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Title: Hairy Matters!
Post by: thunderingelephants on January 31, 2017, 07:20 AM
My monsters are stuck in quandary: they need to get human hair for a meal and I am stuck for ways to get them.
I thought of males having of having a shave-a-thon with waxed chests and legs and heads: the monsters could pinch the bags, but I'm stuck for the ladies. We women tend to do that kind of thing in privacy and many use an electric razor anyway.
There's a young boy who could pinch, but there's not much hair on an electric razor.
Any thoughts?  :help
Title: Re: Hairy Matters!
Post by: Vijaya on January 31, 2017, 07:24 AM
What about the hair that falls out when we are brushing or washing it? I have half the hair I used to have and I'm sure your monster has taken it.

Hair cutting places would have lots of it.

Backyards. I used to cut my kids' hair out in the backyard when they were little.
Title: Re: Hairy Matters!
Post by: thunderingelephants on January 31, 2017, 08:20 AM
Thanks  Vijaya. The human character has pinched a hairbrush!
Title: Re: Hairy Matters!
Post by: AnnH on January 31, 2017, 08:24 AM
The hair that's swept up off the floor at a beauty salon?
Title: Re: Hairy Matters!
Post by: Pons on January 31, 2017, 08:56 AM
There's always hair in my brush.
Title: Re: Hairy Matters!
Post by: thunderingelephants on February 04, 2017, 07:27 AM
It's more bodily matter I need. Anyway, I've made a list:
Head
Eyebrows
Eyelashes
Ears
Moustache
Chin
Underarm
Chest
Back
Arms
Legs

That's omitting certain areas.
Granny has quite a few moles & shaving those hairs is proving difficult.
I've got a few, but I've not told them!
Thanks, guys.
Title: Re: Hairy Matters!
Post by: JulieM on February 04, 2017, 02:49 PM
Thinking outside the square - suburban birds' nests! They often incorporate the weirdest stuff into their nests. Who knows where they get it from!
Title: Re: Hairy Matters!
Post by: thunderingelephants on February 10, 2017, 06:45 AM
Thinking outside the square - suburban birds' nests! They often incorporate the weirdest stuff into their nests. Who knows where they get it from!

Thanks, Julie. I've sent the beasts on a quest to find hair at the moment and they've ended attempting to shave the mole hairs of Granny's chin! Something my mother is always pointing out with me whenever I visit.  ::)
Title: Re: Hairy Matters!
Post by: read lisa scott on February 11, 2017, 05:45 AM
Would the monsters be cruel enough to cut off long pony tails and make a run for it?  Like a bleacher full of soccer players waiting for their turn on the field and he creeps up behind them!
Title: Re: Hairy Matters!
Post by: thunderingelephants on February 11, 2017, 08:07 AM
Not sure, Lisa, but the young they've befriended has sisters & he would be.
Thanks.
Title: Re: Hairy Matters!
Post by: thunderingelephants on June 11, 2017, 09:26 AM
Project Hair Share is back on after a much overdue rest. I've got the pony tails, pigs tails (idiotic monsters got that completely wrong!) and the following list.
Any additions? I want to chop them off! :yeah :muahaha