An analysis of Chapter 2 of Vivienne Tuffnell’s The Bet in which we meet the deplorable characters of Jenny and Judy and wonder why we aren’t just supposed to murder them right away. This chapter deals a lot with amoral and immoral sexual behaviours, sexual deviancy and the use of sex as a tool of power, control and as a weapon.
We Lack Discipline analyses the first chapter of Vivienne Tuffnell’s excellent novel ‘The Bet’. A hard open, with lots of natural symbolism of death, decay, pain and suffering.
WARNING: Whilst I have attempted to be spoiler-free I promise nothing. It’s rare a TV series about Rome happens without my attention. Being a humble peasant lad we didn’t just have copies of Ovid laying around the house, or Virgil on the shelves. We didn’t sit around the hearth and read Livy’s histories to eachContinue reading “We Lack Discipline Watches: Domina”
A personal, quick catch up detailing what’s happening with the site, what the future might hold and thanking people for their support.
If we’re so anti-establishment, if we’re the fucking mean punk school, why do we give a shit? You know it’s a valid question and one I have been struggling to come up with an answer for. I am choosing to directly confront the issue today because of one reason. Today I got a like fromContinue reading “Why Does ‘We Lack Discipline’ Engage with Academics?”
I’m a nobody. You might think “You have this website, and a twitter and views and people listen…” Nah, they don’t. Not really. Not compared to, say, someone who went and did a journalism degree, then worked at the local paper for a bit and then, they were a bit nerdy so they worked theContinue reading “Who Hears the Voiceless? On Being a Nobody”
It is quite funny that actors in Roman society were considered only a step above prostitutes. Indeed many actors ran a side business as prostitutes, so bereft of opportunities, and funds, they were in acting. I say it is funny because to an extent all Roman life was an act, an elaborate performance. If youContinue reading “Modern Things Romans Would Love #1: Social Media (especially Instagram and Twitter)”