The Monsters

When I was in college, sitting in class I started doodling. I doodled a whole bunch of silly monsters with vacant eyes and big teeth. These monsters soon developed personalities and soon found themselves a place in my doll world. This meant that they needed physical forms so that they could interact with my dolls, instead of just being drawings on paper.

The first monster I decided to adapt was a rectangular creature with multiple legs. His name is Squargles. As you can see, his design changed a bit from the original sketch.

His final plushie form is incredibly cuddly and soft and his quirky personality shines through.

All of the monsters in my world are quite lazy and tend to be troublemakers. They live wherever they can, and do as little as possible. They also have no magic and are not exactly evil nor good, but they generally are lazy, gluttonous, prideful, lustful, envious, wrathful, and greedy. They have no family and no houses. Sometimes they work for food, most of the time they steal or just eat trash.

Squargles is no exception. He only ends up with food and board because he was trying to steal from the Larsons and Faithiera the witch caught him. They all worked out a deal where now he works for them and they feed him.

 

The Island

Out in the ocean there is an island. This island is totally uncharted because it exists in another time/space dimension. No one is quite sure of the science of it, but a few know the magic of it. Because of this island being in a different dimension, many of the people of this island come from different time periods and a few come from different worlds. This island is unowned by any government and not really ruled by anyone in the strictest sense. Instead, it is cared for by all the people who live there and they have chosen to make it into a peaceful haven. The island is smallish with with a river and a small mountain and a forest. It is very fertile and has plenty of room for the people who live there, and it has many quiet slightly hidden places – like the caves- which provide peace for those who wish to be alone for a bit.

Coming and going to and from the island is unpredictable – you never know what the time is in the outside world. This is why Captain Abbott and his crew are the bravest bunch there are and why people are brought back from many different places and times. Though, more often than not they end up near North America, which is why most of the people are from there.