Jeff casually dropped the name ‘Gropey the Spider-spider.’ Well–that really is a name too good for my imagination to ignore.
I immediately found myself thinking about the scarier part of genetic engineering. Some forms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and other phenomena resulting in repeated behaviors may be genetic and we just don’t know. Did anyone see Blade Runner and wonder how many other people might ‘make friends?’ (I’ve written a short play called “Making Enemies” based on the same principle.) So what if an artificially-caused mutant with a tendency to repeat his last word got out? He would introduce himself by his tendencies since he couldn’t have a legal name–
–and the female vigilantes might get REALLY mad at him . . .