ANST - Nasty Ballista in A&S
Ghislaine Fontanneau/Elayne Hoover
elyh at wcc.net
Thu Aug 28 18:42:11 PDT 1997
> My ballista provides plenty of big, flat spaces that beg for painting --
> lettering, naming, 'nosecone' art, racking up kills (elephants) and such. I
> can't prove that the ancients adorned their siege weapons, but I find it
> hard to believe they did not. The likelihood would have been less for
> mobile army engines and greater for those used to defend a stronghold, I'd
> <swhite at cimedia.com>
See the mighty Pict on duty, watching for signs of enemy's approaching
the castle walls. A quiet, boring watch, he tires of staring at the
same old horizon and begins to doodle on his trusty ballista....
I don't see why not. It is human nature to decorate blank spaces. Just
look around you; how many of you have actual *un*decorated desk
blotters, calendars, casts, notepads, etc.....?
**who has never worn a cast, but if she did, it would be covered in
If nothing but garbage goes into a computer, nothing but garbage can
come out. This garbage, having passed through a very expensive machine
is somehow ennobled, and none dare criticize it.
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