History Literature / TheEyeOfArgon

10th Dec '16 11:01:57 AM nombretomado
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* BarbarianHero: Grignr, a very obvious CaptainErsatz of ConanTheBarbarian.

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* BarbarianHero: Grignr, a very obvious CaptainErsatz of ConanTheBarbarian.Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian.
11th Sep '16 7:21:44 AM chelonianmobile
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* UnusualEuphemism: "Mrifk". In addition, while "slut" is a real word, using it as an insult against men is [[CurseOfTheAncients somewhat antiquated]].

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* UnusualEuphemism: "Mrifk". In addition, while "slut" is a real word, using it as an insult against men is [[CurseOfTheAncients somewhat antiquated]].antiquated]], and that version ''still'' doesn't quite work in context as it meant "slovenly person", which isn't really any of the insultees' salient characteristic.
8th Aug '16 1:02:36 PM YpsiFang
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* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: Examples include "the stygian cloud of charcoal ebony", which amounts to "the dark cloud of black black".

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* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: Examples include "the stygian Stygian cloud of charcoal ebony", which amounts to "the dark cloud of black black".



* DeusExMachina: Grignir, the barbarian protagonist, is locked in combat with a bunch of cultist. During the fight, one of his opponents just collapses in the middle of the fight from an epileptic seizure.

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* DeusExMachina: Grignir, the barbarian protagonist, is locked in combat with a bunch of cultist.cultists. During the fight, one of his opponents just collapses in the middle of the fight from an epileptic seizure.
13th Jul '16 4:13:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* BarbarianLonghair: The protagonist, northern barbarian Grignr, has long [[{{RedheadedHero}} red]] hair. It's also described as "robust", but given the author's attitude towards adjectives, that could mean almost anything.

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* BarbarianLonghair: The protagonist, northern barbarian Grignr, has long [[{{RedheadedHero}} red]] red hair. It's also described as "robust", but given the author's attitude towards adjectives, that could mean almost anything.



* RedheadedHero: Grignr.
7th Jun '16 7:35:23 PM rjd1922
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Described as "the worst fantasy novella ever", ''[[http://ansible.co.uk/misc/eyeargon.html The Eye Of Argon]]'' is a story by Jim Theis, who was 16 when he wrote it. It's the tale of Grignr, a foul-mouthed barbarian warrior who is trying to escape the dungeons of EvilOverlord Agaphim and rescue a young woman named Carthena from a pagan cult who want to sacrifice her to their idol -- a statue with one eye called "The Eye of Argon". (A "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scarlet_emerald#Red_beryl scarlet emerald]]", complete with some interesting plumbing.)

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Described as "the worst fantasy novella ever", ''[[http://ansible.co.uk/misc/eyeargon.html The Eye Of of Argon]]'' is a story by Jim Theis, who was 16 when he wrote it. It's the tale of Grignr, a foul-mouthed barbarian warrior who is trying to escape the dungeons of EvilOverlord Agaphim and rescue a young woman named Carthena from a pagan cult who want to sacrifice her to their idol -- a statue with one eye called "The Eye of Argon". (A "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scarlet_emerald#Red_beryl scarlet emerald]]", complete with some interesting plumbing.)
29th Feb '16 6:09:23 PM chelonianmobile
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** He also spends about six long sentences describing a guy falling over after being [[GroinAttack kicked in the crotch]].

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** He also spends about six long sentences describing a guy falling over after being [[GroinAttack kicked in the crotch]].crotch]].
* {{Neologism}}: Among others, "protruberating", "nerelady", and "scozstic".
24th Jan '16 6:53:20 PM PaulA
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* BeautyEqualsGoodness: The prince and shamen [sic] are always described as fat and disgusting, while Grignr and Carthena are usually portrayed as attractive. Grignr is a muscular and ruggedly handsome, and it's implied that [[SheCleansUpNicely he cleans up nicely.]]

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* BeautyEqualsGoodness: The prince and shamen [sic] are always described as fat and disgusting, while Grignr and Carthena are usually portrayed as attractive. Grignr is a muscular and ruggedly handsome, and it's implied that [[SheCleansUpNicely he cleans up nicely.]]nicely]].
24th Jan '16 6:18:32 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* BeautyEqualsGoodness: The prince and shamen [sic] are always described as fat and disgusting, while Grignr and Carthena are usually portrayed as attractive. Grignr is a male it's implied that [[SheCleansUpNicely he cleans up nicely.]]

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* BeautyEqualsGoodness: The prince and shamen [sic] are always described as fat and disgusting, while Grignr and Carthena are usually portrayed as attractive. Grignr is a male muscular and ruggedly handsome, and it's implied that [[SheCleansUpNicely he cleans up nicely.]]
30th Nov '15 9:38:21 AM themaniacinthemailbox
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* BeautyEqualsGoodness: The prince and shamen [sic] are always described as fat and disgusting, while Grignr and Carthena are usually portrayed as attractive. Grignr is a male SheCleansUpNicely.

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* BeautyEqualsGoodness: The prince and shamen [sic] are always described as fat and disgusting, while Grignr and Carthena are usually portrayed as attractive. Grignr is a male SheCleansUpNicely.it's implied that [[SheCleansUpNicely he cleans up nicely.]]
17th Nov '15 2:43:43 PM elaine22459
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* DeusExMachina: Grignir, the barbarian protagonist, is locked in combat with a bunch of cultist. During the fight, one of his opponents just drops dead in the middle of the fight from an epileptic seizure.

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* DeusExMachina: Grignir, the barbarian protagonist, is locked in combat with a bunch of cultist. During the fight, one of his opponents just drops dead collapses in the middle of the fight from an epileptic seizure.
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