Blue Watery Gravebeast. Watery gravebeasts are the aquatic counterpart to their land dwelling cousins, the desecrated gravebeast. They are often spotted near the location of maritime tragedies.
1. No one has ever seen the back half of a gravebeast.
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Make a character want something — that’s how you begin.
It seems to me that the desire to make art produces an ongoing experience of longing, a restlessness sometimes, but not inevitably, played out romantically, or sexually. Always there seems something ahead, the next poem or story, visible, at least, apprehensible, but unreachable. To perceive it at all is to be haunted by it; some sound, some tone, becomes a torment – the poem embodying that sound seems to exist somewhere already finished. It’s like a lighthouse, except that, as one swims towards it, it backs away.
Hah! I’ll really take him by surprise now. He’ll never expect me to attack from this angle!
By the end of this story, there will be a new fairest of all.
Circe and Scylla by John Melhuish Strudwick, circa 1886.