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Missing scene

20th March 2007 (17:56)
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You know, I should probably save everybody's time by apologising for this now, before you even read it. But it's not every day I'm inspired to write old Norse runic verse. :)


Thor slammed his tankard on the table, wiped the white foam from his beard,
eyes bulged with shock. Then roars of laughter leaped up high to Valhøll's rafters.
From Bifrost bridge brave Heimdall heard, carried on the wind, commotion;
and bent his gaze that pierces barriers, laying bare what Thor had seen,
and then the grim-faced godly guardian could restrain no more his giggles.
In Asgard's halls the Aesir gathered, curious to ken with their own eyes
the mighty marvel that brought such mirth to red-bearded Thor.
"But where is Allfather?" asked they all. "Surely Odin, our great lord
With wisdom blessed, would wish to see this wonder also?"

Then from behind the royal throne, a reedy high-pitched voice then spoke,
In words that seethed with sullen rage, "Know, O Gods, that mighty Odin,
Knows full well what has befallen. Yet hear me now, this doom I utter,
That tortures foul beyond all deeming, shall traitor know who dares to laugh!"
Then out upon the royal dias, stepped the wrathful King of Gods,
Three feet high, and made of felt, fuzzy Chooser of the Fallen,
button-eyed and stuffed with cotton, roared in voice that cracked with rage,

"Where's that bastard trickster Loki? I'm gonna f**ing kill him!!"

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Posted by: Mrs Darcy (elisi)
Posted at: 20th March 2007 18:17 (UTC)
PuppetAngel by the_royal_anna.

*falls over laughing*

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 20th March 2007 22:09 (UTC)

My spelling of 'Valhøll' in line 2 was, in fact, inspired by yourself. Consider this a tribute... :)

Thanks!

Posted by: Mrs Darcy (elisi)
Posted at: 20th March 2007 22:25 (UTC)
Oh wow! by eyesthatslay

I am deeply honoured. Esp. since I wouldn't be able to write anything like this myself!

Posted by: Beer Good (beer_good_foamy)
Posted at: 20th March 2007 18:30 (UTC)
puppet-brood

PuppetOdin! That's... that's... I'm not sure exactly what it is, but I'm laughing so hard there are actual tears here. Great job, alliteration and all (though I'm not sure the brave old bards would have bothered bowdlerizing bawdy... uh... f-words).

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 20th March 2007 22:12 (UTC)

The self-censorship was actually because I didn't want to hide this behind a cut. Also, I'm shy. (You have to imagine that last line spoken in a Vamp Willow voice).

I started it as a normal ficlet, then alliteration started creeping in, then I started falling into poetic meter, and eventually I decided to go back and re-write it completely as verse. Glad you liked it. :)

Posted by: Owen (owenthurman)
Posted at: 20th March 2007 18:49 (UTC)

Oh, that's so exactly right. Too bad it had to be cut for space from the comix.

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 20th March 2007 22:16 (UTC)

I blame Snorri Sturluson myself, from missing out this clearly-vital scene from his sagas...

Thanks!

Posted by: frimfram (frimfram)
Posted at: 20th March 2007 20:48 (UTC)

Came here on a link from elisi - this is awesome. I am rather inclined to change my LJ name to 'fuzzy Chooser of the Fallen'.

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 20th March 2007 22:17 (UTC)

Do it! Do it! Do it!

Thanks!

Posted by: frimfram (frimfram)
Posted at: 20th March 2007 22:46 (UTC)

Heh. I have a new journal title ^_^ I linked here from my profile.

Posted by: frimfram (frimfram)
Posted at: 20th March 2007 22:47 (UTC)

In fact, would you mind if I quoted a bit of this, with proper attribution of course?

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 20th March 2007 22:55 (UTC)

Not at all, I'd be honoured. Thank you!

(Now I'm wondering if anyone out there actually makes plush Odin dolls. It really wouldn't surprise me...)

Posted by: frimfram (frimfram)
Posted at: 22nd March 2007 22:07 (UTC)
puppet!angel

I sincerely hope that someone does, cos I'm kind of jonesing for an icon now :)

Posted by: hobgoblinn (hobgoblinn)
Posted at: 21st March 2007 00:21 (UTC)

I Love this! Sad, that I get my alliterative verse fix from the Buffy fandom community, isn't it?

Ok, if I can manage to stop laughing, I've got a much more serious story to write.....

Hob

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 22nd March 2007 12:14 (UTC)

Very early on in my experience with BtVS fandom, I came across someone who'd written a pastiche of the General Prologue to the Canterbury Tales, about Buffy. So basically, I think you can find anything here is you wait long enough...

Thanks!

Posted by: shinodabear (shinodabear)
Posted at: 21st March 2007 19:48 (UTC)
Lorne

This is brilliant. Puppet!Odin is just . . .
LMAO! I can't take it!

(Pointed here by beer_good_foamy by the way)

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 22nd March 2007 12:15 (UTC)

In the (unwritten) verse 3, Thor calls Odin a "wee little puppet man" and Odin tries to bite his head off...

Thanks!

Posted by: Peasant (peasant_)
Posted at: 22nd March 2007 10:37 (UTC)

You are the king!

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 22nd March 2007 12:16 (UTC)

*Makes a regal wave of thanks*

Posted by: curiouswombat (curiouswombat)
Posted at: 22nd March 2007 19:53 (UTC)
Noggin

This is quite certainly the definitive answer. I am so pleased to have seen the link from Frimfram.

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 22nd March 2007 23:15 (UTC)

My notoriety is clearly spreading... Thanks!

Posted by: spikeNdru (spikendru)
Posted at: 23rd March 2007 02:03 (UTC)
Effulgent poem

This was just . . .

*is speechless*

There are no words effulgent enough to comment upon the pulchritude of this paean to Norse Vorse. Er . . . Norse Verse. You and S2C are my heroes.

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 23rd March 2007 23:06 (UTC)

Sure you don't mean Nerse Verse? :)

Thanks!

Posted by: Dragon's Phoenix (dragonyphoenix)
Posted at: 14th April 2011 21:47 (UTC)

*snicker*

Posted by: Therese Norén, Bishop of Brownies (thette)
Posted at: 6th April 2012 16:38 (UTC)

*giggle* I'm impressed. Can I share this?

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 9th April 2012 01:04 (UTC)

Be my guest. (Though I'm curious how you found it so many years after I wrote it...)

Thanks!

Posted by: Therese Norén, Bishop of Brownies (thette)
Posted at: 9th April 2012 08:05 (UTC)

An LJ friend linked to Fanfic Rants, and someone linked to this entry in a discussion of Sweet Muppety Odin.

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