Oh the cthonity!

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  1. Cairnos

    Cairnos O. vulgaris Registered

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    I can't believe it! I just found out that noone in my business unit has ever even heard of Lovecraft or C'thulu! What has our eductional system come to when people can graduate without even a basic grounding in works of eldritch horror? :read:
     
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    Tis a sad, sad state of affairs indeed.:sad:
     
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    I guess they will be amongst the first one to be eaten (and slowly, might I add).
     
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    Nay!!! That honour befalls only his truest and purest followers!!!
     
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    Stephanopod Cuttlefish Registered

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    Really? I could swear that they'd be last.
     
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    Once again, thanks to Howard Hallis for making that fake Chick tract. Funny, Jack Chick's lawyers made him cease and desist almost instantly after he put that up on the web, but by the time he complied, it had already gone around hundreds of thousands of times. Now it's everywhere.
     
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    What Erich didn't mention is that Howard made it to hand out at Erich's Mighty Cthulhu Revival Show.
     
  9. OB

    OB Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Oh My Cthulhu! I've just seen the original,..., this is a spoof itself, right?

    Right?

    Urrr.... Hello-ho?! Anybody there?

    ...
     
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    There is no spoofing here.

    The stars are almost right. Almost.

    The Chick tract is hysterical, but incorrect...yes, we shall survive while the rest of humanity is sucked in by the great green guy.
     
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    OB Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Yog-Sothoth knows the gate. Yog-Sothoth is the gate. Yog-Sothoth is the key and guardian of the gate...
     
  12. Cairnos

    Cairnos O. vulgaris Registered

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    That tract is the funniest thing I've seen in ages. I remember folk used to hang around outside our school handing out the originals I wish I could have had one of these to hand back :wink:
     
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    I have copies...:)
     
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    I have to admit that I hadn't heard of the great one til joining this site.....I have rectified that horrible omission from my education. Funnily enough my teachers all focussed on some guy called Shakespeare?????????

    J
     
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    Hmmm.....this prompted me to think about how I first heard about HPL and Cthulhu. And rather disturbingly I realise I have no idea......:shock:
     
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    Maybe for the best. They live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that they should voyage far...:lol:




    I think I remember, 1st year at Uni, quite early on I think. I'm a bit of a Crypto-buff, you see, and there was a discussion over at cryptozoology.com that started getting sarcastic and silly, and shoggoths started being namesdropped. That was it. Then I ended up getting the omnibuses as some of the guys explained these nasty beasties to me, and I thought they sounded cool! :D The elder beings quickly became my fave race... as you can probably tell...
     
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    Hmmm...I bounced on board early...being born into it, you might say! :)
     
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    I heard the name "Cthulhu" in jr. high when I started listening to Metallica. Didn't know there was a mythos until joining this community. Damn shame it took so long, especially since I spent a year at school in Massachusetts. It would have been kind of fun to freak out Massachusetts librarians by asking them to help me find records on Miskatonic U, fish gods, and the Necronomicon. Some of them still get nervous when you ask 'em about witches :)
     
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    Erich wants to go there with articulated waist tentacles someday...
     

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