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A skeletal creature, flesh
barely clinging to bone and
muscle eaten by hungry enzymes,
agents of a red king's raging
plague of madness, she makes
a filling meal despite how little
of her there is , filling and deadly,
broken he lies, stripped of dignity,
in the dead fire of his father's
camp, rotting and riddled by
the bullets of Eld and the White
06/03/06
Dark Tower Spoilers!
So, I wrote this shortly after finishing reading Stephen King's Dark Tower series, and it's basically a poem about the death of Mordred Deschain, the son of Mia/Susannah and The Crimson King/Roland. If you haven't read the series, Mordred has two mothers and two fathers, as well as two forms, one human, one a giant spider. Mordred dies after following Roland and Susannah across the snowy wastes to the house of Dandelo, where he eats a horse that was dying and becomes ill. Following Roland, Susannah, and their new companion the artist towards the Dark Tower, he gets sicker and sicker, and after Susannah leaves the party he finally seizes his chance to kill his White (or good, as opposed to Red, or bad) father when Roland appoints the artist as watch from severe need to sleep. Mordred is only stopped from killing his White father by Oy's (the billybumbler) sacrifice, and Mordred is shot after assuming his spider shape. His body comes to rest in the burnt out campfire. I took a liberty when I said the horse was sick of a plague caused by the Crimson King; I don't know what she was sick from, I'm not sure that it's mentioned in the book.
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hostile-cow Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2008
I've never forgiving Stephen King for what he did to Oy. Ever.
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WhoKnowsWhat Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2008
XD Oh God. I know. D: He killed so many people in the books, it was a serious sobfest. I called my mom at work when I was reading it and she was like, "told you so." XD
A part of me will never forgive him for what he did to Jake. Especially since in the books, Stephen kind of did it. XD
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hostile-cow Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2008
I didn't care so much about the other characters, since they were human and all. But Oy...I mean, come on. A weasel/racoon/corgi mix? Too adorable to die.
I probably would have been more upset about Susan, but someone told me how she went, so it wasn't as bad...poor Roland, too. I love that man.
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WhoKnowsWhat Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2008
I loved just about every character that died XD So the last two books had me bawling and ranting. But Jake had a special place in my heart. And then, Stephen writing himself in as a character and pretty much being responsible for Jake dying? That was like, betrayal. XD And Oy dying was like a kick in the face, it's like, you killed enough people already, quit it. D8
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hostile-cow Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2008
I thought it was really weird in a cool (but yet annoying) way when Stephen King wrote himself in. I was like,
"Wait. What? Cool. Wait. I want to read this to be AWAY from reality, not for reality to be brought in it."
Then again, he said that there really was no separation between books and reality and so on, but still. I think for that little part, it took the magic away-just a little.
But again, still cool.
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Nutcase9 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2007  Student General Artist
The horse was mutie, that's bad enough. And since the muties were caused by the world moving on, it was the Crimson's fault in the end.
Poor old Mordred, no one remembers him . . .
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WhoKnowsWhat Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2007
Yeah, everyone seems to forget the poor badguys. Thanks for commenting. :D
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Nutcase9 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2007  Student General Artist
<3 your sig.
Indeed, nothing can withstand an SK book.
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WhoKnowsWhat Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2007
XD thanks.
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sidewalksk8er Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2006
nice piece,keep it up.
ive read the series,and certainly it illustrates his short life span.
angry with the ending ye say?its more than adequate,regardless of the thrill quenching effect it had on many of his readers.
anyhow,i like it..
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WhoKnowsWhat Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2006
Oh yeah, I loved the books, and the ending was adequate, but it made me want more. I knid of wish I had just gone with Stephen's advice and refrained from reading the ending. XD
Thanks for reading and commenting, I'm glad you liked it. :D
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sidewalksk8er Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2006
yer welcome.
actually,mordred deschain is the guest of honour for one of my writings.
"yvette is near by",if yed care to check it.
king isnt done with the dark tower elements.
the last of whate he wrote didnt come out clean out of ka's existence.
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WhoKnowsWhat Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2006
I did read that; I must confess, I probably missed the whole point of it because I'm not that great at breaking down poetry by myself, but it was very interesting. I loved the words. XD I feel stupid now.
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sidewalksk8er Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2006
i sincerely thank ye for the fav.
well the poem is about the temptational element,and how can it veils the mayhem and aftermath of it,by simply appearing in a lovely form,yvette..that is.
thanks again.
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Crazy-Rabbit Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2006
I like this.
I definately need to read the series now--all my friends now are like, gushing over it. So I got to go look for them. I heard he uses all his characters from his books? Like, I recognize King Roland.
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WhoKnowsWhat Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2006
Well, a lot of his other books tie into the Dark Tower series, like Father Callahan from Salem's Lot ends up being a character, and Stephen King himself is a character at one point. It's a good series, it made me cry and by the end I was pretty angry with Stephen, but I loved the series anyways. Roland was a pretty awesome character, and Stephen gives him a pretty hard time. Other than him, I loved Jake, Eddie, Mordred (even though he's evil and we're supposed to hate him), and Oy. I'll say no more, it will ruin the books if you ever do read them. :D
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Crazy-Rabbit Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2006
I don't mind spoilers though, unlike, aaaall of my friends. XD Doesn't ruin the story for me in the slightest, and it makes me look foward to reading it all the more...only thing is, it probably won't make sense with this particular story since there's so much information.
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WhoKnowsWhat Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2006
Oh noes, this book you'll want to be surprised. If you're not surprised, it wouldn't be as good. Half of the fun of this series is trying to puzzle out all of the mysteries yourself, because they get presented with so many strange things and difficult situations that you are always a little bit in suspense. I dunno, they're good books.
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Crazy-Rabbit Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2006
^^ I think I'll be good and actually read them in order, then. I have to remember to go get them--they don't have Walden's or Barnes and Noble's over here--they got this cruddy bookmark that doesn't really have too wide a selection...I'd rather just go out and buy them and not wait while ordering them online. But...oh well. In the end it won't matter, ne?
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WhoKnowsWhat Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2006
As long as the pages aren't jacked up or missing, it shouldn't. :D
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Crazy-Rabbit Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2006
That would suck so bad. Like if the last page was missing.

I was reading this one book 'The Witch Child' where it was apparently from pages of a journal that a girl had hidden in a quilt which was passed down for several generations of a friend's family. I forgot what she was saying, except that she had to escape, and it ends with 'and'. And that was it from her. I almost had a heart attack. But then one of the ladies that helped her escape wrote on the next page what had happened.
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WhoKnowsWhat Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2006
dude, that' not very nice of the author, to do that.
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