Talk:Recite 'The Spirit of Crimbo'

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Here are some of the verses, in approximate order: —Yendor 06:24, 8 December 2008 (UTC)

"I can't stand Crimbo!" yelled Swizzle, the elf,
"it's the worst time of year, if I say so myself!"
And his words echoed deep through the space-time continuum
And woke up the Spirit of Crimbo to tend to 'em.

"Hi, Swizzle, I'm back!" Rodney Reindeer appeared,
But the look in his eyes was a little bit weird.
"What's wrong, my old friend?" Asked Swizzle, the elf.
"Nothing's wrong! I feel great! I'm in perfect health!
But Swizzle, I think our Crimbo hate was wrong,
"Listen! Snuffy the Snowman will sing you a song."

"How could you hate Crimbo?" the snowman opened,
"'Tis a wonderful, magical, funderful time!"
And he pulled out a banjo and strummed out a tune,
And the birds and the squirrels all came near him to croon.

"No, please, don't do that," Swizzle shouted, "not that!
"I swear, I love Crimbo, please put down that rat!"
And Snuffy the Snowman grinned a cold grin.
I can see that you're almost about to give in,
"But I'm not quite convinced, and besides, this rat's starved . . .

"No! Please, god, no!" shouted Swizzle the Elf.
"Put the rats upon her! Hell, I'll do it myself!"
And as he said that, something broke in his mind,
And his hatred of Crimbo began to unwind.
He collapsed to the floor, babbling like a bimbo,
Tears filled his eyes as he said "I love Crimbo."

Here's another.

"Now how do you feel about Crimbo? The truth!"
Swizzle turned his head slowly, then spat out a tooth.
"I still can't stand Crimbo," he muttered, defiant.
"I don't care what you say, I will not be compliant."
"Very well," said Snuffy the Snowman, enraged,
"Rodney Reindeer! Go get the rats out of the cage."
--CronoTalon 06:43, 8 December 2008 (UTC)

Another one

Swizzle the Elf squinted hard through the blizzard
gripping the ground with his toes, like a lizard.
He saw a strange sight you've not seen, I suppose:
a snowman, blowing his orange carrot nose.
"I'b Sduffy the Sdowmab," the snowman declaimed,
"and briging back your Cribbo Spirit's my aib."
--Jleedev 07:00, 8 December 2008 (UTC)


"I'm Rodney, a reindeer, a misfit like you!
Trust me when I say that I hate Crimbo, too!
"Let's have an adventure, just you and just me,
We'll be the very best friends there can be!"

More

Swizzle the Elf said, "but Crimbo's lost touch,"
"When it was all about giving, I didn't mind much
"But now it's about getting, and I don't like that."
With a swipe of his arm, Snuffy knocked him down flat.
"That's treason you're talking," he said, "so desist
"Or you'll be on the business end of my fists."

--Itsatrap 07:34, 8 December 2008 (UTC)

"I just don't like Crimbo! I can't make it more clear!"
Shouted Swizzle the Elf to Rodney Reindeer.
"Well, I suppose we can't reason with you," Rodney said,
"So I must change your mind with a hoof to the head."
--Baltar 08:21, 8 December 2008 (UTC)

Approximate order of the whole thing

"I can't stand Crimbo!" yelled Swizzle, the elf, "it's the worst time of year, if I say so myself!" And his words echoed deep through the space-time continuum And woke up the Spirit of Crimbo to tend to 'em.

"I'm Rodney, a reindeer, a misfit like you! Trust me when I say that I hate Crimbo, too! "Let's have an adventure, just you and just me, We'll be the very best friends there can be!"

"Hi, Swizzle, I'm back!" Rodney Reindeer appeared, But the look in his eyes was a little bit weird. "What's wrong, my old friend?" Asked Swizzle, the elf. "Nothing's wrong! I feel great! I'm in perfect health! But Swizzle, I think our Crimbo hate was wrong, "Listen! Snuffy the Snowman will sing you a song."

Swizzle the Elf squinted hard through the blizzard gripping the ground with his toes, like a lizard. He saw a strange sight you've not seen, I suppose: a snowman, blowing his orange carrot nose. "I'b Sduffy the Sdowmab," the snowman declaimed, "and briging back your Cribbo Spirit's my aib."

"How could you hate Crimbo?" the snowman opined, "'Tis a wonderful, magical, funderful time!" And he pulled out a banjo and strummed out a tune, And the birds and the squirrels all came near him to croon.

Swizzle the Elf said, "but Crimbo's lost touch," "When it was all about giving, I didn't mind much "But now it's about getting, and I don't like that." With a swipe of his arm, Snuffy knocked him down flat. "That's treason you're talking," he said, "so desist "Or you'll be on the business end of my fists."

"I just don't like Crimbo! I can't make it more clear!" Shouted Swizzle the Elf to Rodney Reindeer. "Well, I suppose we can't reason with you," Rodney said, "So I must change your mind with a hoof to the head." (comment: not really sure where this one goes)

"Now how do you feel about Crimbo? The truth!" Swizzle turned his head slowly, then spat out a tooth. "I still can't stand Crimbo," he muttered, defiant. "I don't care what you say, I will not be compliant." "Very well," said Snuffy the Snowman, enraged, "Rodney Reindeer! Go get the rats out of the cage."

"No, please, don't do that," Swizzle shouted, "not that! "I swear, I love Crimbo, please put down that rat!" And Snuffy the Snowman grinned a cold grin. I can see that you're almost about to give in, "But I'm not quite convinced, and besides, this rat's starved . . .

"No! Please, god, no!" shouted Swizzle the Elf. "Put the rats upon her! Hell, I'll do it myself!" And as he said that, something broke in his mind, And his hatred of Crimbo began to unwind. He collapsed to the floor, babbling like a bimbo, Tears filled his eyes as he said "I love Crimbo."

Drops?

After the first 3 drops today, I've been getting only unstable DNA. I'll check with my multi. Hmmm. --Itsatrap 07:52, 8 December 2008 (UTC)

  • Ok, it looks like only 2 non-DNA drops, and then unstable DNA. --Itsatrap 09:00, 8 December 2008 (UTC)

It was just the first two for me. --Reinbach 07:56, 8 December 2008 (UTC)

It was two for me, two, I think only DNAs drop after the first two or three part drops. --OvenMasher 02:58, 8 December 2008

I only got one drop (first drop, too) other than DNA! Dx --Jihiro 08:12, 8 December 2008 (UTC)

Clanmate and I both got two "good" items, then lots of DNA --Camperdave 09:29, 8 December 2008 (UTC)

Two non-DNA drops, then nothing but DNA. --Sparksol (t|c) 09:38, 8 December 2008 (UTC)

I have to agree, 2 non-DNA drops, then all Unstable DNA drop after that. Athanatos 10:19, 8 December 2008 (UTC)

I'm guessing it's randomly 1-3 non-DNA drops, then DNA after that. I got 2 on my main, and 1 on my multi.--Beautyredefined 13:53, 8 December 2008 (UTC)

Does Ascending add another 2 drops? Scuffhead 18:44, 8 December 2008 (UTC)

It's not random. The picture of the monster is associated with the part it'll get - Claw's from the gift wrapping one (has a claw in the picture, note), Pulsing flesh's from the cookie (it's kind of fat, matches), and carapace is from the other (by process of elimination). Try it against those monsters and see. --Argus 09:03, 10 December 2008 (UTC)

1984 Reference

"Now how do you feel about Crimbo? The truth!" Swizzle turned his head slowly, then spat out a tooth. "I still can't stand Crimbo," he muttered, defiant. "I don't care what you say, I will not be compliant." "Very well," said Snuffy the Snowman, enraged, "Rodney Reindeer! Go get the rats out of the cage."

"No, please, don't do that," Swizzle shouted, "not that! "I swear, I love Crimbo, please put down that rat!" And Snuffy the Snowman grinned a cold grin. I can see that you're almost about to give in, "But I'm not quite convinced, and besides, this rat's starved . . .

"No! Please, god, no!" shouted Swizzle the Elf. "Put the rats upon her! Hell, I'll do it myself!" And as he said that, something broke in his mind, And his hatred of Crimbo began to unwind. He collapsed to the floor, babbling like a bimbo, Tears filled his eyes as he said "I love Crimbo."

This section is a reference to 1984, specifically what happens to Winston Smith in Room 101. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Room_101 --Aaaaaa7 11:55, 8 December 2008 (UTC)

MP Expenditure?

I've seen that MP expenditures on this skill increases from the starting point of 5 then adds another 5 MP to the cost for every use. Has anyone else seen this? --dos2k10 19:55, 8 December 2008 (UTC)

Yes, which is why that fact is stated on the skill page.--Toffile 20:07, 8 December 2008 (UTC)
Then why don't we state that it is 5xN (N = Number of times used)?--dos2k10 20:11, 8 December 2008 (UTC)
Well, one, that's not the correct formula. Secondly, we already mention the incrementing cost.--Toffile 20:15, 8 December 2008 (UTC)
Err, how is that not the correct formula if it expresses "5 times the number of uses"? Seems... exactly accurate, to me. Unless you mean it should be 5n. --Arashmin 05:49, 12 December 2008 (UTC)

Also, the MP cost resets at rollover. --Itsatrap 04:40, 9 December 2008 (UTC)


--Arashmin 05:49, 12 December 2008 (UTC)

Gender Confusion?

[...]
"Put the rats upon her! Hell, I'll do it myself!"
[...]
Tears filled his eyes as he said "I love Crimbo."

Enough said, I suppose. --Arashmin 05:49, 12 December 2008 (UTC)

It's another 1984 reference. - Algernon Mabus 12:47, 12 December 2008 (UTC)
Specifically, to how his will was broken by causing him to betray the one thing he was most unwilling to betray: the tight ass he'd been tapping. He was threatend with having hungry, angry rats gnaw off his face. And he was especially afraid of rats. So to stop this from happening he pleaded that they do it to his girlfriend/co-conspirator, and he'd even do it himself, if it would just spare him the horror. Really, now, isn't this still required reading in schools? --Flargen 12:54, 12 December 2008 (UTC)
Yes, but prior to the Crimbomination, there was not much mention of Sassy. I thought they didn't have much mention of her simply to ease the writing. Also, in the actual story, wasn't it only the main character who had the rats set upon him as the guy knew his fears and weaknesses?

When used vs. Crimbomination

You You try and ignore your shaking hands as you unroll the Spirit of Crimbo scroll. You stutter a bit as you begin reading:

<verse>

A few bits fall off of the Crimbomination, but there are plenty left. It roars with incoherent, blind rage, and you hastily retreat.

You acquire an item: unstable DNA

<penguin post-combat message> --Itsatrap 21:00, 1 January 2009 (UTC)

New verses versus Crimbomination

Hey, there actually appear to be some new verses when used vs. the Crimbomination. I'll record them here as I go, and see if they fit together in any way: --Ephesos 21:35, 1 January 2009 (UTC)

"I must leave Crimbo Town; it's not safe," Swizzle said,
Sassy's eyes filled with tears, so he patted her head.
"Don't worry. Trust no one. I love you. Goodbye."
Swizzle turned and walked out with a tear in his eye.


"So, you like dentistry, you pathetic young waif?"
Snuffy Snowman smirked "Tell me, then, elf: is it safe?"
And he picked up the drill, and it let out a whine,
"Is it safe?" Snuffy said, "I will ask one more time."

--Ephesos 21:58, 1 January 2009 (UTC)

  • Beat you 3 minutes ago on that one, neener-neener. But in serious news, be a bit more mindful of not putting your post inbetween someone else's post and their signature. Not that I can't understand. It's surprisingly easy to put something you don't want to on a talk page. --Flargen 22:05, 1 January 2009 (UTC)
    • Thank you very much, but I was in the middle of adding three when I got a conflict. Itsatrap slapped his signature on the end of the two I'd found. And this is all getting very confusing. And the RNG hates me, so as the MP cost rises above 500, you won't have to worry about me much longer.--Ephesos 22:11, 1 January 2009 (UTC)
      • Ah, so he did. Fixed. And, yeah, the MP cost is always brutal. I had a multi get up to around 170 pieces before calling it a day. --Flargen 22:15, 1 January 2009 (UTC)
"Sassy loves me!' said Swizzle, "Rodney Reindeer, you lie!"
"Do you think so?" Said Rodney, "you're one trusting guy.
"I'm sure you can trust her, I'm sure she's the best,
"But who do you think gave us your new address?
"She's in the next cell, believe me, it's true,
"We'll chat with her when we're finished with you."

--Flyinglama 21:48, 1 January 2009 (UTC)

One new one, one semi-new one. The semi-new one seems to contain a line missing from a known verse, but starting one couplet later. Oddly, both the old version and this new one both occur currently.

And Snuffy the Snowman grinned a cold grin.
"I can see that you're almost about to give in,
"But I'm not quite convinced, and besides, this rat's starved,
"Perhaps it could use a nice elf face to carve!"


"So, you like dentistry, you pathetic young waif?"
Snuffy Snowman smirked "Tell me, then, elf: is it safe?"
And he picked up the drill, and it let out a whine,
"Is it safe?" Snuffy said, "I will ask one more time."

--Flargen 21:55, 1 January 2009 (UTC)


I don't think its "new" I think that it is complete.--Brion thenotgiant 22:59, 1 January 2009 (UTC)

post-mortem

currently have this in my offhand, pocket wished for a Mutant whistle-carving elf, can't seem to be able to use the skill. might need testing from someone that's not a dunce but if it's no longer usable, maybe add that to the article of either the item or the skill--Megamaw (talk) 09:42, 26 December 2020 (UTC)