When it comes to thoughtful gifts, what says “I love you” more than a grim Norse parody of a popular fashion brand?
Check out The Impudent Edda‘s official information page here (you know, if you feel like it, I guess). Translating an archaic literary work from a semi-foreign language to English is always a solitary task, and one that will probably be automated by AI in the near future, ultimately eliminating the […]
This meager, little post is simply about my new list of The Best Re-imaginings of Ancient Scandinavian Stories which is now available at Shepherd. Shepherd is a hip, young site that features lists of favorite books arranged according to a theme as chosen by individual writers themselves. It’s an interesting, […]
So, the idea for this post came about through a brief, recent Twitter interaction in which I blabbered a bit about the Land of the Eastern Geats within the Kingdom of Sweden and someone responded, basically asking, “Hey, whatever happened to Geatland?” The relevance, of course, is that Beowulf was […]
The world’s worst Viking-themed blog just received a fiery Surt-like death-blow and is now resurrected! In other words, Scandinavian Aggression has just undergone a major overhaul and is now equipped with actual, honest-to-Odin, up-to-date digital technology. Compared to the previous incarnation that relied on twelve-year old technology, I think this […]
For a month starting November 15th, the classic Icelandic film Hrafninn flýgur (When the Raven Flies) will be available to rent through the Scandinavian Cultural Center in Massachusetts. This is special screening because it features a new high definition digital transfer. And as an added bonus, my brother-in-arms, Matt Smith, […]
Last year I added a couple of posts to this floundering website about the everlasting heritage and influence of Norumbega in the state of Maine. The words “heritage” and “influence” are exaggerations, but there are a handful of fun landmarks and establishments in Vacationland that pay homage to the fabled […]
And the journey deep into the darkest…depths of Norumbega continues, with alcoholic apple-based beverages! What could be more enticing than that? As my previous post so ineloquently explained, the myth, the legend, and the glory of Norumbega lives on in scattered locations and shape-shifting forms in the wilds of the […]