I’D like an explanation.
and I DEMAND one *snicker*
……. “Right?” Makes me think of a friend of mine who made me realize just how often people use that phrase as a way of agreeing with someone. I can totally hear her saying it, too.
Yes–once you are linked to a crackpot theory, even if it becomes the canon, you are always that crackpot–or in this case, that blonde bimbo with the boobs.
Heh, by now you’ve probably already figured it out, but Monica is not blonde. She’s a latina with auburn hair.
True–but I find that stereotypes can trump little things like reality, facts and details.
Besides, “blonde bimbo with the boobs” just has a better ring to it than “Auburn bimbo with the boobs.”
this is the one which made me think ‘atlanthis oh atlantis’ 🙂
im abit slow on the uptake sometimes ^^
I actually didn’t get the “at lanthis = atlantis” connection on my first read-through, so I was like “wait…where’d that come from?”
But now it makes perfect sense! Ancient civilization gone without a trace (due to the Chimaera), anachronisms all throughout different ancient civilizations (from Atlantean refugees who escaped the destruction of Atlantis). And so on…
Well there is evidence in the recorded histories of certain Pre-Columbian civilizations that they were originally refugees from much older civilizations that fled some great “world-spanning” catastrophe in the distant past.
Of course, most reputable historians (those whose names aren’t attached to some “crackpot theory”) would point out that the world was a much bigger place before the advent of speedy transoceanic travel or the internet, and a civilization of that time might believe that a disaster of sufficient magnitude must surely be affecting the entire globe when in fact its effects could be quite localized.
A good example would be the biblical Great Flood. Theories have it ranging from 7600 years ago to 16000+ years ago, with causes ranging from a sudden incursion of saltwater from the Aegean to the Scandinavian ice sheet melting at the end of the last ice age. What is known for a fact is that the evidence for all of this is found in the regions surrounding the Black Sea. Because there were numerous civilizations in that area ( likely due to the fact that it was largest source of fresh water in that part of the world until seawater from the Aegean overflowed and refilled it) who all had a record of the event, the few written histories from that time claimed that it engulfed the whole world. Floods can be sudden violent things that leave a lasting mark on the collective memory of a people, so its not surprising that there are similarities in accounts, even among different civilizations.
I’m still on Saint Irene’s Team. Can I hear ya for Thera?
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