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  • What started as a day like any other would  soon become the battle of the century,  

  • and at the centre of it all was a teenager  named Lindsay Banks. She was a relatively  

  • normal kid with a quiet life, and of course, she  was a huge fan of The Infographics Show. Three  

  • videos fascinated her in particular, namely, the  ones concerning three terrifying monsters created  

  • by Canadian horror artist Trevor HendersonSiren Head, Cartoon Cat, and Long Horse. She'd  

  • become obsessed with the characters, and wanted to  consume any information about them she could find.

  • Things had gotten so out of hand that  it was starting to affect her schooling.  

  • As Lindsay sat at the work desk in  her bedroom, trying to make sense  

  • of the algebraic equations laid  out on the page in front of her,  

  • she found she just couldn't hold her focusAs the hours dragged on, Lindsay felt herself  

  • growing increasingly tired. Before she knew  it, she'd fallen asleep on top of her homework.

  • She found herself standing in  the courtyard of her high school,  

  • enveloped by total darkness. She attended  one of the smaller local schools,  

  • sitting out on the edge of a vast forestwith practically no civilization around.  

  • It was a night of perfect dark - not a single star  in the sky. Something was wrong. Terribly wrong.

  • Then suddenly, she heard it. The rattling  of bones, and soon she saw it- a seemingly  

  • infinite stretch of bone, the  endless parade of vertebrae  

  • that the monster-obsessed teen knew  could only belong to one creature:  

  • The Long Horse. Its countless bony coils hung  suspended in the air, defying all laws of physics.

  • The creature's skeletal head bowed out of the  sky to meet her, tufts of black hair flowing in  

  • the cold breeze. She was frozen, just staring  at it, as its bones clicked and clattered,  

  • like cracking knuckles. Thanks to gaining an  expertise in all things Long Horse from her  

  • Infographics Show viewing habits, she  knew this could only mean one thing:  

  • Something terrible was going to happen soonBut what? The length of the Long Horse's neck,  

  • and the sound of its clicking bones, indicated  some approaching tragedy - but the otherwise  

  • silent beast didn't have the power  to indicate any of the specifics.

  • Moments later, Lindsay woke up, her algebra  homework stuck to her face. She looked at her  

  • alarm clock and saw, to her horror, that it  was already past 10:00 AM - she was late for  

  • school! The details of her strange nightmare were  already fading into the ether as she got dressed,  

  • grabbed her backpack, and started  running to school. Thankfully,  

  • the building wasn't far from where she lived, but  Lindsay already feared she was in serious trouble.

  • If only she knew the full  extent of that trouble...

  • When she approached her schooleverything seemed eerily quiet.  

  • Maybe it was the grim feeling of last night's  visions finally weighing on her, but Lindsay felt,  

  • deep in the pit of her stomach, that  something was different today. The first  

  • confirmation of this belief came to her when  she walked up the steps to the front gate,  

  • and found that inside the school's main  foyer, all the lights were off. The inside  

  • of the school was almost completely dark, save  for the odd rays of light piercing in through  

  • half-shuttered windows. Was the place  closed? Had she gotten her days mixed up?

  • A quick check on her Smartphone revealed that  no, it was currently 10:30 AM on a Wednesday.  

  • Something really was amiss here. She turned on  her phone's flashlight and began creeping down the  

  • halls, hoping to find some form of normalcy hidden  amongst the strangeness. Deep down, Lindsay felt  

  • terrified, but tried her best to quell the worst  of her assumptions. She'd just watched too many  

  • YouTube videos. Monsters aren't real. There has to  be some kind of rational explanation for this...

  • That's when she reached the door of Classroom 6C,  

  • where she was supposed to be taking Mr. Wither's  algebra class at this very moment. However,  

  • when she opened the door, she saw that the  room was totally empty. This was creepy enough,  

  • but what truly caught her attention was the  sheen that her surroundings seemed to have under  

  • the intense beam of her phone's flashlight. Like  everything was covered in a thin film of liquid.

  • It shone red. Blood! The whole  classroom was covered in blood!

  • Lindsay's breath caught in her throat. She  was so scared that she couldn't even scream.  

  • However, as she began backing away from the bloody  classroom, she heard a tinny giggling echoing down  

  • the hall behind her. Lindsay gulped, and turned to  face in its direction. Her eyes widened in horror  

  • at what she saw: A huge, pitch-black figure with  skin that seemed to move and undulate like ink.  

  • Its long, rubbery arms, terminating in grasping  white gloves, were stretching out towards her.

  • She'd recognise that killer smile and huge,  

  • staring eyes anywhere. It was Cartoon  Cat, and he was coming right for her!

  • Pushed on by a sudden, intense burst of  adrenaline, Lindsay ran in the other direction,  

  • out towards the courtyard and away from  the cartoon monster chasing her. Had the  

  • creature taken her entire school? How was this  possible! She knew that Cartoon Cat was an evil  

  • monster of pure sadism, but this seemed  like a step too far even for him. Still,  

  • she didn't have time to consider these  questions with the monster still on her tail.

  • She could hear it giggling, and its hugebloody teeth chattering, right behind her.  

  • Lindsay could practically feel  its hands extending to grasp her  

  • when she finally breached the  door out into the courtyard.

  • But she wasn't out of the woods yet. In  fact, she was quite literally in them.  

  • As we mentioned earlier, Lindsay's school sat  on the edge of an expansive evergreen forest.  

  • Perhaps this would be the one place she could  escape the rampaging monster that'd just  

  • destroyed her school. Lindsay ran through  the tree line and into the forest, as the  

  • giggling and chattering became distant behind  her. She ran, tears streaming down her face,  

  • until there was a silence that felt closer to  safety than any moment since she'd woken up.

  • But it wasn't long until that silence  was broken by something just as horrible,  

  • crackling out over some old speakers.

  • NINE. EIGHTEEN. ONE. CHILDSEVENTEEN. REMOVE. VILE.”

  • Lindsay would recognise that garbled, electronic  nonsense anywhere. She turned to see it looming  

  • over her, easily forty feet tall. Its flesh was  rotten and mottled. Its limbs were impossibly  

  • long and thin. Up above, the creature's  megaphone head contained sets of filthy  

  • teeth that gnashed and gnawed. It was the one  and only Siren Head, standing right next to her.

  • Naturally, she screamed, and started running in  the other direction. Siren Head darted through  

  • the trees after her, its gnarled fingers  stretched out and ready to receive its prey.  

  • Lindsay kept running, not knowing what else she  could do. The only options were to run and hope.

  • And just when she thought it  couldn't get any worse, it did.

  • Cartoon Cat, all vicious grins and wriggling  limbs, appeared amongst the trees in front of her.  

  • Suddenly, Lindsay was trapped between two of the  most terrifying monsters in the Hendersonverse,  

  • with no way out. With Siren Head  advancing towards her from behind,  

  • and Cartoon Cat charging in from the  front, all she could do was fall to  

  • her knees and try to prepare herself for  whatever unthinkable fate was coming.  

  • Siren Head reached down towards her with  its terrible hands, ready to strike...

  • But Lindsay never felt its hands upon her. She  looked up, astonished, and saw the wriggling  

  • arms of Cartoon Cat stretching out and grabbing  Siren Head. It wouldn't be denied the prey that  

  • it felt it was rightfully owed, and it was willing  to fight for it. Immediately, Siren Head lunged  

  • towards Cartoon Cat with startling speed, clawing  at its inky flesh. Siren Head was quadruple the  

  • size of Cartoon Cat, but Cartoon Cat had the  edge in terms of intelligence and brutal cunning.

  • As Lindsay cowered and watched in horrorCartoon Cat's arms ensnared Siren Head,  

  • stretching and wrapping around its body like  tentacles. In response, Siren Head dug its  

  • long fingers into the inky membrane of Cartoon  Cat's head. The ferocious pseudo-feline never  

  • stopped smiling, not once. Even when Siren Head  tore off its head, and dropped it to the ground.  

  • Cartoon Cat's arms went limp, and fell away  from Siren Head's body, as inert as rope.  

  • Siren Head shook the last of them offvictorious, and turned its attention to Lindsay.

  • She began backing away, almost frozen in terroras the creature approached - spitting hateful  

  • nonsense from its crackling megaphones. Siren  Head could be faster than the human eye could  

  • perceive when it wanted to, but when all  it had to deal with was one lowly human,  

  • it could afford to take its time  and savour the fear. Of course,  

  • as any animation aficionado will tell you, it  takes a little more than a simple decapitation  

  • to keep a good cartoon down. While Siren Head  was inching towards the terrified Lindsay,  

  • Cartoon Cat was rising up and putting its head  back on, as though it were little more than a hat.

  • Before Siren Head could even realise what was  going on, Cartoon Cat leapt onto his back,  

  • and sunk its teeth into the creature's mottled  flesh. The monster screamed out of its speakers,  

  • trying to reach behind itself and yank the  snarling cartoon monster off of its back.  

  • But the Cartoon Cat wouldn't let go. It just  kept sinking its huge teeth further into the  

  • rotted body of Siren Head. It was an unstoppable  force going up against an immovable object:  

  • Both powerful flesh avatars of even greater cosmic  nightmares, each with their own terrifying powers.

  • Cartoon Cat, a malleable, shapeshifting sadist  that seems immune to all physical damage.  

  • Siren Head, a giant, lightning-fast monster  that could make short work of everything from  

  • families to military squadrons. They wrestled  and brawled in the darkness of the forest,  

  • Siren Head's claws digging and Cartoon Cat's teeth  carving. The one thing Lindsay knew was that,  

  • regardless of which one of these two titans  won, neither result would be good for her.  

  • That's why, while the monsters foughtshe decided to make a final run for it.

  • She turned and sprinted out of the forest, the  sounds of deranged cartoon giggling and violent  

  • radio static fading into the distance behind herEventually, she managed to escape past the tree  

  • line and the now-empty school, and run back into  the centre of town. Only there would she be safe,  

  • though the nightmares of the horrors she'd  witnessed would stick with her for years to come.

  • Later investigations found the true scope  of the tragedy that'd occurred that day:  

  • 400 children disappeared, along with over sixty  teachers. No suspects. No witnesses. Nothing.

  • Only Lindsay knew the truthbut who could she possibly tell?

  • Her obsession with the monsters dried up after  that. Nothing quenches a thirst for horror like  

  • encountering the real thing. She never found  out what transpired between Cartoon Cat and  

  • Siren Head that day - who won that fight, if  either of them did, would remain a mystery.  

  • Though there was one factor in all  this that Lindsay couldn't quite shake:  

  • Long Horse, perhaps the real  winner in this whole conflict.

  • It had been him and his warning  after all that saved her life.

  • Check outSiren Head - ExplainedandCartoon  Cat - Explainedfor more information on Trevor  

  • Henderson's monster masterpieces. You  never know, it may save your life...

What started as a day like any other would  soon become the battle of the century,  

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Siren Head vs Cartoon Cat vs Long Horse - Horror Monster Battle Royale

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/10/30
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