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Sat, Apr. 8th, 2006, 10:09 pm
DCU tinies!

Aka, why Karen has, Really, a Hard Time Taking the DCU Seriously.

Part of the blame for this should go to caiusmajor, who was all, "Post it!" and "No really! Post it!" and "You know what? You should post it!" and "Post!" and also helped me find someone for 'F.' Another part goes to Edward Gorey, who wrote the The Gashlycrumb Tinies first.


A is for Al who died of old age,
B is for Barry who ran off the page.

C is for Clark who met his doomsday,
D for Diana turned back into clay.

E is for Eobard who died in his past,
F is for Ferrin whose suit didn’t last.

G is for Guardians, all perished but one,
H is for Hal who flew into the sun.

I is for Indigo programmed subpar,
J is for Jason felled by a crowbar.

K is for Kiliwog killed by a student,
L is for Linda whose death was thought prudent.

M is for Max, neck snapped for his trouble,
N is for Nura now crushed under rubble.

O is for Ollie who died in a plane,
P is for Pamela; we’ll see her again.

Q is for Quarzz who gave all he was able,
R is for Roy, heart stopped on the table.

S is for Sue with villains on the brain,
T is for Ted with a hole in the same.

U is for Unity who claimed her birthright,
V is for Vesper shot dead in the night.

W is for Wesley who fell a long way,
X is for Xax hit with a yellow ray.

Y is for Yoska in explosion buried,
Z is for Zod with deaths many and varied!


Sun, Apr. 9th, 2006 05:25 am (UTC)


This is WONDERFUL. The DCU is an AWESOME place to produce such poetry!

And YOU are an awesome person to WRITE IT!

Sun, Apr. 9th, 2006 05:52 am (UTC)

YOU SCARE ME SOMETIMES with your crazy persistence! I sought to entertain you with my private crankiness and LOOK WHAT HAPPENED.

Sun, Apr. 9th, 2006 06:14 pm (UTC)

Yes! Isn't it WONDERFUL?!

Sun, Apr. 9th, 2006 06:39 pm (UTC)

No! I fear it will ENCOURAGE you!

And nobody wants THAT!

Sun, Apr. 9th, 2006 05:31 am (UTC)
littledarkvoice: here via caia_comica

This is, as I said to Caia, very much of the awesome. I applaud you for being able to rhyme it the whole way through, too!

Sun, Apr. 9th, 2006 05:50 am (UTC)
odditycollector: Re: here via caia_comica

*g* Hey, and thanks. You, I believe, were one of the "Post!" arguments.

I applaud you for being able to rhyme it the whole way through, too!
Well, almost! (But I was too fond of that one to let it go...)

Sun, Apr. 9th, 2006 05:32 am (UTC)

I officially declare this to be 59869506984x more entertaining than Identity Crisis. There is just as much death, but this contains actual FUN.

Sun, Apr. 9th, 2006 05:51 am (UTC)

Sure, but, you know, they had to go kill *new* people! I had oddles just shifting through the ones already dead.

Sun, Apr. 9th, 2006 05:35 am (UTC)

This is a staggering work of heartbreaking genius, I want you to know.

Although I had a horrible moment of OMG WTF MAX IS DEAD? Until I remembered Maxwell Lord. Who yes. Is dead.

Sun, Apr. 9th, 2006 06:01 am (UTC)

It was actually a work of "Wow, there are so many dead people, I bet I could find one for each letter. And make them *rhyme*!" But if that is genius then *what can I say*?

I... prefer to consider Max alive until totally proven otherwise and maybe even after that.

Sun, Apr. 9th, 2006 05:36 am (UTC)


Sun, Apr. 9th, 2006 06:02 am (UTC)

Thanks! I'm here all week... ;)

Sun, Apr. 9th, 2006 06:57 am (UTC)


Sun, Apr. 9th, 2006 05:40 pm (UTC)


Sun, Apr. 9th, 2006 08:17 am (UTC)

*creeps over from the Marvel side* I may not know everyone, but this is hilarious.

S is for Sue with villains on the brain,
T is for Ted with a hole in the same.

That is just inspired.

Sun, Apr. 9th, 2006 05:37 pm (UTC)

Don't worry... until this, *I* didn't know everybody.

And I'm rather fond of that bit, thanks! (I just couldn't bear to change it so it rhymed.)

Sun, Apr. 9th, 2006 11:55 am (UTC)

::cackles madly:: There are no words! ::snickers more::

Sun, Apr. 9th, 2006 05:40 pm (UTC)

My job here is done, I believe...

Sun, Apr. 9th, 2006 02:50 pm (UTC)

*sings it to 'The daring young man on the flying trapeze' and praises your scansion*

You are Clever.

Sun, Apr. 9th, 2006 05:35 pm (UTC)

Yay! *is Clever*

And, dude, if you have a microphone handy...

Sun, Apr. 9th, 2006 02:55 pm (UTC)

This is absolutely lovely.

Sun, Apr. 9th, 2006 05:38 pm (UTC)

Thank you!

Sun, Apr. 9th, 2006 03:46 pm (UTC)

Came here via vagabondsal, and oh my. You are pretty awesome.

Sun, Apr. 9th, 2006 05:39 pm (UTC)

*grins* Thanks1 That is just what everybody wants to hear!