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April 23, 2016 / KingsIsle Community

Talk Like Shakespeare Day 2016

Did thou knowest William Shakespeare would arriveth at the ripe olde age of 452 years old today, April 23, 2016?

Mayhaps in celebration of Talk Like Shakespeare Day, thou may enjoyest this ode to the Spiral.


To be a Wizard, or to be a Pirate

To be a Wizard, or to be a Pirate – that is the question:

Whether ‘tis nobler in the Spiral to sail

The skyways in search of fortune

Or to cast spells against a world of monsters,

And by opposing end them. To fizzle – to dodge-

No more; and by a spell to say the best

The battle board, and a thousand spark shooters

That game is heir to. ‘Tis a conundrum

Devoutly to be chosen. To fizzle – to dodge.

To dodge- perchance to riposte; ay there’s the rub!

For in that dodge or fizzle what spells may come

When we have shuffled our cards,

Must give us levels. There’s the respec

That makes Jane Canary have so much agility.

For who would bear the critical attacks in PVP,

Th’ opponent’s wrong, the proud use of Open Chat,

The pangs of Bad Juju, the stun’s delay,

The inside of Ambrose’s office, and the spams

That patient merit of th’ newbie takes,

When he himself might his Menu Chat make

With a crafting quest? Who would these mistwood bear,

To fail to defeat under a weary quest,

But that the dread of “did not collect”-

The undiscover’d Spiral, from whose bourn

No traveller spins in circles- puzzles the Wizards,

And makes us rather complete those quests we have

Than take side quests that we know not of?

Thus choice does make newbies of us all,

And thus the native hue of our sails

Is matched with the pale pink of our companions,

And enterprises of great quests and battles

With this regard their companions turn awry

And lose the name of action. – Fizzle now!

The fair Ophelia Moonreach!- Vendor of Wysteria

Be all my friends rememb’red.


Parody of “To be, or not to be” from Hamlet.


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  1. cheryl / Apr 23 2016 7:41 pm

    Romeo oh Romeo wherefore art thou Romeo

  2. Deborah ROCHEFORT / Apr 25 2016 11:38 pm

    O KI, thou hast pleased me well with thy clever and ardent words. Prithee do more as time warrants, I beg of thee!

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