"Feeling that Peter was on his way back, the Neverland had again woke into life. We ought to use the pluperfect and say wakened, but woke is better and was always used by Peter. In his absence things are usually quiet on the island. The fairies take an hour longer in the morning, the beasts attend to their young, the redskins feed heavily for six days and nights, and when pirates and lost boys meet they merely bite their thumbs at each other. But with the coming of Peter, who hates lethargy, they are under way again: if you put your ear to the ground now, you would hear the whole island seething with life."
—Peter & Wendy, Chapter 5: The Island Come True
"There can be no health in us, nor any good thing grow, for the land is one with the Dragon Reborn, and he one with the land."
—The Wheel of Time, Book VII, A Crown of Swords, Prologue
"You will be the land, and the land will be you. If you fail, the land will perish. As you thrive, the land will blossom."
''"There's being incompetent, and then there's being so incompetent that you cause the rain to stop and all the rivers and lakes to dry up."
David: Gotham City LOOKS great Ė great enough that it really changed the way Gotham was portrayed in comics. Itís this neo-gothic aesthetic made up half of the gothic imagery that informs Batman and half of the chemical/pipeline/thing that informs the Joker. Like, even Vickiís apartment has an exposed pipe.
Chris: Yeah! Even the fancy art museum looks like it was rivited together from scrap metal and bulkhead. I remember reading that Tim Burtonís vision of Gotham was a city from Hell that burst through the crust of the Earth, and he really captures that.