Firstly two people took it upon themselves to do art of the Pariahs of Creation
Cedric P dropped some Psychomycosis Megaspores here
Scrap Princess made a Trilobite Knight, along with a lot of other excellent prehistoric monsters here
They are both very good so go and look at them if you haven't already.
And a great number of people left entirely civil comments in the post below. Really a surprising number of people.
To explain why these things matter I have to give you a negative example. A long time ago I was writing a play in Iambic Pentameter. It was hard. Every time people asked me what it was about I would tell them "Its a story about a perfect alternative world kept that way by the alteration its own past through time travel. Since inventing it, groups of people have to police it. One of those groups goes back to do something dangerous. Things go wrong. When the return the world is destroyed-
In addition to which, Liverpool re-opened its central library, my girlfriend wanted to climb the spiral stairs in the reading room and this brought me face to face with an entire shelf of Jules Verne. All the wierd books you never see have been brought out of the central reserve and made accessable. Including many I had never seen and had no idea of. It turns out that Jules Verne wrote a science fiction book set in a scottish coal mine. I had no idea this existed and do not know hw it ends so don't tell me. Vernes scottish miners talk like this:-
"'Good-bye, Simon,' said the engineer.
'Good-bye, Mr James,' replied the overman, 'or rather let me say Au revoir'!
'Au revoir then Simon!' Starr replied. 'You know that I'll always be glad to see you, and talk over old times, in the dear old Aberfoyle.'
'Yes I know that Mr James.'
'My house in Edinburgh will always be open to you.'
'It's a long way off is Edinburgh!'"
There were also two books, total, in dewy decimal reg 796.529, of which I have read one. I got the other one out 'The Complete Caving Manual'
So in the general spirit of good feeling here are some Canonites from the re-written Civilopede, apologies for the somewhat light blogging but I'm trying to spend several hours a day channeling monsters.
*they have no core, like a body without a heart, how do they live? how can they die?