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Drabble: Ditzharmony - Words in the Heroes' Tongue
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Drabble: Ditzharmony

Happy birthday desdemonaspace


and... Vive la France! Vive la France!


For kallysten and frenchani and syderia, and also because they’re not Brazil.

Spamming today, this is my third post. I posted number six in my series of AtS/Moby Dick crossover drabbles this morning, and now here is episode seven eight (I messed up and posted this one before the real episode seven. Sorry.). The previous ones are HERE. Still lacking an overall series title so that I can post them at ‘Twisting the Hellmouth’.

This one is 100 words as usual, PG-13 for innuendo. Inspired by a comment made by bogwitch - that apparently I misunderstood, as she was thinking pop culture and I was thinking classic movie.


Ditzharmony


“So that’s Queequeg?” Harmony’s forehead creased up. “I thought he was just a character in a movie.”

“He’s real,” Cordelia assured her.

“And hot,” Harmony said. “He’s got that whole bad boy thing way more even than Spikey. And he’s not all uptight and crazy like in the movie.” She sighed. “I so want to see him do the thing with the steel balls.”

“Steel balls?”

“You know, where he rolls them around in his hand. Kinda makes me want to do something like, only not with steel balls.”

Cordelia rolled her eyes. “Wrong movie, Harmony. Queequeg, not Captain Queeg.”

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Current Location: Isle of Man
Current Mood: crushed crushed
Current Music: Brazil v France

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quinara From: quinara Date: July 1st, 2006 08:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
I probably would have got this better if I hadn't had to wikipedia Captain Queeg...
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: July 2nd, 2006 09:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Perhaps it was a little too obscure; but it was big in its day and hey, Bogart.
frenchani From: frenchani Date: July 1st, 2006 08:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
*g*

I am not an expert but they played well...
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: July 2nd, 2006 09:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks!

Yes, France played very well. And I don't like the Brazilians.
kallysten From: kallysten Date: July 1st, 2006 09:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
LOL
thanks :D
i'd say we'll beat Portugal for you, but i make a point not to be too hopeful
frenchani From: frenchani Date: July 1st, 2006 09:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Surtout qu'ils peuvent très bien se faire sortir par les Portugais!
jgracio From: jgracio Date: July 1st, 2006 09:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm starting to think JW made a blunder when he didn't include Queequeg in the AtS cast.

Also, better luck next time. :)
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: July 1st, 2006 09:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!

Ricardo was magnificent in the penalty shoot-out. But there wouldn't have needed to be one if Wayne Rooney hadn't been a moronic thug.
ffutures From: ffutures Date: July 1st, 2006 09:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Understandable mistake - for years I kept mixing up The Caine Mutiny and Mutiny on the Bounty.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: July 2nd, 2006 03:23 am (UTC) (Link)
I once wrote a crossover ficlet called "The Caine Mutiny on the Bounty" in which Captain Bligh was doing the ball-rolling thing with the breadfruit whilst interrogating the crew about a possible duplicate key to the water-barrels, but it wasn't funny enough and I scrapped it. Not a lot of people know that.
enigmaticblues From: enigmaticblues Date: July 2nd, 2006 03:50 am (UTC) (Link)
Hmmm...that probably would have made more sense if I'd seen that movie...
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: July 2nd, 2006 09:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
You're just too young...
From: averageshmoe Date: July 2nd, 2006 04:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hmmm.

I've got a Bogart Babble that revolves around someone stepping on the captain's balls ...

I mean his steel balls ...

I mean his ball bearings ...

You know what I mean.

pgavigan
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: July 2nd, 2006 05:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Did you see the England/Portugal World Cup match, where Wayne Rooney got sent off for doing exactly that (only not to Bogart, and they weren't steel)?
ayinhara From: ayinhara Date: July 2nd, 2006 10:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
I loved it, being quite a Bogart fan.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: July 3rd, 2006 12:53 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
lilred26x From: lilred26x Date: July 3rd, 2006 02:36 am (UTC) (Link)
I had a boss once like Captain Queeg. That movie was quite popular around the office! :)
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: July 3rd, 2006 02:46 am (UTC) (Link)
I think a lot of people have had bosses like Captain Queeg in their time.
desdemonaspace From: desdemonaspace Date: July 5th, 2006 12:15 am (UTC) (Link)
Hee! Good one, Speakr. Thank you for the birthday greetings, too. :-)
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: July 5th, 2006 04:43 am (UTC) (Link)
Glad you liked it!
bogwitch From: bogwitch Date: July 5th, 2006 06:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
I understand not a word of this. I was thinking more of Queeg from Red Dwarf.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: July 5th, 2006 06:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Queeg 500 in Red Dwarf was parodying Captain Queeg from "The Caine Mutiny", with probably a touch of Captain Bligh thrown in too.
cbtreks From: cbtreks Date: July 5th, 2006 07:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
I had to look up Captain Queeg too. I wonder if I should be embarrassed that Harmony is more well-versed in old movies than I am.... (Good drabble!)
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: July 7th, 2006 08:06 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you! I think I overestimated how widely known "The Caine Mutiny" is.
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