“Upon my word, the quantities of things there are left loose in Africa, that ought to be kept in menageries and greenhouses and not let go wild about the country, are enough to try a Saint.”—Mary Kingsley, “Travels in West Africa”, 1897
my most recent semi-annual toxoplasma gondii search has led me to a wired article you wrote and now to this page were i have discovered i already know your work. here is my question: is it ok for me to suddenly have a huge crush on a total stranger?
“Had there been any smelling salts or sal volatile in this subdivision of the Ethiopian region, I should have forthwith fainted on reading this, but I well knew there was not, so I blushed until the steam from my soaking clothes (for I truly was “in a deuce of a mess”) went up in a cloud.”—Mary Kingsley, “Travels in West Africa”
“So if you speak to a woman who is otherwise occupied, you’re sending a subtle message. It is that your desire to interact trumps her right to be left alone. If you pursue a conversation when she’s tried to cut it off, you send a message. It is that your desire to speak trumps her right to be left alone. And each of those messages indicates that you believe your desires are a legitimate reason to override her rights.”—Kate Harding
“7. Unhallowed Metropolis is headed for more publication in 2011 and I’m back onboard to do some interior illustrations. This is good news, as the guy they hired to do the interim books, All Blood Pigs Must Suffer II, and The Book of Erotic Metropolis, was a Wizards of the Coast plant all along. He also never turned in anything on time.”—a List of What I’m Do - GIBBERINGS - In Brief