[identity profile] ladyelleth.livejournal.com posting in [community profile] b2mem
B2MeM Challenge:
N31: Weapons and Warfare: Guerrilla Warfare
Format: Drabble
Genre: Humor
Rating: General
Warnings: N/A
Characters: Arwen, Éomer
Pairings: N/A
Summary: Beer and the origin of warfare don't mix.

"No, not gorilla," says the queen to Éomer, delicately spooning soup. "It is a style of warfare. The Laiquendi – the Green Elves – favoured it. Small, mobile troops attacking suddenly, then withdrawing – ambushes, and often in forested terrain. It is an ages-old technique, presumably learned from the First Enemy himself, for he would appear, grasp the unfortunate, and speed away. The Elves of Cuiviénen reclaimed it for themselves."

"Then why is it named for monkeys? Were there monkeys at Cuiviénen?" asks Éomer, less preoccupied with history and more with beer, and takes another swig. Arwen rolls her eyes.

Note: I blame GG, entirely. Her, and the English pronunciation. Why are these things homophones? (And yes, I know that gorillas are apes. ;))

Date: 2012-03-14 12:50 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] grey_gazania
Because this is America and English is a dynamic, growing language, that's why! ;)

In other news - hee! I like it! :D

Date: 2012-03-14 12:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] huinare.livejournal.com
Haha, clever idea.

"Were there monkeys at Cuiviénen?"

That sounds like the start of a debate on Elves and evolution. X)

Date: 2012-03-14 01:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] huinare.livejournal.com
Whee =D ...I don't suppose that was one of the prompts on the Controversial Issues card or whatever it was called.

Date: 2012-03-14 03:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lindahoyland.livejournal.com
Just delightful!

Date: 2012-03-14 04:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aliana1.livejournal.com
Oh, dear. Poor Arwen! (Though I can sympathize with Eomer, having grown up with visions of Great Apes staging armed battles. :p )

Date: 2012-03-14 08:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] blslarner.livejournal.com
Guerilla warfare used to puzzle me, too, until I started studying Spanish and finally it got through to me what it was really talking about. Excellent sidestepping here to get the prompt to fit!

Date: 2012-03-14 12:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] engarian.livejournal.com
An excellent question indeed - LOL.

- Erulisse (one L)
Sent from my NookColor

Date: 2012-03-14 07:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] grey-wonderer.livejournal.com
hehehehe, that was fun!


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