quest for the holy grail


In the beggining of Monty Python and the Search for the Holy Grail, we see this:

This is to tell the audience the date in which the movie takes place, but if you look closely, the date is not 932 AD, but is actually 93^2, or 8649 AD.

But what’s this???

The movie clearly depicts modern human people in real clothes, not the knight clothes worn by the people of the 87th century.

And now looky here:

We see both generations of human interact in the same plane of space-time, so obviously time trickery is at play here, so who is the trickster? Here are the candidates:

Now God is an obvious choice here, as his message to Arthur was what began the quest for the grail in the first place, and plus he’s god so he can do tricks and stuff.

But we have more options here, such as:

The Bridgekeeper also seems a likely candidate, a trickster by nature, this little scamp could really get himself into some real mischeif.

But also:

I know youve been thinking it the whole time, must be this guy right? He can make fire, why not time anomalies right?

No. Wrong, you fool. No you see I have a different theory, a much more insidious presence, hiding in plain sight


This little fucker! Smugly breaking the forth wall, snivelling behind his “master”, but he is hiding a dark secret.

He has already shown that he is adept in the dark arts, swiftly able to summon coconuts at will.

And now, broken the fabric of reality itself.

There is not much time, soon Patsy will begin to grow exponentially in power and size, until he engulfs the universe, ending existence.



Knights of the Round Table. Had all of King Arthur’s knights, and they were all on the quest for the Holy Grail. And I remember looking at this picture of Sir Galahad, and, and, and he was kneeling, and— and light streaming over his face, and— I remember… thinking, uh, I could never go on a quest like that. Because I’m not clean. I mean, I w— I was just a little kid. You think… maybe I knew? I mean, deep down, that— I had… demon blood in me, and about the evil of it, and that I'm— wasn’t pure?

  • Aragorn: I am your king
  • Gondorian Soldier: Well, I didn't vote for you.
  • Aragorn: You don't vote for kings.
  • Gondorian Soldier: Well, how'd you become king, then?
  • Aragorn: The Lord of the Hidden Valley, his arm clad in the purest shimmering samite held aloft Anduil, signifying by divine providence that I, Aragorn, was to carry Anduil. That is why I'm your king.
  • Gondorian Soldier: Listen, strange men livin' in valleys distributing swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power deserves a mandate from the masses, not some farcical valley ceremony.

i just wanted to say yet again that i think Sir Galahad is the most unnecessary fictional character ever created and is basically the first ever Mary Sue because he was introduced fairly late after all the familiar elements of Arthurian stories had become settled and literally the only thing Galahad does is Mary Sue over everything and be better than everyone at the thing they were supposed to be the best at like it turns out theres a new sword in a stone and Arthur cant pull it out but Galahad pulls it out and then he goes on a grail quest and actually finds the literal physical fucking Holy Grail so fuck-off to that story element about how it was a quest that not even the greatest of knights can do and also instead of physically dying Galahad meets the spirit of Joseph of Arimethea and is like “I wanna go to heaven” so fucking angels fly down and pull his physical body up directly into heaven because he is so incredibly awesome and flawless he gets to join the “ascends directly into Heaven” club in Catholicism alongside Elijah and Mary like what the fuck fuck him Im glad his Shadowverse card sucks
The role of romantic love, the quest for the metaphorical "Holy Grail", and the future of the Jedi in Star Wars

Heads up, fellow Star Wars fans, ColtonCM has handed in a solid speculation over on reddit on the subject of love, myth and a possible path for Episodes 8 and 9.

We return to that line about the lance from the legend of the Grail. The wound can only be healed by the lance that dealt it. That wound in the Skywalker story is the love for Padme. To fully heal, the wound must be closed by a fully realized love in the ST. This will connect with the idea of life is pain, love is pain, and learning to let go is a release, learning that your pain maybe gives way to new life and new possibilities.

It’s worth a read.  Head on over there.

“Oh, yeah, an African swallow maybe, but not a European swallow. That’s my point. But then of course a– African swallows are non-migratory. Wait a minute! Supposing two swallows carried it together?”
“No, they’d have to have it on a line.”

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