The legendary work of Preben Holm can be downright classical, conservative Freehand, effusively Freehand (the most common) or ZoMG!
This briar, I'm pretty sure you will agree, falls resoundingly in the latter category. So much so, that it reminds this veteran World of Warcraft player of annoying/terrifying, subterranean dwelling NPC which made many a player's life hell during the "Cataclysm" expansion. (double geek points for those who understood the reference, email me). While not very comfortable in the paw, will probably make those around uncomfortable, which is always a bonus.
--R. 'Bear' Graves