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Goats outwit a troll.

(Abridged story.)
Written for #SixWordStories' Theme Prompt: Bridge.


23/02/2013

I'm so thrilled that this story has got a DD feature :D Thank you to `Ravenswd for suggesting my work and to ^thorns for featuring it. Thank you for all the comments and faves - I'm getting to work on my messages right now! ^^
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Daily Deviation

Given 2013-02-23
Three Billy Goats Gruff by ~SCFrankles The suggester writes, "The perfect bedtime story for people who don't have a lot of time, and who love puns." ( Suggested by Ravenswd and Featured by thorns )
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BlackLuna Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ihad to read it several times, until I understand it but it was totally worth it. Congrats on the DD as well. :D
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SCFrankles Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much! :iconrainbowbounceplz:

You know, I thought I was on such safe ground with this one but a few people said they had to think about it ^^" Thanks for all the faves, btw :aww:
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BlackLuna Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There were a couple of words I had to search on Google, so that made it a little bit more difficult but once I new what which word meant everything was crystal clear. hehe

No problem, you deserve them all. No need to thank me. ^__^
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Deus-Suetonius Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
My mother used to read this story to my brothers and I, and put our names, instead of the goats :)
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SCFrankles Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That is so sweet ^^ :aww:
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Deus-Suetonius Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
and, I love this sws, in case I didn't mention that earlier <3
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MsLissome Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
So this is your second DD? Where do you hide the first one? =P
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SCFrankles Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It's tucked away safely deep in my gallery :D (Am I going insane? ^^" Didn't we meet because of my first DD..?)

Sorry I haven't answered your last reply yet - behind as always ^^"
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MsLissome Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
Damn :blushes: - *hides under the next stone*
It´s
"Colourful Language"
They talk blue - You see red.
First thing I faved...
You´re stuff is too short... preview pertinent... never looked on the actual deviation again. :facepalm:
(my retention ability is a mess - now proofed )
Hope, you won´t look up, where you tucked away you´re bear traps... for revealing your first DD :sheepish: here
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SCFrankles Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Don't worry - there are no bear traps :D I'm just relieved that my memory wasn't playing tricks on me... ^^"
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tonepainter Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so wrapped up in my own arrogance that I didn't notice this right away Saturday. This is great, and I'm so glad you got much deserved recognition for it.

"(Abridged story.)"

These 2 words encapsulate what I love about your writing. Your humor always works on multiple levels and it delights in language itself. I laughed aloud at this...it's just hilarious.

:D
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SCFrankles Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I can't really be offended by you not noticing this when you don't even notice your own DLDs ^__^

Thank you for all the compliments ^^" ("Your humor works on multiple levels..." I think it's "two", isn't it? :giggle:) I do love playing around with language - these SWSs give me great satisfaction.

I'm so pleased you laughed. In the end that's all I'm aiming for! :w00t:
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BlakeCurran Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Student Writer
Well done! Congrats on the DD!!
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SCFrankles Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much! :D And thanks for the fave ^^ :glomp:
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BlakeCurran Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Student Writer
Pleasure :D
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Hisietari Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
Okay. I got the bridge, and the story... am I living in too multi-worldly a dimensional space to realise that that's the joke or am I just too far down to look at the building from high enough? ;)
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SCFrankles Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Talking to you is always like indulging in Zen meditation ^^" It's just an innocent little pun - let it run free in the sunshine! :giggle: (If you truly need further explanation, let me know and I'll send you a note...)
And thank you for the fave! :icongiveflowerplz:
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Hisietari Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
Zen meditation?! Whoa, can I participate, please? :lmao:

I think a note would truly help me, yes. 8+ hours of writing software per day don't do their best on my already pretty weird brain. ^^;
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SCFrankles Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Well, meditate on this: if ~SCFrankles writes a pun and ~Hisietari doesn't laugh, is it actually a joke? :P

I didn't think writing software would be your job! It's just with the writing, drawing and craftwork, I assumed your job lay in that direction. Is there nothing you're not good at? ^^"

I'm just going to send you a note now about my SWS...
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Hisietari Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Ye~sssish... but then, I'm the one who if there's a Mel Gibson on screen, my lipreading synches in, or someone tells the turtle joke. We better shouldn't take my humour as any scale of larger value. ;P

I can't dance to save my life. :giggle: Nah, writing software isn't too far from natural languages, and it's a good day job. I'm still at the beginning, it's taking shape. Very creative, never boring, always something new to be a nosy know-it-all about. ;P I wonder if I could be a full-time artist and keep on the edge enough... are you?

:woohoo:
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SCFrankles Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Mel Gibson? Lipreading? Turtle joke? I'm starting to understand what you felt like reading my SWS... ^^"

Your job sounds rather interesting ^^ (I know nothing about writing software ^^") "Creative, never boring, always something new..." Sounds wonderful :D

You seem very strange - I'm sure you could be a full-time artist, staying on the edge :P I am neither a full-time artist nor on the edge. I'm a shop assistant. And at the moment an unemployed shop assistant. *sighs*

Good luck with learning to dance! ^^
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Hisietari Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
After the first shock it's not as hard as it sounds. The tricky bit is telling a very fast idiot (= computer) exactly what it's supposed to do, because it can't know what you want. It's almost cute in that. ;P

Argh, I'm very sorry to hear that! The qualities of a good and determined shop assistant are highly underestimated (and underpaid) in this society. Keeping my fingers crossed that the big deal is just around the corner for you! :hug:

I don't think I should try... :XD:
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silber-englein Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Very clever! :lol:
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SCFrankles Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much :D
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silber-englein Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure! Congrats on the DD!
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SCFrankles Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :boogie:
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Aekely Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Here I am...just figuring out, what is the point of this? So I search "Three Billy Goats Gruff." I was about to read it until I saw a picture of a bridge and it hit me that I am in fact, an idiot. Good job sir, good job.
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SCFrankles Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much :D I'm glad you got it in the end - nothing worse than a joke falling flat ^^"
Thanks for the fave too! :icongivecupcakeplz:
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Vivi-kiramaru-sama19 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Six simple words that hold hilarious meaning. Congratz on the DD! Very clever!
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SCFrankles Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much ^^ And thank you for the fave! :icongivecupcakeplz:
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maltese101 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student General Artist
I don't get it...
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SCFrankles Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I can send you a note with an explanation if you like ^^ Just let me know!
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maltese101 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Student General Artist
That would be nice, thank you!
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SCFrankles Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I've just sent you a note ^_^
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JennieO-of-Hyrule64 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
PFFFFFFFTTT Holy-It took me a while to get the pun XD Fantastic prompt and VERY well deserved DD that went with it! And Yes, did DEFINATELY made me laugh out loud in real life. :thumbsup:
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SCFrankles Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'm so pleased :D Laughter is what I want!
Thank you, and thank you for the fave too! :icongiveflowerplz:
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JennieO-of-Hyrule64 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome!~<3
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anonymous-mori-ken Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
XD This made my day. If I have kids I'm giving them this abridged bedtime story.
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SCFrankles Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'm so pleased :D (And children do have very short attention spans nowadays ^^)
Thank you so much for the fave! :icongivecupcakeplz:
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Anoniimous Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Hahaha, made me laugh :D
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SCFrankles Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'm thrilled it amused you! :giggle:
Thank you so much for the fave and the watch :icongiveflowerplz:
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i-Moosker Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Good lord, this is so punny.
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SCFrankles Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I am kind of addicted to puns... ^^"
Thank you so much for the faves! :icongivecupcakeplz:
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i-Moosker Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Heheh! Puns are great. And sure thing, you are welcome.
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Scyphi Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is totally worth a fave. :D
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SCFrankles Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I am so flattered that you think so :D
Thank you! :icongiveflowerplz:
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Scyphi Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :D
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DrMarat Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i'm literally vomiting right now because i am so nauseated by how undeserved this DD is
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GeoffNET Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And I'm impressed that a six-word Daily Deviation has the ability to actually cause the contents of your stomach to make their way up through your esophagus and out your mouth. You know, since that's what "literally vomiting" means.
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DrMarat Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
do you disbelieve me. do you want a photograph
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