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    Your favorite monsters and monster lore :D

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by an-untamefox, Oct 17, 2012.

    Just what the title says. What are your favorite monsters and monster stories?

    I'm creating a 'journal' or sorts. Think John Winchester's journal. It's just something fun for me and maybe later it will serve as a sort of database and guide for my characters. I want to have a nice variety of entries, so let's hear it :D
     
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    I don't think you can be dragons tbh, as boring as that sounds. They seem pretty simple at first but there's such a wide variety of iterations, and different mythologies on them.
     
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    Probably dragon.
     
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    Cthulhu?
     
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    I was gonna say that but I didn't think it would count.
     
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    Personally, I really prefer the kind of "monsters" where you don't actually see what it is. Things like Bigfoot, Loch Ness Monsters, local monster legends, etc. are all so popularized that they almost seem like friendly mascots, rather than actual malevolent entities. Same with the other typical monsters: with vampires, werewolves, zombies, mummies, etc. we already know 1) what they look like, 2) what they do, 3) what they want, and 4) how to kill them. This really takes out the suspense and creep factor.

    I'm far more fascinated by the type of monster where you know just enough to know that 1) it's something that's proven to be unnatural/nonhuman, and 2) it's after you/wants something, with 3) small hints about what it might be, but only in REALLY vague terms, like just enough info to get a person's imagination gears rolling, but no more.

    I"m thinking about stories like the Blair Witch Project, the Ring (before the mystery is explained toward the end), and the urban legends about Slenderman, the Hat Man, and shadow people. With these, you know that something is out there, and that it's from a malevolent dimension and has threatening intents. But you don't know more than that. This, for me, will always be scary, because you just don't know. Show details and explanations, and in 99% of cases, the scariness/intrigue is gone.
     
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    It depends entirely on what you want from your creature. You yourself can have something inside your head but not reveal it to others, just give the essence of them, rather like what mallory said, these sort of creatures, no matter what you choose can sometimes be the most haunting, as your giving the reader the opportunity to create their own demon but with the personality you wanted.

    Now if your going to have a specific creature, I personally love the older versions of all "monsters" Which would actually include elves, fairies etc. You can have any creature a monster if you wanted you could turn vampires cute and pixies evil (please don't though cute vampires just don't sit right on the pallet) You should also think that monsters tended to just be something that was horridly disfigured grotesque to look at. You can create many things from that.

    BUT to choose a specific species, if your going for unseen, Troll-maras are good, they attack and kill when people are sleeping, they also have an obsession with teeth and curse a child whilst killing their mothers during childbirth (that is exactly what the myths of maras is but I twist it to make it more interesting). for a creature that is seen I do love a good ole troll. They're adaptable to what you need them to be with many different perseptions on how they should look, modern day makes them ugly, old days generally they where just bigger humans but with tails (mostly cow tails) so adaptable.
     
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    Changeling
    After all what's more creepy than evil children
     
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    Greek Mythology, has pretty much everything. LOL
     
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