Page 62 - Mocking at the Meanie

29th Dec 2011, 6:00 AM
Mocking at the Meanie
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Newbiespud 29th Dec 2011, 6:00 AM edit delete
Newbiespud
Limericks and I have an interesting relationship. They're not usually considered classy poetry, and I haven't been particularly fond of poetry in general since middle school. But I've recently come to like limericks in particular, and I don't quite know why.

Regardless... Music, poetry, games; as long as it makes someone smile, it works for Pinkie Pie.

36 Comments:

Holygriever 29th Dec 2011, 6:04 AM edit delete reply
Any particular rhythm we should consider for this limerick?
InvisibleDale 29th Dec 2011, 6:52 AM edit delete reply
1st line = 4 beats,
2nd line = 4 beats,
3, 4 is just so,
Count 2 and then go,
5th line = 4 beats.
InvisibleDale 29th Dec 2011, 6:59 AM edit delete reply
Or if you prefer:
1 and a 2 and a 3 rest,
repeat,
1 and a 2 rest,
repeat,
1 and a 2 and a 3 rest.

Standard cadence for a limeric.
SaddlesoapOpera 29th Dec 2011, 7:05 AM edit delete reply
There once was a poet named Dan
Whose limericks never would scan.
When queried on why
He said: "because I
Try to fit as many words into the very last line as I possibly can."
Distant Horizon 30th Dec 2011, 10:43 AM edit delete reply
Hoshiz, it's Saddlesoap! Stop the presses!
Izandai 29th Dec 2011, 10:26 AM edit delete reply
I think of it in this way:
de-DUH-de-de-DUH-de-de-DUH,
de-DUH-de-de-DUH-de-de-DUH,
de-DUH-de-de-DUH,
de-DUH-de-de-DUH,
de-DUH-de-de-DUH-de-de-DUH.
KoshLovesYou 29th Dec 2011, 7:41 AM edit delete reply
"Wait, don't you guys WANT to read my novel?"

When doing tabletop games via Skype, I've frequently had to keep my tendency to whip up excessive verbage down to a minimum. I can feel for Pinkie's player on this one: It's just a fun thing to do.
Guest 29th Dec 2011, 10:18 AM edit delete reply
*directed at the quote*
DEAR GOD, WHY?
Susan The Cat 29th Dec 2011, 8:40 AM edit delete reply
Susan The Cat
This is sooo adorable. Favorite page by far.
Sidnoea 29th Dec 2011, 10:20 AM edit delete reply
This page is full of win.
Izandai 29th Dec 2011, 10:28 AM edit delete reply
Also:
"Did you just come up with that now?"
I was wondering when you were going to use a line from the actual show.
Pinkie 3.14159265358979 29th Dec 2011, 11:03 AM edit delete reply
I doubt that's actually the first time he's used a line from the actual show, but like you it's the only one I recognized.

That was a pretty good limerick. And she would have 5 more stanzas.
PikalaxALT 29th Dec 2011, 2:43 PM edit delete reply
He used several actual lines from the show when god-controlling Spike. And Rarity's first few lines were CTRL+C/CTRL+V from the show.
Izandai 29th Dec 2011, 8:49 PM edit delete reply
Well, yeah, but that was while they were RPing. Using a line from the show is only really special if the player say it, not the characters. Or at the very least if the wrong character says it.
Kristina 30th Dec 2011, 7:48 PM edit delete reply
Well, actually there was one before this. When Rarity found out that she was the only one who rolled more Initiative than the manticore, she said "Forgive me if I withhold my enthusiasm."
Azureink 29th Dec 2011, 11:08 AM edit delete reply
Azureink
That was a good use of Glib Limerick.

Now if you will excuse me, I have Giggle at the Ghostly to listen too.
tinfling 29th Dec 2011, 11:17 AM edit delete reply
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limerick_(poetry)#Origin_of_the_name
Look who broke into our world again.
kriss1989 29th Dec 2011, 8:39 PM edit delete reply
Wait, Pinkie time traveled to invent limericks...DR HOOVES! YOU HAVE SOME EXPLAINING TO DO!
Limey Lassen 29th Dec 2011, 11:32 PM edit delete reply
Limey Lassen
Nice find.

Was "Pie" a common name back then or something?
Distant Horizon 30th Dec 2011, 10:46 AM edit delete reply
Wat. o.o
Jedifreak 29th Dec 2011, 12:12 PM edit delete reply
That was just downright impressive.
magewolf 29th Dec 2011, 1:03 PM edit delete reply
bravo! encore! let her do the other stanzas!
Ranubis 29th Dec 2011, 2:42 PM edit delete reply
Ranubis
Aw, don't be like that, Dash! After all...

While Barbarians do oft like to fight
With brutal rages and might
Sometimes a nice tune
Can give allies a boon
And beat baddies with silver-tounged smites!
kriss1989 29th Dec 2011, 8:41 PM edit delete reply
Also...

While Barbarians love to rage
And vicious battle to wage
It is the Bard
Who works very hard
To create their ballad for stage.
legomaster00156 29th Dec 2011, 4:27 PM edit delete reply
Bravo for Pinkie's player! Encore! I want to see the other 5 stanzas!
modulusshift 29th Dec 2011, 5:34 PM edit delete reply
Rainbow's BSODing in that last panel, better move on.
And Pinkie's a bard, she's supposed to have this type of thing on call. It doesn't necessarily have to be of any quality, so congrats to Pinkie for actually putting out something of decent quality.
Kapten-N 30th Dec 2011, 12:31 AM edit delete reply
That's a great lyric!
I deserves a voiceover!
Kapten-N 30th Dec 2011, 12:33 AM edit delete reply
That's a great LIMERIC!
and IT deserves a voiceover!
and I need to go to bed...
ronrab 30th Dec 2011, 3:07 AM edit delete reply
That's some great turmeric!
Dan 30th Dec 2011, 3:23 AM edit delete reply
A king who was mad at the time,
decreed limerick writing a crime.
So late into the night,
all the poets would right,
poems with no rhyme or meter.
banjo2E 30th Dec 2011, 7:20 PM edit delete reply
When mired in a problem's confusion,
Heed not to the boundary illusion.
For when rhyming with orange
One has to be more inge-
Nious to find a solution.
FoxyMayhem 31st Dec 2011, 11:48 AM edit delete reply
Really enjoyed the poem/lyrics/whatever. What fun!
Colin 2nd Jan 2012, 11:48 AM edit delete reply
She was literally in Dash's face; I never noticed that.
Sjosten 22nd Jan 2012, 10:46 AM edit delete reply
This reminds me of the time I used Giggle at the Ghosties as an Inspire Bravery song.
Pastshelfdate 24th Aug 2013, 7:47 PM edit delete reply
Thanks, Newbiespud! I'm genuinely impressed. I've only struggled to come up with rhyme, and you made it look easy, and a lot of fun. :D
Ether Space 4th Jul 2014, 1:33 PM edit delete reply
This is my favorite page of the entire Nightmare Moon arc. Hands down.
I almost want to hear those other 5 stanzas...