I cannot find my Morte d'Arthur and it is making me twitch.
It's not a special edition, and I imagine it would be easily replaced, but when I went to look for it to check the quote that was stuck in my head for this post (see title) I. Couldn't. Find. It.
Twitching. No, seriously: twitching now.
So, if anyone has their Thomas Malory handy and can find the bit where they are jousting (I think it's in the Lancelot chapter but am not sure) and they fight and fight and fight until theyre horses hooves are steeped in bloode... PLEASE feel free to correct my quote.
What an unsatisfactory way to lead into this otherwise terribly romantic Root Shoot or Marry game #21.
Ah, Lancelot. Do we love him to bits and wish he were ours? Do we hate him as the self-centred spoiler who destroyed Camelot? Do we go for the notion that he was really hot for Arthur but took young Guinevere for the money?
And what of Guinevere? More sinned against than sinning? Annoying twat or warrior queen? Heroine or temptress - or both?
These, then, are your choices for RSM this week.
Lancelot - three ways, and thrice times Guinevere.
Come lay thee down in a medieval bed of love: for lust, for marriage, or for tragic, tragic death.
Ioan Gruffudd. I admit bias this week. Seriously: I would learn Welsh for this man. I cannot imagine why it has taken me so long to list him. Expect a repeat appearance under some pretext or other for me to post him in his Hornblower outfit in the very near future.
Means nothing to me, but the Prof tells me he was very big Way Back When and it makes me feel young for the Prof to come up with movie stars I barely know.
Richard Gere. One of those polarising types. I expect y'all to be fairly evenly split on the love-hate thing for Richard, but, hey! I been wrong before...
Amanda Donohoe, what on earth was she thinking to appear in a movie with Whoopi Goldberg?
Julia Ormond, probably should have stuck with Arthur in this version.
And Keira Knightley. Oh dear. I seem to have been a bit mean on the girl side this week. sorry about that. Still, shouldn't be too hard to find someone to kill, should it?
If I could find my Malory I would leave you with something chivalrous and courtly to represent the life and death strugggle of cliff, shag or marry.
Since he's lost, I can only say, mtc.
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