an introduction to the MiNDiNG MoNSTeRS

Not much is known about the time before the MiNDiNG MoNSTeRS organization was founded. From loose pieces of information it has become clear that the monsters were living a peaceful life next to human beings for centuries. Early reports of monster seeings have been documented. Things changed when one day the monster village was discovered by a group of people who got lost during their world travels somewhere in the 14th century. The group of young men were treated nice by the monsters before being sent on their way back home but told anyone willing to hear
fabulous tales of dangerous scary monsters they had faced during their travels. The so called “monster tales” were passed on from generation to generation. People, suddenly scared, started to take precautions against monsters. The monsters, fearing what may happen when spotted by humans, started to live secluded lives. This new reality continued for many years until one day a young monster known as Emem decided things needed to change.

Emem, naive or a visionary

Emem, who grew up during the “years before the incident” felt that there was no reason to keep on living in fear of each other. He had seen better times and knew that things could go back to the way they were. Approximately 350 years ago he formed the BFFA (better future for all), a non-profit organization with the aim of restoring relations between humans and monsters. Emem was seen by many as naive, by some as a traitor and by few a visionary. The BFFA had not much success in gaining support from neither monsters nor human beings and after 5 years Emem officially closed its doors.

Still frustrated by the situation, Emem decided to try a different approach. He thought that if he would find open-minded professionals in different fields of expertise and offer them a job, he could start a profitable organization that would in the end improve the way humans saw monsters. This would in turn change the way monsters viewed humans and could become the beginning of a new era.
emem - founder of the MiNDiNG MoNSTeRS
Vigo and Mungo

MiNDiNG MoNSTeRS – the early years

Now, suddenly offering jobs to young professionals, Emem found it easier to approach monsters and share his vision. He introduced the idea of MiNDiNG MoNSTeRS, a organization formed by a group of professionals who look after human beings. Each monster would be in charge of a certain field of expertise: finances, food, health, nature and more. One of the first monsters to join him was Mungo, today his right hand and supervisor of the monsters. Mungo was followed by Vigo, Emem's childhood friend. He would become the health minding monster. Later, Vigo was followed by more monsters looking for a challenge.

Soon Emem realized that he was in need of office space. You can read more about the MiNDiNG MoNSTeRS headquarters here. The first years of MiNDiNG MoNSTeRS were not always easy. The organization was frowned upon by skeptics and there were those who gained from fear on both sides. Emem soon realized that those elements would always exist and stuck to his goals.
The present and future
Today, centuries later, even though there are still skeptics and opposers, the MiNDiNG MoNSTeRS are well known and respected on both sides. Finding monsters, willing to join has not been a problem for quite a while now and the list of applicants is growing each day. Emem is still at the head of the growing organization and he personally makes sure that the foundations on which the organization have been built are kept intact.

Humans have forgotten of the monster tales since the growing popularity of the MiNDiNG MoNSTeRS. Those who have been helped by the MiNDiNG MoNSTeRS are thankful and in most cases share their experience with their friends. Emem plans to continue with his successful project and he will not rest until every human has heard of the MiNDiNG MoNSTeRS.