Nemo: What are you doing here?
Oompy: We're BEING here.
(from Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland)
"So… you like it here, do you?"
"And you want to stay here?"
"Yes, very much."
"I mean, shouldn't you go home?"
"This is my home," Momo said promptly.
"But where do you come from?"
Momo gestured vaguely at some undefined spot in the far distance.
"When were you born?"
"As far as I can remember... I've always been around."
"But I don't want to go among mad people,
" Alice remarked.
"Oh, you can't help that," said the Cat:
"we're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad."
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat,
"or you wouldn't have come here."
(Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland)
Dolls, Puppets, Vampires, Teddies and Creatures... and so on... breezy welcome!
life cycle of the bat faced gargoyle and psa
The bat faced gargoyle or gargoylous nox, is a creature the size of the average human. A natural habitat for one is a cave deep in a forest near a stream. However since all gargoyles are critically endangered most today are raised in captivity. A bat face is born the size of a human baby, with soft, underdeveloped wings, a tail, a bat like nose and pointed ears. They range in color from dark gray to slate colored, they are hatched from eggs that look like stones, usually found in deep, moving, fresh water. A bat face, despite the similar features to the mammal of its namesake, is born knowing how to survive, like a reptile. The newborn bat face spends its first few hours in the water in hatched in, it starts to swim with its tail and catch small fish. The gargoyle learns to walk on four legs when it emerges from the deep water. The gargoyle now has its claws harden and chases anything smaller than it to eat in the stream it was born in. A bat face's teeth, like a crocodile's, are solid
Millions of spiritual creatures walk the earth unseen, both when we sleep and when we awake. (John Milton)
Upon the creatures we have made, we are, ourselves, at last, dependent. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)