Evil Corporate Zombies

Yes, I am utterly crazy about Jonathan Ian Mathers and his webtoon, Neurotically Yours. And I love Foamy, the ranting, practically foaming-at-the-mouth squirrel-pet of goth poet-artist Germaine. Not since Rocky, the flying squirrel, has there been a more embraceable squirrel character. True, Foamy, seems slightly rabid, but he—like any squirrel and possibly a good number of humans—has reason to be. He’s the cartoon version of every squirrel in my neighborhood, all of which I have at one time or another wanted to lure home to feed, hug, and cherish, though I’ve been urged to avoid this as they are feral and have an entirely different set of motives and mores than even this odd, lopey, dopey, near-zombie. Mornings are the times I most want to cuddle the little furballs, or when their chatter is at a max.

You see, I love a good rant. And nobody does it like Foamy … except, perhaps, Clément. You’ll see more of that later in DEAD LOVE.*  Foamy’s rant on Evil Corporate Zombies, for example, is just adorable.

Oh, Foamy; oh, Jonathan—you are creatures after my own heart … or is that my own brain?

—Erin Orison, DEAD LOVE/The Daily Slice

*(Of course there is the connection with DEAD LOVE and its metaphysical/sociological/psychological underpinnings.)

  • http://www.deadlovebook.com/dead-love-brainy-things/ Dead Love: Brainy Things – Dead Love

    [...] I went there looking for brains … and boy, did I find them. But not in the manner expected. No one wanted to eat the brains—not that I do, either, I’m just saying—they wanted to study them. This brain-tech is certainly exciting. It just gets those neurotransmitters to popping and fizzing. There were some scientist types there who were doing things like giving talks at Yerba Buena Center the next night (that’s tonight) on stem cell research and there were writers and there was a lot of talk about the malleable and elastic body, at least the way it is viewed by researchers today. I loved the part about the little rats and the pigs and how like humans they are because I am very fond of rats and pigs … because they really are so much like us, though I tend to favor the small rodents. I’m also very attracted to my neighborhood squirrels, which I’ve mentioned before. [...]

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