Legends of EEKdom
Who Are the Eeks?
The Eeks are pictured in the photograph on the home page. The humans may be
catalogued thusly: The extremely attractive and shapely female is
known as either "Momeek" or "Kareek," a name which is almost certainly
derived from the Earth name Kari. The large, lumbering male is known as
"Dadeek" or "Oweek" or even, occasionally, as "Charlzzzz" or Charles.
The smaller male has come to be known as "Jimeek", though his teachers
and schoolmates, through mere ignorance of his true identity and no
fault of their own, refer to him simply as Jim, Jimmy, or even "The
Jimmy" (as his former Tae Kwon Do instructor, Master An, used to call him).
The tiger pictured is Willy, and although he's very cute, it is not
known definitively whether he was, in fact, an eek or not, so brief was
the visit. Not pictured are certain non-human eeks, the cats known as
"Baby" or "Faith", the pseudo-cat "Rocky", and the inimitable "Stretch A. Roo."
Newcomer Funny Bunny also makes the EEK-roster of today.
What Is An Eek?
An "eek" is someone that Jimeek loves very much. As a baby, when Jimmy
was happy, and in a cute mood, he would modify the names of those he
loved by adding "eeeeeek" to the end. The first person to be so honored
Where did "Oweek" come from?
When Jimmy first met Charles, he noticed that he had an injury on his
hand. Having just learned to speak, and still being quite new to it, it
used to take Jimmy a while to get his motor started. This meant that
anything he said was preceded by "uh-uh-uh-..." When he saw Charles's
boo boo, his response was "uh-uh-uh-oweee, uh-uh-uh-oweee." The name
stuck (Owee), and when the Age of the Eek arrived, Owee quite naturally
evolved into Oweek.
What Is the Purpose Of Eeks.org?
Back when the world was new, we used to share our digital photos by
packing them into e-mails. The e-mails went out, dozens of them, every
time we wanted to show off some new pictures. This worked okay, as far
as it went, but was fairly labor-intensive for Oweek, who had to sit
with Momeek for hours sending pictures while she pointed and squealed
and said "Eeeeeee! Look at this!" Oweek wanted a way for our friends to
be able to see our pictures without so much aural damage on his part.
Also, we strongly believe that the world needs to know how cute Jimeek
is (and Momeek for that matter, but don't tell her I wrote that). Thus
was EEKS.ORG forged.