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Candi
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10:50:12 PM Apr 16th 2013
edited by 69.172.221.8
  • "Inverted in the second Nightside book by Simon R. Green with the MacGuffin being the Unholy Grail the cup Judas drank from. Which... was the same cup.
    • No, it wasn't the same cup. It did stop being Unholy at the end of the novel, when it's used to perform a communion ceremony, but after that it's just a regular antique cup."

Both are right. Judas would have had his own cup, but the Grail legend involves the one that Jesus passed around: "Drink in memory of me." Judas isn't specified to have left at this time in any of the four gospels. (John's the only one that specifies that he left the dinner before the others, though Matthew and Mark mention Jesus' warning of and to Judas as a traitor to him.)
Wardog
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04:49:16 AM Nov 19th 2011
Necronomicon: meta-example/defictionalization. I have a copy of the Necronomicon (actually just an anthology of Lovecraft stories, from Gollancz publishing, with a leather-effect binding and a rather creepy-looking image of what I presume to be Cthulhu on the front in gold). Would this be notable enough to mention, or is it too meta? (Also, I've just noticed that the copyright note in the front says "The right of Howard Phillips Lovecraft to be identified as the author of this work has been asserted by him in accordance with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988" - which is interesting given that he died in 1937).
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