Tansy Undercrypt
Author, Illustrator, Purveyor of Doom & Whimsy


May 31st 2014

Maleficent, disguised with a spell, sat in the theater watching the movie loosely based on her life. Amused at times and a little irritated at others, she mostly enjoyed seeing the reactions of the audience; the occasional gasp was extremely satisfying. “All in all,” she whispered to the raven (whom she’d made invisible), “not bad. […]

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May 30th 2014

Connie went out to the park for a moonlight run; although the weather was perfect, the place was deserted. She smelled something on the breeze long before she heard the bushes rustle and, when the assailant leapt out at her, Connie felt an odd sense of relief. “I’ll take that,” she whispered while she let […]

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May 29th 2014

Dagon, Old One and Horror of the Deep, rose from the waters off of Innsmouth and proceeded to eat all of the people whose cars bore the fish insignia somewhere (thinking that the cultists had marked them as food). He was a little embarrassed when he realized his mistake and, in an act of ecumenism, […]

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May 28th 2014

“Jim, get in here!” she yelled. “I can’t, Mom!” he yelled back. “Jim! Right this minute, young man!” she tried again. “I’ve … I’ve just …GOT to … havemoretime, Mom. 10 minutes … PLEASE!” came the reply. “10 minutes and then you’d better trek it right on in here or else!” Mrs Kirk smiled and […]

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May 27th 2014

The log gremlin hid and watched. Many a Child of Man paused to rest on the stump during their supposed “nature walk”, but were so busy blathering or checking the signal bars on their cell phones that they saw neither the tracks nor the tiny path leading to the hole. Once, a small boy had […]

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May 26th 2014

Russell tried to make them understand (he went slowly with much pointing and miming); he did everything in his power to save them, even though they’d taunted him relentlessly for years, forgetting that he could read lips, and making his life lonely as hell. Had they even once acted like they wanted to talk – […]

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The Undercryptic Lexicon: Researcher #2

May 25th 2014

Name this researcher and their area of specialty or accomplishment. (Photographer unknown) Tansy’s answer: “Burl Pennington Tye, locks expert. An accomplished former thief, Mr Pennington Tye never shook the habit of scanning society pages to see which of the local debutantes had announced an exciting and extended trip abroad .” (Post your own answers and read the […]

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May 24th 2014

Zuul of Gozer, demi-god and gatekeeper, reeled from her defeat at the hands of 3 mortal reprobates in jumpsuits with rayguns; it was a black mark on her record as a conqueror and a stinging personal humiliation. Approaching The Destructor for permission to try again, she begrudgingly agreed to be paired with another outworlder already […]

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May 23rd 2014

“The Uluul are a fierce, cannibalistic tribe living in the Honga,” Mason said, pointing to the map. “We may be able to observe them, but it’s doubtful we’ll be welcome and allowed to interact.” “Do we want to take the risk of them spotting us? Aren’t they territorial?” Irson asked, suddenly less excited about the […]

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May 22nd 2014

America went to the symposium mostly to avoid the global repercussions of not going. He ate delicate appetizers with Captain France; threw a mean game of darts against Captain Ireland; consumed enough pizza and beer for a whole city with Captains Italy and Germany. It wasn’t until he wandered out into the garden and found […]

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