Saturday, March 01, 2008

Shahrazade's Wedding, Part XVIII

"The Beowulf of Wedding Planning" -Actonbell

Hear the story in the Maghreb.

Also, there is a new post in The Prattler.

Or, read it in Samarkand.

Tibbar Tibbar


TLP said...

“Is it even legal to slay dragons in Samarkand?”

I'm pretty sure that dragons are a protected species everywhere.

This is a fun episode!

TLP said...

Did you remember to say Rabbit Rabbit?

mireille said...

per TLP *rabbit, rabbit* ... wow, vacation agreed with you. This is a GREAT episode. I am so pleased with their concern about absence of a theme ... or color scheme. So much cleverness in these paragraphs. welcome back. And that snide remark about his "wife" never aging. Perfect. xoxo

Anonymous said...

Doug -- if you were in need of food during your vacation, you could have sent us a note. We'd have ordered a pizza or something and sent it to your place. You didn't have to fry your microphone! I imagine it wasn't very tasty -- although it must have been inspiring because this episode rocks! It left me laughing.

Anonymous said...

Nabbit, nabbit! It's on sale in Samarkand! The philosophers have to make a living somehow.

Of course that tax collector was being courteous, even if falsely. Word gets out that he thinks someone named Singh is a Hindu, all hell would break loose.

Maybe it did. The dragon ...


G said...

Rabbit, rabbit! Well this was a cheery episode - the dragon only did away with a class of kids :O

Yes nothing like a break to revitalize the creative juices. That and a good hike.

tsduff said...

For an episode writing itself, I give a thumbs up on this one!

I was going to comment upon the school children being eaten by the dragon but G beat me to it.

Fabulous story telling - nothing is more entertaining than a good Arabian tale well told.

Doug The Una said...

Thanks, TLP. And nope, looks like I better not walk under any ladders in Mar...

Merci beaucoups, Mireille.

Quilly, will be wry for food.

Actonbell, that would be like parsley on meatloaf.

Amoeba, not to argue a minor point but Sikh men all take the last name Singh, meaning lion, to exemplify that all people are royalty, as the Hindi Rajputs who also use the name.

Absolutely, G. I find nothing uncheerful about eaten kids.

Thanks, Terry. Allahu Akbar.

Rabbit Rabbit, Ariel.

Minka said...

Nice, dude!

very nice. A great experience while reading is when you catch yourself all of a sudden grinning. You did that to me today, marvelously so.

"toward the marketplace where silk, spices and clowns competed for the attention of the traders’ senses." that's just beautiful.

"A djinni in bondage still needs communication." *laughs*

sometimes you are just superb!

and, tibbar tibbar...have a gre├Ąt month!

Anonymous said...

Doug, wry will get you corned beef and sauerkraut.

TLP said...

Oooohhhhh...sound! Love both pix, and your voice.

The "no theme here" is even funnier when heard in your voice.

Cooper said...

Such violence, one has to be so careful these days - so much out there the children shouldn't read.

Gorgeous wordage dawg.

Jamie Dawn said...

I'm thinking maybe you saw the movie Jumpers. I haven't seen it, but the previews show that the guy has the power to transport himself instantly anywhere.
I'd LOVE that super power!

I am most certainly a HOODed Christian.

Very good episode after your too long hiatus.

tsduff said...

I love that last spoken line... well done. How weird to find one's self in a different place all of a sudden. Your narrating skills have so changed and improved over this past year of tale-telling Doug.

Doug The Una said...

Thanks, Minka, and a pleasant March of the Penguin.

Interesting, Quilly, because Rye gets me corned beef and cabbage.

Thanks, TLP. I'm glad you like it.

Cooper, infantophagy was an important part of children's literature until the current age of ninnious parenting.

Jamie Dawn, I haven't seen Jumpers but I did promise to and will. In the original 1001 Nights, transportation was the Djinni's power. You certainly are a HOODed Christian, aren't you?

Thanks, Terry. It takes practice and a deserving audience.

Cie Cheesemeister said...

It's a good thing they weren't trying to write a story in their themeless state!