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So watching a documentary on King Arthur
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  • SwimNinja
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    And apparently Thomas Malory who wrote the best know account wrote it in prison while waiting on a trial for rape and murder.

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  • Nyaa or Nothing
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    who is this king aruther, and is he related to King Arthur?


  • SwimNinja
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    He is the rapist version of king Arthur apparently

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    PrincessUnikitty said:

    And apparently Thomas Malory who wrote the best know account wrote it in prison while waiting on a trial for rape and murder.

    known*


  • SwimNinja
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    Still on ignore Zeni

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    Zen's right. You should have typed "known", not "know".


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    i read La Morte D'Arthur like 20 years ago...the movie Excalibur, however is pretty good 80's sword n' sorcery style film

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  • SwimNinja
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    Your alts are on ignore as well

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  • SwimNinja
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    Galaxian said:

    i read La Morte D'Arthur like 20 years ago...the movie Excalibur, however is pretty good 80's sword n' sorcery style film

    Yeah I really like Excalibur, I should watch it again.

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  • SwimPeanut
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    Why are you ignoring, Zen? He's trying to help you.


  • SwimNinja
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    Zeni seriously, you and every alt you have ever posted on is ignored, any time you post on a new alt that is obviously you it gets ignored. So I can't see shit, this is the last time I'm telling you.

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  • SwimPeanut
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    I thought you guys were friends.


  • Rants
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    Excalibur is more closely based on T. H. White's The Once and Future King.

    As for Le Morte D'Arthur (which was a punchline in a later episode of Sealab: 2021 for those keeping score), there are two versions of it: the Caxton version and the Winchester Manuscript which was discovered in the early 20th Century.

    http://www.maloryproject.com/winchester_viewer.php

    Malory was working from material that came out of the French Vulgate. I read the Caxton version years ago. The Winchester version has been on my to do list for some time, but I just bought a copy of Geoffrey of Monmouth's The History of the Kings of Britain a few weeks ago and I'm reading that right now.

    If you want to know anything about Arthurian lore, ask me. I'm really up on this stuff.

    Did they mention the Battle of Badon Hill in the documentary? Is it the crappy History Channel one from a few years ago they made to plug the King Arthur film?

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  • SwimPeanut
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    You should take Zeni off of ignore. He was just trying to teach you new things.


  • SwimNinja
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    It's actually a show called mystery files from The Smithsonian Channel (which I didn't know was a thing) and yeah they did mention it.

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    Galaxian said:

    i read La Morte D'Arthur like 20 years ago...the movie Excalibur, however is pretty good 80's sword n' sorcery style film

    The best 80's sword and sorcery movie is Conan The Barbarian. However, since this is a thread about Arthur, I hasten to mention the excellently cheesy film:

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084750/

    It was actually released as Sword and Sorcery stateside. It's a version of the Old English poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, the best translation of which is Tolkien's.

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  • Thunder Goddess
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    "Contemplate this on the tree of woe."
    No real relevance, I just love Conan, and I love that quote.

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    PrincessUnikitty said:

    It's actually a show called mystery files from The Smithsonian Channel (which I didn't know was a thing) and yeah they did mention it.

    Sounds reasonably new. If you want to go deeper, an excellent starting place (because Malory takes some getting used to) is Tennyson's poetic sequence Idylls of the King which is based on the Caxton Malory and the Welsh poem Mabinogion. It has the most interesting psychosexual telling of the Merlin & Vivian story.

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    Fate/Zero is my favorite King Arthur documentary.

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  • SwimNinja
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    It definitely has the cutest Arthur that's for sure.

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