Once Upon A Time In The Phylum Arthopoda
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Princess Ladybug had come too far to turn back. Her house was on
fire. Her children were gone. And she had seen the faces of those who
They said he was the best in his field.
The little bugs ran from him in terror. The storytellers trembled as
they recounted how he gripped his victims and bit off their heads. They
said once, he even killed a bluebird. The little village on the leaf
begged her not to go. “Stay with us,” they offered. “Stay with us and
learn to live again.” And the shy eyes of the widowed bumblebee made
her feel that perhaps she even could. But Princess Ladybug had come too
far to turn back.
She had beaten Lord Waterbeetle at the
Macrocheira Falls and forced him to give name to his accomplices. She
had beaten the hundred hands of Lady Centipede in that stinking
basement lair and taken from her the key to Fortress Rotting Log. There
she had overcome, through force of will, the once-proud Kabutomushi. At
times he seemed almost ready to die, as though he was prepared to give
up his life so that he might atone for his past. From his carapace, she
took the map. This map that led her to where she stood now, blade in
hand, her mind clear, the final page of her destiny about to be written.
This shirt was designed by: the woman known only as…
sokowa. You are a woman, aren’t you, sokowa? It’s so hard to tell for
sure these days. We make mistakes in bars all the time. It’s nothing
Wear this shirt: if you died yesterday, and arose a spirit, a ghost, a being unafraid of man, with naught but a single purpose.
Don’t wear this shirt: if that purpose is “to change the oil on my SUV”. Go get some coveralls, for Heaven’s sake! What kind of a mechanic are you?
This shirt tells the world: “What? You!”
We call this color: In all sizes, life/Nature’s nature is to fight/This shirt here is Grass.
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