Normally I'm not much of a fan of Metazen, but your piece and the one up right now by xTx are excellent. On a side note- Did you ever get to On The Pale Criminal?
Thank you! And sadly after much shelf-searching I see I have lost my copy of Thus Spake Zarathustra. I'm going to have to buy another copy and add it to my seemingly endless list of books to read. :)