Cabinet of Monstrosities by Hajime Emoto. They are supposed to represent the 7 deadly sins.
These were all made from paper and bamboo. Here is his website, although it’s in Japanese. (Website)
I forgot the best one
"Oh come on, they’re not that creepy." Pause. "Well… Maybe to other people they might be. But I’ve seen some scary children. And they’re sweet to me." Another smile formed on Sharna’s face, this one staying there. "And jammed her hand in the door in the process of leaving." Nodding, her expression grew brighter. "Short pregnancy compared to a human— only six month. Still looked and felt like a hippo, worth it though. Thank the ridiculous capacities of a vampiric body and how well that goes with exercise for looking decent, still a little way to go before I get back to normal. And honestly, he’s not boring. I can’t really talk though, I thought he was annoying when we first met. Boring is better than annoying."
"They talk in sync. A lot. That’s freaky shit." Prophet deadpanned. He didn’t like kids as a whole. They made him uncomfortable. "Well, she was reaching after me. Why, I don’t know. That was mostly an accident. And you said you wanted to rip her head off.” Prophet looked a little impressed and nodded a little. “Back to normal?” He sounded skeptical but he shook it off. “Eh, strikes me as boring. He’s a lawyer anyway, that much I do know. Lawyers are both boring and annoying.” Another shrug. “Whatever.”
"… You like knives? Right? I can’t keep whatever I see straight sometimes but I saw you examining some of my knives and you liked them."
Hands toyed with the ends of her hair, she didn’t like admitting Beauty had gotten to her. “Made a lot of derogatory comments about Three Eye’s dead lover— Julius and Selena’s mother. Made comments on me too. I would’ve ripped her head for it if - again - I hadn’t been pregnant at the time. Not exactly exaggerating there, either, I have the strength to do that.” Sharna bit her lip, trying to stop herself from laughing as Prophet spoke of Three Eye. But her mouth twitched upwards showing obvious amusement. “Not his wife yet— his fiancée though. And he’s not boring… I can’t really argue with the old fashioned part because in some respects he is. But he’s not dull.”
"You mean those two blond kids that could be out of The Shining? … Not surprised he’s their father. Eh, bitch’s opinions ain’t important. I just decided to ignore her caterwauling and leave. And you were recently pregnant?” Prophet cocked an eyebrow. “… Looking good I guess. And he talks like he’s boring.”
The vampiress snorted. “Ah well, as long as you can still do the whole ‘seeing into the future’ thing, I don’t think that’s a problem.”
He wasn’t going to let that drop, was he? Fine, the name Jack would be sticking around too. “I’m supposed to remain impartial. Said I’d try to be, even if I don’t like her but yes, after hearing your side I’m definitely on it.” Another smile pulled on her lips. “Glad to be the first vampire you’re aware is a vampire. Yes, there are vampires in Jersey, our species is found all over. Fewer in numer in hotter climates, but still there. Don’t ask how they cope, I have no idea.”
Prophet chuckled. “It’s impossible to be impartial. Not the way people are wired. You just happened to be more on my side. What she do to you, whine that you’re better company or more likeable?” Olive green eyes seemed to actual smile with his mouth, which was a rarity. “Now i’m wonderin’ how many vampires I’ve met and didn’t know ‘bout. So you’re Three Eye’s girl or somethin’? Or wife, he seems like old fashioned… and boring.”
"I probably should have figured it out beforehand. Kind of embarrassed that I didn’t, actually." A sheepish smile briefly formed on her lips then.
The vampiress bit her lip, trying not to snigger at Prophet’s manner of referring to Beauty. Honestly, it wasn’t something she generally approved of. But everything about that woman rubbed her the wrong way. But she managed to keep herself composed, listening quietly and noting exactly what was said. She would give an unbiased return to Three Eye, but she’d definitely be taking the new creation’s side when it came to her input.
“Seriously? And I thought the woman couldn’t get any more pathetic and god-awful.” She shook her head, trying to dispel the image of the redhead squealing like a pig. No, no laughing. "Thank you, I just needed to hear what happened. Me personally? I’d say you could have done a lot worse given how she was. But then again I’ve made a few threats to her safety that I’d gladly follow through with if she messed with me again now I’m not pregnant. And another ‘but’ is it’s not my call on what happens, can only tell what happened and voice my opinion."
"There have been worse mistakes…" The seer scowled a bit. "… Can’t really sound mystical and mysterious with my accent…" He grumbled under his breath.
All according to plan. Actually seeing into the future instead of just having ‘gut feelings’ had his conversations go a bit smoother. “Glad to see we’re on the same page, Bella. It’s cool, least you know my side.” No, that nickname would not leave. “Can’t say I’ve ever met a vampire before. I mean, mebbe I have and just didn’t know. Any vampires in Jersey?”
I love behind the scenes stuff from the MH boys. They are such hilarious people and are so very kind and humble. It doesn’t matter if you meet them and blush and stumble everywhere. They’ll understand. :)