Dream of the Fisherman's Wifey
By St. Paco
Whenever I run across Hokusai's "Tako to ama" (Octopus and Shell-diver), it makes me think of Erika. Sometimes I even still find myself wondering what she knew about the erotic illustration she once had plastered in the background of her Myspace page.
Whether she actually knew anything about the image or not, in my book she had won all the cool points on style alone. Nothing says 'eat me' like a 19th century manga drawing of a Japanese pearl-diver gettin' her vagina devoured by a woman-eating octopus. And few people conveyed that message better than Erika.
That's not the say that I ever had the pleasure of hearin' her say "eat me." She and I had never actually met. Not in person anyway.
As it often happens in the 21st century, she and I became buddies by way of cyberspace. I ran across her Myspace page (or she ran across mine) and a friend request was sent and accepted.
I think the very first online exchange between us came after I had posted a comment under a picture in her online photo album. A sun-faded photograph of Erika happily dressed in a Halloween costume.
The costume was a playful (and sexy) take on rap artist MF Doom, and consisted of a hooded cape, Doctor Doom face mask and black hot pants. The photograph seared my brain and set Erika apart from everyone I'd ever met in cyberspace.
After a series of friendly comments shared between profile pages, I asked her for an address and mailed her a copy of the first issue of Kung Fu Grip!
zine. It was after she read it that we became somethin' more than cyberbuddies...
*Dream of the Fisherman's Wifey excerpt taken from Kung Fu Grip!
Special No.1: Octopussy