American Cryptids?

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  1. TheOtherPromise

    TheOtherPromise Active Member

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    I vaguely recognize the name Ozark Howler, but I've never heard about Teddy Roosevelt having any connection to it. But then I haven't really looked into the Ozark Howler, so there might be something there that I just don't know about.
     
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    Here's another one, very rare.....it strikes me that it would be perfectly at home in the Star Wars universe on the planet Hoth.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mesenchytraeus_solifugus

    Apparently it melts to death if it gets too warm?!?
     
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    I think I might be one of those...
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    My question is, how you gonna keep all these cryptids down on the farm? I've got a traditional Lenni Lenape lake monster, the Maxa'xâk, in my neglected Ohio-based horror novel, but I doubt it'd be happy to be relocated.
     
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    How about the Az-i-wu-gum-ki-mukh-ti? (holy heck I spelled that right) It's an Inuit cryptid a bit like a carnivorous walrus
    Also the Hopkinsville goblin from one encounter.
    There's a HUGE array of new cryptids from pop culture, specifically from artist Trevor Henderson, and these are rather famous in the field but not very "classic," if that's what you're looking for.
    I also have a few cryptids of my own if you want ;) they're the myrrock, kighnak, and cave kighnak
    But whatever you use, this sounds like an awesome story! I'd read it!
     
  7. Adam Bolander

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    Thanks. Unfortunately, it looks like I won't be writing this one. Too many people were throwing fits about using things that "belong" to other cultures, and that's a hole I'd rather not dig myself into.
     
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    Can't those things interface with your culture?
     
  9. Adam Bolander

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    What do you mean?
     
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    Folklore doesn't belong to anyone; or rather, it belongs to everyone. There are harmful instances of cultural appropriation- e.g. white "plastic shamans" who profit off of native American spirituality by pretending to be initiates/ experts. But people who raise alarms over any kind of cultural diffusion are ignorami who should be ignored.
     
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    I dunno. I wouldn't mind using the idea, but I've moved onto other ideas for the moment.
     

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