Medievalists occasionally have non-medieval hobbies and interests. Weird, but true. For example, I find myself adding a disturbing number of webcomics to my Google reader these days. One wonders why newspapers even have a comics section anymore, when things like this can be found for free online:
Wonderella, pictured above, is hardly medieval, but the author’s pop cultural sensibilities overlap substantially with my own. Fortunately, the Grail joke makes this comic eligible for linking here.*
The other new item in my RSS feed reader these days is Photoshop Disasters, a non-medieval site dedicated to, well… disastrous photoshopping. They’ve not yet caught up with Henry VIII’s spooky ghost cat, but they did catch this disaster on the cover of a medieval-themed romance novel:
Most people know Arthur had a wife named Guenevere. Readers of the Old French Vulgate Cycle know that Guenevere had an identical half-sister also named Guenevere, AKA “False Guenevere.” Readers of this romance novel know that one of the two Gueneveres had a parasitic twin, possibly also named Guenevere, AKA “Conjoined Twin Guenevere.”
*If you’re interested in comics in general, check out this blog from some friends of mine: Satisfactory Comics. Not much medievalism, but one of the bloggers is an Arthurian.