written_leaves: (tardis)
Another addition to my Titles in a Box set, now that Ten's run is over. [livejournal.com profile] lost_spook very rightly pointed out that he still needed to have his done, so here they are with mixed amounts of sensibility. Every word of every episode shoehorned into drabbles - split into three sections according to season as he had so many episodes. As with the other Doctors, I've allowed for one wild card word that doesn't fit in for each which then becomes the title.

Reunion and Two Others )
written_leaves: (tardis)
Shoehorning them in

Title: Titles in a Box
Characters: Doctors One through Seven plus Nine with assorted companions
Wordcount: 1200 plus titles and commentary.
Summary: A collection in which all of the titles from the various Doctor's eras are gathered, stuffed or wrangled with varying intelligibilty into drabbles.

A/N: This was a self-challenge to see if I could wrangle all of the titles of each Doctor's era into drabble form and still (sort of kind of) make some sense. Some of them - such as Four most notably - needed more than one drabble to pull it off. I allowed for one "wildcard" leftover word that then became the title for each one.

Titles in a Box at Teaspoon

Titles in a Box at Ff.net
written_leaves: (booktower)
It is an ancient Wizard friend,
And he stoppeth here for me.
'By thy long grey beard and glittering eye,
Now wherefore stopp'st thou me?

Considering the large number of well known classic works and poets that I've adapted to Tolkien's themes over the years, I've decided the best route here is to simply provide a link to where they can all be found already indexed:


You can navigate from this one to the following pages - the last two pages are the Shakespearian sonnets that may also be found here on LJ.

I think the appeal of adapting is not necessarily always a framework for 'parody' but rather a challenge to myself to see if I can match the tone, style and word choices of famous poets. Some of them took quite a lot of work, others were simple off-the-cuff writings, but I like to think they shan't disappoint - many have been so completely reworked that very little of the original remains aside from a faint familiarity in the rhythm and style, others still somewhat resemble 'themselves.'

Poets include Tennyson, Wordsworth, Bronte, Frost, Yeats, Whitman, Poe, Longfellow, Coleridge, Service, Browning, Shelley, Burns, Whitman, cummings, Byron, etc.
written_leaves: (information)
Forget the Quick Brown Fox - this goes all out.

All the following poems have all 26 of the letters of the alphabet in the title and also in each individual stanza. The general idea was for stanzas to be four lines each with alternating rhyme - and yes, it does make for some bizarre phrasing when you're trying to stuff in things like J, X and Q.

Pondering: Ents Quashed Orthanc After Axes Failed to Wake Them; Hobbits, Having Zesty Justice, Did )
Wherein Poor Elrond Halfelven Juxtaposes A Quick End to the Bad Boy's Zonal Quest Game )
Rings’ Quick Hobbits, Waxing Zealous, Jumped the Evil Eye )
written_leaves: (booktower)
Add one...add one... add one...

A rhopalic is a poetic form / word-play construct in which each succeeding word is one segment longer than the preceding one. It may be with increasing syllables, or (a bit more difficult) by adding one additional letter to each word as you go. In this sense, writing one feels to me more like carefully constructing a puzzle than flowing along with imagery as I usually do.

Merry: I by his dear grace... )
Merry: In planning honesty's conspiracy... )
Theoden: I, an age aged after deceit... )
Eomer: For Rohan, loyalty undivided... )
Thoeden & Eowyn: No battles; unheeded... )
written_leaves: (booktower)
But what's an acrostic for the alphabet?

After briefly considering them, I've decided to spare this journal the limericks... I mean - really... Acrostics, on the other hand, at least take a bit of thought and planning with the letters serving as a useful jumping off point. Some of these are light, others have more time in them.

Acrostically speaking -

Bilbo Baggins )

Shire Tale )

Bill the Pony )

Smeagol / Gollum )

Aragorn Elessar )

Eowyn of Rohan )

Frodo Baggins, Ringbearer )

Gwaihir )

Meriadoc Brandybuck )
written_leaves: (fred)
Not quite the same as getting your knickers in a twist, but darn close.

Anyone who has spent much time knocking about the 'net in just about any fandom has run across that infamous game in which random nouns in popular quotes are changed to "pants" thus providing hours of non-intellectual amusement for sleep-deprived people.

Which brings me to this - a set of parodies patterned on Tolkien's verses all run through a 'pants' filter. *snert*
O! Long, long pants are a noble thing! )
written_leaves: (information)
Easy to read but fiendishly difficult to write. I know of what I speak - this form is very arguably the most difficult poetic form I've attempted so far. A small number of these are 'not quite pure' double-dactyls taking license with syllable count rather than properly multisyllabic singular words.

For an explanation of what a double-dactyl is, here's an intro:

And here we go - 15 Character Double-Dactyls, Higgledy-Piggledy )

And three double-dactyl drinks for the Road -! )
written_leaves: (explosives)
Too many songs to list here, but fear not!

Over the years I've ended up adapting the meter and rhyme of not only classical poetry, but many a light hearted song. While I think posting or listing them all here would be a bit much, I admit being somewhat proud of some of the results (Song for a Cute Fuzzy Moth is still a favorite, for instance)

I usually tried to use commonly known folksong or musicals tunes rather than 'pop' with the aim of the readers hopefully being able to relate. I am often annoyed by adaptations people post with tunes only a tiny pocket of their readers are likely to know.

You are welcome to take a look - four pages of my adapted songs have been collected and indexed over here at the Scrapbook site:




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