Friday, June 24, 2011

Warren and Templesmith

Look Up: 3-Quinuclidinyl Benzilate, supposedly a military grade weaponized hallucinogen.  Are Iraqui insurgents actually using this stuff on themselves to induce a berzerk state? Supposedly this stuff lasts 3-5 days but still affects you for 6 weeks.

I came up with all of the above questions and thoughts from reading Fell, an incredibly good graphic novel/ comic thing, which introduced this chemical to my understanding of the world.

There are write ups on both Wikipedia and Erowid on this substance and while I have found the information on these sites to be fairly reliable, I wanted to dig deeper to find something official from the U.S. government about this substance.  What I found is 37 page long pdf document published in 2008 by the Environmental Protection Agency describing what is known concerning the dangers of human exposure to the drug.  The file can be downloaded in pdf form here.

(Updated at 1:05 p.m. PDT): If you like CSI or the police drama genre and you haven't read Fell by Warren Ellis with illustrations by Ben Templesmith I probably don't want to be your friend you're missing out.  Do yourself a favor and pick up a copy right now via Amazon.

On a related note, I hear snorting bath salts produces similar effects.


  1. More stuff to worry about. I'm grateful for the knowledge, bu it just never ends.

  2. YOu dont want to be my friend because I dont know this piece of work by Warren Ellis ? Well thats just rude! maybe I should read it, and you should watch "Children of Men"

  3. I'd sure like to stear clear of new substances like that. sheese.

  4. Warren Ellis eh? I stopped reading comics years ago but I loved when he wrote The Authority.

  5. never seen this before.
    thanks for sharing!