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The Viking vigil begins…

I think Vikings are incredibly hot. And no, I don’t want to hear about how bad their teeth were and how badly they smelled because they wore dead animals. Blah blah blah. They are seriously hot. And since Scott does some seriously hot covers, I’m dying to see what he comes up with for Charli’s The Gripping Beast.

So I shall gather close the tall kid’s copy of Horrible Histories: The Vicious Vikings by Terry Deary and periodically impart some Viking lore in a sort of cover art semi-vigil. (I’m not sitting here with a candle or anything, but I’m definitely waiting…)

First up:

Chapter 71

~An Arrow in the Gut~

1. Cover victim with a cloak to keep him warm and comfortable.

2. Give him this special meal: mix porridge oats with onions and herbs, then feed to the patient, forcibly if necessary.

3. Wait until the food is digested.

4. Smell the open wound. If it smells of onions and herbs, the intestines have been pierced and the victim will die. If not, patch him up.

5. Contact Odin, the father of all gods, and prepare the Viking for Valhalla

6 comments to “The Viking vigil begins…”

  1. Anna Lucia
      · November 30th, 2005 at 3:39 am · Link

    Well, it saves wasting mead to see if it drips out… (13th Warrior moment: “Honey! It’s made from honey!”)

    And that is one fine blurb for the Gripping Beast….

    Vikings are Hot. You’re right, you DO need an eye rolling emoticon.

    But, actually, you’re right. Dammit. They’re hot even when they ARE nasty….

  2. Charlene
      · November 30th, 2005 at 9:35 am · Link

    Hey, they bathed! Pissed off the Saxon men because the ladies liked them better than the unwashed locals. :love:

    Thanks for sharing my excitement. And here’s to more Vikings to come! :cheer:

  3. Anna Lucia
      · November 30th, 2005 at 11:49 am · Link

    Just swear to me he doesn’t wear a horned helmet, and I’m in… :wink:

    And no, Jaci, that wasn’t a double entendre. For shame.


  4. Gabriele
      · November 30th, 2005 at 3:53 pm · Link

    I totally agree, Vikings are hot.

    I have a few in my Mediaeval saga though in the 12th century they weren’t exaclty Vikings any longer. But still blond and hot. :wink: And there’ll be a bunch of them in a future 9th century potbunny.

    We need a dool smiley.

  5. Gabriele
      · November 30th, 2005 at 3:54 pm · Link

    DROOL smiely, argh. :eyebrow:

    Death to the typo demon. :devil:

  6. Charlene T
      · November 30th, 2005 at 4:31 pm · Link

    “Is that a horned helmet you’re holding or are you happy to see me?” :rofl: Of course, then he’d have to be some alien Viking with a double whatsit…

    Totally need a drool smiley.

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