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Metzger MeisterMetzger Meister It Gets Worsebefore it gets any better.Registered User regular
edited December 2008 in Social Entropy++
So, myths, urban legends, folk tales... we probably all have our favorites. American Indian myths can be pretty fucking horrifying, like the Wendigo.

Wikipedia wrote:
The Wendigo (also Windigo, Weendigo, Windago, Windiga, Witiko, Wihtikow, and numerous other variants)[1] is a mythical creature appearing in the mythology of the Algonquin people. It is a malevolent cannibalistic spirit into which humans could transform, or which could possess humans. Those who indulged in cannibalism were at particular risk, and the legend appears to have reinforced this practice as taboo. Basil Johnston, an Ojibwa teacher and scholar from Ontario, gives one description of how Wendigos were viewed: “The Wendigo was gaunt to the point of emaciation, its desiccated skin pulled tautly over its bones. With its bones pushing out against its skin, its complexion the ash gray of death, and its eyes pushed back deep into their sockets, the Wendigo looked like a gaunt skeleton recently disinterred from the grave. What lips it had were tattered and bloody [....] Unclean and suffering from suppurations of the flesh, the Wendigo gave off a strange and eerie odor of decay and decomposition, of death and corruption.
Then, of course, there's your typical American urban legends, with the spider-cheeks and the Bloody Mary and the GLAVEN.


For my money, you can't go wrong with European folklore.

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    MonoxideMonoxide Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited December 2008
    I cannot read any of those blue words

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    SquallSquall hap cloud Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Was the hyperlink text really necessary?

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    SirToastySirToasty Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Let's all hate on the blue words.

    In fact let's play Mad Libs with them.

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    BearstranautBearstranaut Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Nice LADY

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    SquallSquall hap cloud Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    SirToasty wrote: »
    Let's all hate on the blue words.

    In fact let's play Mad Libs with them.

    At first glance, I thought that was the point.

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    TasteicleTasteicle Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    There was a good one were I lived, the witch moll dyer was pretty cool.

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    BearstranautBearstranaut Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Fjalar and Galar and the terrible murder of Nivisar is a great legend.

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    RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited December 2008
    I once had a big-ass van I called the Short Bus because i drove it everywhere and it was always packed full of my retarded friends

    I ended up selling it to a dude who hunted Bigfoot

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    ChicoBlueChicoBlue Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Algernon Blackwood wrote some pretty weird stories.

    He also had a rad name.

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    Metzger MeisterMetzger Meister It Gets Worse before it gets any better.Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Sorry about that guys. Fixed the op.

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    GeoMitchGeoMitch Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    SirToasty wrote: »
    Let's all hate on the blue words.

    In fact let's play Mad Libs with them.

    The Wendigo (also Windigo, Weendigo, Windago, Windiga, Witiko, Wihtikow, and numerous other variants)[1] is a mythical creature appearing in the brochures of the Californian people. It is a malevolent huggable spirit into which humans could transform, or which could appreciate humans. Those who indulged in cannibalism were at particular risk, and the legend appears to have reinforced this practice as fundamentalist.

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    FaricazyFaricazy Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    HE IS

    THE RAKE

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    BearstranautBearstranaut Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    GeoMitch wrote: »
    SirToasty wrote: »
    Let's all hate on the blue words.

    In fact let's play Mad Libs with them.

    The Wendigo (also Windigo, Weendigo, Windago, Windiga, Witiko, Wihtikow, and numerous other variants)[1] is a mythical creature appearing in the brochures of the Californian people. It is a malevolent huggable spirit into which humans could transform, or which could appreciate humans. Those who indulged in cannibalism were at particular risk, and the legend appears to have reinforced this practice as fundamentalist.

    is there a link I can click to poison your dragons?

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    FishmanFishman Put your goddamned hand in the goddamned Box of Pain. Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    I keep reading the title to this thread and the next thing I know the first two stanzas of The Raven kick off in my head.

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    That's unbelievably cool. Your new name is cool guy. Let's have sex.
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    FaricazyFaricazy Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    russian folklore is the best

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    Macro9Macro9 Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Get off my plane.

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    BearstranautBearstranaut Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Faricazy wrote: »
    russian folklore is the best

    yeah we have prophetic birds

    everything is magic and will kill you

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    The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    the best mythical creature is the Jersey Devil

    because it is a sad attempt to make New Jersey relevant

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    FaricazyFaricazy Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    the best mythical creature is the Jersey Devil

    because it is a sad attempt to make New Jersey relevant
    really the jersey devil just sounds like your typical resident of newark

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    BearstranautBearstranaut Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Faricazy wrote: »
    the best mythical creature is the Jersey Devil

    because it is a sad attempt to make New Jersey relevant
    really the jersey devil just sounds like your typical resident of newark

    flying around, screeching,

    "we have an aaaiiiirrrpooorrt"

    "it is mostly alwwaaayyys under construuuuccttioooon"

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    TasteicleTasteicle Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Chupacabra, mexico is infested with them.

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    DefenderDefender Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Oh man from the title of this thread I thought it was about the time I fucked your mom and had to force her out the door the next morning.

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    BearstranautBearstranaut Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    hahaha "Quit screwin' around!"

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    SirToastySirToasty Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Monster Quest is the worst show in the history of terrible.

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    BearstranautBearstranaut Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    in old russian Mythology the supreme god had many names, one of them being "Rod"

    I envision people making sacrifices beneath a giant golden motorcycle, beer cans littering the forest floor - plates of spaghetti going cold and uneaten

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    Macro9Macro9 Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    SirToasty wrote: »
    Monster Quest is the worst show in the history of terrible.

    They should just name it Big Foot.

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    TasteicleTasteicle Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    SirToasty wrote: »
    Monster Quest is the worst show in the history of terrible.

    I've flipped to it a few times, but every single time it has been the same episode about the flying rods.

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    BearstranautBearstranaut Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Tasteicle wrote: »
    SirToasty wrote: »
    Monster Quest is the worst show in the history of terrible.

    I've flipped to it a few times, but every single time it has been the same episode about the flying rods.

    WHO DARE UTTER THE NAME OF ROD, THE MIGHTY AND ALL KNOWING MECHANIC OF THE STARS

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    Macro9Macro9 Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    In Search Of is still better than that.

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    SirToastySirToasty Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    They were looking for some beast of (city name) on Monster Quest.

    All the evidence they had pointed straight to mountain lion.

    There was even a blurry camera phone picture of what someone thought might possibly be the beast.

    It was obviously a mountain lion.

    The whole episode was like that.

    "We found some tracks. They are too big to be a dog, though."

    Well maybe they are mountain lion tracks?

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    BearstranautBearstranaut Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    but mountain lions aren't magical or mythical.

    You can't get ratings with bullshit!

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    The Otaku SuppositoryThe Otaku Suppository Bawstan New EnglandRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Holy shit Metzger's alive.

    Talk about an urban myth dispelled. I had heard you collapsed on yourself like a binary star Metz

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    FishmanFishman Put your goddamned hand in the goddamned Box of Pain. Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    ...each dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor....

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    SirToastySirToasty Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    They had some dude who claimed to have heard the beast listen to animal sounds played through a speaker in the woods.

    Guess what he said was closest?

    A tiger, actually.

    Basically the dude is full of shit.

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    LockoutLockout I am still searching Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    In these parts, we have the mothman, which was first claimed to look like this
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    but has been gradually reinterpreted into this
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    HarrierHarrier The Star Spangled Man Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Oh Jesus fuck the Mothman

    Talk about a creepy motherfucker

    Legends and stuff are always creepy, I mean, that's part of why they're memorable

    But most of the stuff will keep me up until around 3 in the morning

    The Mothman will keep me up till dawn

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    SirToastySirToasty Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Lockout wrote: »
    In these parts, we have the mothman, which was first claimed to look like this
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    but has been gradually reinterpreted into this
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    That's just tacky.

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    DefenderDefender Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    GENTLEMEN! BEHOLD!

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    GoatmonGoatmon Companion of Kess Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Back in 1835, when Halley's Comet was overhead, same night those men died at the Alamo, they say Samuel Colt made a gun. A special gun. He made it for a "hunter". Story goes, he made thirteen bullets. This hunter used the gun a half dozen times before he disappeared, the gun along with him. They say this gun can kill anything.

    On the gun is inscribed the phrase "non timebo mala," which means "I will fear no evil."

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    ZombiemamboZombiemambo Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    I always thought the wendigo was kind of like

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    but I guess that's a yeti

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