x_los: (Four by Toulouse-Lautrec)
* This American Life: http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/2012

* The British History Podcast: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-british-history-podcast/id440985304


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Little sister: *enters a fb!relationship (age 15)*

Erin
dating, are we?
have safe sex only when ready and not because you feel pressured by any social constraints or the boy in question!!

Meghan
Omg he lives in st Louis so don't worry ok no sex here plus mom would skin me

Erin
I thought he was in Vermont?
dude his interests suck
Saw, doesn't read, screamo?

Meghan
Stop stalking my boyfriend!

Erin
never

Meghan
Shut up
Those arent his real interest

Erin
brb, messaging him about safe sex...

Meghan
Noooo

Erin
ahahahahahhahahahahahah

Meghan
Erin please don't it just happend don't scare Hume
Him

Erin
I am 100% not going to
...or am I?!
no
not doing it
but I like that you thought I might
that is gold

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Don't scare Hume, guys. You wouldn't like Hume when he's angry. That's just the impression (and the idea) that I get... #Ihaveempiricisthumorlocke'ddown
x_los: (On A Ship)
For a series of audio plays I'm script-editing, I've been doing some general academic reading on Vikings so that I can spot-check details. Factoids like, 'Viking men are on average 5'7.75'' tall, and Viking women 5' 2.5'', should that become important to know. I've also been making annotated notes, however, so that writers can have a browse and get a /feel/ for Sigurd's culture and context, so they can write him *from* there, rather than me simply weeding out anachronisms in the editing.

If you like/need to know about Vikings, if you like notes on 'decoy' reindeer seducing wild ones, or are simply curious about walls made of dead babies, perhaps these annotations are for you!

THE VIKINGS
Else Rosendahl

Annotations for Shalka Stories’ Use


Part I )
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This is such a shit legend:

"A popular legend, originating from 12th century chronicles,[12] tells how when he first fled to the Somerset Levels, Alfred was given shelter by a peasant woman who, unaware of his identity, left him to watch some cakes she had left cooking on the fire. Preoccupied with the problems of his kingdom, Alfred accidentally let the cakes burn and was taken to task by the woman upon her return. Upon realising the king's identity, the woman apologised profusely, but Alfred insisted that he was the one who needed to apologise."


YEA, EVEN IN THE 12th CENTURY, THE ENGLISH WERE AWKWARD AND APOLOGETIC. VERILY.

'AND LO, THE KNIGHTS QUEUED UP FOR THEE BATTLE, AND INNE HIS HASTE SIR ABELWORTH OF GLOSTER (OFTEN TIMES LATER CALLED ABELWORTH THE OVER-HASTEE), DID QUEUE JUMPETH. AND THERE WAS MUCH AGGRAVATION, BUT NO ONE SPOKE UNTO HIM OF THEIR GREAT IRE, BECAUSE THEY WERE ALL OF THEM VERIE GREATLY ANGLISH.'
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Spent time rooting through Television Without Pity's James Marster's inteview because the tag line mentioned his involvement in the 'Saxon invasion.' There I was thinking it was talking about Torchwood casting rumors, only to realize they meant 'Saxon' as in the Doomsday Book or "The Normans and the ______."


Loathe self and world over this.
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Spent time rooting through Television Without Pity's James Marster's inteview because the tag line mentioned his involvement in the 'Saxon invasion.' There I was thinking it was talking about Torchwood casting rumors, only to realize they meant 'Saxon' as in the Doomsday Book or "The Normans and the ______."


Loathe self and world over this.

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