In an alternate universe Brother Bear was as successful as it deserved to be and Disney World has a 30 square mile area of unspoilt Yukon wilderness painstakingly brought to Florida by truck and maintained by a network of underground refridgeration units which employ over 1000 people who rarely see the light of day as they maintain the workings of The Bearzone. The rest of the park was demolished to make space.
Danny didn’t know how long he’d been aimlessly floating around the ghost zone before he realized he should probably tell his friends what had happened before his parents did. He reached into his pocket to get out his cell phone and –
Green. Ectoplasm. Blood.
His white gloves were stained green with the ectoplasm from the ghost he had just destroyed. Ripped apart.
My version of Satan from The Divine Comedy. Satan is trapped in the frozen central zone in the Ninth Circle of Hell, Inferno, Canto 34. He has three mouths and in each mouth holds a sinner, the one in the middle is suffering most of all is Judas and the other two are Brutus and Cassius. What’s very interesting about Satan is that although Dante often speaks to most sinners and devils in The Inferno, it’s chilling in a way that Satan does not speak to the pilgrim and his guide, only staring silently as he chews on the sinners in his mouth while tears run down his face.
I wanted my Satan to resemble a venus fly trap, and while the eyelashes I drew on him at first were just a joke, I decided to keep them. There’s something disconcerting with a Satan with long mascara.
This year marks four decades since the Cyprus National Guard staged a coup that led to Turkish military intervention and escalated the civil war between the Greek and Turkish communities on the island. After the ceasefire, a heavily restricted buffer zone, controlled by the United Nations, was established between the north and south. It stretches 180 km (112 mi) across the whole island measuring 7.4 km (4.6 mi) at its widest and 3.3 m (11 ft) at its narrowest point. The demilitarized zone is restricted to the general public and no Greek or Turkish Cypriots are allowed inside. Reuters photographer Neil Hall recently visited the buffer zone, which still contains crumbling relics of times gone by - abandoned houses, businesses, and even an airport - crumbling snapshots of Cyprus in 1974.