Know Your Mythological Creatures

Originating in Germanic folklore, the imp is a lesser goblin related to fairies. Although demonic in origin, the imp is more playful than malevolent, more fond of switching babies at birth than outright evil. Today, the imp enjoys getting your Starbucks order wrong and cutting the wi-fi just when you need to save your work.

Hey, kid — wanna see a neat trick?

Via Imgur.

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16 thoughts on “Know Your Mythological Creatures

  1. allein 🐾 September 27, 2016 / 10:53 am

    This just might be my dad’s new desktop background when he gets home from vacation…

    *Hey, that’s what he gets for putting the computer on a sleep/wake schedule so it’s on during the day while I’m here.

      • allein 🐾 September 27, 2016 / 11:13 am

        Ha…except the stupid computer won’t let me change it. Keeps changing it back. I wonder if he did something to prevent it being changed…gonna have to do some googling…(Windows 10 if anyone has any ideas..)

        • JenDeyan September 27, 2016 / 11:19 am

          Is it on a rotation, maybe?

          • allein 🐾 September 27, 2016 / 11:25 am

            Doesn’t seem to be. I checked if it was set to a specific theme but it just says ‘unsaved theme’ and it’s been the same picture since Sunday. Maybe I’ll just see if I can edit the picture to make it as close to full screen as possible and then just leave it open on the screen.

  2. JenDeyan September 27, 2016 / 11:20 am

    I wouldn’t be suprised if this little guy/girl is an imp. Then again, what puppy isn’t a little imp?

  3. allein 🐾 September 27, 2016 / 11:28 am

    Oh, I almost forgot…LOOKIT THOSE TEEFIES!!! AND THE BOOPABLE NOSE JUST WAITING TO BE BOOPED!!!!! AND THOSE EYEs— okay, the eyes are kinda evil looking.

  4. Duckie 🐥 September 27, 2016 / 11:42 am

    This appears to be the type of imp that waits until you have several Very Important People in the room before letting go a whiff of Armageddon.

    • debg September 27, 2016 / 1:14 pm

      Ahhh, I love that kind!

      How ya doin’, Duckie?

      • Duckie 🐥 September 27, 2016 / 5:22 pm


  5. Gigi the cat lady September 27, 2016 / 11:54 am

    Ok with those eyes, if that was my puppy I would be looking for Father Merrin’s phone number!

  6. allein 🐾 September 27, 2016 / 11:59 am

    On the wi-fi thing…it just occurred to me there might be one of these creatures hiding in my house. I swear my tablet spends more time connected to an Optimum hot spot somewhere nearby than to my own (also Optimum) wi-fi.

    • SAA1451 September 27, 2016 / 9:00 pm

      I just want to state categorically that cutting the wi-fi when you need to save your work IS truly evil.
      We apparently have a horde of imps at work whose sole purpose is to cut our connection when you want to save your work or send an e-mail you just spent several minutes preparing and attaching documents to for support.

      and none of them ever come around for a cuddle. 🙁

  7. -J September 27, 2016 / 1:15 pm

    D’awww – who’s a sleepy little chaos engine?

  8. michael September 27, 2016 / 2:08 pm

    Another candidate for Halloween, I think.

  9. sugitomo September 27, 2016 / 9:42 pm

    Reminds me more of zombie than imp.

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