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Taberna Vitalis: Introduce yourself

Postby Spqrblues on Wed Mar 28, 2007 7:05 am

Say hello, and get a free sausage roll.
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Postby Shishio on Sat Mar 31, 2007 12:07 pm

Hello. Can I get a sketch with that sausage roll?
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Postby Spqrblues on Sat Mar 31, 2007 2:24 pm

Perhaps a sketch of a sausage roll. I'll see what we have in the back storage room....
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Postby Prettydragoon on Sun Apr 01, 2007 9:06 am

Ave and by Iuppiter! *teeheehee* Everything that I know about classical times, I learned from Asterix. So... could I have some garum on that sausage roll?
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Postby Spqrblues on Sun Apr 01, 2007 12:56 pm

prettydragoon wrote:Ave and by Iuppiter! *teeheehee* Everything that I know about classical times, I learned from Asterix. So... could I have some garum on that sausage roll?

Mus will be glad to make available to you a wide variety of garum, from the light and tangy to the thick and bizarre, and also many Kosher varieties available. Apparently there was a big need for suppliers of specialised garum in the Empire--because who knows what ended up in those vats at your run-of-the-mill fish-pickle factory? :P

Yum, rotted fish! :D
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Postby Patrick Brown on Wed May 09, 2007 3:49 pm

Everything I know about garum I learned from Boris Johnson's The Dream of Rome. And doesn't he make it sound appetizing.

Anyway, I've read SPQR Blues and your other stuff over the last couple of days, and may I say Bravo! As a cartoonist, ancient history geek and Donna Barr fan this is right up my street. Likeable characters, nicely drawn, and the Year of Four Emperors. Fantastic. I dug that little "Quid est Valentine's Day?"/"Nescio" exchange on Daily Angst as well.

You might want to check out my forthcoming CG webcomic, The Ulster Cycle. I'll be serialising it here as soon as my site's up and running, but there are some pages online at my ComicSpace page.

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Postby Spqrblues on Wed May 09, 2007 5:24 pm

Hi, Patrick--nice to meet you!

My new job (I just started this week) has knocked the stuffing out of the SPQR Blues schedule. So many images are swirling around in my head searching for a way out and onto a page, I know they're going to burst out and draw themselves sooner or later if I don't get moving. Please keep checking the site--it won't be too much longer before there's an update ::knock on a wooden barrel of garum:: :)
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Postby Patrick Brown on Tue May 15, 2007 1:56 pm

Hope the new job's going well, and don't panic about the update schedule. I'm now serialising The Ulster Cycle on a Wordpress blog, because on examination maintaining a ComicGenesis site seemed to be just too much work. Call over and leave a message!

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Postby T. Mummius on Thu Aug 30, 2007 12:18 am

Hello -- it's two hours til lunchtime yet, so I keep that saussage roll for later --
I've said how I stumbled upon SPQRBlues in that topic "Love the comic" (must have been that keyword "love").
I nearly spent three hours yesterday catching up on the current storyline. I'm really amazed. That's an enormous project and I wish you all possible luck and support of the good fortunes around.

As to introduce myself, I'm old (41), art director in an internet agency, and so mad about Romanitas that I've painted the walls of my toilet in 3rd pompeian style. My avatar, however, resembles myself a bit (when I was younger) - that picture struck me dead in an exhibition about Pompeji some six years ago, and re-triggered that Rome-craziness I had when I was a kid.
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Postby Spqrblues on Thu Aug 30, 2007 5:56 am

T. Mummius wrote:Hello -- it's two hours til lunchtime yet, so I keep that saussage roll for later --
I've said how I stumbled upon SPQRBlues in that topic "Love the comic" (must have been that keyword "love").
I nearly spent three hours yesterday catching up on the current storyline. I'm really amazed. That's an enormous project and I wish you all possible luck and support of the good fortunes around.

Thank you! And welcome. I am in the middle of some scary dentistry (I leave for my next appointment in about 15 minutes), but once I get past this, the rest of the current chapter is sitting anxiously in my head waiting to get out.

As to introduce myself, I'm old (41), art director in an internet agency, and so mad about Romanitas that I've painted the walls of my toilet in 3rd pompeian style.

Mine is Pompeiian red with framed 3rd-style paintings. We should post photos! My living room is a 3rd-style work in progress, and I've repeatedly threatened to paint a friend's computer room, too. If I could, I'd happily turn an entire house into a miniature Herculaneum with appropriate furniture. (My wild dream is to own enough property to build a home that looks a little Roman street with shopfronts, apartments, and a modest mansion at the end... sans volcano, I should think. I'm just so much better suited for Roman architecture.)

My avatar, however, resembles myself a bit (when I was younger) - that picture struck me dead in an exhibition about Pompeji some six years ago, and re-triggered that Rome-craziness I had when I was a kid.

Isn't it weird how these things happen? Over and over as I look at archaeological artifacts I find things that are in just the right place for the comic's storyline.

There's a fairly regular conversation about the comic going on at LiveJournal, but it might be nice to drum up more conversation here, as well :D
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Postby T. Mummius on Thu Aug 30, 2007 7:03 am

I've got some pictures online, here in the fourth (or fifth) row from above:
http://www.montagsfisch.de (I wanted to go a little bit more towards Domus Aurea style and add the typical northwest provinces candelabra, but while I was at work I started adding silly details until every chance of authenticity was blown)

About the findings that "fit right in": that's what struck me about SPQRBlues, it feels right. It's obvious you love the characters. And the era. And all. Love shows.

Btw. I keep my fingers crossed for you, regarding your dentistic ordeal.
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Postby Spqrblues on Tue Sep 04, 2007 8:06 pm

T. Mummius wrote:I've got some pictures online, here in the fourth (or fifth) row from above:
http://www.montagsfisch.de (I wanted to go a little bit more towards Domus Aurea style and add the typical northwest provinces candelabra, but while I was at work I started adding silly details until every chance of authenticity was blown)

Great details, though. What a lot of work you put into it. I'm itching to paint a wall now, but maybe I should focus on the getting the comic back in shape :D
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Re: Taberna Vitalis: Introduce yourself

Postby Hobbit1123 on Wed Apr 09, 2008 4:41 pm

Salvete omnes! I am Alex, and I found this via those nifty little Project Wonderful links. I spent much time that I should have spent doing homework (i.e. translating the Aeneid for my Latin class -_-) But anyhoo, I'm a Classics Education major, so when I saw something called "SPQR Blues" I had to check it out.

On a side note, it's kinda depressing that this forum has been abandoned thus.

And as for the sausage roll, I'll take that. And, what the hell, tell Mus I'll try some of his garum!
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Re: Taberna Vitalis: Introduce yourself

Postby Spqrblues on Fri Apr 11, 2008 12:14 pm

Salve, Alex!

One order of sausage rolls, extra garum, coming up... :D

The conversation mostly happens on http://meritahut.livejournal.com--sometimes a little bit of chit chat, sometimes a lot. It helps that so many people have lj accounts or can just post anonymously, and can comment on a specific day's comics.

I was thinking about pushing conversation back over here, or maybe starting a separate forum on spqrblues.com, but I think folks are pretty happy on lj. For the time being, anyway!

Thanks for stopping by--and for reading the comic. I'm glad the Project Wonderful links have been working (it really is a nifty system). Today's comic is ready but will have to wait for the wee hours to be posted, as I will be out late tonight, no doubt getting crazy in some pub on the Decumanus Maximus.
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Re: Taberna Vitalis: Introduce yourself

Postby radconPU83 on Sat Dec 24, 2011 4:22 am

AVE!

I am a High School Science teacher at a school that says the Pledge of Allegiance in Latin as well as a somewhat inactive member of the SCA. I also work in the summer as the Nature director and Chaplain at a Scout Camp.
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Re: Taberna Vitalis: Introduce yourself

Postby Spqrblues on Mon Dec 26, 2011 9:14 am

Nice to see you here! I mostly focus on messages on Livejournal, but however you find your way to the comic, it's all good :D

Now, I have to get focussed on getting at least one more comic done in 2011!
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