WANGFISH.

Still vastly less disgusting than what I’d originally had in mind for this scene, by a long shot. Still the only bit that might be yanked by an editor at some point in the future. I could probably de-wang the piece and add in something equally creepy and less overtly genderish, but at this point in time I’m disinclined to do so. Truth be told, I don’t think there’s enough gross stuff in the story… but you just can’t do biomechanics without inviting the usual comparisons. One of these days I’ll figure out how to turn that into a force for eyeballs instead of criticism – until then, ATC’s visual style is staying where it is.

Cast

  • Ivan Kursk (Greymalkin)

    A former Soviet military officer, Greymalkin disappeared in southeast Asia in the spring of 1968. He surfaced in late 1969 as an adviser and fixer for Michael West, succeeding West as head of Thule...

  • Wangfish

    Wangfish are astral objects perceived by Aleksis Murnau during her attempt to access the mind of Annathena Val. She got Dyluck instead, and a heaping dose of Thad‘s gender identity issues on the way...

Glossary Articles

  • Astral Space

    A cognitively-informed plane of perception, Astral Space is a blanket term applied to Astral Projection, Remote Viewing, and other forms of cognitive or psychic non-corporeal translocation in which the physical location of the characters...