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Whose Side were You On?

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Whose Side of the Trojan War are You On?
« on: April 12, 2013, 12:53:44 am »
This is just for fun. Your reasons could be as simple as I worship this god, etc. I, for one, sided with the Trojans because I liked the pairing of Helen and Paris :)
« Last Edit: April 12, 2013, 12:55:10 am by Astani »

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Re: Whose Side of the Trojan War are You On?
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2013, 01:16:41 am »
Quote from: Astani;105055
This is just for fun. Your reasons could be as simple as I worship this god, etc. I, for one, sided with the Trojans because I liked the pairing of Helen and Paris :)

 
Hector FTW!

And most of my favourite Olympians are on the Trojan side, so there's that.

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Re: Whose Side of the Trojan War are You On?
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2013, 02:22:27 am »
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Hector FTW!

And most of my favourite Olympians are on the Trojan side, so there's that.

The Trojans! Hector fought for his God's and country!
« Last Edit: April 12, 2013, 02:23:30 am by Cabal »
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Re: Whose Side of the Trojan War are You On?
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2013, 02:48:30 am »
Quote from: Astani;105055
This is just for fun. Your reasons could be as simple as I worship this god, etc. I, for one, sided with the Trojans because I liked the pairing of Helen and Paris :)

 
As much as I <3 Odysseus, I'm gonna have to go with the Trojans too. Paris may or may not have been the tooliest of ancient tools (he invented the screw, amirite?) but the rest of 'em were just doing the best they could to not get completely destroyed.
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Whose Side of the Trojan War are You On?
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2013, 03:32:50 am »
Quote from: Astani;105055
This is just for fun. Your reasons could be as simple as I worship this god, etc. I, for one, sided with the Trojans because I liked the pairing of Helen and Paris :)

I have to go with the Trojans. I've always been fascinated by Cassandra. And I played Iphigenia in my university's production of The Orestia, so I have a bit of a bias against Agamemnon. :p
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Re: Whose Side of the Trojan War are You On?
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2013, 07:46:07 am »
Quote from: Astani;105055
This is just for fun. Your reasons could be as simple as I worship this god, etc. I, for one, sided with the Trojans because I liked the pairing of Helen and Paris :)

 
Where is the "sit on the sidelines and watch both sides destroy each other" option?  I honestly have zero sympathy for both the Achaeans and the Trojans.  And this is tied to my dislike of Helen as a character.  All that fighting for someone who is clearly a sociopath?  Best to just chain her to a rock and feed her to a sea monster.


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Re: Whose Side of the Trojan War are You On?
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2013, 07:50:49 am »
Quote from: Astani;105055
This is just for fun. Your reasons could be as simple as I worship this god, etc. I, for one, sided with the Trojans because I liked the pairing of Helen and Paris :)

I really don't have a side, but if I had to choose, I'd back the Achaeans because that's the side Athena backed.
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Re: Whose Side of the Trojan War are You On?
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2013, 08:19:34 am »
Quote from: Astani;105055
This is just for fun. Your reasons could be as simple as I worship this god, etc. I, for one, sided with the Trojans because I liked the pairing of Helen and Paris :)

 
I have to agree with Mel

Both sides did things that led up to this conflict, both sides did horrors - all at the will of the Gods.

I'll sit this one out, share some popcorn and beer and wait for the dust to settle.

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Re: Whose Side of the Trojan War are You On?
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2013, 11:17:40 am »
Quote from: Astani;105055
This is just for fun. Your reasons could be as simple as I worship this god, etc. I, for one, sided with the Trojans because I liked the pairing of Helen and Paris :)

 
I'll go with the Achaeans because I side with Hera. I would have given the golden apple to her if I were Paris, but maybe I just think her promise of royal power is more appealing than someone else's floozy of a wife lol.

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Re: Whose Side of the Trojan War are You On?
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2013, 11:34:39 am »
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I'll go with the Achaeans because I side with Hera. I would have given the golden apple to her if I were Paris, but maybe I just think her promise of royal power is more appealing than someone else's floozy of a wife lol.

 
Paris was destined to bring about Troy's ruin.  Given how destiny worked in these stories, the same outcome would have happened no matter which goddess he gave the apple to.  

So if he picked Hera or Athena, he would suddenly become an Alexander the Great type figure, conquering the Hittites and possibly displacing Agamemnon as the High King of the Greeks.  Troy, now the center and capitol of a vast empire becomes a tantalizing target to the Sea Peoples a few decades later.

Or I may have been over thinking this a bit much....


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Re: Whose Side of the Trojan War are You On?
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2013, 11:48:13 am »
Quote from: Lokabrenna;105056
Hector FTW!


 
Yes! Hector, woooooo! Hector is one of the few characters in the story I sympathized with.

Agamemnon was an ass, Achilles acted like a pouty drama queen. Granted I couldn't stand Paris either. I think the Trojans should have thrown him out on his delicate buttocks.

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Re: Whose Side of the Trojan War are You On?
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2013, 01:40:23 pm »
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Paris was destined to bring about Troy's ruin.  Given how destiny worked in these stories, the same outcome would have happened no matter which goddess he gave the apple to.  

So if he picked Hera or Athena, he would suddenly become an Alexander the Great type figure, conquering the Hittites and possibly displacing Agamemnon as the High King of the Greeks.  Troy, now the center and capitol of a vast empire becomes a tantalizing target to the Sea Peoples a few decades later.

Or I may have been over thinking this a bit much....

 
Indeed, Hector is probably one of the few characters I tolerate. Pity he killed Patroclus.

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Re: Whose Side of the Trojan War are You On?
« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2013, 01:57:33 pm »
Quote from: Astani;105055
This is just for fun. Your reasons could be as simple as I worship this god, etc. I, for one, sided with the Trojans because I liked the pairing of Helen and Paris :)

 
I've always  been fascinated by Troy and having finally got to walk  the streets last summer my answer just has to be Troy!

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Re: Whose Side of the Trojan War are You On?
« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2013, 02:35:42 pm »
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All that fighting for someone who is clearly a sociopath?  Best to just chain her to a rock and feed her to a sea monster.

 
That would've made for a very short book then haha! I'm not too far in the Iliad (I think I'm way past the part where Aphrodite got attacked by Ajax(?)) but what makes you say Helen is a sociopath? All I remember getting from her is that she's kinda bleh and scared of Aphrodite.

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I'll go with the Achaeans because I side with Hera. I would have given the golden apple to her if I were Paris, but maybe I just think her promise of royal power is more appealing than someone else's floozy of a wife lol.


I'd have given Hera the apple, too, actually. Hers was the best prize I think. But then you could also get to be king by winning wars so maybe Athena's... haha I can't pick.

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Re: Whose Side of the Trojan War are You On?
« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2013, 02:46:55 pm »
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That would've made for a very short book then haha! I'm not too far in the Iliad (I think I'm way past the part where Aphrodite got attacked by Ajax(?)) but what makes you say Helen is a sociopath? All I remember getting from her is that she's kinda bleh and scared of Aphrodite.



I'd have given Hera the apple, too, actually. Hers was the best prize I think. But then you could also get to be king by winning wars so maybe Athena's... haha I can't pick.

 
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