Microbial Mind Control

X. mesmer is an endoparasite, but also a remarkable kind of reproductive predator. It seems to exhibit a degree of executive control or ‘mind control’ over its host organism.

The snaky pink tentacles of the hideous monster burst from within the body of its host organism.

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Chimaera

Another of the bizarre discoveries of Dr. Alter inhabiting the extreme depths of subatomic space, X. chimaera displays a tangle of writhing stalks stemming from a gelatinous central node.

This weird microbe uses a variety of purpose specific appendages to perform a variety of monstrous tasks.

Each of the stalks terminates in a unique, function specific organ. Though no two specimens are identical, and the purpose of most organs is unknown, many examples of X. chimaera exhibit diverse variations upon the following functional elements:

~ grasping and/or adhesive organs. These range from pincher-grabbers to sticky cilia-covered masses

~ ‘touch’-sensory organs. In one specimen (pictured above), researchers found what looked like a human fingertip, complete with prints

~ organs resembling various types of eye in form & function. Though demonstrably sensory in nature, these organs obviously cannot serve in the perception of light as we know it.

~ stingers, cutters, smashers, or other means of defense & attack

~ lures employed to attract prey. These organs frequently resemble macroscopic fruits & vegetables

Though these types are found on many specimens, Alter’s notes stress the great diversity of chimaera morphology. Not all chimaerae exhibit the same means of locomotion: aetheric ‘wings’, flagella, and more have been observed.

Weird Document Discovered in Desk of Miskatonic Professor

Following his disappearance in the Summer/Fall of 1939, a strange document was discovered in the desk of Dr. Hans Peter Alter of Miskatonic University’s Biology Dept. It was a simple anatomical diagram of the kind one would expect among the professional effects of a renowned man of science. Clearly related to subject 20.XI.19, the document stands out for two particular reasons.

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The Lesser Butterfly

This bizarre organism floats through the nanosphere on delicate ‘wings’. With these vascular structures X. fur, known as the lesser butterfly, both eats and breathes.

The reproductive method of X. fur is ingenious and unique. It captures and ingests the globules of other organisms, then slowly converts the foreign genetic material to match its own. Through a process of forced and controlled mutation, the globule becomes a viable egg of the butterfly. Once conversion is complete, the egg, now an entirely different species than before, is ejected to develop on its new course.

Microscopic Monster

As I lay in bed ill today, watching sketchbook tours on YouTube, admiring cool doodle art and feeling bored…

An illustration of a invented germ inspired by the monsters of H.P. Lovecraft

I started imagining a sort of Lovecraftian monster lurking below the threshold of perception, making me sick. Anyway, I’m pretty sure this is what’s got me under the weather.

I plan to draw a few elder signs on my lymph nodes and hope for the best.