Brillo gets a lot of love. He’s a hedgehog; it comes naturally. Xavier gets his fair share of love, too – it’s the hair, mostly. But we wanted to show some love to the people who really matter – wealthy venture capitalists who can inject literal tons of your bizarre American currency into this website. We couldn’t figure out how to target a post towards this select group of upstanding members of society, so we settled on you guys instead.
Thus, we celebrate you, the audience – without whom Xavier would be huddled alone in a dark corner instead of huddled in a dark corner with a laptop. To demonstrate our appreciation, we’re going to share some photos that have really nothing to do with you. Research shows that people enjoy behind-the-scenes looks at stuff, so here you go – Pavlov’s Hedgehogs: Behind the Prickly Scenes.
Writing a post can take awhile. Complicating matters is the fact that we have to plan all our photos in advance, because once we leave whatever location we’re in, we’re probably not going back. Jokes, stories, and even research all have to happen prior to departure. Of course, much is added later, often by nature of a happy accident. But we don’t use Photoshop on our images, so we can’t just copy and paste Brillo or Xavier back to France or wherever.
There are loads of other issues, too, but we don’t like to complain about things that aren’t the weather or literally anything else, so here’s some rare footage of the author at work:
…which leads to:
This photograph of Xavier at a fairy fort:
…leads to this photo of Brillo at a fairy fort:
And this photo of Xavier at an 11th-century abbey:
But sometimes choosing a location for Brillo’s photo shoots can be challenging. Fortunately, we’ve documented that too:
So I’ve desecrated the homes of both fairies and the Irish dead. Now to find an ogre to laugh at.
Coming up next on Pavlov’s Hedgehogs: 5 Fun Shapes An Ogre Can Make With Your Spine.