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There once were some fans way fanatical

who considered a snout emblematical

so with never a doubt,

they donned snouts to go out,

and expected some feedback esctatical

 

Nice. For some reason I started reading it to the tune of "Modern Major General". Didn't work out towards the end though. :P

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Man, it's been years since I wrote any Limmericks, guess you guys are a good inspiration

 

The unlikely hero named Ace

starts packing his toolkit for Space

with a wrench that's so light

it's no good in a fight,

while the narrator notes this disgrace.

 

** note it has a somewhat UNlikely EMPHasis, but that is rather common for limmericks

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Okay, guess I too should contribute:

 

The attempt of the century: reunite

Two guys from Andromeda—you heard that right.

Their wounds all a'healed,

Their minds so congealed,

They made known their most perilous plight.

 

A campaign to raise oh some money, yes please.

Then terrible gaming they'll bring to it's knees.

With, yes, some bumbling,

And also stumbling,

They'll our cry for adventure appease.

 

As the pledges progressed, our blood it did boil,

As the makers and fans in tandem did toil

To scale that big wall

Of trolls, mighty tall,

That caused all the fine pledges to roil.

 

Cluck Y'Egger do please, come and lighten our load!

We cannot yet see the sweet end of the road.

We need more fan games!

Go spark some new flames!

And make the comments section explode.

 

But conquer we did! All the ones who entailed

to blast our Ace into space as one unveiled.

The man so true,

And rooter too,

They give cry that in might we prevailed!

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There once was a man from Andromeda

Who said to his fans, "C'mon, we want ya

"To help us succeed

In our dying need

And go clean the crest in the Rotunda."

 

So our hero stepped up with his game

Though he did appear clumsy and lame

But who gives a fuck

When you've got dumb luck

At least we remember his name.

 

But our hero's welcome did fade

As did Bobbin's, Pepper's and Spade's

Though we kept his flame high

And we'll never let him die

His sequel has yet to be made.

 

So we look to the stars again

To whom we can sing our nerdy refrain

Now Roger's AWOL

To whom do we call?

And how do we keep ourselves sane?

 

So our hero did finally emerge

Neither villain, nor Satan, nor scourge

Not a syllable short

Of a witty retort

Yet he cleans where you pee and you purge.

 

Now Ace has stepped up to the line

A dude for whom we can pine

And so it was written

For all who is smitten

"It's time now for Ace to shine."

 

 

Yeah, okay, a bit of forced rhyming. But songwriting was never my strong suit. ;)

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Okay, time for another song. I'll see what I can do about singing/chords (not much exp. there) but as it is you can sing it to The House of the Rising Sun by The Animals.

...Gilligans Island works too... and Amazing Grace for that matter. It's a draft that I might polish up later but hopefully it's usable for now.

 

The Ballad of Andromeda:

 

The galaxy Andromeda:

A place of fame of lore.

From there two guys with porcine snouts

Came seeking fame once more.

 

And though they could not stop for breath,

Space Pope—he helped them cope,

While fighting up to the top of this

Oh so slippery slope.

 

“How can we get this Venture made?”

So came the baleful cry!

“We need some way to kick-start things.”

“I know! Let's eat some pie!”

 

With sugar needs well satisfied,

They starting making plans.

Things started clicking into place,

And there they were, the fans.

 

Now problems came, they were not few,

How would they deal with those.

Banding together's the only way

To end such foul repose.

 

Videos, adventure games,

Art, comics, beer and drink.

An Ace was rooted from the sleeve

To pull back from the brink.

 

The galaxy Andromeda:

A place of fame of lore.

From there two guys with porcine snouts

Came finding fame once more.

 

This tale we tell while we await

Many more phenomena

From the snout-nosed ones we all know as:

Two Guys from Andromeda

 

Two Guys from Andromeda

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Someone asked if me if I was a poet,

"Sure!" I replied, but I didn't want to show it.

Because it'll be beat dead

By everyone replying in the thread.

 

So I don't care what it's about

Whether it's about guys from Andromeda

Who have silly snouts

I will not be the one to entertain ya.

 

So whether it's about Space Venture or Space Quest

I will not write something that rhymes

Just to get it off my chest

So please, stop wasting my time.

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Okay, time for another song. I'll see what I can do about singing/chords (not much exp. there) but as it is you can sing it to The House of the Rising Sun by The Animals.

...Gilligans Island works too... and Amazing Grace for that matter. It's a draft that I might polish up later but hopefully it's usable for now.

 

The Ballad of Andromeda:

 

The galaxy Andromeda:

A place of fame of lore.

From there two guys with porcine snouts

Came seeking fame once more.

 

I can't figure out how you get Amazing Grace to fit, but this goes well with Puff the Magic Dragon (at least my memory of it). I think it fits better with that tune than Puff the Fractal Dragon -- a neat poem that inspired my favorite mudding emote, but really a big stretch when it comes to fitting its supposed tune.

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The Andromeda Triangle sounds a tad tough

But the Andromedan people had had enough

They punched in the numbers, and made a new goal

To crunch the ol’ triangle under their sole

 

They powered the quark drives and sped off to purge

The world of the triangle’s terrible dirge

It was that bad place where good things went away

Now it's the mem’ry they pushed back that day

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Copied over from the Fan Art project thread (by request):

 

Ode To 218K

 

The Spaceventure got underway

And stalled around 218K

But you increased pledging power

While I was in the shower

And funded this bastard TODAY!

 

By Ohverture, 2012-06-11

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Posted with permission:

 

Riggo / Speedster1:

 

There once was a game dev named Scott

who at noontime rolled out of his cot.

When this guy was upright,

off-beat wit shone so bright,

that millions of space games were bought.

 

Speedster1 / Me (nockgeneer):

 

An artist named Mark had a pen

That outdrew all the others and then

Some drawn slime ate it up.

it reared up and said 'sup?

And he screaming ran out of his den.

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No one can bust'em out like penguinfan

Can

He says he has one about Rooter

Sitting on his computer.

But he's waiting for someone else to post

Just because he feels like he's posting the most.

Well, get on with it lad

And just know we're all glad.

Here's your next post in this thread

And say whatever must be said!

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