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26 September 2011 @ 01:25 pm
What's your favorite monster?  
What is your favorite monster? Could be a class of monster (vampires, dragons, lilliputians) or an individual monster (Frankenstein, Medusa, Cookie Monster).

Why?
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unintentional baitredheadedmuse on September 26th, 2011 05:36 pm (UTC)
so glad you asked. I still say vampires.
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funner'n a sack a weaselsmoominmolly on September 26th, 2011 05:47 pm (UTC)
too many to choose from
Weird monsters: Hopping vampires! So cute.

Cinematic monsters: The Silence, from this season's Doctor Who, was pretty cool.
Stable Strangelet: Scarycuthalion on September 26th, 2011 05:48 pm (UTC)
I have some fondness for the classical monsters that mix-and-match different animals; chimerae, griffons, sphinges, etc. Some of this is because I made a puzzle about them, but some of it also that there's a lot of room for creative silliness in that space.

I like generic unspecified monsters a lot too. As in "Raaar! I'm a big scarie monster!"

Sort of unrelated: I mostly like "Frankenstein" as a verb. (e.g., We have a dizzying array of snack components, which our technicians lovingly Frankenstein together into tasty treats, just for you!)
metagnatmetagnat on September 26th, 2011 05:54 pm (UTC)
I like zombies in movies, lycanthropes in RPGs and vampires in books.
Mark Donnellymeadmaker on September 26th, 2011 05:59 pm (UTC)
Given that the first thought through my mind when you asked this question actually was, "Cookie Monster," I think I'll have to go with that.

I don't know that I can give you any more involved answer for "why" than that, though. Maybe I just like cookies.
ruthless compassion: slyaroraborealis on September 26th, 2011 06:23 pm (UTC)
If you like cookies, wouldn't Cookie Monster be your least favorite monster?
Mark Donnellymeadmaker on September 26th, 2011 06:59 pm (UTC)
Since I like cookies, I identify with cookie monster.

Besides, it's not zero-sum: cookie monster leaves a slew of half-cookies in his wake. Just by being near him, my caloric intake increases.
blkblk on September 26th, 2011 06:06 pm (UTC)
Ludo was pretty cute.
TWPyouvebeenpixied on September 27th, 2011 01:25 am (UTC)
"Smell bad!"
yixyix on September 26th, 2011 06:24 pm (UTC)
I have three answers:

1. Dragons because I tend to like stories with sentient dragons. Probably a holdover from my teen years, but it is what it is.
2. Gonzo because I just love Gonzo. He might not be a monster because it's hard to tell what he is. I'll go with monster for now.
3. Wraiths because in nethack when you eat one, you have a good chance of gaining a level.
stephanie m. clarksonthespian on September 26th, 2011 06:55 pm (UTC)
Sweetums. I apparently shouted 'NO!' in a packed theatre when they left him behind at the car dealer in The Muppet Movie.
phoenixamber_phoenix on September 26th, 2011 07:23 pm (UTC)
currently: cookie!

(which i can't determine how to type with the proper vocal inflections, so you'll just have to imagine it.)

cookie monster is wicked fun to imitate when playing with small children. also, admitted desire for cookies? i'm down with that.

historically: animal!

which is less thought out, perhaps. i'm fond of excuses to give in to one's id?

i don't actually like non-puppet monsters much. i'm too much of a wimp.
Spike: Basic - kaspike on September 26th, 2011 07:40 pm (UTC)
The Nothing
Maybe "The Nothing" from the Neverending Story.
(Cheesy movie description = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrG-lsrXKRM )

The Nothing is also sorta kinda in a way featured in the video for Madonna's song "Four Minutes".
(Cheesy dance music video = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHHUhcV2eVY )

lazyzlazyz on September 26th, 2011 07:42 pm (UTC)
I think it's got to be dragons, or goloms.
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Sandrosandhawke on September 27th, 2011 06:37 am (UTC)
Oh, nice one!

I don't think of a Golem as a monster, but probably just because I like him so much.

Which suddenly reminds me of

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born from jets!!!catness on September 26th, 2011 10:52 pm (UTC)
I do not have a favorite monster. In general, I do not like monsters.
Deloresdebsquared on September 27th, 2011 12:26 am (UTC)

Two words: mahna mahna.
:n)

The other side of Deliriumtaura_g on September 27th, 2011 01:15 am (UTC)
Sentient Dragons has always been my first choice, because they are awesome, inspiring and can fly.

Individual monster has got to be Susan the Monster from Greg the Bunny...she was only in a couple episodes but she had some great lines.
TWPyouvebeenpixied on September 27th, 2011 01:32 am (UTC)
Interestingly, I've never considered dragons monsters. They are creatures, but no more monstrous than a unicorn.

I've often thought it would be useful to have a homunculus.
DancingWolfGrrl: pintsizedancingwolfgrrl on September 27th, 2011 01:58 am (UTC)
Witches, of course!

(Although really, I will defend them against charges of monstrousness any day most of the time.)
T Streichsweetbaboo on September 27th, 2011 09:11 am (UTC)
Either Blaculas or Red heads, depending.
David Policardpolicar on September 27th, 2011 03:09 pm (UTC)
Mm.

I tend to be fondest of "monster" stories when they acknowledge the symmetry of the situation... that is, when they allow some sense of what the world looks like from the monsters' perspective... without romanticizing the monstrosity.

In that sense I am fond of the original Frankenstein's Monster, though not the vast majority of his reimaginings.
drwexdrwex on September 27th, 2011 03:22 pm (UTC)
It depends (doesn't everything)
Generically I like Trolls. I identify with the guy who has his bridge and just wants to be left alone under it. It's also not a big stretch to see that my favorite on Sesame Street was Oscar. I'm not sure he properly qualifies as a "monster".

Right now one of my favorite "monsters" is Richard from Looking For Group (http://www.lfgcomic.com). Nominally he's an undead warlock with a sick sense of humor.

I also really like Blade, probably my favoritest vampire ever.
sarahshevettsarahshevett on September 27th, 2011 10:10 pm (UTC)
Is Casper the friendly ghost a monster?
Rudolph, aka "Gossamer".