Guest Crabs from across the Sea
Now the following purports to be a crab, but I have my doubts
Does it not look like my favorite vector chowing down and feeding its own parasites?
I really like this crab by Dharti. It has sort of a sardonic grin. But, wait, do I really know what sardonic means? Somewhere I read that if one was great, or aspired to greatness, being sardonic was a necessity to avoid hubris. There, two ten cent words: sardonic and hubris:
an ancient belief that ingesting the sardonion plant from Sardinia (Greek: Sardō) would result in convulsions resembling laughter and, ultimately, death.
Maybe Sir Author Conan Doyle said it better:
His muscles were set as hard as a board in the most exaggerated rigor mortis, while the contraction of the fibres had drawn his mouth into a hard sardonic grin.
Hubris has some interesting sides:
The word was also used to describe actions of those who challenged the gods or their laws, especially in Greek tragedy, resulting in the protagonist's downfall.These things resonate now with my reading of "Dune." I see connections to Star Wars stuff. The "spice" of Dune morphs into "Nostrilia" with its "huge, diseased sheep" producing stroon.