the waitomo caves of new zealand’s northern island, formed two million years ago from the surrounding limestone bedrock, are home to an endemic species of bioluminescent fungus gnat (arachnocampa luminosa, or glow worm fly) who in their larval stage produce silk threads from which to hang and, using a blue light emitted from a modified excretory organ in their tails, lure in prey who then become ensnared in sticky droplets of mucus.
Publicity done right in an anti-rape campaign: double-page spread, pages glued to one another. After the reader forcefully separates them, the image above is revealed with the caption “if you have to use force, it’s rape”.
I want to write poems on your skin with my mouth.
Imagine being given a list of all the people who made you into the person you are today. And next to their name you could see the exact personality trait you got because of them.
FIRST KISS: We asked twenty strangers to kiss for the first time…
“There are only patterns, patterns on top of patterns, patterns that affect other patterns. Patterns hidden by patterns. Patterns within patterns. If you watch close, history does nothing but repeat itself. What we call chaos is just patterns we haven’t recognized. What we call random is just patterns we can’t decipher. what we can’t understand we call nonsense. What we can’t read we call gibberish. There is no free will. There are no variables.”
These lockets are anatomically correct. The locket is held shut by the trunk of the aorta, which acts as a snap. The chain attaches to the pendant through the superior vena cava and left pulmonary vein, causing the heart to hang slightly anterioinferiorly, just like our hearts!
An old dark magic spell that causes the victim to degrade into a large pile of semi-sentient flowers. Like the Anura Hex this has been used by Dark Magic users in antiquity who adored the vibrant and diverse flowers the spell produced, some of which were from as yet unexplored parts of the world.
The flowers from the victims can be used in potions though this is considered unconscionably cruel and the majority of victims - indeed all that are found by the Ministry - are carefully removed and transplanted into large planters in the Department of Mysteries where, it is believed, efforts are being made to find a counter-spell.