Saturday, December 27, 2008

Weekly What the Heck

Welcome to the twelfth 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? What is up with that thousand yard stare?


Jeff said...

Is that *corn* on her back?!

Gregor LeBlaque said...

They were wings until you said that... now I see corn... the fairy of the corn... ugh.

Jeff said...

Many apologies. Of course they are wings!

It was the only witty thing I could come up with. This week is difficult!

Although, it would be cool if Fairies of the Corn were archnemeses of Pixies of Stix.

Scott said...

Looks like the sprites' answer to the drider. Lolth is queen of spiders... is there a deity of insects?

Anyway, clearly they're spellcasters of some sort. Their insectoid minds can't retain all of their previous knowledge, but they're able to focus really well on a small subset of their old powers, using them to a much greater effect than they were previously capable of -- specialization at work.

They never sleep, but they do dream with parts of their minds while other parts remain aware. When dreaming, they sometimes whisper to themselves, and the details of their dreams are sufficiently horrible to drive to madness those who can understand their speech. But some of those who listen and can endure the terrible images that fill their minds will find oracular guidance in the crazed murmurings.

Gregor LeBlaque said...

Thanks a lot, Scott! I wasn't sure what I was going to do with the Fairies of the Corn, but just the phrase "sprites' answer to the drider" got my brain buzzing (then the dreaming and whispering part sent it into overdrive). I think you guys will like the result tomorrow.

It even gives the Pixies of Stix something to do...