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The Wreck Of Edwina And Harold

The legend lives on from the grad students on down
Of the big LARP called Half-Elves Are Gloomy
The LARP it is said took place in a shed
Which was cramped, it was dusty, not roomy.

Harold was there, having braided his hair
And his character was Kells of the Silver
Edwina he met in that dark oubliette
And his heart was captured forever.

Edwina the Dwarf was called Slatherton Tarf
And she wielded a great mighty hammer
Harold and she, they loved fiercely and free
And they shared an adorable stammer.

The questing heroes had astonishing THAC0s
And they ranged from cold west to bright east
Never leaving the shed, out of shame it is said
Fighting kobolds and displacer beasts.

Gelatinous cubes proved to be idiot rubes
That the couple would merrily slaughter
Mind flayers were fought in a psionic onslaught
So to rescue King Devilwind’s daughter.

But Edwina one day announced “I-I’m g-gay,”
Harold was riven and then torn asunder.
“Her name is Leaf Mossy, she’s an Elf and an Aussie
And I’m leaving you, I’m moving down under.”

Edwina moved on and Harold cried on the lawn
Outside the shed that had held their shared passion
He tore at his braids and called out to the shades
Of dead loves as is the Half-Elvish fashion.

Harold grew old and lonely and cold
And he sometimes reminisced of Edwina
Memories of battle and halting Dwarf prattle
Drove him to drink in a lonely cantina.

He died in that bar, a Toyota his car
And he slipped into black with a shiver.
He whispered, they said, “After I’m dead
Remember me, Kells of the Silver.”

The legend lives on from the grad students on down
Of the big LARP called Half-Elves Are Gloomy
The LARP it is said took place in a shed
Which was cramped, it was dusty, not roomy.


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"Mossy" with "Aussie"?

*makes Skot a sandwich*

Comment number: 008475   Posted by: sennoma on October 5, 2006 11:48 PM from IP: 24.21.137.118

I will pray for you, skot. I'm an atheist, so it's kind of a hollow gesture, but as i see you know of the legend of the beholder, you won't begrudge me a bit of role-playing.

Comment number: 008481   Posted by: mike on October 6, 2006 11:58 PM from IP: 66.213.242.235

I know you were wondering: the weird characters are probably because you composed this in Word or some other program with "smart quotes". So you pasted it in with curly quotes and apostrophes, which don't play nicely with browsers and which apparently Movable Type didn't catch for you.

Comment number: 008484   Posted by: redfox on October 7, 2006 12:25 PM from IP: 68.255.254.203

ummm....this didn't just happen to you, did it?

Comment number: 008485   Posted by: el on October 7, 2006 01:39 PM from IP: 131.191.10.9

what a depressing poem. but what's -truly- depressing is that i found it depressing!

Comment number: 008487   Posted by: chuck on October 8, 2006 01:01 PM from IP: 66.118.242.4

auto glass auto glass

Comment number: 008573   Posted by: auto glass on October 19, 2006 04:08 AM from IP: 69.132.154.235

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