It’s not the unicorn playing chess that I object to, but the smug douche bag he’s playing against.
Also: What’s up with the towel over the unicorn’s shoulder? Is he the
barkeep and that’s for “cleaning” the glasses? If so how does he do
that with hooves? Maybe he’s just keeping it there so he can surrender?
The stars blazed like the love of God, cold and distant.
Roger Zelanzy, Isle of the Dead
I didn’t realize it until now, but “Far Beyond the Stars” (one of the best episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) used to be titled “The Cold and Distant Stars” after this quote. It makes sense it was going to be named that, since it was about a science fiction writer who seeks to grasp something larger than himself, to extend beyond the boundaries of the time.