Saturday, November 29, 2008

Weekly What the Heck

Welcome to the eighth installment of my regular feature here at the Near TPK. With continuing apologies to one of my favorite blogs, the Daily WTF, I present... The Weekly What The Heck.

Each Saturday at 10 AM Central Time I'll post one of Jen's drawings of some kind of whacked-out creature, and ask my readers: "What the heck IS that?"

I hope my readers will approach the challenge in the spirit of "Yes, and ..." - building on previous responses so everyone's ideas can be used in the final writeup. Comments are now closed on last week's entry, and I hope to have the final writeup posted tonight. Comments will be accepted on this week's entry until I post next week's entry.

So... What the heck is that? What should it do? Does it even have a body or just that freaky big head?

7 comments:

icosahedron said...

A vampion? A scorpire?

Gregor LeBlaque said...

Welcome, icosahedron (and tenletter and jermwar and Jeff and rcarbol and Scott and Bartoneus and anyone else who commented for the first time in the past month or so - I haven't been keeping up on my "welcome"s)!

The Scorpire Vampion? That sounds pretty scary, actually...

Jeff said...

Thanks! I've been enjoying reading.

My vote? Alaskan Viscount Crab

The Recursion King said...

Scorpilocks and the three tails

Scott said...

It doesn't have its own body, in fact. But it makes up for that by borrowing others'. Its habit is to find a convenient corpse, sever its head, and settle in; it possesses the ability to guide the body while so attached, and with its limbs concealed in the torso can sometimes pass for human (or demi-human or humanoid, as the case may be), provided the body is in good condition.

If the body is in poor condition, it may be mistaken for an undead creature such as a ghoul or zombie, but it is not undead -- it's a living creature, despite its similarities to the vampire.

Gomez said...

Let's go with the hypnotic gaze!

Reverend Mike said...

Ooo...the hypnotic gaze would make it easier to take over beings...by itself the scorpire vampion is a feeble creature, but it can become a formidable opponent depending on the host it chooses...they are somewhat intelligent creatures and target creatures in leadership positions with some influence over other beings...

Those scorpires sure know how to conspire...