Constantius, the father of Constantine and Anastasia, inspired the title of Marilyn Manson’s last album. This album and piece of history interests me. Manson is an icon of Florida, so he deserved mention in my novel. I lacked inspiration until this album.

I mentioned Anastasia because her involvement in an attempted poisoning of Constantine. This event fits the workings of my fertility cult. The themes of the album also fits themes in my novel.

Manson’s music style moved closer to my taste, with this album. Jim Morrison and The Doors provided inspiration and you hear it in a couple of songs. “Third Day of a Seven Day Binge” is very good because it has the Morrison sound.


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