Limericks: 12. fanfic, writing, and HASA

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12. fanfic, writing, and HASA

Writers there were most audacious
creating rhymes brash and salacious.
Fangirls laughed with delight
whilst imagining the sight
of those men whom they thought quite bodacious!

As we gaze down this road to perdition
we might ask, "How came this condition?"
Nods to Lyllyn and Tay,
who sent us on our way.
But 'twas Dwim who gave them this commission.

Mariel who at times wrote fanfiction
was distraught at the strength of addiction
She developed a stash
of h/c, angst and slash
Surely this is a grievous affliction!

And the ever-popular subject from the All the Good Beasts thread in Challenges: (anyone who hasn't read it should do so, or skip this next one.)

A hamster named by his master as Gilly
Said "Denethor, you are so silly,
It may be a surprise
but please use your eyes
Treat me as a colt, not a filly!

The choice between limericks and tennis:
What a difficult question that is!
To read these verses
or watch Philippousis?
The answer: It depends if Henman wins
(although he won't be on court for at least another couple of hours - I'm watching Philippousis instead)

They say to the purists, "No fun
Can be had if you're bound to canon."
But they just don't know
How low we can go
We're armed to the teeth with bad puns.

Our limerick lust-fest should show
What everyone already knows:
Innuendo is easy
Too facile is the sleazy
It's literature lays us low!

How about a limerick in honor of the difficulties we have with formal metric analyses?

The iamb to me was a myst'ry
Likewise anapests and the trochee
The only 'dactyls I knew
had tails and flew
But pterosaurs cared not for poetry!

Discuss these or any other limericks at this forum.

This is a work of fan fiction, written because the author has an abiding love for the works of J R R Tolkien. The characters, settings, places, and languages used in this work are the property of the Tolkien Estate, Tolkien Enterprises, and possibly New Line Cinema, except for certain original characters who belong to the author of the said work. The author will not receive any money or other remuneration for presenting the work on this archive site. The work is the intellectual property of the author, is available solely for the enjoyment of Henneth Annûn Story Archive readers, and may not be copied or redistributed by any means without the explicit written consent of the author.

Story Information

Author: HA Writers Group

Status: General

Completion: Work in Progress

Era: Multi-Age

Genre: Poetry

Rating: Adult

Last Updated: 11/11/03

Original Post: 06/27/03

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