Acrostics from the Tube

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Acrostics from the Tube

Post by GuyBarry » 29 Oct 2013, 07:25

The poem format was maybe a bit too constraining, so here's yet another silly word game we can play with Tube stations. As with the poem, we're going from one end of the line to the other, one station at a time, but this time each player has to write an acrostic - a sentence (or sequence of sentences) in which the initial letters of each word spell out the name of the station. So for the Waterloo and City line we might have:

William and Tony each really liked olive oil.
But Anna never knew.

I don't know if there's much chance of making this one into a coherent narrative, but we can try!

This time I'll start with the Hammersmith and City line. (Please try and stick to the right line this time :) )

Harriet adored Michael's magnificent earring. Rashly, she mentioned it to him.
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Post by The Orange One » 29 Oct 2013, 13:52

"Good old Lord Danvers has auctions with keyrings, random objects and doilies."
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Post by Urzzz1871 » 29 Oct 2013, 16:10

So, he enthusiastically persued Harriet entirely round Danvers' shop.
But, unwittingly, she had met a ruthless killer, evil throughout.




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Post by RobbieM » 29 Oct 2013, 16:29

Wobbling ostentatiously over Danvers,
Largely avoiding Ned's elbows...

  • (someone needs to complete this sentence in the next post, I guess...!)
After you, madam - I'll wait for the next direct train to Mill Hill East.
(I really ought to change this; no-one understands it out of context.)
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Post by GuyBarry » 29 Oct 2013, 16:57

...little 'Arriet thought, "I might eventually return, riding on a donkey!"

[Urzzz1871: brilliant, but I assume you mean "round" rather than "around".]
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Post by Urzzz1871 » 29 Oct 2013, 20:56

Later, after Danvers', both remembered observing King Edward's golden ring, obviously valued economically.
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Post by GuyBarry » 30 Oct 2013, 07:27

When eventually she tried buying one unusual ring, Nigel entered, producing a right kerfuffle.
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Post by Urzzz1871 » 31 Oct 2013, 09:22

"Rack off, you Australian larrikin!", ordered 'Arriet knowingly.
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Post by GuyBarry » 31 Oct 2013, 10:43

"Patience!" answered Danvers. "Disrepect is never given to our Nigel."
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Post by Urzzz1871 » 31 Oct 2013, 11:13

"Everyone deserves good will around retail establishments." rambled on angry Danvers.
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Post by GuyBarry » 31 Oct 2013, 13:24

But 'Arriet kept exceptionally restrained. She thought retail establishments exercised tolerance.
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Post by Urzzz1871 » 31 Oct 2013, 14:31

Gentle reassurance ended any tension. Perusing over rings tensed little 'Arriet noticeably. Danvers suggested trying reiki: Eastern energy therapy.
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Post by GuyBarry » 31 Oct 2013, 14:47

"Everyone uses similar therapies."
"Oh no!" She quite understood about reiki energy.
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Re: Acrostics from the Tube

Post by GuyBarry » 06 Nov 2013, 10:31

[Anyone want to continue with this?]

"Kinesiology is no good," she countered. "Reiki, osteopathy, shiatsu - several such therapeutic practices are not currently regarded as scientific."
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Post by GuyBarry » 09 Nov 2013, 07:54

[Seems a shame to abandon this just as it was getting interesting...]

"For a rupture, reiki is no good," Danvers observed, nodding. "But a real benefit: it can alleviate nerves. Maybe one of reiki's greatest advantages - thoroughly effective."
"Look, it's very easy repeating platitudes," opined our little sceptic. "The real effect evades testing."
Audibly, Lord Danvers got a tad exasperated, employing a sarcastic tone. "Well, Harriet, is the entire complementary health area pointless? Even loathsome?"
She took exception. "Pointless, no. Evil, yes! Grotesque, ridiculously expensive, evil nonsense."
"Maybe I like expensive evil nonsense, darling."

[To be continued]
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