From Mark’s goodbye party!
All my favourite people.
I just keep looking at pickup trucks and greasy vans and motorcycles on craigslist, it’s becoming an unhealthy habit.
One of the things I try to point out when people talk about how “black and white/happily ever after” LOTR is. The story of Middle-Earth is one of constant, inevitable decline. The principles of good might occasionally win the day, but the world is forever tainted, as are its people.
I’d love to see a grizzly, they’re still one of my favourite animals (and yes, most people do associate them with me). Just not very likely where I am. The only time I saw a bear in the wild, it was a black bear on the side of Grouse Mountain, 15 years ago or so I think? I don’t get out enough.
No, I don’t get outside of Victoria very much at all. I don’t think grizzlies range this far south, or at least this close to the city, though it wouldn’t surprise me to run into a black bear. I mostly just see deer, and farm animals because there are farms everywhere.
[does some reading]
It looks like grizzlies only recently started dwelling on Vancouver Island, or at least were only recently discovered here. Black bears do live around here though in considerable numbers.