Hi everyone! I also belong to a local Steampunk-based social group in Sacramento called the League of Proper Villains. A question came up on our Facebook page about the Cthulhu fandom and Octopus-mascots in the Steampunk genre. (For those who don't know, Steampunk is the genre of science-fiction dealing with Victoria-Era to Early 20th Century technology and culture - i.e. Jules Verne, H.G. Wells, etc. Imagine steam-powered high technology with Victorian art and elegance). I drew the line between interest in classic horror and Lovecraft, as well as the link between cephalopods an Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea Any additional thoughts on why cephalopods are the unofficial steampunk mascots (along with owls) ?