Father Jackey sure is a smart***, ain’t he?
Thank you for getting back to the flashback. I was worried that the page labeled “The Far Future” was going to leach all the suspense out of the current plot, but now that we see it is just a possibility (probability?) presented to Father Jackey by Professor Zann at the meeting of the masks, all the suspense is right back in. Perhaps the young Father is being warned that far future will become near future if good men (i.e. him) fail to act?
Oh, and we understand that personal pressures interfere with the work. Take your time. Do it right. We’ll be waiting.
One more thing. Has anyone looked at Professor Zann’s notes through 3-D glasses? Mine are packed away or I wouldn’t have to ask…
Yes, I’ve looked using standard red/cyan glasses. The notes do appear to float off the plane of the comic a bit. In fact, using 3-d glasses to view many pages of the story adds a disordantly neurotic flavor, even when there’s no obvious stereoscopic effect. I suspect that if I tried to go back through the whole archive with these things on, I’d quickly start feeling eye strain and headache…and would NOT BE ABLE TO LOOK AWAY!
@captkiddeo – I had the same thought last week, so I finally checked… whether intentional or not, the notes definitely do react to 3D glasses (Left Blue/Right Red) in places. Particularly on this page in the left half of the panel and on the second panel of the last page the notes do pop from the page. Everywhere else they shimmer but no apparent 3D effect. My guess is that it wasn’t intentional, but I could be wrong. Neat way to view those panels nonetheless.
Panels 2,3 and 4 had me flashing back to “Heavy Metal” magazine as it was back in the 70′s and early 80′s. Too much vampire porn there nowadays but back then there was some pretty excellent art. I understand the issue of a parent’s health. Take good care of your mom.
Please, oh fine Scholars of the net:
this library contains a volume held, by an entire subset of scholarship, to be
(“L.S.B. McCaull’s “‘A Woman Named Damaris’: Pseudo-Dionysius’
Celestial Hierarchy in The Place of the Lion” begins by pointing out
that the De Angelis by Marcellus Victorinus of Bologna, cited in
Williams’s book, is actually Williams’s invention.”)
Is this a joke, or does the tome, in fact, exist? Or “exist”, as it
College library catalogs are subject to pranks. But the only way you’ll find out is to contact the library directly and ask THEM, not us.
Websearch for “De primi peccati introitu, sive, De lapsu angelorum & hominum, tentamen, quo ratio reddatur amico postulanti” says it exists and is available.
Whether it’s the same book cited is another question.
@Oh Lord of Cockroaches:
It is an unusual one: Mr. Williams is not really part of pop culture: & the ascribed editor/commentator 0f the 1873 edition, Charles Barnes Upton, seems to exist-he was a Oxford Professor of philosophy, with an interest in some of the same, well, philosophers Mr. Williams based himself on.
As for “The Fall of Angels & Man”, its neo-Aristotlean, not neo-Platonic.
One did, indeed, initiate things by asking the library:
Thank you for using the e-mail reference service of the Michigan State University Libraries.
You have asked an interesting question. I cannot verify whether the book exists or “exists” because our copy is missing. The record shows that since at least 2007, several searches have been made to find it, all come up empty handed. The record is being withdrawn from the catalog.
We hope this information is helpful. Please contact us if we can be of further assistance.
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Its still on Google Books-
but what is there to review?
There was, also, a Victorinus, at least according to the British Library, who wrote on Unfortunate Love (Mr. Williams focus was on love poetry, rather than the history of metaphysics. It is saying that he refers “Alexander” to the time of Abelard, not that of Bernardus Silvestris), printed, as indeed seems more topical, on the splendid presses of Venice, rather than of distant Paris.
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