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!


Book 1, Part 5.2: Hera Never Pries

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Sometimes Zeus can be so adorable and then other times…

Although, I struggle with this part of the story because I can see both Hera and Zeus’ side of the story. Zeus is annoyed because Hera is trying to be involved in something that’s really none of her business and Hera is annoyed because Zeus is flirting with other woman and not treating her like an equal; Zeus is defensive because Hera is so aggressive, and Hera is aggressive because Zeus is so condescending… There is a lot going on there.

Anyway. There you go! The end of Book 1. Sunday we shall begin Book 2.

But I do have a problem. I am running out of my allotted image space on WordPress and I do not have money to upgrade. I only have 1-3 more posts before I will hit a brick wall of NOPE YOU CAN’T POST ANYMORE IMAGES so… 0_0 I have no idea what I’ll do this coming week, and now that I’m in full-swing of my two jobs I’m not sure when I’ll have the time to figure it out -_- ‘Tis a puzzlement. UGH, being part of the Working Class and being poor is STUPID. Ahem. Anyway. We’ll see what happens.

BUT, next Sunday we shall meet Dream and return to Agamemnon and Odysseus.


 

Book 1, Part 5.1: The Melodrama of Zeus

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Oh no! What will happen next!? Find out on Wednesday ๐Ÿ˜‰

ALSO: I never thought I would ever be saying this, but I think Zeus is becoming one of my favourite characters. He’s just so dramatic and over-the-top.

BTW: In the first picture the person directly behind Zeus is Dionysos. I wanted to sneak him into the story. ๐Ÿ˜›

Thetis & Peleus: Not a Love Story

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Yeah.

So.

The Greek world was not pro-consent. *insert evil look here*

Also, Achilles is definitely the son of Peleus. Crying by the sea runs in the family, apparently.

To read the full story (which I stole from Ovid) click HERE.

This has been your extra post, and unless something weird happens, we shall return on Sunday for part 5.1.

Book 1, Part 4.2: Odysseus Doesn’t Get Lost

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Yes, I am making fun of Odysseus… HOWEVER, I will say that I like Odysseus more in The Iliad than inย The Odyssey.

Also, poor Patroclus. Gotta’ give that dude props. He is a good friend and puts up with a whole lot of Achilles’ nonsense.

Join us next week for the last of book one *GASP!* Yes, we will finish book one next Wednesday *faints from shock*. I am not sure of a title yes, but it will be something like: Hera Never Pries or something like that. There will also be more of Thetis, mwahaha.


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Book 1, Part 4.1: Achilles Cries to His Momma

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  1. Briareus is kind of disturbing, which just goes to show I should probably NOT come up with character designs late at night.
  2. Thetis is much sassier than I had originally thought she would be, which pleases me greatly.
  3. Achilles didn’t necessarily blackmail his mother, but I wouldn’t put it past him, especially with Thetis’ sketchy relationship with Peleus (there will be more details about this in the future).
  4. I only now realized that half the time I use Latin spellings and half the time use Greek spellings for the names of people and places… which is inconsistent of me and I apologize. If I ever put this together as a book I’ll have to go through and fix that. Ah well. When you do research you’ll see it’s pretty inconsistent out in the world too.

Next time we will learn what is going on with Odysseus…

Book 1, Part 3.2: A Problem With Obedience

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One: I don’t know what happened to Briseis’ eyes – but her life is terrible.

Two: I doubt Patroclus actually gave Briseis a knife, but I have my reasons for putting this in.

Three: Talthybius and Eurybates were not on the character list (they aren’t very important and only show up like two more times). Talthybius shows up in Euripides playย Hekuba and Eurybates is Obdysseus’ squire and is, apparently, described as “dark-skinned and curly-haired.” I originally drew Talthybius as the shorter one and Eurybates as the taller one, but after reading that I switched them around. [ALSO: if I ever turnย Hekuba into a comic YES he will show up there… There is a mid-to fair chance this will happen one day before I die.]

Today’s post is shorter, but Sunday will probably end up being long *sigh*

WHICH by the way, will be called something likeย Achilles Cries to His Momma, so be excited for the appearance of Thetis.


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