Semanticores

“Mad” Lawrence Miles, who’s a usually grumpy old man when it comes to new Doctor Who that he didn’t write, just put up an interesting post on his blog about a type of creature called “semanticores.” He takes a most likely unconscious cue from Unknown Armies, as I don’t think he’s ever shown any knowledge of the role-playing hobby, saying that “[a]ll demons are products of humanity; all versions of Hell are built on the belief that Hell exists.”

From there, he tells us about semanticores, “monsters twisted out of shape by language.” A nightmare didn’t start out involving female horses, but the visual pun in Fuseli’s The Nightmare created and spread the image, twisting nightmares come to life.

And then there is the pandamonium.

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