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Subject: Ask Hawk About: Cthulhu

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 12/12/07 at 3:12 am

Some of you may know that I make references to "Cthulhu" or "H.P. Lovecraft".

Perhaps you don't know what they are, or perhaps want to see if I'm insane yet!
So- ask away!

Subject: Re: Ask Hawk About: Cthulhu

Written By: ladybug316 on 12/12/07 at 8:46 am

Alrighty, I'll bite!  What the hell are "Cthulhu" and "H.P. Lovecraft"?

Subject: Re: Ask Hawk About: Cthulhu

Written By: snozberries on 12/12/07 at 11:58 am


Alrighty, I'll bite!  What the hell are "Cthulhu" and "H.P. Lovecraft"?


and how the hell do you pronounce "Cthulhu"

Subject: Re: Ask Hawk About: Cthulhu

Written By: danootaandme on 12/12/07 at 2:57 pm

Lovecraft is a premier horror writer.  I still look over my shoulder when walking in the North End of Boston or in Providence, Rhode Island, all because of Cthulu

Subject: Re: Ask Hawk About: Cthulhu

Written By: Midas on 12/12/07 at 3:30 pm

So, are you insane yet?  :D

Subject: Re: Ask Hawk About: Cthulhu

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 12/12/07 at 7:29 pm


Alrighty, I'll bite!  What the hell are "Cthulhu" and "H.P. Lovecraft"?


H(oward) P(hillips) Lovecraft was a "Gothic" horror write who died in 1937.
He lived in Providence, RI, and New York, primarily.
He created his famous "Cthulhu Mythos" roughly around 1910.
In a nutshell-

Great Cthulhu is one of a malevolent race, called "The Great Old Ones", who ruled various points of the universe millions of years ago, and them many of them were banished either to the deepest reaches of space, or on Earth. In Cthulhu's case, he was banished to a sunken city called "R'lyeh", rumored to be either in the Devil's Triangle, or in the Bermuda Triangle.
Roughly once every 500 years, R'lyeh rises, and the human cults of Cthulhu worship him, attempting to restore a gate to the waking world, for Dread Cthulhu to return and rule.


and how the hell do you pronounce "Cthulhu"


Pronounced "kuh-THOO-loo"

Subject: Re: Ask Hawk About: Cthulhu

Written By: Foo Bar on 12/13/07 at 8:53 pm

Cthulhu loves me, this I know.
'Cause the High Priest tells me so.
He's my lord, all dank and wet.
He won't eat me, not just yet!

So anyways, why isn't Cthulhu running for President?  After all, everyone says they're tired of voting for the lesser of two evils...

Subject: Re: Ask Hawk About: Cthulhu

Written By: Rice_Cube on 12/13/07 at 9:00 pm


Cthulhu loves me, this I know.
'Cause the High Priest tells me so.
He's my lord, all dank and wet.
He won't eat me, not just yet!

So anyways, why isn't Cthulhu running for President?  After all, everyone says they're tired of voting for the lesser of two evils...


http://images.wikia.com/uncyclopedia/images/5/59/Cthulhu-elections.gif

Subject: Re: Ask Hawk About: Cthulhu

Written By: Foo Bar on 12/13/07 at 10:04 pm

That's what I'm talkin' about!  Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn and I vote!

Subject: Re: Ask Hawk About: Cthulhu

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 12/14/07 at 3:23 am


So, are you insane yet?  :D


Not yet, but I have, on occasion, watched a bunny disappear in the local Jewish cemetery.
What made it strange is that the bunny was singing "Comfortably Numb".


Cthulhu loves me, this I know.
'Cause the High Priest tells me so.
He's my lord, all dank and wet.
He won't eat me, not just yet!

So anyways, why isn't Cthulhu running for President?  After all, everyone says they're tired of voting for the lesser of two evils...


Apparently, Congress refuses to acknowledge the Elder Party.
Also- they don't like the thought of the President having the power to drive the nation insane...they reserve that for themselves!

Subject: Re: Ask Hawk About: Cthulhu

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 12/14/07 at 3:29 am

Have you ever played or looked at the Cthulhu roleplaying game?  How close does it come to the book?  What about the movie Necronomicon from 1993?  It was pretty gory and somewhat cheesy, did it have much basis of the stories as they were written?  I'm more of a Edgar Allen Poe fan myself.

Subject: Re: Ask Hawk About: Cthulhu

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 12/14/07 at 3:49 am


Have you ever played or looked at the Cthulhu roleplaying game?  How close does it come to the book?  What about the movie Necronomicon from 1993?  It was pretty gory and somewhat cheesy, did it have much basis of the stories as they were written?  I'm more of a Edgar Allen Poe fan myself. 


I own the "Call Of Cthulhu" RPG book, 3rd Ed.- Chaosium.
I like it, because you're playing in the 1920s, in which most of the stories were happening.
WOTC (Wizards Of the Coast) screwed it up so badly!
(I also own two playing modules- Terror From the Stars, & Fragments Of Fear.)

As for Lovecraftian movies:

-Necronomicon: Yes, the gore and cheese factor were there, but besides that, they did a halfway OK job with the stories "Cool Air" and "The Rats On the Walls" (the first tale). Condensed and somewhat modernized, but halfway OK.

Films which come a bit closer to the mark, and that I would recommend:

-The Dunwich Horror (cheesy for the '60s, but fairly accurate on the storyline...except what happens to Wilbur Whateley in the end.)

-Re-Animator (again, more modernized than I like, but Jeffrey Combs does a good job of portraying the arrogant-yet-crazed-yet-genius Herbert West. He just should've dyed his hair platinum- in the story, West is called "a towheaded little freak".)

-The Haunted Palace (good Vincent Price film, based loosely off of "The Case Of Charles Dexter Ward".)

-Dagon (a bit closer to the mark, and it mixes two stories into one tale: "The Shadow Over Innsmouth" and "Dagon".)

Subject: Re: Ask Hawk About: Cthulhu

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 12/14/07 at 3:51 am


Also- they don't like the thought of the President having the power to drive the nation insane...


You mean we don't have that already???  ??? ;D

Subject: Re: Ask Hawk About: Cthulhu

Written By: Howard on 12/14/07 at 6:28 am


http://images.wikia.com/uncyclopedia/images/5/59/Cthulhu-elections.gif


That image reminds of a Pac Man goblin. :o

Subject: Re: Ask Hawk About: Cthulhu

Written By: Midas on 12/14/07 at 10:15 am


That image reminds of a Pac Man goblin. :o


That kinda looks like Hulk Hogan...dontcha think...brother?    :D

Subject: Re: Ask Hawk About: Cthulhu

Written By: Foo Bar on 12/14/07 at 11:46 pm


That image reminds of a Pac Man goblin. :o


The most merciful thing in the Universe, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate its contents.  And you had to mention Pac-Man in a Cthulhu thread.  I knew there was a reason why they only dared to show the Pac-Man ghosts naked in 320x240 resolution in a 1980s video game.  Why Pac-Man could travel right through Blinky, but only if the angles were right.  Why Buckner and Garcia spoke of a fever, a fever that was driving them crazy, and now... thanks to you, now the horror of that realization is loosed upon the world...

Subject: Re: Ask Hawk About: Cthulhu

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 12/15/07 at 4:21 am

Pac-Man goblins...= Hounds of Tindalos?

Meaning: Pac-Man = Frank Belknap Long?

-And if "Pac-Man Fever" relates to this, then that must mean the song "Do the Donkey Kong" relates to....

*shudder* The horror!

Subject: Re: Ask Hawk About: Cthulhu

Written By: Howard on 12/15/07 at 6:22 am


That kinda looks like Hulk Hogan...dontcha think...brother?    :D


Not in the least bit. ::)

Subject: Re: Ask Hawk About: Cthulhu

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 12/15/07 at 2:40 pm


Not in the least bit. ::)


Howard kinda reminds me of someone in a Lovecraft novel.

Subject: Re: Ask Hawk About: Cthulhu

Written By: Howard on 12/15/07 at 7:22 pm


Howard kinda reminds me of someone in a Lovecraft novel.


Ooh which one?

Subject: Re: Ask Hawk About: Cthulhu

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 12/16/07 at 4:38 am


Ooh which one?


In looks- probably Randolph Carter.

Carter was an inventive dreamer, born of a wealthy shipbuilding family.
However, he was questioned following the disappearance of his friend/colleague, Harley Warren.

-Details of this tale are found in "The Statement of Randolph Carter".

Subject: Re: Ask Hawk About: Cthulhu

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 01/02/08 at 7:18 am

I understand that Dread Cthulhu is indeed tossing in his hat, for the White House!
While he has yet to annouce his running mate, rumor has it that his hated brother Hastur (aka "He Who Must Not Be Named) is retaliating, by running for the Republicans!

Subject: Re: Ask Hawk About: Cthulhu

Written By: Davester on 06/12/11 at 10:33 pm



Great Cthulhu is one of a malevolent race, called "The Great Old Ones", who ruled various points of the universe millions of years ago, and them many of them were banished either to the deepest reaches of space, or on Earth. In Cthulhu's case, he was banished to a sunken city called "R'lyeh", rumored to be either in the Devil's Triangle, or in the Bermuda Triangle.
Roughly once every 500 years, R'lyeh rises, and the human cults of Cthulhu worship him, attempting to restore a gate to the waking world, for Dread Cthulhu to return and rule.



  Dangit, that would suck...

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