Monday, February 27, 2012

T is for Tsukumogami

My alphabeasts this week: Tsukumogami, what a name!

Something this crazy could only come from Japanese Mythology. Basically a Tsukumogami is an intimate object that has been around for a 100 years and happens to gain sentience. In old Japanese legends it was said that if an object survived for that long it would gain self awareness and turn into a trickster spirit of sorts. Fun little guys and it can be anything! So I naturally chose a clothes dresser, who doesn't love dressers?

I was listening to the Mother 3 sound track when I did this since it seemed so oddly fitting.

Monday, February 20, 2012

S is for Sylvan

My alphabeasts this week: Sylvan

Sylvans are a fun concept. Basically they come from early English mythology and their seen as these wood inhabitants made from elements of the forest themselves. For some reason he came out looking like the main character of some 90's Nintendo platformer but I actually like that. Race on, you crazy little Sylvan.

Monday, February 13, 2012

R is for Redcap

My Alphabeasts this week:Redcap

I cheated a bit this week considering a Red Cap is just a goblin of sorts but it's history is pretty unique, coming from England. It gets the name from it's hat, which it must keep red with the blood of it's victims. If his hat ever dries out, he'll die. Its' kind of like a Kappa clause if you think about it.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Q is for Qliphoth

My alphabeast this week: Qliphoth

The Qliphoth is a fun little husk spirit from Jewish mysticism who is made up of impure forces and evil intentions. Because this is such a broad idea I had a lot of fun liberties with this one. Seems like it'd be a bit of downer to hang out with, not to mention the whole evil thing going on.