Favorite thing in the Arthurian mythos?

Arthur   0 votes - 0 %
Lancelet   0 votes - 0 %
Gwynhefar   0 votes - 0 %
that threesome   1 vote - 6 %
Merlin   1 vote - 6 %
Kevin   0 votes - 0 %
Morgaine   0 votes - 0 %
Mordred   0 votes - 0 %
Igraine   0 votes - 0 %
Uther Pendragon   0 votes - 0 %
Vivianne   0 votes - 0 %
Galahad   0 votes - 0 %
Gawaine   1 vote - 6 %
Tim the Enchanter   3 votes - 18 %
Brave Sir Robin   2 votes - 12 %
Knights who say Ni   5 votes - 31 %
Accolon   0 votes - 0 %
Uriens   0 votes - 0 %
Bors   0 votes - 0 %
Pellinore   0 votes - 0 %
Excalibur   0 votes - 0 %
WIPO   2 votes - 12 %
Elaine   0 votes - 0 %
Lady of Shalott   0 votes - 0 %
sword-throwing watery tart   1 vote - 6 %
 
16 Total Votes
xenocide by sasquatchan (2.00 / 0) #1 Wed Sep 01, 2010 at 09:33:30 AM EST
I remember when that came out, I grabbed it, read it and was sorely disappointed.. I think I still have the hardback lying around somewhere.. Though I probably should have dumped it.

Yeah, way too much deux ex machina by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #2 Wed Sep 01, 2010 at 09:39:47 AM EST
for me. I'm not done with Card yet, I suppose if I see a cheap copy of the Bean book I'll pick it up.


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I'm currently winning the poll by kwsNI (2.00 / 0) #3 Wed Sep 01, 2010 at 10:05:53 AM EST
Actually, I'm the only person so far who hasn't voted for my namesake - I voted for Tim.

You've been knighted? by georgeha (4.00 / 1) #4 Wed Sep 01, 2010 at 10:07:40 AM EST



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You don't know what kwsNI stands for? by ambrosen (4.00 / 1) #6 Wed Sep 01, 2010 at 11:15:30 AM EST


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I never parsed it before by georgeha (4.00 / 1) #7 Wed Sep 01, 2010 at 11:18:19 AM EST
I think I do now.


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neither had i. by aphrael (4.00 / 1) #18 Wed Sep 01, 2010 at 03:59:41 PM EST
Hehe by kwsNI (2.00 / 0) #21 Wed Sep 01, 2010 at 06:36:21 PM EST
People usually get it when they think about it. 

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Oh, FFS by ammoniacal (4.00 / 3) #19 Wed Sep 01, 2010 at 04:09:12 PM EST
This entire time I thought you were a guy named Chris, with a lisp, from Northern Ireland.

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

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On watching baseball by wumpus (4.00 / 2) #5 Wed Sep 01, 2010 at 10:58:32 AM EST
Major league game, major league price. Reasonably good seats mean you can see the plays.
Minor league game, minor league price. Reasonably good seats* mean you can call balls and strikes from where you are sitting.

Wumpus

* seats bought "to be behind the screen and safe from foul balls".
- full disclosure: My old major league team managed to clinch their 13th straight losing season in August.

also major league crowds... by gzt (2.00 / 0) #8 Wed Sep 01, 2010 at 11:44:52 AM EST
...major league douchebags, major league parking, etc. minor league is far more fun.

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this works for other sports too. by garlic (2.00 / 0) #9 Wed Sep 01, 2010 at 12:59:20 PM EST
minor league football is pretty awesome.


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Mists of Avalon by ObviousTroll (2.00 / 0) #10 Wed Sep 01, 2010 at 02:42:38 PM EST
Dang. I read that in high school, I remember loving it and keeping the hardback for years and years until my children's demands for more bookshelf space sent it the local library.

Listening to you talk about it I realize I can barely remember anything about it except that it was very, very long.


An Angry and Flatulent Pig, Trying to Tie Balloon Animals
Lamb might be old enough by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #11 Wed Sep 01, 2010 at 02:44:09 PM EST
to read, chicks dig it, it went over well for the Mother Daughter book club.

It was long, and parts were repetitive.


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I'll have to pass it by her. by ObviousTroll (2.00 / 0) #13 Wed Sep 01, 2010 at 03:19:12 PM EST
Unfortunately, while she reads constantly, what she's reading is manga. Not real interested in "real" books. 

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Nine year old is into Warrior Cats manga by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #15 Wed Sep 01, 2010 at 03:27:04 PM EST
she also likes the regular Warrior Cats.


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Lamb did read the warrior cats by ObviousTroll (2.00 / 0) #28 Thu Sep 02, 2010 at 06:09:15 AM EST
I didn't know there was a manga....

These days she's reading all these relationship manga - "Fruits Basket" for example. She plowed through 10-13 of those while she was stuck on the sofa this summer. 

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Far better than reading nothing at all. by ammoniacal (4.00 / 1) #17 Wed Sep 01, 2010 at 03:55:57 PM EST
Don't extinguish the spark. You need to do all you can to keep her off the pole, Dad.

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

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WIPO: by ammoniacal (2.00 / 0) #12 Wed Sep 01, 2010 at 03:11:37 PM EST

You should've watched The Haunting of Nina Hartley instead.

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

No, empirical evidence says you're wrong by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #14 Wed Sep 01, 2010 at 03:26:34 PM EST
and I need a text string for a WIPO.


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LMFTFY by ammoniacal (4.00 / 2) #16 Wed Sep 01, 2010 at 03:37:02 PM EST

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

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PA's second largest city by dev trash (2.00 / 0) #20 Wed Sep 01, 2010 at 06:32:56 PM EST
No sir, it is the Commonwealth's largest city.  Unless the Elk watching has me thrown off the trail.

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Stop by by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #22 Wed Sep 01, 2010 at 07:10:27 PM EST
I might be able to find a single women kinfolk.


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If I'm in the area. by dev trash (2.00 / 0) #26 Wed Sep 01, 2010 at 10:31:22 PM EST
Straub beer for life!

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The Lady of Shalott by muchagecko (2.00 / 0) #23 Wed Sep 01, 2010 at 07:33:53 PM EST
also known as Elaine of Astolat.

I have always been drawn to her images, even if I didn't know they were of her.

A purpose gives you a reason to wake up every morning.
So a purpose is like a box of powdered donut holes?
Exactly
My Name is Earl

Added by georgeha (4.00 / 1) #24 Wed Sep 01, 2010 at 07:47:02 PM EST
mayeb twice, if it's the same Elaine in the normal Arthurian mythos.


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It's the same, for the most part. by muchagecko (2.00 / 0) #27 Wed Sep 01, 2010 at 10:53:02 PM EST
There were several women that kind of melded into one. I think it was mostly Tennyson's fault.


A purpose gives you a reason to wake up every morning.
So a purpose is like a box of powdered donut holes?
Exactly
My Name is Earl

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WIPO by StackyMcRacky (4.00 / 2) #25 Wed Sep 01, 2010 at 08:34:15 PM EST
the sword-throwing watery tart

Mysts of Avalon and such by lm (2.00 / 0) #29 Thu Sep 02, 2010 at 08:55:28 PM EST
I remember reading that in high school. One of my teachers was horrified to find out that it was the Arthurian legend told from the viewpoint of a witch.

When my mother and her partner first made a lifetime commitment to each other, they both changed their first and last names. My mother chose Morgan, largely because of the depiction of Morgaine in Mysts of Avalon.

Presently, my favorite bit of the Arhturian myth is the tale of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight which is really only tangentially related. A close runner up is all the historical research to try to untangle the "real" King Arthur.

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As for baseball games, the only times I've been to one have been when I've gotten tickets for free. The doubling of zero dollars doesn't buy much beer. OTOH, the last time also included free Sam Adams cherry wheat on tap. Oh, how I sometimes miss the dot com era.


There is no more degenerate kind of state than that in which the richest are supposed to be the best.
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Free cherry wheat on tap? by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #30 Thu Sep 02, 2010 at 09:59:13 PM EST
You had a better dotcom era than I did, all I got was free hypermints.

I do get a kick out of people upset at how Mists tarnishes the "real" history of Arthur.


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