The 'essence' of Dark Souls.

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    The 'essence' of Dark Souls.

    Post by SlakeMoth on Fri Mar 23, 2012 7:58 pm

    This verse, taken from the great sci fi novel 'The Stars My Destination' (originally published under the title 'Tiger Tiger') by Alfred Bester encapsulates the essence of Dark Souls perfectly for me.

    'With a heart of furious fancies

    Whereof I am commander,

    With a burning spear and a horse of air,

    To the wilderness I wander.

    With a knight of ghosts and shadows

    I summoned am to tourney,

    Ten leagues beyond the wide world's end______

    Methinks it is no journey.'
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    Re: The 'essence' of Dark Souls.

    Post by Serious_Much on Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:06 pm

    It is pretty apt, nice little verse to ponder on, good thoughtful find slake big grin


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    Re: The 'essence' of Dark Souls.

    Post by SlakeMoth on Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:12 pm

    Thank you Serious. You have 'soul'.
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    Re: The 'essence' of Dark Souls.

    Post by DoughGuy on Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:13 pm

    +1 for pun.


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    Re: The 'essence' of Dark Souls.

    Post by skarekrow13 on Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:49 pm

    If we're gonna start classing this joint up I got a haiku for everyone:

    Steel moonlight slashing,
    Flashing bright and cutting deep,
    Now only darkness

    -some guy from tenth grade

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    Re: The 'essence' of Dark Souls.

    Post by Reaperfan on Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:37 pm

    Must...resist...urge...to write...very...uncultured...and satirical...parody! :silent:


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    Re: The 'essence' of Dark Souls.

    Post by Serious_Much on Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:41 pm

    Reaper, this is for those who enjoy some 'higher pleasures' in the words of Mill silly

    Cursed, broken, despairing
    Only one release shall save you
    darkness must ensue


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    Re: The 'essence' of Dark Souls.

    Post by SlakeMoth on Sat Mar 24, 2012 6:10 am

    I'm impressed by the haiku. As for 'classing this joint up', to be honest this wasn't the reason why I posted this. The fact is it popped into my head whilst I was playing. I read the book ages ago but for some reason this verse got inside my head and stayed there.
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    Re: The 'essence' of Dark Souls.

    Post by Maneater_Mildred on Sat Mar 24, 2012 6:31 am

    SlakeMoth wrote:This verse, taken from the great sci fi novel 'The Stars My Destination' (originally published under the title 'Tiger Tiger') by Alfred Bester encapsulates the essence of Dark Souls perfectly for me.

    'With a heart of furious fancies

    Whereof I am commander,

    With a burning spear and a horse of air,

    To the wilderness I wander.

    With a knight of ghosts and shadows

    I summoned am to tourney,

    Ten leagues beyond the wide world's end______

    Methinks it is no journey.'

    I love it, thanks for sharing.

    I love Invictus and think it also fits well with Dark souls.

    Link as its to long for me to type out...

    http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Invictus


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