Sunday, March 4, 2012

Nerdalicious Alphabet Poem

I normally wait on posting my class homework until later, but one of my friends wanted to read this. I also need to post for my #writemotivation stuff (which I will add after the poem). Anyway, the assignment was to write an alphabet poem. I had no idea what I was going to write. Alphabet poems take some planning and I've been more focused on my WIP#1 than my school work. It wasn't until the phrase "All your base are belong to us" popped into my head that I realized that I had something. Then it was just a matter of coming up with the remain 26 letters and a title that summed it up. The first draft sounded pretty good until I got to the letter "K", then it started to get stinky. So, I put it away until a little bit ago when I think I figured it all out. It doesn't flow as well as other things I've written, but I'll just have to deal. If I push to much more on it, I'm afraid I'll get frustrated.

Here it is:
Nerd-gasm (Iambicum Insaniae)

All your base are belong to us
Baseball cards and all that stuff
Comic books and Cons galore
Dynamic Duo across the floor
Electron microscope in hand
Fluorescent rotoscope expands
Gort! Klaatu barada nikto!
Hydrogen filled flotilla escapes
Impressive foam Godzilla’s fate
Japanese anime reigns supreme
Kings and queens and majestic knights
Live action role-playing tonight
Magic, the Gathering we all play
New rules for AD&D. Yeah!
One does not simply walk into Mordor, you see?
Plunder the ruins, slay the beast
Quickly someone call for pizza, please!
Requisite monetary donations feed
Succulent, savory tomato sauce and cheese
Tonight we’ll stay up till three!
Universal mayhem kills to fast
Victory within their grasp
Waiting for the dice to pass
Yells the DM commanding
Zzzzzzz…the players dream.

As promised here is my #writemotivation update.

  1. Write 30 minutes every day -- So far so good!
  2. Blog once a week -- So far so good!
  3. Cheer on my fellow #writemotivation buddies -- Definitely!
  4. Finish ch. 4 of WIP#1 -- DONE!
  5. Start and finish ch. 5 of WIP#1 -- Starting soon and I think I know what Ch. 6 is going to entail
  6. Keep from getting distracted by WIP#2 -- It's been quiet so far, but I feel it lurking in there. It is still insidious and evil.
'Till next time!


  1. Awesome dude! But for total nerdgasm, you should have added star trek and star wars and docto who references! :) Qapla! Tardis, and maybe tatouine! :)

    Still love all the geekiness!

    1. Argh! o_0 You're right! How did I forget those?! Oh well. Maybe next time. :D

    2. Well done! Piece of advice though NEVER wait till the last minute to get your school stuff done. Then you just . :) Thanks for coming by yesterday!

    3. I actually didn't wait until the last minute to do this. I had written once already and then rewrote it a couple days later (class meets once a week). My professor saw it already. He liked it, but said I did it the hard way by trying to make it rhyme. I guess I'm an overachiever. :D

      Thanks for the comment! :D

  2. I guess nodding along as I read means I'm a nerd too. :-)
    I've been immersed in the alphabet all day working on a video for the A to Z challenge, so it was ironic to pop over here and see your alphabet poem.

    1. HA! That's awesome! Yes, nodding your head as you read this poem means that you are definitely a nerd. I keep coming up with nerd references the more I think about it. If only I had more letters. :D