History GenreSavvy / Mythology

17th Apr '15 9:20:13 AM LordGro
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In the fictional reality of the epic of Gilgamesh, the tales of how Ishtar treats her lovers are true. Gilgamesh is not drawing on his knowledge of fiction to make his decision. He rejects her because he has heard bad things about her; that's all that is happening here. Not an example of Genre Savvy.
* OlderThanDirt: The titular protagonist of ''Literature/TheEpicOfGilgamesh'' notably rejected the goddess Ishtar's advances because he knows how mortals sleeping with gods and goddesses [[DeathBySex always leads to tragedy]]. To make his point, he recites a list of the myriad tragic fates of Ishtar's lovers in other myths. Not that [[WomanScorned scorning a goddess]] doesn't lead to tragedy anyway -- it was a lose-lose situation. You'd think if he was really Genre-Savvy, he'd know that part too and decide that as long as he's [[{{Pun}} screwed]] either way...
2nd Sep '13 6:46:47 PM fbiuzz
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27th Oct '12 8:25:46 PM StarSword
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* OlderThanDirt: The titular protagonist of ''Literature/TheEpicOfGilgamesh'' notably rejected the goddess Ishtar's advances because he knows how mortals sleeping with gods and goddesses [[DeathBySex always leads to tragedy]]. To make his point, he recites a list of the myriad tragic fates of Ishtar's lovers in other myths. Not that [[WomanScorned scorning a goddess]] doesn't lead to tragedy anyway -- it was a lose-lose situation. You'd think if he was really Genre-Savvy, he'd know that part too and decide that as long as he's [[IncrediblyLamePun screwed]] either way...
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* OlderThanDirt: The titular protagonist of ''Literature/TheEpicOfGilgamesh'' notably rejected the goddess Ishtar's advances because he knows how mortals sleeping with gods and goddesses [[DeathBySex always leads to tragedy]]. To make his point, he recites a list of the myriad tragic fates of Ishtar's lovers in other myths. Not that [[WomanScorned scorning a goddess]] doesn't lead to tragedy anyway -- it was a lose-lose situation. You'd think if he was really Genre-Savvy, he'd know that part too and decide that as long as he's [[IncrediblyLamePun [[{{Pun}} screwed]] either way...
21st Oct '12 5:25:56 PM StarSword
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* OlderThanDirt: The titular protagonist of ''Literature/TheEpicOfGilgamesh'' notably rejected the goddess Ishtar's advances because he knows how mortals sleeping with gods and goddesses [[DeathBySex always leads to tragedy]]. To make his point, he recites a list of the myriad tragic fates of Ishtar's lovers in other myths. Not that [[WomanScorned scorning a goddess]] doesn't lead to tragedy anyway -- it was a lose-lose situation. You'd think if he was really Genre-Savvy, he'd know that part too and decide that as long as he's [[IncrediblyLamePun screwed]] either way...
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* OlderThanDirt: The titular protagonist of ''Literature/TheEpicOfGilgamesh'' notably rejected the goddess Ishtar's advances because he knows how mortals sleeping with gods and goddesses [[DeathBySex always leads to tragedy]]. To make his point, he recites a list of the myriad tragic fates of Ishtar's lovers in other myths. Not that [[WomanScorned scorning a goddess]] doesn't lead to tragedy anyway -- it was a lose-lose situation. You'd think if he was really Genre-Savvy, he'd know that part too and decide that as long as he's [[IncrediblyLamePun screwed]] either way...way... * [[Literature/TheQuran Mohammed]] was frequently asked to [[GodTest prove he was God's prophet]]. He always refused since the [[Literature/TheBible Old Testament]] prophets were regularly asked to perform these, only to have the crowd disbelieve when they complied.
22nd Jun '12 3:28:25 PM FELH2
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* OlderThanDirt: The titular protagonist of ''TheEpicOfGilgamesh'' notably rejected the goddess Ishtar's advances because he knows how mortals sleeping with gods and goddesses [[DeathBySex always leads to tragedy]]. To make his point, he recites a list of the myriad tragic fates of Ishtar's lovers in other myths. Not that [[WomanScorned scorning a goddess]] doesn't lead to tragedy anyway -- it was a lose-lose situation. You'd think if he was really Genre-Savvy, he'd know that part too and decide that as long as he's [[IncrediblyLamePun screwed]] either way...
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* OlderThanDirt: The titular protagonist of ''TheEpicOfGilgamesh'' ''Literature/TheEpicOfGilgamesh'' notably rejected the goddess Ishtar's advances because he knows how mortals sleeping with gods and goddesses [[DeathBySex always leads to tragedy]]. To make his point, he recites a list of the myriad tragic fates of Ishtar's lovers in other myths. Not that [[WomanScorned scorning a goddess]] doesn't lead to tragedy anyway -- it was a lose-lose situation. You'd think if he was really Genre-Savvy, he'd know that part too and decide that as long as he's [[IncrediblyLamePun screwed]] either way...
19th Jun '12 9:08:43 PM ArtfulCodger
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* OlderThanDirt: The titular protagonist of ''TheEpicOfGilgamesh'' notably rejected the goddess Ishtar's advances because he knows how mortals sleeping with gods and goddesses [[DeathBySex always leads to tragedy]]. To make his point, he recites a list of the myriad tragic fates of Ishtar's lovers in other myths. Not that [[WomanScorned scorning a goddess]] doesn't lead to tragedy anyway -- it was a lose-lose situation. You'd think if he was really Genre-Savvy, he'd know that part too and decide that as long as he's [[IncrediblyLamePun screwed]] either way... * In Book Nine of ''Literature/TheIliad,'' the Greek hero Diomedes doesn't believe Achilles' threats to sail home from Troy because he is fated to die there. He turns out to be right. * Sir Dinadan, the jokester knight of [[KingArthur Arthurian Legend]]. He agrees to enter a tournament after Lancelot promised not to participate. Lancelot is visibly still in the audience, when a woman enters the tournament. Dinadan: "OhCrap, that's probably Lancelot in drag." In defiance of all logic, but in strict accordance with RuleOfFunny, he's right.
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* OlderThanDirt: The titular protagonist of ''TheEpicOfGilgamesh'' notably rejected the goddess Ishtar's advances because he knows how mortals sleeping with gods and goddesses [[DeathBySex always leads to tragedy]]. To make his point, he recites a list of the myriad tragic fates of Ishtar's lovers in other myths. Not that [[WomanScorned scorning a goddess]] doesn't lead to tragedy anyway -- it was a lose-lose situation. You'd think if he was really Genre-Savvy, he'd know that part too and decide that as long as he's [[IncrediblyLamePun screwed]] either way... * In Book Nine of ''Literature/TheIliad,'' the Greek hero Diomedes doesn't believe Achilles' threats to sail home from Troy because he is fated to die there. He turns out to be right. * Sir Dinadan, the jokester knight of [[KingArthur Arthurian Legend]]. He agrees to enter a tournament after Lancelot promised not to participate. Lancelot is visibly still in the audience, when a woman enters the tournament. Dinadan: "OhCrap, that's probably Lancelot in drag." In defiance of all logic, but in strict accordance with RuleOfFunny, he's right.way...
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