Episode 161 Lessons from Excalibur and King Arthur

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161 Lessons from Excalibur and King Arthur

Today’s Topic The movie that helped shape a fantasy lover and worldbuilder

 

Podcast Show Flow


  • Raistlin Majere only showed me how a good mage
  • Based on the 15th-century Arthurian romance, Le Morte d’Arthur by Thomas Malory
  • Fantasy has been around for much longer than we know
    • Llancarfan Life Fake or alternative history History ~ 1100 AD
    • Roots at least to a 6th-century monk called Gildas
  • Courtly love is a bad day
    • Flirting and fighting for forbidden fruit good, anything else bad
    • What happens when you go too far

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  • Reality vs Desire
    • Uther was reality, Arthur was hope
    • Wars and Quest suck, but the idea of them are romantic
  • People look to explain they’re past

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Take a culture that has formed a kingdom from chaos, develop ideas for how they would explain their past

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