Episode 53 - Robert Subiaga about Conan: "Let me live deep while I live"

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Episode:

  • Conan as a literary and cinematic character
  • How Robert can be into Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Robert E. Howard at the same time
  • Manly romanticism
  • Robert E. Howard's over-sized sensitivity
  • Writing with a barbarian with an ax watching over your shoulder
  • Savannah... the Buddha with the D cups, my own personal Zen master, the moon goddess, the chocolate Robin Hood, Nutella-flavored love, the Macgyver of weed
  • I'll try not to kiss Robert or Rich
  • Quoting Queen of the Black Coast
  • Conan as an existential philosopher
  • Quoting Conan in "Create Your Own Religion" when discussing the existence of God
  • "Let me live deep while I live"
  • "I live, I burn with life, I love, I slay, and am content"
  • Nietzsche with a surfboard... the next step in human evolution
  • The relationship between Howard's Conan and Milius' Conan
  • Conan's crucifixion and the vulture
  • "I am not dead yet, motherfucker. And until I'm done... watch out"
  • Grab your crotch, a sword and a jug of red wine and face destiny
  • Everything I know about love I have learned from Conan:
    "There is life beyond death, I know, and I know this, too, Conan of Cimmeria"—she rose lithely to her knees and caught him in a pantherish embrace-"my love is stronger than any death! I have lain in your arms, panting with the violence of our love; you have held and crushed and conquered me, drawing my soul to your lips with the fierceness of your bruising kisses. My heart is welded to your heart, my soul is part of your soul! Were I still in death and you fighting for life, I would come back to the abyss to aid you-aye, whether my spirit floated with the purple sails on the crystal sea of paradise, or writhed in the molten flames of hell! I am yours, and all the gods and all their eternities shall not sever us!"
  • Love... "A naked elemental thing of raw fire and molten lava"
  • Battle as the only thing that can silence the pain
  • "You cannot escape me!" he roared. "Lead me into a trap and I'll pile the heads of your kinsmen at your feet! Hide from me and I'll tear apart the mountains to find you! I'll follow you to hell!"
  • Even among your own people, you don't fit
  • Stoicism, the Nietzschean eternal return
  • Racism in Howard's writings
  • The misguided characterization of heroic fantasy as fascism. Why Nietzsche wasn't a Nazi

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