Monday, June 18, 2007

The Hog Of Baskervilles.

Now, call it little minded to refer to any creature as ugly: everything in its on way and all that. But wow....


Apparently it's a type of Swedish pig that grows wool... I'll have to use it's head for some sort of monster in the future. It's a bloody werepig.


This peice below is devoted to those enduring souls who biked in there birthday suits to promote alternative transportation. It's sheer unforetunate luck that they didn't do it a week earlier when the weather was accomodating...





Quina Quen (Final Fantasy IX)

The Qu have a very simple language comprising of warbles and chirps, usually performed by vibrating there protruding tongues. If one were to have the attention span to learn it, most of the interpretations would consist of sentences like: "Is this food?"; "Are you food?"; "do you/this place/it have any food" and "can I eat you food". Of course if you did translate that final sentence, it would most likely too late for you to answer "no". Qu's are seemingly androgynous, and how they reproduce is a curious mystery. But to the dismay of many they do. They don't mingle with outside civilizations very often, but when they do the complications of food and currency result in interesting consequences.

Qu's are all to often known for there limited minds and exremely unlimited stomaches, and this indeed qualifies for Quina far better than others. Quina has spent most of his/her life in the swamp catching her favorite food; live frogs. But her sensei Quale has insisted time and time again that Quina must go out into the world and broaden his/her palette. Only then can he/she hope to become a proper Gourmand; a form of warrior in the Qu circles. You see, a Qu's appetite is a means of survival in more ways then one. Qu's are magic creatures, but they obtain there strange powers from the different types of food they sample. Their trademark weapon is a giant fork the size of a battleaxe, and the beast they slay never go to waste, not matter how unapetizing they look. Quina is an exceptionally good cook, however, and can turn the most ghastly monstosity (animal or vegetable) into cuisine both attractive and delicious. It is almost as important for a Qu to introduce fine foods to those around it as it is to eat it. Almost.

Extremely innocent and oblivious to his/her surrounding most of the time, Quina is one of those characters who is on a completley different plane of reality. For a creature so easily understood, he/she can be so bloody perplexing. This is probably why he/she is one of the few characters who can get on Zidanes nerves; Zidane is used to being the one who flabergasts others. Zidane made the mistake of catching a frog for Quina when there paths crossed, and by the code of the Gourmand, Zidane is now Quina's guide to the outside world, where Quina can learn the ways of the Gourmand. Luckily Vivi's adopted grandfather was a Qu, so he has learned enough of there language to be abel to translate. This is not a helpful as one might think.

While Quina's motivations seem to be food and self-indulgance most of the time, his/her actions can often prove intelligent and noble in retrospect. Because he/she thinks in such an alien way, its course of action to solve a problem doesn't always seem to make sense.

8 comments:

aintshakespeare said...

OK, the werepig is creeping me out. When I first read it I thought you wrote that it was a pig that GROWLS wool. That would have been impressive. What a beast.

I think the biking picture is awesome. What could possibly go wrong with naked biking?

Goobeetsablog said...

always enlightening:)
nice drawings.

Sean Covernton said...

I want one of those pigs as a pet. I would name him "Gorgeous"

G1toons said...

love the biking picture, had me laughing

dan szilagyi said...

love your FFIX stuff, and i have to say that walk looks AWESOME! keep it up!!

Alina Chau said...

THese are awesome!

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dan szilagyi said...

thanks for the comment will!