|My First Ever Daily Deviation!|
Hugely proud of this deviation. Merely written from what was a brief 2 second thought. My epic Gothic poem (or should I say poems) is an exercise in blending an adventurous narrative with a flowing rhyme scheme. There's plenty to keep the reader engaged: apparitions, suspense, romance, a cursed creature, morality, revenge, redemption, death, and violence - all play a role in the fabric of the narrative.
"To name an object is to supress three-quarters of the enjoyment to be found in a poem... suggestion, that is the dream."|
-Stephane Mallarme (Parisian Poet of the Symbolist Movement circa. 19th Century)
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“If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—for ever.” -- George Orwell, 1984
“Well, the final responsibility is mine. And mine alone. You see, if someone who knew the future pointed out a child to you and told you that that child would grow up totally evil to be a ruthless dictator who would destroy millions of lives, could you then kill that child?” -- Fourth Doctor, Genesis Of The Daleks
"I believe in no God, no invisible man in the sky. But there is something more powerful in each of us, a combination of our efforts, a great chain of industry that unites us. But it is only when we struggle in our own interests that the chain pulls society in the right direction. The chain is too powerful and too mysterious for any government to guide. Any man who tells you differently either has his hand in your pocket or a pistol to your neck." -- Andrew Ryan Bioshock
"Can you hear them? All these people who've lived in terror of you and your judgement. All these people whose ancestors devoted themselves, sacrificed themselves, to you. Can you hear them singing? Oh, you like to think you're a god, but you're not a god. You're just a parasite eaten out with jealously and envy and longing for the lives of others. You feed on them. On the memory of love and loss and birth and death and joy and sorrow. So...so come on, then. Take mine. Take my memories. But I hope you've got a big appetite, because I've lived a long life, and I have seen a few things. I walked away from the Last Great Time War. I marked the passing of the Time Lords. I saw the birth of the universe, and I watched as time ran out, moment by moment, until nothing remained. No time, no space – just me. I've walked in universes where the laws of physics were devised by the mind of a madman. I've watched universes freeze and creations burn. I have seen things you wouldn't believe. I have lost things you will never understand. And I know things. Secrets that must never be told, knowledge that must never be spoken, knowledge that will make parasite gods blaze! So, come on, then! Take it! Take it all, baby! Have it! You have it all!" -- The Eleventh Doctor, The Rings of Akhaten
"Dear friends... Today is the day that the Clown cried. And he cries not for the passing of one man, but for the death of a dream. The dream that he would someday taste the ultimate victory over his hated enemy. For it was the Batman who made me the happy soul I am today. How I agonized over the perfect way to thank him for that. Perhaps with a cyanide pie in the face. Or an exploding whoopie-cushion playfully planted in the Batmobile. But those dreams were dashed by the weaselly little gunsel sitting there in our midst. The cowardly insignificant gonif who probably got lucky when Batman slipped on the slime trail this loser left behind him. This mound of diseased hyena filth who's not fit to lick the dirt from my spats...! But I digress. The time for sorrow has passed. It's time to look to a future filled with smiles. And I'll be smiling again just as soon as we take that man THERE and slap him in that box THERE and roll him into that vat of acid THERE! Well, that was fun! Now, who's for Chinese?" -- The Joker, Batman: The Animated Series - The Man Who Killed Batman
Tyrion Lannister: "Father, I wish to confess. I wish to confess!"
Tywin Lannister:"You wish to confess?"
Tyrion Lannister: [to the crowd] "I saved you. I saved this city. All your worthless lives. I should have let Stannis kill you all."
[Crowd becomes outraged]
Tywin Lannister: "Tyrion, do you wish to confess?"
Tyrion Lannister: "Yes, father. I'm guilty. Guilty. Is that what you want to hear?"
Tywin Lannister: "You admit you poisoned the king?"
Tyrion Lannister: "No. Of that, I'm innocent. I'm guilty of a far more monstrous crime. I'm guilty of being a dwarf."
Tywin Lannister: "You are not on trial for being a dwarf."
Tyrion Lannister: "Oh, yes I am. I've been on trial for that my entire life."
Tywin Lannister: "Have you nothing to say in your defense?"
Tyrion Lannister: "Nothing but this, I did not do it."
Tyrion Lannister: "I did not kill Joffery, but I wish that I had! Watching your vicious bastard die gave me more relief than a thousand lying whores!"
[to the crowd]
Tyrion Lannister:"I wish I was the monster you think I am! I wish I had enough poison for the whole pack of you! I would gladly give my life to watch you all swallow it!"
[Crowd outbursts again]
Tywin Lannister: "Ser Meryn! Ser Meryn escort the prisoner back to his cell!"
Tyrion Lannister: "I will not give my life for Joffery's murder and I know I'll get no justice here, so I will let the gods decide my fate. I demand a trial by combat!" -- Tyrion & Tywin Lannister, Game of Thrones