The Turtle Shelled Japanese Water Sprite with a Fetish for Butts and Cucumbers
So I’ve wanted to do Kappa’s for quite some time now, but the legends have so many weird nonsensical japanese bits about farts and cucumbers even I get lost. So I’ve found about as straight forward an explanation as I can here and I’m just going to steal it for you and paste it here:
Kappa are Japanese flesh-eating water imps who live in rivers, lakes, ponds, and other watery realms. They smell like fish and are generally portrayed with the body of a tortoise, ape-like head, scaly limbs, long hair circling the skull, webbed feet and hands, and yellow-green skin. They are often depicted with a tortoise shell attached to their backs. Some say they can change color like the chameleon. They abhor metal objects and loud noises (cannon fire, gunfire, etc.).
The defining characteristic of the Kappa is the hollow cavity atop its head. This saucer-like depression holds a strength-giving fluid. Should you chance upon the quarrelsome Kappa, please remember to bow deeply. If the courteous Kappa bows in return, it will spill its strength-giving water, making it feeble, and forcing it to return to its water kingdom.
About the size of a child aged 6 to 10, the Kappa is nonetheless incredibly strong. It attacks horses, cattle, and humans, usually dragging its prey into the water, where, according to various legends, it feeds on their blood, or drains their life force, or pulls out their livers through their anuses, or sucks out their entrails, (again through their anuses) leaving nothing behind except a hollow gourd…
So that pretty much sums up your basic descriptors, if you feel the need to learn more about its obsession with anuses, farts or why cucumber sushi rolls are named after it… feel free to visit the link above as it has way more information than most can absorb in a sitting and it’s more than probable i missed some good stuff!
We’re back to our trademark weekly schedule (I lied, we’re adding another week). Winner still gets a shirt. As always, extra points will be given for hilarity, adorability, newness of artist, fart cloud, jean short and fern inclusion… you get the point… Have fun, make us laugh and be rewarded! And Feel free to include your own caption if you want.