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Posted by invizweb on August 5, 2009
Posted by invizweb on August 3, 2009
Posted by invizweb on July 30, 2009
Oh how I wish, I wish, I wish upon a fish, for some of the following:
Posted by invizweb on April 12, 2009
Damnit. Why must I be condemned with the power to communicate with animals? Other heroes can fly, run at sonic speeds, and mimmic animal pwoers. All I can do is understand them. Sigh. Its been a crazy morning nonetheless.
I woke up this morning, alone in bed again (double sigh). Why can I not have a warm body pressed to me when I awake? I guess its good when you have a precocious daughter that has a knack for knocking a door down.
\”Mommy, mommy, come quick,\” Nami yelled. \”The Easter Bunny is in the garden laying eggs.\”
OK. That piqued my interests somewhat. Thus I quickly got dressed and walked into the small garden of our apartment building. Lo and behold there was a little brown furball laying an actual egg in the garden. Then I realized it had a flat tail.
\”Turn around,\” I proclaimed. Thought so. It was just a platypus that escaped from the Central Park Zoo, wearing cocktail waitress\’ bunny ears. \”Why are you wearing those ridiculous ears?\”
The little platypus looked down trodden.
\”Good grief,\” I exclaimed. \”Did you not see a certain animated film that came out in the last few years? You dressed as a bunny is as awkward as me teaching you to act like a tiger, or crane, or mantis, or Jackie Chan. So why do you want to be a bunny today\”
And so it squeaked on for a few minutes.
\”What do you mean nobody likes a platypus?\”
The furball pointed its poisonous nail-thingy (spur) at me.
\”In the wild, you know, that spiny thing protects you from dingos and other predators that will try to tear your throat open. Sure, you were born and raise din captivity but seriously now…\”
It was downcasted.
\”Listen. Pregnancy is tough sometimes. Why don\’t I call the Zoo, and they will pick you and your egg up?\”
You would think after that, my day would have less excitment. But no, now a spiny anteater with bunny ears is in the garden.
\”OK, I said this to a platypus this morning, so i will give you the short version…\”
Posted by invizweb on November 23, 2008
Posted by invizweb on October 22, 2008
Last Sunday I purchased the book Yokai Attack from the Borders at Penn Plaza. It is a very interesting book in itself with details on 42 plus yokai and their variations. Yokai, 妖怪, as pronounced Yaoguai in Chinese Mandarin (sort of that way in Cantonese also) are entities akin to “the good folk” i.e. fairies, ghouls, and elves to Nordic and Celtic culture, though some appear as bestial creatures. Within the pages of the book include: the ever popular Karakasa (umbrella ghost), Japan’s fastest growing legend Kuchisaki O-nna (the slit mouthed girl), and a frightening entity I never knew of before hand the O-dokuro (demonic skeleton). A profile would include the original Kanji or Katakana spelling, places of sightings (or attribution to where the legends begin), descriptions, and accounts themselves. A must for fans interested in Sino-Japanese legends and the Occult, as well as anime/video game fans.
With that said, on that Sunday night right after I purchased the book, I heard whisperings in my sleep. The next night, I felt teeth clamped on my arm. The next two nights, despite it being Autumn in NYC, I was accosted by numerous mosquitoes, (whom old time Japanese believe were jealous spirits).
Posted in Anamolous Phenomena/ Forteana, Cryptozoology, Philosophy & Religion & Spirituality, Urban Legends | Tagged: bakemono, Karakasa, Kuchisaki O-nna, my art, O-dokuro, Oni, yokai | Leave a Comment »