“Tyrant Love” / Memorable Fancies #1433

[“Tyrants ... are gathered together with sex workers, seemingly part of an increasing crowd of loveless figures.” – Judith Butler] I love the people I force to obey me. Don’t I? And the whores in my dungeon – when they call me “your lordship” and plead for their lives, they – they say they love me, too. There is a ceremony in the temple, once each year, where I am symbolically killed and rise again as their loving savior. A form of this drama is acted out in the dungeons too, but without love, … [Read more...]

“The Language of Statues – I” / Memorable Fancies #046

There are many statues of me, a new one every few days. I don’t know how they came to be there, but suddenly – there they are, and I am once again delighted, and my courtiers are amused. Some of the statues are life-size, some smaller, some larger. I like the larger ones best. I see at least one statue of me whenever I’m being driven through the capital, or taken for a stroll in the presidential gardens, or visiting our far-flung troops to encourage their valiant fight. I am slowly … [Read more...]