January 22nd, 2008


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Discussion (21)¬

  1. WuseMajor says:

    The note on the inspiration for this religion was interesting. Can we has it back?

  2. Jatopian says:

    Seconding that request.

  3. Werrf says:


  4. Checkmate says:


  5. Dybael says:

    Zillionth plus one

  6. Sparky Lurkdragon says:


  7. strangething says:

    This is a story that American orphans tell each other. Damn, I can’t remember the details. Was it in Florida?

  8. Squeegy says:


  9. Doodi says:

    Is this it?


    This story seems really familiar to the article

  10. JoeNotCharles says:

    The inspiration was this article: http://www.miaminewtimes.com/1997-06-05/news/myths-over-miami/

    Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Children%27s_street_culture#Children.27s_urban_legends) notes that this is the only article to describe these specific beliefs, so, “There is no known verification or confirmation that the mythology she describes actually exists, but these “secret stories” are clearly based on known elements of street culture, such as labeling certain places “haunted” or recycling legends of dangerous spirits such as [Bloody Mary]. The article was the basis for Mercedes Lackey’s novel Mad Maudlin, co-written with Rosemary Edghill.”

  11. Eugene says:

    Threads exist to be read, people. Of course, redundancy never hurts. It’s just that it’s usually so…redundant. You know?

  12. TekServer says:

    This message brought to you by the Department of Redundancy Department.

    Thank you.


  13. WJS says:

    Ah, good old DRD department, eh?

  14. Lemming says:

    Wine-dark sea! Hooray for the Illiad!

  15. Tindi says:

    I agree with Mercedes Lackey’s character Andie, who says, “What kind of wine is that color, and is it something you’d actually want to drink?” or something to that effect. 😛

  16. Murasaki says:

    “because you can’t tell an adult this, not ever”

    Sounds almost like the myths of the children in the McCaffrey book about Acorna. The first one.

  17. rueyeet says:

    So do wombats not count as adults, then?

  18. Misley says:

    Pfft, such limits do not cross over to other species.

  19. BronzeGolem says:

    Is it just me or does that mad mother look very Cthulhish?

  20. Dare says:

    @ rueyeet: I’m sure she dose,but sometimes you just have to let it out, you know?