788: The Carriage
Title text: I learned from Achewood that since this poem is in ballad meter, it can be sung to the tune of Gilligan's Island. Since then, try as I might, I haven't ONCE been able to read it normally.
Grand Theft Auto (GTA) is a famous video game series, where the player frequently steals cars by grabbing their drivers and throwing them out of the car. In Xbox versions of GTA the Y-button is used to enter (steal) or exit a vehicle.
The Emily Dickinson edition of Grand Theft Auto mashes up these two concepts. When Death stops to pick up the protagonist (Hairbun, possibly representing Dickinson herself), she violently carriage-jacks him and takes over his carriage to use for her own purposes.
The title text refers to Randall learning from the web comic Achewood that a poem written in ballad meter can be sung to the tune of Gilligan's Island, a 1960s sitcom with a catchy intro song. Since then he has not been able to read the poem normally, he always begins to hum the tune... He does seem rather displeased with this.
- [Death with his scythe is driving a horse-drawn carriage. The text is written in two frames above and below the carriage:]
- Because I could not stop for death
- He kindly stopped for me
- [Hairbun grabs Death by the arm and pulls him off the carriage. There is a circle with the letter Y in the lower left corner. The text above the carriage is in a frame.]
- The carriage held but just oursel-
- Death: Hey!
- Hands holding Death: Grab
- Circle: Y
- [Hairbun takes off in the carriage with the scythe, leaving Death behind on the ground in the dust from the carriage taking off.]
- Hairbun: Hyah!
- [Hairbun stands with her arms crossed, and Death's scythe next to her. The first text above her is printed as the official logo and the text below is in a type of square brackets.]
- Grand Theft Auto
- Emily Dickinson Edition"
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