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Drabble: Can It Be Babies? - Words in the Heroes' Tongue
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Drabble: Can It Be Babies?
Tonight I’ve been compiling a ‘soundtrack album’ for ‘Tabula Avatar’ on YouTube. I have a Favourites playlist consisting entirely of tracks played by Giles in the course of the story. I haven’t managed to locate everything yet but it does include ‘Sweet Home Alabama’, ‘Sit Down’, ‘White Room’, ‘Rebel Yell’, ‘I Won’t Back Down’, ‘Battleship Chains’, and of course ‘Sunshine on a Rainy Day’. I had intended to link to it for your benefit but I am informed that no-one but me can see it. Bugger. ETA: maybe this link will work: http://www.youtube.com/profile_favorites?user=speakr2customrs

I finished this run of nights at work yesterday and I had hoped to stay up all day and get back into a diurnal sleeping pattern straight away. It didn’t work out that way; I couldn’t stay awake and had to go to bed before 5 p.m. I slept through until 1.30 a.m. and as a result I missed the BBC Children In Need event. I saw the ‘QI’ special last week on BBC4, and I’ve watched some of the highlights on the Internet during the night, and it has inspired me to do a commemorative drabble in the Olafverse. Primarily for British eyes. 100 words, R.


Can It Be Babies?


The demon smacked his lips appreciatively. “Delicious,” he praised. “A fascinating sweet and sour tang. What is it?”

“A special dish inspired by tonight’s BBC charity fundraising event,” Olaf explained. He gestured at the television. The demon looked across and saw Terry Wogan announcing the total raised so far for disadvantaged children. Pudsey Bear stood beside him. No sign yet of Natasha Kaplinsky in the promised gold lamé catsuit.

“An old Troll recipe,” Olaf went on. “Two plump toddlers, cleaned and boned, marinated with herbs and spices, and simmered in fermented honey.”

The demon groaned. “Yeah, right. Children in Mead.”

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zanthinegirl From: zanthinegirl Date: November 18th, 2006 07:16 am (UTC) (Link)
That was really bad, even for you!

I think there may be something wrong with the youtube link; it took me to a really random collection of videos. Or maybe there's a connection between Giles and some one's pug-dog dancing in a circle to the sound of a blender that I just don't get? Though I can't completely rule that out!
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: November 18th, 2006 09:21 am (UTC) (Link)
Apparently that link only works for someone who is logged in as me at YouTube. This one should work: http://www.youtube.com/profile_favorites?user=speakr2customrs
paratti From: paratti Date: November 18th, 2006 07:56 am (UTC) (Link)
Snerk.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: November 20th, 2006 11:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
ffutures From: ffutures Date: November 18th, 2006 09:41 am (UTC) (Link)
Lovely little fic.

Now for some reason I have a vision of Olaf getting a babysitting job... "Your child-minding problems solved - permanently."

You're welcome to use it if you like.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: November 20th, 2006 11:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
magic_wanderer From: magic_wanderer Date: November 18th, 2006 10:25 am (UTC) (Link)
For teh win.

I watched it - there was a rather odd Bond spoof with newsreaders and Roger Moore, which was quite funny despite being thrown together in an afternoon, which is typical for CIN. Comic Relief always has the more thoughtful and funny celebrity skits. (Still smarting over the woefully ungigglesome Weakest Link Doctor Who parody from a couple of years ago, and Dimensions in Time from '93). From a perving-at-newsreaders angle, The Kaplinsky did look remarkably desirable all night. It must be because you know it's wrong. Also crushing on F Cotton... but overall, they didn't really have much of a budget this year and it showed. I think Terry Wogan had had a few drinks off-camera by the end of it... plus ca change!
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: November 20th, 2006 11:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. I don't usually bother watching Children in Need but I intended to do so this time because I already had the germ of the idea for this drabble. But the effects of having just come off nights overcame my plans.
gillo From: gillo Date: November 18th, 2006 11:23 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh good grief! Agonising, even by your standards.

I don't often watch Children in Need, though I did catch a nauseating bit of The Sound of Music before we switched over for Simon Schama on Turner, which was much more interesting. I tend to help in some mild fund-raising at school (cake sale stuff) and feel I've done my bit and can be let off the telly part. I did enjoy the QI, which I saw last week too.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: November 20th, 2006 11:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you?
petzipellepingo From: petzipellepingo Date: November 18th, 2006 11:28 am (UTC) (Link)
Hee!
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: November 20th, 2006 11:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
ozma914 From: ozma914 Date: November 18th, 2006 11:42 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, my!
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: November 20th, 2006 11:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Heh!
bogwitch From: bogwitch Date: November 18th, 2006 11:54 am (UTC) (Link)
The only way to serve them imo.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: November 20th, 2006 11:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
"It's a cookbook!"
woman_of_ From: woman_of_ Date: November 18th, 2006 11:59 am (UTC) (Link)
Loved it! I would like to nominate some children to be cooked in mead, can I?
woman_of_ From: woman_of_ Date: November 18th, 2006 03:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hi, Was over looking at the music vids and found this one! You probably already have it and dismissed it, but just in case
diabola79 From: diabola79 Date: November 18th, 2006 12:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
*snort* Wish Olaf had been around when my sis was younger and I'd have gladly paid someone to cook and eat her. Oh well, you can't have everything. I'll make her read your Olaf stuff one day, just to remind her of the bad old days. ;-)

Changing sleeping patterns is a bitch, know how you feel. I DO have a day-job, but I end up switching everything around every weekend - and suffer for it on Monday morning...
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: November 20th, 2006 11:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
talesofspike From: talesofspike Date: November 19th, 2006 12:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Gah!
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: November 20th, 2006 11:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Heh!
diachrony From: diachrony Date: November 19th, 2006 04:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Mmmm ... ::smacks lips:: ... that made me hungry!!
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: November 20th, 2006 11:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
With Fava beans and a nice Chianti?
From: averageshmoe Date: November 19th, 2006 06:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
How hard would I have to beg for you to write a drabble concerning a conversation between Olaf and Jonathan Swift about a certain Modest Proposal?

pgavigan
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: November 20th, 2006 11:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Olaf would take it at face value, of course.

But I don't think that I could make it funny, and the political commentary angle is three centuries out of date.
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