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: Look into my eyes. What do you see, Scheherezade? Scheherezade
: Me. Looking at you, my love.
] Life often turns upon such small things as a flickering oil lamp.
] The trial of Jerome Gribben was the social event of the season. The judge in the case was the venerable Judge Zadic. Judge Zadic was totally incompetent but being a Judge nobody had noticed.
] Feed a grub royal jelly and he will turn into an Emperor Butterfly in an instant.
: Here again, milady? Scheherezade
: These people sit for hours, just listening. Scheherezade
: It's a miracle. Storyteller
: People need stories, more than bread, itself. Storyteller
: They teach us how to live, and why.
: You saved me. Why did you do it? Scheherezade
: Because I loved you. Sultan Schariar
: Is that the real reason? Scheherezade
: [She smiles
] It'll have to do, until...
[Schariar kisses her
] The storyteller always said, "Stories can save us." I guess what he meant was... they can save us! If we use our imagination.
: [Schariar has drawn a sword and hacked the pillows to shreds around her
] Are you all right? Can I do anything for you? Sultan Schariar
: I just missed *killing* you, and you ask if there's anything you can do for *me*?
: Is that the end of the story? Scheherezade
] No, no...! At the wedding, there was an important guest...
[She sees a silhouette of a bowing servant, thinking quickly
: ... a hunchback. His name was... Bacbac.
: These people sit for hours - just listening. It's a miracle! Storyteller
: People need stories more than bread itself. They tell us how to live, and why.
: A master storyteller once told me the audience must be hooked in the first moments, otherwise you've lost them.
: Stories are less simple than we think they are.
: Is this the time for stories? Storyteller
: It's the perfect time! Stories show us how to win, and in your case: defeat death.
: He said the world was an inferno full of darkness and evil, and that there were only two ways of dealing with it. The first was easy and wrong: to accept it and become part of it. The second way was harder and right: you fight it, and recognize those who aren't evil, and help them endure.
: They say 'Fortune favors the brave'... and those who can learn from their mistakes.
: Death comes in many shapes and disguises.
: Once upon a time, in a far away land, there was a magic kingdom that prospered through its commitment to two simple ideals: Duty and Devotion. The 2D's.
: And what of our story? How does it end? Sherrezade
: It doesn't.
[Abanazar rubs his ring to summon its Genie
: Your wish is my command, O Master. Abanazar
: Tell me, Sheherezade... what is it like being my slave? Scheherezade
: Master, 'tis cold within the ring. Abanazar
: Well then, I ought to keep my hands in my pockets more often! Scheherezade
: 'Tis but a *little* thing...
: [performing the film's title song
] Give me a modern man who knows how it has to be / Not some old miser who's guarding my chastity / Treating his woman as though she were some kind of chattel / It's unnatural / Give me a born true fighter who'll willingly tilt for me / Not some poor flower who'll suddenly wilt when he's hard / Pressed, right in the thick of the battle / Oh for a knight for my nights! / Oh for a knight for my nights! /
: I am very good at running away.