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Friday, January 22 2010

Prize Psychologist

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“You have all the necessary qualities to participate in the first offensive of psychological warfare”, claims mischief maker Tortuous Convolvulus. To judge by his “gorilla-like face and tiny pig’s eyes”, as René Goscinny put it, this prediction was far from certain….

But “psychological warfare” as referred to by Tortuous Convolvulus requires first and foremost a powerful man, talented in wielding a club. And that is the one thing in which Magnumopus actually excels!

Oblivious to any military strategy, Magnumopus plows forward, swinging his club and eliminating all adversaries. It’s enough to frighten our Gauls who begin to wonder if the Romans have gotten their hands on the secret magic potion!

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Monday, December 21 2009

It’s spainful!

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« My papa is the strongest papa in the world and that idiot Jules Caesar is afraid of my papa”: this is how Pepe describes his father to the Indomitable Gauls!

His father is the proud Huevos y Bacon, the head of a small town not far from Munda (Montilla), the only village in all of Hispania to have continued to resist the Roman invaders. Does this sound familiar?

When speaking to Caesar, Huevos y Bacon does not mince his words: “If I get my hands on you, Roman, I’ll cook you in olive oil!”

No doubt about it, the Spanish know how to go about grilling their enemies!

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Tuesday, June 17 2008

The EncyclObelix - Miss Bicarbonatofsoda

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Psychoanalytix's assistant, the sublime Miss Bicarbonatofsoda, is an expert in moral and psychological suffering, Lord knows she sees enough of them!
Greeting patients in her role as the renowned therapist's receptionist, she ends up seeing some of the most difficult cases.
She must therefore reassure the patient who has a morbid fear of the sky falling on his head, who refuses to go anywhere without cowering under a shield, or the man who thinks he's a wild boar and who bothers the other patients with his sudden oinking (also stimulating Obelix's appetite since he can't hold out against the sound of a wild boar without thinking of a barbecue …).
It has to be said that Psychoanalytix's surgery is a very lively place and that for Miss Bicarbonatofsoda some cases can become more problematic once they've been solved… Such as when Psychoanalytix demonstrates his talent by successfully healing the shy Barbarian who, once healed, wants to "catch up with his work", knocking out all the sick patients sitting in the "waiting glade"!




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Monday, May 26 2008

The EncyclObelix - Berlix and Prawnsinaspix

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In the Gaulish village of Linoleum led by Cassius Ceramix, a chief both brutal and idiotic, the most absurd demonstrations of "romanness" are on the agenda!

Even children are not spared from his zealous submission to Julius Caesar's armies: in his classroom, Berlix, a renowned teacher of "modern" languages, teaches them every single Latin declension so as to turn them into perfect little "Gallo-Romans".
And judging from the little Prawnsinaspix, who stands with his right arm raised as if responding to the "Ave" issued by the legionary who has just entered the classroom, one might think that Cassius Ceramix's propaganda has had its effect.
Thankfully, Asterix's authors have a secret joke in store for us: Prawnsinaspix doesn't want to salute the Roman, but has raised his arm to ask to leave the room as he's suffering from something a lot more urgent than any Roman ideology!

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Monday, April 28 2008

The EncyclObelix: Cassius Ceramix

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Cassius Ceramix, an odious "Gallo-Roman" chief, who can be placated by two sestertii and the incarnation of all sycophants when faced with an invader ("Rome, sweet Rome!"), is a cocktail of foolishness, ambition and cowardice whom Asterix's authors have made the butt of all jokes.
But he's certainly a sight to behold, such was the talent of Albert Uderzo in sketching this hideous, stupid and nasty character: with his sporadic, scruffy body hair, enormous limbs and chin, and his hilarious moronic expression, this mountain of muscles ranks highly among the most expressive creations by the Asterix cartoonist!
Never slow to demonstrate his ardent "Romanness" ("Aqueducts are more Roman!", he declares) with his togas and "Ave"s, the very hypocritical Ceramix dreams of becoming the sole chief of Gaul. Abetted by the Romans Felonious Caucus and Nebulus Nimbus, he declares a "big fight" to seize control of the "Crazy Gauls' village" whilst they are perilously deprived of the magic potion.

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Thursday, March 13 2008

The EncyclObelix : we've found Dogmatix!

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Some of you can't half be dogmatic!
Since we suggested you play at being picture detectives, hunting for the miniscule Dogmatixes scattered throughout Le Livre d'Astérix le Gaulois, some of you insist you've found Dogmatixes everywhere! That's right, you've all been captivated by this game, and our letterbox has been overflowing with your finds!
As soon as Missive 76 was dispatched, the first answers came flooding back. Hats off to Simon, an Asterix fan from Quebec - with 69 correct answers sent to us in two batches, he's the Grand Champion! This brave reader put his all into the fight, as evidenced by the progressive accumulation of typing mistakes and other errors in the names of characters... Keep it up, Simon!
It would seem, if the times when he sent his emails was anything to go by, that Simon treated the event both as a sprint and a marathon. Here's to an indomitable Gaul for whom hunting Dogmatix should become an Olympic sport!
Next, in the top V of our Gaulish Hall of Fame come Virginie (65 Dogmatixes), Romain (65), Renaud (64) and Joseph (64). Thanks go to everyone for their contributions which have enabled us to update the page listing all Dogmatix's appearances. Please note that answers are only visible to those who wish, in order not to spoil the fun for everyone who has yet to play the game.
They can then become Dogmatix hunting "addicts", just like Marc (14 Dogmatixes) who ended up writing to tell us that this game was "too enthralling"!

But listen here Marc, it's not over yet! In fact we're still waiting to hear where Dogmatix is hidden on the double page II-III. It has to be said though that it's very, very difficult to locate him… so we are calling one last time for your Gaulish flair for the hunt. Good luck to one and all!

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