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tobie_miri
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Hello everybody!

In the Catholic church, Saint Valentine is the patron saint of epilepsy. This is partially because of the similarity of the German words "gefallen" (to fall) and the German pronunciation of Valentine ("Fallentine").

I hope your day was filled with Pagan & Co.

Cheers!

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tobie_miri
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Hi everybody,

I found this book in the library. It is called Chasing the Heretics: A Modern Journey Through the Medieval Languedoc by Rion Klawinski. Mr. Klawinski tours Languedoc and goes to all the Cathar hotspots: Toulouse, Carcassone, etc. He even goes to Bram. He explains what happened in that town and then describes what it's like now (well, in 1999). I thought it was a great accompaniment to the Pagan series.

Full bibliographic entry:
Klawinski, Rion. Chasing the Heretics: A Modern Journey Through the Medieval Languedoc. Saint Paul, MN: Hungry Mind Press. 1999.

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tobie_miri
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I'm wondering who else is interested in Pagan. Obviously y'all are, but who are you? Where are you from? Where did you find Pagan? And which edition do you read, Australian or American?

Here's me.
Country: Canada
Found Pagan: on the shelf at the public library.
Edition: Discovered with American, but when I bought the books I decided that I might as well buy the Australian edition because I like originals.

Sincerely,

tobie_miri

Current Location: The true North, strong and free.
Current Mood: curious.

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I've written another piece of Isidore/Babylonne fanfic. It takes place some time soon after the events of my previous fic, Bodies of Clay.

Name: Stones and Still Water
Characters/Pairings: Isidore Orbus/Babylonne Kidrouk, mentions of Pagan Kidrouk, Blanche, Navarre and Mabelia
Rating: T
Summary: Babylonne asks Isidore about his memories of her mother, Mabelia.

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tobie_miri
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Hello all. I've been a fan of Pagan for years, and after reading through your site I've decided to join.

In Pagan in Exile, Pagan says at one point "...lots of women do that kind of thing, especially in the summer time. Even married ones. Even queens. You only have to listen to the troubadours' songs."

I found a song from the 12th-13th century in Occitan (aka langue d'oc) that personifies April as the queen of joy who is full of love and wants to bestow this to the young bachelors. Is Pagan referencing this song?

It's called "A l'entrada del tens (or temps) clar". YouTube has many versions. Here is where to find the lyrics:

http://www.mamalisa.com/blog/a-troubadour-song-about-spring-from-the-12th-century/

Audio:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2P1yiOEHPG0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkF-9sbGFKU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mE5ywaHUkQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpqkgP_siXk

What do you think?

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Hi guys! I just re-read the entire series and suddenly remembered I was a member of this comm... I thought I'd share some thoughts on how my appreciation for these books and their characters has changed with age.

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How I wish Catherine Jinks would write more of these books. On her website, she's said that another book set between Pagan's Vows and Pagan's Scribe would be out of the question, as Pagan and Roland lead separate lives at that point, and Pagan is getting a bit old... but I would read that book, if she wrote it. I would gobble it up like I gobbled all five books in the series. I would also quite happily read another Babylonne book - if only so I could see more of adult Isidore - a far more likeable character than his teenage self.

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Hi everyone!

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Sorry for not posting. :(

I just got a second ferret from someone on gumtree today.
He's dark coloured, small, very skinny (not for long I hope, but for now I can feel every bone/vertibrae and his shoulders and hips stick out), has scruffy fur, has a sense of humour (thinks it's funny to make dogs and cats squeal by nipping them), he's an orphan/unwanted ferret. And he's going to be loved and awesome.
So... I've named him Pagan. :D

Mum doesn't 'get it' but I don't care. :D Pagan it is!


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dolorosa_12
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I came across this review of a book by R. I. Moore called The War on Heresy: Faith and power in medieval Europe. It interests me because it's about the historical backdrop of Pagan in Exile, Pagan's Scribe and Babylonne/Pagan's Daughter, and because it seems to come to similar conclusions about the Crusades as a whole - and the crusade against the Cathars - that Jinks does in her books: that the Crusades were about power, rather than being about religion. Another interesting thing that the book seems to be arguing is that most of the so-called 'heretics' were simply people from within the Church hierarchy who criticised its wealth, power and corruption, and were demonised as heretics in order silence their criticism.

Anyway, the review was an interesting read and I may try to track down the book.

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Remember how I mentioned a while ago that I made a playlist for Babylonne? Well, I always meant to put it on Youtube, but it took me a while as I had to wait until I was back in England (I'm studying in Germany this year and for various reasons, German Youtube blocks a lot of songs that you can see elsewhere in the world).

Anyway, here it is: Firestarter: A Babylonne Kidrouk playlist. Enjoy.

I apologise in advance for the songs, as my taste in music is a bit odd.

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