TribalElder wrote: ↑May 20th, 2019, 2:32 pmCool. I'm glad to be getting on with this better at last. The project's been open for almost two years, and I'll be glad to get to the end and see it in the catalogue!
I do however, have a problem. I've come to read through chapter 20 to start recording, and I've come across something which I can't decipher - it looks like some kind of little kid's rhyme or a poem, or possibly a silly song. The problem I have is this - I have googled it to death and can't find any single reference to it.
So my question is this - how do I include it in the story? Do I read it as plain text, as a rhyme, or what? Basically, do I have artistic license to interpret it the way I want, or do I have to do something specific with it?
This is the text: (see page 214 of the book if you have access to the PDF)
"Whimwham, rock or wiggle!
Whimwham, mock or giggle!
(Doodles tries to repeat this, so I have to do it twice, but he messes it up, Blue doesn't.)
It definitely looks like a children's rhyme to me. It is kind of nonsensical since you usually have a short word or phrase to mean that whatever you expect to happen will happen quickly, ie. before you can say Jack Robinson. I'd read it like a rhyme. It reminds me of the jumping rope rhymes we used to chant as kids when jumping rope. It could have been used as the start of a race and everyone runs on GO. ?
I Googled around a bit and couldn't find anything either.
Can't wait to hear what you decide to do.