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23rd Jul '16 4:46:06 PM nombretomado
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* One of those elements used again and again and again in ComicBook/DisneyMouseAndDuckComics, whether in the form of an {{expy}} or the original. CarlBarks already did it, but that didn't keep everyone else from doing it, too.

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* One of those elements used again and again and again in ComicBook/DisneyMouseAndDuckComics, whether in the form of an {{expy}} or the original. CarlBarks Creator/CarlBarks already did it, but that didn't keep everyone else from doing it, too.
12th Jun '16 2:57:11 AM DavidCowie
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* ''ComicBook/TheFabulousFurryFreakBrothers:'' In one episode, Franklin is attacked by whole swarm of Loch Ness Monsters. "Only an inch long, but icky as Hell!"
5th Jun '16 7:39:48 PM RossN
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* The specific name of the Loch Ness Monster, ''Nesisteras rhombopteryx'' was devised in the 1970s by the naturalist Peter Scott. It's an anagram of 'monster hoax by Sir Peter S'.

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* The specific name of the Loch Ness Monster, ''Nesisteras rhombopteryx'' ("the monster of Ness with the diamond shaped fin") was devised in the 1970s by the naturalist Peter Scott. It's an anagram of 'monster hoax by Sir Peter S'.S', though Scott denied this was intentional and fellow Nessie researcher Robert H. Rines (who took two supposed pictures of the monster) pointed out the anagram could ''also'' be read as: 'Yes, both pix are monsters, R.'
4th Jun '16 3:04:21 AM Luppercus
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* Thomas Thiemeyer's sci-fi novel ''Reptilia'' deals with the "African Nessie" Mkele Mbembe, said to be a sauropode in RealLife though in the novel is more similar to Nessie and [[spoiler:is an alien]].
19th May '16 9:46:10 PM PaulA
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* The Loch Moose Monster in ''Literature/{{Mirabile}}''. The protagonist finds out what it really is early on, but takes inspiration from the original Nessie and encourages her friends at the Loch Moose Lodge to play it up as a mysterious tourist attraction, complete with deliberately fuzzy photographs and the like, because the people of Mirabile tend to be nervous around new species (with good reason in many cases) and she doesn't want anybody panicking and wiping it out before it has a chance to get established.
3rd May '16 2:00:17 PM margdean56
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* Steve Alten writes a lot of books with {{Sea Monster}}s. A recent novel, ''The Loch'', deals with, of course, the Loch Ness Monster. In a twist however, Nessie isn't a peaceful plesiosaur (it's pointed out that Nessie couldn't be a plesiosaur since if it was an air-breathing creature there's be a hell of a lot more sightings of it) but a giant eel with a taste for tourists. [[spoiler:Turns out it and several like it were put there by an ancient Scottish order, then trapped and brain-damaged by [[GaiasVengeance construction and pollution]]. That caused them to [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever grow to an unnatural size]], broke their normal food chain, and turned them savage.]]

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* Steve Alten writes a lot of books with {{Sea Monster}}s. A recent novel, ''The Loch'', deals with, of course, the Loch Ness Monster. In a twist however, Nessie isn't a peaceful plesiosaur (it's pointed out that Nessie couldn't be a plesiosaur since if it was an air-breathing creature there's there'd be a hell of a lot more sightings of it) but a giant eel with a taste for tourists. [[spoiler:Turns out it and several like it were put there by an ancient Scottish order, then trapped and brain-damaged by [[GaiasVengeance construction and pollution]]. That caused them to [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever grow to an unnatural size]], broke their normal food chain, and turned them savage.]]
3rd May '16 1:55:18 PM margdean56
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Ah, Nessie, ''Nessiteras rhombopteryx'', the Loch Ness Monster. Her mysterious allure and continuous camera shyness has led the Loch Ness Monster to inspire many other myths and urban legends of lake dwelling cryptids, as well as having legends of other lakes sneak back into her own. Many lakes around the world have had local stories about the secret monster that lives at the bottom and as the world was getting ready for the moving pictures, a lot of these separate myths consolidated into one shared stock trope about hidden lake creatures waiting to be found by open minded zoologists.

The creature is prone to travelling around the surface like an iceberg with a small section peeping out of the top, often making it cunningly indistinguishable from a log when seen by a Caledonian drunk, while its main body lies hidden beneath the bottom. Explanations often revolve around being some ancient or long lost creature found miles away from where it would be expected, locked in by changes of geography, in an ecology often far too small actually to support it unless it devoted itself to eating once a year and never breeding.

There is also often a plot that goes along with these beasts that decks the halls of SyFy Originals. Some idiot starts the plot by becoming kelpie chow, some low paid fringe scientist, with fewer peer-reviewed papers and far better looks than any normal scientist, will go or be forced out there to investigate alongside a gruff, no-nonsense local and a wacky comedy sidekick, daring to find the truth while being threatened with ridicule and/or group buggery by the other locals.

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Ah, Nessie, ''Nessiteras rhombopteryx'', the Loch Ness Monster. Her mysterious allure and continuous camera shyness has led the Loch Ness Monster to inspire many other myths and urban legends of lake dwelling lake-dwelling cryptids, as well as having legends of other lakes sneak back into her own. Many lakes around the world have had local stories about the secret monster that lives at the bottom bottom, and as the world was getting ready for the moving pictures, a lot of these separate myths consolidated into one shared stock trope about hidden lake creatures waiting to be found by open minded open-minded zoologists.

The creature is prone to travelling around the surface like an iceberg with a small section peeping out of at the top, often top (often making it cunningly indistinguishable from a log when seen by a Caledonian drunk, drunk) while its main body lies hidden beneath the bottom. surface. Explanations often revolve around its being some ancient or long lost long-lost creature found miles away from where it would be expected, locked in by changes of geography, in an ecology often far too small actually to support it unless it devoted itself to eating once a year and never breeding.

There is also often a plot that goes along with these beasts that decks the halls of SyFy Originals. Some idiot starts the plot by becoming kelpie chow, some low paid chow. Some low-paid fringe scientist, with fewer peer-reviewed papers and far better looks than any normal scientist, will go or be forced out there to investigate alongside a gruff, no-nonsense local and a wacky comedy sidekick, daring to find the truth while being threatened with ridicule and/or group buggery by the other locals.



A number of myths also have their creatures as helpful or at least sufficiently beautiful to not want to kill, so there's also a softer side to the trope where the creature will be friendly. The myths of Nessie being a Plesiosaur helps play into that being a slightly more friendly looking form than a giant eel or a floating turd.

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A number of myths also have their creatures as helpful or at least sufficiently beautiful to not want to kill, so there's also a softer side to the trope where the creature will be friendly. The myths of Nessie being a Plesiosaur helps help play into that that, being a slightly more friendly looking friendly-looking form than a giant eel or a floating turd.
25th Apr '16 5:02:55 AM WiddershinsDaughter
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* The Literature/InCryptid series, utterly unsurprisingly, has a number of these. The first that the reader sees is the Michigan Lake Monster, which features prominently in the short story "Loch and Key." A second plesiosaur appears in the ColdOpen of ''Chaos Choreography,'' the pet of a trio of archaeology students from a Portland-area community college, whom [[DanceBattler Verity]] and her [[spoiler: husband]] [[DefectingForLove Dominic]] move from a city reservoir to a much more secluded lake high in the mountains.

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* The Literature/InCryptid series, utterly unsurprisingly, has a number of these. The first that the reader sees is the Michigan Lake Monster, which features prominently in the short story "Loch and Key." A second plesiosaur appears in the ColdOpen of ''Chaos Choreography,'' the pet of a trio of archaeology students from a Portland-area community college, whom [[DanceBattler Verity]] and her [[spoiler: husband]] [[DefectingForLove Dominic]] move from a city reservoir to a much more secluded lake high in the mountains. Specifically noted as not being ''sea'' monsters, as these are freshwater beasts and will quickly die if introduced to the ocean.
25th Apr '16 4:56:59 AM WiddershinsDaughter
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* The Literature/InCryptid series, utterly unsurprisingly, has a number of these. The first that the reader sees is the Michigan Lake Monster, which features prominently in the short story "Loch and Key." A second plesiosaur appears in the ColdOpen of ''Chaos Choreography,'' the pet of a trio of archaeology students from a Portland-area community college, whom [[DanceBattler Verity]] and her [[spoiler: husband]] [[DefectingForLove Dominic]] move from a city reservoir to a much more secluded lake high in the mountains.
13th Apr '16 7:39:02 PM Theriocephalus
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For other rumored-to-be creatures in the "Nessie" vein, see OurCryptidsAreMoreMysterious.

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For other rumored-to-be creatures in the "Nessie" vein, see OurCryptidsAreMoreMysterious. See also TheCatfish.
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