So. Context. Last Wednesday I spoke at Ignite Cardiff (video here somewhere) and, having had some of the best but also busiest weeks in recent memory, I opted, in good old Blue Peter fashion, for the ‘here’s one I did earlier’ tactic and proceeded to limerick my way through a condensed version of my A to Z Challenge efforts. Turns out, silly sci-fi translates quite well to the stage. Who knew? In unrelated news, a friend who came to watch me posted a link to this on Facebook. I’ve still not actually watched ‘Frozen’ (I do now own it – I’m getting
Rather like an episode of Red Dwarf, an A to Z Challenge featuring Dave Lister would simply be incomplete without also featuring Arnold Rimmer. The ‘H’ on his head can quite shimmer, He still has no need of a zimmer, He’s often quite rude But would never be crude And his name is Arnold. Arnold Rimmer. For an almost as, if not more amusing collection of words that rhyme with Rimmer, please see here. If you’re very lucky, you may be able to stop humming the tune to yourself by this time next week.
Back to Star Wars for this one. Obi-Wan Kenobi, as well as having one of the coolest sounding names in sci fi, was a fully fledged Jedi Knight – how could we possibly go an entire A-Z without a Jedi Knight? It would be as wrong as featuring Lister without also featuring Rimmer… (oops – spoilers!) A well thought of Jedi invader. A really first rate Force Persuader. A remarkable man Was old Obi-Wan, But he couldn’t quite see off Darth Vader.
I’m writing this on March 28th, with only A to D drafted so far, so you could claim that moving straight onto L when I really don’t have to worry about it for another fortnight, yet will need E in just over a week, was a little bit silly. Indeed, my husband just has. Regardless, L is where my brain wants to be so L is what’s happening. L is for Lister. Poor Lister was starting to worry, He was peckish but yet in a hurry. He thought “Omelette!” then “Smeg…” For he’d run out of egg. It’d have to be yesterday’s