8-Bit Theater
Episode 173
Now who doesn't love Lewis Carroll.
Thank You, Mr. Carroll
Date Published Tuesday, July 16th, 2002
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Fighter vs. Word Play


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Fighter is walking in the dark cave.
FighterBoy, it sure is dark and scary and lonely in this doom cave.

Now what was that story Master Vargus used to tell me about quests to make them less scary...
A flashback occurs involving a young Fighter and Vargus superimposed over an image of a Jabberwock.
VargusBeware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
the frumious Bandersnatch!
VargusHe took his Vorpal sword in hand:
long time the Manxome for he sought
so rested he by the Tumtum tree, and
stood awhile in thought.
Fighter"Manxome"? I just heard you say that and I still don't know how that's pronounced.
Young Fighter imagines himself holding a Vorpal sword as well as a Tumtum tree and a Stalk-Eye as "Manxome...?" The Stalk-Eye says "Yo."
FighterCookies taste good.
VargusAnd, as in Uffish thought he stood,
the Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
came whiffling through the Tulgey Wood,
and burbled as it came!
FighterSee, whiffling I could almost believe, but you had lost me with "Tulgey".
Jabberwock(looking distinctly like a dragon) I gots yer "Tulgey Wood" right here! Ohhh, yeah! Burble!
VargusOne, two! One, two! And through and through
the Vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
He left it dead, and with its head
he went galumphing back.

"And, hast thou slain the Jabberwock?
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!
He chortled in his joy.
FighterYou totally made all that up! Half those words aren't even real!
FighterI'm going to be so disillusioned when I grow up thanks to this. You better just hope that I don't recall this memory at some traumatic moment in the future in an attempt to calm my nerves with a dose of childhood. 'Cause, man, you just killed my innerchild and I'm only six.
End of flashback.
FighterLousy disillusionment of childhood memories.

What you do for Fighter!


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