A creature design i doodled in class and colored later.
It needs a name
A sort off quadrupedal bird that uses its quilled forelimbs like a huge mantis. It can run pretty fast, but prefers to ambush its prey.
This huge female mantis was on the ground being harassed by a marauding hornet which was noisily and menacingly hovering nearby while the mantis assumed an offensive posture and occasionally struck out at its assailant. I shoo-ed the hornet away but she held her stance long enough for me to snap a couple of images, before turning tail and taking cover in the undergrowth….
what's your favorite Sentai or Kamen rider monster motif?
I love praying mantis monsters. They are my favorite insect and seeing them done as monsters makes me smile. When I was a kid, I was fascinated by Monster Movies and I used to check out a series of books from the library from a company called Crestwood House. They were little orange spined volumes with black and white pictures on the front about famous monsters and monster movies.
One of those books was for a movie called The Deadly Mantis.
That was the book from that series I checked out second most of all (the first place slot there goes to the Godzilla one). I didn’t get to see the movie for years after but that image of a huge mantis with those wicked forelimbs stuck with me. I thought it was just so cool when I was in grade school and I still do.
So, when I see a mantis monsters in tokusatsu, it makes me smile.
Some great examples are:
The Kamakiri Yummy from the first episode of Kamen Rider OOOs
Mantis Mozoo from Dai Sentai Goggle-V
Mantis Mutant from Kamen Rider Black
And for a bonus, Green Mantis from Android Kikaider!
Rules - Answer the questions in a new post (no blogs) and then tag 10 blogs or bloggers that you’d like to know better.
I was tagged by (frankievelvet7).
Age - 33
Birthday - January 25th 🎂
Current time - 8:23pm 🌏
Drink you last had - Berry Blast Kool Aid 🍺
Easiest person to talk to - my Brother
Favorite Song - Gorilla by Bruno Mars 🐵
Grossest Memory - having to pull a huge praying mantis out of my hair on a windy day 😝.
Hogwarts House - there is actually a website where you can find out what house you’d be in, I’m in Gryffindor, yesss.
In Love ❤ - Not at the moment, but I’m totally open to it 😍
Jealous of people - No, I very much try not to be 😏
Killed Anyone - Nope, I’m a good girl 😇.
Love ❤ at First Sight - I have experienced this, but it didn’t last for me 😢.
Middle Name - Leigh
Number of Siblings - 1, my younger brother 😊.
One Wish 🌠 - for my life to be meaningful and serve Gods purpose for me being here. (Hopefully by my writings to help others)
Person you last called - my friend Claudia 📞
Question your always asked - Can I see your ID. I still look younger than I am 😊.
Reasons to Smile 😊 - waking up in the morning, love of nature, love of my family and friends, love for writing etc.
Song you last sung - 24K Magic by Bruno Mars 🎶🎤
Time you woke up - 7:15am
Under ware color - dark gray
Vacation Destination - New Orleans, my home town 💋
Worst Habit - Procrastinating
X-rays - haven’t had one since I was a kid due to an accident.
Your Favorite Food 😋 - French Fries 🍟
Zodiac Sign - Aquarius ♒
I had a huge ass mantis land on my drum during practice (as long as my hand) and I’ve had it happen lots before so I was p chill about the lil dude but check out my classmate’s face in the background 😂