Friday, January 04, 2008

The Lesser Kiki?





The illustration shown above was the winner in a monster-drawing contest sponsored by the UK's Guardian newspaper. The creature depicted is known as the "Lesser Kiki." According to its creator, the beast "attaches itself to a banana tree and waits for a human/animal to pluck and eat one of the bananas on its back. When this happens, the creature’s energy is drained away for the rest of the day and cannot move. And another two bananas grow on its back."

Should we be offended? Flattered? Confused?

See the other finalists here.

33 Comments:

Blogger International Mastermind said...

Um...Whay is it called "the lesser Kiki"? I think that that is a pointless name. But, cool drawing! Watercolors, I presume.

2:44 PM  
Anonymous KuroSignal (Kriteer) said...

That's very odd.

3:04 PM  
Anonymous rage said...

What does it DO?

3:26 PM  
Blogger Spring said...

We should be flattered... and a little confused. WHY would someone name their brilliant drawing "The lesser Kiki"?

3:31 PM  
Anonymous Raph said...

The drawing is fantastic. But I'm really confused... about the name, and it's purpose.
Kiki would be on the floor, howling with laughter, I presume.

3:46 PM  
Anonymous udon't need2knowmyname said...

WEird! That is just maddening the unhelpful. Why the heck would they call it the lesser kiki? In my opion it kinda kooks like a hedgehog made out of bananas. No offense.

3:49 PM  
Anonymous dangerous said...

that is the darndest thing i've seen all day. "the lesser kiki",huh? bet she enjoyed that...

4:12 PM  
Anonymous Raph said...

(Completely unrelated, but I had to ask. xD)
Kirsten (and everyone else), I'll be going to the bookstore a bit later today - can you recommend anything for me? I read YA and adult fiction. :)
What have you been reading lately?

4:32 PM  
Anonymous ananka said...

Raph: Have you read any of the books in the Bartimaeus trilogy by Jonathan Stroud? The first book is called The Amulet of Samarkand. Fantasy--but GOOD fantasy.

Also--not YA--have you read much Sherlock Holmes? It takes a little getting used to, but when you're hooked, you're hooked. (Love "The Hound of the Baskervilles" and "The Sign of the Four."

4:47 PM  
Anonymous udon't need2knowmyname said...

ther hound of the baskervilles is a awesome books. its definately one of my faves. I've probably read it 3 times!

4:50 PM  
Anonymous ananka said...

Great Dismal Swamp: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dismal_Swamp

4:59 PM  
Blogger Kitty said...

I wonder how it tastes. :D

5:07 PM  
Anonymous Raph said...

I've read both choices - and loved both. ^^ Usually I don't like fantasy, but I really enjoyed Stroud's books.
I actually read The Hound of the Baskervilles for school - how lucky was I? xD
Thanks Kirsten. :)

5:28 PM  
Anonymous Alexxis said...

If you havent, you should read the "His Dark Materials" trilogy by Philip Pulman (I think thats the right last name, correct me if I'm wrong) It starts with the Golden Compass, if you haven't read it the book is better than the movie.

5:43 PM  
Blogger Ariana said...

I had to read some Sherlock Holmes for school. Most of the class thought it was boring, but I loved it! I think it was called "The adventure of the speckled band." Or something like that!

5:43 PM  
Anonymous SAME ANANYMOUS said...

it should be the more kiki 'cuz she awsome

6:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is foofoo ._.
i'm having trouble getting comments posted on, ToT >crying expression<
anyways, why'd they name it the lesser kiki, it's not, like royal enough to be called that. LOL!!!!
i wonder if lux or deedee could make something to immobilize enemies.
imagine: The (ex)Princess immobilized and with green hair and a marker moustache!!!


LOLOLOOLLOLOLOLOLOl
sorry if this appears twice, i'm having problems getting comments on!

8:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why can i not get comments on? this strange error thing keeps popping up if i use my blogger acount.
can anybody explain
this was FooFoo._.smiley
or just foofoo._.

8:27 PM  
Anonymous dangerous said...

ok, competly off-topic but i just watched planet earth an it was AWESOME, did anyone else get it 4 xmas? i'v also read the bartimaeus trilog and it is incredibly funny in a frightening sort of way. may i reccomend so yesterday by scott westerfeld? it sound girly but is really not.

8:30 PM  
Anonymous Cupcakedoll said...

Flattered with a side of confused, I'd say. At least it's a cute monster!

9:37 PM  
Blogger Annemarie said...

That's a very odd name...

I'd take it as a compliment.

4:33 AM  
Anonymous Kad said...

Has anyone read A Series of Unfortunate Events By Lemony Snicket?

Those are some of the best books around.

~Kad

10:01 AM  
Anonymous udon't need2knowmyname said...

I love Lemony Snicket books! They're sooooo good. What's ur favorite? Mine is probably the Grim Grotto and the Slippery Slope. I love them all, tho.

11:49 AM  
Anonymous SAME ANANYMOUS said...

kiki strike's my fav

1:52 PM  
Blogger Spring said...

I love "The End" the most and I guess second would be "The bad beginning".

2:11 PM  
Anonymous ananka said...

Kad: I got your note about the Golden Compass and other Philip Pullman books. Believe me, you are not alone in your opinion! (That the books are anti-religion.) There are many other people on the blog who've said similar things. Take a look at the post for December 10th, and you'll see what I'm talking about. But as I said there, I think any young person who's smart enough to read the books is smart enough to avoid being "brainwashed." But never, ever worry about offending anyone here. Your opinon is very important to me!

4:46 PM  
Anonymous udon't need2knowmyname said...

thanks for the link ananka. Quite interesting. I'm still kinda creeped out by the name, though. Maybe you should swim in the swamp instead of with sharks, ananka:P

4:50 PM  
Anonymous Kad said...

I love The Austere Academy and The Wide Window and The End.

~Kad

6:56 PM  
Anonymous Patsee said...

Well, obviously the little critter is called the "lesser Kiki" because we all know who the "greater Kiki" is.

The Bartimaeus trilogy is the best. Lemony Snicket isn't half bad. The Books of Pellinor by (I think) Alison Croggon rocks my socks off. It's fantasy, but lifelike. Hard to describe.

8:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

my list of fave books
1-kiki strike!
2-series of unfortunate events
3-children of the lamp
4- emily windsnap
i haven't read the His dark Materials series, but i read the first book of another series by Philip Pullman its "Sally Locheart"
FooFoo._.smiley

8:39 PM  
Blogger ookamishinzui said...

haven't read the golden compass, or sherlock holmes, or the series of unfourtinate events. I really don't read many of the more famous books. But I have read The Books of Pellinor actually im reading The Crow right now (it's the third book)
Have any of you people read Chinese Cinderella and the Secret Dragon Society? I thought it was good, but that's just me.

11:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

foofoo._.smiley here
i actually really wanted to read that chinease cinderella and the dragon society book
paperquake is also a nice book and so is heir apparent

8:01 PM  
Anonymous Hazel said...

I recommend The Chronicles of Prydain, by Lloyd Alexander. But if you don't like LOTR, skip them. They're kinda copy-catty.

11:29 AM  

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