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Voyage of the Piquant-Part 3
Aholl drove the ship by sheer force of will, studying the charts endlessly as he tried to anticipate the moves of his enemy, training his crew in the secret arts of maritime combat, sniffing the briny air for a hint of where his prey might be hiding. Never once did he take advantage of our seemingly endless array of entertainment features to unwind and get away from it all. Whether it was wisdom, instinct, or madness that drew him on, I know not. He was a man with a purpose on a ship full of cruisers, and we found ourselves infected by his unforgiving quest for revenge.
No matter who is captain on a cruise ship, routine is always the king. So adapting to this sudden shift in our well-lubed pattern took its toll on the officers and staff. Louis and his massage team pulled many a late shift, I can report, as we all scrambled to shape Aholl's militant orders to a palatable form for our passengers. Trying to make the effort of preparing for battle with a monstrous squid into a luxurious an
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Voyage of the Piquant-Part 2
Captain Wellington's only attempt to take back the ship ended almost as soon as it began. Reasoning that every man, even a mad one, had to sleep, the captain assigned us to watch Aholl all through the night as the gristly squid-hunter stood vigil on the bridge. It wasn't long before Aholl seemed to drop off in the sumptuous captain's chair, but when Wellington gingerly reached for the harpoon gun, one of Aholl's bloodshot eyes bulged open. The harpoon tip bobbed and pointed at Wellington's generous belly, and our captain let out a squeak and stumbled away.
"I think he is actually still asleep," I whispered to the shaky captain. "His eye never focused on you."
"Well you try and take that thing away from him, then!" Wellington hissed.
I declined.
We retreated together to the officer's lounge to confer with the rest of the staff, leaving Aholl in sole possession of the bridge. Wellington delivered the news to our colleagues that our attempted mutiny had come up short. Everyone expressed t
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Voyage of the Piquant-Part 1
Call me Irving. The tale I am about to relate is a story of obsession, madness, the power of the sea, and other heavy stuff like that.
I was serving as Chief Activity Coordinator aboard the Piquant, a six-hundred foot cruise ship operating off the Pacific Northwest. We were late in the season, perhaps our last run along the Canadian coastline, when we found ourselves drawn into a nightmare of unspeakable proportions. It began on a normal day, during the normal routine, on a cruise that seemed no different from the hundreds I had seen in my career.
A seaman is supposed to be able to sense a storm coming, and I suppose I must've gained some of that legendary faculty for precognition during my years on the sea. I first felt a sense of dread as I was guiding my group of passengers through their early evening routine.
"And ready... now drain!" I checked my stopwatch, ticking off the standard seventeen seconds. "Good... now shake! Two, three, four. Now retract... and zip! Group three,
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slow motion steps-
our ancient visitor
eats dandelions.
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Monk and Bike
Spring morning
I walk narrow track
Bowl in hand.
Valley below,
Mountains above me,
Cooling breeze.
Lifted on the wind
The sound of a bell ringing
carries for miles.
Around the corner a bicycle careers, I crouch against the cliff!
A blur of blonde hair and bright color- the smell of olives sails by me.
Wait! I call. You are going too fast! The corner there is treacherous!
Stupid bumbling tourist! Doesn't she speak any Japanese at all?
The corner is sharp. The blur of color goes straight into the ravine.
Her shriek hangs on the air for a full minute before fading away.
I don't know what she said- I only speak a little English, and Dutch.
Day after the rains.
The village children have found
a tire in the stream…
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Azami Haiku 30-Wild Lands
Such a high strong fence-
No one cares if you break in,
no chance to get out.
The smallest weapon-
Music box plays soothing song
Killer saurs move on.
Cat god advances,
prowling after Zage, should we
stand between the two?
Defying the cat,
Knees shaking but sword held tight.
Ready to die here.
Smaller cat will join,
Panther of the broad grasslands-
Zage's companion.
Blue-eyed girl is here!
Flying on her glider high
Above the treetops
So then I tell her
I was afraid of the cat,
And she laughs at me.
"You're foolish, not brave…
The cat would not have harmed you,
Well, probably not."
I have to turn my back.
I did not know my own pride-
she can't understand.
"So why are you here?"
A battle every three years
Priestess against beast.
Soaring overhead-
Light glider uses the wind
to keep her distance
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Grayson Towler
United States
Current Residence: Colorado
Favourite photographer: Andrew Young
Operating System: Mac OS 10.5
MP3 player of choice: iTunes
Shell of choice: Nautilus
Wallpaper of choice: I have it randomized
Skin of choice: Bulletproof
Favourite cartoon character: Nausicaa, Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny, Kenshin, Ryouga, Radical Ed, Faye, Elric Bros., Elastigirl
Personal Quote: Never laugh at live dragons!
After a hiatus of several years, I've come back to Thunderstruck. I'm now doing this in a new way -- full-page color comics, delivered once a month on the current schedule, and hopefully greater progress in the story with each installment.

This is a turnaround after my big goodbye in '09, but I realized that I had time now to balance my writing efforts and the comic, so long as I stopped trying to do the heavy lifting of a 3-per-week schedule. I'll be posting art and updates here on my Deviant account as well (another thing that has been fallow for a long time).
  • Listening to: Pacific Rim Soundtrack
  • Reading: Science Set Free
  • Watching: Sherlock Season 3
  • Playing: Assassin's Creed 4
  • Eating: Meatballs
  • Drinking: In Moderation


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