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William Blake Comic Book: A Memorable Fancy Comic pg 19

Hi fellows! Thanks for stopping by! I hope everyone had a good week.

More adventures with my teeth have left me in a strange mood. As you may remember, I had a tooth extracted back in August of this year, and for the past three months my jaw has been healing. During that time my tongue has found out how many sharp edges there are on my other teeth from which the extracted tooth had been protecting me.

So this week I went back into the dentist, and he drilled a hole into my jawbone. Then, he inserted and hand-tightened a titanium peg into the new hole. At this point, the bone cells in my jawbone are exploring this strange new environment, and re-growing themselves onto the titanium landscape they have discovered. There is a tenderness there, and my tongue, rather than finding about 8 different knife-sharp surfaces along the inside of my teeth, has now discovered a metal peg. There is a tenderness along my jaw.

It's a trip. It's a real trip. I think it's supposed to take a couple months for the bone cells to take hold and give the titanium peg a stable home, at which point a new crown will be glued onto the peg.

In this week's page, I'll mention there isn't a lot of difference in meaning between the spelling "phantasy" used here and "fantasy" which is more common. Beginning with "ph" is a little bit closer to the Latin and Greek origins of the word "phantasie" (which has the meaning "make an idea visible"), while "f-antasy" means a mental image or imagination.

This underlines the importance William Blake put on the imagination, of course.

Okay well I hope you enjoyed this week's visit. I'll see all you cowboys again here next week.

Y'all have a good week-end, pardners!

Comic transcript

You're reading a page from a comic book entitled William Blake, Man of Action!! It's based on William Blake's poem "A Memorable Fancy" from his larger work "The Marriage of Heaven and Hell". I'll be posting a page a week, and the first page of A Memorable Fancy is here. Alternately , you can check out the archive to jump to different pages. Please leave a comment if you like it, or don't!

Blake and the Angel have left the stinky house of brick and returned to the mill (which floats in endless space). The Angel is perturbed after the horrible images in the mill, and she says to Blake "Thy phantasy has imposed upon me &amp thou oughtest to be ashamed."

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