Damn I’m a Fangirl

So in a moment of not really paying attention I was a bit sarky on an LJ I read not because it’s a friend of mine but because I quite like Warren Ellis as an author. Today when I realised my first reaction was; ‘I criticised Warren Ellis – eeeee – kill me! Kill me now!’ No, dammit, I’m not a fangirl.

The Jellicle says ‘yes you are’.


3 thoughts on “Damn I’m a Fangirl

  1. To defend Warren, from wikipedia:

    "It has long been told that the famous "two-fingers salute" and/or V sign derives from the gestures of Welsh longbowmen, conscripted into the English army to fight at the Battle of Agincourt during the Hundred Years’ War. The myth claims that the French cut off two fingers on the right hand of captured archers and that the gesture was a sign of defiance by those who were not mutilated. This etymology has also given rise to an alternative name for the gesture, which can also be known as flicking an "Archers Salute" or just "Archers" as in "He just flicked me an Archers!".

    This is, at best, only partially true. The first definitive known reference to the V sign is in the works of Rabelais, the French satirist of the 1500s. [5] The general idea of the V sign originating among archers is supported in the work of Jean Froissart (circa 1337-circa 1404). Froissart, a historian, was the author of "The Chronicle," a primary document that is essential to an understanding of Europe in the fourteenth century and to the twists and turns taken by the Hundred Years’ War. The story of the English waving their fingers at the French is told in a first-person account by Froissart; however, the description is not of an incident at the Battle of Agincourt, but rather at the siege of a castle in another incident during the Hundred Years’ War. It is unclear if this is a direct reference to the V sign. Also, Froissart is known to have died before the Battle of Agincourt. Like many popular myths, it is difficult to ever know for sure where the V sign originated, but this story has become a part of British myth and the specific link to Agincourt is most likely due to British pride in its historical signficance."

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