adrienneaudace (18:21:50): I would say stupid/punchy things about your paper topic to make you laugh, but I'm not near enough to the process to get properly snarky.
WarriorPoet235 (18:23:05): well, once this is done i'm emailing you a copy of it. so you can be as snarkificarious as you wish while i'm polishing it next week
adrienneaudace (18:24:20): It's just that Cynewulf and Cyneheard were asking for it.
WarriorPoet235 (18:24:54): they were. stupid whiny saxons.
adrienneaudace (18:25:56): Quarrelsome.
WarriorPoet235 (18:27:15): you should've heard Guy Halsal's humourous commentary on the whole story. good stuff.
adrienneaudace (18:27:56): See, this is where you write a crossover fic and have Grendel come bounding in to eat them all. That solves your problem in one gulp.
WarriorPoet235 (18:28:26): go for it :-)
adrienneaudace (18:28:49): Dude, Marillion and John Gardner beat me to it.
WarriorPoet235 (18:29:08): point
adrienneaudace (18:29:10): Well, they took Grendel's POV, anyway. They didn't have him eat Cynewulf, alas.
WarriorPoet235 (18:30:42): much the pity
adrienneaudace (18:31:10): I bet he's bony and not very tasty.
WarriorPoet235 (18:32:09): them thegns have no meat on em... s'why the vikings hosed 'em
adrienneaudace (18:33:00): Vikings vs. ninjas vs. Grendel. Who would win?
WarriorPoet235 (18:33:32): is this Grendel pre or post-loss of a hand?
adrienneaudace (18:34:08): Pre, of course. And it was his whole damned arm, so I can sort of have sympathy.
WarriorPoet235 (18:34:28): oh, well then it's settled. ninjas definitely
adrienneaudace (18:34:59): I don't know, man. Vikings are tough. Have you seen some of those bone injury finds at Jorvik? I have no idea how people survived those, but they did.
WarriorPoet235 (18:35:58): perhaps. but ninjas have throwing stars and smoke bombs.
adrienneaudace (18:36:50): Oh yeah? Vikings have Thor's hammer.
WarriorPoet235 (18:37:52): dammit, i'm not familiar enough with Shinto to find a comeback.