jamsmash asked: I'm pretty sure your spider is a Marbled orb weaver. The scientific name is Araneus marmoreus if you want to look into them more, but i'm pretty positive they arn't venomous.
someone else told me it could be a black and yellow argiope but it looks way more like a marbled orb weaver (just googled it). It’s a good thing they aren’t poisonous cause they are certainly terrifying looking
tokarev73 asked: Dear Neil, Why the swearing vocabulary of your heroes in "American Gods" is so poor? It was the only thing, that disappointed me in that book.
I thought the swearing vocabulary of American Gods was fairly rich, while I was writing it. I remember how much fun it was to write something like
“Fuck you,” said Czernobog. “Fuck you and fuck your mother and fuck the fucking horse you fucking rode in on. You will not even die in battle. No warrior will taste your blood. No one alive will take your life. You will die a soft, poor death. You will die with a kiss on your lips and a lie in your heart.”
…although it’s probably a bit heavy on the fucks for real richness in swearing.
I’ll try and swear more richly in the next American Gods novel.
Well that interview went terribly. At one point the guy asked me to sell him a pen and I certainly failed at that
I’ve never worked at a store where I had to push merchandise. I’ve also never been to a store where someone tried to get me to buy something I wasn’t interested in
I don’t think I come off well to strangers