Posts Tagged ‘Maciste

20
Apr
17

Taming the beast – archived

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Jungle vegetation - Puerto Galera, Mindoro island

19
Apr
17

Always look on the bright side of life ……

Taming the beast

Click on a frustrated Maciste below

Jungle vegetation - Puerto Galera, Mindoro island

18
Apr
17

Trapped

Taming the beast

With Menander down on his knees  …  Maciste had no choice.  The whole point of his mission  ..  to keep Menander free to keep up the fight  ..  his efforts  ..  what he had gone through  ..  the suffering of the Stone  ..  the humiliations  ……..
..  it could all be wasted in a stroke  …..

Trapped by his own rash actions  ..  trapped by Menander stupidly turning up  ..  trapped by the machinations of the Parthian  ……..

 

17
Apr
17

Capitulate

Taming the beast

What did Menander have in his head for brains?  Maciste had given him the chance  ..  surrendered  ..  the women hostages freed.  And Menander was free to keep up the fight.  Maciste could take care of himself.

What the hell did he think he was up to?

 

16
Apr
17

The real thing

Taming the beast

One stinking goat-shagger was as bad as the next.  Not this prick-of-a-prince, though.  On those broad arrogant shoulders rested Tiradates’ fortunes.  And the prick was going to learn who was boss.
He glared down from his mount.  Sternly fixed on that muscular back.  One goat-shagger less to worry the empire.  The sword raised to strike.

All it takes, arsehole  ..  just one word …….

 

 

15
Apr
17

Snooper

Taming the beast

An army was on the move.  Going home  ..  welcomed by family  ..  burdened with the spoils of war.
Tiradates could expect a hero’s welcome.  Finally ending the conflict.  Bringing home the runt of the pack  ..  the last remaining dregs of the royal house of goat-shaggers.  Home to an emperor’s favours.

But stuck in the middle  ..  a prick-of-a-prince who still thought he had some say in the matter  …..

 

14
Apr
17

Coercion

Taming the beast

Maciste knew he was frustrated out of his skin.  Plans had gone awry.  This Parthian general seemed to have had the jump on him at every turn.  That session on the black stone had nearly done for him.  He was weak  ..  even if he was managing not to show it.

So it was probably not a good idea to get the Parthian riled.  Maybe not the brightest reaction   ..  in the state he was in  ..  to make a stand  ..  not right now.  BUT  ….

He was pissed off  ………