Each Thursday, our copy of ‘The Tough Guide to Fantasyland’ in hand, we shall tour the mystical countryside looking for adventure and fun (and tropes) from all over fantasy.
This week’s topic is KINGS
KINGS come in four kinds: Puppet Kings, Bad Kings, Good Kings (rare), and Long Lost Kings.
Well if Jones is going to give me bullet point material involving different types then why not take advantage?
We four kings of fantasy are
Bearing tropes as we tough travel far
Carrot, Joeffry, Tomjon, and Lord of Rohan
Each their own kind of star.
O kid of wonder, child of fright
Lover of daggers late at night
Westeros leading, Sansa beating
Cersei’s connections provide your might
Born a dwarf on Morpork’s plain
Sword and birthmarks could crown him again
Copper forever, king never
Refusing to ever reign
Oh star of theater, actor at night
Seeing witch faces in star light
Lancre leading, wagon’s proceeding
Doesn’t wish to be part of Granny’s fight
Wormtongue’s words to offer has I
King I be put power is night
Strings are pulled arms are raising
But with Gandolf’s help I’ll back on high.
Join us next week as we look at HOLIDAYS
Never too late to celebrate … holidays! Because fantasy festivals and feasts are always fun. Thanks to Wendy for the suggestion! And feel free to blame her if this proves to be as hard as it sounds.
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Hope everyone has Happy Holidays! Thanks for helping make this a great year.