Monday, January 18, 2010

Winchester, England

I imagine martial roses as precursors to the averns that appear in The Shadow of the Torturer -- life-sapping plants that can be used in single combat or, I suppose, in a clash of infantry. I would have expected to find them in a botanical garden rather than a library, but that's the English for you, wanting everything catalogued and systematic.


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

You start with a marital rose...

mikey said...

Of course, this ain't gonna make a lick of sense unless you're a fan of "The Music Man":

Martial Rose, off to war again, Rose
To make the garden truly free
Martial Rose, off to war again, Rose
Fight the bird and fight the bee
Trumm, trumm tum
I can hear the drums of war
Trumm, trumm tum
'Til we have to fight no more
Martial Rose, off to war again, Rose
With armored Aphids and sharp thorns
Martial Rose, now everyone knows
Time to take the Elk by the horns
So march forth, oh Roses, not fancy or fine
Martial Rose, now is our time
Martial Rose, oh Martial Rose...

Substance McGravitas said...

My friend Marshall underwent an operation and now Marshall's stacked.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

It's fair to say that to a cacogen, an avern is but what a marigold or a marguerite is to us.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Didn't William Gibson write Fragments of a Martial Rose?

Smut Clyde said...

I have never heard of a marigold pizza and I suspect you of making it up.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Marigold pizza is most delicious.