The other day I was thinking about how many things in regular life seem oddly urban fantasy. Somehow weird and strange, or threatening, or inexplicable or just darkly WTF in that UF way. I have drawn you a guide. Aren't you glad?
Sometimes I watch my cats eat and think about what would happen if I was two inches high. They are so cute, but sort of vicious, when you watch their mouth up close while they are eating. Those jaws won't stop for anything!
Fruit flies are really UF when you think about it. I mean, they magically appear out of thin air to eat rotting food. Where are they when there is no rotting food? Where are the eggs? How do they know when there's an old piece of fruit in the fruitbowl? It's completely weird and freaky. Oh, I just realized how much of this post might make me look really ignorant. Oh, what the hell! Let's keep going!
Welcome to the bug world portion of my post. Lots of bugs seem really UF, but none so much as the mosquito, our state bird here in Minnesota!
The Tick, too, but whereas the mosquito is obvious, the tick is totally stealth. And generally scarier. I got a tick in girl scout camp once. On my ear! I'm so glad we got it off.
Leech. The most "creature from the black lagoon"-esque of the blood-sucking bugs. Very storied. If you read historicals.
50% of all stuff in the Guiness Book of World Records, which I was totally fascinated by as a child, is UF. Also, I did these drawings at the beach. You know they would look totally realistic if I'd done them here in my home.
I don't believe elaboration is necessary here. The most UF band. Oh, maybe Marilyn Manson, too. And Alice Cooper, actually.
I used to work in a deli in high school, and I COULDN'T believe people ate this. It doesn't really have brains, but in my mind, it does.
Okay, I might have been getting sunstroke at this point.
So, anything to add? Did I leave out any everyday things that are stangely UF? Do tell!