05:35:15 PM Oct 18th 2012
"A deconstruction of the Conan the Barbarian stories that Leiber had grown tired of, Fafhrd And The Gray Mouser showed two heroes closer to actual human beings. To quote The Other Wiki: "They spend a lot of time drinking, feasting, wenching, brawling, stealing, and gambling, and are seldom fussy about to whom they hire their swords. But they are humane and - most of all - relish true adventure."" Maybe we should use another quote to contrast this with Conan (or just counterpoint with something else entirely)? Because that quote - if "they" is substituted with "he" - sounds like Howard's Conan in a nutshell.
04:33:13 AM Sep 6th 2010
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NOTE: Despite what poorly designed spellcheck programs may insist, the proper spelling of the duo is Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser, not the Gray Mouser, according to the original text of every one of the stories. Even wikipedia lets spellcheck fascism enforce the false spelling.
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