Friday, May 23, 2008

Morning Medieval Miscellany

Unlike sane people, I'll be spending this 3-day weekend working. Feh.

Ah, well. For those of you who, like me, are spending your days in front of a computer rather than on the beach, here are a few medieval offerings:
  • Treading Water has a CfP for "Getting Medieval on Television." I should submit something, but with all my other projects I had better not.
  • The Naked Philologist has thoughts on the development of a chivalric class.
  • Cinerati tells us that Highlander is being re-made. I feel sick to my stomach at the notion. When I was in high school, I was on the fencing team and we did the stunts for the school's production of Camelot (a musical so bad that I was bored BEING in it). We used real swords, though we blunted the edges, so our sword fights had real clanging and sparks flying, etc. We used to watch Highlander before every performance, which is why our fight scenes kicked butt. Now they plan to ruin that sepia-toned testosterone-drenched memory. Wonderful.
  • Henchminion reminds us of an early engineering prank.
  • We get TWO weird medieval animals: Otters and unicorns.
  • For some reason, Today in Medieval History wouldn't work for me, but my computer was acting wiggy last night, so it might work for you.
  • Heroic Dreams reminds us that the new Conan game comes out tomorrow.
  • Karl Steel has a post about a miracle that is like an abortion, but not an abortion.
  • Steve Muhlberger has some summer reading suggestions.
  • Medieval Material Culture has several new posts.
  • Medieval Cripples has been posting a lot too.


  1. Anonymous11:42 AM

    Re: Highlander remake. This remaking business HAS GOT TO STOP. It's getting out of control and seems totally uninspired.

    And like a moth to flame, I will be compelled to see it.

  2. Oh no! Well, so you don't miss anything, it's a Joan of Arc stick puppet show and we set things on fire. I hope you get to see it.

  3. This remaking business HAS GOT TO STOP.

    For myself, I don't read any post-Chr├ętien Arthuriana.