8FOLD: Red Hart # 9: "Deorum Et Machina"

Scott Eiler seiler at eilertech.com
Fri Oct 17 19:45:04 PDT 2014

On 10/17/2014 3:21 AM, Tom Russell wrote:
> On Thursday, October 16, 2014 11:21:34 PM UTC-4, Scott Eiler wrote:
>> On 10/16/2014 5:53 PM, Tom Russell wrote:
>>> NOX
>>> I have read a fiery gospel writ in burnished rows of steel:
>>> As ye deal with my contemners, so with you my grace shall deal;
>>> Let the Hero, born of woman, crush the serpent with his heel!
>>> Man, this is kind of nuts.
>> gee, Tom, did you *intend* for this to scan like a verse of the Battle
>> Hymn of the Republic?  8{D>
> Not scan like, no-- it's a direct quote. :-)

Nox's part I'll buy.  I've actually sung the Battle Hymn, but only know 
of three verses not including this.  However, I was waiting to see how 
the verse wound end - and Red Hart delivered!  8{D>

>> And congratulations on finishing a cosmic series where *most* of the
>> near-infinite threats cancel out.
> Thanks.

Oh, and have I mentioned how much I enjoyed it?  The heroes were all 
heroic, and we see a clear distinction between gods and mortals with 
god-power - to the advantage of the mortals!  Not exactly Marvel Comics.

(signed) Scott Eiler  8{D> -------- http://www.eilertech.com/ ---------

When you *are* the leader... whatever goes wrong... whether you did it
or not... *you* are held responsible. - Barack Obama

I know. - Archie Andrews

- from Archie #617, March 2011, scripted by Alex Simmons.

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