Sunday, 16 June 2013

Poetry Corner #2: Two Brothers

Aaron's away from our fair shores right now, somewhere in France. On his behalf I'm uploading a poem he did, having edited numerous grammatical errors,  for his random poetry series that he feels is necessary. 
Bon Appetit. 


It's an analogy 'bout gaming

At the beginning of time, two brothers owned some land.
They decided to let everyone have access, that is a plan.
They helped cultivate it with care.
And so the field did yield bounty for both brothers to share.

But then as time went by, both brothers started to plot.
"Imagine what I could do, with a little more from this lot".
And so the first brother put a large fence up, over 8 foot high.
"This should stop any extra profit, from slipping me by"



And then the second brother, with money on the brain.
"I'll make it only grow when I check it, that won't be a pain"
Not to be outdone by his sibling, the first brother said with delight.
"I know, we shall keep it out of sight!"
Yes, the second brother agreed.
"Because who'd want the nasty peasants to see"

And so the two brothers, continued in this vein
Making access to the field, tedious and lame.
All the
while, the field started to wither and decay
But no-one thought "there must be a better way"

There was no incentive anymore
Frankly this field has become a chore.

And even if Brother two's toll booth looks more appealing than Brother one's in cost.
Just remember, between the PS4 and Xbox One...You've already lost.



39 comments:

  1. Did you add the last two lines, cos to me its an analogy on capitalism?

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    1. It's all Aaron. Clearly he's underestimated the scope of his analogy

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    2. Yeah, it is all about greedy capitalism I suppose. The idea was that it would be a hidden aesop until the last two lines reveal the parable at hand.

      But feel free to take it as a damnation of Capitalism if you so desire. I'd support the interpretation

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  2. Remember in the days of yore
    The old Nintendo 64
    The Christmas scrabble to the shops
    Because this console was the tops?
    Yet now it languishes in dust
    A clapped out box all gone to rust
    The xbox one, the ps4
    Will one day get left at the store
    Or all in pieces on the floor
    For no-one wants them any more.

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    1. I've just arrived back from Paris and I must say that was a welcome return. As ever, well played indeed.

      And just remember, once they stop supporting the Xbone, all it'll do is rust.

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  3. I think Billy Bob should be forced at gun point to write "the ballad of the let down hamster".

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    1. Don't worry hamster, I'm already being forced at the metaphorical gunpoint of your emotional blackmail to get it done.
      Watch this space.

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  4. Ok, the old nintendo 64, the original playstation or 12 good books?

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    1. Do we jsut get the console, or some games with it. Because I'll defintiely go for 12 books if I jsut have a console paperweight as an alternative

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    2. Ok, one game of your choice

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    3. Ps1. Spyro the dragon 2 gateway to glimmer. Can't get gliding gameplay from a book


      Now you choose?

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    4. Nintendo 64 Legend of Zelda.

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  5. Qu'est ce que c'est comme le cynics? I wonder if whataboutcynics could succeed in France?

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    1. I've planted the seeds of the 2nd "révolution de Cyniques". Very soon Harvey shall occupy Versailles and I shall rule central Paris from a fully modified Eiffel Tower.

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    2. Wear a coat, it'd be cold up there.

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  6. This one's for Aaron.

    Never mind the doomed EU
    The cynics could speak franglais too
    With Aaron in the Eiffel tower
    The cynics weild their mighty power
    "We are all cynics now", they roar
    "Death to ukip", zut alors!


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  7. When does the cynics poetry book come out?

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    1. I've got a big word document full of the things. If we compile enough then maybe something can be done.

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  8. Changing the subject, has Superman been robbed of his sense of humour in Man of Steel?

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    1. Maybe this is a better question for aaron who's probably read the comics, yet hasn't seen MOS, but I've seen the Donner films and so I assume that is slightly like the comic. I found superman more easy going and joking in those films anyway so I'll compare him to Reeve's superman.

      But yeah this superman was pretty humourless. Like he smiled, but alot of the time it seemed like he was just spouting the themes of the movie (which was a problem I thought batman begins also suffered from (same creative team so it figures set up would be similar) but at least batman begins had a better story to hide all that). Whenever he did try and be funny, the one liners were awful, like that piece of shit line "they say it's all downhill after the first kiss", "I think that's only if you're human".

      So yeah it's definitely less whimsical and campy, but I think the real reason we're noticing this is because it was a gritty reboot which wasn't very good and so without any actual good drama or character, there was nothing to engage and entertain us in the absence of also it having no sense of humour about itself.

      Then again it seems most people are liking this superman based purely on its action scenes (hello Into Darkness). What did you think anyway? Did you find the lack of humour was a problem and what did other people think of the movie as a whole?

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    2. I ask from the point of view of ot having parted with money to see it..yet. The comments I have read have been thus:
      Nolan needs a sense of humour
      Its average
      Just a bloke knocking down skyscrapers with a po face
      Superman is meant to be light and Batman dark
      Far too long

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    3. I believe I'm seeing it tomorrow, Comic book rage will be forecasted for the next few days after

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    4. Maybe you could check out if his teeth are real in this movie....?

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    5. It is average indeed. But it is impressive and entertaining for bits of it, and it looks incredible, so you can check it out for those reasons. It's just a massive missed opportunity which is really sad.

      Never understood when people say superman should be light and batman is dark. I've seen comics where superman is dark and no one complains. People seem to want the movies to be perfect adaptations and not just new interpretations of the character like a comic would do. But this is still a weak origin story.

      But yeah Cavell's superman is po faced as hell, but mostly because they haven't really given him any other character details to work with other than just look solemn and smile with those sparkling whites every now and again.

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    6. Thanks, billy bob, sounds worth a look.

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    7. Superman, Dr Who: is it just the current fashion for heroes to be angst ridden these days? I don't know about Batman, was he angst ridden too?

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    8. I guess it's just a good, simple character trait to lead people to do great things and so is a one size fits all foundation for current heroes. I'm sure it's just a trend AnD a new character archetype will come around sooner or later

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  9. Thought you'd like to know you're unique. Checked out zome other gaming logs and none of them have a poetry section!

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    1. some other blogs, not logs

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    2. It is hopefully yet another market we can corner.

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  10. The x box one has fallen foul of the military, they dont like the microphone being on at all times and a few other things, so ps4 may cream off that market.

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  11. Thought Aaron would be ranting about MOS by now...?

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    1. I've just returned from the fifth tri-annual Cynics meeting, and unfortunately they had both seen it. I'll be making my way to see it soon though.

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    2. Wasn't it a clue when billy bob commented at length on the film?

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  12. Watching this space, billy bob, and watching, and watching........zzzzz

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  13. Someone squash that hamster.

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  14. 36, now 37 comments on what began as a poem not even a blog. Some sort of record surely. Is no-one doing an article on the xbone u turn? Man of steel?

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    1. I'm just finishing up my article on the Xbox 180. And I'm seeing Man of Steel in the week.

      After my Xbox article you'll get to hear how badly they fucked up World War Z.

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    2. Can't wait. I've never heard so many negative comments about a summer blockbuster film.

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