Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Cupid

Cupid, n. The so-called god of love. This bastard creation of a barbarous fancy was no doubt inflicted upon mythology for the sins of its deities. Of all unbeautiful and inappropriate conceptions this is the most reasonless and offensive. The notion of symbolizing sexual love by a semisexless babe, and comparing the pains of passion to the wounds of an arrow -- of introducing this pudgy homunculus into art grossly to materialize the subtle spirit and suggestion of the work -- this is eminently worthy of the age that, giving it birth, laid it on the doorstep of prosperity.

2005 Update: A demon who torments by proxy.

14 comments:

Jenny said...

Ha, ha! Well done!

The Light Fantastic said...

Where do you get the definition for 2005?

Doug said...

Thanks, Jenny!
Light Fantastic, I love the handle. All the 2005 updates are the sole responsibility of the author. Any complaints should be addressed to Jenny.

ML said...

You get the dubious distinction of being added to my links.

GABRIEL C. ZOLMAN said...

Cupid, n. Faux-Cherubic, apocryphal "angel," vaguely Judeo-Christian in design, whose duties entail the random impalement of passersby, and the exchange of reason for obsession; compels men to return to the womb from which they came, though generally not the exact same one. (also see: Nephilim)

I'm not bitter. Not at all.

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Rae said...

I dunno I've known some pains of passion that definately felt like the piercing wound of an arrow...

Doug said...

Site Author, I looked at your site. It must be a dubious honor because I'm grateful. Good site.

Funny thing, Gabriel, I've been kind of cheerful lately. Need to find my bitter center before my writing suffers. Maybe this weekend. Great definition, but Cupid isn't Judeo-Christian but Greco-Roman. You may be thinking of a cherub. Check your staff records.

Rae, may the next wound be the deepest.

sherls said...

Awww shit, that'd deep, never thought of it that way before...

Jo Clark said...

Never really thought of it that way... Almost painful!!!

GABRIEL C. ZOLMAN said...

Judeo-Christian in its "Cherubic" appearance only. Think loopy "angel ladies" with disturbing floating baby fixations.

And come to think of it...the Jews/Christians probably got the image of the "Cherub" from *somewhere*...

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Doug said...

Sure hope sarcasm hasn't found my site!

Thanks, Sherl for your testimony.

Jo, the arrow isn't the sharp part.

Gabriel, that is a disturbing image. I'm not really a details guy, just thought an archangel ought to know his reports.

Deek Deekster said...

Cupid=Stupid

ML said...

Thanks for the compliment. Now add me to YOur links. If you don't mind.

Sreekesh Menon said...

now , now, lets not resort to shooting the messanger here!those stupid cupids are just messsengers and a face to a deep drak and secret scheme.