“I squeeze the trigger, feel the rifle kick against my shoulder, then watch the form take three staggering steps and fall to the ground.
Feeling the weapon in my hands, hearing its pronouncement, then seeing its word made flesh, is . . . cathartic. The act of creation, the act of destruction; two sides of the same coin. Thanatos. The death urge. It is the paradox of mankind. If we cannot create, we must destroy, if not something else, then ourselves.”
– From The Changed by Anthony Jay Blackwell