On Merlin, Sword-Pulling, and Random Research

Last night I was talking with a friend of mine about the Todd Klein print I ordered, “Drawing the Sword.” I’ve been on a medieval kick since May. The release of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun kicked it off, then a reading of The Saga of the Volsungs to reacquaint myself withContinue reading “On Merlin, Sword-Pulling, and Random Research”

On the Week That’s Been

Six weeks ago, give or take, I decided that I didn’t have to write a blog post every day. I’d written something every day from the end of March 2007 to April 2009, a run of some 750 straight days. I can’t promise that every day was quality, but every day had something. Ever sinceContinue reading “On the Week That’s Been”

On Tristan + Isolde

My Sophia Myles film festival continued with 2006’s Tristan + Isolde. The story of Tristan and Isolde is one of the great tragic love stories, and has been told in medieval romances for about a millennia. The story centers on the love triangle between Tristan, his uncle (and liege lord) Mark, and Mark’s wife Isolde.Continue reading “On Tristan + Isolde”

On Being an Arthurian Character

If I were a member of King Arthur’s court, whom would I be? Much to my surprise… Your result for The Camelot Test… Lancelot Honourable and passionate. You never back down from a challenge. Your friends are very important to you. You believe in justice and duty far above your own personal security and comfort.Continue reading “On Being an Arthurian Character”

On Dracula vs. King Arthur

Last week, at the Baltimore Comic-Con, as I was walking past a table, I heard, out of the corner of my ear, the words, “King Arthur.” And my interest piqued, I had to see why I’d heard those words. I stopped, turned, and then the guy behind the table said, “Dracula versus King Arthur!” HeContinue reading “On Dracula vs. King Arthur”

On Reading Reflections

As seen on Julio Angel Ortiz‘s website: What are you reading right now? Le Morte d’Arthur, Sir Thomas Malory Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Buried Age, Chris Bennett Do you have any idea what you’ll read when you’re done with that?Nope. What magazines do you have in your bathroom right now?None. What’s the worstContinue reading “On Reading Reflections”

On Friday Morning Memes

Since it’s a Friday, let’s start the day off with some memes! Why? Because memes are easy content—I don’t have to think. 😉 So, what’s my ideal Presidential ticket in 2008? You’re Edwards-Kucinich! As John Edwards, you are just dreamy! You may not have done much with your time, worked with others for very long,Continue reading “On Friday Morning Memes”

On Doctor Who and King Arthur

While I have Doctor Who on the brain, I’d like to recommend this post from Mags Halliday on the Arthurian elements seen in “The Christmas Invasion,” the Doctor Who Christmas special (which I’ve not seen, so I can’t really comment). The post has generated a lively thread on Outpost Gallifrey’s forums that explores some ofContinue reading “On Doctor Who and King Arthur”