June 6th, 2007

hands

ROFLgeddon

Over at Making Light: LOLcatz in ur canon, pastichin ur potry. Some highlights from a long and hilarious thread:
  • Abi's original sonnet which started the game
  • Heresiarch's meta joke
  • Xopher's LOLhaiku
  • Kathryn's LOLcreation
  • Eric's ultra-abridged Kubla Khan
  • Abi again with P&P
  • Kathryn again with hypertext poetry
  • Heresiarch lives up to his handle with the LOLiad
  • Eris' utlra-abridged Grecian Urn
  • Abi's zombie kittehs
  • Abi's poetic commentary on the thread
  • Elise's paired translations (you need to read both her consecutive comments for the effect) into LOLcat and text adventure. So beautiful that they inspired me to look read the original poem, which turns out to be Edna St Vincent Millay.
  • nwhepcat's TS Eliot

    But seriously, if you have many hours to spare, read the whole thread, it's fantastic.

    I tried my hand at a couple too, and I'm putting them here mainly so that I can find them again easily in future. Read behind the cut if you want to see attempting to be witty in LOLcat verse. Collapse ) I'm really feeling I ought to write some real poetry now, if only to convince myself (and the Making Light crew if I come up with something of exceptionally high quality) that I can in fact scan when I put my mind to it.