Randomness

Blame Dragonchasers for this, it is 100% his fault. I’m uninspired for posting today, and he maintained that even posting random words I’d get a grunch of comments. Me, I doubt it. And since it’s already been done by a much greater talent than mine, here’s some random words:

jabberwocky

`Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

“Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!”

He took his vorpal sword in hand:
Long time the manxome foe he sought —
So rested he by the Tumtum tree,
And stood awhile in thought.

And, as in uffish thought he stood,
The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
And burbled as it came!

One, two! One, two! And through and through
The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
He left it dead, and with its head
He went galumphing back.

“And, has thou slain the Jabberwock?
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!’
He chortled in his joy.

`Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

Actually, take a look at that and see how many words and terms we use quite often now not to mention made-up words that have passed into common parlance: vorpal, frabjous, snicker-snack. I think the Rev. Dodgson deserves some credit for helping to kick off fantasy literature. As a matter of interest, I actually sat and read his entire collected works in my youth; not all of it is great, but some of it truly is (even if it was quite probably drug-induced, heh).

On a more rational note, I’m never too proud to beg for subjects. Anything I should be talking, ranting or whining about that you haven’t already mentioned in your own blogs?