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Rebellious Trees
Rebellious Trees
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"The Trees"
from the Hemispheres album by Rush
There is unrest in the forest,
There is trouble with the trees,
For the maples want more sunlight
And the oaks ignore their pleas.
The trouble with the maples,
(And they're quite convinced they're right)
They say the oaks are just too lofty
And they grab up all the light.
But the oaks can't help their feelings
If they like the way they're made.
And they wonder why the maples
Can't be happy in their shade.
There is trouble in the forest,
And the creatures all have fled,
As the maples scream "Oppression!"
And the oaks just shake their heads
So the maples formed a union
And demanded equal rights.
"The oaks are just too greedy;
We will make them give us light."
Now there's no more oak oppression,
For they passed a noble law,
And the trees are all kept equal
By hatchet, axe, and saw.
Effect: Causes any Oaks or Maples within AoE to suddenly start arguing and fighting. The only way to keep them in line is to have either a hatchet, an axe, or a saw handy.
Not entirely sure how this would be useful, but it would certainly be amusing. Well, unless the trees started to get violent...*********
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Ooooooookay.... but, yeah, I could see there might be times when this would be a useful thing...

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Definitely sounds like something Doug might have used as a practical joke. ^_^-NeoRaven
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Going back to college, I was suddenly struck by the mental image of Doug playing this during the SM step while Jupiter is around maple syrup. Or a Maple.
It's proving to be weirdly funny.*********
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But she doesn't get her "Jupiter Oak Evolution" attack until after Doug leaves.
(Feel free to pun off "Doug leaves" in this context... )
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But she doesn't get her "Jupiter Oak Evolution" attack until after Doug leaves.

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Wouldn't that be needles from a Douglas Fir?
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them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary.''

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only if you were trying to make a point."I was an Otaku before those kids came along and changed the meaning of the word."
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Thank you, thank you, they'll be here until Thursday. Try the veal.

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