Monday, May 18, 2015

The origin of weebeasts

The original weebeasts who were from earth are extinct, there is no known cause but you can find a few drawings of them in my past posts, they are very rare and only a dozen were ever made and were only freebies with orders. Consider your self lucky if you happen to have one!

Extinct Weebeast from earth:

Weebeast from Makemake:

The newly found species of weebeasts are from Makemake. Makemake is a minor planet mostly made of ices that falls in/near the Kuiper Belt (an asteroid belt). It is considered a "Trans Neptunian Object" (object whose orbit lies past Neptune). It takes 310 years to orbit around the Sun, so it is slow moving, moving slower than Pluto! Eris & Sedna are the only minor planets whose orbits are farther than Makemake. After Sedna, you leave our Solar System...Who knows what other species are out there?! Although Makemake is mostly made up of extremely low temperatures and ice, the weebeasts  surive the temperature differences quite well, similar to a Tardigrade or "waterbear" would.

Waterbear: (sourced from discover)



The weebeasts traveled from from Makemake to earth in search of minerals and stones because they need their contact and energy to survive- it's an external heart of sorts and without it they would surely become extinct as well.  After a long period of hibernation they either rode here on asteroids, or slowly floated here in their tiny glasslike pods. I never saw one actually land so how they land safely, I'll never know. They make nests made of quartz crystals, old handkerchiefs  wire, scraps, strings, leaves and what ever other odds and ends they find. This nesting habit brings them much comfort,  but if you don't have the things they like, they will gladly end up nesting inside a pair of your old shoes or teacup as long as you provide them with a little piece of something for comfort.

Makemake: (source wikipedia)


After studying and living with them for some time I also realized that these weebeasts from Makemake have many of the same traits as the original weebeasts. They love to scurry around and hide my art things from me, maybe they are making nests? They are smarter than they look and are often refered to as "stupid-cute". They love stale popcorn just as the earthly weebeasts did so make sure to keep plenty around for them to eat...and hide. They are small and shy but get comfortable living with people much quicker than you think. They do rely heavily on people and their dwellings to survive. I doubt they would survive in the wild for more than a few days at best.