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Sunday, May 19, 2013

An Ode to Tamisin


The lovely Tamisin from Wargaming Girl is doing a Give Away on her blog to celebrate 100K page views. Her event is spread out over a six day period and her generosity is astounding. So to celebrate her kindness, I have written a verse to honour her.


A Maiden Bold and Fair

With eyes both bewitching
yet soft and with pleading
the Maiden Tamisin
ensnares.

Oh the lads they did gather
to chitter and chatter
in such a fine manner
with hopes of 
her favour
to gain.

With a toss of her hair
she offered a dare
and with a
 fine glare
she did 
say.

"None shall pass my chambers door
till battle proves you worthy!"

With a twitch of her hips
and a smile on her lips
she left them
standing
there.

Thinking they knew what
soon would come due
they readied their
lances and
shields.

But upon the suns rise
they found a surprise
for no field for a
joust did they
see.

Their eyes they flew wide
at the sight they beheld
for on a steed
great sat
Tamisin.

And behind her arrayed
an army most brave
and to the
last man
loyal.

Her Swiss came about
and gave a great shout
"Our lives we would
give for
Tamisin"

You will find the link for Day 4 of her give away HERE




























49 comments:

  1. My poor English reading does not necessarily allow me to appreciate the true value of your verse, but what I realized is superb, Anne ...Great and generous...
    All the best,
    Phil.

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  2. Good grief! You desperate for some of them prizes Anne!!! I might have to copy this over on my blog??? he he !

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    1. Ray you are a blog whore, Anne that's epic blog poetry pimping!

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    2. Ray, I'm an addict what can I say and I'm jonesing for some lead. Write your own verse you little weasel.

      Thank you Francis, you are a lovely man.

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    3. I just called her a whore, you, you... well you HAD to be nice!

      Creep

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  3. That was quite a mini-epic there. A lovely tribute. Plus who wouldn't want a loyal army at their side?

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    1. Her work on her Swiss Army is to be published so she has a real Swiss Army of her own.

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  4. You take pimping to a completely new level! You certainly are a very talented young lady Anne.

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    1. I thought I'd add a little class to my insane efforts to win:)

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  5. I'm thinking less of an ode and more of an "O-dear-gawds, what have I set loose on the world with this giveaway!" *lol*

    Fantastic poem Anne, and it definitely earns you bonus entries in my giveaway! :)

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    1. For gods sake, don't humor the women!!!

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    2. We like free lead:)

      Ray-up yours!

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    3. I do enjoy kidding around with you, even if you are a weasel!

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  6. Beautiful, Anne! Do you have an idea for the melody? Such could be sung by minstrels!

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    1. I should have my husband compose some music for it.

      Thank you!

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  7. Anne...only Homer and his Iliad beats your Ode!... ;-)

    But I would prefer "Her Greeks by black greaves..." instead of "Her Swiss...". Surely the Epic is more Greek than Swiss...obviously no offense for Swiss readers... :-)

    Marzio.

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    1. It had to be her Swiss as her work on them is being published.

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  8. Excellent verse and story. I don't think anyone will ever pass her chamber doors.

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  9. You are pretty awesome, you know?

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  10. well now, that is an intimidating sight to wake to...wonder how many of the men have the stones to face it eh? smiles...like your verse anne...

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    1. It would take a brave man indeed to face her army!

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  11. Fantastic, great finish with Tamsin's epic Swiss pike block!

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  12. Wow, Anne. You continue to amaze. Painter, poet, neuroscientist... what else you got up your sleeve?

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    1. I will be posting some scratch built terrain later this week and I think we'll see me fall on my face. Oh I'm terrible at it.

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  13. Tamisin seems to be such an amazing person, this is just a perfect piece of writing Anne, absolutely love it.

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    1. Seriously, she's giving away some really nice prizes and we all know just how much they cost. The gamers around here are pretty excited right now!

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  14. Hmm sounds like one not to be messed with haha and you are a big suck up you know that, trying to sway the prizes in your favor. The cat sees what you are trying to do. You will never get away with it lol

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    1. She is giving five extra points for each time we link back. Hopefully this one is good enough to earn me 10.

      Feck off Cat.

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  15. I can hear a minstrel playing a tune to this poem, Annzie!

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  16. Having your own army is certainly one way to discourage unwelcome suitors. Shame they weren't available to loan to Monmouth - or is that too cryptic a joke? :)

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    1. I am certain that almost everyone here except me would get that joke. I'm a painter of fantasy, so unless it's an Orc or has wings, it's over my head:)

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    2. Not sure of either end of that contention. It's a somewhat obscure book reference, and being a fantasy buff is probably marginally more helpful than having an historical gamer background with it.

      Not that it's exactly hard to track down either way:

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamsin_(novel)

      On an unrelated note, is Tamisin half of a set of twins as her name implies? Perhaps an homage using the Malifaux Viktoria alt sculpts would make a good project. The pistol-and-sword version even has a slight Western feel, like may figs in the range. Her dual-wielding doppleganger is more of battle bikini gal, but what do you expect from Neverborn? Bunch of exhibitionists, the lot of them. :)

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  17. That's amazing, Anne. Not just the fact that you wrote it, but that you made it so easy for a non-gamer to get into a Tamisin post. I'm impressed.

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  18. Swiss? what Swiss. are we talking the Swiss guard? in which case they have found an even better person to protect. Nothing against the pope but I am sure its much more fun to guard someone like Tamsin.

    I guess I'll find out who the Swiss are later...

    great verse. I am sure that you wont have to prove yourself worthy of more lead. those men are doomed. screwed may sound better but really is not the right word for it, there shall be no screwing for them!

    and now I have possibly angered many of those men, but still I am sure those Swiss will deal to them shortly. great work Anne.

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