Sunday, January 15, 2012

Decay Spreads Over the Tottering Kiddies

The Bastard had a post on Cthulhu-related program activities. As you may know, The Lovely Daughter likes funny words and therefore the Cthulhu mythos cracks her up.

For instance:



Undeniable laffs. But it's not new to her: she's been through the bookshelves and pored over this with its Cthulhu section, which is her style as she likes lists of things more than stories. Not that there isn't some terror involved; over the last year she's been talking about horror stories and bought a version of Frankenstein. So over Christmas we fiddled with a Cthulhu game and this morning after I told her about reading The Call of Cthulhu she wanted to look up more stuff and we found this:



His voice is wiggly enough to convince me this is authentic folk music, gosh darn it, and the "noggin" rhyme is good.

A note to parents: Shub-Niggurath might be a funny-looking name but it is not funny-sounding when uttered out of the blue among people who don't know what you're talking about.



Geez, that Metallica thingie could have used a little Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn so here it is again for remix purposes:



SOMEWHAT RELATED UPDATE:

Via an unlinkable comment from BigHank53 at alicublog:



In her house at Galt's Gulch dead Ayn Rand waits dreaming.

11 comments:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Here's a shout-out for Yog-Sothoth.
~

vacuumslayer said...

I WANT those see-through cards. They are so cool.

And, it's funny, but the Metallica/Pronunciation mash-up works beautifully!

BTW, I got tired of staring dumbly at the word "Cthulhu," so I went and found this. I actually think this whole video series is a great idea.

Anyway, if Little McGravitas likes funny-sounding words, i can see why Cthulhu would amuse.

Substance McGravitas said...

The game is very playable and fun, especially when you get choked about having your characters rescued from demonic consumption. The Cthulhu version is a variation on a basic game with more of an Edward Gorey style. It's better for awful people who are unfamiliar with Lovecraft.

vacuumslayer said...

I have never denied being awful, she said with a shit-eating grin on her face.

And Gloom? You've been pinned!

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Ayn Rand: Through decades of idiotic television, America has been bred to have a bottomless appetite for irredeemable stupidity.

It explains the Republican Party, also.

vacuumslayer said...

thudner will ahem me

vacuumslayer said...

Also this

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

I always think of a different Plasticland.

vacuumslayer said...

w/v is "nessi." So THIS is where she's been hiding!

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

But it's not new to her: she's been through the bookshelves and pored over this with its Cthulhu section

That book's probably worth a fortune- more than a copy of De Vermis Misteriis. Erol Otus' artwork is trippy as hell!

Are you familiar with Pokethulhu?

In her house at Galt's Gulch dead Ayn Rand waits dreaming.

That is not dead which can forever go Galt,
And if you lose your job, it's not my fault.

Needs work...

Substance McGravitas said...

Are you familiar with Pokethulhu?

I think I've seen that somewhere, but The Lovely Daughter is somewhat disturbed by it.