There's no shortage of snow on the East Coast, so beware. It could do more than just ground airplanes: It could shape itself into the dreaded scourge of the galaxy, the Snow Dalek. Clarkesworld's Neil Clarke is the first victim.

It may appear, in this picture, as though Clarke, the publisher/editor of Clarkesworld magazine, is actually shaping the snow in his yard into the form of a Dalek, the most devastating scourge of the Doctor Who universe. But he's actually attempting to disable the armored mutant before it fully materializes using its snow teleporter:

Alas, Clarke was too late, and the Dalek established a beachhead on our world. Here you can see it flashing its lights in triumph:


Photos by Lisa Clarke. [via Polka Dot Cottage]