Friday, June 19, 2015


So I've come to hate this particular model. I didn't like it much to begin with, but it came in an ebay lot with several citadel demonoids and broo-folk that I loved, so he wound up in my collection. 

I thought I could paint him up to look more like a demon than an unreflective mish-mash of effed up colonialist ideas—which, though generally regarded by even the modestly informed as completely effed, still for some reason persist in our fantasy renderings of certain creatures—but all that I accomplished was to hate this model increasingly the more I looked at it. Clearly you can't polish a perverse systemic problem any more than you can polish a turd.

Maybe I'm alone in this. Maybe I'm being too sensitive, I don't know. Maybe you feel differently and maybe that's fine. Maybe there are possible treatments that can make something like this acceptable. All I know is that I don't like looking at this figure and I don't like displaying it on my shelf. I wouldn't even put it up here if I didn't think it was important for me to express my feelings about it.

I'll be selling it on as soon as I can be arsed. Maybe I should have mentioned that at the beginning of my sales pitch.

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