Rokurokubi is a type of Japanese yōkai that has two types: one whose head can detach from the body, and one whose neck can elongate.
The type whose head can detach is called nukekubi. It is said to be the evil type, since it feeds on human blood through biting its preys. Its body is said to be weak when its head is detached, and this is the only time when it can be killed.
The regular rokurokubi is the one that can elongate its neck, sometimes even without it knowing (meaning it can’t always control its neck elongation).
It is said that the rokurokubi is produced through human karma. In one tale, a man cheated his wife with another woman (to the point that his wife committed suicide upon discovering his unfaithfulness), and when he got the other woman pregnant, their child was born a rokurokubi.
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Xena sketches and picture via Sketch Dailies. I spent too much time coloring one of these haha orz. She’s too fun to draw, perhaps I’ll finish some of the others / do more if I have time.
every time i see this i laugh so hard i’m in physical pain
My dad gave our 2 month old English bulldog puppy a taste of strawberry Popsicle today. This is true happiness.
trying some minimal colouring