VOTE! Misc Av Contest:Mythological Creatures

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by auntiehill, Jan 19, 2013.

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VOTE FOR 2! Mythological Creatures

Poll closed Jan 22, 2013.
  1. Ar-Pharazon

    28.6%
  2. auntiehill

    33.3%
  3. JiNX-01

    19.0%
  4. Kai "the spy"

    4.8%
  5. Orac

    14.3%
  6. Owain Taggart

    47.6%
  7. Rhubarbodendron

    9.5%
  8. RJDiogenes

    14.3%
  9. Shandee

    14.3%
  10. trekkiedane

    9.5%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. rhubarbodendron

    rhubarbodendron Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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  2. Kai "the spy"

    Kai "the spy" Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    They say that about Karl der Große?! I'm the son of two German teachers, why did I never hear about that?

    Well, thanks for the info, Rhubarbodendron.
     
  3. rhubarbodendron

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    you're welcome :) Presumably it is because that particular legend is a quite local one and mostly restricted to Southern Bavaria and the adjoining parts of Austria.
    The same goes for the Kyffhäuser legend and the former GDR. Plus: the young people don't know these legends anymore and the old ones have no real occasion to tell them. I mean, which family sits at home with the TV switched off, listening to their grandparents telling legends, myths and creepy stories?


    The theme was also used in Paul Keller's "das letzte Märchen", a comperatively unknown novel. It was first published in 1905 and is rather pro-war, empire and very strict government. In his story it's Rübezahl who sleeps there. http://gutenberg.spiegel.de/buch/1433/17 (scroll down to the middle)
    I like the novel because the language is beautiful and most of the story is quite funny (particularly chapter 3), yet the political undercurrents make me wince. It's interesting (and creepy for a rather left-wing social democrate) how in hindsight the 3rd Reich quite clearly announced itself for a very long time and how many different factors came together, making the result almost inevitable.
     
  4. RJDiogenes

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    The really happy ones?
     
  5. trekkiedane

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    Aren't those families merely characters on TV?
     
  6. RJDiogenes

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    That's a great idea for a TV show. A family that never watches TV but sits around reading and telling stories to each other. Unfortunately, getting a channel to air a show that encourages people to not watch TV would be as likely as getting politicians to vote for election reform.
     
  7. auntiehill

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    Still time to vote.
     
  8. Kai "the spy"

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    Wasn't that the premise of the Family Guy Star Wars parodies?!
     
  9. RJDiogenes

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    I don't know. I've never seen that show.
     
  10. auntiehill

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    And the winner is.... Owain Taggart! Congrats! The next contest is yours.
     
  11. Owain Taggart

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    Thanks! And thanks to everyone for the votes :) Looks like I locked that one in pretty good! :)
     
  12. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    Congrats, Owain. :bolian:

    Thanks for the votes, folks. :)
     
  13. trekkiedane

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    Congratz!
     
  14. Kai "the spy"

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    Hey, whadda you know. Someone likes naked fairies.
     
  15. rhubarbodendron

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    Congratulations!