are there people that actually believe in cthulhu?

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  1. MiniKraken

    MiniKraken Larval Mass Registered

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    I don't know that much about cthulhu, but wasn't it just something made up in H.P. lovecraft's story? Are there actually cults that worship a flying squid monster? I mean if there's a religion that worships an alien named xenu, I wouldn't be suprised if there was actually people who worship this thing.
     
  2. pipsquek

    pipsquek Wonderpus Supporter

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    Dangerous territory for your first post there, MiniKraken. But :welcome: , hope his followers don't devour you before you get to post again. :wink:
     
  3. aximbigfan

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    you mean its possible to NOT believe in the cthuhu?

    just kidding, personally, i think that cthulhu is kindof cute... in an awww sort of way...


    chris
     
  4. a_lex

    a_lex Cuttlefish Registered

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    Heh, do you expect the members of a secret organisation (probably controling some of the largest corporate entities) step out and say "fhtagn"? :sagrin:

    And, on a more serious note, it depends upon how do you define "real worship"...
     
  5. monty

    monty Colossal Squid Staff Member Supporter

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    all good post-modernists believe that fictional reality is just as real as any other, don't they?

    Anyway, :welcome: to TONMO!
     
  6. OB

    OB Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    May you be eaten last! :cthulhu:

    :welcome:
     
  7. erich orser

    erich orser Architeuthis Supporter Registered

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    No, Minikraken, absolutely not. No chance at all. None at all. Really. But thank you for making your initial post here at Tonmo.com on the Cthulhu Forum, I appreciate it.:welcome: ! Yeah, all totally invented by H.P. Lovecraft. Really. Such cults only exist in fiction. Really. Just don't go to eatenbysquid.com. Those folks are total carnies. Charlatans. Uh, really. No such cults or believers are out there. Hey, thanks for joining.:cthulhu:
     
  8. cthulhu77

    cthulhu77 Titanites Supporter

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    None of us believe in Great Cthulhu.

    None of us worship him in goatskins in front of his glorious idol on dark midsummer nights.

    If you ever run into someone who claims to actually believe such a farce, deny, deny, deny, then counteraccuse and demand proof.

    Then, of course, you need to be careful of strangers who may follow you with large eyes and shallow neck lines.

    I certainly don't believe in Cthulhu.

    No really.

    Greg
     
  9. OB

    OB Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Cthulhu? Who's Cthulhu? Never heard of him.... Must have heard someone with a bad cough, surely...
     
  10. Graeme

    Graeme Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    I don't worship Cthulhu.



    I worship Hastur:wink:

    Nah, it's all just very good fiction written by a very tallented author with a magnificent imagination. Shoggoths are real though, you see enough of them in town on a saturday night. Have to keep dodging them on the pavement.
     
  11. Cairnos

    Cairnos O. vulgaris Registered

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    As you say, people will worship anything :wink:

    If I recall correctly in the original Cthulu story the boat that had the misfortune to find R'lyeh had headed out from NZ. It gives the lat/long of it to so perhaps we should send one of our research vessels out there to do a couple of sampling trawls in the name of literary science to settle the question once and for all. :kiwiflag:
     
  12. cthulhu77

    cthulhu77 Titanites Supporter

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    Why do you think Herr Doktor looks like a deep one?
     
  13. monty

    monty Colossal Squid Staff Member Supporter

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    Toren Vampyroteuthis Supporter

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    Why settle for the lesser evil?
     
  15. cthulhu77

    cthulhu77 Titanites Supporter

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    When you can embrace the larger?

    My tank is fight.
     
  16. Graeme

    Graeme Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    [​IMG]

    Tis a sig I made a while ago, with the help of Google Earth, and info taken from Bloopwatch.


    Just 'cause someone mentioned the lat and long of the setting in COC...
     
  17. cthulhu77

    cthulhu77 Titanites Supporter

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    Not only that...but there is some scuttlebutt that Radio Free Cthulhu will soon be on the airwaves, and to all the ships at sea...
     
  18. OB

    OB Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    REPENT! REPENT!!
     
  19. cthulhu77

    cthulhu77 Titanites Supporter

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    sorry, too late for that...Cthulhu takes no repenting (repentition? hmmm)

    It would be fun to have you on as a guest though ! You could abase yourself.
     
  20. OB

    OB Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    If that would get me eaten any sooner, I'd gladly abase :grin:
     

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