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1st Jul '14 9:39:25 AM SeptimusHeap
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''[[http://houseoffame.blogspot.com Geoffrey Chaucer Hath A Blog]]'' is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: a blog purporting to be written by Creator/GeoffreyChaucer. Beginning as a one-off joke, it eventually developed a measure of continuity as well as a small but devoted following.

Its true author, long pseudonymous, eventually revealed himself as Brantley Bryant, a professor of English at Sonoma State University.
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!!Tropes featured include:

* AnachronismStew: Inherent in the very concept; the blog remains rather vague about exactly how Chaucer is posting on the internet. It's also a common source of jokes; e.g., from almost the beginning, Chaucer complains about his son Lowys's "[[{{Xbox 360}} Exboxe CCCLX]]".
* CoolOldGuy: John of Gaunt, if one accepts Lowys as being Geoffrey's son who was born around 1380, and Chaucer gave him the astrolabe book when he was ten. John, born in 1340 and pushing fifty by that time, gave Lowys the Exboxe CCCLX for his birthday (which sadly meant Geoffrey's book went neglected).
* LeFilmArtistique: Referenced in the parliament saga; one of the king's talking points about the coming French invasion is "The Frensshe shal turne alle of our filmes in to non-linear meditaciouns on lyf and deeth both insouciant and weightie."
* {{Homage}}: Very common. The first post to get much internet attention was a ''BrokebackMountain'' homage (involving Chaucer and the author of SirGawainAndTheGreenKnight), and more followed.
* OurProductSucks: The book begins with a poem by "Gower" titled "Why Ye Sholde Nat Rede This Booke".
* PresentDayPast: Parodied. In Chaucer's first outline of ''Literature/TheCanterburyTales'', he claims that "The Knight's Tale" will be "a trewe tale that captureth the reale and authentic historicale feele of the culture and societee of Ancient Greece wythout eny imposicioun of ower current cultural standards," including "ancient Greek courtlie love, ancient Greek tournamentz, and ancient Greek [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boethius Boethian]] meditaciouns on the universe."
* {{Pirate}}: Chaucer gets captured by the [[Film/ThePrincessBride Dread Pirate Robertson]], and spends a while being a pirate accountant.
* SitcomArchnemesis: Gower to Chaucer.
* TotallyRadical: At one point, the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lords_Appellant Lords Appellant]] take over the blog and rebrand it as ''Geoffrey Chaucer Hath an Extreme Blog! Go England! It Is Rad!"
* ViewersAreGeniuses: The blog is written entirely in Middle English (except for Lowys's occasional contributions and the speech of a few other minor characters such as [[VeronicaMars Griselda Mars, Girl Detective]]), albeit with quite a few neologisms as required for the blog's degree of anachronism.

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''[[http://houseoffame.blogspot.com Geoffrey Chaucer Hath A Blog]]'' is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: a blog purporting to be written by Creator/GeoffreyChaucer. Beginning as a one-off joke, it eventually developed a measure of continuity as well as a small but devoted following.

Its true author, long pseudonymous, eventually revealed himself as Brantley Bryant, a professor of English at Sonoma State University.
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!!Tropes featured include:

* AnachronismStew: Inherent in the very concept; the blog remains rather vague about exactly how Chaucer is posting on the internet. It's also a common source of jokes; e.g., from almost the beginning, Chaucer complains about his son Lowys's "[[{{Xbox 360}} Exboxe CCCLX]]".
* CoolOldGuy: John of Gaunt, if one accepts Lowys as being Geoffrey's son who was born around 1380, and Chaucer gave him the astrolabe book when he was ten. John, born in 1340 and pushing fifty by that time, gave Lowys the Exboxe CCCLX for his birthday (which sadly meant Geoffrey's book went neglected).
* LeFilmArtistique: Referenced in the parliament saga; one of the king's talking points about the coming French invasion is "The Frensshe shal turne alle of our filmes in to non-linear meditaciouns on lyf and deeth both insouciant and weightie."
* {{Homage}}: Very common. The first post to get much internet attention was a ''BrokebackMountain'' homage (involving Chaucer and the author of SirGawainAndTheGreenKnight), and more followed.
* OurProductSucks: The book begins with a poem by "Gower" titled "Why Ye Sholde Nat Rede This Booke".
* PresentDayPast: Parodied. In Chaucer's first outline of ''Literature/TheCanterburyTales'', he claims that "The Knight's Tale" will be "a trewe tale that captureth the reale and authentic historicale feele of the culture and societee of Ancient Greece wythout eny imposicioun of ower current cultural standards," including "ancient Greek courtlie love, ancient Greek tournamentz, and ancient Greek [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boethius Boethian]] meditaciouns on the universe."
* {{Pirate}}: Chaucer gets captured by the [[Film/ThePrincessBride Dread Pirate Robertson]], and spends a while being a pirate accountant.
* SitcomArchnemesis: Gower to Chaucer.
* TotallyRadical: At one point, the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lords_Appellant Lords Appellant]] take over the blog and rebrand it as ''Geoffrey Chaucer Hath an Extreme Blog! Go England! It Is Rad!"
* ViewersAreGeniuses: The blog is written entirely in Middle English (except for Lowys's occasional contributions and the speech of a few other minor characters such as [[VeronicaMars Griselda Mars, Girl Detective]]), albeit with quite a few neologisms as required for the blog's degree of anachronism.

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22nd Jun '13 6:42:13 PM MadCormorant
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* CoolOldGuy: John of Gaunt, if one accepts Lowys as being Geoffrey's son who was born around 1380, and Chaucer gave him the astrolabe book when he was ten. John, born in 1340 and pushing fifty by that time, gave Lowys his Exboxe CCCLX.

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* CoolOldGuy: John of Gaunt, if one accepts Lowys as being Geoffrey's son who was born around 1380, and Chaucer gave him the astrolabe book when he was ten. John, born in 1340 and pushing fifty by that time, gave Lowys his the Exboxe CCCLX.CCCLX for his birthday (which sadly meant Geoffrey's book went neglected).
22nd Jun '13 6:31:04 PM MadCormorant
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* {{Homage}}: Very common. The first post to get much internet attention was a ''BrokebackMountain'' homage, and more followed.

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* {{Homage}}: Very common. The first post to get much internet attention was a ''BrokebackMountain'' homage, homage (involving Chaucer and the author of SirGawainAndTheGreenKnight), and more followed.
22nd Jun '13 12:54:39 PM MadCormorant
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* CoolOldGuy: John of Gaunt, if one accepts Lowys as being Geoffrey's son who was born around 1380, and Chaucer gave him the astrolabe book when he was ten. John, born in 1340 and pushing fifty by that time, gave Lewis his Exboxe CCCLX.

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* CoolOldGuy: John of Gaunt, if one accepts Lowys as being Geoffrey's son who was born around 1380, and Chaucer gave him the astrolabe book when he was ten. John, born in 1340 and pushing fifty by that time, gave Lewis Lowys his Exboxe CCCLX.
22nd Jun '13 12:54:11 PM MadCormorant
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* CoolOldGuy: John of Gaunt, if one accepts Lowys as being Geoffrey's son who was born around 1380, and Chaucer gave him the astrolabe book when he was ten. John, born in 1340 and pushing fifty by that time, gave Lewis his Exboxe CCCLX.
3rd Feb '13 12:22:56 PM DynamicDragon
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24th Apr '12 11:09:28 AM LordGro
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''[[http://houseoffame.blogspot.com Geoffrey Chaucer Hath A Blog]]'' is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: a blog purporting to be written by GeoffreyChaucer. Beginning as a one-off joke, it eventually developed a measure of continuity as well as a small but devoted following.

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''[[http://houseoffame.blogspot.com Geoffrey Chaucer Hath A Blog]]'' is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: a blog purporting to be written by GeoffreyChaucer.Creator/GeoffreyChaucer. Beginning as a one-off joke, it eventually developed a measure of continuity as well as a small but devoted following.



8th Mar '12 6:06:33 PM nombretomado
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* PresentDayPast: Parodied. In Chaucer's first outline of ''TheCanterburyTales'', he claims that "The Knight's Tale" will be "a trewe tale that captureth the reale and authentic historicale feele of the culture and societee of Ancient Greece wythout eny imposicioun of ower current cultural standards," including "ancient Greek courtlie love, ancient Greek tournamentz, and ancient Greek [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boethius Boethian]] meditaciouns on the universe."

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* PresentDayPast: Parodied. In Chaucer's first outline of ''TheCanterburyTales'', ''Literature/TheCanterburyTales'', he claims that "The Knight's Tale" will be "a trewe tale that captureth the reale and authentic historicale feele of the culture and societee of Ancient Greece wythout eny imposicioun of ower current cultural standards," including "ancient Greek courtlie love, ancient Greek tournamentz, and ancient Greek [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boethius Boethian]] meditaciouns on the universe."
26th Feb '12 5:37:40 PM DynamicDragon
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