Wednesday, July 17, 2013

What IS that thing?! Mr. Skinbag.

I have seen many comments and questions about the critter seen in Ghost of Thornton. One of the "scares" in the Showroom is when a ugly-looking creature slides across the floor past you, or even at you.

This is a naked mole rat. A giant one. One of our artists, Filmer, had a lot of fun creating him. The artists lovingly called him "Mr. Skinbag" because he is hairless.

Honestly, whenever I see him scurry at me on the screen, off-screen I want to pick up my feet from the floor so that he won't escape the showroom by climbing up my legs. *Shudders*.

~Rendering of Mr. Skinbag with whiskers and teeth~

Hope that satisfies your curiosity! Haha, Mr. Skinbag...I still laugh at this odd little guy.


~Little Jackalope~


ComicalCrafty said...

Oooh, so he's a naked mole rat like Rufus! :D All of a sudden, he doesn't seem so scary anymore....

Oh, and LJ, thank you, thank you, thank you so much for the HeRthday wishes! This totally made my day!

ND's #1 fan said...

LOL Mr. Skinbag! :)

Anonymous said...

Hey think you can give me a HeR birthday shout-out too? =D I joined the message board on September 19, 2011 and this would be my second year on HeR board! :)
~ mdetective12

Anonymous said...

I always wondered what that thing was. I think that of all the scares in GTH, Mr. Skinbag was the worst for me, because it was so unexpected. Ghosts, shadows, creepy singing. Those all come with the haunted house territory. But strange hairless rodents scurrying across the floor at me, nope, definitely wasn't prepared for that :)


Anonymous said...

Thank you for finally explaining what this thing was! I kept posting threads asking and reading other ones to see if anyone else had figured it out. At least it wasn't one of Nancy's imagination sightings and it actually was there.

Breanna(; said...

I know, I asked you that question a while back ago, and that's what you told me it was. Personally, seeing him now, he's just as creepy as the first time I saw him(;

Anonymous said...

That is a big one. We have a bunch at our zoo. Did you know they work a lot like a beehive? There's one female,the queen, and the rest are males. Plus,naked mole rats are blind. I sure if they wanted to though, they could climb up your legs. ;)

From me,

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the birthday shout, LJ!
It's beautiful!

Anonymous said...

I knew it was a giant mole rat!!!!!!!!!!!! can you have a birthday shout out for Jillian on July 24th? shes turning 12.

Anonymous said...

Wow!!! I can't believe I guessed it right!! my sister and I were playing Ghost of Thornton Hall when all of a sudden that thing came out at us! we were both like 'WHAT WAS THAT?!?!?!' my sister asked me, "do you know what that was?" being the animal lover that I am. I told her it sorta looked like 'a giant naked mole rat'!!!!
That is exactly what my sis and I did! We both lifted our feet off the floor without even realizing it!
Later on after we finished the game, my sis said, "You know what? that mole rat was scarier then the ghost!" (no offense, HER. The ghost was really creepy, but after you know who it is, its not really that creepy anymore. But still, great job on the game! Luv u guys! keep up the good work!!!)

oh, and can you do a birthday shout out on the 20th of August? My friend really likes the classic Nancy Drew books, so do you think you could do something with that? please address her as George, and she's turning 13. Thanks!


William D said...

A naked mole rat... four letters y-u-c-k. That is the most disgusting thing in the world. I yelped when I first saw it! It scared the heck out of me :,( That there is the scariest thing in the whole game!

Anonymous said...

LOL i was totally wondering about this guy, i let my friend borrow the game and i was like... u HAVE to watch out for the pink armidillo, or at least thats what i thought it was ;/

Anonymous said...

Heya LJ! My siblings birthdays are coming up, and they ADORE it when you wish the happy birthday!! Would ya mind giving them a shout out?
Can you say happy birthday to Melissa on the 18th (She loooooves frogs and the color green, her fave game is DDI) And Joshua on the 19th (He loves spy stuff and his fave game is CAP (PS he loooooved the Tesla cupcake last year!!!))?
Thanks a trillion, you are amazing!

Anonymous said...

Hey LJ,
Would you give a birthday shoutout to my best friend Charlotte, on Saturday July 20th? She's turning 16. Thanks :)

Ginger said...

Why is there a naked mole rat in the middle of a swamp in Georgia? They're not exactly indigenous to those parts. Did someone bring him over from the horn of Africa?

HopeFollows said...

I never even saw the little guy. I don't remember coming across that image while playing the game. Gah! Why do I always rush on things?

And I am SO glad I'm not the only one who thought of Rufus from the old Disney show Kim Possible, when I saw this blog. ComicalCrafty, you rock and are automatically on my Awesome Buds list. ;)

Little Jackalope said...

@ComicalCrafty -- I, too, thought of Rufus when I first saw him. XD

@mdetective12 -- Noted!

@Anonymous -- Noted Jillian's bday!

@Junebug620 -- Noted the bday!

@Anonymous -- Melissa and Joshua, *noted*!