Reply #128 on: May 13, 2019, 05:38:50 PM »
I jest.  It's a poem that I can read without getting a brain cramp.  Well done.

You are too kind.  I hope I did not go too far astray in the nautical line; with you and Walks this is a tough crowd.

Re: Dynamo Hum & damon
« Reply #129 on: May 13, 2019, 05:48:33 PM »
Here you go, a prologue in common meter and a sonnet alla Petrarca, which reads kind of lumpy to our ears accustomed to Shakespearean ABAB... with a neat couplet, but it is an older form and I always wanted to try one:

A gallant privateer beset
By frigates of the Crown,
Her sails aflame, her decks are wet,
And broadsides thunder down.
Eighteen-pound roundshot fills the sky
(That's what the frigate throws)
And our poor guns have no reply
To classically trained prose.
Our Yankee crew seems strangely spent,
Though raked from stem to stern;
"More! More!" they cry, and seem content
To watch their dear ship burn.
With cocksure confidence he shreds
Our institutions grand
And vaunts his learning o'er the heads
Of those who try to stand.
The godless progress he'll extoll,
(in that new Euro style)
Would feed the man but starve the soul --
Of that they're in denial.
With revolutionary zeal
And manner supercilious,
Our culture's destined for his steel.
Observing, I grow bilious.
The damn thing is, he makes me laugh
Though I try hard to frown;
I'd nail my colors to the staff
And, chuckling, gladly drown.
For months I watch this fucker's game,
While bodies heap in stacks;
At last I pick a username
And grab my boarding-axe:

"Avast, dread foe!" my burnished baritone
Rings out across the waves and smoky night,
"You'll find that we have not begun to fight,
And for impieties you will atone!"
With words of sharpened steel we cut to bone,
And, rallied, brave companions lend their might.
(Though in our faith's defence, by dawn's first light,
This boy stood on the burning deck alone.)
But stay!  By what strange magic does my blade
Grow sharper with each stroke, the more I hew,
And, where I wound, does not the gore distill
To that same shade of crimson mine betrayed?
I know not what transpires, that is true,
But I know this:  that what it is, is brill.
Bellgab is amazing. Where else would one come across something like this? Praise MV Liberace!   Good job K_Dubb!

Re: Dynamo Hum & damon
« Reply #130 on: May 13, 2019, 05:50:48 PM »
Bellgab is amazing. Where else would one come across something like this?

Well, if you find out, let me know so I can avoid it.

Re: Dynamo Hum & damon
« Reply #131 on: May 13, 2019, 06:28:18 PM »
Bellgab is amazing. Where else would one come across something like this? Praise MV Liberace!   Good job K_Dubb!

I have the honor to report, sir, that I have managed to annoy the enemy...

Re: Dynamo Hum & damon
« Reply #132 on: May 13, 2019, 06:58:06 PM »
I have the honor to report, sir, that I have managed to annoy the enemy...

Plus you did not have to resort to the tried and true, although admittedly tired, refrain of "Go boil a sheep and eat it".

Re: Dynamo Hum & damon
« Reply #133 on: May 13, 2019, 07:13:06 PM »
Plus you did not have to resort to the tried and true, although admittedly tired, refrain of "Go boil a sheep and eat it".

Well I'm afraid my people don't really have a leg (of mutton) to stand on there haha (we ate it)

Re: Dynamo Hum & damon
« Reply #134 on: May 13, 2019, 07:17:08 PM »
Well I'm afraid my people don't really have a leg to stand on there haha

I do suppose that is true.   Usually the head, right?

Re: Dynamo Hum & damon
« Reply #135 on: May 13, 2019, 07:19:55 PM »
I do suppose that is true.   Usually the head, right?

That's the famous gross-out one, but fårikål (sheep and cabbage) is kind of a national dish.

Re: Dynamo Hum & damon
« Reply #136 on: May 14, 2019, 03:11:28 PM »
I have the honor to report, sir, that I have managed to annoy the enemy...

Well, that's a start.

Re: Dynamo Hum & damon
« Reply #137 on: May 14, 2019, 08:36:47 PM »
Well, if you find out, let me know so I can avoid it.

nigga please! you'd mainline that shit if you could find it.
we need a new falkie.

i've finally got my arms around master and margarita.
it took a recommendation from an atheist/agnostic . . .
made me wonder what you saw in it. good call, sir!

Re: Dynamo Hum & damon
« Reply #138 on: May 15, 2019, 12:41:26 AM »
Well, if you find out, let me know so I can avoid it.

heh heh

Re: Dynamo Hum & damon
« Reply #139 on: June 10, 2019, 01:53:15 PM »
bump

Re: Dynamo Hum & damon
« Reply #140 on: June 10, 2019, 02:39:26 PM »

i've finally got my arms around master and margarita.
it took a recommendation from an atheist/agnostic . . .
made me wonder what you saw in it. good call, sir!

It's one of those books that is impossible to describe, you just have to read it. Another book like that is At Swim-Two-Birds by Flann o'Brien. I see the Bulgakov as completely secular anyway, it's a parody of life under Stalinism.

Re: Dynamo Hum & damon
« Reply #141 on: June 10, 2019, 03:19:03 PM »
It's one of those books that is impossible to describe, you just have to read it. Another book like that is At Swim-Two-Birds by Flann o'Brien. I see the Bulgakov as completely secular anyway, it's a parody of life under Stalinism.

Do you find Salman Rushdie any good?

Re: Dynamo Hum & damon
« Reply #142 on: June 12, 2019, 10:47:49 PM »
shut this thing down

damon deserved better.  he thinks so to. he says shrednVastir can f-off.

Re: Dynamo Hum & damon
« Reply #143 on: June 12, 2019, 10:48:41 PM »
Well, that's a start.

hi roswells art

Re: Dynamo Hum & damon
« Reply #144 on: June 13, 2019, 12:02:21 AM »
hi roswells art

Hello, who might you be?

Re: Dynamo Hum & damon
« Reply #145 on: June 13, 2019, 05:14:34 PM »
Hello, who might you be?

A friend to all who are friendly to others

So not shednivastar’s friend, but I like Groyper and brig, and you!

Re: Dynamo Hum & damon
« Reply #146 on: June 13, 2019, 05:37:10 PM »
shut this thing down

damon deserved better.  he thinks so to. he says shrednVastir can f-off.

Damon is an EllGab catlady,  he's happy over in his safe space, and I'm very happy for him.

Re: Dynamo Hum & damon
« Reply #147 on: June 13, 2019, 05:40:47 PM »
Damon is an EllGab catlady,  he's happy over in his safe space, and I'm very happy for him.

so say we all!

 

Re: Dynamo Hum & damon
« Reply #148 on: June 13, 2019, 06:02:11 PM »
Damon is an EllGab catlady,  he's happy over in his safe space, and I'm very happy for him.

my friend brig is right. damon is happy

Re: Dynamo Hum & damon
« Reply #149 on: June 13, 2019, 06:12:09 PM »
my friend brig is right. damon is happy

#Praise MV!
#Friendship