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King_Ghidra
11-12-2003, 14:25:22
This is the the chronological first part of a series of poems i wanted to write in a kind of Beowulfy style based on the computer game Phantasy Star online.

The first part is here (http://www.counterglow.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1268).

In this one, the hunter Tristram goes in search of a dragon.



The hunter entered the home of the dragon
A cave of rock unlike the forest of Ragol
Still it shook with sound and fury
When the dragon came forth in dread

Tristram knew that it meant his end
The beast that stared with burning eyes
In this place of flame and fear
The dragonís home he had dared to encroach

They stood, opposed one another
Each a brave example of his breed
Veteran of many battles, all fought victorious
And lived to lick their wounds

Then Tristram felt the first lick of flame
The dragonís breath upon his body
The creature wasted no ceremony
He bore down upon the hunter with all his heart

The dragon was mighty beyond any man
Its claws the length of Tristramís blade
To kill the beast would take great bravery
And luck would play its part no doubt

But Tristram had faith in his own fortitude
And in his hand he held a great weapon
The Lavis Cannon, a legendary sword
That had slain many beasts in dark places

The two foes set about each other
The dragonís teeth and claws searched for Tristram
If they found their mark
They would surely take the hunterís life

Yet even dragons may taste torment and death
When weapons and war are brought against them
For Tristram was no lamb to the slaughter
But a hunter, a killer of beasts since youth

He struck the dragon about itís two legs
Seeking to avoid the searing breath
And outmanoeuvre the old beast
That had killed so many knights before

The dragon was wise to this gambit
And with its two great wings beating
It rose up to the cave roof
Leaving Tristram helpless below

The hunter knew what to expect next
His ears filled with the roar of fire
And he leapt to escape the breath
That seared and swirled around him

But whether by fortune or fate or some other power
Or even by the strong armour of men
The hunter was unharmed and unbowed
By the Dragonís burning breath

The creature roared in confusion and rage
Itís every effort was foiled or evaded
By the human, the small hunter
Was doom come then to its den?

It leapt on Tristram like lightning
Flashing and burning from the sky
If this was to be itís end
Then the two of them would die together

The hunter raised his blade high
Fear he had but faith too
For man had made himself master of beasts
And such was the destiny of Ragol

The cave shook as they clashed
Furious was the dragonís onslaught
But it fought desperately now for itís life
And Tristram knew he must take it

Then the hunter struck a great blow
And hewed the beastís throat
Itís corpse fell with a cry
That made Tristram weep

But that was an end to it
And the hunter would not rue it
For the dread dragonís ruin
Would bring safety to Ragol

protein
11-12-2003, 14:30:10
Before I laugh - are you being serious?

King_Ghidra
11-12-2003, 14:31:54
yes, so fuck off

protein
11-12-2003, 14:32:54
It's because Temple of Evil was well written too.

protein
11-12-2003, 14:50:19
I feel guilty now. I can't seem to tell when people are being really clever and ironic any more.

Gramercy Riffs
11-12-2003, 14:51:09
Well Duh...

Qweeg
11-12-2003, 15:46:13
You really are a strange sort of chap Ghid, and that's me saying that:)

BigGameHunter
11-12-2003, 16:20:38
That reminds me, I need to post my "Ode to Playstation".

King_Ghidra
12-12-2003, 15:03:19
ok, yeah i acknowledge it's a bizarre idea, but i guess all i'm doing is the equivalent of wrting a fanfic set in someone else's world.
I mean, if it was some poems based in Middle Earth it wouldn't be much different. It hardly needs saying that some really imaginative fantasy worlds have been created for computer games, Phantasy Star is a particularly good example.

I think it's fair to say that for some modern games there's a mythos there that is quite inspiring. For modern people, the adventures of greek gods or holy prophets might not mean much, but for grand adventure you can't touch shared experiences like hitting Bison with a super combo or flying the chopper for the first time in GTA Vice city.

I'm just trying to articulate how amazing these kind of things are in an artistic medium.

The Shaker
13-12-2003, 13:31:23
I froze your tears and made a dagger,
and stabbed it in my cock forever.
It stays there like Excalibur,
Are you my Arthur?
Say you are.

Take this cool dark steeled blade,
Steal it, sheath it, in your lake.
Iíd drown with you to be together.
Must you breathe? Cos I need Heaven.

Qweeg
15-12-2003, 10:56:23
Originally posted by The Shaker
I froze your tears and made a dagger,
and stabbed it in my cock forever.
It stays there like Excalibur,
Are you my Arthur?
Say you are.

Take this cool dark steeled blade,
Steal it, sheath it, in your lake.
Iíd drown with you to be together.
Must you breathe? Cos I need Heaven.

I agree, Shaker is much weirder then Ghidra.

King_Ghidra
15-12-2003, 12:08:26
i think someone else posted that before, can't remember where it came from, jon miller or someone...

BigGameHunter
15-12-2003, 16:27:41
Don't try and deny it now, you freak.

Debaser
16-12-2003, 14:26:30
This is the the chronological first part of a series of poems i wanted to write in a kind of homo-erotic Prince style based on the computer game charactor Mario.

Mariooo
I want to get with you.
Oh Mariooo
I want to get with you.

I first met you when I was 7
Young and dumb, in Nintendo heaven
Before my parents TV, chewing some gum
Somehow i knew you were lookin' for some

Mariooo
I want to get with you.
Oh Mariooo, set me free
(Or if you're busy, maybe Luigi?)

Funkodrom
16-12-2003, 14:29:55
:lol: Luckily no-one's in my office except me today.

King_Ghidra
16-12-2003, 15:30:39
ah i think i may have just remembered where 'shakey's' poem comes from - ricky gervais in The Office.

Funkodrom
16-12-2003, 15:37:23
Ah! Yes, that's it.

That Mario poem is hillarious. The last line just has me in hysterics.

The Shaker
16-12-2003, 17:57:44
'shakey' ?
Have I become some sort of thing between quote marks now?

King_Ghidra
16-12-2003, 18:18:03
'yes'

The Shaker
16-12-2003, 20:08:10
'shit'

Funkodrom
17-12-2003, 09:52:20
If you're the thing between the quote marks, does that mean you're shit?