DAILY MONSTER 36
Good morning and Frohe Weihnachten to our Austrian, Swiss, and German visitors. (Christmas Eve is where the action is back in the Old Country, don’t you know.) Thank you for breaking away from the gift exchange and the family choir rendition of Oh Tannenbaum to check in on the Monsters.
Yesterday’s Monster brought forth another lovely collection of interpretations. Terry Tolleson is first in line with his story of Hankor, the aspiring Cave Dweller and Togdor, the Ancient. (Poor, poor Hankor.) I imagine that this is the kind of story that medieval mountainmen and mountianwomen told their mountainchildren to keep them out of those teacherous caves.
A hearty welcome to first-time contributor Schlockading, who posts a report from the last meeting of the Rotten Pumpkins Prevention Society. It conjures images of a Frankensteinean mob with torches and pitchforks. Nice work, Schlockading. Now… please tell me: What is a Schlockading? I must know! Have I drawn one yet?
Mogabog is back and he’s… delving into cartography. Perhaps it’s a veiled Hello to our friend Simon. Here be Monsters! (We miss you, Simon, and I hope that some rest will find you today.)
Sam Berkes closes the day’s proceedings with an alternate theory of the crime. It’s not a giant monster, nor a mountain. It’s a cubist turtle! I can see it, too, now that you say it, Sam. Thank you for opening up another perspective. And thank you all for posting, even as life settles down for the holidays.
Monster 36 is a jolly one, of sorts. Well, more manic than jolly, really. And perhaps a bit twisted. A fur-trimmed red hat does not a Santa make. And now that I look at his coat, it looks a bit like a straightjacket, doesn’t it? What is going on here? Poisoned fruitcake? Christmas at Bellevue? A Godzilla Holiday? When Elves Attack! tonight on Fox? If you have a minute, I’d love to hear your story, but if you just want to enjoy a mellow Christmas Eve away from the computer, I certainly understand. Have yourself a cup of eggnog, sit back, and relax. That warm tingly sensation you’re feeling means that 344 LOVES YOU