Author Archives: Arthur Harkness
I have to be honest, you guys. Please don’t judge me for saying this too soon or for saying it at all, but Athelstan dying has been the best thing to happen to this show since his crucifixion last season. Trust me, I have valid reasoning behind this, which we will get to shortly. However, let’s start off with something a bit less morbid…..RAIDING!!
Sometimes, you really just don’t want to go home. I’m sure Ragnar feels that way right now. Welcome back my Norsemen and Norsewomen, we have quite the doozy for you all this week. I know I griped a little bit in the last column concerning this season, but I must say the last two episodes were way better than I anticipated. I am a huge fan of the raiding aspect of the show, but I am not opposed to character development, and we got quite a bit of it. So let’s dive right in, shall we?
I apologize in advance for having to do these two by two and in such late fashion, but since the world is a cruel place and seldom leaves me opportunities to see things on time, it is something we will have to live with. That out of the way, let’s get to what we all really want…the goddamn bloodshed.
I slept with you all and fed you like kings, and yet you treat me like a whore…..
In the 1600’s, a man by the name of Jacopo Peri created what is credited as the first Opera. Going by the title of “Dafne,” it is supposedly a very moving and beautiful performance, and I am sure it drove many people to copious amounts of coitus, but in my personal opinion, it is lacking in certain aspects that should be commonplace in all operas. What is missing, you ask? I will tell you. Mother…..fucking…..Dethklok.
Lay your weapons beside me, and let me tell you a tale of glory and bloodshed….
Welcome back all of my fine Pagan brethren to another season of the Vikings. You may have noticed that I am combining the first two episodes into one review, as it has been a couple weeks of near blackout nights for your boy, Arthur. Anyways, if you have been keeping up with the series from the beginning, then you guys are all pretty much aware of what has been happening with Ragnar and our crew. If not, you may want to go peruse my write-ups of the last couple seasons. With that out of the way, let’s jump into it.
If there is one thing you all should know about me by now, it’s that my entire existence depends on whether or not I am prepared for a zombie outbreak. We all know it’s going to happen eventually, so we might as well all be prepared. Anyone can train and gather supplies, but it takes a harder person to be able to jam a rod through the brain of one of your family members. That is something we may all have to deal with one day. Zombie comics and everything else under the Z banner have sort of become training manuals nowadays in terms of giving you a sort of preview of what’s to come in the future, but what if you weren’t able to retain everything you have learned in terms of zombies and what to do during an outbreak? The new book by James Mulholland seeks to let us know.