Saturday, March 14, 2009

Weekly What the Heck

Welcome to the twenty-second 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 it so upset about?

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Dawn Raven said...

Why its your friendly neighborhood subterranean monster of course! It exudes a trail of slime that can eat through flesh and has mastered using multiple primitive weapons at a time.

Scott said...

It's amphibious, and a very strong swimmer. If it can't kill something outright with its spears and clubs, and it's encountered near water, it will try to grab its victim and carry him beneath, drowning him.

They are capable of squirting their slime as a squid does ink. Underwater, this will allow a brief surge of rapid movement and leave behind a small zone that offers concealment and damages creatures within. On the surface, this is a ranged attack.

Ripper said...

Its not angry, its just thinking really hard how to capture a piscean. Also, on its mind is how to optimize its culinary skills to prepare such a large water change elemental. Wow, even thinking about what the friendly neighborhood subterranean monster is pondering has made my brow furrowed....