January 13, 2003
The god of the octopus lowered his great head and despaired. Hadn?t he been good? Hadn?t he been charitable? Hadn?t he provided? And how had they responded? Open rebellion! Anarchy! He?d made short shrift of their coo. He tortured the anarchist leader long after his public confession and renunciation which was satisfying for a time, but it didn?t last. He considered his options. Withdraw and let them go the way of dinosaur? Smite them in his fury (though to be honest, his fury had by now subsided)? The god of the octopus decided to consult the god of the clams.