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  • a commentor on sheroescentral. com called "astolat" made this comment, which says what I wanted to say but better:

    Children's literature's defining phrase, Roger Sutton 2007

  • But really, though I know astolat and elynross have MORE than enough to do for Yuletide already, it does need to be looked at.

    yuletide 2009: hit counts, comments, and predictions for 2010 hradzka 2010

  • The hits weren't counted retroactively and the feature was only added within the last couple of weeks, so, for example, there's a story by Speranza that has 97 comments and 68 hits. *g* The fic with the most hits is one astolat posted yesterday, which is a fairly intimidating thought!

    yuletide 2009: hit counts, comments, and predictions for 2010 hradzka 2010

  • Posted on 2004.09.22 at 20: 31 astolat wrote haven't read the fandom_wank response in particular, if that happens to be what mainly inspired this post, because in general I find f_w to be kind of disquietingly mob-like even when it's funny.

    I feel sorry for Anne Rice msagara 2004


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  • Astolat is a legendary city of Great Britain named in Arthurian legends. It is the home of Elaine, "the fair maiden of Astolat", and of her father Sir Bernard and her brothers Lavaine and Tirre. The city is called Shallott in many cultural references, derived from Alfred Lord Tennyson's poem "The Lady of Shallott".

    Chapter nine of Sir Thomas Malory's book Le Morte d'Arthur identifies Guildford in Surrey with the legendary Astolat:

    And so upon the morn early Sir Launcelot heard mass and brake his fast, and so took his leave of the queen and departed. And then he rode so much until he came to Astolat, that is Guildford; and there it happed him in the eventide he came to an old baron’s place.


    February 11, 2008