Thanks to a minor dispute I got into with Rottweiler
, I've finally decided to take the time to read The Song of Roland
. For those of you who don't know, The Song of Roland
is loosely inspired by a historical event that occurred in the late 8th century, when an army of Basques ambushed a part of Charlemagne's army in northern Spain. However, thanks to Memetic Mutation
, the battle soon turned into an Epic Battle
between the Christians and Muslim Spanish. It finally cumulated in the work we're reading tonight. I'm really hoping that the prose- if not the research
- of this work is good, considering the fact that it spawned an entire Fandom
in the Middle Ages and is still read today.
Surgeon's General Warning (Rott, this means you):
This liveblogging will probably contain much Deadpan Snarkery
and Alternate Character Interpretation
. Please read at your own risk.