“Twas the Night B4 Bccmee’s 12 Days of Guyness”: A Poem Parody, 11/30/11 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #66)

Twas the Night B4 Bccmee’s 12 Days of Guyness, when all through Armitage World House
Not an RA fangurl was stirring, not even Melissa the Mouse.
Sir Guy’s buckled vestings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that Sir Gisborne soon would be there.

The fangurls were nestled all snug in their beds,
While frissions for sugar peaches danced in their heads.
And with drama or comedy stories and pictures to adapt,
The vidders, bloggers, designers, and authors settled our brains for a long winter’s nap.

When out on the lawn, Harry Pearce started to natter,
Lucas sprang from his floor bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window Heinz flew like a flash,
Not Gordon, but Captain America, made him dash.

The moon on the chesticles of Sir Guy de-armoured we know
Gave lusty dreamings at all hours to Gisborne fans of the Robin Hood show.
When, what to my wondering eyes over Sir Guy’s shoulder should appear,
But a miniature Vasy pulling a sleigh, harnessed up like a reindeer.

“Now Archer! Now Tuck! Now Guy the Panther, and that Marian Vixen!
On John! On Allen! On Kate! On Much, with dinner a fixin’!
To the top of Nottingham’s battlements!  To the top of the wall!
Now Dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!

And as comb-overs that before the wild hurricane fly,
When Robin and Guy the Panther meet in battle, the hair count goes to Sir Guy.
So up to the castle keep, the outlaws they flew,
With bags full of swag for the villagers, too.

And then, in a twinkling, Sir Guy heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each little Vasy hoof.
But as Sir Guy drew up his head, and was turning around,
Down came the musicians trumpeting their brass sound.

Sir Guy’s eyes how they twinkle, his smirk how merry!
His cheeks are chiseled like marble, his nose Romanesque, oh very!
Guy’s sly pursed mouth is drawn up like a bow,
And the beard of his chin has just the right amount of stubble, don’t you know.

The hilt of his sword that Sir Guy clasps so tightly,
Shows the wear and tear of being used by him knightly.
Sir Guy has a face the broads like, and a taut little belly,
That ladies bounce coins off of I tell you, no really.

Richard Armitage as Sir Guy was not chubby nor plump–a right manly self,
After all, in years to come he would portray a Dwarf, not an Elf.
A smirk of his mouth and a sexy toss of Sir Guy’s tress laden head,
Soon told the wenches they had nothing to dread.

Sir Guy spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled Nottingham’s coffers, not letting the villagers shirk.
And laying his finger aside of his noble nose,
And turning his leather clad bod, Sir Guy struck quite a pose.

Sir Guy sprang to his Bay mare, to his garrison he gave a whistle,
And away they all rode as they hunted down Vasy the weasel.
But I heard Sir Guy exclaim, ere he rode out of sight,
“Happy 12 Days of Guyness, and to all fair maids my goodnight!”

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“On second thought, ladies.” Remarks Sir Guy.
“Where do you want me to sleep?”

P.S.  Check back at this blog on Thursday for a special video parody I also created to complement Bccmee’s blog (http://fanvideos.wordpress.com/) that day, because Thursday, December 1, 2011 Bccmee will launch her “12 Days of Guyness” mediated images events.  Bccmee is a genius when it comes to media technical creativity.  I’m just a novice.  But, it’s been fun planning my Guyness blog post parodies to complement her blog’s Guyness events.  And I appreciate her encouragement of me.  Thanks!

Image References

(1)  My grateful thanks to the wonderful resources at www. RichardArmitageNet.com for the Sir Guy of Gisborne (as portrayed by Richard Armitage), Sheriff Vasy (as portrayed by Keith Allen), and Robin Hood (as portrayed by Jonas Armstrong), and many other screen caps from the BBC’s Robin Hood.

(2)  Image representing Melissa the Mouse–a character that I created and will expand upon in a followup post sometime–was found at http://images.macworld.com/appguide/images/312/621/772/ss2.jpg

(3) The people in bed graphic–and modified by me to represent RA fangurls–was found at http://www.russellrhodes.com/images/ROOC1337A-PROD.jpg

(4)  The reindeer and sleigh image was found at http://files.turbosquid.com/Preview/Content_2009_09_21__18_33_13/reindeer-sleigh-01.jpg9d1d114a-2c87-4722-bdbd-75282d6b1dbaLarger.jpg

(5)  And  special thanks to my RA friend Dhana for proofreading an early draft of my poem parody and catching some of my typos–or the MSWord “guessing” typos.

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About Gratiana Lovelace

Gratiana Lovelace is my nom de plume for my creative writing and blogging. I write romantic stories in different sub genres. The stories just tumble out of me. My resurgence in creative writing occurred when I viewed the BBC miniseries of Elizabeth Gaskell's novel North & South in February 2010. The exquisitely talented British actor portraying the male lead John Thornton in North & South--Richard Crispin Armitage--became my unofficial muse. I have written over 50 script stories about love--some are fan fiction, but most are original stories--that I am just beginning to share with others on private writer sites, and here on my blog. And as you know, my blog here is also relatively new--since August 2011. But, I'm having fun and I hope you enjoy reading my blog essays and my stories. Cheers! Grati ;-> upd 12/18/11
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35 Responses to “Twas the Night B4 Bccmee’s 12 Days of Guyness”: A Poem Parody, 11/30/11 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #66)

  1. Teuchter says:

    Good golly Miss Gratiana!! I’m sitting here with tears of laughter running down my face and my sides aching!! This is just totally brilliant!! I DO hope I am one of the “etc’s” in that bed dreaming away!! ;) You are one talented lady!! :D

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    • Gratiana says:

      Hi Teuchter,
      Thanks for your wonderfully kind note! I was giggling as I wrote the poem.
      And I want to also acknowledge my RA friend Dhana for proofreading an initial draft for me and catching some of my typos.
      Of course you–and myself and others– are part of the “etc.” We’ll have to set up an Armitage World dormitory to house all of us. Ha!
      Thanks for visiting and commenting! Cheers! Grati ;->

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  2. Gratiana says:

    P.S. My blog here “Something About Love (A)” is 2 people away from hitting 10,000 views in the three months since I started it in late August 2011. It boggles my mind! This figure is small potatoes compared to the established blogs like Bcc Mee, Calexora, Judiang, and Servetus, etc. But, it’s thrilling for me. And just as with RAFN, I so appreciate the new friends I’ve met here on my blog through your faithful readership and commenting. My hubby told me that he’ll take me out to dinner this weekend to celebrate. Snap! Cheers! Grati

    P.S. If you are the 10,000th view to this blog, please leave a comment so that I may acknowledge you. No prizes. Just bragging rights. Cheers!

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  3. April says:

    Wow… that a great poem parody Gratiana !!! Bravo !!! :-)

    And congratulations for the 10’000 view for you blog.

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    • Gratiana says:

      Thanks April!
      I’m glad that you liked my poem parody. And thanks for your congratulations!
      Cheers! Grati ;->

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      • April says:

        You’re welcome. I’ts a well-merited compliment. ;-)

        PS : Sorry if my English is not very good, I come from Switzerland…

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        • Fabi says:

          Hi April,
          I’m from Brazil, my English is lame, but people here in Armitage World seem not to care about it, they’re very friendly and kind. Enjoy!

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          • April says:

            Anyway, it great to talk with other fans of Richard all over the world. :-)

            And it helps me to improve my English, LOL.

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          • GratianaDS90 says:

            Hi Fabi,
            Your English is not lame. It’s much better than my Portuguese. Ha! I have an RA friend named Dorita in San Paolo who very kindly helped me write a thank you note in Portuguese to a Brazilian colleague one time. Besides, we’re all family here in Global Team Armitage.
            Cheers! Grati ;->
            P.S. Obrigado por visitar e comentar! (But, I cheated and used Google translate to add this phrase here.)

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        • GratianaDS90 says:

          Hi April,
          Thanks for your kind note. And your English is just fine. It’s so neat to have people around the world visiting my little blog.
          Cheers! Grati ;->

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        • GratianaDS90 says:

          Hi April,
          I love that you’re from Switzerland! I’ll picture snowy mountains when I think of you. No snow here yet.

          I wasn’t sure if you spoke German or French–or both–or I would have replied to you in your language, too. So, here goes with some help from Google Translate (using both languages):

          Danke für Ihren Besuch und kommentieren. C’est tellement agréable de rencontrer quelqu’un de la Suisse.

          Cheers! Grati ;->

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          • April says:

            Hi Grati,

            I speak French (I come from Geneva, the French part of Switzerland), but a also speak a little German. ;-)

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  4. Fabi says:

    Hi Grati,
    You’re a very talented girl, now you showed another facet of your skills! Wonderful poem parody, and pics too. (Vasy the reindeer, LOL!) Well, I think your Muse is the most inspiring of all! ;)
    Congrats for the 10,000th view of your blog, I’m sure it will be more and more read and appreciated in the course of time. You deserve it.
    Enjoy your dinner with hubby! How nice of him to take you out.

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    • GratianaDS90 says:

      Hi again Fabi,
      Thanks for your very kind remarks about my poem parody. My “funny bone” is the biggest bone in my body. Ha!
      Thanks also for your kind congratulations for my blog milestone. I’m tickled pink that people seem to enjoy my little essays. And yes, Richard Armitage as my muse keeps my writing and blogging happily–as do faithful readers and commenters such as yourself.
      Cheers! Grati ;->

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  5. Kitty says:

    Your word slinging sheds a whole new light on Sir Guy. Love it!!!

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  6. bccmee says:

    Wow, you covered a lot of ground. Super funny stuff. Love the dwarf reference, LOL!

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    • GratianaDS90 says:

      Hi Bccmee,
      Thanks for your kind note. I had fun writing the poem parody.
      Thanks also for the convenient pingback today so we can link to your last Portember gif/graphic today. Gosh! That was a fun and creative activity on your part.
      I look forward to the “12 Days of Guyness” starting tomorrow on your blog “bccmee’s Richard Armitage Vids & Graphics” (http://fanvideos.wordpress.com/).
      Cheers! Grati ;->

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  8. Dear Grati, Your prose of
    the 12 Days of Guyness had me in stitches.
    You rhymed it so well, without any glitches.
    As one who loves Guy in all of his ways,
    I say may the sun shine bright for you all of your days. LOL

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  9. April says:

    You rhyme perfectly too Jeannie Gisborne. :-)

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  10. jules says:

    Hi Grati that was so much fun
    But seeing gorgeous Gizzy leaves me all undone
    The bits I like best are the ones showing his chest
    His trousers so tight are a marvelous sight
    Oh Robin Hood you were never on a par
    with our handsome Gizzy the real true star
    Marion, your heart was in a different place
    If only you would have taken time to look at his beautiful face
    For many of us he would have been the one
    Alas again…I’m all undone

    Giggles….So looking forward to the next few weeks

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  11. Fabi says:

    Hi Grati,
    Many thanks for the phrase in Portuguese, I’m flattered. I often use a translator tool, so in my opinion you’re not cheating at all, LOL!
    Will you intend to post another surprise of yours tomorrow?

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    • GratianaDS90 says:

      Hi Fabi,
      You’re most welcome for my message in Portuguese. I love having friends around the world!
      Yes, tonight–or 12:05am Dec. 1st (Central Standard Time)–I’ll post a song parody video that I also created as a companion to Bccmee’s 12 Days of Guyness. So, more fun tomorrow.
      Then on Friday, I’ll post another Chapter of “Guy’s Rose”.
      So this week is just “guy-li-cious” all the way around. Ha!
      Cheers! Grati ;->

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  12. fitzg says:

    Felicatations Gratiana! 10,000+ !
    As for your poem, brilliant. Absolutely hysterical. And the RAnet illustrations – isn’t it fun?

    It’s so marvellous to have so many from all parts of the globe in this community. Fabi, nothing lacking about your English. I’m poor at languages. So April, my German sufficed for basic shopping and asking directions; my Italian was based on a few years of Latin (which did not fly in Italy or Switzerland, and even my French is out of practice.

    Gratiana, kindly do not settle in for a long winter’s nap from the blog. Thank you.

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    • Gratiana says:

      Hi Fitzg,
      Thanks for your very nice note! I’m quite bowled over by the response my poem parody received. I’m glad everyone enjoyed it so much. I tend to be more of a humorous girl, anyway. Ha!
      And I’m thrilled that Armitage fans are around the globe! It’s fun meeting and chatting with everyone.
      As to my “napping”? Not a chance. Ha! I’ve got about 10 posts in line now–not counting my story posts. And, my RA gal pals are an endless source of inspiration–as is Mr. Armitage, himself–as we chat.
      I’m going to dash now to upload the revised version of tonight’s Dec. 1st song parody video and then post it here around 12:05am.
      Thanks for visiting and commenting. Cheers! Grati ;->

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  13. Joanna says:

    Hi Grati!
    10.ooo+!=) Congratulations!
    I’m choking with laughter- this poem is fantastic:D
    My newest dream is to be able to say (in english) what I want to say not only what I can say:(
    Kisses from Poland:)

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    • Hi Joanna,
      You are doing a great job in conveying your meaning in English–despite your protestations. So kudos to you, and take a bow. Thanks for visiting and commenting.
      Happy Holidays to you and everyone!
      Hugs and kisses back to you from the U.S. Cheers! Grati ;->

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