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  • Butchered Poe-An ACG Tale of Horror


    Adapted from The Raven
    by cyberia and GCoyote

    with apologies to E.A. Poe

    Once upon a forum dreary, there was casually proposed a theory,
    But what had started as a question, soon had grown to cruel obsession,
    As if the whole world debating, debating that was escalating.
    Escalating to berating and often times infuriating;
    Thus was born, Sealion.

    If only we had been more wary, that bleak and bitter February,
    What fools were we to believe, what better men could not achieve?
    It will remain a mystery, why some sought to rewrite history.
    To then choose to choose up sides, to argue weather and the tides,
    Where fact and fiction could collide, and opinion form but to divide;
    All, in the name of Sealion.

    And so it went on page by page, on and on in bitter rage,
    An ever spiraling tit for tat, if that was this and this were that,
    Till one unseemly flipped the bird, and another posted a naughty word,
    While some continued to be absurd others walked away perturbed.
    Amid the fires of an all out flame war’,
    Quoth revans, "Nevermore."

    Hardly was there such misery, discussing alternative history,
    When appeared on the dark horizon, a warship with the Jolly Roger flyin’.
    But the warning shot went ignored, by those oh so self absorbed,
    Who claimed they'd yet to hit their stride, with still more theories to be tried,
    And continued so until replied by a final, well aimed broadside,
    And thus was sunk forevermore, the legend of Sealion.
    ¿Cualquier persona fija en el nude? Slug

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    • #3
      It was his idea . . .

      Hey Overseer,

      Do us a favor and drive by Poe's grave after work tomorrow and make sure the old boy isn't too upset with us.
      Any metaphor will tear if stretched over too much reality.

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      • #4
        lol, outstanding
        Rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated... again...


        • #5
          "In modern war... you will die like a dog for no good reason."
          Ernest Hemingway.

          "The more I learn about people, The more I love my dog".
          Mark Twain.


          • #6
            "I am not an atomic playboy."
            Vice Admiral William P. Blandy


            • #7

              Author! Author!
              All questions are valid, all answers are tentative.


              • #8
                Y'HARR, LADDIES!

                Yee be makin me larboard & me starboard creak!

                On the Plains of Hesitation lie the blackened bones of countless millions who, at the dawn of victory, sat down to rest-and resting... died. Adlai E. Stevenson

                ACG History Today



                • #9
                  Hmmm... I find a lacking of the interior rhyming and the iambic parameter within the poem. The subject is original, however the ambiance seems to be lacking. Overall, I would have to grade this as OUTSTANDING!

                  Two idiots create a masterpiece. What does that say about the rest of us???
                  Last edited by holly6; 29 Oct 07, 22:51.
                  My Avatar: Ivan W. Henderson Gunner/navigator B-25-26. 117 combat missions. Both Theaters. 11 confirmed kills. DSC.


                  • #10
                    Thanks for all the rep gang, but I hope everyone notices that although its my post there are two bylines here!

                    Nice work Gary (GCoyote), it was a fun collaboration!!!
                    ACG QUOTE OF THE WEEK:
                    ¿Cualquier persona fija en el nude? Slug


                    • #11
                      Eternal War(gaming) Armoured Struggle Car Bob

                      History does not record anywhere at any time a religion that has any rational basis.
                      Lazarus Long

                      Draw the blinds on yesterday and it's all so much scarier....
                      David Bowie


                      • #12
                        Nice job and thanks for the plug.
                        Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.


                        • #13
                          Now it's ten years later but he still keeps up the fight
                          In Ireland, in Lebanon, in Palestine and Berkeley
                          Patty Hearst heard the burst of Roland's Thompson gun and bought it


                          • #14
                            Great work guys!
                            “For there is nothing more serious than a lunatic when he comes to the central point of his lunacy.”

                            Max Sterner


                            • #15
                              Great job guys.

                              Lets see you do "Lenore" for the 5 Shermans for 1 Tiger" thread now, LOL.

                              Kampfgruppe - A Wargaming Clan Since 1998



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