noocyte replied to your post: why am i looking up obscure french royalty on wikipedia
OK, what is the most anticlimactic death ever?
Gaston III of Foix. He died from a stroke while washing his hands. After returning from a fucking bear hunt.
Incidentally, the Bals des Ardents is really interesting. That’s a pretty weird way to go.
Which one? Douglas or his father?
That sounds awesome! What’s it going to be about?
it’s about a girl named isabelle whose boyfriend disappears while looking for mushrooms. she goes to look for him, but it turns out that the guy who owns the land he was hunting on enjoys killing people for fun and is responsible for a bunch of disappearances that occured in the surrounding area. her cousin and his fiancee join her to defeat him. she also enjoys trying to experience the divine.
originally it was going to be about her cousin, but i realized that i didn’t give a shit about him and isabelle was far more interesting. he’s just there for moral support or something.
Most of the heroes were pretty brutal and nasty people, too. Many of the quests they go on are often to atone for some violent, irrational thing they did. What is your favorite story from Greek mythology?
I always liked the story of Echo and Narcissus. It was so tragic but also quite beautiful at the same time. I also liked Medea’s story.
What’s Rex Mundi about?
It takes place in an alternate history 1930s France, where the Reformation and Catholic/Protestant split never happened. There’s this guy, Julien, who uncovers a conspiracy involving the Catholic Church and the Duke of Lorraine, who wants to start the new Crusades. There’s a lot I missed the first time around, and it’s probably my favorite comic series of all time.
That’s the Marquis de Sade, right?
Yes. The characters and story are interesting, it’s just that the philosophical lectures are really boring and long-winded. His ideas about religion might have been revolutionary in 1700s France, but in 2012 I’ve already read the same stuff in every Internet discussion about atheism.