Thursday, December 31, 2009
The Keratosaurus is a dinosaur-like creature, from a relic population discovered on a faraway island. They live in herds and follow a strict social structure. The large horns are used by males as weapons against predators and to compete with females, who do not have horns themselves.
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Flowerhead has no body. He cannot remember how he got that way. There was some kind of loud noise, and then he just woke up like this. He has a flower growing out of his head - it itches something terrible, but he can't reach it to scratch it.
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Huge spiny alien caterpillars from a far off alien jungle planet. Spinypillars are essentially walking eating machines. Introduction into Earth's rainforests have caused untold detestation, however the beasts have also been cultivated as a new food source in their own right.
Monday, December 28, 2009
Large, blood sucking leeches which attach themselves to the gigantic animals of their native planet. Tentaleeches grow to be 5-7 feet in length, and live in the deep slime and muck of heavy swamp areas. Once affixed to a creature's hide, nothing will remove them short of burning them off. They have been known to rarely hunt smaller prey in the absence of larger hosts.
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Friday, December 25, 2009
The Hellmas Tree wishes you all a Merry demented Hellmas!
He does not like it when various companies put "Season's greetings" or other alternative slogans on commercial merchandise for his holiday.
Thursday, December 24, 2009
A massive, gigantic bunny rabbit infused by radiation during a gamma bomb test. Gamma Bunny has the strength of a thousand men, but the intelligence of a raging wild animal. He is incapable of any higher thought, and acts merely from base impulses - hunger, thirst, fatigue, and so on. It is thought that if a human being were to be exposed in a similar fashion he would retain some semblance of intelligence (although to a greatly reduced capacity.) Gamma Bunny seems to revert to normal bunny form whenever he is not in danger.
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Large, undulating, eel-like monstrosities, Skullfish are dangerous predators. They are solitary creatures, often found following pods of dolphins or schools of fish to pick off the weak and old. When no live prey is available they will feed from carrion and waste. Skullfish seem to have the ability to breathe in both air and water, and have been known to squirm onto beaches to catch unwary prey.
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Titanic crabs spawned from dumped radioactive waste, Gigakrabs have taken up residence off of America's east coast. The beasts range in size from 30 to 90 feet across. Nothing less than a 120 mm tank shell can penetrate their exoskeleton. Thankfully the Gigakrabs have shown to be generally harmless, although a few fishing trawlers have been lost.
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
A monster evolved from a 3.5 floppy diskette. Suffering from obsolescence by the early 21st century, millions of potential Diskoids sit in lonely desk drawers, dank closets, and dusty shoeboxes awaiting the time they will rise up and conquer the world once more.
Friday, December 18, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
A Jorogumo is a Yokai formed from a spider. When a spider turns 500 years old it gains the ability to transform into human form. They are usually depicted as women in some way, commonly with a female human upper half and spider legs for the lower half.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Gleek and Fleek were the seventh son of a seventh son. Hailing from the isolated, sleepy town of Arco, Idaho (pop. 87,) the two had a very linear family tree. Too much of a good thing when it comes to genetics can give unpredictable results. Thus Gleek and Fleek's peculiar predicament - the boys are two independent heads that share one body. One head controls each side of the body, and the two are incredibly coordinated, enough to perform complex tasks such as driving a car, cooking, playing computer games, etc.
The future looked bleak for Gleek and Fleek until they signed a contract with the Red Circle circus company. The two were showcased alongside Bubba the Fish and Serpenzo the serpent boy, and eventually earned enough to retire in style.
Monday, December 14, 2009
A Gloppytrus is a short, squat, dollop-shaped alien that resembles a pile of mud. They spend their lives deep within sprawling mud holes, some of which are miles across. Each mud hole is connected via an underground water system. The Gloppytrus have eschewed advanced technology for a simple, stress-free, tribal lifestyle, although there are some who have ventured out into the universe to seek fame and fortune.
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Lampus worms are large, blood sucking worms, which grow to around 6 inches in length. They are extremely hardy creatures, and have shown to survive freezing, extreme heat, pressure variations, and radiation. They can adapt to nearly every environment, but will go into extended periods of hibernation for as yet unknown reasons. This causes infestations of Lampus worms to flare up in easily predicted cycles.
Friday, December 11, 2009
The bizarre mutation known as the Pynomula began life in a petri dish as part of a seventh grade student's science experiment. A mixture of processed animal proteins, salt, and water (i.e. bologna) and several different viruses (obtained from sick friends) were exposed to multiple different varying forms of electric shocks, then ejected into a squirrel zygote. The resulting mutation towered nine feet tall, with a large tentacled insectiod upper half and a bottom stout, smiling lower half. The Pynomula has two brains but share the same skeletal, cirulatory, and central nervous systems. Despite this the two halfs frequently seem to "argue" over which way to go.
The Pynomula won first prize.
The Pynomula won first prize.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Goremouths are bizarre, misshapen demons. They are sculpted from newly arrived souls by sadistic elder demons. They come in many different forms, but usually share several different features: Twisted legs, tentacles, crippled forms, and large, voracious mouths. They wander along mindlessly about the lower levels of Hell, devouring that which gets in their way.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
The Ahool is a giant bat cryptid reported in Indonesia. It has a large, monkey-like head, claws, and a ten foot wingspan. The creature's name comes from it's distinctive hooting call. There is speculation that the creature may be an undiscovered species of bat, a giant owl, or a petrosaur.
Monday, December 7, 2009
Sunday, December 6, 2009
This is one of the fearsome critters, one of the strange and improbable creatures from America's frontier mythology. The Axehandle Hound is a dog like thing that feeds only on axe handles which have been left unattended.
Saturday, December 5, 2009
After the near disaster from the Phollywog and semi-recovery with Designer Rex, the Toywerks toy company had finally began to recover its public image (and quarterly profits.) The decision was made to venture into one more attempt at the designer pet market. This time all manner of safety precautions were taken. Although the Gatorhead uses alligator DNA, it is altered enough that the animal is a natural herbivore. Gaotrheads are born sterile and have a predetermined 4 year life span. They have been manipulated to never grow beyond the size of a small dog and are thus completely safe for children.
It was also a huge failure. Customers found the pet slow moving, lethargic, and "boring." Despite all manner of built in fail safes, sporadic reports of Gatorheads breeding and growing to full alligator adult size are common.
Friday, December 4, 2009
The Biotrappers are a race of creatures who have so manipulated their genetic code that they no longer possess any of their original genome. Due to centuries of tampering the entire race is now sterile, traditional reproduction is impossible. Offspring are created in laboratories and are highly specialized into several different castes, each possessing different physical attributes. Even after birth genetic manipulation continues, thus one may encounter a Biotrapper with any number of eyes, limbs, mouths, skin color, etc.
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
A tsukumogami spawned from an old jug or jar. Unlike most other Yokai, this one can be beneficial towards people. The Kameosa has the ability to replicate any liquid that is placed inside of it, be it sake, water, wine, etc.
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Old man McDonald lived on his farm for years on end. Mounting debt forced him into experimental agriculture. McDonald added a special radioactive formula to his vegetables. Soon he was harvesting three foot squashes and massive broccoli stalks, however his new found wonder formula had some unforeseen side effects.
Saturday, November 28, 2009
The Barbatans are a tribe of pig-like humanoids. They are short, squat, with tough, leathery skin, and a large, pig-like snout. The tribe is renown for their war like behavior and eagerness to fight newcomers. Other larger, more powerful humanoids enjoy hunting Barbatans for their meat, which is supposed to be of a very high quality.
Friday, November 27, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
The freakish monstrosity that would be known as the Gobbletor began as an experiment by a less than ethical turkey farm to increase profits. Plucked and dressed turkeys were exposed to exotic forms of radiation that increased their size. Soon six foot drumsticks and fifteen foot turkey breasts were produced. However when one of the drumsticks was cooked strange mutations began to occur, and the Gobbletor was born. It quickly escaped from the lab, leaving a trail of carnage in it's wake, and has since gone on to become an urban legend. Gobbletor is frequently sighted in remote wooded areas, and is currently the subject of several documentaries.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
The Flook are a short, squat, hardy race. They generally are hairless, come in an array of colors, and possess one large cyclopic eye. Flooks are extremely clumsy, and are known for their very bizarre sense of humor. They tend to gravitate towards the theater, acting, or find work as stand up comedians.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Bubba began life as an ordinary boy. It wasn't until his late teens that the first sign of mutation manifested itself. All of his hair fell out, strange scales and fins grew on his body. Doctors were baffled at his bizarre aquatic transformation. He quickly found he could not find employment with his new fish-like appearance. Bubba hit the sideshow circuit and quickly made a name for himself.
Monday, November 23, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
After the Phollywog debacle, the Toywerks toy company found itself on the edge of destitution. The decision was made to put nearly all of the remaining capital into another designer pet initiative. Thus was born the Designer Rex, a miniature dinosaur created from cloned T-Rex DNA. The creature was genetically manipulated to severely stunt the growth cycle, trapping the T-Rex in a juvenile, midget-like state. However, this did nothing to prevent the creature's natural hunting tendencies. The Designer Rex was initially a huge success, however a large public outcry following the severe mauling deaths of several children lead to their eventual outlawing. Designer Rex is still sold overseas, and to various companies to be used as guard dogs.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
A type of vampire in eastern European myth. A Snaxar is the reanimated corpse of an evil magician or sorcerer who uses dark magics to stay alive after death, usually involving selling one's soul to demons, Satan, etc. Also known as Pocelnik and Kudesnik.
Friday, November 20, 2009
The Vorschlagiest is a peculiar type of ghost. Instead of quietly slinking around in the shadows like other spirits, he takes it upon himself to make as much noise as possible. Psychologists believe they are spirits of people who had trouble asserting themselves while alive, and thus are now doomed to be loud and annoying through eternity.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Chimoooks are small, skittering primate-like animals from a far away star system. They show signs of an emerging intelligence, but have nearly been hunted to extinction for sport and trophies. Due to extensive conservation efforts the population of Chimoooks have stabilized, but are still at a fraction of what they once were.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
BugBears were original creatures in European myth, similar to Brownies, Nixies, Hobgoblins, and other forest creatures. BugBears were envisioned as large, hairy monsters that would abduct naughty children. In modern fantasy fiction, they have become a race of larger, stronger, deadlier Goblins, usually acting as the "boss" of a group of weaker troops, and beholden to a superior (evil) power.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
In the folklore of various cultures in South America, a Duende is a Gnome-like house spirit, who lives within the walls and under the floors. They are known for pulling various pranks, as well as clipping the toenails of children (sometimes accidentally the entire toe.)
Throughout 2008 in Argentina there have been several sightings of a shadowy, side-stepping, creepy dwarf with a pointed hat, including several videos. Is the Duende real, or is it merely a prankster reaching for 15 minutes of internet fame? Who can really say.
Link to the "Gnome of Argentina" video
Sunday, November 15, 2009
The Ubbopiyaegha is a hybrid creature, seemingly possessing the characteristics of mammals, reptiles, crustaceans, and insects to one degree or another. The beast grows between 10 to 30 meters in length and has a very territorial disposition. Most scientists believe this creature is artificial.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
A large, albino dragon thrown into a well by a small child names John Lambton. The white worm fed upon the wastes of the village and grew to an immense length, and then terrorized the surrounding country side for years to come. Lambton eventually returns from the crusades and battles the worm.
Friday, November 13, 2009
The Ya-Te-Veo is a carnivorous tree said to inhabit Central and South America. It has been described as having a short, think trunk topped with multiple tendril-like branches that catch and secure prey. There are unconfirmed reports from the 19th century of Indian tribes which sacrificed victims to the trees.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Jimmy Squarefoot is an ogreish figure from Irish mythology. He is thought to originally be one of the Faowar, which were an indigenous race of giants who built the various stone circles throughout Britain and Ireland. He is described as huge, with a pig head, one eye, horns, and feet wrapped in calico bands, which give them a squareish appearance.