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#21 annatira

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Posted 04 October 2008 - 09:11 PM

Opposing Views?


The life of an EL moderator:
mediator, translator, educator?
deal with the defiant
to make them compliant,
occasionally a terminator.


The life of an EL moderator:
irritator, castrator, manipulator?
deal with the innocent
to feel like a miscreant
and act like a real fornicator.

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Posted 05 October 2008 - 01:30 AM

Wow, what a group of poets we have in EL! :devlish:

With the permission of the various authors in this thread... I'd like to compile some of these (those that pertain completely to the game and fit roleplaying) into a "Draian Book of Rhymes" and post them all together in the official songs ballads and poem section.

I'll list here for you the ones I think would fit...

Oh, and if you're out there with some poetic talent holding back, please post any limericks/rhymes/short-poems you might be able to think of that fit the EL world, maybe they could be part of the Draian Book of Rhymes as well :pickaxe:

Anyway, for the authors on this thread, these are the limericks I was hoping to use. Just say 'yay' or 'nay' as far as whether I can use them in the Draian Book of Rhymes, and I will make a post in the official songs ballads and poems section :icon13:


Jezebelle, all your limericks were great, thanks for starting this thread. I'd like to use all three of them with your permission.

Kit_gw, nice work on all three, however the first one includes some ingame names, and the second references bags, which doesn't make a lot of sense from a roleplaying standpoint. But I'd like to use the last one, with your permission.

Pyewacket, both of yours are great :pickaxe: but brendal is the name of an ingame player is it not? Was the poem specifically talking about him, or was that just a chance matching of names? I'd like to use the first one with Idalor however, with your permission.

Cruella, I love your PKer from whitestone one, if we could change PKer to warrior or fighter or something similar, I'd love to use that one.

Annatira, I love your moderator rhymes, but I don't think an official poem should have moderator and EL in it, if you could re-work it a bit to use Draian rather than EL, and god, or some other sort of person in charge, I'd love to use yours too.

For the rest of you, great work, but a lot of them include ingame names or references to obvious game mechanics that would not be part of a story-line world. If you feel I've judged your poem too harshly, and it still deserves to be part of the book of rhymes, or you think you could fix it to make it fit, feel free to PM me ingame or here on the forums and we can discuss it.

And again, anybody out there with poem/rhyme ideas, or if any of you have anymore, post away :)

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Posted 05 October 2008 - 01:54 AM

You can use/change anything you like :pickaxe: Thank you for the compliment I much appreciate it :devlish:

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Posted 05 October 2008 - 07:27 AM

Feel free to use and modify mine as it suits your needs :P Good luck with a Book !

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Posted 05 October 2008 - 07:57 AM

GNOMES

The Gnomes are a source of great humor !
But they do have a humor thier own .....
So dont be surprised
When you walk EL alone,
To see a Gnome stood there holding his bone

My poor attempt at 2 in the morning :P *yAwN*

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Posted 05 October 2008 - 10:06 AM

I entered the map with a burp
and found somebody to serp
I followed the chap
all over the map
uh oh, does that make me a "perp?"

:) :P :(

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Posted 05 October 2008 - 10:12 AM

lol. spleen's wins xD

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Posted 05 October 2008 - 01:31 PM

I think they all should be in a book as is. Limericks are supposed to be funny, and these do apply to EL as EL IS, as players can relate to it.
EL is not just about roleplaying, moderators and bags and game mechanics and players with names are very much a part of it, as are debates over them :(
I think players would get MUCH more entertainment out of a mixed bag of limericks :)

Annatira, I love your moderator rhymes, but I don't think an official poem should have moderator and EL in it

:) :P

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Posted 05 October 2008 - 01:45 PM

The criticisms are a bit odd.

It's like, people are asked to write limericks about amphibians

You later come in and say you are compiling a book on eastern green tree frogs, and then proceed to criticise peoples poems because they aren't enough about eastern green tree frogs.

If you wanted a bunch of poems on eastern green tree frogs, you should have started a thread :P I think the purpose of this thread was just a bit of fun, not yet another series on the life and times of Mortos and Selain in limerick form. :)

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Posted 05 October 2008 - 06:37 PM

As far as I can tell the purpose of this thread was indeed in fun, and people wrote some great limericks, regardless of their content, and did a great job putting the thread to use!

My only point is that story-lines are story-lines in my mind, and there is a distinct difference to me between the game world, and the story world, as was debated somewhat in the topic over the changes to the curse of Mortos idea (see here). And Personally, I think that the official stories should fit the story world, the 'real' world of EL doesn't have moderators around to help everyone and weed out troublemakers, the only similarity would perhaps be the gods, which was why I asked if Anna could work on altering hers if she felt like.

There's absolutely nothing wrong with poems about moderators and people, and all that stuff, they're great, I'm not criticizing at all :pirate: at least not what I would consider criticizing.

Annatira, I love your moderator rhymes, but I don't think an official poem should have moderator and EL in it

:medieval: :)

Forgive me, my wording was a bit off there :), it does sound silly now that I read it. All I meant was as I stated above, I have a belief that stories should be stories and game mechanics should not intrude upon that 'realistic' world. Which is certainly simply my opinion, its been made apparent others think otherwise. :)

If you wanted a bunch of poems on eastern green tree frogs, you should have started a thread :) I think the purpose of this thread was just a bit of fun, not yet another series on the life and times of Mortos and Selain in limerick form. :P

My apologies, if you consider my post an intrusion upon this thread's purpose. It was simply my way of requesting permission of the limerick's authors to use them, while encouraging others to write more rhymes. Perhaps in the future I shall contact the authors privately so as not to derail the intended purpose of the thread. :)

All I'm doing, is trying to make use of some of these rhymes for a fun compilation, everyone can read all of them here, yet I thought a group of them would be interesting as a Draian Book of Rhymes, that fit the storyline world. When I make my post in the poems section I'll be sure to link back to this thread, so that all the rhymes can be read, not only the ones which fit the story-line world.

I just really like to keep story-lines, story-lines, and many people disagree with me on to what degree that should be done, even other writers, its simply a matter of opinions, to which we are each entitled, and if a specific author wants to contact me and argue for their limerick to be part of a Draian Book of Rhymes, feel free! :D

There's obviously some differences of opinions here, so I'd better chat with Roja and see what her opinion on all this is, and if I should include all the rhymes :mace:

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Posted 05 October 2008 - 06:48 PM

Well if you actually read the Official Songs, Ballads, & Poems section, it is filled with EL stuff such as deathbags, newbies, channels, beam, names, etc etc etc. VERY good writings that should stay included.
I'm not sure why you are trying to rule all that out now.

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Posted 05 October 2008 - 07:03 PM

You're right, there are many of those things indeed, and many great writings.

What I had in mind for a Draian Book of Rhymes I was going to introduce from a roleplaying stand point and have it be a book from the Draian world, like what children would read, about bears and goblins and other such fun rhymes.

However, it seems at least a few people feel that the rest deserve to be part of it too, and maybe they do! They're well written. :)

I'm afraid my intentions have been misjudged, most of my comments were simply in reference to a compilation of what would be a book from the 'real' draian world, which I failed to make completely clear.

I suppose I simply have to reconsider what my purpose with these is, and see what some others think as well. :medieval:

Edited by Enly, 05 October 2008 - 07:04 PM.


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Posted 05 October 2008 - 07:15 PM

I understood what you meant, I just don't think it is the best way to go.
Limericks are fun, not stuffy and formal like you write for the histories of Draia as a "real" world. It is like trying to fit a square peg into a round hole.
That may be fine for a history, but if you want players to be interested and involved, you have to loosen up and let them read and write what appeals to them.
In my not so humble opinion as a former linguist/english/multiple foreign languages major/writer, a book should capture a reader's interest and be able to keep it. If it can't do that, it's not worth the writing. You really have to know and target your desired audience.

(Heck, spleenie's limerick even caught korrode's attention and he's not involved generally in the story section at all!) (no offense korrode! :) )

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Posted 05 October 2008 - 07:32 PM

I completely understand what you're saying, and thank you for bringing it up :)

As I stated, I believe I just need to reevaluate my intended purpose for these limericks, get the opinions of an assortment of that audience you mentioned, and find out what the best way to go is :medieval:

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Posted 09 October 2008 - 07:35 AM

It's alarming, how little I had to change this song.
Blantly stolen from the Irish, Tom Smith, and Coryn

As I went home on Monday night as drunk as drunk could be
I saw a mule outside the door where my old mule should be
Well, I called me wife and I said to her: Will you kindly tell to me
Who is that mule outside the door where my old mule should be?

Ah, you're drunk,
you're drunk you silly old fool,
still you can not see
That's a lovely deer that me mother sent to me
Well, it's many a day I've travelled a hundred maps or more
But a deer that carries SRs sure I never saw before

And as I went home on Tuesday night as drunk as drunk could be
I saw a MM cape behind the door where my old cape should be
Well, I called me wife and I said to her: Will you kindly tell to me
Who owns that cape behind the door where my old cape should be

Ah, you're drunk,
you're drunk you silly old fool,
still you can not see
That's a lovely green tunic that me mother sent to me
Well, it's many a day I've travelled a hundred maps or more
But tunic that scared ogres away sure I never saw before

And as I went home on Wednesday night as drunk as drunk could be
I saw a BRoD up on the chair where my old BRoD should be
Well, I called me wife and I said to her: Will you kindly tell to me
Who owns that BRoD up on the chair where my old BRoD should be

Ah, you're drunk,
you're drunk you silly old fool,
still you can not see
That's a lovely green snake skin me mother sent to me
Well, it's many a day I've travelled a hundred maps or more
But snake skins that degrades your CoL sure I never saw before

And as I went home on Thursday night as drunk as drunk could be
I saw leather boots beneath the bed where my old boots should be
Well, I called me wife and I said to her: Will you kindly tell to me
Who owns them boots beneath the bed where my old boots should be

Ah, you're drunk,
you're drunk you silly old fool,
still you can not see
They're two lovely Brown Fabrics that me mother sent to me
Well, it's many a day I've travelled a hundred maps or more
But laces on a Brown Fabric sure I never saw before

And as I went home on Friday night as drunk as drunk could be
I saw a Rosto by the bed where my old stone should be
Well, I called me wife and I said to her: Will you kindly tell to me
Who owns that rosto by the bed where my old stone should be

Ah, you're drunk,
you're drunk you silly old fool,
still you can not see
That's a lovely diamond that me mother sent to me
Well, it's many a day I've travelled a hundred maps or more
But a diamond that doesn't stack sure I never saw before

And as I went home on Saturday night as drunk as drunk could be
I saw two MCs on the floor where my old MCs should be
Well, I called me wife and I said to her: Will you kindly tell to me
Who owns them Matter Conglomarates? They don't belong to me

Ah, you're drunk,
you're drunk you silly old fool,
still you can not see
That's a lovely cabbage that me mother sent to me
Well, it's many a day I've travelled a hundred maps or more
But cabbage that weighs in at half a ton sure I never saw before

As I went home on Sunday night as drunk as drunk could be
I saw a mine under the bed, where one just should not be
Well, I called me wife and I said to her: Will you kindly tell to me
Who put that mine there over there? Are you trying to get rid of me?

Ah, you're drunk,
you're drunk you silly old fool,
still you can not see
That's a lovely Fire Essence that me mother sent to me
Well, it's many a day I've travelled a hundred maps or more
But an FE with a detonator sure I never saw before


[edit: 2 extra verse, or 1 alternate ending verses. Based mostly on Tom Smith]
As I went home on Sunday night as drunk as drunk could be
I saw a nine foot humanoid a-looming over me
Well, I called me wife and I said to her: Who the blazes is that?

Ah, you're drunk,
you're drunk you silly old fool,
but now I think you'll see
That's a Male Armed Orc whose fell in love with me
Well, it's many a day I've travelled a hundred maps or more
But running in Eternal Lands I never saw before

Now I'm sitting in VoTD tavern
As drunk as drunk could be
And I'm grateful all my armor is still attached to me
Well, it's many a day I've travelled a hundred maps or more
But if I ever look at an avatar again - hey, whose that char by the door?

Edited by belton, 09 October 2008 - 07:44 AM.


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Posted 09 October 2008 - 07:38 AM

That is the longest limerick I have ever seen. :P

I loved it!

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Posted 29 October 2008 - 12:57 PM

Pyewacket, both of yours are great but brendal is the name of an ingame player is it not? Was the poem specifically talking about him, or was that just a chance matching of names? I'd like to use the first one with Idalor however, with your permission.


permission granted and I can guarantee it was mere whimsical chance and happenstance that Brendals name cropped up to match my limerick. The fact I have him in my guild and am willing to pay people to pk him is entirely coincidental. Honest. No really. heh. :)

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Posted 11 March 2009 - 05:45 AM

Sorry, lymric withdrawn due to badness :)

Edited by Neverman, 15 April 2009 - 07:16 AM.


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Posted 11 March 2009 - 10:59 AM

jus one that popped to mind this morning..lol..

When I woke up this morning in storage
And poured out my vegetable porridge
I wondered about the clothing to wear
I might go as bold to wear nothing at all
But just didnít find the courage..


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Posted 12 March 2009 - 12:02 PM

It takes quite a bunch of good notion
To add to the game a new potion
Too bad - overkill
and ruining one's skill
You deal with mad players emotions

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