ooh, lookie, new page, turns out that knowing that the sad old pic was up for everyone to see was just the motivation I needed to get this one done.
Before anyone asks, no they can't get better. One the Aliquid is gone, It's gone for good. Even in normal Solifidians the Aliquid can slip up and shut down under extreme conditions anf come back later, but if it's destroyed that's the end.
Aliquid was used by the ancheints to refer to a thing's identity, specificaly it's identity in terms of what it is not. I used it for my little metaphysical world because it is the part of the solifidian that is unique from the other solifidians of the creature's race. (who was working on the comic while writing a philosophy paper? Dai was working on the comic while writing a philosophy paper).
quote of the day:
"Good evening, gentlemen!" said the vampire. "Please pay attention. I am a reformed vampire, which is to say that I am a bundle of suppressed instincts held together with spit and coffee. It would be wrong to say that violent, tearing carnage does not come easily to me. It's not tearing your throats out that doesn't come easily to me. Please don't make it any harder"
-Monstrous Regiment, Terry Pratchett
Yup, like the title says, hun, you got yourself a new fangirl. ^_^ I liked the comment you made on my story so much that I decided to fly on over. O_o A lil bizarre that both our stories involves a dragon that can shape-change. But my dragon's dead. ^^; Poor thing. I love this whole story (sat here and read the whole thing in five hours. @__@ DAIN BREAD!) The use of color in your comic is wonderful. In some ways it reminds me of Shutterbox and in others my brain is like WTH, why are you even thinking about that when reading such a superior piece? You should really consider submitting this for print. ^_^
Philosophy paper? Well, that explains a lot...
I heard there's a discussion going on whether or not and why we still need mythology at all, especially the kind of mythology that's meant to entertain.
I still think you make that mythology work... it's just some fundamental philosophical/sociological question.
I think that human nature requires things like mythology and rituals to give our lives meaning. mythology is just another form of religion. one of the major modern problems is that we've lost the religious center of our culture, so we're all lost and don't know where we're going. I envy religious people because they have direction, but i'm too cinical to buy into anything. Nowadays we just ritualise things like the superbowl to fill in the gaps in our lives.
(this was a big discussion topic in the class) I'm really interested in the relation between human cultures and psycology and their myths, so that's why myths and their power are playing such a big role in my story.
I agree. Though I was a bit unspecific in my last post: I really meant to say: Why do we need MORE new myths? We can't really treat myths like religion any longer, because we do not BELIEVE in them. So we use them to entertain... But then we have to compare them with non-mythological stories. The most obvious difference, I think, is that myth requires a more or less "closed world" that, in modern times, is categorized as fiction. We may say: it requires study. Or: understanding a mythological story requires study of the mythology at work in the background. This seems somewhat at odds with the postmodernist spirit, which fragmentarizes storytelling and gets rid of "complete" ideologies.
When studying other peoples' myths this dilemma of course does not come into play. But there's a gap between study and entertainment. I meant to talk about myths meant to entertain - the sort we're telling ourselves.
Modern myths split up into the ritualised kind (you mentioned sports) and the literary kind (Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Matrix). For me, the latter excludes rituals, although it can be ritualised by going to conventions, special cinema showings etc.