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Re: THE VIKINGS
« Reply #250 on: January 17, 2018, 05:51:11 PM »
I found a neat YT channel if you're interested in Norse mythology- Jackson Crawford.
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« Reply #251 on: January 18, 2018, 10:49:05 PM »
I used to have a hardcover book of Norse mythology and it had all the classic tales. I got it for $0.25 at an old book fair at the middle school library years ago as a kid. I lost it in a move and haven't had it for years, and for the life of me I can't remember the title or the author. I think the author was a woman but I can't remember her name. Anyhow it had illustrations every 10 or 15 pages or so. It was a really nice book. I don't know what protocol the library used to decide which books to keep and which to sell but this one was a real gem of a find for a quarter.

I searched around online and there are some many books on the topic it would be impossible to guess which one to get. And it might be out of print now anyway.

As for the TV series, my wife has lost interest. I'm kind of at the same place. They just dropped the Rollo character altogether and we never find out what happened with him and his wife.

Ragnar is gone. Things in Kattegat have developed to a point where suspension of disbelief is much more difficult now. I haven't watched the most recent episode. Maybe this weekend.

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Re: THE VIKINGS
« Reply #252 on: January 18, 2018, 11:41:55 PM »
I don't think we've heard or seen the last of Rollo, just yet.8)  He was discussed briefly in the last episode and the final episode of the year is upcoming.  Ivar the Boneless NEEDS to meet an end fitting his despicable nature, unless there's another season in the works.  Floki's gone off the deep end and become the Viking version of a flower-child, so there's no telling what his fate is.:shrug: :popcorn:
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Re: THE VIKINGS
« Reply #253 on: January 19, 2018, 08:59:32 AM »
While I really like the costumes and the locale they shoot the episodes in the rest of it has left me behind.  Just can't get interested in.
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Re: THE VIKINGS
« Reply #254 on: January 22, 2018, 12:17:47 PM »
Stan

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Re: THE VIKINGS
« Reply #255 on: January 22, 2018, 10:59:20 PM »
Didn't someone mention they film in Ireland?

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« Reply #256 on: January 23, 2018, 09:16:13 AM »
Ireland, Canada, and a studio in England is where it is filmed.
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« Reply #257 on: January 23, 2018, 12:26:21 PM »
I don't think we've heard or seen the last of Rollo, just yet.8)  He was discussed briefly in the last episode and the final episode of the year is upcoming.  Ivar the Boneless NEEDS to meet an end fitting his despicable nature, unless there's another season in the works.  Floki's gone off the deep end and become the Viking version of a flower-child, so there's no telling what his fate is.:shrug: :popcorn:

you made me curious about Flokis fate. So he found some respect for Muhammadans.
  Imagine my shock!

I saw online that the show has sparked interest in Native European Aboriginal beliefs. That sounds like a very good thing.
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« Reply #258 on: January 24, 2018, 05:47:04 PM »
Tonight is Viking night, again. :duel: I have a hunch we'll be seeing Rollo again, too. :thumbsup:
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Re: THE VIKINGS
« Reply #259 on: January 25, 2018, 05:25:48 PM »
In addition to the phd dude above
I also like the presentations by the Hurstwic reenactment/larp/ martial arts group YT channel:  thorleifr

If you're interested in the history without Iron Age hells angels these are a good start :cheers:
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Re: THE VIKINGS
« Reply #260 on: October 15, 2018, 12:26:39 PM »
Just an FYI for any of the cutthroats that are still following the series.....I saw a notice on the History Channel last night that this year's season of VIKINGS begins on November 28th.  :duel:

My phone will go BOING an hour before it starts so I can set it to DVR.....I hate commercials! >:(
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« Reply #261 on: October 15, 2018, 12:37:22 PM »
November 28 is a month and a half away I think.  I can't remember anything that far off, but have written it on the calendar of events.  If I remember to look at it it will work.  Thanks.
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Re: THE VIKINGS
« Reply #262 on: October 26, 2018, 01:45:48 PM »
This tidbit came up on my news page this morning.  Kind of interesting.....

https://gizmodo.com/how-industrial-scale-tar-production-powered-the-viking-1830022086/amp
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« Reply #263 on: October 26, 2018, 03:07:06 PM »
Quite interesting.

It also leads to other interesting articles.   :thumbsup:
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