So, the conversation goes something like this when Madi picks up my plush Cthulhu, who made his notorious first appearance on the Writer's AM WebCam this morning....
Madi: What's this, Daddy?
Me: That's Cthulhu, sweetie. An Ancient god of chaos and madness.
Madi: What's he do?
Me: Uh....spreads chaos and makes people go mad.
Madi: What's those things on his face?
Madi: And howcum his eyes are red and black?
Me: Cause he's a monster. Monsters have red and black eyes.
Madi: Look, Daddy! He's got wings like a dragon. Is a dragon, Daddy?
Me: Sorta. I guess so.
Madi: He looks like a dragon. He's all green too, and it looks like he has scales, like a dinosaur. Could he be a dinosaur, Daddy?
Me: Well, he is really old.
Madi: Older than dinosaurs, even?
Me: Yep. Older than dinosaurs.
Madi: Hmmm. I know! He's got tentacles on his face like an octopus, wings like a dragon, scales like a dinosaur and arms and legs like a human. He's a human-octopus-dinosaur-dragon!
Me: Yep. That sounds about right.
Madi: You know who he looks like? The Oncler, from the Lorax. He's green, and so is the Oncler. Could he be the Oncler, too?
Me: Maybe, Madi. Maybe....
There you go. Unspeakable horror, as described by my six year old...