The Grim Reefer
and all of their friends, Belzebong, Stoned Jesus, Weedeater, Cannabis Corpse, and Dogshit Orgasm.
Flying High in Unfriendly Skies
Slight Return: Night Fell on a Different Waterworld
This emphasis on scarcity and barrenness was a misjudged throwback to the austerity of the mid-twentieth century. And with hindsight, WW seems to have more in common with the dystopias of post-war sci-fi than with the hypertrophied CGI monsters of the post-LotR era. Yet even a post-war work like Ballard’s Drowned World (an obvious analogue) had the prescience to see that the future lay in foregrounding themes of over-abundance. In Ballard’s book, plant and animal life has reclaimed the earth, and the artefacts of capitalism are abundantly collectable. Danger lies in the primitive pull exerted by the jungle of objects – both the man-made relics and the wild intrusions of the organic world.
"Bravo’s Gallery Girls’ Angela Pham as Sea Punk holding ‘Batteries Frozen in Powerade’ (2012) in ritualistic pose (2012) while standing in water in the Lower East Side after Hurricane Sandy (Part 2), 2013"