Saturday, January 31, 2009

Weekly What the Heck

Welcome to the seventeenth 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 have to drag itself along with those skinny little arms?

Today's post at the Core Mechanic got me worried about rights to the WWTH comments should I ever want to collect them in a book, so I'm swiping a chunk of his TOS to apply here as well:
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Ripper said...

A XXXX is a creature which is very weak and fragile. It inhabits the shells of archaic gastropods because they are large, roomy, and cosy on the inside. Because of the bulk of the shell, the XXXX stays inside, only exposing itself to feed. It sticks its arms out to balance itself when it feeds by ...

Anonymous said...

. . . means of its voice. For you see, the Shellsong Siren emits a keening wail that fatigues all that hear it. Naturally, such creatures are then easy prey for the vicious creature.