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Sometimes I think my mother took thalidomide,
Except the phocomelia struck my heart and not my limbs;
My hands, left all too capable, too strong perhaps
For one without two ventricles, or even one.

But that is not to say that monsters can’t be angels,
Angels monsters. My mercy is as heaven’s: by the coin,
One transient side to each unwanted fate, for no one
Is of saccharine, through and through.
Another old 'un from last April. Based on the character of Anton Chigurh from No Country for Old Men. (Movie version, I haven't actually read the book yet. Cormac McCarthy makes me feel like I'm reading sadness syrup.)
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bookbrink Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
D:

I'm jelly. You turned me into jelly with how awesome this is.
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orphicfiddler Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
Now we just need to turn someone else into peanut butter, and we can have a delicious sandwich.
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bookbrink Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh gosh.
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Kratofski Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I think you've captured the character quite well. You're not really missing out by not reading the book either, personally I think it's fairly weak compared to some of his other work (still a lot better than most modern writers though), but I'd definitely recommend Blood Meridian and the Borders Trilogy.
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orphicfiddler Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Good to know. :) I am looking forward to reading Blood Meridian - I've heard it's fantastically messed up.
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Very interesting. I'll confess I avoid him, I've issues enough. When I want that much pain I'll catch up on what's going on in the world....

(Trivia for you, apparently the problem with thalidomide is that in nature the molecule forms a turn in only one direction, when manmade it ends up forming half that way and half its mirror image, that's what messes up the cell formation.)
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orphicfiddler Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
I read The Road in the middle of summer, mostly outside on a sunny lawn, and it still felt like it was dark and cold and rainy. His writing is beautiful, but I don't blame you for avoiding him. I've been putting off reading Blood Meridian for about three years now, after first checking it out, staring at it, and then deciding that I didn't need to deal with it at that particular juncture or anytime soon.

That's interesting. I learned about thalidomide from a horribly depressing Sylvia Plath poem but only ever looking into what it did to the body, not so much why it did it.
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
There are so many fun books I want to read that I'm slowly coming to terms with putting off the ones I 'ought' to have read.

Sometimes I'm a little bit of a chemistry junkie ;)
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Lucy-Merriman Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Cormac McCarthy makes me feel like I'm reading sadness syrup. :D I loved The Road, but oh man is his work ever bleak.

I've never seen that movie, though, I should get to it sometime.
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orphicfiddler Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
I've only read The Road and Outer Dark and they took me longer to get through than any couple hundred page book ever should. He just makes me feel so . . . not okay.
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