Donnerstag, 19. Juli 2012

Basilisks just love typewriters.


Basilisks just love typewriters. In medieval fiction, a Basilisk is a mixture between a cock and a snake. Its glance is said to kill immediately. In 1474, a cock was sentenced to death in Basel. He was blamed for laying an egg, and the Basileans feared that a Basilisk might hatch from the egg. The cock was headed, the egg was set aflame. The Basilisk is now a hallmark of Basel. There are many fountains with Basilisk statues. And they don't kill, but they like typewriters. Neckermann Brillant Junior maschinengeschrieben.blogspot.com This awesome post was brought to you by the mighty Typosphere

Kommentare:

Ken Coghlan hat gesagt…

I never knew all that much about Basilisk. Only what I have seen in fantasy card games and the like. Neat little history and awesome picture. Love that typewriter!

Dwayne F. hat gesagt…

I wonder if there are regional typewriter preferences for magical creatures. Bigfoot might like a nice Remington standard. House elves might prefer the Empire brand.

Richard P hat gesagt…

Great photo! I'm just concerned that the Brillant will get wet!

Miguel Ángel Chávez Silva hat gesagt…

Nice design! Reminds me a bit of the Lettera 32.

Ton S. (I dream lo-tech) hat gesagt…

Lol, from a dairy cow to a basilisk!

deek hat gesagt…

Basilisks are said to turn an individual to stone, like a medusa. Which I suppose would be the same as killing, but in many fantasy realms, such a tranmutation can be reversed.

notagain hat gesagt…

Good times!

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