The original (translated) quote from Plutarch’s Tranquility of the Mind, in case you were wondering;

“Such contentedness and change of view in regard to every kind of life does the infusion of reason bring about. When Alexander heard from Anaxarchus of the infinite number of worlds, he wept, and when his friends asked him what was the matter, he replied, ‘Is it not a matter for tears that, when the number of worlds is infinite, I have not conquered one?'”

Even so, there’s some debate as to the origins of the misquote, but for our purposes, Hans gets credit.

You can see why I wanted to combine this page with the prior one, as it’s an extension that same argument. And as C.C. points out, a lot of it is semantic games. Is this all gospel for Deus, or is he playing the sound bite game and being contentious on purpose? If so, then C.C.’s not rising to it, but maybe he’s hoping for viral traction. In any case, you guys had plenty of opinions on the prior page, and while Deus is certainly being reductionist, I do think greed is a prime motivator. Greed and lust certainly. That or I watch entirely too many crime procedurals while I draw, cause seriously, I can’t think of a single case in any of those that wasn’t ultimately motivated by greed, lust, or a combination of the two, unless the bad guy is simply crazy and is killing people because that’s just what he do.

I’m slightly upset that C.C.’s necklace has gone from looking like a piece of hand worked gold or brass to a piece of cheese, or possibly Spongebob Hexpants. I may have to fix that at some point. That or the next time we see her she’ll be wearing a starfish necklace. Actually probably that.

Not combining the pages gave me time to get the vote incentive finished finally, and I did some corrections to the book cover and inked it (original pencils here) and I started coloring the Valentines Day vote incentive, so hopefully that will be ready on time as well. All in all a pretty productive week. Sydney and crew returns on Thursday!

Here’s the link to the new comments highlighter for chrome, and the GitHub link which you can use to install on FireFox via Greasemonkey.