“Can you see them?” wrote Theodulf of Orleans to Louis the Pious after being charged with treason and exiled to the monastery of Angers. Livid, and bereft of his usual wit, the old Goth demanded a chance to face his accusers. “See right through them!” he implored his unsympathetic sovereign. “They have no shield—no secrets to reveal.”
Fortunately, we live in a world that’s far more receptive to such pleas—and to a Monday assortment of spiffy links.
At The Cimmerian, they’re scrutinizing early photos from the set of the new “Conan” film, and they don’t like what they see.
Christian Lindke notes the passing of J. Eric Holmes, the forgotten contributor to Dungeons & Dragons.
Remember heavy-metal medievalist Ronnie James Dio, who died this weekend at 67, with his truly heroic video for “Holy Diver.” (And check out this March 2010 appreciation of Dio at The Cimmerian.)
Want to make any Web site look like it was made by a 13-year-old in 1996? Then enjoy the Geocities-izer.