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Re^2: My foremost goal in 2009 is to:

by Illuminatus (Curate)
on Jan 17, 2009 at 14:15 UTC ( #737033=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: My foremost goal in 2009 is to:
in thread My foremost goal in 2009 is to:

... it's actually literature
...and mythology. I think Odin, Thor, Frey, et al, would place them firmly in the minus column. Polyphemus is also generally not the sort to meet in a dark alley. Numerous giants are mentioned in the Old Testament, all of bad disposition. Finally, in a blend of literature and mythology, there is Cthulhu and his lot, who make all the rest look like angels in comparison.

On the plus side (again from literature), there is Henry_Pym, aka 'Giant Man'. Definitely a good guy, but a 9.9 on the superhero 'Lame Scale'...

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Re^3: My foremost goal in 2009 is to:
by ambrus (Abbot) on Jan 18, 2009 at 09:27 UTC

    Also, in Roald Dahl's book, The BFG, there's exactly one friendly giant and about a dozen really unfriendly ones.

      Then there's the giant in Ender's Game, which is somewhat... disturbing. (The giant, not the book.)

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