Textrekkie was a wonderful friend, and I didn't want these to get lost.
textrekkie wrote:For autum_leaf (to the tune of My Way)
And now, the time is here, I'm recognized for evisceration.
My friends, I'll say it clear, the thought of blood, sets my heart racin'.
I've left a trail of gore in every thread throughout this pond-way.
And more, much more than this, I'm fond of fillets.
Yes, there were times, I'm sure you knew,
When I had to gut more than just a few.
But through it all, there was no doubt,
I ate it up, spit nothing out.
Let the record show, I deal killer blows--and use a chainsaw.
textrekkie wrote:Ode to MCF 7
'Twas the day of Thanksgiving and all through the house
my husband was grumbling (and being a louse)
The turkey was waiting for stuffing of bread
while DH kept asking "are you wrong in your head?"
For you see, gentle reader, I was at my "machine"
looking for objects that couldn't be seen.
For a new game possessed me, took over my soul
and I had been playing for hours untold.
It's true, it bewitched me, to this I confess,
to try to deny it would just make me less.
But I'd waited a lifetime, or so it had seemed
for MCF 7 and it's Skulls of Thirteen.
Oh, Solice had taunted, and picman joined in,
while Okee, Imby, Arno and Donau just grinned.
Giving unsolvable riddles and giving us clues
While all the time laughing as we came unglued.
Then finally the day came, November two-four!
I started playing, while my husband still snored.
My eyes were wide open, no need for caffeine.
I started downloading, barely stifling my screams.
When the game finally started, I settled right in,
determined to finish in record time, friend.
When all of a sudden I beheld such a puzzle
In all of my years I've never been so befuzzled.
Call Phatkhat, call Bella, call Princess and Impy
Call Prpldva, Rabbit, Boopers and Genki.
"I need help here, do you hear me? Help here I say.."
"There's something I'm missing...Hint Button?? NO WAY!!"
For I don't use hint buttons or strategy guides,
I've got nothing against them--it's not that I'm wise.
It's just that it wrecks the achievements, you see
And if I haven't yet mentioned, I'm way OCD.
So I sat and I sat, looking lost and morose
While my turkey was sitting there, waiting to roast
Not one person answered my lonely PM's
for they were all playing-- or just sleeping in.
When suddenly all of the lights in my head
turned on all at once, there was no spider web!
I solved that darn puzzle, not really sure how
I think it was divine intervention somehow.
I finished the game--I'm finished right now!
I finished in 26 hours....(oh wow!)
But too late to cook turkey, the house dark and drear
Hubby left me a note but I won't quote it here.
So I crawled into bed, the lights were all low
and poor hubby's tummy was rum-ble-ing so
But I heard a strange voice as I lay there ashamed,
It was picman...he said, "Thanks for buying the game!"