Twenty-One - Animus


     "Animus," according to my Random House Dictionary, is both a "hostile feeling or attitude" and an "animating spirit...akin to anima". Let's explore those meanings, shall we?

     So, Friday at Comic Can International, I didn't manage to meet Joseph Bergin III, the mysterious gentleman known as Uncle who's another of the folks in this Contest with me, but I did spend an hour or so helping Dan Goodsell hand out bookmarks and sell stuffed toys at the World of Mr. Toast booth, the first time I'd ever been "behind the table" at a convention. The things were going like hot cakes, if I might use that metaphor. Ah, commerce!