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THE CLASSIC STORIES THAT INSPIRED THE BLOCKBUSTER FILM Conan the Barbarian is one of the greatest fictional heroes ever created—a swordsman who cuts a swath across the lands of the Hyborian Age, annihilating powerful sorcerers, deadly creatures, and whole armies of ruthless foes. Today his name is synonymous with the epic battles of ancient times, but Conan originated in tTHE CLASSIC STORIES THAT INSPIRED THE BLOCKBUSTER FILM Conan the Barbarian is one of the greatest fictional heroes ever created—a swordsman who cuts a swath across the lands of the Hyborian Age, annihilating powerful sorcerers, deadly creatures, and whole armies of ruthless foes. Today his name is synonymous with the epic battles of ancient times, but Conan originated in the early decades of the twentieth century with one of the founding fathers of fantasy, the visionary Robert E. Howard. The unforgettable stories collected here form a thrilling adventure, following Conan from his mercenary youth to his bloody conquests on the frontier and even the high seas. Bold and enduring, the legend of Conan the Barbarian continues to grow in popularity and influence....

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Conan the Barbarian: The Stories that Inspired the Movie Reviews

  • Orient
    2019-06-10 20:45

    Thank you Evgeny for such an awesome recommendation to try Conan stories ;) When I read the title of this book, “Conan the Barbarian: The stories that inspired the movie”, my first thought was, oh man, I hope there won’t be any Arnies lurking, to make me feel nauseous. Well I am glad that there weren’t any! Phew, what a relief. I found Arnie-Conan movies just awful, because somehow he made Conan seem weaker in feelings and thinking and emphasized his strength more. His Conan seemed just a dumb muscular freak to me. This book presented Conan’s stories in an entertaining, interesting and likable way, as they were action-packed, magical and engaging. Oh and I just loved the cover. The covers of Conan’s earlier books somehow discouraged me to read them... Most of the stories in this book are short, but the shortness had no harm for character and plot development. I liked all the stories. Mr. Howard has an engaging manner of writing, with colorful, rich language and the atmosphere, he creates, is thick and alluring. I can almost imagine the stories. My imagination had a real fun fighting alongside Conan. “The Phoenix On The Sword” was the first story and it worked quite well for me. Though it was a bit strange for me to meet Conan, the King as I expected to meet his savage glory and interesting wanderings. But it doesn’t mean that there were no adventures and no monsters. It seemed to me that Conan attracts monsters like magnet. But also I saw the other side of the famous barbarian. This Conan had wisdom and mercy. “Rinaldo is largely responsible,” answered Prospero, drawing up his sword-belt another notch. “He sings songs that make men mad. Hang him in his jester’s garb to the highest tower in the city. Let him make rimes for the vultures.”Conan shook his lion head. “No, Prospero, he’s beyond my reach. A great poet is greater than any king. His songs are mightier than my scepter; for he has near ripped the heart from my breast when he chose to sing for me. I shall die and be forgotten, but Rinaldo’s songs will live for ever.Well, I got my wandering savage barbarian in “People Of The Black Circle”. This story showed Conan as a leader of some tribesmen and also it involved kidnapping, politics, revenge, treason, magic, fighting, spies and even some kind of love. All these tasty bits were knit into a complicated, action-packed plot. Though I didn’t enjoy her majesty, the love interest, in the lead as she had no bright sparks or colorful character to me. Conan, the romantic “But you can’t keep me!” she cried. “You can’t –”“Watch and see!” he advised her grimly.“But I will pay you a vast ransom –”“Devil take your ransom,” he answered roughly, his arms hardening about her supple figure. “The kingdom of Vendhya could give me nothing I desire half as much as I desire you. I took you at the risk of my neck; if your courtiers want you back, let them come up the Zhaibar and fight for you.”Conan, the faithful leader“Devi, I must go down to them. I’ll find a place for you to hide until I come back to you. You spoke of your kingdom – well, I don’t pretend to look on those hairy devils as my children, but after all, such as they are, they’re my henchmen. A chief should never desert his followers, even if they desert him first.“The Tower Of The Elephant” was a touching story as it involved the great jewel – the heart. But also it was a page-turner with lots of mystery, magic, scheming and action. I pitied one of the holy characters in this story as it was a real change from the usual hit, slay, rage and I think this story helped a lot to humanize Conan. And at last Conan got a proper comrade, the king of thieves. Though after three stories, I encountered a tendency of the author to kill almost every man Conan gets to know closer. But maybe the next books will show more of the two-buddies-in-fighting-and-still-alive team. Let’s continue with the heart theme. Conan, the great Casanova, falls in love at last in “Queen Of The Black Coast” The almighty Mr. Barbarian met his dangerous (view spoiler)[pirate (hide spoiler)] queen and they lived happily ever after with lots of little (view spoiler)[pirate-barbarians (hide spoiler)]. Well it wasn’t so. The story is heart-breaking and the ending was so touchingly romantic and sad as (view spoiler)[the deadly lost city took away everything and left only loneliness. (hide spoiler)]Conan, the philosopher“I have known many gods. He who denies them is as blind as he who trusts them too deeply. I seek not beyond death. It may be the blackness averred by the Nemedian skeptics, or Crom’s realm of ice and cloud, or the snowy plains and vaulted halls of the Nordheimer’s Valhalla. I know not, nor do I care. Let me live deep while I live; let me know the rich juices of red meat and stinging wine on my palate, the hot embrace of white arms, the mad exultation of battle when the blue blades flame and crimson, and I am content. Let teachers and priests and philosophers brood over questions of reality and illusion. I know this: if life is illusion, then I am no less an illusion, and being thus, the illusion is real to me. I live, I burn with life, I love, I slay, and am content.”“Red Nails” was the story I liked the most as it had a rough-tough female character in the lead. He stepped toward her, and she sprang back, whipping out her sword.“Keep back, you barbarian dog! I’ll spit you like a roast pig!”He halted, reluctantly, and demanded: “Do you want me to take that toy away from you and spank you with it?”Cute, isn't it? :)Also I liked the engaging descriptions of destructive war, dangerous nature, fatal warriors and deadly monsters. Oh and lets not forget the overwhelming complicated twists, myths, eternal youth, love, magic and more. I could be an awesome finale (I hope it’s not! PLEASE! ) In “Rogues In The House”, Conan was hired as a professional killer. The story started with Conan in a strange and surprising situation and it also enlarged the group of crazy madmen, who were trying to kill Conan and of course a considerate amount of people. There were a lot of rogues in the story for sure, as well as a load of unexpected twists, traps and fighting.My only complaint about this book is that Conan grunted a lotbut his grunt-a-thlon didn’t stop me from liking him as a character and it didn’t spoil the fun reading this book as Mr. Howard’s characters, world-building, language and fast-paced plot just swept me along. I think this book is great to start the amazing adventure with Conan the Barbarian. 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  • Martyn Stanley
    2019-06-04 21:59

    First of all, call me a philistine, but I enjoyed the Conan films. I appreciate Arnie's Conan film had its flaws. Thulsa Doom was actually a Robert E. Howard character from a totally different era and wouldn't have been alive at the time. Conan's life growing up in the Snow Hawk tribe in Cimmeria? All that was trashed with the whole village being razed and Conan's life as a slave and then a gladiator... Also, yeah. Arnie's Conan seemed a much shallower, dumber character than Robert E. Howard originally envisioned. However it was fun, it was sword and sorcery and it gave you a taste of Conan mythology. That taste inspired me to become an avid reader of the monthly comic 'The Savage Sword of Conan the Barbarian'. I also read the Beano, and 2000 AD (Not at the same time.) SSoCtB was my favourite though. It was more mature than 2000 AD and had deeper character development and more engaging stories. 2000 AD had high concepts and interesting stories too, but I never felt the writing had the literary quality of Savage Sword. I'll be honest I've not seen the Conan reboot. I've seen bits of it and liked what I saw. The recent Conan might actually be closer to Howard's original than Arnie. However I don't think any actor or film maker can really capture the magic of Conan the Barbarian.I bought this book for 50p from a huge second-hand shop near Nantwich called Dagfields. They have a cafe and a huge collection of antique and vintage furniture, toys and memorabilia, as well as an art gallery. When I started reading it, I thought I was reading Conan the Barbarian. Only later did I realise the stories within didn't match up with other people's reviews. (Thanks to Goodreads scan function on iPhone for sorting me out!) Initially I was disappointed. I wanted to read the original book first, but when I started reading I changed my mind. I think this book is a kind of a 'best of' compilation. It contains a series of short stories of varying lengths, depicting different stages in the Cimmerian's life. Given the time that Conan was written and the impression I'd gained from Savage Sword and the Conan films, I think I was expecting something akin to a more polished version of the fabled 'Eye of Argon' https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Eye... I was steeling myself for a tale of a swarthy, larger than life hero, drinking, plundering and bedding wenches.The reality was actually... Neither entirely this, nor entirely NOT this.I've recently been reading The Last Dragon Slayer as part of a read-through to ensure the story up to the end of the as yet unpublished book 5 'The Temple of the Mad God' all ties in properly. As I read this and Conan back to back, I was able to compare and contrast Howard's Conan the Cimmerian with my Korhan the Silavrian. The conclusion I come to is that they are similar in name ONLY. Conan translates well into a comic book character, because he almost IS a comic book character, though a likable one. He's larger than life, has super hero like powers, at times appearing essentially invulnerable and he finds himself the central protagonist of various nefarious plots. The world seems to revolve around Conan. His flaws are few and subtle. He reads like a Kirk in a sea of red-shirts. By the time you've read a few of these tales, you start to expect Conan to be the only survivor of the story. You are often rewarded with the smug satisfaction that you were right. Being a companion to Conan the Barbarian is inherently dangerous, only slightly less so if you are female.The book is separated into various short stories, some of which I enjoyed more than others.They are:-"The Phoenix on the Sword""The People of the Black Circle""The Tower of the Elephant""Queen of the Black Coast""Red Nails""Rogues in the House"---"The Phoenix on the Sword"[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Pho...]This was the first story of the book and surprisingly it is about the less developed part of Conan's life, after he has usurped the throne of Aquilonia. Character development is low, but there's a taste of the kind of plotting and dark magic that so often features in Conan stories."The People of the Black Circle"[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Peo...]This one, I really enjoyed. I could almost see the artwork that would accompany this story had it made it to the pages of Savage Sword. The female lead wasn't as well developed as she could have been, but the story was fast paced and exciting. Conan was very much, true to his character in this story. The battle with the Seers was exciting and very 'right' for a Conan tale. The only criticism I could make of this excellent story was the almost over-doing of the 'Kirk in a sea of red-shirts' element of Conan stories."The Tower of the Elephant"[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tow...]Another great story, very reminiscent of Savage Sword. I thought Conan had even found a worthy companion in this story too! I won't spoil it, but let's just say if Conan was the captain of a starship and you were a red-shirt, you really wouldn't want to beam down to the planet as part of his away team. This story reminds me of the scene in the film where Conan and Subatai climb the tower with Valeria to steal the 'Eye of the Serpent'."Queen of the Black Coast"[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_o...]Okay, I'll be honest, I found it a bit bizarre that Belit was so nice to Conan after he'd slaughtered so many of her men. However I found their relationship after that realistic. They seemed a good match for each other. It was interesting to read a story covering Conan's pirate days as this was something Savage Sword didn't seem to cover. It was quite a dark story, it had a strong sense of that ancient, old-world magic and dark gods that feature in so many Conan stories. Not my favourite of the book, but a good one. There's a scene in this story that reminds me of the final battle in Arnie's film where Valeria's spirit appears and says 'Do you want to live forever?'"Red Nails"[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Nails]This was supposedly the last story Robert E. Howard wrote about Conan. It features Conan and Valeria of the Red Brotherhood entering an ancient city called Xuchotil. There are two opposing sides at war in this city, but the plot here is layered. This story follows my own preference for giving two questions for every answer. Only at the very end do you get a grasp for what is really going on. When you see the end, the foreshadowing makes sense, it's a VERY well done story and possibly my favourite of the book. Valeria was great in this story too and proved herself to be an excellent companion for Conan."Rogues in the House"[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rogues_...]I thought this was okay. Not my favourite but worth reading. ------I'd rank the stories in this order:-1. "The People of the Black Circle" & "Red Nails"2. "Queen of the Black Coast"3. "The Tower of the Elephant"4. "The Phoenix on the Sword"5. "Rogues in the House"The ones I ranked 1 and 2 are VERY good. I really enjoyed them. To sum up this whole book I'd start by saying Howard is VERY good at the short story format. He packs a lot of character development and world-building into very few words. His use of language is very satisfying too. It's any easy read with vivid descriptions and rich dialogue, but it's interesting and at times poetic. It's good writing. When I looked at publishing The Last Dragon Slayer back in 2012, I had two problems to overcome. One, that 65,000 words is really too short for adult fantasy, however if I'd written the entire story into one book, it would have been well over a million words and I think publishers and agents would be nervous about putting a work of that size out from an unknown, new author. It strikes me that Howard's model, of publishing short stories set in the same world, featuring the same protagonist could be a sensible option. Conan became a very popular character and mainly through the short stories. If you had a strong following and a fanbase for your protagonist and world, then putting out a novel featuring them might not seem so risky for an agent or publisher. It's food for thought for anyone thinking of writing fantasy or sword and sorcery. The weakness of this book, is that at times it can be predictable. You lose a sense of risk for the character of Conan, partly because you get so used to everyone around him getting killed while he's unharmed. You might not notice this reading his short stories in Savage Sword of Conan or Weird Tales, but reading several back to back in a book like this, it becomes very apparent, perhaps TOO apparent. I really enjoyed the book though and might take a look at another Robert E. Howard Conan book in future. Failing that I might dig out my Savage Sword of Conan magazines from the loft and have a flick through!Paperback:- http://amzn.to/2wwEKa4Martyn StanleyAuthor of:-The Last Dragon Slayer (Free to download)

  • Traci
    2019-06-22 20:07

    How many have you heard of Conan? Big barbarian guy with an even bigger sword? Now how many of you have read Conan? Mmmm...quite a few of you have put down your hands, haven't you? I remember the first time I read Conan. It was during my reading the classics of fantasy goal. Robert E. Howard (the creator of Conan, you didn't think he just appeared on his own did you?) was on every list I could find. But I kept fighting it. Me? Reading Conan? I laughed. I found new (or old, depending on how you look at it) favorites. And it seemed as though each one directed me closer to Conan. And so finally. Caving to 'peer pressure' I bought my first book. It was this heavy thing. Large enough to do justice to Conan himself. (If you pictured him reading.) And on the cover was the picture of a half naked barbarian, and an even more than half naked woman behind him. I felt like a teenage boy trying to buy a copy of Playboy at their local family bookstore. Finally back home I opened up the book to start reading, completely expecting that I had just wasted money, and found what I least expected to...Robert E. Howard could write. I mean really, really, really, write. He was intelligent. He had humor. Irony. He wrote with the prose of a poet. And with a soul that I wasn't expecting at all. And then of course there were the fight scenes...he was a master of choreographing battles with only words. His words came alive. And the unthinkable had happened. I was a fan of Conan. Conan! Me?!Not that these are perfect. They have their faults. Some can be blamed for being a product of their time. There's a bit (some more than a bit) of racism (or at least stereotyping) and sexism. Others can be blamed on a lack of experience and a shortened career. Also being short stories there's a lack of the 'depth' we have come to expect from fantasy today. And don't even try to piece together the narrative into one cohesive puzzle. Conan might go from being a king, to a beggar, to a thief, to a pirate, and back to a king again in one collection. It's more as though Conan is a legendary figure. And that these are the legends about him. Than being any 'true' event being read.But make no mistake. I consider Howard one of the high masters of fantasy. And I don't think he gets the respect he deserves. So I recommend this if you think you know Conan but you don't know Conan.Also recommend to all fans of dark fantasy. Fans of Joe Abercrombie. And my fellow Malazan fanatics.

  • Alan
    2019-06-02 20:55

    Conan: the very name suggests raw, primal savagery. This Cimmerian warrior fulfills the fundamental archetype of a hero who wants nothing more than to slay enemies, conquer kingdoms, confront beasts, and enjoy the pleasures of women. The stories capture the mysticism and allure of a place and time beyond all history, venturing into dark and deeply imaginative and territory. Thus, the adventures of Conan the Barbarian are a graphic, uncompromising, hardcore type of pulp fantasy fiction that's rarely seen in the mainstream.Reading these stories can be a bit dry. Robert E. Howard tends to be wordy and flamboyant, much in contrast to what's seen in Conan's other appearances in media (the films, comics, video games). However, the stories don't disappoint in the level of savage action and imagination; just about every tale pits the titular hero against foreign armies and wicked sorcery. Each story offers an imaginative fantasy landscape that takes Conan from one end of the Earth to the other, from deserts to mountains to lost cities and the high seas. Even if there is a little drag, the stories are truly larger than life.This edition specifically features five popular stories: The Phoenix on the Sword, The People of the Black Circle, The Tower of the Elephant, Queen of the Black Coast, Red Nails, and Rogues in the House. They all cover similar ground: in each story, Conan appears to resolve some issue using sheer brawn and brutal cunning. He usually finds an ally, fights hoards of enemies, fights some source of evil (usually a monster, god, evil magic, something), and then he moves on. Despite being formulaic, some stories succeed more than others. Red Nails is probably the biggest standout, which unites Conan with an ally named Valeria and takes them into the depths of a lost city torn apart by tribal feuding. Queen of the Black Coast has its neat moments, as a pirate-themed tale on the high seas. The Tower of the Elephant is a pretty simple and easy story to digest. I thought that the others were alright. Character building never seems to be a priority in these stories; most side characters and villains tend to be one-sided. It's hard not to love Conan though, for even though little is revealed about his background, the stories underscore his motivations and desires enough to reveal him as a simple man with simple pleasures. Even with all the bloodshed and brutality, Conan is a brute we can root for, because he is so easy to understand, and embodies pure characteristics that everybody (or at least all dudes) can relate to.Robert E. Howard's writing style is quite elegant; the man flexed some impressive writing muscle with his vocabulary and sentence structure skills. He did a great job of conjuring up vivid and highly-detailed imagery, without going too far overboard. Dialogue is not too bad either. Best of all, he fleshed out an entire world and mythology that feels as real as it is primal; it's a universe full of weird-sounding nations and ancient beasts, but always with attention to geography and myth, and it embodies elements from all different parts of the world.The Conan stories are well-written, pretty exciting, and the character is a seminal hero. I did find the stories a bit dry and formulaic, but they have their moments, with Red Nails being the biggest must-read of the lot. If you want a type of fantasy fiction that's blood-soaked and brutal, it doesn't get much classier than this.4/5 (Entertainment: Pretty Good | Stories: Pretty Good | Book: Very Good)

  • Ken
    2019-06-19 02:59

    Conan stories are everything that swords and sorcery tales should be; and this book is basically a Best Of. Phoenix on the Sword, People of the Black Circle, Tower of the Elephant, Queen of the Black Coast, and Red Nails are all top-notch; only Rogues In the House is an "average" Conan story, and average Conan is still better than most.

  • Gabriel Salter
    2019-06-09 20:50

    Reading Conan is a lot like reading teen fiction: at times you know what you're reading is pretty stupid, then you think to yourself, "What did I expect? This is written for 14-year-olds."In the same way, Howard wrote his stories for pulp fantasy fans, people who didn't care about story quality (they were buying these stories from magazines after all) as they did about reading something with magic, intense fight scenes, and sex. Women are almost always poorly characterized in these stories (not unlike Ian Fleming's Bond novels, except worse) and sometimes the fantasy elements are just odd (such as winged men with elephant heads who fly through space).Bottom line, these stories aren't Tolkien-level fantasy, but Howard was just as creative as Tolkien, and his talent and good style show though in these stories. It really is a shame he died before he could switch from writing pulp fantasy to writing fantasy novels. There are flaws, but if you like wild magic and sword-fighting, you'll enjoy this collection.

  • Adam
    2019-06-17 20:06

    Totally fuggin' sweet! Conan in text format is mind blowing. Totally fearless, peerless, and of single minded determination. While the Arnie starred films were essential-sick the book is truly "zomfg waaay better than the movies." In the truest sense, not the lame attempt at street cred "i don't watch screens" gobbledegook.From this collection I specifically read:The Phoenix on the SwordThe People of the Black CircleThe Tower of the ElephantReading thru these certainly hit upon parts from the Arnie films. So that was radical to see how well H-wood intergrated bits n' bobs in addition to "ooh think ah know this part; snap no i don't this is amazing!"Pretty much just sheer action battle magic swords chix monsters, nice clipt descriptions and lovely awkward yet flowy sentence structures. All the battle movements described played vividly for the mind's eye, yet I cannot see how H-wood could pull any of that off, and as such believe the Arnie interpretations to be legit portrayals given limitations of life.So yeh, you need a quick lil pulse poundin' read? This is it!

  • Richard
    2019-06-13 22:59

    An excellent collection of Howard's earliest work- they capture the primal rawness of the sword and sorcery genre birthed from the bloody claws of Conan himself. Howard provides many rip-roaring tales of adventure and combat, made surprisingly fresh by hints at social commentary on the nature of civilization vs. barbarism, as well as ideas that remain original in today's post-Tolkien fantasy. Within the collection, I would choose "Red Nails" as my favorite piece, as the penultimate tale is full of both creative world-building and savage adventure. Excellent pulp from one of the original greats!

  • Stefan
    2019-06-02 03:57

    Some great Conan tales. You cant really go wrong with that. This edition has the cover art of the 2011 movie remake but don`t hold that against it. Other than the main character, some mention of location, cultures and 1 trow away line regarding the tower of the elephant I don't really see how that movie drew any inspiration from these stories. The original movie was closer to the source material than the new one.So the tagline "THE CLASSIC STORIES THAT INSPIRED THE BLOCKBUSTER FILM" could have been left out.

  • Ron Gastgeb
    2019-06-07 02:02

    Lusty tales of adventure abound in this collection of stories by the late Robert E Howard. Conan the Cimmerian finds himself pitted against evil dragons, vile sorcerers, and a wide assortment of nefarious human adversaries. Overtly, often ridiculously masculine and steeped in racism (the evil men are nearly always black), the tales contained in this volume can be rather off-putting to one of "modern" sensibilities. Nevertheless, there are some grand tales of high adventure hiding here, waiting for those willing to wade far enough in.

  • John Schneider
    2019-06-17 01:04

    A rock solid fantasy adventure, the short stories of Conan the Barbarian are still great to read today. Although Conan the Barbarin might never win literary acclaim, the stories of this quick witted barbarian will engage the lover of fantasy. Robert E. Howard deserves praise for creating such a character as Conan - the barbarian smart enough to outwit a wizard but uncivilized enough to care not much for how the wizard was trying to kill him.

  • Bane Kuntzenstein
    2019-06-27 03:49

    Good little short read. 4-5 short stories about Conan. They were generally good but I didn't like how disconnected they were. I guess I want more of a novel then disconnected short stories, even if there is one character that binds them all together. Anyway, this is just what I needed after giving up on the Malazan Book of the Fallen series - an enjoyable light, quick and easy read for my brain.

  • Hans
    2019-05-28 04:05

    A fun read. Best stories were Tower Of the Elephant and Rogues in the House; the worst stories, which were still pretty good, were Red Nails and Queen of the Black Coast. I would have liked an introduction to explain why these particular stories and why in the order they are presented (which is neither fictionally nor really chronological).

  • Ahmed Al-Sheikh
    2019-06-24 02:56

    The funny thing is, while it claims that its the stories that inspired the film, it's also a collection of the best stories to get Conan fans caught up. With tales like "people of the black circle," "red nails," "tower of the elephant," and "queen of the black coast," among others, it's the best collection of Conan tales to take on a trip.

  • John
    2019-06-06 01:03

    With the new Conan movie coming out - I saw the book and said what the heck. The book is a classic, the really first fantasy written in the early 1930's. Fantasy is not really my cup o'tea but this is really well written.

  • Jean-Paul
    2019-06-03 19:58

    http://www.ironjean.com/2014/07/summe...

  • Derykm
    2019-06-16 22:44

    Even though this book is comprised of short stories by Robert E. Howard about Conan, I found this book hard to keep me interested.

  • Johnny
    2019-05-28 20:54

    Re-reading collection, still like them all.

  • Steven
    2019-06-16 01:53

    Awesomesauce and good inspiration.

  • D.
    2019-05-27 21:41

    "Slaying is cursed dry work." -Conan