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The Slobbermonster by lushan The Slobbermonster by lushan
For the MAMA Scared Stiff Contest

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Slobbermonster - the first monster I thought existed under my bed.

When I was around 5, only months after I had first arrived in America, I woke up one day to find my pillow wet in places I didn't think my mouth would even reach. I brushed it off as me probably drooling in a strange sleeping position. The ceiling leaked sometimes as well, since our apartment was underground, and I only had a little vent near the ceiling of my room to see the change of daylight. Maybe some water had dripped on me when I was sleeping. The mysterious case of 'drool' on my pillow went on about once a week for a while.

But then one night, I remember dreaming about 2 moons emerging from under my bed, and in the morning, I woke up- ...but I couldn't open my eyes. I panicked, thinking I had turned blind. One of my hands lay in a wet puddle of drool(?), so I raised my dry hand to my eyes, trying to brush off the eye-crust that one sometimes wakes up with. But, I usually never wake up with that much eye-crust. Did I cry during the night?

I dreamed about the 2 moons again occasionally, until my family moved out of the apartment. But not before I gave a name to the thing I thought came out from under my bed during the night to drool on me - The Slobbermonster.

In the end, I just figured I had really weird and drool-prone sleeping habits back when I was a child, most likely attributed to the sudden change of environment and my childish anxieties. Though I'm pretty sure I've never drooled that much. Honestly.

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Slobbermonster (c) *lushan
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:iconjacob-cross:
Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
Whoa...
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:iconjollyredqueen:
JollyRedQueen Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
it's... kinda cute
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:iconlushan:
lushan Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist
Haha, alright. xD
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dreaming-baka Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
oh geez what a creep this thing is ono How did it feel drawing this? /smacked

Lovely shading though~
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:iconlushan:
lushan Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist
It felt rather nostalgic, haha - I hadn't seen him for a really long time. xDD

Thanks! ;7; *still learning-*
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ronmaicol Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
super coool idea I LOVE IT ... and yeah I can totally relate :P
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:iconlushan:
lushan Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist
Haha, thanks! xD *high-fives*
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ForestRogers Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Fabulous drool, and I love that strange appendage stretching off there....
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:iconlushan:
lushan Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist
Thanks! I'm glad you like! :D
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MesoPhunk Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Creepy! I still wake up to this day sometimes thinking I caught a glimpse of the thing that's been "haunting" me since I was a kid, usually out of the corner of my eye or in my periphery. Sometimes I jolt upright in my bed, but then I do lucidly dream often apparently.
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:iconlushan:
lushan Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist
Glad you think so, Mesooo~ x>
Amg! xD That'd make me so paranoid, haha! ;7;
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MesoPhunk Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Haha, well, honestly, it's because I have an overactive imagination, and my mind likes to convince me that there's something there. That's part of why I got so interested in monsters and demon folklore xD

Good luck in the contest, too!
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lushan Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist
Yay for overactive imaginations! xD I'm looking forward to designing some of your story's monsters and demons! *7*

Thanks, haha- :D
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lacelazier Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Poor Lu ; __ ; </3

/protects you from monsters OEO
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:iconlushan:
lushan Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist
8DD Laaaace~
No worries! >D I can handle these--- And no one heard from Lu again. :iconheplz:
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lacelazier Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
LU DON'T DO THIS TO LACEEEE
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:iconlushan:
lushan Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist
xDD LOL, LACE - I'M STILL HERE~
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tiffa Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh dear.. childhood anxieties sure brew a lot of interesting stories! Yikes, don't think I could draw mine tho D=
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lushan Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist
Tiffaaa~ :D Agreed! Brings back lots of memories, haha-
Oh man, you must have had some scary ones! xD;;
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tiffa Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
iunno mannnn!! I feel like the scary stories from childhood were more silly than scary haha. Oh except the white face in the closet. That one was pretty freaky >_>
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lushan Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist
xDD Indeed! But at the time, they sure terrify the heck out of you. White face? Oh man- you should draw it sometime! xD
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Zaznayka Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I was that Slobbermonster :iconwthplz:
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:iconlushan:
lushan Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist
a;skjdf;lkajsd;gl :iconshockplz: I KNEW IT.
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:iconzaznayka:
Zaznayka Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry. I was bored at nights.
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:iconlushan:
lushan Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist
:iconsopsplz: --C-cruel- You toyed with my childish heart-
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:iconzaznayka:
Zaznayka Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I wanted your love but you sleeeped ;___;
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:iconlushan:
lushan Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist
QxQ - Visit me when I'm not sleeping then? ;_____; instead of hovering over me creepily--- ...and drooling-----;;;;;;;
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:iconzaznayka:
Zaznayka Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well it was in the past, I was a silly little baby ;D
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:iconlushan:
lushan Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist
A-Are you still-- ....after my love?? :iconreactionplz:
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ThePervySponge Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hahahaha! Hearing these kinds of stories from one's childhood are so fantastically entertaining. Love it.
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lushan Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist
Right? xDD Thaaaaanks spongeeeyyy~~ <3
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Psy-Kick Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Oh god....now I'm afraid to sleep!!!! D:
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:iconlushan:
lushan Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist
I'm- I'm sorry! o7o;;;;;;;;;
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Psy-Kick Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Awww, dont be sorry!! -pats on the head-
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