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This is just too weird and real

Snurched from Cathy1967 with much glee

You're The Mists of Avalon!

by Marion Zimmer Bradley

You're obsessed with Camelot in all its forms, from Arthurian legend
to the Kennedy administration. Your favorite movie from childhood was "The Sword in
the Stone". But more than tales of wizardry and Cuban missiles, you've focused on
women. You know that they truly hold all the power. You always wished you could meet
Jackie Kennedy.

Take the Book Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid.

All my educational life I have had a fascination with King Arthur. I wanted to become a classical archeologist to discover Camelot. I was in tears when I finally got to see Glasconbury Abbey and buy Rosmary Sutcliffi's "Sword At Sunset" that I had read numerous times but never owned. I have memorized Mary Stewart's books on Merlin. I love Lorenna McKinnet's music and on and on.

On the other hand, although I illustrated for Marion Zimmer Bradley's Darkover magazines for several years, I always disliked her take on Camelot and Arthur. Morgan Le Fay is not my favorite character--first person accurate Arthur is. I guess I'm not a feminist...

I am also so psyched about Clive Owen playing Arthur in the new movie coming out July 7. It looks so cool. Funny I should feel that way about a Jerry Bruckheimer/Disney production. But they seem to have gotten things right. Click here to see a trailer. King Arthur


so cool!

Hey, I actually took a seminar on Arthurian Legends in college. It was cool! It was from a literature perspective, but we delved into some of the history as well. Oddly enough, I thought Le Morte d'Artur was really good,even though it was translated from the French. I did like the Mists of Avalon, though, even though Morgan le Fey was never my favorite character, either. I did name a cat Morgan, however--she was an ugly, dark little kitten, and we acquired her while I was taking the class. It was an in-joke that only my niece, the bibliophile, ever got.

Morgan the kitty

Scaper, I've named every one of my computers either nimue, merlin, or some derivation of those names. You certainly aren't alone. I think I've read every Arthurian fiction and fact book available that isn't part of new age crap. I've also read every one of Marian Zimmer Bradley's books and a lot of her protégé's books (she used to have sort of a commune run out of her house for inspiring writers). So that book meme was fascinating.