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Poem: "All You Need"

So angela_n_hunt was ruthlessly dissecting a movie for poor content and shabby use of heras.  The critique began with the title "You have been given all the weapons you need."  It led to this poem, which she has sponsored.


All You Need


"You have been given all the weapons you need."

Wilda and Vronic looked at each other.
They looked at the wagon full of swords
and sheaves of light lances tied with twine.
Then they looked down the mountain,
slopes black with orcen army.

"Now fight," said the duke, then left.

Wilda heaved a sigh,
tucking a strand of dark hair behind her pointed ear.
One wagonload of weapons.
Well, it was a start.

Vronic crossed her burly human arms
and grumbled curses in three languages.
Then she perked up.
"Hey, look ... the drover has throwing knives."

Wilda flicked her sharp gaze downhill
to where the orcen commander
had foolishly pitched his tent on the rise above the ravine.
"We could infiltrate and behead their whole command."

The two women grinned
as they shook down the drover for suitable gear.

It began to rain.

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From: angela_n_hunt Date: July 5th, 2011 09:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
HAHAHAHAHAHAH

YES.

Thank you!!!
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: July 5th, 2011 09:49 pm (UTC) (Link)

Yay!

I'm glad you found this more entertaining than the movie!

Yeah, those orcs are about to have a Real Bad Day. I wouldn't bet on the duke's chances of a socially appropriate victory celebration either.
From: angela_n_hunt Date: July 5th, 2011 10:29 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Yay!

Heh. Yes, was the perfect antidote.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: July 5th, 2011 10:34 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Yay!

And that's the perfect response to lousy entertainment: create, or buy, something better. Crowdfunding for the win!
raindrops From: raindrops Date: July 5th, 2011 11:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nice ending :)
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: July 6th, 2011 04:22 am (UTC) (Link)

Thank you!

That's just the way low fantasy seems to go. You solve one complication and another crops up.
eseme From: eseme Date: July 6th, 2011 01:27 am (UTC) (Link)
Yay, creativity!

When given lemons...
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: July 6th, 2011 01:45 am (UTC) (Link)

...

... squirt them in the enemy's eyes, then while he is screaming and clutching his face, shove him over a cliff.
aldersprig From: aldersprig Date: July 6th, 2011 02:25 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: ...

*snerks at the poem, then again at the comment*

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