See, my two best friends from high school and I had this thing for drawing little comics with both real people and a couple iconic fictional characters that we referred to often. We did it to deal with bad situations, to have conversations, and just for fun. I mean, we spent all of elementary and middle school playing imaginative games, some of which gave birth to story ideas for me. It's in our nature to be like that.
I was the progenitor mostly of the storylines and the real people, although the others contributed their own twists. LaPriel, though, of ye blog, was the master of iconic, imaginary characters. We had quite a few of them that were often referenced, and these characters have bled into my life outside of Priel and my little world. So who are ye yonder characters?
Well, we had a few.
Then in middle school, Freddie appeared.
Then ninth and tenth grade came around, and I had a few classes I hated. As such, we began encountering some special monsters. The one that stuck around was the Math Monster, pictured above. You'll notice he's made entirely out of numbers. Four zeros for eyes, a seven for the head, an eight for the body, and four ones for arms and legs. The Math Monster still comes around and attacks me once and a while. This last year, Peeta Mellark had to save me from the dear Math Monster a few times.
Larry came about, from Priel, mostly because... I think because she got really angry at men partway through high school, for which she has good reasoning. I mean, every girl has their moment of anger towards men, I think. I've had it. And Larry is the hamster for you in these cases. He was designed to eat up all the guys who made us upset.
Larry is huge. Like 8 feet tall. And he eats people, but only the people Priel tells him to. He used to have a little brother, who was adorable, but, um, the little brother mysteriously disappeared. It's possible Larry ate him too. Larry has become such a big part of our lives, with such a rich backstory and relationship with us that we use him as threats and such for everything. Larry was even my fake boyfriend for a while in high school. In fact, we all use Larry so much that my friends in online writing communities know about and refer to him. Don't you, guys? ;)