Kings Of Oblivion"Someday," said Wax, "Someone's gonna write a book about us."
"Bullshit," said Stone, "We're indescribable."
And really, they were.
"Bullshit," said Wax, "That Ezekiel chappy did not a bad job, even if he was silly as wheel. A WHEEL! Ahahahaha! Geddit? D'ye geddit? And then there's oh, whatsisface gah, you know, lanky feller, colourful, had a bung eye. Liked the tights."
"Pfft," said Stone. "You're cracked. Told you we shouldn't just drop in like that."
"Pffffffffffffft," countered Wax. Pleased with that retort, he slipped his fob-watch from his pocket. "Look. Look, here. It's the late Nineteenth Century."
"Again? For fuck's sake." Stone rolled his eyes, causing several minor galaxies to implode, or explode, or evolve sentient life which would evermore be paranoid about eyes and thus never develop any.
"Shall we, then?" Wax didn't wait for a reply, but snapped the watch shut.
It was dark, in the late Nineteenth Century, thought Stone. Not
Attachment Theory"Harlow used .... an isolation chamber he called the "pit of despair" (in which) baby monkeys were left alone in darkness for up to one year from birth, or repetitively separated from their peers and isolated in the chamber. These procedures quickly produced monkeys that were severely psychologically disturbed and declared to be valuable models of human depression."
His face crumpled like a furry walnut, the infant Rhesus mews for his rubber teat. For mental stimulation, we offer the subject wooden blocks in various geometric shapes. His reactions are notable: at first he favours the circle, but in time shows a preference for triangles and squares. His first attempt at building stuns the scientific world; he reconstructs the Vatican. Thus we learn: deprivation fosters genius.
Soon, however, he exhibits more aggressive tendencies and symptoms of deep depression. He unravels the frame of his surrogate and uses the wire to build a crude stringed instrument, electrically powered by the nod