Saturday, December 6, 2008

Weekly What the Heck

Welcome to the ninth 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? Is it preparing to attack or ask if you have any Grey Poupon?

2 comments:

Reverend Mike said...

This massive lizard can be tamed and used as a mount but not in the traditional fashion (large spines tend to injure the bum)...a dual-bucket saddle is employed, where two riders of relatively equal weight hang off to either side of the ridgeback's spines as it moves...

With larger ridgebacks, whole teams of archers may be employed on a single mount...

greywulf said...

.... however, as the beast only possesses a single rear leg, the ride is extremely uncomfortable, so say the least. Archers are trained to take into account it's curious hopping gait, leading to their arrows taking a strange rise-and-falling motion in flight.

A peaceful and loving animal, it's main weakness is having it's tummy tickled, which......

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