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Old Sep 22nd, 2008, 11:59 PM       
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.

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Old Sep 23rd, 2008, 02:08 AM       
"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!
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Old Sep 23rd, 2008, 03:12 AM       
yes, yes, a thousand times YES! this site is now perfect, Cthulhu was the final piece needed

Ia! Ia! Cthulhu Fthagn!
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Old Sep 23rd, 2008, 07:30 PM       
ThanksThanos, I'll go look for those.
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Old Sep 23rd, 2008, 09:11 PM       
I love the guy, but Lovecraft sure has a thing for tentacles and blobs.http://bodhranman.files.wordpress.co...ng?w=420&h=420
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Old Sep 23rd, 2008, 09:25 PM       
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.
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Old Sep 24th, 2008, 02:08 AM       
makes me want to play some arkham horror.
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Old Sep 25th, 2008, 01:39 AM       
Are you sure Ithaqua wasn't the one that captured Luke in The Empire Strikes Back?
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Old Sep 25th, 2008, 04:55 AM       
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.
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Old Sep 25th, 2008, 12:02 PM       
Silver: Good try, but Protoclown beat you to it in his own article.
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Old Sep 25th, 2008, 01:47 PM       
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.
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Old Sep 25th, 2008, 06:21 PM       
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.
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Old Sep 25th, 2008, 06:59 PM       
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.
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Old Sep 25th, 2008, 09:11 PM       
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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.
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Old Sep 25th, 2008, 09:49 PM       
Guys, I have to confess that I may have made some of that content up

from my head
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Old Sep 25th, 2008, 09:51 PM       
GODDAMNIT. I COME TO THIS SITE TO LEARN.
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Old Sep 25th, 2008, 09:53 PM       
And to read Max Burbank.

So is he alive still or what?
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Old Sep 25th, 2008, 10:15 PM       
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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.
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Old Sep 26th, 2008, 04:19 PM       
I didn't mean to offend anyone, I was just commenting on the obvious.
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Old Sep 26th, 2008, 04:45 PM       
Talk tough and then apologize? You wimp
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Old Sep 26th, 2008, 09:53 PM       
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.
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Old Sep 28th, 2010, 04:42 PM       
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.
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Old Nov 14th, 2010, 04:42 PM       
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.
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