The Nameless Monster
By Emil Sebe
Once upon a time, in a land far away, there lived a nameless monster.
The monster was dying to have a name.
So, the monster made up his mind and set out on a journey to look for one.
But the world was such a very large place, so the monster split in two, and went on separate journeys.
One, went east.
The other, headed west.
The one who went east came upon a village.
There was a blacksmith who lived at the village’s entrance.
“Mr. Blacksmith, please give me your name!” said the monster.
“I can’t give you my name,” replied the blacksmith.
“If you give me your name, I’ll go inside you and make you strong,” said the monster.
“Really?” said the blacksmith. “If you’ll make me stronger, I’ll give you my name.”
The monster went into the blacksmith.
And so, the monster became Otto the blacksmith.
Otto was the strongest man in town.
But then one day, he said, “Look at me! Look at me! The monster inside of me, is getting bigger!”
Munch munch, chomp chomp, gobble gobble, gulp.
The hungry monster ate up Otto from the inside out.
Once again, he was a monster without a name.
Next, he went into Hans the shoemaker.
However… munch munch, chomp chomp, gobble gobble, gulp.
Once again, he went back to being a monster without a name.
Then, he became Tomas the hunter.
But soon… munch munch, chomp chomp, gobble gobble, gulp.
Back he went, to being a monster without a name.
The monster next went to a castle to look for a nice name.
He came upon a very sick boy who lived in that castle.
“If you give me your name, I’ll make you strong,” said the monster.
The boy replied, “If you can make me healthy and strong, I will give you my name.”
So the monster jumped right into the boy.
And the boy become full of vigor. The king was overjoyed.
He announced, “The prince is healthy, the prince is strong!”
The monster became quite fond of the boy’s name.
He was also while pleased with his royal life in the castle.
So he controlled himself no matter how ravenous his appetite became.
Day after day, despite his growing hunger, the monster stayed put inside the boy.
But finally, the hunger just became too great…
“Look at me! Look at me!” said the boy. “The monster inside of me has gotten this big!”
The boy devoured the king and all his servants.
Munch munch, chomp chomp, gobble gobble, gulp.
The castle was lonely now with everyone gone, so the boy left on a journey.
He walked and walked for days, and then one day, the boy came upon the monster who’d gone west.
“I have a name!” said the boy. “And it’s such a wonderful one at that.”
But the monster who went west replied, “Who needs a name? I’m perfectly happy without one. After all, that’s what we are; nameless monsters.”
The boy ate up the monster who went west.
At last he had found a name, but there was no longer anyone to call him by it.
Such a shame, because Johan, was such a wonderful name.
Ching wanders through Hylo, inspecting the different trees. Some big, some small. Others thin, some thick. At the very edge near a small valley, she came upon one just right. It was tall, wide, and hallow. She quickly climbs up, reaching the top within seconds. Taking a deep breath, she nibbles at the leaves. Each and every leaf on every branch, she bites a couple times, leaving a small blue mark that spread around the rest of the individual leaf. This would surly take some time to finish, but she saw Hylo as her home now, and wished to raise a tree house just as she did long ago in her original home.
Jack, bored out of his mind, enters the vast forest of Hylo even though creatures of unknown origin live there. Hell, he’s just a shadow-persona-something with nothing to do. Anyways, he walks until he encounters a strange blue mark around the leaves. “Might be some herbivore monster….” He closely inspects the markings…
Q: *stares at the reaper and nods* ….Though….it’s…just my…mask… *holds metal chin, being intrigued by the reaper* I am….surprised…that you…..appeared….in….front of me…
Recollections of my personal works - Part I
(top) Reach For The Stars - this piece became the 3rd place winning entry for the 2009 WACOM Bring Your Visions to Life: Dreams Contest, where it brought me my own Wacom Intuos 4 which I use till now to churn up new artworks.
(bottom) Derelict - I had a thing for retro robots and a melancholic feel for forgotten and abandoned childhood imaginations and dreams.
Medical Nightmares - There’s something sinister about the darker sides of medical practice that brings out the monsters within them.
why did i draw these oops
anyway these guys are after my own heart jeeesh
Jon. Jon Why. I like boobs. Not beards. Dammit.
Victims of Amherst College’s rape cover-ups and the disgusting things said to them
Photographs by Jisoo Lee
Project by It Happens Here — Dana Bolger, Kinjal Patel, Sonum Dixit
No. What kind of stupid humans would tell someone else this?
What is wrong with those people?
They are a victim and you want them to fight the other person off?
What happened to humanity?
((……these sayings to cover-up rape……what kind of humans am I living with!?))
He’s a reject, but he’s my reject.
Zee’s job was done… he’d rescued the princess.. but now he understood what the elders meant by Everting too far…
It was too late to save the world of course.. but he got the girl..
And things really didn’t change that much.. not overall.. Now that the world had transformed.. well it was just so much better! With the people changed into monsters, they no longer needed a royal family… He and the princess played all day long now…
A little fanart love for the indie game Eversion.
Game’s awesome, but hella creepy at times.
Lookit Zee n’ his Princess. Aren’t they cute?!
Eversion and its creations and world are (c) Zaratustra Productions.
The artwork is mine. Painted in Photoshop CS3.
Link to the game is here… just remember… Be careful how far you go.. http://zarat.us/tra/offline-games/eversion.html
…. Have a happy apocalypse….