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Old Dec 3 2012, 12:52 PM   #1
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Join Date: May 2009
Location: california
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"You! You! I know what you are! A silicate spider paralyzing its prey, a crystal cuckoo pushing the promising fledglings from their nests."

Just reading this again on my iphone as I stand in line at starbucks. I know the story well enough that it's something I can digest a couple pages of when I'm waiting for something and I have to note how much I appreciate writing like this. Writers these days are wayyyyy too timid to introduce a line with this much alliteration smack dab in the middle of an over-the-top analogy. It makes the line over the top in several different ways (very fitting for the Maestro). I have to say, I appreciate Anne's boldness and creativity. Can't get much more memorable than that.
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