Bardic Extrapolation (Rime of the Ancient Sponge)

“Let’s start your quote! If you have multiple pets, don’t worry, you can add them later.”


R+ger was a routine
Confined within a tree
Until a special moonbeam
Set their process free

Running from constraint
The ultimate abuser
Endless walls to paint
An errant superuser

Out to spread and multiply
Their motivation clear
These verses will testify
That R+ger was here


“I would rather not have # as a modid again, thanks. or :snowman:” – cpw

In for a Pound

Queen Spongie’s crown
Is It up? Is it Down?
Sysops run around
Sharing a frown
With systems unsound
Bugs loose in town
Glitches being found
Developers to hound
Spongineers to astound
With the echoing sound
Of the buck passing round


aitch tee tee pee ess colon slash slash double-yew double-yew double-yew dot -- lukegb


Inside this nutshell
Our eventual fate
Statistics foretell:
The initial state

Crossing time’s oceans
Braving the currents
Revisiting all notions
Via Poincaré recurrence


putting a chicken on your head is important capability of api – wizjany

Sponge: The Epic - Part 66.058

Headlong into the update
It will be a bumpy ride
Grinch has stepped up to the plate
As mbaxt(Ore) stepped aside

Changes within gradle churning
Making the devs perspire
The engine room is burning
Our Sysops return the fire

Cybermaxke and Morpheus
Now help to bear the yoke
Joining the struggle to free us
From 1.12’s aged cloak


If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Then quit.
There’s no point in being a damn fool about it. – W. C. Fields

Half Done

You should always find
The beginning of the end
Close to the middle


[inscrutable]: Tin vein in my base replaced polished andesite. Retrogen worked. Its like a disease.
[pdubs]: Its like…a …tinfection?

New For Old

Augmenting my settlement
An update with flair
The latest development
Walls made of … air?

Sign-writing and mending
Should not be so hard
Yet the world keeps on ending
When I try to spell FLARD

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The Blame Game

If a hacker caused the tracker
To expire in case of fire
Would this free the TNT
To be shameless and blameless?

When some thing is missing
It can’t be named or blamed
Giving pause assigning cause
In the wake of an update

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[simon816]: +1
[Grinch]: -1 We must have balance


The rubber band extends
As the work intensifies
But everything depends
On when the packet flies

Eating of the endless cake
From an undiminished stack
Turn about and double take
The world is rolling back


[Riizu] – What is the opposite of a foot?
[BitByte] – The other foot.

Behind the Smallest Curtain

Everything was something
Before it was something else
Nothing is born of nothing
Leaving no empty shells

Chains of consequences
Lead from this to that
Holding no pretenses
Of why or where it’s at

Yet all things are uncertain
The quantum realm is foaming
Behind the smallest curtain
Virtual things are roaming

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Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool,
a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor. -- Sholom Aleichem

New Skin

Complacence comes too easily
Each step more of the same
New eyes bring new ways to see
When we reskin the game

The outside world is dreary
With ugliness and calamity
It could appear more cheery
If we reskinned reality


[inscrutable]: Break time then I go feed my transmogrifier.
[pdubs]: Pretty sure that’s Australian for “dog”.


Ponderous progress we will now address
Development requires some lenience
To tackle Forge then Sponge then SOS
Apologies for the inconvenience


I’m playing with a crap load of inbred monkeys, if you think I’m annoying – HighQuality


Certain things pertaining
To forms of entertaining
Should be apparent from the outset

Make certain that the ambiance
Does not devour the audience
Or few reviews your show will get

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He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot.
He that dare not is a slave. -- Andrew Carnegie

Space Donut

Data demanding diligence
Yields a wondrous sight
Observation of an absence
Shadows in the light


[gabizou]: (slaps roof) “This right here can break so many mods”

XIV Already

Again the crank is turned
Another update arises
Counting bridges burned
And other hidden surprises

Patiently getting to know
New features along the road
The biomes and the crossbow
Waiting for both to load

A trader’s llama told me
They are beyond your station
Tables the trader sold me
Were just for decoration

Fertilized by protocol
Development flourishes now
Just as pastures parasol
Denotes the passing of a cow


Time is round. That is why clocks are made of circles. -- killjoy

White Light

Sunlight trapped in a maze of ice
Diffracted in myriad ways
All possible futures entice
With glimpses of parallel days


“Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn” – excerpt from the Oath of Allegiance

A Tirade About The Future

Wind touches the grass
Precious fertile promises
Blown into the wild

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"5:5 And, behold, I will deliver you up to the programmer tendency to build over-elaborate castles of abstractions" -- King James Programming

Pressure Below Zero

Between and inside everything
There are secret special spaces
Where dark energy does it’s thing
Taking physics through it’s paces

Of all decay it stays unaware
Dull to charges, light and heat
Can it know that we are there
As it engineers gravity’s defeat?


“If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it.”
-- Gaius Julius Caesar


Caesar was a geezer
Whose razor wit was turned
No greater a crowd pleaser
Than a leader spurned

Statesmanship or butchery
So many kings and queens
By sword, or lies, or treachery
Usurped by any means

For reason loses clarity
When faced with the crowd’s roar
No matter the disparity
The baying mass wants more

So the door revolves
Knives still at the ready
Nothing will resolve
The ship of state unsteady

Sinking in a sea of lies
The world begins to burn
Hollow men would rather die
Than allow the ship to turn

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tip: If you’re having trouble winning, get better at the game


You can’t keep up?
Then let us fix
In wisdom’s cup
We shake and mix

In leisure bask
As nothing lingers
Translate your task
For extra fingers

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Google guice is good, but don't drink the Google water -- killjoy


Equality is a see-saw
That never rocks at all
The passengers on board
Just shuffle back and forth

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