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By Bob Clark

I can remember the first time that I saw her, somewhere around the time I was eleven, early on a Saturday morning when the sun hadn’t yet risen. Usually at those early hours I’d quietly channel surf in my room for soft-core pornography on HBO or Cinemax, usually catching the tail end and having to content myself to whatever plot was left, hoping it didn’t have to include clothing, or broadcast versions of anime that had been insanely censored for American syndication despite the fact that hardly any children were likely to wake up in time to see it at all (I was old enough to want to see naked women, real or otherwise, but not quite enough to appreciate irony in full). For some reason or other I drifted to MTV, not really expecting to stay there any longer than necessary, just brushing past it in the crowd of networks on my way to something more worthy of my attention, like VH1 (this was back when they played 80’s music all the time).

Instead, I caught a glimpse of an animated woman wearing a leather jacket, a thong and very little else, her hair swirled in two spirals at either side of her head, like something Princess Leia’s stylist would devise for a Jedi dominatrix. With guns blazingly taking out entire armies without ever having to reload on her mission to assassinate a nameless figurehead in a distant apartment, she was more than enough to hold my attention and snap me out of sleep, because not even a dream could conjure up something that entrancingly dangerous. I watched as she left piles of murdered men and women in her wake, and as a tall, gaunt trenchcoated fellow with close-cropped bleach hair followed close behind, engaging in various acts of perverse sexuality and even more perverse science, until finally he appeared to have quietly done away with the very figurehead the scantily-clad assassin with the double-helix hair had been targeting all along. I remember smirking as she hung on a window like an erotic gargoyle and took out her gun, knowing that soon she was going to jump in and fill that David Bowie lookalike and his fetching young covergirl company so full of holes that even the dentists would be at a loss to identify them. I’d caught a taste for blood, and was hungry for her to satisfy my newfound appetite.

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