The Mahou Blog

August 25, 2008


Filed under: animals — mahou @ 12:10 am

A bakeneko (化け猫, bakeneko? “monster cat”) is, in Japanese folklore, a cat with supernatural abilities akin to those of the fox or raccoon dog. A cat may become a bakeneko in a number of ways: it may reach a certain age, be kept for a certain number of years, grow to a certain size, or be allowed to keep a long tail. In the last case, the tail forks in two and the bakeneko is then called a nekomata (猫又, nekomata? ,猫叉, or 猫股 “forked cat”). This superstition may have some connection to the breeding of the Japanese Bobtail.
A bakeneko will haunt any household it is kept in, creating ghostly fireballs, menacing sleepers, walking on its hind legs, changing its shape into that of a human, and even devouring its own mistress in order to shapeshift and take her place. When it is finally killed, its body may be as much as five feet in length. It also poses a danger if allowed into a room with a fresh corpse; a cat is believed to be capable of reanimating a body by jumping over it.


August 13, 2008

PS2 G1 Transformers

Filed under: Uncategorized — mahou @ 7:55 pm

August 4, 2008

Cats and dogs

Filed under: animals — mahou @ 10:30 pm

UDON’s Art of Capcom by UdonCrew

Filed under: Video games — mahou @ 10:29 pm

Miss Vicky

Filed under: animals — mahou @ 10:27 pm

Tree Fiddy

Filed under: animals — mahou @ 10:25 pm

Pac Man

Filed under: Video games — mahou @ 10:24 pm


Filed under: animals — mahou @ 10:23 pm

African cucumber

Filed under: Uncategorized — mahou @ 10:21 pm

The dark green pulp reminds one of bananas, limes, passion fruit and cucumber.

Kota the Triceratops

Filed under: animals — mahou @ 10:11 pm


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