"I am eternally, devastatingly romantic, and I thought people would see it because romantic doesn’t mean sugary. It’s dark and tormented — the furor of passion, the despair of an idealism that you can’t attain."
At this very moment, a Russian satellite full of geckos — (possibly) having sex — is floating around in space — and mission control has lost the ability to control it.
The Foton-M4 research satellite launched on July 19 with five geckos on board. The plan: To observe their mating activities in the zero-gravity conditions of Earth orbit. Several other earthly creatures, including plants and insects, were also placed on board for experiments.
But shortly after the satellite made its first few orbits, it stopped responding to commands from mission control. The equipment on board, however, is still sending scientific data back to earth, a spokesman for Russia’s Institute of Biomedical Problems said.
My co-worker said this is like something out of a Vonnegut story. I said I was to make a comic about the geckos’ adventures.
Legal assistant by day, tired old cat-person-who-happens-to-have-a-dog with unrealistic creative ambitions by night.
I flit from one all-consuming obsession to the next, but mostly, I'm into stuff that sparks my imagination. Extra love for stuff pertaining to anatomy and anatomical art, art in general, books and literature, critical theory, David Bowie, dinosaurs, futurology, GOLD ANYTHING, photography, poetry, puns, science and space, tattoos, travel, and typography.