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ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn

Life is a great surprise. I do not see why death should not be an even greater one.

Vladimir Nabokov (1899–1977), Russian-born U.S. novelist, poet, and critic. Pale Fire “Commentary”.

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Written by cthulhu

May 11, 2007 at 12:19 am

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  1. Man you get the prize for the Most Macabre Blog I’ve come across yet! Was a great fan of H.P. Lovecraft in my youth, so I dig the Chthuluspeak. Fact is, there was a (thankfully brief) period in my life when I absolutely KNEW I was once the entity known as Chthulu or Ktolo… ah but that was aeons ago! Thanks for restimulating a few bits of residual genetic memory :-) BTW I really like that dancing gasmasked figure on your profile page – is that you??? Ever heard of Dom Van Vliet aka Captain Beefheart? Or the Bonzo Dog Trouser Experience? Cheers, bro.

    Antares

    May 13, 2007 at 9:02 pm

  2. Only the off world spatial (the del.icio.us links and other feeds) is considered macabre in this land of HC SVNT DRACONES. The realm itself is nothing more but a sanctum of unforgotten elder god – asleep in narcosis. Antares, you as self proclaimed:

    eclectic autodidact, pendragon-in-exile, and retired deity

    You are welcome to rekindle and reminisce of past triumph and tragedy here. Ichor and ambrosia is hardly in stock however, taking into account the state of the opiated masses nowadays to the recreation of electron stimuli instead of replenishing the altar of divinity. Do come and visit the dungeon; don’t forget the immobilis enchantment, there’s something lurking down there. I didn’t quite have the time to do the spring cleaning just yet.

    That avatar you spoken of is not of my essence, ephemeral in nature, to gratify the gas mask fetishism. I nicked it from the collected work of Chad Michael Ward. I’m quite chuffed with what the pseudo animated avatar manage to portray – morbid and sanguine.

    I correlated the metadata of said products and distinguish it merit in the musical and artwork venue but didn’t have the excess intellectuality to acquired the sensation of these materials. In retrospect, I heard about them from kakiseni.com. I think.

    I enjoy the ululation of the worshippers and the artwork of Zdzisław Beksiński. The flickering image of this and this flickrites.

    TANAH TUJUH ~ Close Encounters with the Temuan Mythos seem enticing too, as exciting as the Cthulhu Mythos perhaps.

    Congrats with the book publishing. Props to the wonderful collection of journals and writings in your blog.

    cthulhu

    May 14, 2007 at 1:11 am

  3. hi. i appreciate that you link me on you weblog. i would appreciate it even more if you remove my name (and my father’s) – which i do not use on my online log – from the link that leads to it on your Yog-Sothoth page as soon as possible. i am sure you understand why i’m asking this. i delve into the risque and i need some cover, however minimal, from potential flames. thanks.

    ida man

    June 26, 2007 at 4:06 pm

  4. My Lord Yog-Sothoth (’Umr at-Tawil) wouldn’t be pleased and I want to stay in the good graces of the Lord (Yaji Ash-Shuthath). The Keeper of the Hyperlink needs to be appeased with this inconvenient selfish entreaty of yours.

    Human sacrifice is hard to come by, and I’m out of ichor and ambrosia.
    You delve into the risqué you say? An orgy would be enough to compensate for the former and latter scarcity.

    Ritual commences tomorrow, my place. Bring the Burgundy — my vials of fresh blood supply runs low, need something for the illusion of sanguine saturnalia.

    Be in less cover and be minimal, and there’s a potential (pyrogenic) flame. Thanks.

    Only then, all traces of Idaman to University of Southern California (USC) and the name Idah Mansor will be no more. Amen.

    EDIT: Change of venue. Your place. It reeks of eroticism.

    cthulhu

    June 27, 2007 at 1:25 am

  5. Hello sir,

    What is the point of hiding my name on the links page if you put it up in your reply lah?

    idaman

    September 23, 2007 at 4:22 am

  6. oh, ok.

    cthulhu

    November 19, 2007 at 8:53 pm

  7. Hello there,

    Shoggath Old Peculiar by Neil Gaiman led me to H.P Lovecraft. You should read that story.

    Thanks for highlighting the Natasha Hudson plagiarism issue in your blog. Appreciate the gesture.

    Spread the love.

    Jannah

    January 19, 2008 at 11:14 pm

  8. The protoplasmic old god Shoggoth didn’t really like his ancient name being capitalised as an ale in Neil Gaiman’s “Shoggoth’s Old Peculiar”.

    “I Cthulhu” on the other hand(s), is smashingly written (I love you Neil Gaiman!).

    Miss Natasha Hudson should do the Shub-Niggurath later…with a thousand young of plagiarised poetry.

    The jealous God(s), listen.

    cthulhu

    January 20, 2008 at 7:12 pm

  9. Hey you. Something is bothering me. Need you to email me when you have the time. Pertaining to Nuffnangs. And its trackback community device.

    Jannah

    April 7, 2008 at 11:38 pm

  10. Should have make the link(s) in Nuffnang to Goatse.cx or 2 Girls 1 Cup.

    Shocking!

    cthulhu

    April 11, 2008 at 5:46 pm

  11. hi, thanks for the link to my writing blog, but please remove my real name. I’d really appreciate it! thanks again.

    dizzy

    May 6, 2008 at 4:17 pm

  12. That’s your real name? O.o

    j/k

    cthulhu

    May 6, 2008 at 10:16 pm

  13. yes it is, and that’s my real name in the tags of the post too. #ninja

    dizzy

    May 7, 2008 at 6:07 pm

  14. Nom de plume, it isn’t. Fix that.

    Dig Bugis (urban sea gypsies). Melancholic.

    #pirate

    cthulhu

    May 8, 2008 at 1:07 am

  15. Dear Sir / Modom

    I sea your web site .
    I want to educate in underwater engineer .
    I am a diver and i have 4 star licence in C.M.A.S and i have the mathematic diploma .
    I do offshore and i dive with Surface supplied sistem .
    I am 19 and i can speak English well .
    Please tell me what i can do .

    THanks and Best Regards

    Vahid

    vahid

    May 8, 2008 at 1:05 pm

  16. Sorry, I’m not the best person to give advice about your future in maritime / offshore engineering. But here’s an idea:

    If you’re into subsea engineering, do acquired the TWI Training for Underwater courses: CSWIP 3.1U- NDT Inspection Diver, CSWIP 3.2U – NDT Inspection Diver, CSWIP 3.3U – ROV Inspector or CSWIP 3.4U – Underwater Inspection Controller.

    If you’re into higher education, go for Pipeline Engineering. And later on take the American Petroleum Institute (API) Piping Inspections course.

    Cheers!

    P.S.: Do brush up your written English, and I don’t think there’s 4 Star rating in CMAS (Confédération Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiques) diving system. It stop at 3 Star (Supervisor).

    cthulhu

    May 9, 2008 at 12:35 am

  17. I am requesting permission to use the photo on your blog under the heading “Répète” with a woman’s hand cupped nehind her left ear. Do you own the rights to this photo?

    The photo would be used for a campus leaflet in New Hampsire. Printing less than 100.

    I can email a portable data file of layout if you respond with a valid email address.

    Thank you for your consideration.

    Jeff

    August 1, 2008 at 4:44 am

  18. I’m sorry, I don’t. I think it’s New York Times’s.

    cthulhu

    August 2, 2008 at 6:11 am

  19. This is Alex Dobbs….

    I’ve been looking for your number cause I want to invite you to my BBQ coming up and also…. I finally watched that thing you made that you told me to watch like 5 months ago and I have to say… I love it…

    tip of the hat to you.

    I know you have my number still so you should give me a call… and if you don’t its on my website… on the resume part… but don’t look at my sit to much because I’m afraid of you making fun of me…
    I like it when you make fun of me… a little… but I am a little sensitive about my work…. I admit its not super impressive from a technical stand point…. and some other stand points…

    anyways… I don’t know what happened to your number… I had it and now I don’t for some insane reason or another….

    and its not like I didn’t call you for a long time for any other reason than I admit I really don’t leave my house very much… and lately even less… its partly a social thing mixed with money problems… I’ll explain later…

    but I’m having a party… its the only way I can justify having a back yard…

    ok…… laters.

    Alex Dobbs

    December 13, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    • 5 months ago I’m far away from home, barely connected with the outside world, save for the satellite phone. Oh, I’m a vegan anyway…

      cthulhu

      January 8, 2009 at 11:06 pm

  20. I can’t remember how I stumbled into your blog. Trying to figure out who you are. Damn.

    Khairul Nizam Lamin

    April 13, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    • Twitter @daftsavant? I did leave a comment on your flickr @fez sometimes ago — the China tour (fantastic iPhone shot).

      cthulhu

      April 14, 2010 at 4:01 am

  21. Hello! I just wanted to ask you for permission to use your kickass Yog-Sothoth image on Wikipedia. I’m assuming you drew it, no? If not, could you tell me who did? As it stands, Yog-Sothoth doesn’t have an image on Wikipedia, and he is the last main Outer God to not have one.

    I need your permission to use it though, since don’t know what “license” your art has, if it has one at all.

    So how about it, cthulhu?

    Iä! Iä! ;D

    webspidrman

    June 29, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    • For the love of the Elder Gods. I wish I knew. It’s been aeon since I uploaded it from the astral dimension.

      I hope this pissant search engine of http://www.tineye.com could help in your quest.

      http://bit.ly/Yog-Sothoth

      Hark and listen, to search for The Key and the Gate is equal to searching for light in the spectral brilliance of the universe.

      cthulhu

      June 29, 2010 at 10:55 pm

  22. So true. But i guess i have to try and look anyway. :P
    Thanks for all your help, cthulhu. :)

    Yog-Sothoth is definitely my favorite Outer God, just because he is so wise and powerful but also generally chill. He isn’t a desire-less, mindless god like Azathoth, but he isn’t an unfathomable destroyer like Cthulhu either. He just does stuff every once in awhile, like impregnating some woman on some random planet, or offering someone the answer to any question, and no consistent intention can be ascribed to his actions. He is truly neither good nor evil, and the quintessence of a being beyond the human concepts of intention, morality, and reason. So, yeah you could say i’m a fan.

    At least worshiping him i won’t be made to marry a Deep One (Father Dagon and Mother Hydra), be destroyed (Cthulhu), or become an insane slave (Nyarlathotep), a zombie (Glaaki), or a transmogrified human goat monster (Shub-Niggurath). Plus, his appearance is so weird, it’s awesome. He’s not really hideous, he’s just really eldritch, and therefore awesome, not that i would attempt to see him face to face. Lol
    Well, i’m finished with my adulation.
    Yay for Yog-Sothothery! XD

    If you learn anything new about the image, feel free to let me know. Thanks again!

    webspidrman

    June 30, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    • I’m impress with your eldritch knowledge — very much summarize the gods of Cthulhu Mythos.

      I thought I found this image in Necronomicon. Alas, it’s not — or my soul is damned!

      It’s from H.P. Lovecraft’s The Haunter of the Dark and Other Grotesque Visions (Introduction and ‘The Great Old Ones’ by Alan Moore, art by John Coulthart) Published 2006

      Yes, Alan Moore! I wish I’ve that book (and Necronomicon, binded with human skin and written with human blood).

      The miasmic rendered illustration is by John Coulthart. Hope that answer your quest :)

      cthulhu

      June 30, 2010 at 4:38 pm

  23. Thanks again, cthulhu! Would you believe that i found that out right before you posted that message? Ah well. Actually, it’s Alan Moore that made the illustration, but it was featured in John Coulthart’s book.

    You know, i never realized that Alan Moore was into the Cthulhu Mythos. You know who else if a big fan? Guillermo del Toro. Also, Stephen King has written some fiction for it apparently. It’s funny how the Mythos has such a huge underground following but it hasn’t made it into popular culture yet. Perhaps that’s a good thing though, since a Hollywood movie would probably stink, like the Cthulhu movie stinks apparently (i don’t plan to see it but i hear it’s very bad). Also, it helps ensure that additions to he Mythos are made by deeply invested fans and are high quality. Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth the videogame is pretty good, but it is very glitchy. The sequel Call of Cthulhu: Destiny’s End, which is based upon At the Mountains of Madness, looked very well done, but the company making it, Headfirst Productions, went bankrupt before it was finished. :P

    Maybe someday a book worthy of the name ‘Necronomicon’ shall surface. Currently all of the books published that are named such are missing most of the information the Necronomicon is reputed to possess.

    webspidrman

    June 30, 2010 at 6:02 pm

  24. If i may, what dost thou think of the Elder Gods, particularly Yad-Thaddag, who bears an uncanny resemblence to our Lord Yog-Sothoth?

    webspidrman

    June 30, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    • Blasphemy!

      I only pay my respect to the Outer God and the Great Old Ones.

      But.

      For academia sake…one is benevolent and the other malevolent. I always stick with the latter (Ia Yog-Sothoth!).

      I think Alan Moore is more of a writer than an illustrator; looking at his past work. And as a worshiper of Glycon (Snake God) — he’s not someone to be tempted with the other Elder God. Neil Gaiman’s dreamworld did touch a bit of the Cthulhu Mythos, and so did Warren Ellis’ writings in several graphic novels — albeit a short one.

      The movie is horrible, and I concur, Hollywood should stay clear of the Mythos — but a cameo would be something of an Easter Egg to us fan (or fanatics).

      In popular culture on the Internet I prefer this webcomics Unspeakable Vault than The Misadventures of Hello Cthulhu — I’ll invoke HASTUR for that contempt!

      Hastur! Hastur! Hast…oh, oh.

      cthulhu

      June 30, 2010 at 9:33 pm

  25. Yes, Alan Moore is generally better known as a writer than illustrator. However, i looked up the image on John Coulhart’s website and he credited it to Alan Moore, so i’m fairly certain he made it.

    By the way, i successfully uploaded the image to Wikipedia with all the needed information and now it adorns the great Yog-Sothoth’s article!

    Iä! :D

    Alan Moore claims to be a worshiper of Glycon? I wonder if that mysterious snake god is not really Yig. After all, Yig is said to be the deity behind the all the legends of snake gods on Earth. (According to some sources, he may even be Shub-Niggurath’s “mate”. >_> )

    I usually like to think of Yad-Thaddaq as being benevolent to humanity but Yog-Sothoth as being beyond good and evil, rather than malevolent. Yad-Thaddaq may even be an aspect of Yog-Sothoth. As the wise Yog-Sothoth once said, all beings are really aspects of greater beings, including ourselves.

    Also, as a whole, i am partial to the interpretation that the Elder Gods and their Great Old One enemies (i believe the interpretation that the Outer Gods such as Azathoth and Yog-Sothoth are not among their enemies, although aspects of them may be) as being locked in an ancient conflict, but that neither group on the whole is technically good or bad, since their motives are beyond our understanding. After all, a bunch of the Elder Gods served as pharaohs in Ancient Egypt, and the pharaohs weren’t necessarily the nicest rulers. The Elder Gods’ interests merely coincide with humanity’s usually, while those of their enemies like Cthulhu don’t, and some Great Old Ones are part of neither group.

    Hello Cthulhu makes me laugh out loud. XD

    webspidrman

    July 1, 2010 at 1:19 am

    • I admire Bast (Goddess of Cats) amongst the Elder Gods. This slimy tentacles of mine have a tender spot for feline creature. As beautiful as the she-devil that I knew — who purrs and mews in delight. Well, enough adoration of the felicity creature and we go back to the nonexistent feud amongst the Gods.

      The only conflicts they’re amused at is the conflicts amongst their worshipper — the zealots and the fanatics. Looking at Semitic god(s) or god — “they” much prefer to transgressed the border of humility and humanity in the name of God.

      Sometimes I wish Shub-Niggurath (The Black Goat of the Woods with a Thousand Young) would eat them all *evil laugh*

      If you’re into twitter. This Warren Ellis link might gives you a laugh: THE TWEET OF TWITHULHU.

      cthulhu

      July 2, 2010 at 12:42 am

  26. Just checking on you, old pal. Glad to note your absolutely unique blog is still up and running. What a fascinating mind… simply astounding! :-)

    Antares

    March 7, 2012 at 12:34 am

    • Thanks for checking on me. Like the Great Cthulhu, I lies dreaming.

      cthulhu

      March 7, 2012 at 12:56 am


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