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Drabble: The Only Way To Travel - Words in the Heroes' Tongue
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Drabble: The Only Way To Travel
Belated happy birthdays to qkellie, runriggers, demonbrat_98, kathyh, hurry_sundown, girlmacbeth, and liliaeth; happy birthday to cbtreks and timeofchange.

I’ve been rather quiet lately; no LJ posts at all for over a week, no fic at all (not even a drabble) for over a month. Partly this has been because of work, partly because of the European Football Championships, and partly because I’ve been struggling with the next chapter of ‘Tabula Avatar’. I wanted to write it entirely from the points of view of characters not part of the main group, portraying them from the outside, but it didn’t quite work despite several re-writes. I had to give up and zoom in on the party for one scene. It ended up longer than I had expected, too, and a particular plot development has had to be held back for a while. I have one more scene to write before the chapter is finished but I’m on a run of nights at work and it will probably appear early next week.

Recently my wife has been obsessed with ‘Lord of the Rings’ fic. I’m trying to avoid it affecting me (with the exception of these two and a half drabbles) but today beer_good_foamy posted a drabble, Everybody Knows Men Never Ask Directions, that cried out for a response. Or perhaps ‘retaliation’ would be a better word... Rating G, 100 words, read beer_good_foamy’s drabble first.

The Only Way To Travel


The eleventh member of the Fellowship was short for a human, clad in strange garments that were spotlessly clean, and his shoes gleamed with a shine that indicated that he was unaccustomed to treks through the wilderness.

“Your intention is that we should walk? Quelle horreur!” he exclaimed. His neatly waxed moustache bristled. “We are not the barbarians.”

Boromir scowled. “And how else are we to reach Mount Doom, Poirot?”

“By the train, of course, mon ami,” Poirot replied. “Are we not the people most civilized? There is only one acceptable way to go there. Mordor on the Orient Express.”

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Current Location: Rivendell
Current Music: Erwin Beekveld, "They're Taking the Hobbits to Isengard"

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woman_of_ From: woman_of_ Date: June 27th, 2008 06:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
beer_good_foamy, made me groan, and you are up there with him!
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: June 29th, 2008 10:12 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
adriana_is From: adriana_is Date: June 27th, 2008 07:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
More brilliance! LOL!

I saw his post yesterday and wondered if you'd hijacked his LJ!

You still rule the Pun Kingdom. :D
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: June 29th, 2008 10:12 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
rahirah From: rahirah Date: June 27th, 2008 07:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
You are both bad rude men.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: June 29th, 2008 10:13 am (UTC) (Link)
We are, indeed.
bogwitch From: bogwitch Date: June 27th, 2008 08:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Usually puns just make me groan a bit, for all their cleverness, but this one made me actually LOL.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: June 29th, 2008 10:13 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
deird1 From: deird1 Date: June 27th, 2008 08:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hee! Very clever!
kathyh From: kathyh Date: June 27th, 2008 09:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Bwahahaha...that's perfect in its way. Many thanks for the birthday wishes :)
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: June 29th, 2008 10:14 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
ffutures From: ffutures Date: June 27th, 2008 10:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!

Flees hastily...
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: June 29th, 2008 10:14 am (UTC) (Link)
pursued by a bear?
gillo From: gillo Date: June 27th, 2008 11:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
You are both evil, and a Very Bad Influence on each other.

Of course, they could just have ordered a taxi - Dial M for Mordor...
ozma914 From: ozma914 Date: June 28th, 2008 09:48 am (UTC) (Link)
Gah --! Beat me to it.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: June 29th, 2008 10:15 am (UTC) (Link)
You took the words right out of my mouth...
beer_good_foamy From: beer_good_foamy Date: June 28th, 2008 09:16 am (UTC) (Link)
Arrrrrgh.

You know I can't let that stand.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: June 29th, 2008 10:16 am (UTC) (Link)
You know, in my native dialect it's not even a pun, just a direct transcription of how it would be pronounced.
ozma914 From: ozma914 Date: June 28th, 2008 09:47 am (UTC) (Link)
This could be the start of something ... painful. :-)
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: June 29th, 2008 10:16 am (UTC) (Link)
Your prophecy has come true...

Edited at 2008-06-29 10:17 am (UTC)
ozma914 From: ozma914 Date: June 29th, 2008 10:33 am (UTC) (Link)
So it has!
electricalgwen From: electricalgwen Date: June 28th, 2008 08:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Here via beer_good_foamy. Oh dear. *g*
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: June 29th, 2008 10:18 am (UTC) (Link)
We do this sort of thing all the time...
tessarin From: tessarin Date: June 29th, 2008 08:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh dear.LOL , this was fun.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: June 30th, 2008 10:27 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
timeofchange From: timeofchange Date: July 5th, 2008 12:10 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you, dear S2C. I haven't been online for days, and am just making my way back to your post. It's like getting to celebrate all over again. I cannot wait to meet you and CW. I am desperately hoping to be able to drop into the meetup the evening of the 15th for the meet and greet. I had originally planned on coming to Saturday night's dinner, but that won't work out (damn). Still, even if I have to lock the fellow travelers in the hotel room, I'm dropping in at some point.
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