creature camping

“I was 12 or 13 years old–I can’t completely remember but I know that I could not drive yet. I was camping with my Boy Scout troop at a campground in central Missouri called Camp Lewallen. This campout was called a Fall Capao (not sure if the spelling is correct). In essence, these campouts were large-scale campouts that involved all of the troops in the Gravois Trail area. They were regular, weekend campouts that often had a theme and had different activities like campfires, camp games, merit badges, and other fun stuff. 

There was a huge field where all of the troops had their assigned camping spot, where they unloaded their gear and set up camps in a neat line down the field. Behind the field there was more open field that had no campsites on it because of a 20, 30ft dip in the grass. Behind this barren field there was what I assumed was a utility shed. It was small and wooden and had a light on top of a pole that shined towards the field. There were scattered trees between the field and the shed. 

It was a tradition between my friends in my troop to bring a laser-pointer to these populated campouts to have some fun at night. On the night of this particular story, my friends Ben and Brendan and I snuck out at two o’ clock to the middle of the field that was not being camped on and laid on our stomachs to piss off some other scouts with our laser pointer. We probably did this for about 20 minutes. We then found ourselves laying on our backs and looking at the stars, enjoying the innocence of youth. 

This peacefulness quickly vanished when Ben leaned over on his stomach and whispered, “What the fuck is that?” Brendan and I quickly turned over and we were all completely stunned by what we saw next. We were looking towards the utility shed and saw something running from tree to tree. 

At first glance it could have been mistaken as a human, but this was no human. This creature was approximately 6 or 7 feet tall and very skinny. The odd thing about it that discredits the argument of it being a human were it’s legs. At the ankle, they were as skinny as a nickel, and they progressively got thicker and thicker by the knees and thighs. We did not notice any feet. It’s body was that of an athletic, male teenager. It was not incredibly large or muscular, but seemed to have broad shoulders. There were no arms to be found. It ran from tree to tree at lightning speeds on two legs with either its arms to its side or without having arms. There were streaks of what could have been clumped hair or tattered clothing whipping in the wind as this thing ran from tree to tree. 

A terrifying truth that took me quite a while to realize is that as it ran from tree to tree, it would stop for a second behind the tree, then without any start-up speed, would sprint to the next tree. It never slowed down, it ran a consistent speed. This running motion looked that of a human. It ran on two legs and had movable joints in it’s hip area and knees. It didn’t make a sound. After about 30 seconds of taking in the mind-blowing creature, Ben had enough and turned around and ran. I couldn’t blame him at the time because it did seem like the beast was inching closer to us with every sprint to a tree. Brendan and I got up and sprinted after him, huffing and heaving as we ran for our lives to the shelter of our tent. That night we talked about it, agreed on what we saw, and have stood by it ever since.”

By: Tammengabobber (What is the creepiest, scariest, strangest unexplained experience/ story you’ve had, heard or know?)

Because of your love

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In a world, six thousand years ago, the time after the Ice Age and before the cultivation of the earth, when Fiore was covered in magnificent trees, a young man and a young woman are running for their lives. Will they find love along the way? / NaLu au, WARNING: smut scene

There was a chasm
Uncrossable
There was a mountain
Unscalable
Even when my lost heart
Was unlovable
You spread Your arms out
You laid Your life down for me
Now I’m set free
Now my heart sings


A lightning sliced the gray sky. A terrible thunder followed right after so suddenly that all the animals on the trees and on the earth trembled terrified and hurried to hide themselves in their hollows. The branches of the magnificent pines were now drooping heavily to the ground, as if even they were worried about the upcoming storm. Above the forest a second lightning flashed between the dark, threatening clouds, creating the illusion of a furious, snake-like creature, which was spewing thunders and fire.

Two human figures were racing through the forest as fast as the tall bushes and grasses were letting them. The figures wore mantled with housings and wide hoods protected their faces from the raindrops. If someone could look at them right now he would have thought that they were running from something. And he would have been right because the two figures were desperately trying to reach one of their hideouts, which was going to keep them safe from the storm… and from other terrifying creatures.

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anonymous asked:

what's your favorite fanfiction?

I can’t name just one?? So here’s a few?? 

Sick and Twisted Affair is fucking amazing. It’s about Seamus, who is Sly’s right hand man in their gang affairs. There’s a new gang in town run by Nova and they’re starting to close in and try to take over some of Sly’s territory. A gang war ensues. Slypkc and also Jeamus. 

Fitting in is really good. It’s about Aleks getting sent to a mental hospital after an attempt at suicide where he runs into James and slowly but surely falls in love.  Novahd Obviously. (but it has a shit ton of blood, self harm, and suicide references tho so be careful)

Atlas is the longest out of all of these, and probably has some of the best world building I’ve seen in a Creature/Cow Chop fanfiction. It is an apocalypse au where Aleks, who has recently been left alone after his friend he met while exploring is killed, finds the camp his friend had been talking about and was heading to. It’s The Creature camp where he meets James, someone who was really close to his friend. He grows closer and closer to James and eventual Novahd happens. 

Cannibal is also one of my favorites. I just really like how it’s written? It’s about James and Aleks, who are these monsters that can disguise as human in their everyday lives, but in reality they’re these huge muscled up monsters that have the ability to snap a neck like a twig. They run into the rest of the Cow Chop crew through various different ways and they’re all their own respective monsters. 

Draco x Hermione

Title: Summer of the Dragon

Author: Lena Phoria

Genre: Adventure/Romance

Chapters: 42

Word Count: 208,893

Summary: 3 years after the war Hermione takes a break from Ron and accepts a summer job collecting supplies for Ollivander’s wands. What she doesn’t expect is having to work with Draco Malfoy, who’s more haunted by his past than she ever would have believed. Together they will travel the world, fight dragons, conquer demons and maybe find exactly what they’re looking for. COMPLETE.

Buffy Season 11 #6 Thoughts

Oh wow. I have a lot of thoughts about Buffy Season 11 #6. A mystery is peeled back to reveal a real challenge that will take team work to overcome, and the way the story is going, it feels very much like a return to early seasons of BtVS: everyone pulling in the same direction.

A little recap if you haven’t been following the comics: In Season 11, following a disaster caused by a dragon, the US government rounds up all supernatural creatures in an internment camp, including Buffy, Spike, and Willow. Conditions are harsh in the internment camp, leading to constant conflicts and deaths inside.

Spoiler alert: In this issue, Buffy survives an ambush, and Willow drains willing Wiccans within the camp of their magic such that they may go home. In the main part of the story, Buffy sneaks Willow out to survey forced labor camps. Willow believes the end goal is a weapon for genocide: a machine to drain magic out of all the creatures, which will render Slayers and Wiccans powerless, cripple those that are hybrids, and kill all the ones that only exist due to magic, including all vampires. Furthermore, all the magic stored in the machine may be used to do unimaginable amount of damage (think WMD). At the end of the issue, Buffy, Willow, and Spike discuss breaking out of the camp in order to expose the project and shut it down.

An interesting exchange is where Spike compares Willow’s action on her friends to the government’s project:

Spike is not wrong, but it’s the differences between Willow’s action and the government’s are important:

1) Motive

Willow is draining the Wiccans out of concern, to protect them, to enable them to leave the internment camp and return to normal life. Constant violence within the camp puts their lives in real danger, and most of them do not possess sufficient magic to be able to defend themselves.

The government, OTOH, by rounding up and imprisoning the supernatural creatures, clearly does not have the magical beings’ best interest at heart. More sinisterly, how will the stolen magic be used? Who will be the target?

2) Consent

Willow only drains Wiccans who volunteer to give up their magic. No doubt it’s still a painful and difficult decision, balancing a part of their identity against wishes for freedom (in one instance, a woman speaks of reuniting with her husband and kids on the outside), but it’s important to note that Willow is giving them a choice. It’s absolutely voluntary.

The government, OTOH, developing the mass draining machine in secret, is probably not going to give prisoners that choice.

3) Consequences

As painful as it is for Wiccans to lose magic, it is possible for them to survive without it. For many magically creatures, though, as Willow points out, don’t have the option of leading a magic-free existence. They’d be crippled, rendered unable to function. Those that rely on magic to exist would die. The fact that the government appears OK with that end result is chilling.

More thoughts about this issue later.

some halfblood q's
  • 1. Camp Half Blood or Camp Jupiter?
  • 2. Who would your godly parent/ancestor be?
  • 3. Would you have any special gifts thanks to your godly parent?
  • 4. How about any magic items from your godly parent?
  • 5. Would you get along with your cabin mates/fellow legionnaires?
  • 6. What would your favorite camp activity be?
  • 7. What is the coolest thing about your godly parent/ancestor?
  • 8. Would you get along with all the magical creatures at camp? (i.e. satyrs/fauns, nymphs, dryads, etc.)
  • 9. Would you go chariot racing?
  • 10. Do you think you would be any good at capture the flag?
  • 11. Would you want to lead a quest?
  • 12. Would you rather consult the Oracle or the Sibylline Books?
  • 13. What would your preferred weapon be?
  • 14. Would you enjoy riding pegasi?
  • 15. Would you stay at camp during the school year?
  • 16. If you went home, what would you bring to protect you from potential attacks?
  • 17. Would you have friends from other cabins/cohorts?
  • 18. What would you pack for camp?
  • 19. Do you think you could be a counselor at Camp Half Blood?
  • 20. Do you think you could be a high-ranking soldier at Camp Jupiter?
  • 21. If you went to Camp Jupiter, would you have any letters of recommendation?
  • 22. How well do you think you would train under Lupa?
  • 23. Do you think you would get kitchen duty often?
  • 24. Which cabin/s would be the best to ally with during capture the flag?
  • 25. Would you be able to live without a cell phone or internet connection?
  • 26. How often would you Iris Message?
  • 27. Would you want to visit Mount Olympus?
  • 28. What would the coolest part of Mount Olympus be?
  • 29. Where would your favorite part of camp be?
  • 30. Would you rather have kitchen duty with the harpies, or clean up duty with Hannibal the elephant?
  • 31. What would your worst activity at camp be?
  • 32. Would you follow curfew rules at camp?
  • 33. Which monster would be the easiest to fight?
  • 34. Which monster would be hardest to fight?
  • 35. Would you rather go off on your own like a grown-up Greek demigod, or would you want to live in New Rome and go to college and raise a family?
  • 36. What would be the scariest thing about being a demigod?
  • 37. What would be the greatest thing about being a demigod?
  • 38. What would ambrosia taste like for you?
  • 39. Would you ever join the Hunters of Artemis?
  • 40. Would you accept godhood if it was offered to you?
  • 42. Would you rather dine Greek or Roman style?
  • 43. What would be the hardest part about questing?
  • 44. Would you prefer training under Chiron or Lupa?
  • 45. Would you want to go to a Party Ponies convention?
  • 46. Who is your favorite god/dess?
  • 47. Would you sing and dance along at the campfires?
  • 48. What music would you want to be playing in the elevator to Mount Olympus?
  • 49. How much would you struggle when putting on a chiton or a toga?
  • 50. If you got a camp bead/burnt line for every year since you've started the Percy Jackson books, how many beads/lines would you have?
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Fearsome Critters

The term fearsome critter refers to legendary beasts found in early lumberjack lore, said to inhabit the frontier wilderness of North America. 

The Hidebehind

It is a nocturnal fearsome critter that preys upon humans that wander the woods, and was credited for the disappearances of early loggers when they failed to return to camp. The creature has the noted ability to be able to conceal itself. When an observer attempts to look directly at it, the creature hides again behind an object or the observer and therefore cannot be directly seen: a feat it accomplishes by sucking in its stomach to a point where it is so slender that it can easily cover itself behind the trunk of any tree. The hidebehind uses this ability to stalk human prey without being observed and to attack without warning. Their victims, including lumberjacks, who frequent the forests, are dragged back to the creature’s lair to be devoured.

 The creature subsists chiefly upon the intestines of its victim, and has a severe aversion to alcohol, which is considered a sufficient repellent.  Early accounts describe hidebehinds as large, powerful animals, despite the fact that no one was able to see them.

The Hugag

 The hugag is a huge animal of the Lake States. Its range includes western Wisconsin, northern Minnesota, and a territory extending indefinitely northward in the Canadian wilds toward Hudson Bay.

  • In terms of size and appearance, the hugag is often compared to a moose.
  • It has jointless legs, which compel the animal to remain on its feet.
  • It has a long upper lip, which prevents it from grazing. 
  • Its head and neck is leathery and hairless.
  • The ears flop downward.
  • Four-toed feet.
  • Long, bushy tail.
  • A shaggy coat.

The hugag has great stamina for travelling, and few hunters who have taken up its trail ever came up with the beast or back to camp. It is reported to keep going all day long, browsing on twigs, flopping its lip around trees, and stripping bark as occasion offers, and at night, since it cannot lie down, it leans against a tree, bracing its hind legs and marking time with its front ones.

The most successful hugag hunters have adopted the practice of notching trees so that they are almost ready to fall, and when the hugag leans up against one, both the tree and the animal come down. In its helpless condition it is then easily dispatched.

The last one killed, so far as known, was on Turtle River, in northern Minnesota, where a young one, weighing 1,800 pounds, was found stuck in the mud. It was knocked in the head by Mike Flynn, of Cass Lake.

The Sidehill Gouger

They have adapted to living on hillsides by having legs on one side of their body shorter than the legs on the opposite side

Sidehill gougers are herbivores, who dwell in hillside borrows. Some sources say they lay eggs, and there usually 6-8 pups in a litter. Since the gouger is footed for hillsides, it cannot stand up on level ground. If by accident a gouger falls from a hill, it can easily be captured or starve to death. When a clockwise gouger meets a counter-clockwise gouger, they have to fight to the death since they can only go in one direction.

Gougers are said to have migrated to the west from New England, a feat accomplished by a pair of gougers who clung to each other in a fashion comparable to “a pair of drunks going home from town" with their longer legs on the outer sides. A Vermont variation is known as the Wampahoofus. It was reported that farmers crossbreed them with their cows so they could graze easily on mountain sides.

The Snow Wasset

They are said to be found in the northern logging camps of Canada, an animal of the Boreal Zone. It is a migratory animal, wintering in the lumbering region between the Great Lakes and Hudson Bay and spending its summers far north in Labrador and the Barren Grounds. Unlike most wild creatures of the North, the wasset is said to hibernate during only the warmest weather, when its hair turns green and it curls up in a cranberry marsh. During the summer it has rudimentary legs, which enable it to creep slowly around and remain in the shade.

According to woodsmen, the tragedies of the far North are more numerous beneath the crusted snow than above it. There is no telling how many creatures are pulled down and eaten by the wasset, for this animal has a voracious appetite, comparable only to that of the wolverine, but since it is four times as big and forty times as active as the wolverine it must eat correspondingly more.

The only specimen of this beast ever examined by white men was an imperfect one on James Bay, where a party of surveyors found an Indian in a peculiar canoe, which, upon examination, was shown to be made from one wasset hide greatly stretched. There being no leg holes in the white winter pelt, it is peculiarly adapted to the making of shapely one-man. A whole battery of dead-falls are believed to be used in trapping a wasset, since it is impossible to tell in what direction the animal’s body may extend. The trigger is set so that a dozen logs fall in from all sides toward the bait, pinning the animal under the snow wherever it may be.

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Around the forests of Michigan, Ohio, and Connecticut, there is said to be a group of creatures known as The Melonheads. They are described as small humanoids with large bulbous heads. The popular urban legend was coined in the 1970’s when a group of teens reportedly saw a group of the creatures whilst they were camping. They are said to occasionally emerge from hiding places to attack people.

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