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JD Peterson introduces a lunatic epic poem parody of Homer's Odyssey that occurs on a distant planet called Orn. This tiny planet, hidden in a corner of our (or some other) galaxy, is a subject of modest debate among Earth’s xenohistorians. Only a select few on Earth (individuals who prefer to remain anonymous) know much about this planet, and researchers have discovered a rich body of Ornian literature that seems to have had a significant influence on the myths and legends of Earth. Indeed, we know that Ornians have visited Earth for thousands of years, exchanging tales with a few of our most famous early historians as well as with more contemporary writers. Ernest Hemingway himself is rumored to have said, “An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with Ornians.” And Groucho Marx was heard to say, “Well, Orn is Orn, isn't it? Still, on the other hand, water is water. And east is east and west is west and if you take cranberries and stew them like applesauce they taste much more like prunes than rhubarb does.” Of course, these quotes have been changed by those who either didn’t hear them correctly or don’t believe in Orn. Nevertheless, the titles of some of JP Homer's early discovered works include "Of Dar Mofts and Men", "The Guy Who Killed His Father and Married His Mother", "The Wizard of Orn", "War and Peas", "Alice in Underwhere", and "The Thesoddy", as well as dozens of others with themes or titles that often appear similar to later Earthly writings. The author translated The Thesoddy after he discovered a very old copy in an abandoned house in Boston, Massachusetts. It had apparently been used to line exotic bird cages, adding some additional challenges in the translation of this material from ancient Ornian, which is apparently similar to Pig-Latin. If you have ever read the Odyssey and enjoy parody, then get set for this tale of Thesod of Freeny. He is sent on a long adventure to find the Goddess Afrodainty to try to save his country, encountering horrible storms, sea monsters, heroic swordplay, witches and sorceresses, angry Gods, crazy nomads, a beautiful princess, helpful dwarves, amnesia, and lunatic humor. With only a silly band of green, large-nosed dar mofts as a crew and a ship made of lead, Thesod uses wit, courage, and a lot of luck to get to his journey's end. But beware! You may never be the same after encountering he zany humor, bad puns, crazy rhymes, and general lunacy, Did this tale, written thousands of years before Earth’s recorded history, in?uence our own Homer’s Odyssey? You can decide. At any rate, J.P. Homer’s tales are shining examples of the literature of Orn without which we would not have as much literature from Orn.
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