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April 23, 2015 / KingsIsle Community

Talk Like Shakespeare Day 2015

Did thou knowest William Shakespeare would arriveth at the ripe olde age of 451  years old today, April 23, 2015?

Mayhaps in celebration of Talk Like Shakespeare Day, thou may enjoyest this ode to Fishing in the Spiral. Cast a line and catch a Sharkspear today!

All the Spiral’s a Pond

All the Spiral’s a pond,

And all the Wizards merely anglers;

They have their waves and their shores,

And one Wizard in their time catches many Dekois,

Their acts being seven ranks. At first, the Novice,

Casting and missing in the Commons pond.

Then the Neophyte, with few lures

And shining morning face, creeping like a snail

Unwillingly to catch. And then the Apprentice,

Fire lures like furnace, with a woeful ballad

Made to the Be Mine Fish. Then the Initiate,

Full of strange oaths and bearded like the Bearded Trout,

Jealous in honor, sudden and quick in dueling,

Seeking the most badges

Even in the Catfish’s mouth. And then the Intermediate,

In fair round belly of a whopper Codfather,

With eyes severe and suit of formal cut,

Full of wise tips and fishing quests;

And so they fish their best. The sixth age shifts

Into the Journeyman Angler,

With spectacles on nose like the Four-Eyed Grouper;

Their youthful rank, well saved, a Spiral too wide

For the Sun Ray, and its big yellow fins,

Turning again toward childish Todd Poles, pipes

And whistles in the splash. Last rank of all, Adept Angler

That ends this strange eventful past-time,

Of second hobby and energy gear,

Sans Bone Fish, sans Execushiner, sans Frankenfish, sans everything.


(Parody of the “All the world’s a stage” monologue from As You Like It by William Shakespeare.)


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  1. Chrissy The Blesser / Apr 23 2015 1:36 pm

    That is GREAT lol. Who wrote the parody? A parody by any other name is just as funny but I want to be able to congratulate the writer on a job well done.

  2. Brand Ghostspear / Apr 24 2015 12:07 am

    Wish thy talketh like William Shakespear on wiz, but I believeth I can’t speaketh on it. Plus, thy birthday is a day after thee.

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