Nov 3, 2011

For the latest blog chain, Matt asks What is your favorite all-time monster? Yesterday, Shaun posted (his post gave me the creeps!). In general, I am not a monster person - I prefer the scary shit of real life. But to fulfill the blog chain, I quickly thought of the monster that really scares the crap outta me.

I am deathly afraid of everything that lives in the water. Anemones, crustaceans, sharks, bluegill: they all freak me out. Like, I've had panic attacks at PetCo over the pet hermit crabs with peace symbols painted on their shells. No lie.

It makes perfect sense that the monster that really takes away my ability to sleep is the biggest, baddest, scariest sea creature: the kraken. Tentacles reaching fifty feet covered in suckers that are lined with spikes are scary. And there's that mouth with rows and rows of teeth. Those features pale in comparison to the kraken's eye. When they show the eye of a kraken in a movie, I am done. No more. I just want to go sit in the window seat with a down blanket and a bowl of popcorn and rock back and forth for the rest of my life.

Despite the fear, I think krakens are fanfreakingtastic. There's something beautiful in their ethereal existence. They definitely rule the deep sea.


Halloween may be over, but these creatures occupy our consciousness all year. Tell me what monster scares the shit out of you! And go visit Christine for her favorite monster.

Oh, and to my fellow blog chain members: I promise I'll be getting around and commenting! I was without internet for almost an entire week due to Frontier's sillyness.

11 comments:

  1. The alien in all those Alien movies. *shudders*

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  2. It's the people monsters who scare me...Stephen King is a pro at those.

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  3. You can never go wrong with a good Kraken! :-)

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  4. Whoo-Hah! My buddy that runs my design/sculpture shoppe with me goes by Kraken online... and he's pretty scary indeed. For me, it's always been smaller things, like dark, fast moving shapes on the edge of my vision that have given me the creeps. And paying bills.


    Deeply Dapper

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  5. I'm going to send bluegills in the mail to you if you don't get kraken on the writin. :)

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  6. Awesome choice...and dude...I'm behind on writing too. Just saying

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  7. Krakens always make me go like this--> O_O

    They're just... so... awesome. And Kraken-y.

    Blame the Greeks, man. ;)

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  8. There are squid in the waters of Mexico that are large enough to grab divers. I think they are called the Humbolt squid. Terrifying. I'd hate to be attacked by one. Hence, no going in the water for me.

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  9. Yeah, that's a creepy creature. I just noticed Kelly's response. I'm not all that fond of birds with big beaks.

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  10. Such a great post! Love visiting your blog!

    Lola x
    http://lola-x.blogspot.com

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