The Crusades: A Complete Clustercuss

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Long story short: an angry mob forms, hits the road, and forgets their original purpose, but continue to pretend to know what they’re doing.
  • A passing name drop with little to no explanation in elementary/high school. Most schools in the United States just keep repeating US history and don’t bother with world history. Cuss, they barely do an adequate job on US history, it depends on the teachers. Remember, I love history and paid attention, so I’d know if it got mentioned more often. I also lived in five states.
  • Occasional appearances in media, such as Kingdom of Heaven or Seventh Seal, and let’s not forget Disney’s Robin Hood. There was that short lived Knightfall show.

Why am I talking about this now?

Honestly, I have no idea. It was a spur of the moment thing. Maybe I’ve been talking about pop culture history and theory so much lately that I just couldn’t help but flex my other wing and give myself a breather on writing about cinema. I think I’ll be chasing down a Master’s sometime in the future, so I gotta get myself back into shape for academic style writing. At least, SOMEWHAT academic.

Am I qualified to do this?

I’m not really sure. Not nearly as much as some, but better than most?

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Boom, roasted.

What’s with the “cuss” thing?

That’s a little gag I’m stealing from Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr. Fox. You see, I’m a bit of a potty mouth, so to curb that for general audiences and to remain amusingly relatable and yet proper, I’m just going to censor any curse word with the general “cuss” instead.

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As you can probably guess, I’m not going to stray entirely from pop culture references.
  1. Always follow up on whatever I tell you in the tales to come. I’m giving a VERY general overview, so diving in deeper is highly encouraged.
  2. History does not repeat itself. However, it does rhyme. Events will not occur exactly the same, but they can be remarkably similar.
  3. Anyone who trots around saying “Deus vult” and intends to dominate others is trash. I’ll be using it sparingly as a joke or for historical purpose.
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Crusader? I hardly know her!

Spanish/Venezuelan ‘Murican. I’ve got a degree in film and in history, and a bad appetite for puns. Follow me so that I can survive in this world. RIP Harambe.

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