Yak and the Sea Shell, Donald Bisset, 1971
#yak #seashell #sea_shell #donald_bisset #1971 #tale #story
Burgomaster. All right. What’s the mood around town? Warden. Quiet. But they are still writing. Burgomaster. Writing what? Warden. Letter “L” on the walls. That means Lancelot. Burgomaster. Nonsense! “L” means - “Love the president”. Warden. I see. So, we don’t detain those who are writing? Burgomaster. Are you kidding? Of course we do. What else do they write? Warden. Embarrassing to say. The president is scum. His son is a crook. The president… (giggles) Can’t really repeat the expression, sir. But mostly they write the “L”. Burgomaster. Morons. What do they want with that Lancelot anyway? Any news about him, while we’re on the subject? Warden. Not a word. Burgomaster. Did you interrogate the birds? Warden. Uh-huh. Burgomaster. All of them? Warden. Uh-huh. See this mark? That’s eagle’s present. Got me right in the ear. Burgomaster. And what are they saying? Warden. They say they didn’t see Lancelot. Only the parrot agrees. You’re like: “Have you seen him?” And he’s like: “Seen him”. You’re like: “You saw Lancelot?” And he’s like: “Saw Lancelot.” Well, you know what kind of bird the parrot is. Burgomaster. What about the snakes? Warden. Those would have slithered in themselves if they smelled anything. They’re on our side. And relatives to the deceased to boot. But they don’t. Burgomaster. The fish? Warden. Not a peep. Burgomaster. Maybe they know something? Warden. Nope. We had our scientists look into their eyes, and they confirm - those guys know nothing. In short Lancelot, also known as St. George, also known as Perseus, named differently in each country, has yet to be located. Burgomaster. Screw him, then.
#dragon #anti-utopia #book #literature #quote #talk #surveillance #tale #life
Once upon a time a boy have noticed that one of the games can turn off the power LED on his Amiga. There were two LEDs on Amiga, he could manage the other, but not this one. He didn’t even know it’s possible.
Boy could not live calmly until he found out the way to manage the LED. Then he lived happily ever after. (:
#amiga #story #tale #commodore #led #hack #life
Each new release of Sailfish OS is named after a lake in Finland. You may wonder, if developers may run out of names soon? Nope — because there are ~190.000 lakes in Finland. (: It’s often called the land of lakes.
There is a Finnish legend about this. Some hero have stolen Happiness from some monster (I think it was obviously wrong decision). Then the monster sent bandits to find him and return the Happiness back. Hero was fighting with courage, but he somehow dropped the Happiness. It fell on the ground, and shattered into thousands of pieces.
Each piece became a lake.
#lake #finland #happiness #jolla #sailfish #legend #tale
may be Andersen wanted to tell us with “mermaid”, that she betrayed herself, her identity, for someone else.
#andersen #tale #mermaid
#spirited-away #animation #miyazaki #sex #sex-industry #japanese #hot-water #water #tale #metaphors #children
աղուէսը տխուր է, որովհետեւ նա բարի դեր չունի այս հեքիաթում
աղբիւր՝ Կարինա Մանուչարեանի ինսթագրամ հոսք։
#illustration #fox #rabbit #hare #pencil #tale #պատկերազարդում #աղուէս #նապաստակ #մատիտ #հեքիաթ #նկար