Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Some assorted notes.

Firstly: I shall answer the questions posed in the comments from the last post. Those are D&D miniatures, and I did in fact paint them myself. I don't sell them frequently, as I typically do them for relaxation or my campaign. I've done commissions in the past, as doing custom miniatures is really the only way to guarantee that somebody wants to buy the durned thing.

Secondly: Does anybody know how to disable to damned Captcha? I hate those things, and so do you, so help me out here. Edit: Fixed. Thanks, folks!

Finally: I'm reading Daphnis & Chloe, the Hellenistic novel by Longus. (I'm reading it in the original 2nd century Greek, as this is my field of study.) Whilst reading, it became evident that two of the themes which permeate the novel most fully are mimesis -most familiar to all of you via Dawkins' appropriation of the word in creating 'meme', just as 'genesis' is the root of 'gene'- and eroticism. The idea I'm now exploring is that sex (at least to the Greeks) is a mimetic representation of love (eros) in a physical medium. Thoughts? The inputs of those majoring in anthropology, sociology, ancient studies, psychology, or cognition would be especially valuable.

31 comments:

  1. Go to settings and then go to the comments tab and then second last quest click no.

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  2. Great blog. Keep up the work

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  3. ya its under hte settings thing then comments... gawd filling those out is annoying (and it looks like u fixed it already)

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  4. Cool looking blog, keep it up.

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  5. Thanks for commenting on my last post! Your input will help me with my next one.

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  6. wow man.. great post.. keep working

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  7. sounds interesting. ill be following :P

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  8. Following you, can you give a detail review?

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  9. I think the captchas are out of our control.
    following~

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  10. I can't separate love and sex myself. I have to be affectionate to that degree to express myself fully.

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  11. I've tried to do D&D minis , they all sucked, so I have a few that are unpainted that I like lol.

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  12. This is freakin awesome! Miniatures definitely take skill. I stick to model cars. Most of my cars come out pretty damn good. Check out my blog sometime, I might post them up!

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  13. Do you paint those miniatures? Great

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  14. Wow those miniatures look amazing. Very talented!

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  15. I enjoy multiple subjects in a post.

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  16. I got lost with your analogy on the last one. Could you elaborate?

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  17. Cant wait to hear more of your thoughts on the novel

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  18. Great work whit thos D&D miniatures.

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  19. When it comes to your post, GTL can also stand for "Great Thoughts at Length"... keep it up!

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  20. wait, you actually PLAY dnd with these miniatures? i always thought dnd was pen&paper only.

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  21. You've made some interesting points... I also have some points (actually bubbles) on Enhanced by MS Paint :)

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  22. keep it up its good to have hobbies

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  23. I have to agree with you here. Check out my other TS blog, Swift Fanatics!

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  24. aGas- some only use pen&paper, and some use miniatures, it's different and sometimes easier, or more fun.

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  25. how much can you sell one of those for??

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