The Most Dangerous Virtue — Tainted in Pandora’s Box

Sometimes one forgets what didn’t escape Pandora’s box. That doesn’t mean it wasn’t tainted during its long confinement with those that did get away.

Collage listing promises made by winners of Canadian Election, 2015, images taken from web

Collage prepared by Jim McPherson the day after the Canadian election of 19 Oct 2015

Jim McPherson, the creator/writer of the Phantacea Mythos, writes:

Since I had an afternoon to spare, I decided to have some fun with a bunch of images collected from the web since Monday’s Canadian hope-fest.

Apologies to any number of people, including the cartoonist (Greg Perry), the Blue Jays’ bat flip guy, and those connected to the Large Hadron Collider, where work a couple of folks (at least) who will be very happy with the results.

I believe image will enlarge with a double-click but, hey, I’ve been wrong before. Notably when I predicted an NDP minority. Then again, just because you were wrong doesn’t mean you weren’t really right.

If wishes were horses there would be a stampede.


Pandora make for an interesting read. For example, she equates with the Biblical Eve in many respects, her box was actually a jar whereas, contrary to certain calumnies foisted on her by more than a few patriarchal Hellenes and their philosophical descendants starting some 2700 years ago, she opened it out of curiosity, not maliciousness.

Google her name or have a boo here for bags, or pithoi, more, As for the primary Pandora in the Phantacea Mythos, that would be, according to her anyways, Miss Mischief herself, the little trickster Hush Mannering. She most recently appeared in “Helios on the Moon“.

Collage prepared by JIm McPherson, 2014, utilizing artwork by Verne Andru and Ricardo Sandoval

Collage prepared by Jim McPherson, 2015, made up of Ricardo Sandoval space backdrop and female sphinx from the cover of “Helios on the Moon”, plus Verne Andru’s Freespirit Nihila, 2012, and old King Cold, 1980

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