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"robert e howard" Discussed on Horror Lasagna

Horror Lasagna

04:53 min | 3 months ago

"robert e howard" Discussed on Horror Lasagna

"So it's totally wide open to just about anything. Very cool. So like when the world building aspect is one of those like when you, when you read reviews of fantasy and science fiction, that's often a term used there, and it really is like some people are good at it. And some people are not. They have a map in their head and the journeys at whatever they take real time. You know what I mean? They don't play fast and loose with reality. And if anything, how they describe, you know, whether you're going from different climates and different geographic types and stuff like that. And then often they don't do them out and enterprising fan will like do the first map of a place. And that doesn't really solidify it because I hope that the author is already had that in their mind. Would Robert E Howard wrote the Conan books? I don't think he had a map, but then those were added afterwards. Yeah. And I don't know, maybe a little bit of retrofitting to say, well, you can't get from a sumeria to aquarium in a day, you know what I mean? That kind of stuff, so I know other authors are doing this. I mean, Kindle for a while had a shared world's aspect that you could put your world and your books up there and other authors could write to that. And some big authors actually have a lot of stories out there in their world with other authors. I've talked to a couple. I know another guy that took some old and I think this was something somebody else had done..

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"robert e howard" Discussed on Short Storiess Podcast

Short Storiess Podcast

03:48 min | 7 months ago

"robert e howard" Discussed on Short Storiess Podcast

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"robert e howard" Discussed on Short Storiess Podcast

Short Storiess Podcast

05:46 min | 7 months ago

"robert e howard" Discussed on Short Storiess Podcast

"Sun had affected his mind. He had opened a hidden door in the altar. Somehow the juul just how he did. Not plainly say in. It struck me that he did not clearly understand himself. The action of the dual key but the opening of the secret door had had a bad effect on the hardy rogues in his employ they had refused point blank. The follow him through the gaping black opening which had appeared. So mysteriously when the gem was touched to the altar dustmen entered alone with his pistol and electric torch finding a narrow stone stair that wound down into the bowels of the earth apparently he followed this and presently came into a broad corridor in the blackness of which is tiny beam of light was almost engulfed as he told this he spoke with strange annoyance of a toad which hopped the head of him just beyond the circle of light all the time he was below ground making his way along dank tunnels and stairways. There were wells of solid blackness. He at last came to a heavy door fantastically carved which he felt must be the crypt wherein was secretive the gold of the ancient worshippers. He pressed the told jewel against it. At several places and finally the door gaped wide and the treasurer. I broke in eagerly. He laughed in a savage self-mockery. There was no gold there. No precious gems nothing. He hesitated nothing. That i could bring away again. His tail lapsed into vagueness. I gathered that he had left the temple rather hurriedly without surging any further for the supposed treasure. He had intended bringing the mummy away with them. He said to present to some museum but when he came out of the pits it could not be found and he believed that his men in superstition aversion to having such a companion on their road to the ghost had thrown it into some well or cavern. And so he concluded. I am in england again no richer than when i left. You have the jewel. I reminded him..

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"robert e howard" Discussed on Short Storiess Podcast

Short Storiess Podcast

04:23 min | 7 months ago

"robert e howard" Discussed on Short Storiess Podcast

"Almost choking out the grass among some unkept bushes over against the outer wall. I heard would appear to be a horse or ox blundering in lumbering about i distinctly heard the clink of its hoof on a stone. A servant to i'd me suspiciously admitted me and i found tuzmen pacing to and fro in his study like a caged lion is diet frame with leaner harder then when i had last seen him. His face was bronze by tropic sun. There were more and harsher lines in his strong faith in his eyes burned more intensely than ever a smoldering baffled. Anger seem to underlie his manner. Well sussman. I greeted him. What success did you find the gold. I found not announcer gold. He growled whole thing was a hoax. Well not all of it. I broke into the sealed chamber and found the mummy and the jewel i exclaim. He drew something from his pocket and handed it to me. I gazed curiously. At the thing i held. It was a great jewel clear and transparent as crystal but of sinister crimson car as bon john. Ted declared in the shape of a toad i shuttered involuntarily the image p cure yearly repulsive. I turned my attention to the heavy and curiously wrought copper chain that supported. What are these characters carved on the chain. I asked curiously. I cannot say test man replied. I thought perhaps you might know. I found a faint resemblance between them. A certain partly defaced. Hieroglyph on a monolith not as the blackstone in the mountains of hungary have been unable to decipher them. Tell me of your trip. I urged and over our whiskey and sodas. He began as with a stranger reluctance. I found the temple again with no great difficulty. Though it lies on a lonely and little frequented region the temple is built against a sheer stone cliff in a deserted valley unknown to maps and explorers. I would not endeavour to make an estimate of its but it is built of a sort of unusually hard but salt such as i have never seen anywhere else. And it's extreme weathering suggesting credible age most of the columns which form its facade are in ruins thrusting up shattered stumped from warren bases like the scattered and broken teeth of some grinning hag the outer walls are crumbling but the inner walls and columns which support of the roof as remains intact seen good for another thousand years as well as the walls of the energy number. The main chamber is a large circular affair with the floor. Composed of great squares of stone in the center stands the altar merely a huge round curiously carved block of the same material directly behind the altar in the solid stone cliff which forms the rear wall. The chamber is the sealed and hewn out chamber. Where lie the mummy of the temple's priest. I broke into the crip with not too much difficulty in found the mummy exactly as is stated in the black book though it was in a remarkable state of preservation. I was unable to classify it the weather. Features in general contour of the skull suggested certain degraded and monroe people's of lower egypt. And i feel certain that the priest was a member of a race. Moore ken to the caucasian than the indian. Beyond this. i cannot make any positive statement but the jewel was there the chain moot about the dried up net from this point. Men's narrative became so vague. That i had some difficulty in following him wandered at the tropic..

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"robert e howard" Discussed on Short Storiess Podcast

Short Storiess Podcast

04:01 min | 7 months ago

"robert e howard" Discussed on Short Storiess Podcast

"I have been planning to have another look at it but circumstances have prevented now. I intend to let nothing stand in my way by chance. I came up on a passage and the golden goblin edition of this book describing the temple but that was all the mummy was only briefly mentioned. Interested i obtained one a bride walls translations but ran up against a blank wall. A baffling blunders by some irritating mischance. The translator and even mistaken the location of the temple of the toad as von john's calls it and had it in guatemala instead of honduras the general description is faulty. The jewel is mentioned and the fact that it is a key but a key to what reid walls book does not state and now felt. I was on the track of a real discovery unless von john's was as many maintain a madman but that the man was actually in honduras at one time as well attested but no one could say so. Vividly described the temple as he does in the black book unless he had seen it himself. How we learned of the jewel is more than i can say. The indians who told me of the mummy said nothing of any jewel. I can only believe that bonn. John found his way into the sealed crypt. Somehow the man had uncanny ways of learning hidden things to the best of my knowledge only one other white man had seen the temple of the toad. Besides von johnston myself the spanish traveler. Juan gonzalez made a partial exploration of the country in seventeen ninety. Three he mentioned briefly curious. Fain that differed from most indian ruins and spoke skeptically of a legend current among the natives that there was something unusual hidden under the temple. I feel certain that he was referring to the temple of the toad. Tomorrow i sail for central america. Keep the book. I have no use for it. This time. i'm going fully prepared. I intend to find what is hidden in that temple. If i have to demolish it it can be nothing less than a great store of gold. The spaniards missed it somehow when they arrived in central america. The temple of the toad was deserted. They were searching for living indians. From whom torture could bring gold. Not for mummies of loss people's. But i mean to have the treasure so saying tuzmen took his departure. I sat down and open the book at the place where he had left off reading. And i sat until midnight wrapped in vaughan. Dunst curious wild. And at times utterly vague expounding 's and i found pertaining to the temple of the toad. Certain things which disquieted me so much that the next morning. I attempted to get in touch with sussman only to find that he had already sailed several months past. And then i received a letter from us men asking me to come and spend a few days with him at his estate in sussex. He also requested me to bring the black book with me. I arrived at hussmann's rather isolated a state just after nightfall. He lived in an almost futile state. His great ivy grown house and broad long surrounded by high stone walls as i went up the hedge bordered way from the gate to the house. I that the place had not been kept in. Its master's absence. We grew rank among the trees..

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"robert e howard" Discussed on Short Storiess Podcast

Short Storiess Podcast

02:37 min | 7 months ago

"robert e howard" Discussed on Short Storiess Podcast

"But it lasts through the aid professor. James clement of richmond virginia. I was able to obtain what i had wished. I notified tuzmen and he came to london by the next train. His eyes burned avidly as he gazed at the thick dusty volume with its heavy leather covers in rusty iron house and his fingers quivered with eagerness thumbed the time yellowed pages and when he cried out fiercely and smashed his clenched fists on the table. I knew that he had found what he hunted. Listen he commanded and he read to me a passage that spoke of an old old temple in honduras jungle. Strange god was worshipped by an ancient tribe which became extinct before the coming of the spaniards and tuzmen read aloud of the mummy that had been in life. The high priest of that vanished people. And which now lay in a chamber hyun in the solid rock of the cliff against which the temple was built about the mummies withered neck was a copper chain and on that chain a great red jewel carved in the form of a toad. This jewel was a key bond. Johnston went on to say to the treasurer of the temple. Which lay hidden in a subterranean crypt far below the temples alter tusks. Men's is blazed. I have seen that temple. I asked before the altar i have seen the sealed up entrance of the chamber in which the natives say lies the mummy of the priest. It is a very curious temple. No more like the ruins of the prehistoric indians than it is like the buildings of the modern latin americans. The indians in the vicinity disclaim any former connection with the place. They say that the people who built that temple were a different race from themselves and were there when their own ancestors came into the country. I believe it to be a remnant of some long vanished civilization which began to decay thousands of years before the spaniards came. I would have liked to broken into the sealed up chamber but i had neither the time nor the tools for the task. I was hurrying to the coast having been wounded by accidental. Dental gun shot in the foot. Nice stumbled onto the place purely by.

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"robert e howard" Discussed on Short Storiess Podcast

Short Storiess Podcast

05:38 min | 7 months ago

"robert e howard" Discussed on Short Storiess Podcast

"Me begin by saying that. I was surprised when men called on me. We had never been close friends. Man's mercenary instinct. Serie held me. And since our bitter controversy of.

"robert e howard" Discussed on Short Storiess Podcast

Short Storiess Podcast

02:55 min | 7 months ago

"robert e howard" Discussed on Short Storiess Podcast

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"robert e howard" Discussed on PLAYING GAMES with Strangers

PLAYING GAMES with Strangers

02:37 min | 1 year ago

"robert e howard" Discussed on PLAYING GAMES with Strangers

"All right. Sarah missouri hota necessarily hotel returned to tulsa and has found that she can no longer stand to be in the library so she begins to teach high school which may be a level of insanity. All its own alright. And then finally calvin after this whole debacle Calvin goes back to where he was living in illinois packs they were up and decides he's going to stay back home with the love of his life in galveston and he. He starts writing novels based on kind of psychological horror. And they don't sell well because you know it's very right right. Nobody would buy stuff like that In this day and age But it makes him feel good and He continues as a photo journalist Not not very successful but definitely never gonna forget this. This moment has shaped His entire life for the rest of it at least see when you said he went down to texas. I thought you were going to more him into being robert e howard. And i'm like oh that's so good maybe all right everybody well i wanna thank everyone at home for listening. I know this is probably about the longest episode that we've ever done. But i really wanted to finish it because i wanted the next episode to get back into the swing of the swing of our d game and let dave's character finally make his appearance so that being said as anybody have anything quick that they want to hawk or promote. Thirteen different Podcasts that i'm doing apparently you guys all know our podcast like subscribe and please subscribe like and give a review here We're tossing around the idea of reading five star reviews on at the end of episode. So if that's something you're interested in and start putting those out there because we're probably going to do it and look for a patriotic soon to a podcast near you and tell them. Enjoy this little foray into college. I know i did. And if enough out there maybe we'll revisit again someday. Tell then.

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"robert e howard" Discussed on PLAYING GAMES with Strangers

PLAYING GAMES with Strangers

02:37 min | 1 year ago

"robert e howard" Discussed on PLAYING GAMES with Strangers

"All right. Sarah missouri hota necessarily hotel returned to tulsa and has found that she can no longer stand to be in the library so she begins to teach high school which may be a level of insanity. All its own alright. And then finally calvin after this whole debacle Calvin goes back to where he was living in illinois packs they were up and decides he's going to stay back home with the love of his life in galveston and he. He starts writing novels based on kind of psychological horror. And they don't sell well because you know it's very right right. Nobody would buy stuff like that In this day and age It makes him feel good and He continues as a photo journalist Not not very successful but definitely never gonna forget this. This moment has shaped His entire life for the rest of it at least see when you said he went down to texas. I thought you were going to more him into being robert e howard. And i'm like oh that's so good maybe all right everybody well i wanna thank everyone at home for listening. I know this is probably about the longest episode that we've ever done. But i really wanted to finish it because i wanted the next episode to get back into the swing of the swing of our d game and let dave's character finally make his appearance so that being said as anybody have anything quick that they want to hawk or promote my thirteen different Podcasts that i'm doing apparently you guys all know our podcast like subscribe and please subscribe like and give a review here We're tossing around the idea of reading five star reviews on at the end of episode. So if that's something you're interested in and start putting those out there because we're probably going to do it and look for a patriot coming soon to a podcast near you and tell them. Enjoy this little foray into college. I know i did and if enough out there. Maybe we'll revisit again someday. Tell them.

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"robert e howard" Discussed on Classic Ghost Stories

Classic Ghost Stories

07:42 min | 1 year ago

"robert e howard" Discussed on Classic Ghost Stories

"You try. To. Come back. It's Farren Talons. Indeed Clark Ashton, Smith the maker of Gargoyles. I really like that story and it has a history with me. But I I've got to tell you that snuck in an I've switched off the washing machine and the tumble dryer so much in having a washing machine tumble dryer in your recording studio. But the truth is the listener I don't have a recording studio. This is my front room. Switched them off for a little bit. Okay. So Clark Ashton Smith was born in eighteen ninety three Long Valley California and he died in California nineteen sixty one is insane too much gone outside California. But then who would if you lived in California? He began as a poet and road decadent overblown romantic poetry and he was on the West Coast Romantics like Swinburne and he was well supported and recognized unease youth as a poet and he was loved by lovecraft. And with Robert e Howard and of craft himself was one of the big three writers ultimately of the Weird Tales magazine Ray Bradbury was also fun and we've done a couple of Ray Bradbury Stories Am I. was recently reading Ray Bradbury's something wicked. This way comes, which is a very appropriate for this time of yet coming up to Halloween. And the language, there is very often blown and poetic Y-. I think either like the kind of language or you don't I was reading some reviews if action Smith stuff and some people struggle with his language and he is. Absolutely, answer lovecraft not anti lovecraft of the same school as lovecraft air to pope perhaps interestingly, this a little bit of A. Chain because Poe wrote, he's post of and he was loved by Shah's Baudelaire the French decadent poet who translated Poe into French, and then an clock Ashton Smith was a big fan of child Baudelaire in his turn. So this this chain of overblown decadence of them is it sense you'll essential. In any case this vein of sensationalist decadence comes right through. He was quite explicit that he used his language house. A calls it a kind of verbal black magic and it was to enchant with kind of incantation the using the rhythms of the words. So I like that kind of thing. So I appreciate that many people don't many people go with. The Hemingway and George Orwell's School of the bright plan. Right plan ladder I don't think either democracy spoke lined up in them can imagine if they did. They would. Yeah. That doesn't make sense rated and he he's got some great words vans for wings I thought they were Kinda sneakers, vans and ferron which have commented on my spellcheck I. Didn't know that either. It means feral its version of Farrell really savage an untamed and he's towards like trouble Asli and instead of sentencing TNC and also loo lubricants. I actually read it I as Luke Bricusse. But it's actually lubricates which is having come across before but there we are. So he began to write poetry from the edge with eleven and his first novel fourteen. He began to sell stories h seventeen to black count magazine. Amazing as influences were the Arabian. Nights. NECAS say the fairytale stuff. Talked about Baudelaire, we liked loved brothers Grimm at Gresham Poe and the Gothic classic such as Vasic. He was unwell for a period and we have this idea of these decadent sickly people. He was only sixty sixty one when he? No, we got married only sixty, but it didn't live. Up. Sixty eight. So that's not to answer. Depends on how old you are but do you think that's too bad or not? If he twenty Nassau too but If you fifty nine, you think but anyway, he got married at sixty one and set up his house in. Pacific, Grove with the Carolyn Jones. Doorman who was publicist and in Hollywood you know he he helped with her three kids. So it wasn't any nurse these parents when they were ill. So He's actually one of these guys who seems alright. Really he seems probably skeletons in the cupboard could have really gotten. He corresponded with Lovecraft, Jack London Ambrosius Times. Am One of the things that lovecraft does. Is With. The zillow mythos is allows of the writers and actually encourages a circle of weird tale writers to use these worlds and actually am they grow organically and they do not always consistent because obviously they're not going to be different right is using the inspiration and that kind of bothers people who like to codify things. So some people want the Casula mythos like the Tolkien mythos be very precise. The token mythos is only precise because tolkien wrote it nobody else but the Catholic mythos is like spreading tehnical based. UVA Roy, N- where this is set. Smith has various settings at one of them is severe on I loved this as a kid. I of all of them Robert e Howard I thought was a bit preposterous. I was recently listening to the HP literary podcast and you should check out because it's really really funny with Chad Five, Chris Markey and they did the coin of the coast by Howard and. But they had been stitches. And lovecraft I. Like. But Prefer Ashton Smith particularly operation they signed do with some medieval French kingdom surrounded by where will wanted forest. And I think the thing he did really well in the story is this religious panic and we've seen them in our own time I'm they and they go through history people get this idea that something is being caused by you know in this case, black magic or whatever the satanic panics the you know the blood libel that the Jewish people recused of these crazy ideas that people stopped believe and then panic and then take extreme action and get very because they're anxious. They are I'm not making any references to our own times about plagues of black magic or just plagues moving among us and making people very frightened and doing and making people kind of fall out with each other really. Anyway I again. Retreat from any social commentary. So the other thing about Ashton Smith is he is not afraid of sensual famous I. Mean there is a sexiest light sexual element with the what's the name Nicolette in this with her tight? Apple Green dress showing follow curves NARCAN. Imagine lovecraft Woulda gone into apparently. Ashton Smith he said. was formed of Female Company sensuality. So there you go. The other thing I wanted to say is there is a little bit of a character in this isn't the Almond Reynard. Visit this it is actually quite interesting. Man Reynard goes from being obliged to actually trying to make up for when he realizes what he's done by creating these Goguadze tries to make up for it and falls to his death. nicolette lives. So that's actually positive. So there's a too positive things. Reynard becomes a better man even though he dies and Nicolette lives. So some of the Horace wouldn't have those two tilt does two things.

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"robert e howard" Discussed on Pulp

Pulp

04:03 min | 1 year ago

"robert e howard" Discussed on Pulp

"Fiction we are once again breaking ground into a new and extremely important genre pulp fiction this week sword and sorcery. If you thought JR Tolkien's invented epic fantasy and the first imaginary world where sword swinging, heroes and wielders of magic went head to head with forces of evil. You would be wrong. The first edition of the Hobbit was published in nineteen, thirty seven and the fellowship of the ring wouldn't be released until nineteen fifty four long before either of these stories a handful of writers in the pulps had already forged the beginnings of a new genre that would go on to be dubbed Sword and sorcery. DRAWING ON OUR THIRTY IN LEGENDS THE NORTH SAGA AND Tales like Alexander Mas. Three Musketeers. Robert e Howard created what is considered the first true entry into the Genre in nineteen twenty nine with his story, the shadow kingdom, which featured the sword swinging hero call of Atlantis or better known as called the conqueror following that with his nineteen thirty, two story, the Phoenix on the sword featuring that signature barbarian we all know as Conan. He would establish one of the most prolific generous in modern media. Now, the works of Robert e Howard and his influence in the Genera has been something most audiences have been at least peripherally aware of for decades but something people may not know is that he was very much not alone. Along with Howard or innovators like C L Moore Fritz Lieber. Michael Moore Cock Lin Carter Lee Bracket Andre Norton and today's author Clark Ashton. Smith. Without their genre defining imaginations, recent entries like game of thrones, the witcher and classics like Willow. Legend Red Sonja and dragonheart likely wouldn't exist. But perhaps the most notable creation that was spawned out of the pages of pulp magazines like weird tales, fantastic adventure fantasy magazine, and startling stories was the nineteen seventy four tabletop role playing game written by Dave Arnesen and Gary Geiger ax. You guessed it dungeons and dragons which has sold over one billion dollars in game books over its forty six years of publication and billions more in video games, movies, novels, and pretty much anything else you can think of. So we have a huge episode for you today. Clark. The dark idol on was first published in the January nineteen, thirty, five issue of weird tales in his career. He published over a hundred and thirty two known short stories and Novellas and countless poems. He sold his very first stories in nineteen ten at the age of seventeen, his contributions to sword and sorcery, and the weird fiction genre are generally broken into four groups separated by the imaginary worlds in which they are set. Today's story takes place on the imaginary last continent of Zo thick a far future version of the Middle East set under a dying Sun. In a world where humanity has lost its technology and become a polytheistic diaspora of rising and falling empires, his use of dark wizards and creatures like Lynch's and demands mummies and skeletons would deeply influence the future of the Genera. Smith's pros is at times poetic and his unique use of language paints a vivid picture that is equal parts thrilling and horrifying..

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Byte The Elder Sign Podcast

Sci-Fi Talk Byte

04:00 min | 1 year ago

Byte The Elder Sign Podcast

"Glenn Written Brandon Buddha host. The elder signed podcast. Who came up with the idea of doing this type of podcast? Well that's a fantastic question. And I. I think that answer might change depending on on on the setting but I think like like so many good ideas this one was was born in a bar and I think we dared to to do it and and no one blinked and so so the show is show is now happening and I urge everybody to listen to the first introductory episodes really explains what you guys. You're going to be covering and you talk about the new weird Gr- you guys talk about it at length and have a great definition and I just hope people listened to that but what I really found interesting was talking about the twenties and thirties and HP lovecraft and so many great authors Robert Howard got their start writing for essentially what was called. I guess the old pulp magazines talk about that. That was probably the beginnings of of horror and science fiction. Maybe starting to get a foothold. The little bit yeah. A lot of these guys were just writing for money. They wrote a draft and mailed it out and hope to cop published then could buy can a can of meat in love grass case or whenever they needed to live on they were writing to live and they invented a lot of tropes that we now associate with weird fiction and horror and science fiction and it was all kind of one thing. It was just coming out of these magazines. That were that. Were just on racks. That people bought read on the train and so many of these writers. Just that's what they had. That's what they did. Lovecraft is notorious for kind of living a poppers life and mailing out these stories one after the other just writing prolifically and it was a kind of lifestyle and it was the big form of entertainment for a lot of people in the in the nineteen twenties and Nineteen Thirties. He I mean what lovecraft did you know really inspired so many authors after them and even screenwriters and directors frankly they they just took up the mantle that he started came up with so much interesting stuff and developed his own mythology to that we all know in love so yeah he was he was great. I gotta ask you guys about the The selection of the different stories that you cover and we'll go into some details but you have you know stories from Robert Block where it is or the moon remorse of course lovecraft and even a know Howard of course and and even some Some more recent writers as well talk about the selection process. Because there's a lot to choose from. Yeah we're really intent on covering the whole gamut of of Weird Fiction really broadly conceived of really from the beginning of modern literature modern publishing around the eighteen hundred or so up until today and one of our real interests is in charting the way that a different people in different societies and different ages and also around the globe have responded to the the tensions and even the the traumas of their historical contexts by writing weird fiction or horror fiction or science fiction to to be airing out the things about their own world their rapidly changing world many cases that they find unsettling and to do this as kind of a real comparison that I think will will really shed a lot of light on the way that this fiction can actually be used to tell us things about their societies and by contrast in people from one hundred fifty years ago with people who are writing today and the interim period and all the way in between I think will really shed some light on that.

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"robert e howard" Discussed on Stuff To Blow Your Mind

Stuff To Blow Your Mind

05:34 min | 1 year ago

"robert e howard" Discussed on Stuff To Blow Your Mind

"Certainly James Don't you might think of Darth vader where he's just doing the voice or you're thinking of films in which you had an older. James Earl Jones Like a more visibly aged James Earl Jones. This he's able to like really be physically present and Appear physically strong and intimidating. In a way that you know you certainly don't see and some of his his later films and there are multiple scenes where he just stares into the camera and his eyes look through you and through a thousand people behind you got the million light year gays. Yes so he is wonderful villain performance for sure and he is. You know it's it's I think he's a well-formulated Ville. There's not a lot of depth to him. I guess you know you're not. You're not really connecting with him as a as a as a human carcass sometimes giant snake But but it's also just not a subtle movie. What's great about it is like you know the open vistas and the music and the operatic quality. I mean the characters are quite flat and in envisioned in what I would say is kind of an emotionally and morally immature way Like the it you know it takes place in a world where I don't get any sense that there's any good or evil. There's just like strengthen valor and revenge. It's a very like you might find this familiar from some thirteen year. Old Boys you new ones well eight. I have a couple of thoughts on that. I mean first of all crime laughs at your need for an emotional depth in your characters Joe But also we have to remember just going back to the original source material Robert e Howard died at the age of thirty Ms. Oh Oh oh so. All of the stories of CONAN emerge from you know from his twenties. I mean and You know I. I don't WanNa get into the full Bob biography of Robert de Howard but You know I think there's a case to be made that yeah these are. These are films that that emerged from an extended adolescence and You know and people people love them. And maybe that's part of why you know they speak to a sort of you know adolescent longing this kind of classic teenage desire to be. Free and control your own destiny. Well this reminds me of a of another air. We see the influence of Conan Conan the barbarian that being death metal and and certain heavy metal axe. Where this thing of the sword and sorcery elements in this kind of stark nihilism Do seem to be a wrapped up in this adolescent longing. Yeah absolutely see that I mean. There are a lot of bands that are basically just CONAN. The barbarian the band. Yeah there's also also doom the band. Apparently I'm not that familiar with them but I I I I had to listen to a little of get a sample of it before it went in here so good. I'm pretty good. It's not death metal. I WANNA be clear on them but it's a sounded. Alright maybe we can. We can hear from fans of also doom The band and you guys can Can educate US more on them. Well they knew the best character from the movie to name To name their band after because one last thing I'll say about it before we move onto the the mythology in the science. I will say I was shocked to read that in reviews at the time the movie came out. Which were you know they were mixed? It was like polarizing to critics Apparently a lot of critics criticized James Earl Jones performance. And they were like this is this is unsettled. It's not tasteful. It's camp and I was like well. I mean might be camped but it's awesome. Yeah that's Li- criticizing rocky picture show for all its camp. Of course it's got camp. That's what I came for the camp. Tim Curry's really over the top five. You could have been a lot more thought. I don't know how you can. I mean every criticism of Conan the barbarian can't make sense to me except the one that criticizes James Earl Jones. Well you know it's like and other recent example. That really has a lot in common of kind of the ban because it's also a revenge picture and certainly is to stand for films of this age. penasco smart houses a Mandy which I it also filmed it. Probably polarized audiences a bit some people. You just seems like a film either. Love it or you don't really get it. I think one difference there is that there is a much clearer. Ironic distance is true with the with the creation of Mandy right well whereas John Milius is looking to wagner and other influences Panos is looking to the films of yesteryear so there's a degree of Removal yeah but but that's a film where you have you have a charismatic cult. Leader played by terrific actor And then you also have the We have hero. That's certainly more in established actor in Nicholas Cage. But I don't know you could make some comparison between the raw visceral nature of these performances. I guess yeah well. Cage is not super subtle in Mandy right but it's a film at both of those performances in Mandy the villain. The antagonists end the protagonist. Yeah they're both Both have a lot of frenzied energy to them and ultimately wouldn't want it any other way absolutely so maybe let me sum up my thoughts. My thoughts are Conan in some ways. Kind of great still kind of beautiful still kind of excellent camp but also all the criticisms makes sense. Don't let your sons grow up to be CONAN's all right we're going to take a break and when we come back we're going to jump into the meat of this episode or episodes who knows how long it'll go to split it in half you know We'll see how it goes.

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"robert e howard" Discussed on Around the World in 80s Movies

Around the World in 80s Movies

11:43 min | 1 year ago

"robert e howard" Discussed on Around the World in 80s Movies

"Her annoying Pat Roach. He is here. Playing three separate roles plays the wizard. Tough Emma on a character of Robert de Howard's who was also the basis for many traits that were put into Elsa doom in Conan the barbarian roach happened to also be in the Carlo. Rambaldi designed caped eight-man suit which took five and a half hours of makeup time every day for about three weeks and he also and a lot of people don't know this. He donned the costume. When the UNCREDITWORTHY Andre the giant who reportedly was in the day off costume for the most part he suffered back pain and took eight people to give him into the suit and eight other people to control its mechanized aspects. Roach ended up wearing an astronaut suit inside because under the giant. What's much larger it? Kind of filled up that remaining space but also to stave off dehydration and had a doctor on hand to give him oxygen so he wouldn't pass out after being in the suit too long. Now the worst casting I feel for Conan. The Barbarian is tracey Walter. He plays the cowardly but cunning thief. Malik who feels here to provide the intended comic relief so at least his character pretty much a bust they did want Danny Devito for the part but he was unavailable so initially they cast. David l lander if you know that name. You're probably as old as I am. He played squeaky from Laverne and Shirley outlander he always seemed to be stepping on. Fleischer's toes and then he ended a falling ill during the shoot and reportedly was fired because he appeared to be stumbling drunk all the time. So land was gone and Walter ended up filling in the role after one day's notice now years afterward it was discovered that landers stumbling was actually the onset of multiple sclerosis now when Fleischer put together I cut. It ran more than three hours in length so he had to set about working with Rafaela. Villa RENTA's Dino's daughter who also produced the first film on his behalf. They had to chop it down to nearly half that length while still retaining as much action thrills as possible so a lot of exposition and character touches end up on that cutting room floor. Conan the barbarian do feel is a better film than the destroyer because Conan the barbarian has passion and it's based on the savage vision of a visionary director. John Milius who had a lot to say within the course of that movie Richard Fleischer. Here he was just a last minute hired gun for Conan the destroyer. He was only expected to package together. An entertaining product that was designed solely to make money in contrast to the first entry. The sequel is coated with too much cheese to not find it disappointment overall. I think though as a standalone piece. Interestingly it has not aged as poorly as other sword and sorcery flicks from the nineteen eighties. It is still very hokey but there is a particular enjoyment that can be. Had by watching this sequel. If you divorce it from the first film which for most people these days. It's hard to do because if you watch Conan the barbarian and you like it. You immediately want to watch Conan the destroyer which will probably destroy your evening if you happen to watch it in a marathon now. I think the film comes undone in two key scenes both for the same reasons which are battles against villains portrayed unconvincing rubber suits the first one involves a man ape version of the wizard off. Amman in a room of mirrors added by Stanley Man in his script. He was inspired by a similar character. In Robert De Howard rogues in the house the Mars the climax with its grotesquely. Silly looking dig costume. Because de la Renta's just would not pay for the Stop Motion Animation that they had wanted to make. But it still looks fake and it's ugliness repugnant and just doesn't work says if you want to read into this film. Any further than service level data is meant to be a metaphor for nuclear energy. It's something that promises unlimited power to people but it actually carries with it the ability to destroy humanity in the unleashing. This may explain why the monster looks like it would fit in Morena Godzilla flick than something that comes from the world of Conan. I think these scenes with these creatures are dark and gruesome and roads the tongue in cheek tone of the rest of the film on the Positive Cinematography by Academy Award Winning Jack Harf and a set an art design. And the Basle Polymer Score. He's returning here as composer from the first film. They're all genuine highlights. It does look and sound very good other than those rubber suits. But despite all of the attempts to try to broaden the franchise based with the Sequel Conan the destroyer still disappointed at the box office. It made only thirty one million dollars in the United States that was significantly less than forty million that was made by the more serious minded R. rated original. Some of this is due to the unfavourable competition. It had with other summer blockbusters ghostbusters and Gremlins were in theaters. Were dominating but even with this. It's still debuted lower than the other notable film released the same weekend cannonball run two which was not a good movie at all so the signs were there that this was just not going to be that good of a film financially it did however perform slightly better internationally than the first film and so it was a lucrative venture for them in the end but still as a sequel. Conan. The destroyer is a failure especially for fans of the original Robert. E Howard Works. It does not deliver on the tone or the promise of its film predecessor in broadening its fan base but as I mentioned as a standalone adventure it does maintain enough moments of enjoyment for fans of adventures that feature faraway lands exotic locales and the requisite wizards and warriors and princesses. So if you like that kind of thing you know if your expectations are low enough this dumb fund epic does make for a passably escapist guilty pleasure when you don't watch the two films back to back so for all of that I will give Conan the destroyer two and a half stars out of four Tuna Stars on my scale means. I do think that it had the tools that had the talent to be something more. You definitely had a good director here. At least one that has made good movies. You had Schwarzenegger back. You had a pretty good ensemble of colorful character actors in the mix here all of the requisite bells and whistles that you could want and yet it just falls short. It does not continue the first film in a way that satisfy big fans of that. It doesn't satisfy the fans of the Robert e Howard books and it just feels like a goofy sword and sorcery flick from the nineteen eighties. And if that's all you're looking for you'RE GONNA get it here and you're probably going to enjoy it on that level but anybody looking for more than that is really going to find that the pleasures are only too superficial to be anything more than just a time waster escapist entertainment so two and a half stars out of four is the best. I can give Conan the destroyer. Probably the best. Almost anybody should give it. Even though Roger Ebert gave it three stars now before I leave here I do want to say a few words. About where the franchise kind of went after this and why. They didn't come up with another movie. Because despite its financial success pretty much ended here now several months before the release of Conan the destroyer. They knew it was not going to be the blockbuster. They thought it could be Schwarzenegger agreed to help. Dila rentis get funding for another film. He was making almost concurrently called Red Sonja. Now Raton Sonja. The title character also comes from the Robert e Howard stories where she's called Red Sonja of rogue it. No and Sonia was a swashbuckling character. That was altered from her sixteenth century. Setting in the Robert e Howard's story to the Hibernian Age and popularized in comics by screenwriter Roy. Thomas in the pages of Conan the barbarian comic book for Marvel but for legal reasons to character Schwarzenegger portrays in red. Sonja would be Conan in everything but his name that relegates it to being kind of an unofficial spinoff Conan and for what it's worth it's going to be the film. I'm going to be discussing on next episode so check out one thousand nine hundred five Red Sonja if you haven't seen it ready to get prepared for the review. Now plans were for Schwarzenegger to continue to make three additional CONAN sequels because they were still lucrative universal pictures seen all in the added the adventures of CONAN attraction to its theme park into did very well. They purchased the film rights to all of the CONAN stories in anticipation for continuing including those not written by Robert. Howard but Schwarzenegger was souring on the films. He felt the alienated the Fan. Base by trying to broaden CONAN's appeal and Dino Delicious. He never really understood the character anyway or fantasy films in general. They were his biggest busts at the box office. For the most part so he really didn't care that much about continuing beyond commissioning a script for Conan three by car wagner that never really developed now in the early nineteen nineties Charles Edward Pogue. He was visiting Della Rentis actually Raphael and he thought they could do proper Conan story. He had some ideas in mind. Those ideas ended up turning into a story treatment. That universal pictures did green light entitled Conan the conqueror however Schwarzenegger's reticence to return to property caused universal to have to make changes to the main character because they thought that people would not accepting new CONAN CONAN became king call which was another robbery. Howard grazing call the conqueror and that bill the conqueror was released in the end in one. Thousand nine hundred. Seven starring not Schwarzenegger but TV actor. Kevin Sorbo Charles. Edward pogue script ended up not getting utilized for that project. Though John Milius he attended to return to the series he made a lot of noise on resurrecting the property as early as two thousand one with his script called King Conan crown of iron. He was going to be doing this for the House keys. And it was in development for a few years before which Hausky started losing their clout in the business. Robert Rodriguez ended up taking over the project for a few years when John milius abandoned it. But by this time. Arnold Schwarzenegger was governor of California. And he was going to be unavailable for white along time. So interest in that script ended up dying. Especially after Conan. Got A reboot in twenty eleven that star Jason. Momoa that flop at the box office. Pretty Big in twenty twelve though producer. Chris Morgan attempted to bring a nother CONAN project. Called the legend of Conan to the big screen and Schwarzenegger was interested in returning because he was done being governor California and was looking to strike back in the business. That was described by Morgan as a source re riff on. Clint Eastwood's unforgiven the older Conan looking back upon his life and his regrets. But after years of development hell universal scrapped the plans in two thousand seventeen because the budget was going to be pretty high and CONAN seemed to have questionable relevance in the more modern era and Schwarzenegger was not the box office. Dominator that he once was in his past. So there's still a lot of talk out there. That Schwarzenegger will return as Conan in one form or another but it continues to be in development. Hell even to this day. You can still find stories of him being interested in waiting for another project to get into. But I don't know I don't hold out a lot of hope at this point but you never know what's going to happen so that's where I will leave it for now. If you have your thoughts on Conan the destroyer that you want to impart to me or Conan the barbarian you can find all my contact information on my website links to my twitter feed facebook. Page instagram my email. Those ways are adequate to get in touch with me and let me know what you think of these movies and also any suggestions that you have for the show or any movies that haven't covered that you want to see me get sometime in our lifetimes quips dot is where to go for all of the details on that as I mentioned Red Sonja for next week and until next time thanks for joining me on this trip around the world eighties movies..

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"robert e howard" Discussed on Around the World in 80s Movies

Around the World in 80s Movies

08:32 min | 1 year ago

"robert e howard" Discussed on Around the World in 80s Movies

"Wasn't going to shy away like millions did from giving Conan dialogue and emotional moments. Because he actually didn't feel at this point that his lead actors performance would detract from the adventure at hand. The title changed from Conan King of thieves at that point to Conan the destroyer because Arnold Schwarzenegger complained that Conan was really not a thief. He doesn't sneak around to steal the treasure. He really just goes up and takes what he wants. He doesn't worry that it's going to get him into trouble. And the destroyer seemed more fitting to the naming convention of the books. A lot of the books that were compiled Robert e Howard stories started with Conan the and then another word to describe him and also Conan usually leaves rebel in his wake so the destroyer seemed appropriate. The plot involves this power hungry. Queen named Tara amounts of shadows are played by Sara Douglass tariffs offers CONAN a bargain. She's going to resurrect his dead lover from the first film. Valeria bring back actually a character from the first film. She's going to resurrect her if he completes a special mission. Conan is to assist with the protection of tear. Mrs Niece this young Virgin Princess named Jenna played by Olivia Dabo. Jenna is going to travel with her bodyguard. Bata play by Wilt Chamberlain to venture into this mystical castle to retrieve a key in the form of a magic jewel called the heart of Armand that by prophecy. Only someone who bears the distinctive? Mark like Jenna can touch and this key is going to unlock a fabled horn that promises to bring the dorm dreamer. God Dig off to the mortal realm. The twist here is that at the end of the quest. Jen is going to be a sacrificial offering to dig off and Conan and his friends are going to die as well now. These friends that accompany cone include the Great Wizard Kiro. That's Mako appeared in the first film pretty much in the same character. The Agile Warrior named Zula play by Grace Jones and CONAN's comical site kick Malik. The thief played tracey. Walter Schwarzenegger felt it was just a mistake to make a PG rated CONAN adventure because in trying to broaden the film's appeal. They were taking away. The vitality the true nature of the character who is a warrior who continually engages in violent battles Fleischer. Here is upping the juvenile delivery for the younger audiences. He wants to branch the franchise out to kids who are either reading the comic books or they love pro wrestling matches or they liked the tomb. Raiding Adventures of Indiana Jones or similar premises like very popular television fair like the masters of the universe filming took place at various locations in Mexico. Where the peso's value had been at an all-time low into further. Save money some of the staging for diller antithesis Dune which was being made at the same time near the same place they were also used for Conan the destroyer while retaining a lot of the same crew to work on both films and as Dune became much more expensive de la Renta's ended up slashing the budget unfortunately for Conan several times in the in the end the film carried only a modest sixteen million dollar budget. That was less than even the first film which was much more of a gamble. Schwarzenegger here is decidedly more defined. In his physique in the sequel he reduced body fat and he added much more muscle weight and that was because Fleischer did not hold themselves to the kind of commitment to realism. That John Milius did for the first film last year when he first started working on the film. He was invited by Schwarzenegger up to his house to see him train. With using a sword things went without a hitch in the demonstration. Pleasure was very impressed with his physical talents but he did have one request after watching him. He felt that the first movie really did not utilize Arnold Physique enough. He looked more like a powerful version of an average man. This film he felt should spotlight. Arnold's chiseled frame in all its glory for as much as it can and Conan is going to be much more powerful. Fleischer felt that people would want to look at Arnold's body as much as they could so he had conan where as little as possible throughout the movie now the acting in Conan the destroyer is a major liability. And that's pretty typical of early. Schwarzenegger vehicles this liability is pretty evident whenever you see former NBA Great Wilt Chamberlain on the screen. He was really cast solely for his physical stature. Heat stands at a towering seven foot one inch tall. He doesn't have a lot of ability to emotion really. He doesn't even try to the ones Nag there. Though there weren't any horses that were tall enough for wilt to be able to sit on without his feet completely dragging on the ground in Mexico so they ended up importing another horse that was much taller from Spain. And one funny thing that would come out later we'll chamberlain claimed to have bedded over twenty thousand women in his life so looking at it nowadays. You can't help but find humor in the fact that Chamberlain play someone protecting the virginity of this princess as far as why. He's not tempted. There's this explanatory scene of Bomba being a eunuch. That ended up getting taken out of the script. But it does remain in the novelization. If you should read it now Fleischer felt that Chamberlain was a tremendous physical presence but he was too self conscious in front of the camera so he decided Lee steered giving Bombarda anything that would require lengthy dialogue or any kind of emotional range and that left the role merely as just a physical presence and a plot device that was going to break out in the climax as far as other casting concerned model and event guard singer Grace Jones. She does play the fierce warrior. Thief named Zula Zula happens to be a character created by Roy Thomas for the Conan the barbarian comic book but he was a man in the print form but they thought great would make a good fit here. They used the name Zula in the script as a placeholder until they could come up with something better but the producers liked the name so it stuck Zuahir Represents Grace Jones first significant acting role in anything other than some obscure Italian films. Jones turned down Conan for six months while she was pursuing another Italian movie. This one made by the nephew of Dino Diller rentis ultimately she accepted the role for Konan because the other project fell through a Grace Jones provides a uniquely feral look and a good physicality even if the role lacks dimension. She became overly enthusiastic during her battle. Sequences famous leave. She hit the stunt people hard with eight foot fighting stick and that caused them to have to put on a lot of extra padding whenever they did seen with her. She tampered any bruises with a kiss afterward. Though now one person who didn't get a kiss was wilt chamberlain. Grace Jones bit his ear hard in one scene enough to draw blood although people on the set. We're not surprised that this happened. Because she and wilt bitterly argued the entire time that they were on the set the Sarah. Douglas Chews the scenery as the evil sorceress. Terrorists Sarah Douglas had turned down the role six times before she told de la. Renta's finally yes but it was only because she had heard that her friend Grace Jones was going to be in the picture so she wanted to movie with her friend tariffs was supposed to be a much more sympathetic character than she appears in the final product because all of her redeeming qualities ended up on the cutting room floor. They were trying to trim down the film to a close to a ninety minute film as he could although. It seems unlikely. If you're watching this film in its current state. She did film a steamy love scene with CONAN. That was meant to be put in the film. I ended up getting trimmed out not only for time but to try to maintain that PG rating other scenes that were cut out terms involve involve such things as seducing the day Gov statue with some stroking and and slapping around bombarda very violently in one scene and she also performs the sacrifice of her niece. Now that nieces play by thirteen-year-old. Olivia Dabo. She's is basically whenever I. If not her first one of her first roles she's very fetching. As this young princess with an eye for Conan one of the only man she's ever laid eyes on in her virginal lifetime now. The young actress gives I think the closest thing that the film has toward delivering a nuanced performance. But she I feel undeservedly received a Razzie nomination actually two razzie nominations one for worst supporting actress and one for worst. New Star for her turn in this film as well as in Bolero. I have a feeling that Bolero was the one that really stunk up. All of the razzies but I like her in this film. I know a lot of people may find.

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"robert e howard" Discussed on Steeven Orr Else

Steeven Orr Else

05:57 min | 2 years ago

"robert e howard" Discussed on Steeven Orr Else

"By Robert e Howard featured Conan as a king no idea at all not until recently see the. I've always been a fair weather Conan Fan. My first exposure to the character was the nineteen eighty-four Arnold Schwarzenegger Film Conan the destroyer. This was the second of the two CONAN movies. The first Conan the barbarian came out in nineteen eighty two and it was rated R.. And since I was ten at the time time I was not able to see it but of course Conan the destroyer was rated. PG and played all the time on tbs back then and of course there were the marvel all comics as well. I didn't read many comics. Not Back then they'd been publishing the comic since nineteen seventy and as they were coming out you know right at the beginning in one thousand nine hundred ninety. I wasn't even born but by the time I was watching Conan the destroyer. I wasn't old enough to go out and pick up my own books but I'd see him now again and I had always been rather intrigued by them but up until recently that was my history with Conan. Sure in two thousand three when Darkhorse. I picked up the property and started making comics. I gave him a try. And then. Of course there was also Jason Momoa reboot and two thousand eleven. The movie which I watch should I do remember enjoying I should probably go back and give it a try but in all that time I had never read any of the original robbery Howard stories. The the point I'm trying to make is that what little I had known about Conan from what I'd watched and read was that at some point he would become king. That's made pretty clear in the movies there. There was even a King Conan comic from the from Marvel sometime back in the eighties. But here's the thing the movies and the comics I read all featured Conan before war. He became a king. I knew that at some point he would come to rule. I had just always assumed apart from the King Conan comic that the main crux six of the Conan mythology was all about the road to becoming king but not that long ago. I decided I wanted to know more about the character and I figured it might be best to a start at the beginning but being the low Rhett Fan boy that I am. I started with the library. They unfortunately had nothing no paperbacks no hardbacks and no e books so I stepped up to the next level and I checked out. Amazon found a few collections that contained all of Robert de Howard's Conan work but even the e book was way outside my price range but then one day the good folks at Amazon sent me an email by good folks. I do of course mean the robots so basically based on my recent CONAN searches. They wanted to point me in the direction of an e book called Conan the barbarian collected adventures and it was is just ninety nine cents. It's still there for that price. At least it is now as I am recording this. I don't I don't know if it's still will be by the time you hear this anyway. I couldn't turn that down. I bought it and I started reading immediately. It opened with a story called the Tower of the elephant in which CONAN is the thief. and He's breaking into this tower to steal a jam it goes from there to rogues in the house which has been my favorite story so far after that was shadows in the moonlight. And that's about as far as I got until I come across as website for Black Gate magazine. They had recently started a series of articles calls on the website called hither came Conan where different writers talked about each of Robert e Howard's CONAN stories. Looking through what they had at the time my first thought was how stupid it was that they weren't doing the stories in order or at least what I thought was the order in which they were a public. I mean their first article was for a story called the Phoenix on the sword. And I was like what that no. The first story is the Tower of the elephant elephant. Why are you guys doing this? Why are you making this difficult for me? But then as I was reading the article I stumbled upon what I consider an amazing discovery Robert e Howard Conan stories chronologically and. I don't recall where I read it. or WHO said it but I found something at one point as I was looking thing that compared the writing and the publication of these stories told out of order when looking at Conan's life as if the old warrior himself were telling the stories around the campfire. Because when you're just hanging out with your Bros and you're telling them stories about the amazing things that you did in your life you don't always go in order you just don't and that's Kinda the idea here. And so at that point I decided I would just go ahead and read the rest of the stories in the order in which they were published and so I had to look through the book to find the Phoenix on the sword. which as I said was the first and I was almost blown own over I was almost knocked straight onto my keister to discover that it was about Conan the king the first ever Conan tale he wrote and he was has already a king? We'll stick a fork in me. I'm done the more research I did. I found out that the story was originally called by this axe. I rule and it was actually a tale. Originally it was a tale that he wrote featuring another one of his characters. Cole of Atlantis. But he couldn't get it sold so so he reworked it and Blam Oh history was made and then to leave you with just a little bit more information Roy. Thomas Adapted Phoenix on the sword for Conan the barbarian are Burien annual number two for marvel comics. In June of nineteen. Seventy six DARKHORSE did a four part adaptation of the Phoenix on the sword as part of the King Conan line. I have read neither one and so on that sad note. How about we pick things up a bit with thirty seconds.

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"Nineteen in the headline reads Walmart served Texas family graduation cake made of Styrofoam. One high school graduates party was ruined by a plastic foam cake covered in frosting and decorations. Nations according to Houston T._V. Station K. P. R. C. Marcy Florez the graduates mother told the T._V. Station that a Houston Area Walmart gave her a graduation cake made out of plastic foam for her daughter's special day after I failing to prepare a two tier cake the store offered her another smaller cake free of charge flora's said to make up for the initial mistake all was well until flora's went for a slice during the graduation graduation party when she realized that underneath the requested Vanilla frosting and a customized picture of her daughter was a sheet of foam quote they can't replace the moment that we lost Florez told the station. It's a special moment and this is what we got for it a styrofoam cake not only did they mess up one time. They did it twice and quote. The family received a sixty dollar gift card from Walmart after the incident Marcy told k. p. r. c. Okay so let me get this straight. A family goes into a Walmart and they order a two tier cake for their daughter's graduation and Walmart. Is You know that Hey nope sorry. We can't do the two tier cake <hes> yeah. I know we were supposed to get it to you but you know what we just didn't so we're going to give you a smaller cake for Free House here you go. It's already done. It's got her face on it. Here you go very nice and the frigging cake is made out a styrofoam. How does that work so did somebody there back in the bakery realize okay? There's like no way that we can make up a cake in time for this person. <hes> we don't have any sheet cakes baked and <hes> we just this notice the ticket lying on the floor. She supposed to be coming in to get this two tier cake. We got the we got the frosting part ready the little whatever it is that creates that picture on the frosty. We got that ready but we can do that in like five minutes but we don't have a cake to put it on. That's what takes the the the longtime is the pardon on the frigging cake and we don't have any what are we going to do and some dude stepped up and he said <hes>. Let's let's let's frost a sheet eight of Styrofoam. They'll never know the difference really they'll never know the difference <hes> yeah. They noticed the difference I don't I I don't know I just I don't get this. I don't get it at all. I just I'm almost speechless. I don't. I don't understand how this could happen. I understand that mistakes happen and I seriously doubt that they had like a I mean they. They made the front they they did the the custom frosting testing with her face in it so it's not like they accidentally oops oops oops. We accidentally frosted. She Styrofoam head. Does that happen. I don't get it. I don't understand how did that. It was a you know we we we reached for the cake and grabs him styrofoam but apparently that's what they did. Our second new story also comes from U._S._A.. Today in its from June fourth as well two thousand nineteen and the headline reads when Taco Bell runs out talk owes. Who Do you call one person reportedly called the police when a Louisiana Taco bell allegedly ran at a tacos consumer called the city's Police Department to report the travesty? The slidell police department took to facebook page Monday to share another. We can't make up this stuff story quote. Somebody called in to complain that the Taco Bell on God's boulevard ran out of both hard and soft Shell Tacos the Post said while this is truly Julia travesty. The police can't do anything about this. I'm not you know what that my original. My Gut feeling was to make fun of this but I have to assume anybody who is calling nine one one because a Taco. Oh Bell ran out of soft Shell tacos and Crunchy tacos <hes>. I have to assume that there is <hes>. There's some neurological issues there <hes> so you know what I'm not. I'M NOT GONNA. I'M NOT GONNA poke founded this person. They obviously need some help and that was the news now. It's time for the information uh-huh I learn something new every day for example I had no idea that the first Conan story written by Robert e Howard featured featured Conan as a king no idea at all not until recently see. I've always been a fair weather Conan Fan. My first exposure to the.

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