trude: (boyband of the round table)
I've been reading Chrétien de Troyes Arthurian Romances and sometimes it feels like I'm stuck in some medieval version of ff-net, where Gawain is Harry, Guinevere is Hermione and Erec, Cliges, Lancelot etcetera is a never-ending stream of exchange students knights.

(At other times the romances vacillates between being intentionally funny, unintentionally funny, just plain weird and downright offensive.)

And now: silly poll-time!

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What plot-points form Chrétien should the Merlin-writers borrow in series four?

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Gaius and Merlin help somebody fake their death. Evil physician guest star gets suspicious and tries to make the faker stop faking by beating her/him up. A bunch of women rush in and throws evil physician out of the window. No ladies ever did better!
3 (50.0%)

Lancelot participates in a tournament. Everyone in the audience swoons, then decides not to stay single forever for the next year, if they cannot marry him. Gwen looks smug.
2 (33.3%)

The winsome damsel Lunete comes to Camelot to attend an“how to tell your boss s/he’s an idiot”-seminar with Merlin and Gwen and become intimate friends with Gwaine. Inspired by their combined awesomeness and hotness everybody begin to flirt, too.
5 (83.3%)

Someone gets a pet lion who forms a habit to show up and save the day at critical moments. Much cooler than one of those venomous, wicked dragons! (Sorry Kilgarah.)
2 (33.3%)

The town of Dire Adventure – Merlin saves a bunch of people from working for below minimum wages, Arthur gets the credit.
2 (33.3%)

Perceval gets offered a new outfit, but declines because his mummy made his clothes and therefore they’re the best!
2 (33.3%)

A teen-age fashionista gets into an argument with her sister about whether Gwaine or Sir Whatshisname is the best knight in the world. Much hair-pulling and name-calling ensues.
1 (16.7%)

Sir Kay the seneschal shows up. And is rude.
5 (83.3%)

Four things

Jan. 3rd, 2010 07:39 pm
trude: (mr darcy)
*Patrick Stewart wasn't the only I, Claudius-alumni getting honored by Queen Elizabeth this New Year; Margaret Tyzack received a CBE. Congratulations, Antonia!

*Tiny thing about the Doctor Who-finale: spoiler )

*[personal profile] selenak has written Gwen-fic, do go and read.

Poll #2017 I'm thinking of buying a copy of Pride and Prejudice.
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Which edition should I choose?

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The if you liked the cover of Twilight you might enjoy this cover-edition?
1 (50.0%)

The Penguin Classics Deluxe-edition?
0 (0.0%)

The cheapest edition available?
0 (0.0%)

Check flea-markets for a used copy?
1 (50.0%)

You know there are free digital editions on the net, right?
0 (0.0%)

You do not deserve to own a copy of this book, you Darcy-hating fiend!
0 (0.0%)

(I actually do like the Twilight-cover, though not enough to read the book.)


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