Morbid yet poetic, Skelanimals are the latest craze by our teen members of The Wit Continuum, who first saw this clothing line while shopping at Hot Topic. With the subtitle to the Skelanimal name: Dead Animals Need Love Too, my deeply held dark side gets curious, especially with the approaching Halloween season. The Continuum places these scary yet hauntingly sad and lovable characters in the file with the Dark Fairies of Neopets. Each pet comes with a profile and cause of death poem.
Diego The Bat:
Diego’s favorite scary movie is “Birds.”
You can usually find him in the dark upper corner of your closet sleeping during the day. At night he flies around pestering the other Skelanimals to play… While you’re asleep, Diego will watch over you to make sure the bugs don’t bother you.
How Diego Died:
Diego would glide and fly through the night
His sense of vision was perfect and bright.
He would wake the birds as they tried to sleep
Screeching and flapping with screams so deep.
Tired they were, these birds so weary,
Each day became longer and uncomfortably dreary.
A lesson had to be taught to this bat of the dark.
‘Let us sleep near the wire fence!’ squeaked the small, quiet lark.
Diego flew screeching, and speeding passed the fence
And through the rows of barbed wire so many and dense.
He weaved and dodged through the spiral blades
Only to be chunks of hues and shades.