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[personal profile] starlady
Normally I go in for more serious things during Poetry Month, but [personal profile] recessional posted a stanza from the third part of this poem, and IT IS MADE OF TOO MUCH AWESOME not to share.

So, excerpts from "Beowulf Retold" below the cut, and the full poem here: part 1 | part 2 | part 3

and Hrothgar is like well alright
but you know
you are not the first person to have this idea
shit has been going on for TWELVE YEARS
I cannot emphasize this enough
and beowulf is like BITCH DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM?
I CAN PUNCH A HORSE SO HARD IT TURNS TO GOLD
AND WHEN I COUGH
KILLER BEES SHOOT OUT OF MY MOUTH
I'M BEOWULF
DO I NEED TO SPELL IT FOR YOU
I HOPE NOT
BECAUSE I NEVER LEARNED TO READ

and Hrothgar is like
well shit
let's party

……

what is it with dragons and treasure
treasure is basically good for 2 things:
buying shit
and christmas gifts
dragons cannot buy things
as they do not have thumbs
and I have yet to meet a dragon that celebrates christmas
they are more into the winter solstice
fucking new-agey wiccan dragons

......

now this would be fine
dragons setting shit on fire is kind of par for the course in old europe
but one of the things this dragon sets on fire
is BEOWULF'S MEADHALL
and beowulf (now like 80 years old)
is left standing in the wreckage (his skin is fire-retardant, remember)
like fuck
where am i supposed to party now?
THAT'S IT
EVERYBODY DIES

part 1 | part 2 | part 3

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Date: 2011-04-07 23:20 (UTC)
oliviacirce: (Default)
From: [personal profile] oliviacirce
...OH MY GOD. :DDDD

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Date: 2011-04-07 23:24 (UTC)
yifu: (// all_creation @ lj)
From: [personal profile] yifu
That is all kinds of awesome. :D

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Date: 2011-04-07 23:36 (UTC)
ext_583349: (Default)
From: [identity profile] cupcakemuffin.blogspot.com
OMG, this totally made my day!

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Date: 2011-04-07 23:38 (UTC)
kaigou: Toph says: hell yeah, meeting adjourned. (2 meeting adjourned)
From: [personal profile] kaigou
WAAHHH.

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Date: 2011-04-08 00:15 (UTC)
laceblade: Kumiko and Reina from Hibike! Euphonium anime, Reina holding Kumiko's face w/one hand, faces close enough to almost touch. (Default)
From: [personal profile] laceblade
Everyone should post shit like this for National Poetry Month!

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Date: 2011-04-08 01:41 (UTC)
hl: Drawing of Ada Lovelace as a young child, reading a Calculus book (Default)
From: [personal profile] hl
Heeeh, thanks for linking it!!

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Date: 2011-04-08 02:43 (UTC)
From: [personal profile] vito_excalibur
I love that site. Never would have occurred to me to call it poetry, though!

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Date: 2011-04-08 04:25 (UTC)
cofax7: climbing on an abbey wall  (Default)
From: [personal profile] cofax7
Me neither. I just thought it was idiosyncratic line-breaks.

But I am the least poetic person I know, so...

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Date: 2011-04-08 03:24 (UTC)
amalnahurriyeh: XF: Mulder in Elvis glasses, with text "fierce" (fierce)
From: [personal profile] amalnahurriyeh
The "what is it about dragons and treasure" stanza is now my facebook status. Holy shit. AMAZEBALLS.

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Date: 2011-04-08 04:40 (UTC)
recessional: bare-footed person in jeans walks on log (dragon: stalking sumting very shneaky)
From: [personal profile] recessional
I am seriously considering changing my title-name on DW to "dragons cannot buy things / as they do not have thumbs".

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Date: 2011-04-08 15:15 (UTC)
From: [personal profile] royalarchivist
Haha! That is awesome! Thanks for sharing. ^_^

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Date: 2011-04-12 12:05 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] pseudo_tsuga
I love that blog so much.

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