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Captcha von Gabrielle de Vietri auf Vimeo.

Manchmal begegnen einem ja die abenteuerlichsten Captchas. Ganz unleserlich, pervers oder sinnhabend.

Ganz im Stile des Jabberwocky-Textes hat hier eine Dame allerhand Captchas zu einer Geschichte verwoben. Die Worte machen an sich keinen Sinn, sind ja frei zusammengewürfelte Buchstaben, liefern aber auf Grund ihrer strukturellen Regelmäßigkeiten in der Geschichte Hinweise zu ihrer Bedeutung. Man bekommt irgendwie mit, dass es um eine Abenteuergeschichte mit sonderbaren Kreaturen rund um unseren Helden Desmodowe geht.

Weil ich das hier gerade so toll finde, nachfolgend der Jabberwocky und Alices Reaktion darauf. Sie bekommt auch irgendwie mit, worum es geht, kann es aber nicht genau sagen, da auch hier die meisten Worte einfach frei erfunden sind.

`Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

"Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!"

He took his vorpal sword in hand:
Long time the manxome foe he sought --
So rested he by the Tumtum tree,
And stood awhile in thought.

And, as in uffish thought he stood,
The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
And burbled as it came!

One, two! One, two! And through and through
The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
He left it dead, and with its head
He went galumphing back.

"And, has thou slain the Jabberwock?
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!'
He chortled in his joy.

`Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe. Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, 1872, Lewis Carol

Alices Reaktion:

It seems very pretty", she said when she had finished it, "but it's rather hard to understand!" (You see, she didn't like to confess, even to herself, that she couldn't make it out at all.) "Somehow it seems to fill my head with ideas—only I don't exactly know what they are! However, somebody killed something: that's clear, at any rate— Through The Looking Glass, Lewis Carroll

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