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Ok I give up what the hell is a cthulhu? [spelling corrected by admin out of fear]

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Luis S, Aug 4, 2002.

  1. Luis S

    Luis S Well-Known Member

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    Ive seen this pop up on the forum a few times.What is it?Its driving me nuts wondering whats so funny about this?Please help me understand!

    Luis S
     
  2. Alex Spindler

    Alex Spindler Well-Known Member

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    This is going to be a very, very fun thread.
    Start here
     
  3. Blaine Skerry

    Blaine Skerry Well-Known Member

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    Cthulhu is the creation of writer Howard Phillips Lovecraft. Try doing a "Google" search or, better still, solicit information from the HTF's resident expert, Julie K. I'm guessing what she doesn't know about Lovecraft probably ain't worth knowing.
     
  4. Dome Vongvises

    Dome Vongvises Well-Known Member

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    Cthulu is a creature stuck in my basement. He likes Pad Thai and young virgins. End of story.
    [​IMG]
     
  5. Rex Bachmann

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    Luis S wrote:
     
  6. Luis S

    Luis S Well-Known Member

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    Wow,I dont wanna offend anybody.But after following the links you guys provided and reading into it, that has to be the corniest damn creation ever![​IMG] I mean really,head of an octopuss,scaly skin,an appearance that drives people mad?With laughter maybe.Is this thing a popular book?I even found some "official cults" For this thing! I was wondering what this thing was cause of all the references Ive seen on the internet.I must say this is as silly as that whole "all your base are belong to us" thing from way back.Have to admit though it would probably make for a fun sci-fi B movie![​IMG] Has there been one made?Thanks for your help everybody this "Cthulhu" was driving me insane![​IMG]
     
  7. Kenneth

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    Well, the Cthulhu Mythos is sort of an aquired taste [​IMG] The movie adaptations of the materials to date have been pretty dismal too. Although Sandra Dee does give a "moving" performance in "The Dunwich Horror". The Cthulhu fans might get a kick out of this link:
    http://penny-arcade.com/view.php3?date=2002-06-28&res=l
    Cheers,
    Kenneth
     
  8. Julie K

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  9. Julie K

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    One can hardly go any distance these days without finding Cthulhu in an online comic strip. One of my favorites is the User Friendly strip where Cthulhu is a semi-regular character. He makes his first appearance here and wrestles with the question of plush doll versions of himself here and here.
     
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    Favorite t-shirts seen:
    "Cthulhu Brand Tequila: This time, the worm eats YOU"
    "Vote Cthulhu: Why settle for the lesser evil?"
    [​IMG]
     
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    I love Lovecrafts works! I'm reading Lurker at the Threshold for the 3rd time currently lol. Anyone know much information about the link to the Metallica song, Call of The Ktulu? I heard it was inspired by the book, but spelled differently due to copyright reasons. Also, anyone seen the movie "Cthulu Mansion"? Not bad, but pretty low budget.
     
  13. Julie K

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  14. Scott Van Dyke

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    The name of the song is "Call of Ktulu". Not "Call of the Ktulu".
    In my opinion, the greatest song from Metallica-of-old.
     
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    The Thing That Should Not Be is another Metallica song
    inspired by Lovecraft/Chtulu.

    Messenger of fear in sight
    Dark deception kills the light

    Hybrid children watch the sea
    Pray for Father, roaming free

    Fearless wretch
    insanity
    He watches
    lurking beneath the sea
    great Old One
    forbidden site
    He searches
    Hunter of the shadows is rising
    immortal
    in madness You dwell

    Crawling chaos, underground
    cult has summoned, twisted sound

    Out from ruins once possessed
    fallen city, living death

    Fearless wretch
    insanity
    He watches
    lurking beneath the sea
    Timeless sleep
    has been upset
    He awakens
    Hunter of the shadows is rising
    immortal
    in madness You dwell

    Not dead which eternal lie
    stranger eons Death may die

    Drain you of your sanity
    face The Thing That Should Not Be
     
  18. John Spencer

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    For what it's worth, the recent film Dagon was a pretty damned entertaining rendition of 'The Shadow Over Innsmouth', even if the title was a bit misleading.
     
  19. Julie K

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    Yes, I really enjoyed Dagon. It's the best Lovecraft adaptation yet and a damn fine horror movie as well.
    BTW, here's a large list of Cthulhu/Lovecraft related songs and bands. The site, hplovecraft.com, is a great resource for all things Lovecraftian.
     
  20. Luis S

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    Hey Julie,spoken like a true fan![​IMG] I figured I might get a response like that from someone,but like I said I didnt mean to offend any fans.I'm not trying to put down all his writing,but to me this one is just plain silly.If your going to write about something that "represents a blind, meaningless universe in which the cares and concerns of humankind mean nothing." For crying out loud give me something that doesnt look like it came from a bad sea monster movie [​IMG] If you like it fine,but I was unimpressed after reading about it,but there were a few things that did catch my interest.Although I feel this way I'd be glad if someone could give recomendations on his other works that might interest me.Sorry if my comments bothered you Julie but you know what they say about opinions [​IMG] (Oh and for the record my school would have been lucky to have a decent art program let alone a "Campus Crusade for Cthulhu" [​IMG] unfortunate I know )
    Thanks for replying everyone!
     

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