A zombie demonstration of strength and unity in the days before Hallowe’en brought out the dead, undead and pre-undead in my neighbourhood (see slideshow below).
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The Time Travelers have it! Despite all attempts to keep them at bay, not even bad spelling or temporal editing could keep them away. Those canny krononauts appear to have found the poll and captured the win, narrowly beating out Demigods and Fairies. And while I may fear retaliation from the SHIFTERZZZZZ WERE HERE who finished a distant SHIFTERZZZZZ WERE HERE– probably too busSHIFTERZZZZZ WERE HERE a deal is a deal.
Now to get the research right! The good news is, there’s an excellent Time Traveler Convention being held at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). The bad news is, that the convention is being held five years ago, on May 07, 2005 so I’m a little late.
But according to organizer Amal Dorai (speaking below), technically you only need ONE Time Traveler convention, for it to become a sort of Woodstock for people from all times to come and congregate to talk about Time Travel.
Fortunately, it’s FREE – so I should be able to afford it. AND apparently there’s going to be free salsa and chips so I’m bringing a doggy bag. Plus they do give you coordinates for your time machine: 42:21:36.025°N, 71:05:16.332°W. So now all I have to do is locate a reliable time machine… GABRIEL?…. and before you can say DeLorean DMC-12, Graham and I’ll be in a roomful of the most famous time travel researchers in history. I’ve attached a link to the convention invitation (below) in case anyone wants to join us. The more the merrier!
We should be back in time to have the new Monstrometer update ready for Halloween. We’ve already been working hard-ish on it and thought it won’t be the giant update of death we long to produce, it looks like this one will have a couple of new things.
Recently there have been several new monsters added to the Monstrometer as Graham and I continue to refine the app. Previously we added Angels and Draconians and in the just released 1.3 update we added Ghosts. Now for our next update (1.4) we want to know what you would most like to see next.
Please vote in the poll and leave any comments you have below.
Thanks and keep on keeping on.
PLEASE NOTE: The poll is now closed. Thanks to everyone who voted. Time Travelers won and will be added to the next update. Demigods and Fairies were a really close second and third so maybe they will be next after we get time travelers in there. Look for more info about the new Monstrometer update coming soon.
As requested by friendly resident cyborg P5t5r, among others, I have posted preliminary, non-exhaustive findings for each of the proposed Monstrometer additions, suggested by survivors – thank you! – over the last year.
Please note use of the word “PRELIMINARY,” because these findings are introductory as in designed to orient or acquaint with a situation before proceeding; “a preliminary investigation.” Once we have decided on the next addition, more thorough research will added.
Meanwhile if you have anything to add to any of the descriptions below? Please message me or post it on the site, I’ll be happy to look into it.
Every dog must have his day but the cats get exactly one per year on Saturday October 16, tomorrow. Yes it’s the tenth annual Feral Cat Day and the fur and fangs have already begun to fly as everywhere cats go wild and were-y. Don’t get caught in the cross-fur like this very unfortunate videographer (see video below).
Originally begun as “Feral Freedom Day,” in 2001 by the F.F.F. or Feline Freedom Front, Feral Cat Day was intended as a day of feline affirmation, with werecats and wild cats around the world participating in activities to showcase their strength, dexterity and hunting skill. A not-so-subtle reminder to everybody else that cats are nobody’s pet and still to be reckoned with in the world.
(Even if they ARE noticeably less well organized than werewolves whose innate pack mind makes them far better at communicating their message to the world, at least if this site is any indication. No offense to any werecats.)
Well Feral Freedom Day 2001 turned out to be a nightmare. Their hairball antics and high-wire hijinks and dead animal offerings – we’re not just talking about mice – did NOT go over the way they intended. With 9-11 fresh in people’s memory, the world was terrorized again and the Feline Freedom Front was officially declared a terrorist organization, forcing all the members underground again.
So why do we still celebrate Feral Cat Day? Well in a brilliant act of political appropriation, cat fighters around the world claimed October 16 as a day to declare war on werecats, encouraging ordinary citizens everywhere to capture and neuter the fiercest felines, dubbing it “Feral Cat Day.” Needless to say, this has led to an extended cat-fight of epic proportions. Werecats everywhere sharpen their claws all year for this night. You may hear the yeowls begin as soon as the sun goes down.
Oh and congratulations to the Italian Welfare League, which also celebrates today. I hope they fare better than their feral friends!
Naughta Witch Christine O’Donnell continues her run for senate with a new campaign ad that supernatural experts are describing as “dangerous.”
Journalist Mary Ambrose reports the video seems to possess all the characteristics of a “sorcery spot,” designed to hypnotize viewers.
“She’s wearing a black dress in front of a black background, repeatedly intoning, “I’M YOU!” while staring mesmerizingly into a camera!” she warns.
This spell-like effect on voters’ minds is a concern for journalists everywhere; they are being advised to NOT run the video. However Seth On Survivalistas being generally more educated and involved in these matters, will likely be immune to its magic powers.
Is Christine O’Donnell calling on a therianthropic incantation to actually inhabit the bodies and minds of potential voters? Experts are scrambling to unravel the magic of this video and to find out more about the notorious Naughta Witches.
Until then, viewers are advised to refrain from repeated viewing and avoid sharing of this dangerous video.
Amateur video depicting what could be one of the most elusive legendary creatures, the unicorn, has been captured on film by a bird watcher in Toronto, Canada. Peter Hickey-Jones was trying to film a pileated woodpecker when he saw what looked like a bright white horse in the distance
“When I got a little closer, I noticed the horn on its head. I’m not one to jump to conclusions but I’m certain beyond the shadow of a doubt that what I saw was a unicorn. I’m just glad I got it on film.”
Hickey-Jones brought the footage to the Ontario Science Centre to be analyzed by experts. The Science Centre is reviewing the footage frame-by-frame to determine whether Hickey-Jones’ claim is legitimate. With closer examination, Science Centre staff is hoping to establish whether or not a genuine unicorn sighting has occurred.
In the meantime, the Science Centre is asking the public to use caution if they think they see a unicorn. Do not make any sudden movements or attempt to use flash photography. Although legends of unicorns state that they are peaceful creatures, scientists worry that they may harm themselves or others if they end up on a road or highway.
-Unicorns tend to avoid eye contact with humans and prefer to remain unseen
-Unicorns are known in European cultures as being fiercely beautiful creatures whose horns have curative properties.
-The Asian unicorn, described as being scaly coated with the body of a deer and a flesh covered horn, was last seen by the Chinese philosopher Confucius
-The 1620 edition of Historiae Animalium, a book describing all the animals living on Earth, included a description of unicorns.
-In a fight against zombies, the unicorns would win.