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Nov 14th, 2010 04:42 PM
Omega the Zainin Like GoldenKitten, I'm a bit late to the party, but I wanted to add to this as well.

The main reason for the tentacles and such was Lovecraft had a terrifying fear of the ocean and deep-sea creatures, particularly octopuses and squids.
Sep 28th, 2010 04:42 PM
Goldenkitten01 Great read.

Sort of...two years behind here but I think it bears mentioning. Lots of folk are pointing out the number of tentacle/bulbous/amorphous-blob gods in the Cthulhu mythos and how that isn't very creative. I'd just like to point out that at the time it WAS pretty creative, sure today it's been overdone but at the time it was a pretty grotesque concept. It was the gore/splatterfest of the day to put essentially unimaginable horrors to pen that did terrible things to people that in that day and age no “decent” individual would have dared spoken of. At that time a monster/demon was a werewolf, a vampire, a gremlin, not a galaxy sized monstrosity that could rend the very fabric of the universe and your sanity apart like a tissue napkin. This was the start, this was what made all these tentacle creatures make their way into modern day literature to an over saturation point, but at the time it was unique.
Sep 26th, 2008 09:53 PM
yabuturtle Very good selection. Cthulhu was always my favorite. I never knew Lovecraft had so many creatures that had tentacles. Very funny stuff you did Protoclown. I cracked up at Nyarlathotep's section XD. Also, not to be a nit picky bastard, but some guys like Azathoth, Nyarlathotep and Yog-Sothoth are technically not part of the Great Old Ones. They are actually the Outer Gods, and the Outer Gods are much more powerful than the Great Old Ones. Just thought I'd say it.

And Yig reminds me of El Seed.
Sep 26th, 2008 04:45 PM
Tadao Talk tough and then apologize? You wimp
Sep 26th, 2008 04:19 PM
Geminate I didn't mean to offend anyone, I was just commenting on the obvious.
Sep 25th, 2008 10:15 PM
Tadao
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Originally Posted by Protoclown View Post
Guys, I have to confess that I may have made some of that content up

from my head
Whew! That's a relief! Because I said Hastur's name aloud and then was immediately raped by my father. But it was all make believe.
Sep 25th, 2008 09:53 PM
wobzire And to read Max Burbank.

So is he alive still or what?
Sep 25th, 2008 09:51 PM
wobzire GODDAMNIT. I COME TO THIS SITE TO LEARN.
Sep 25th, 2008 09:49 PM
Protoclown Guys, I have to confess that I may have made some of that content up

from my head
Sep 25th, 2008 09:11 PM
executioneer
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Originally Posted by Geminate View Post
Hmm, I found this article sadly incomplete and is some respects incorrect. I mean why bother, maybe it took ten minutes to throw this together?

"for to go into any greater detail on these horrible, horrible creatures would be to invite utter madness upon you" What a cop-out, where's the content.
IT'S INTENDED AS COMEDY YOU LOUSY ASPIE
Sep 25th, 2008 06:59 PM
Tadao Hey look guys, he can change his font! This dude Geminate... wow, I am simply amazed at his in depth criticism. He is the master of the written word in bold font.
Sep 25th, 2008 06:21 PM
Geminate Hmm, I found this article sadly incomplete and is some respects incorrect. I mean why bother, maybe it took ten minutes to throw this together?

"for to go into any greater detail on these horrible, horrible creatures would be to invite utter madness upon you" What a cop-out, where's the content.
Sep 25th, 2008 01:47 PM
BurntToShreds I like Nyarlathotep's human avatars more. Sometimes he's a happy guy, other times he's a Nikola Tesla allegory, and some other times, he's a completely black (imagine a living silhouette) figure wearing a robe.
Sep 25th, 2008 12:02 PM
Mister Tea Silver: Good try, but Protoclown beat you to it in his own article.
Sep 25th, 2008 04:55 AM
testtube There's some site I can't find now, not even off hplovecraft.com of live action Lovecraftian roleplaying games that stretch as far back as 1980. People make props and gather in the woods and pretend to be scared of monsters and shoot capguns at each other, sometimes they even went out in the desert on a helicopter and pretended like they were at an archaeological dig site in Nevada standing around in dorky trench coat and goofy hat costumes with notepads while helicopter pilots looked on scratching their heads embarrassed beyond belief. Hilariously depressing site but interesting.
Sep 25th, 2008 01:39 AM
Julio Are you sure Ithaqua wasn't the one that captured Luke in The Empire Strikes Back?
Sep 24th, 2008 02:08 AM
KillerMcGee makes me want to play some arkham horror.
Sep 23rd, 2008 09:25 PM
Chuggernaught I loved playing CoC. I usually tried to play the "quiet guy" that would seek to murder whomever he was with. Sometimes it would be overt like stabbing someone in the back, othertimes it would be as simple as tripping someone while we ran from the cultists.

Good times.
Sep 23rd, 2008 09:11 PM
Beardy Goodness I love the guy, but Lovecraft sure has a thing for tentacles and blobs.http://bodhranman.files.wordpress.co...ng?w=420&h=420
Sep 23rd, 2008 07:30 PM
captain516 ThanksThanos, I'll go look for those.
Sep 23rd, 2008 03:12 AM
greenimp yes, yes, a thousand times YES! this site is now perfect, Cthulhu was the final piece needed

Ia! Ia! Cthulhu Fthagn!
Sep 23rd, 2008 02:08 AM
Copper "All this scroll says on it is Hastur...Hastur...Hastur..."

This article definitely brought about quite a few chuckles, for more reasons than one. And I'm proud to say that I'm proud supporter of Cthulu...in beanie baby form. *laughs*

And that's an idea for a costume, Proto! Go as the King in Yellow!
Sep 22nd, 2008 11:59 PM
Purple Man A great list, but my personal favourite would have to be Y'golonac. I know he's not strictly canon (being a Ramsey Campbell creation) but I love the faceless bastard.

How many Sanity Points were lost in the writing/reading of this article?
Sep 22nd, 2008 11:17 PM
Ferrit Great guide Proto - it'll come in very valuable once the LHC rips a crack in dimensional reality and these guys slip on through and start wrecking shit.

I for one welcome our new other dimensional overlords.
Sep 22nd, 2008 10:46 PM
Dungeonbrownies pretty good guide, though i found that even though his world was well made, it really wasnt as good as his Reanimator stuff.
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