The Internet can be a maze of dark corners. Sometimes it feels like a threatening landscape with confusing twists and turns. It’s certainly home to the virtual personae of some human monsters. Between the sexual predators pretending to be lonely teens and the scammers trolling for social security numbers, it can be a dangerous place. Don’t get me started on the ‘Nigerian Princes’ and other fraudulent banking schemes. They are the bottom feeders in the deep ocean of data.
That being said, the Internet can be a cozy lair. On the Internet you can be — or appear to be — just about anyone. That’s a welcoming place for a monster on his day off. He could catch up on NPR podcasts. Would a monster enjoy ‘On the Media’?
The Internet being a wild west of sorts, I’m sure that Nessie (The Loch Ness Monster) has an account with a dating service — maybe more than one. Tall, loner, loves aquatic sports and single malt scotch, seeks companion fond of sailing and traditional tartans.
Vampires, and other immortal or close to immortal monsters, would probably be interested in online banking and investment advice. When you’re long term financial planning is LONG TERM it pays to do a little research. Plus there’s that whole burning up in the sunlight problem with banking in person.
I don’t know why, but I’ve got this silly idea about a werewolf with an eBay addiction. Maybe he’s a secret hoarder, one of those collectors who just can’t stop…. But what would he collect? Moonstones, of course!
Who knows who’s hiding on the Internet?