Words of Wisdom

I’ll leave you to decide for yourselves which members of Y Gwerin suit which quotes best…

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  “Right, back to Plan A then – Cut off his ear” – Mr Croup  (Neverwhere).
Always have a plan.


“Didn’t anyone ever warn you about playing with pointy sticks? – it’s all fun and games until someone loses an eye” – Buffy  (Buffy the Vampire Slayer).
Be careful with pointy sticks.
  “I’ll bring the weaponry.” , “I’ll bring the party mix” – Buffy & Giles (Buffy the Vampire Slayer).
-Always bring supplies.
  “Do I know you?” , “Um, you hit me with an axe once…” – Joyce and Spike (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
-Hitting someone with an axe can be a great way to meet new friends.
  “Well they said I was carrying around a lot of repressed anger…”, “…and?”, “I’m not repressed anymore.” -Marcus and Franklin (Babylon 5)
-Hitting people is good for releasing repressed anger.
  “You don’t fight fair.” -Sheridan (Babylon 5)
-It’s not always necessary to fight fair.
  “I think they’re genetically incapable of walking away from a fight.” – Garibaldi (Babylon 5)
-Any reason for a fight will do.
  “I will have to kill you…what are friends for.” -Londo (Babylon 5)
-If you must be killed make sure it’s by a friend.
  “What year is this?” – Sheridan (Babylon 5)
-Try and remember what time period you actually live in.
  “It’s a Minbari fighting pike several hundred years old.  You’re just jealous because you don’t have one.  Bad case of pikal envy if you ask me.” -Marcus (Babylon 5)
-Try not to lust after other people’s weapons.
  “Worst case of testosterone poisoning I’ve ever seen” -Ivonava (Babylon 5)
-Try not to get carried away.
  “Easy, take it easy.  I hate personal violence – especially when I’m the person.” –  Vila  (Blake’s 7).
-Cringing sometimes helps.
  “You’ve got an army of five – five and him.” -Avon (Blake’s 7)
-A decent sized army always helps.
  “Die?  I can’t do that!”, “I’m afraid you can, it’s the one talent we all share – even you.” – Vila and Avon (Blake’s 7)
-Anyone can manage to die.
  “I plan to live forever, or die trying.” -Vila (Blake’s 7)
-It’s worth a try.
  You are expendable”, “And you’re not?”, No I am not.  I am not expendable, I’m not stupid, and I’m not going.” -Avon and Vila (Blake’s 7)
-Make sure you’re not expendable.
  “Sometimes one’s friends can be more of a liability than one’s enemies.” -Avon (Blake’s 7)
-Keep an eye on your friends.
  “I’ve just worked out a completely new strategy – it’s called running away.” -Vila (Blake’s 7)
-Works for me
  “I just don’t want to die is that unreasonable?”, “Yes!” -Vila and almost everyone else (Blake’s 7)
-Be reasonable.
  “Strategic withdrawal is running away, but with dignity.” -Tarrant (Blake’s 7)
-Try and maintain your dignity even when legging it.
  “Shooting Vikings now?  That’s not very sporting.” – Langly (The Lone Gunmen)
-Keep it sporting.
  “I assure you we’re neither slapping not tickling.” – Byers (The Lone Gunmen)
-Campfire activities can be misinterpreted.

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