senilenoun asked: Hey Chuck- what's your fascination with public restrooms? There's quite a few scenes in your books that take place in public restrooms. My favorite is Madison's experience with the glory hole. Do you have any crazy experiences yourself?
Bathrooms are great because all the furniture is fixed. Very little description is needed, and I can launch right into action. Brandy Alexander overdoses in the bathroom — like Judy Garland and Jim Morrison. The ‘Fight Club’ police chief is almost castrated in a bathroom. Tender Branson dodges a very penis-like gun in a toilet stall. The ‘Pygmy’ rape scene. Bathrooms are places of utility and profane expression.
What Happens in the Bathroom Stays in the Bathroom. A place of secret weeping and masturbation. A place where we don our masks.
“It is our own mental attitude which makes the world what it is for us. Our thoughts make things beautiful, our thoughts make things ugly. The whole world is in our own minds. Learn to see things in the proper light.”
— Swami Vivekananda