Book 3, Part 3.2: Sassy Helen is Sassy

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I KNOW IT’S LIKE A WEEK LATE *sobs* I have been having such a hard time getting used to this working 40+ hours a week in retail standing on concrete being nice to people all day. IT’S SO HARD.

Anyways. I’ll be doing the best I can, but with the holidays coming up I have no idea if I’ll be able to keep any sort of consistent schedule which I KNOW is terrible to do on a blog but I don’t see that I have much of a choice? Other than taking a hiatus which I don’t want to do because I feel like that’s too close to a death sentence. Wow. I’m dramatic.

ANYWAY.

Helen really is a sassy girl. I love it.Paris is ridiculous and hard to take serious. Although, I just finished readingΒ By Helen’s Hand by Amalia Carosella and I love that she shows a different side to Paris.

And I know when Helen says Paris would be “speared to death” she’s talking about an actual spear but I can’t help but imagine Shakespeare showing up with a mug of ale and laughing about euphemisms. Oh, Shakespeare.

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Book 3, Part 3.1: Aphrodite Intervenes

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Sorry this is a week late, my dears! Working 3 jobs caught up with me, as I picked up some extra shifts over the weekend and it pushed all of my plans over into a pile. I am going to step down from teaching for a little while (at least) while I try to get a handle on this double-retailing thing. I am not used to working to retail jobs at a time. It. Sucks. Don’t do it unless you have to, for reals.

ANYWAY. Wednesday we should *fingers crossed* be back on track and hopefully there won’t be anymore interruptions, but with Thanksgiving and Christmas/Yuletide on the horizon I cannot make any promises. However, I shall promise to do my best, because doing these posts are the only non-retail thing I really have in my life right now, so I need that.

I hope you have a good day my lovelies! I shall see you in Olympos on Wednesday.

A “Scary” Story

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Here is a random “scary” story in honour of Halloween/Samhain/Day of the Dead (etc) that happened this week. I find in interesting that this ancient Greek folktale is so similar to one of the Grimm German ones.

Amphimacus was (supposedly) from southwest Anatolia (Turkey). I don’t know whether he would have heard of Athens or not, but in this version he has not.

That is all for now! Have a good rest of your week, my lovelies. May it not be too stressful.

Book 3, Part 2.2: Preparing for the Duel

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I love how everyone is convinced Paris is going to lose the duel *cry-laughs*

My text says that Odysseus was thoughtful right in the middle of sacrifice-time and duel-time and doesn’t say why. Honestly, who knows with that man. He could be thinking about a speech, or some sort of plot, or dreaming about french fries. I know I would be.

Polydamas shows up (he’s in the panel with Diomedes). I’ve only drawn him sitting down and I kind of regret having him stand. I feel like he just always lounges around everywhere.

ALSO, if you need a reminder of who the Trojans are click HERE.

In the last panel Odin shows up. He really needs to be wearing a fabulous wizard hat, but I wanted one of his ravens to be sitting on top of his head (yes, that is a raven *ahem*). For those of you who don’t know, Odin sacrificed his eye in order to gain wisdom/knowledge. He is not actually inΒ The Iliad, but when I imagined Zeus complaining about the burden of knowing things (which he was born with and didn’t need to sacrifice body parts for) Odin just popped up being all, “Really?” and I knew I had to sneak him in here. Mwahahahaha…

Next time we will actually be able to get to the dueling part. SPOILERS, Paris doesn’t die.

 

Book 3, Part 2.1: Enter Helen

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Poor Polydeukes and Kastor.

Also, Antenor is the one talking about Odysseus and his words that are like snowflakes. Antenor, as far as I can tell so far, is equivalent to the Argives’ Nestor, or Charlemagne’s Naimon. He’s the random adviser dude that is close to the king.

Also, be prepared, I am working three jobs now and it is the end of the quarter AND I got pulled over yesterday and now have to spend extra time out of my life fixing my headlight and proving it to the proper authorities -_- which all adds up to meaning: I have no idea if I’ll have Wednesday’s post done in time. I have no backlog soooooo… We’ll see how the next couple of days go.

Hope you lovelies are having a wonderful Sunday that is not too stressful!

Book 3, Part 1.1: Paris is a Coward

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Oh, Paris. You ridiculous boy-child. You have no concept of how much death you will cause, truly.

There are a couple of reasons why I have made Menelaus the way he is, but definitely one of them is to highlight just how ridiculous Paris is.

Also, poor Hector. He does not deserve any of this. Nor does he deserve the weird hair and facial hair that I gave him, but life is not fair to Hector, so neither should his hair be.

Book 2, Part 3.2: Death Comes at the End…

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I honestly do not know what the “shaggy heart” reference means. Maybe that he’s like a mule? Wild-hearted? Courageous? Who knows?

BTW: Myrine (sometimes spelled Myrina) was an Amazon Warrior. She supposedly fought Atlanteans back in the day. This is an important reference because of the tradition that later in the Trojan War Penthesilea, an Amazon, shows up and fights Achilles.

Also: bird omens were a big deal back then. Etruscans were mad good at reading bird signs, but apparently some Greek dudes were pretty good at it too.

AND now we are done with Book 3. Huzzah! Only 21 left to go! Sunday we shall start in on Book 4.

Have a good Wednesday!


 

Book 2, Part 3.1: Homer and Random Greek Dudes

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Yes, those are horses. No, they are not giraffes or dinosaur hybrids.

Also, marsh parsley is similar to celery, apparently, according to my eldest sister’s research.

Also, Menelaus so badly wants to be important, but no one is paying any attention to him. He didn’t even make it into the strip this week, poor guy

And I think that is all! The end of Book 3 will be up on Wednesday! Huzzah!


 

Book 2 Part 2.2: A Prophecy and A Prayer

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Agamemnon is such a moron. Really? You’re going to blame Zeus for all this? Because that’s so smart.

Also, I don’t know what happened to Nestor. He turned into, like, a Southern Pirate Who’s Pretending He Might Be Scottish? I’m not really sure?

Also, Menelaus really wants to be important, but he just isn’t.

ALSO, in other news, I am going to be upgrading so I will have room for pictures. Huzzah for having a retail job. ALSO, I got a new drawing pen, which was exciting.

Next time we learn random stories about random people that aren’t really necessary for the story.