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Frithcast Extra: On TAC Charter Membership

July 25th, 2018

Frithcast Extra – TAC Charter Membership

Big shout out to Tub Welch, member of TAC, who suggested that we cover this in an episode :)   

Things we talk about in this episode:

Opening Music:

'Ancient Whispers I' by P C III, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence.

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/P_C_III/Ad_Astra_Vol_1/03_Ancient_Whispers_I]

 

Closing Music:

'Round II - The Ancients' by Learning Music, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Learning_Music/An_End_Like_This/32_Round_II_-_The_Ancients]

 

Background fire ambience by inchadney from freesound.org

 

***Disclaimer: Kate and Suzanne aren’t the people that decide on Charter Member applications, and have no influence on the people that do. Just so’s you know***

 

Thinking about joining TAC? You can start by looking at TAC on Facebook – The Asatru Community: https://www.facebook.com/TheAsatruCommunity/

This is the big group, and it’s free to join. It’s a good place to start having a nose around. If you click join, you’ll be asked a few questions: your answers help the admins and it’s not an exam! It’s a closed group, but has members who are heathen, curious, people of other faiths, peeps who want to learn more.

 

Bakewell, where the puddings come from: https://www.bakewellpuddingshop.co.uk/ (Other pudding ships are available...)

 

Dauntless: from Veronica Roth’s ‘Divergent’ universe: http://divergent.wikia.com/wiki/Dauntless

 

De-virtualise: Gus Hedges in Drop the Dead Donkey: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drop_the_Dead_Donkey

 

Final Five: a nice obscure reference to the Battlestar Galactica reboot… (WARNING TOTAL SPOILERS AHEAD!) http://galactica.wikia.com/wiki/Final_Five

 

TAC is a universalist group – it’s a socio-political stance which says that anyone can practice Asatru. They take the view that the faith is now a global one, and not restricted to those of Northern European descent or familial connection.

 

Becoming a Charter Member: - Also Free! - donations are not compulsory! TAC is a registered charity in America. Making a donation doesn’t guarantee your membership will be accepted. Not making one doesn’t affect your application either.
Here is where you can find the link to the Charter Membership application forms, it’s on the TAC website: http://www.theasatrucommunity.org/join

 

Here is the Charter Member application form if you are applying as an individual or as a family group: http://www.theasatrucommunity.org/individual-application- (this is the form that we’re talking you through in this episode!)

 

TAC Ambassadors – someone who is a local area lead, who can be a first contact for an area, organise events, post interesting stuff to their regional group. If you’d like to see where your nearest Ambassador is, you can find the global list here: http://www.theasatrucommunity.org/ambassador-list All Ambassadors have TAC e-mail addresses, so you’re welcome to contact them, whether you’re a Charter Member or not.

 

If you’d like to find a military ambassador, head here: http://www.theasatrucommunity.org/military-ambassadors-

 

Read the TAC By Laws before you apply! You can find them here: http://www.theasatrucommunity.org/bylaws

 

Benefits of being a Charter Member:

Regional groups
Specialist groups – including Eir’s Hearth (mental health group), Military Outreach, Heathen Parents of TAC, Heirs of Bifrost (LGBT+ and allies group), Heathen Gamers of TAC, Rune Magic and Study Group, etc.
In-person events in your area through the year
Mimir’s Well – TAC monthly e-magazine
Lead Ambassador’s monthly newsletter (if you choose to opt in)

How to find us online

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Episode 38 - Musical Kennings

July 15th, 2018

Episode 38 – Musical Kennings

 

Things we talk about in this episode:

Opening Music:

'Ancient Whispers I' by P C III, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence.

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/P_C_III/Ad_Astra_Vol_1/03_Ancient_Whispers_I]

Closing Music:

'Round II - The Ancients' by Learning Music, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Learning_Music/An_End_Like_This/32_Round_II_-_The_Ancients]

Background fire ambience by inchadney from freesound.org

Hogswatch/ Soul Cake Duck – both from the Discworld, Terry Pratchett

Yes, there is the heathen equivalent of an Easter Egg hidden away in one of our earlier episodes… ssssshhh, don’t tell everyone.

“That’s a good cup’o’joe.” Monsters vs Aliens (2009) https://www.videodetective.com/movies/monsters-vs-aliens-good-cup-of-joe/963754

Kenning – the Havamal example

the rune poem: ‘the sea-horse on the whale road’

“to ken” in Scot’s dialect

the rune Kennaz

That episode in Star Trek: The Next Generation – “Darmok” (season 5, episode 2) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darmok and http://www.startrek.com/article/one-trek-mind-deciphering-darmok

Spartans at Thermopylae https://www.britannica.com/event/Battle-of-Thermopylae-Greek-history-480-BC

Earth to Asgard https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWmfIacPS94

Freya:
Salute by Little Mix https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kjpa0SMOug0
RESPECT – Aretha Franklin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FOUqQt3Kg0

Frey:
“You don’t half look like your picture,”
Summertime by DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kr0tTbTbmVA
Fields of Gold by Eva Cassidy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UVjjcOUJLE
Diablo Roja by Rodrigo e Gabriella https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgvaEHbeY2k you can watch them playing it live here (with an extra twiddly bit in the middle) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PT9hvyDvKHA

Hel
Living Dead Girl by Rob Zombie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvsMPOfblfg

Skathi
Life on Earth by Snow Patrol https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqYWcp1JH7Y

Baldur
Shine by Take That https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwC1Ctrj6Xk
Titanium by Sia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRfuAukYTKg

Ragnarok
Skyfall by Adele https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HKoqNJtMTQ
Broadsword by Jethro Tull https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVBT6wktF5E
Come with Me Now by Kongos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gz2GVlQkn4Q

Einherjar
The theme from Police Academy (1984). For a more eloquent exploration of reasoning, see this article: http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-dumb-movies-with-disproportionately-awesome-theme-songs/

Being played by a police band: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjWkTm4nTg4

Midgard
Hammer of Bronze by Robert Falkenstein http://www.odins-gift.com/poth/H/hammerofbronze.htm

I’m a Human Being by Sandi Thom https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFCVuvC9iF8

Frigga’s relationship with Odin
The First Time (ever I saw your face) by Roberta Flack https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Id_UYLPSn6U

Loki tied to the rocks, calling out to Odin
Hello by Adele https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQHsXMglC9A

“Covered in bees!” Eddie Izzard, from his Glorious tour https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xs-tl6GBOBo

How to find us online

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Episode 37 - Thor’s Journey to Utgard - part 2

July 1st, 2018

Episode 37 – Thors Journey to Utgard part 2

 

Things we talk about in this episode:

 

Opening Music:

'Ancient Whispers I' by P C III, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence.

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/P_C_III/Ad_Astra_Vol_1/03_Ancient_Whispers_I]

 

Closing Music:

'Round II - The Ancients' by Learning Music, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Learning_Music/An_End_Like_This/32_Round_II_-_The_Ancients]

 

Background fire ambience by inchadney from freesound.org

 

Working Men’s Clubs - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Working_men%27s_club

 

Derby and Joan Clubs – post-war social clubs for senior citizens, often with light entertainment, live music, board games and light refreshments. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darby_and_Joan and https://www.royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk/Uploads/Documents/About%20us/Darby_and_Joan.pdf

 

‘Born to Rune’ Reference to a new leather robe that the Dean makes in Terry Pratchett’s Soul Music published in 1994 http://discworld.wikia.com/wiki/Soul_Music

 

‘That Stone Guy from Ragnarok’ - Korg. See https://www.forbes.com/sites/insertcoin/2017/11/05/five-brilliant-hidden-jokes-you-probably-missed-in-thor-ragnarok/#5d7c20236c5c

 

Thing 1 and Thing 2 – Dr Seuss, The Cat in the Hat http://seuss.wikia.com/wiki/Thing_One_and_Thing_Two

 

“The hero Midgard deserves, not the hero Midgard needs...” parody of The Dark Knight (2008)(ending scene) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2jPwMM7Do4 https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/The_Dark_Knight_(film)

 

“Breaker of crockery.” From Thor (2011) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOztBBSqDTM

 

“You won’t like me when I’m hangry.” Hangry – to be irritable from hunger. Parody of ‘You Won’t like me when I’m angry’, most famously from The Hulk. Head here for the trope: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry and here for the Hulk: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hulk_(comics)

 

“Thor shot first.” Parody of ‘Han Shot First.” Star Wars (IV:A New Hope) – referencing a scene which was changed in the Special Edition of Star Wars, to show Han Solo shooting a bounty hunter in response to being shot at. The original showed him shooting the bounty hunter first (which gives a much better start to his character arc from rogue to hero.) http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Han_shot_first

 

Tricksters and hunger/food – Head back to Frithcast episode 26

 

Pac Man https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pac-Man

 

“Would the Real Slim Shady please stand up?” Slim Shady is an alter ego of the rapper Eminem, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Real_Slim_Shady

 

(As far as Suzanne remembers, in the original when the Giant king explains all his tricks at the end in the original, he misses out Thalfi’s races. Most of the translations and English versions have the giant king explain that Thalfi ran against Hugi – the speed of thought.)

 

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