Monday, December 20, 2010

Pathfinder Bestiary II - And the Mome Raths Outgrabe

I have been waiting for this since I changed to Pathfinder!  Paizo has released the Bestiary II and it includes one of my all-time favorite monsters.  So far the reviews look promising.  Only the hard cover full color is available now but the pdf will be available by Dec 29.






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 hast 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.

5 comments:

  1. Wow - your poems are really improving, by the hour even..!

    Seriously, great piece. I like nonsense poetry plenty.

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  2. That's the Alice In Wonderland Original from the book!

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  3. I'm really bad at irony on the internet - another area for improvement to add to my list! I think it's from Through the Looking Glass, but it's been ages since I looked into that.

    I did recently start re-reading Alice in Wonderland, just like The BFG, but unlike The BFG I still haven't got round to finishing it. Children's books are clearly a challenge!

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  4. Rock on! I'll be picking up the pdf soon then.

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