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.

Book 2, Part 2.1: Thersites Gets a Bad Rap

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You can definitely see the #problemsofclass happening here. Thersites, we are told, is this ugly, misshapen, horrible person. And yet… He says something that is very similar to what Achilles said. He points out the problems of Agamemnon. However, because he is of a lower class he is not allowed to and, indeed, is punished for it. You could try to make the argument that Odysseus, by punishing Thersites himself, is saving him from a worse punishment by Agamemnon, and maybe this is true, but I’m not entirely convinced of it. I think it is more likely that class distinctions were a huge deal. Odysseus is the king of Ithaca, Achilles the king of Pthia, so they get to speak out against kings. Thersites? Not so much.

Poor guy. He never shows up again (as far as I’m aware) so we never really know what happens to him. He’s played his part to remind the audience that there is this hierarchy that exists between kings and commoners, a hierarchy that should not be messed with or shame will happen.

 

 


Book 2, Part 1.2: Odysseus is Persuasive

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I am not sure if I will have a post up this Sunday because of room but… We shall see.

If you enjoy Odysseus and Homer re-tellings GUESS WHAT? There is a collection of short stories coming out 17 October 2017 called A Sea of Sorrow. I’m excited for it. Feel free to check it out. I know one of the authors, and she’s pretty awesome. She’s also written books about Helen that I highly recommend.

That’s all for now! Have a good week my lovelies.

 

Book 2, Part 1.1: Dreams and Lies and Troy Will Die

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There you have it! The beginning of Book 2! I should be able to finish this one up in three parts, but it may take four. I’m still planning stuff out.

Also, Phoenix amuses me. He’s the one pretending to be an insect while Ideomeneus is just like, what?

On Wednesday we will return! There will be Odysseus whacking people with sticks and running around. Huzzah!