Zero minus zero is hollow, empty, yawning open. A gateway. What did H. P. Lovecraft say? There is no rest at the gateway. How low can we go? I mouthed, too tired to speak the words. I held Pace up to the sunlight. I set the domain to 0. Everything whispered away. And then I was free.

Idlewild, Nick Sagan

"That's what a Greeter does. It's an important job because you're the first person they get to talk to, and what you do sets the tone for the rest of their stay. I'd tried it for the first three weeks of the Recovery, but didn't have the temperament for it. Just not my bag. The last straw came when, after I explained the situation to this one guy, he kept asking me if it was a joke. Are you kidding me? Is this a practical joke? Nine times he asked me. I said yes. God, yes. I sat back and told him that he was dead, I was the motherfucking devil, this was Hell, and welcome to it."

Everfree

That's what a Greeter does. It's an important job because you're the first person they get to talk to, and what you do sets the tone for the rest of their stay. I'd tried it for the first three weeks of the Recovery, but didn't have the temperament for it. Just not my bag. The last straw came when, after I'd explained the situation to this one guy, he kept asking me if it was a joke. Are you kidding me? Is this a practical joke? Nine times he asked me. I said yes. God, yes. I sat back and told him that he was dead, I was the motherfucking devil, this was Hell and welcome to it.

Everfree, Nick Sagan

From [Lucky's] perspective, billions had gone the way of all flesh simply because they weren't rich enough or well connected enough... Billions annihilated because they were poor. Look how few minorities made it to this day. The future belonged not to the meek, but to the rich white men who cared only about themselves. By what right should they live? Why should they be rewarded for their crimes?

Nick Sagan, Everfree

Sometimes I think about Halloween from Nick Sagan's Idlewild and I get really excited.

And then I remember that there's maybe one person I can flail to about it.

Go read Idlewild, everyone. It's beautiful.