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12 Days of Christmas – New Babbage style

So what would they be?

The fifth day, of course, would be, “Fiiiiiiiive… braaaass… coooooogs!”

But what about the other days?  How many scientists plotting?  How many engineers bashing?  And what replaces the partridge in the pear tree?

Let’s have some fun!

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  1. Cyan Rayna Cyan Rayna December 28, 2011

    So should the First day be “A Burnt Caledonian Tree”?

    • Cyan Rayna Cyan Rayna December 28, 2011

      Actually I think I got a better one “Avariel’s sad little Useless Tree”

    • Jedburgh30 Dagger Jedburgh30 Dagger December 28, 2011

      wouldn’t that be 4 urchins stealing?

      • Cyan Rayna Cyan Rayna December 28, 2011

        No that’s the job of the other urchins who aren’t singing… I mean…

        • Tepic Harlequin Tepic Harlequin December 28, 2011

          four urchins singing…. an another four using the distraction ter pick pockets….

    • Cyan Rayna Cyan Rayna December 28, 2011

      It should really be six urchins singing because it makes the song sound weird at four, but then you can have seven scamps a stealin ;3

  2. Mr. Arnold Mr. Arnold December 28, 2011

    While I’m not the most musically talented individual……

    On the twelth day of Christmas, what in Babbage did I see?



    9 Cats prowling.

    Sailors smuggling

    6 Urchins singing

    5 Crowded Baaaars!

    4 Evil Schemes

    3 Steam Cars

    2 Smashingtons

    And one very sad useless treeee!

  3. Avariel Falcon Avariel Falcon December 28, 2011

    The Useless Tree is not sad anymore… Steam Santa fixed it!

  4. Junie Ginsburg Junie Ginsburg December 29, 2011

    12th Day: “Twelve hotel rebuildings”

    11th Day: “Eleven zombies shambling”

    10th Day: “Ten urchins running”

    9th Day:  “Nine fruitcakes soaking”

    8th Day:  “Eight drunkards fighting”

    7th Day:  “Seven kraken flying”

    6th Day:  “Six trolleys stalking”

    5th Day:  “Five weird machines”

    4th Day:  “Four broken spanners”

    3rd Day:  “Three new alts”

    2nd Day: “Two wiggyfish”

    1st Day: “A clockwinder giving The Stare”


    • Christine McAllister Pearse Christine McAllister Pearse December 29, 2011

      Yay for The Stare!


  5. Arconus Arkright Arconus Arkright December 29, 2011

    A few of the others’ ideas plus some of my own yields: 

    On the 12th day of Christmas, in Babbage did I see…

    Twelve builds exploding 

    Eleven angry kraken 

    Ten pirates smuggling

    Nine drunkards fighting

    Eight crates of absinthe

    Seven scamps-a-stealin’

    Six vicious trolleys

    Fiiiiiive… goggles… braaaaaass!

    Four insane inventions

    Three tourists eaten

    Two wiggyfish

    and A deadly mechanical tree

    I suppose the drunkards wouldn’t be fighting if there were nine crates of absinthe. And yet, the wiggyfish were happy to go halfsies on a tourist. Humans can learn so much from nature.


  6. Aeolus Cleanslate Aeolus Cleanslate December 29, 2011

    Fun! Here are a few more:

    • Twelve pools of slag
    • Eleven iron submarines
    • Ten cobbled alleys
    • Nine strange contraptions
    • Eight canals a-freezing
    • Seven kraken flying 
    • Six evil villains
    • Four sentient trolleys
    • Three air ships
    • Two wiggyfish
    • And a steam-powered clockwork tree!
  7. Mr Salazar Jack Mr Salazar Jack December 30, 2011

    Wonderful idea! Do you see what I see?


    Twelve barrels rolling

    Eleven pipers fitting

    Ten Time Lords linking

    Nine Ladies Dancing

    Eight Mermaids swimming

    Seven trolleys steaming

    Six urchins playing

    Five brass rings

    Four clockwork birds

    Three Steelhead Hens

    Two Wiggyfish

    and a Raven in a Gear Tree!


    • Breezy Carver Breezy Carver December 31, 2011

      Bravo Mr. Jack :)

      That Raven in a  Gear Tree fits just right Sir !!!

  8. Mr Tenk Mr Tenk December 30, 2011

    so everyone but arnold agrees on wiggyfish?

    • Mr. Arnold Mr. Arnold December 30, 2011

      No, I change my vote to Wiggy-fish as well.  heh.

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