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Friday, October 06, 2006

An Assassin Metamorphicly

So I was cruising through the back yard when this odd shade of green caught my eye. Hey, it was a newly fired adult assassin bug, still hot and gooey from the oven. Celadon: what I would have called that color if the word was in my vocabulary; also a kind of ceramic glaze that recreates shades of jade. An assassin bug's uncured cuticle glows like translucent jade for just awhile until it hardens to brown.

But wait. Celadon is also supposedly the name of a minor character who dies soon after being mentioned, in Ovid's Metamorphoses.

Wow. Maybe he should not have gone out until his armor had hardened.

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