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It’s never too early to start planning what to offer your neighborhood trick-or-treaters. These remarkably/horrifyingly lifelike gummy grubs and caterpillars would make awesome Halloween treats. Although they may look like they just wriggled out of your nightmares, they’re actually handmade, fruit-filled sweets. They’re made in Japan at Akai Tento no Koohii Ten (The Red Tent Coffee Shop), a small coffee stand located on the east coast of Aomori Prefecture.

We can’t stop staring at these photos, because we’re convinced one of the grubs is about to twitch. Akai Tento is a small business, but these amazingly unsettling creepy-crawly gummy candies have earned the shop nationwide (and now international) attention.

Each of Akai Tento’s gruesome gummies is available to buy individually or in packs (or perhaps that should be clutches?) via Yahoo! Japan Shopping, and cost between 300 and 350 yen (US$2.80-3.20) each.

Photos via Akai Tento and Yahoo! Shopping

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These have been popping out all over the place between the commissions. It’s how I keep that tiny shred of sanity I have left! 

Let’s see. We’ve got even more pallanoph anatomy studies, not much has changed as of this moment, but I’ve been trying out other directions elsewhere that I will share later. This build suits them well for the time being, and it’s been hard to alter it without sacrificing something important. At least you finally have a peek at the skull! I used bear, lion, and hyena as reference. (And took some artistic liberty, I’m afraid.)

I still have unfamiliarized folks (no one I know, of course) confusing them for dogs, so Tjardek is here with a special message: Open your peepers, look again! It’s like calling a hyena a dog, and I really don’t like seeing things get miscategorized. (It’s one of my more unusual pet peeves, actually, one I’ve been fighting to get over for years.) I’m still working to make a master post for pallanophs which will describe their anatomy in greater detail.

At the bottom, a sketch that can more or less summarize the first half of my novel. Nharath tries to avoid Adelaide’s accusatory eye lasers while looking like Jack Nicholson, and a “magpie” mediates. 

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