the death of socrates

So you know that painting of The Death of Socrates?

You know, the one in which Socrates takes the hemlock perfectly calmly while all his friends completely lose their shit around him?

I thought wall guy was my favourite reaction

You know, nice and melodramatic, face first into a solid stone wall

But then I zoomed in further

And found this guy

“Uh… see you later, pal”

your fav is problematic: sauron
  • okay when I started this series I sort of assumed sauron did not actually have fans
  • i hadn’t been on the internet long enough, apparently
  • is a Maia of Aulë; that never ends well
  • has as many names as Túrin Turambar without the excuse of being an angsty teenager
  • tortures finrod’s backup singers to death in his dungeons
  • sinks a continent with the socratic method
  • sends out the werewolves one by one to fight Lúthien what
  • for that matter why couldn’t he figure out who finrod is without the torture? how many blonde Elven princes were there in Beleriand at the time?
  • there were two. finrod and orodreth. and tbh if you can’t figure out whether the Elf who just challenged you to a song duel is Finrod or Orodreth then you don’t deserve to be Melkor’s right hand
  • oh, yeah, chief lieutenant of the embodiment of evil there’s a case that that is problematic
Ordinary people seem not to realize that those who really apply themselves in the right way to philosophy are directly and of their own accord preparing themselves for dying and death.
—  Socrates
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To Socrates, death was not a defeat, but a cure.

Hannibal Lecter and Bella Crawford, Takiawase (S2E04)