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Thursday, February 22, 2024

Taking Aim

As I'm painting these squads of assorted military folk, I'm torn between giving them the dignity of names and histories and just letting them be anonymous troops. Of course they're just metal figures, not people at all, but it still feels weird sometimes knowing that I'm painting these little guys knowing that one day I'll send them into simulated bloody skirmishes. Why do humans play at violence? Is it just part of our shared history to prepare for the worst, given the predators and competition our ancestors faced? 

"It's only a model!" 

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