“Dionysus was the god of the most blessed ecstasy and the most enraptured love. But he was also the persecuted god, the suffering and dying god, and all whom he loved, all who attended him, had to share his tragic fate.”
Walter F. Otto
Okay but hear me out I’m pretty sure that the last 8 episodes will include lots of angsty stuff like
We still don’t know Kobayashi’s entire past, but he will most likely remember it at some point and we don’t know how he will react 20 Faces will definitely make his turn sooner or later and assuming that the second half of Trickster keeps having these parallels to the first half, he could possibly try to manipulate Kobayashi like he did with Hanasaki Also I don’t think Hanasaki has entirely recovered yet so what if he gets his weird stress pain thingy again
The red fox crosses the ice intent on none of my business. It’s winter and slim pickings.
I stand in the bushy cemetery, pretending to watch birds, but really watching the fox who could care less. She pauses on the sheer glare of the pond. She knows I’m there, sniffs me in the wind at her shoulder. If I had a gun or dog or a raw heart, she’d smell it. She didn’t get this smart for nothing.
She’s a lean vixen: I can see the ribs, the sly trickster’s eyes, filled with longing and desperation, the skinny feet, adept at lies.
Why encourage the notion of virtuous poverty?
It’s only an excuse for zero charity. Hunger corrupts, and absolute hunger corrupts absolutely, or almost. Of course there are mothers, squeezing their breasts dry, pawning their bodies, shedding teeth for their children, or that’s our fond belief. But remember - Hansel and Gretel were dumped in the forest because their parents were starving. Sauve qui peut. To survive we’d all turn thief
and rascal, or so says the fox, with her coat of an elegant scoundrel, her white knife of a smile, who knows just where she’s going:
to steal something that doesn’t belong to her - some chicken, or one more chance, or other life.”