Why do we do it? It doesn’t give us any tactical advantage over you, our victim. In fact, it kind of hurts. Have you ever licked a knife? Well, no. Of course you haven’t. Because there’s no reason for you to have ever done it.
We’ve already captured you. You’re already terrified. Watching a monster lick a knife really doesn’t frighten you even more.
It just makes it really painful for us to eat and drink and talk for the next couple days.
But, if monsters made sense, we wouldn’t be monsters. We’d be lifeguards or car salesmen.
So, we’re pretty sure, as long as it continues to creep out our captives, we’re gonna keep doing it.
Now open wide and say “Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!”