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.
Emily Dickinson is a famous American poet, who wrote a poem called "Death", about the personification of Death kindly stopping for her to pick her up. Grand Theft Auto (GTA) is a famous computer game series set, where the player frequently steals cars by grabbing their drivers and throwing them out of the car. The Y-button is used in GTA to enter or exit a vehicle. Thus, an alternate scenario, wherein Emily is the protagonist in her own Grand Theft Auto spinoff game, instead of Emily being carried off peacefully in Death's carriage, she violently carriage-jacks Death and takes over his carriage to use for her own purposes.
Gilligan's Island from the title text is a 1960s sitcom with a catchy intro song.
- [The Grim Reaper driving a horse-drawn carriage.]
- Because I could not stop for death
- He kindly stopped for me
- [A woman wearing her hair in a bun grabs Death by the arm and pulls him off the carriage. There is a Y-button symbol in the lower left corner.]
- The carriage held but just oursel-
- Death: Hey!
- [The woman takes off in the carriage, leaving Death in her dust, on the ground.]
- Woman: Hyah!
- [The Grand Theft Auto logo is shown, with the stamp "Emily Dickinson Edition" underneath. There is a picture of stick-Emily, arms crossed, and a scythe next to her.]