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"Current winner of the 'Best Line In The Face Of Own Blundering' award..."
 
   > "Sorry," he said with considerable aplomb for a blundering idiot
> with a jacket wrapped around his head. "Forgot you were staying
> here. Never knew, actually. A thousand apologies. Please don't
> hit."

Corwin's got the Hutchins' Stylin' goin' on.

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  RE: Current winner of the 'Best Line In The Face Of Own... Gryphonadmin Aug-06-01 1
  RE: Current winner of the 'Best Line In The Face Of Own... Dreamshadow Aug-06-01 2
  RE: Current winner of the 'Best Line In The Face Of Own... Wedge Aug-06-01 3
     RE: Current winner of the 'Best Line In The Face Of Own... Gryphonadmin Aug-06-01 4
         RE: Current winner of the 'Best Line In The Face Of Own... Wedge Aug-06-01 5
             RE: Current winner of the 'Best Line In The Face Of Own... trigger Aug-06-01 8
                 RE: Current winner of the 'Best Line In The Face Of Own... Wedge Aug-06-01 13
                 RE: Current winner of the 'Best Line In The Face Of Own... megazone Aug-07-01 25
             RE: Current winner of the 'Best Line In The Face Of Own... Gryphonadmin Aug-06-01 10
         RE: Current winner of the 'Best Line In The Face Of Own... trigger Aug-06-01 6
             RE: Current winner of the 'Best Line In The Face Of Own... Gryphonadmin Aug-06-01 7
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                     RE: Current winner of the 'Best Line In The Face Of Own... Gryphonadmin Aug-06-01 11
                         RE: Current winner of the 'Best Line In The Face Of Own... trigger Aug-06-01 12
                             RE: Current winner of the 'Best Line In The Face Of Own... drakensisthered Aug-06-01 17
                                 RE: Current winner of the 'Best Line In The Face Of Own... Gryphonadmin Aug-06-01 18
                                     RE: Current winner of the 'Best Line In The Face Of Own... drakensisthered Aug-07-01 19
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                 RE: Current winner of the 'Best Line In The Face Of Own... Wedge Aug-06-01 14
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                                 RE: Current winner of the 'Best Line In The Face Of Own... drakensisthered Aug-07-01 26
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1. "RE: Current winner of the 'Best Line In The Face Of Own Blundering' award..."
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   >> "Sorry," he said with considerable aplomb for a blundering idiot
>> with a jacket wrapped around his head. "Forgot you were staying
>> here. Never knew, actually. A thousand apologies. Please don't
>> hit."
>
>Corwin's got the Hutchins' Stylin' goin' on.

An ease born of long acquaintance. The Valkyrie don't have a separate men's dressing room - what the hell would they have used it for, up until a few years ago? :)

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2. "RE: Current winner of the 'Best Line In The Face Of Own Blundering' award..."
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It's lines like these that bring me back to EPU stories time and time again. The wit that abounds (as well as the occasional guffaw) keep me reading. The stories are good too! *grin*

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3. "RE: Current winner of the 'Best Line In The Face Of Own Blundering' award..."
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   >> "Sorry," he said with considerable aplomb for a blundering idiot
>> with a jacket wrapped around his head. "Forgot you were staying
>> here. Never knew, actually. A thousand apologies. Please don't
>> hit."
>
>Corwin's got the Hutchins' Stylin' goin' on.

I have the image of a much younger Corwin blundering into a Valkyrie changing/locker room now. Might explain why, in his sleep deprived state, he knew to add the "Please don't hit" part. :)

Might have something to do with the fact that I did something similar when I was about eight at one of my brother or sister's swim meets while hunting a restroom. I find it faintly amusing that the only thing I could parse out of the moment at the time was to pay far more attention to the doors I was opening in the future.

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4. "RE: Current winner of the 'Best Line In The Face Of Own Blundering' award..."
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   >>> "Sorry," he said with considerable aplomb for a blundering idiot
>>> with a jacket wrapped around his head. "Forgot you were staying
>>> here. Never knew, actually. A thousand apologies. Please don't
>>> hit."
>>
>>Corwin's got the Hutchins' Stylin' goin' on.
>
>I have the image of a much younger Corwin blundering into a Valkyrie
>changing/locker room now. Might explain why, in his sleep deprived
>state, he knew to add the "Please don't hit" part. :)

Well, you must understand - Corwin is expected to be there. He's one of them. And anyway, they wouldn't hit, though in a year or three, a couple of them might get a bit grabby. :)

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5. "RE: Current winner of the 'Best Line In The Face Of Own Blundering' award..."
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   >>I have the image of a much younger Corwin blundering into a Valkyrie
>>changing/locker room now. Might explain why, in his sleep deprived
>>state, he knew to add the "Please don't hit" part. :)
>
>Well, you must understand - Corwin is expected to be there.
>He's one of them. And anyway, they wouldn't hit, though in a
>year or three, a couple of them might get a bit grabby. :)

Considering how 'well' he's dealing with Utena, I'd almost feel sorry for the guy. Almost.

And I saw your first post immediately after posting the above. Duh. Still, the first time he happened in there without his mother had to have been at least awkward. And maybe the 'don't hit' came from witnessing someone else stumbling in who truly didn't belong there. :)

"B-b-b-but, what about him?!?"
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8. "RE: Current winner of the 'Best Line In The Face Of Own Blundering' award..."
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   >>And anyway, they wouldn't hit, though in a
>>year or three, a couple of them might get a bit grabby. :)
>
>Considering how 'well' he's dealing with Utena, I'd almost feel sorry
>for the guy. Almost.

Hah! Envy him. Experienced older women (I've been told) are the only way to go...

'sides I rather suspect that his feelings for Utena are unique. Afterall, if he hasn't "noticed" the ladies of Asgard before this, why should he notice them now?

t.

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13. "RE: Current winner of the 'Best Line In The Face Of Own Blundering' award..."
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   >'sides I rather suspect that his feelings for Utena are unique.
>Afterall, if he hasn't "noticed" the ladies of Asgard before this, why
>should he notice them now?

True, but what would be closer to what I was thinking was his reaction to them noticing him. :)

And now I have a fit of giggles thinking about the idea of Utena being there when he gets his first dose of good natured Valkyrie grabass (as my father would call it). I'm sure her reaction to his reaction would be equally priceless. Heh.

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25. "RE: Current winner of the 'Best Line In The Face Of Own Blundering' award..."
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   >Hah! Envy him. Experienced older women (I've been told) are the only
>way to go...

Hardly the 'only' way to go - but when I was 21 I dated a 28 year old, and when I was 22 I was seeing a 32 year old. Actually I was dating both of them for a while - yes, they both knew and were both cool with that. It was very, hmm, educational. :-)

I still miss the first, I was, and remain, very much in love with her - *and* she was a fantastic lover. But life is messier than we wish sometimes - we dated while she was separated from her husband, and they reconciled. We've kept in touch, but less and less often over the years.

ANYWAY... I've also dated women several years younger than myself (I'm 30 now), and that is a lot of fun too. I think it matters more how mature someone is than their biological age.

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10. "RE: Current winner of the 'Best Line In The Face Of Own Blundering' award..."
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   >Considering how 'well' he's dealing with Utena, I'd almost feel sorry
>for the guy. Almost.

Different situations. It's funny how cognitive dissonance works. He's used to the Valkyrie; he's been around them all his life, so even now that he's figuring out How Things Work, he won't have the same reactions to them. That's why Juri doesn't intimidate him much; she's a kind of woman he's accustomed to.

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6. "RE: Current winner of the 'Best Line In The Face Of Own Blundering' award..."
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   >Well, you must understand - Corwin is expected to be there.
>He's one of them. And anyway, they wouldn't hit, though in a
>year or three, a couple of them might get a bit grabby. :)

Um, aren't the Choosers of the Slain supposed to be female? Or is he heir to Skuld's command?

t.
he didn't look like a girl to me...


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7. "RE: Current winner of the 'Best Line In The Face Of Own Blundering' award..."
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   >>Well, you must understand - Corwin is expected to be there.
>>He's one of them. And anyway, they wouldn't hit, though in a
>>year or three, a couple of them might get a bit grabby. :)
>
>Um, aren't the Choosers of the Slain supposed to be female? Or is he
>heir to Skuld's command?

They are, and yes, more or less. It's the first time there's ever been one who wasn't. (That's why they don't have a second locker room. They've never needed one before and don't anticipate ever needing one again, so Cor just gets to deal. :)

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9. "RE: Current winner of the 'Best Line In The Face Of Own Blundering' award..."
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   >>Um, aren't the Choosers of the Slain supposed to be female? Or is he
>>heir to Skuld's command?
>
>They are, and yes, more or less. It's the first time there's ever
>been one who wasn't. (That's why they don't have a second locker
>room. They've never needed one before and don't anticipate ever
>needing one again, so Cor just gets to deal. :)

Poor baby. I bet he feels just _awful_ about that...

t.

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11. "RE: Current winner of the 'Best Line In The Face Of Own Blundering' award..."
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   >>room. They've never needed one before and don't anticipate ever
>>needing one again, so Cor just gets to deal. :)
>
>Poor baby. I bet he feels just _awful_ about that...

Well, it's not all a day at the beach, y'know...

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12. "RE: Current winner of the 'Best Line In The Face Of Own Blundering' award..."
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>Well, it's not all a day at the beach, y'know...

Well, no. Asgard is on a mountain top, and the mythology is based on really cold parts of Europe, so it's more like a day at the fjord.

But seriously, while I'm sure Corwin will face all the hazing that any man (at any age) will get from a tight knit group of older yet physically young woman, it's not as bad as say, training with frost giants.

Of course the he's going to be embarassed at some point, the source of diatribes against his gender, and hit on as he gets older and cuter. Assuming he has the Hutchins' babe magnet charisma. And he will have every single one of them working him into the ground so that he passes his Ascension with flying colors. It will be really, really tough and not always fair.

But at least the scenery's nice, and probably smells good most of the time...

t.

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17. "RE: Current winner of the 'Best Line In The Face Of Own Blundering' award..."
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   LAST EDITED ON Aug-06-01 AT 07:18 PM (EDT)

>Of course the he's going to be embarassed at some point, the source of
>diatribes against his gender, and hit on as he gets older and cuter.
>Assuming he has the Hutchins' babe magnet charisma. And he will have
>every single one of them working him into the ground so that he passes
>his Ascension with flying colors. It will be really, really tough and
>not always fair.

And that's the easy part. How many of them will see him as a (much) younger brother and produce baby photos and old anecdotes anytime he has a guest?

Re: the later thread
David Drake did some interesting Norse stuff in Northworld, once you get past the sf trappings. He did base if off the Edda.
Also, I recommend Linda Evans' novel Sleipnir. A very gritty look at the Norse that's got very little in common with Sonoda's Norns. Good book though.

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18. "RE: Current winner of the 'Best Line In The Face Of Own Blundering' award..."
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   >Also, I recommend Linda Evans' novel Sleipnir. A very gritty look at
>the Norse that's got very little in common with Sonoda's Norns.

... to say nothing of Fujishima's.

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19. "RE: Current winner of the 'Best Line In The Face Of Own Blundering' award..."
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   >>Also, I recommend Linda Evans' novel Sleipnir. A very gritty look at
>>the Norse that's got very little in common with Sonoda's Norns.
>
>... to say nothing of Fujishima's.
>
Point to you.
Not a very big one, I kinda blew that one.
Sorry.


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20. "RE: Current winner of the 'Best Line In The Face Of Own Blundering' award..."
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   >>>Also, I recommend Linda Evans' novel Sleipnir. A very gritty look at
>>>the Norse that's got very little in common with Sonoda's Norns.
>>
>>... to say nothing of Fujishima's.
>>
>Point to you.
>Not a very big one, I kinda blew that one.
>Sorry.

That's OK, I had a bit of fun trying to envision what Oh My Goddess! would be like if it were by Kenichi Sonoda. I came to the conclusion that the cars would be drawn with about the same level of loving detail, there would be a lot more guns (read: "any"), and although the goddesses' hairstyles and wardrobes would be considerably simpler, they'd be having a lot more sex. :)

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23. "RE: Current winner of the 'Best Line In The Face Of Own Blundering' award..."
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   >That's OK, I had a bit of fun trying to envision what Oh My
>Goddess!
would be like if it were by Kenichi Sonoda. I came to
>the conclusion that the cars would be drawn with about the same level
>of loving detail, there would be a lot more guns (read: "any"), and
>although the goddesses' hairstyles and wardrobes would be considerably
>simpler, they'd be having a lot more sex. :)

And Skuld, at least, would have a hardsuit, and shoot bugs with a railgun...

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   >>Um, aren't the Choosers of the Slain supposed to be female? Or is he
>>heir to Skuld's command?
>
>They are, and yes, more or less. It's the first time there's ever
>been one who wasn't. (That's why they don't have a second locker
>room. They've never needed one before and don't anticipate ever
>needing one again, so Cor just gets to deal. :)

So as I was driving into work and thinking about this, I suddenly realized how pissed I am now about the fact that the 'mythology' course I took in college was strictly Greek and Roman mythology. (Not that I remember as much of that as I should. The class was taught by a grad student t/a and there were many occasions where it felt like it was the last place he wanted to be.)

So, I'm curious if anyone has any good recommendations for books on Norse Mythology, preferably not dry and textbookish...

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>So, I'm curious if anyone has any good recommendations for books on
>Norse Mythology, preferably not dry and textbookish...

Well, I recommend Wagners' Ring Cycle as a starting place. You could then get a copy of a Norse edda or two. Beowulf would not be agood example because it's Christianized. Other interesting sources would have to be the Sandman "Season of the Mists" for a look at the Norse and other pantheons.

I also picked up some good books from the library. Most books on the subject tend to be decent because it is obscure. I don't know of a definitely work on the subject. Clearly it's time I corrected that.

t.
don't we have a bunch of wotan worshippers posting to the site?

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21. "RE: Current winner of the 'Best Line In The Face Of Own Blundering' award..."
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   LAST EDITED ON Aug-07-01 AT 03:28 AM (EDT)

>I also picked up some good books from the library. Most books on the
>subject tend to be decent because it is obscure. I don't know of a
>definitely work on the subject.

True I must agree with that. Unfortunately being a major bookworm here, I also have not come across of a definate work either. Considering that the Danvers library bites the big one when it comes to referance or research material.

>t.
>don't we have a bunch of wotan worshippers posting to the site?

**correction starts here**
Well wiccan versions maybe... But true norse mythology based? Very hard to find nowadays.
**correction ends here**

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22. "RE: Current winner of the 'Best Line In The Face Of Own Blundering' award..."
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   >**correction starts here**
>Well wiccan versions maybe... But true norse mythology based? Very
>hard to find nowadays.
>**correction ends here**

There's plenty of Asatruar out there. I know several. But I'm not one, and my knowledge of Norse mythology focuses on Odhinn's and Loki's cycles, and to a lesser degree, Thunor's. So I'm afraid I don't know a great deal about the Valkyriar, relatively speaking, or the Norns.

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26. "RE: Current winner of the 'Best Line In The Face Of Own Blundering' award..."
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>There's plenty of Asatruar out there. I know several. But I'm not
>one, and my knowledge of Norse mythology focuses on Odhinn's and
>Loki's cycles, and to a lesser degree, Thunor's. So I'm afraid I
>don't know a great deal about the Valkyriar, relatively speaking, or
>the Norns.

They're closely tied. Mythologically, the Norns are at the top of an order of beings that includes the Valkyriar and ran down to lesser (can you say 'chibi') Norns of which there was one for each and every human (and presumably alfarr etc) whose job was to keep their charge on the destiny outlined by the big Three Norns. And EVERYTHING was predestined.


drakensisthered

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16. "RE: Current winner of the 'Best Line In The Face Of Own Blundering' award..."
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>So, I'm curious if anyone has any good recommendations for books on
>Norse Mythology, preferably not dry and textbookish...

Odin's Mask is a fairly interesting read; it deals more with day-to-day life in the Viking communities than anything else. It's Ms. Manners, Viking style.

Juun.


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24. "A Book I Liked"
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   >So, I'm curious if anyone has any good recommendations for books on
>Norse Mythology, preferably not dry and textbookish...

One I liked was Myths of the Norsemen - From the Eddas and Sagas by H.A. Guerber. He tells the myths in a story-like format along with passages from said sources and also has classic painting illustrations to go along with them.

Not bad for $12.95.

Zack Seaholm - Anime fan, weathernut, worshipper of the goddess Belldandy.

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