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Iä! Cthugha fhtagn!

If you've been watching the news lately you may have seen this photograph of the newly-discovered planet orbiting the star Fomalhaut. You may even have noticed that the cloud of dust around the star resembles the Eye of Sauron:

As a foulness ye shall know them

However, far more worrying is the fact that - as students of the Cthulhu Mythos are well aware - Fomalhaut is also the home to the Great Old One Cthugha, Lord of Fire. Trapped here for long aeons, Cthugha waits patiently. It dreams of the day when It will once again be free to rampage and delight in freedom and burn down the universe in a orgy of divine madness.

And now, we're peeping in through the windows of Its home. And just maybe, Cthugha is peeping back.

We've got Its attention now. It knows where we live. So it's only a matter of time now...

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Posted by: petzipellepingo (petzipellepingo)
Posted at: 15th November 2008 15:12 (UTC)
cthulhu by jadeblood

By golly you're right! I hope Hellboy saves us.

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 15th November 2008 15:21 (UTC)

Maybe Cthugha will go back to sleep for a few millennia and give us time to escape Earth...

Posted by: Randall Randall (randallsquared)
Posted at: 15th November 2008 17:40 (UTC)

Unfortunately, Hellboy has taken up a position as the leader of the Sons of Anarchy, and has to deal with keepin' his club together.

Posted by: fix me, motherfucker! i'm standing right here. (immortality)
Posted at: 15th November 2008 15:14 (UTC)
[tinman] a/dg | almost loved you once

Well, it's certainly an interesting design.

Although, the first time I looked at the picture I thought to myself, Maybe the Black Moon Clan does exist! /lame

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 15th November 2008 15:20 (UTC)

The who now? (*knows nothing about Sailor Moon*)

I keep looking at the picture and thinking that it's about to blink. A good idea for an animated avatar... :-)

Posted by: fix me, motherfucker! i'm standing right here. (immortality)
Posted at: 15th November 2008 15:24 (UTC)
[repo] marni | and lay me to sleep

They're just a "family" in the future who want to go back and destroy the past (and thus fuck up the future, you know how it goes). They're kind of really insane and their leader is actually a planet himself and it looks a lot like the newly discovered one.

That would actually be an awesome animated .gif, not going to lie.

Posted by: Barb (rahirah)
Posted at: 15th November 2008 15:25 (UTC)

Have you subtracted a sanity point yet?

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 15th November 2008 15:45 (UTC)

I made my SAN roll. :-)

Posted by: Beer Good (beer_good_foamy)
Posted at: 15th November 2008 15:26 (UTC)
Illyria

You're probably right, but on the other hand, the Great Old Ones aren't as dangerous as they used to be in our post-modern world. In fact, they're kind of cute.

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 15th November 2008 15:47 (UTC)

My mother once knitted me a 20cm-high stuffed Cthulhu out of green and blue wool. This is absolutely true. :-)

Posted by: mr_waterproof (mr_waterproof)
Posted at: 16th November 2008 11:18 (UTC)

I can vouch for this. I also once saw some plush Cthulhu toys in the window of a comics shop in York (the shop was shut at the time, otherwise I might have bought you one).

Posted by: Beer Good (beer_good_foamy)
Posted at: 16th November 2008 13:03 (UTC)

That's impressive. So if your mother is working to restore the Great Old Ones, what does that make you? :-)

I own a plush Cthulhu. He sits on top of my TV to remind me of its malicious, yet alluring nature. (For important historical reasons, there's also a penguin on top of my TV.)

Posted by: none of the above (frogfarm)
Posted at: 15th November 2008 15:40 (UTC)

Once again I show myself to be on the cutting edge of the zeitgeist. Of course, Great Old Ones never go out of style.

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 15th November 2008 15:48 (UTC)

Of course; Great Old Ones are timeless. And they go with anything. :-)

Posted by: Mrs Darcy (elisi)
Posted at: 15th November 2008 15:55 (UTC)
Master - good by charmax

That last tag *is* a shout-out to The Simpsons, right?

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 15th November 2008 16:06 (UTC)

Indirectly. I didn't actually realise that's where it originated, although I've heard it used in plenty of other web fora before.

And if you were wondering, the word "overlords" was cut out of the tag-as-written due to character count limitations. :-)

Posted by: Mrs Darcy (elisi)
Posted at: 15th November 2008 18:33 (UTC)
Fannish Inquisition by scarah2

I didn't actually realise that's where it originated
Here is the relevant clip. (Background story: Homer becomes an astronaut, and onboard there is an ant colony (science study, you know the deal). Homer, of course, at ends up breaking the glass cage the ants are in, just before the live video feed back to earth kicks in...)

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 15th November 2008 18:56 (UTC)

And you learn something new every day. :-)
Thanks!

Posted by: candleanfeather (candleanfeather)
Posted at: 15th November 2008 18:00 (UTC)

Eeeek. Scampers to wake the Great Nyarlathotep up!

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 15th November 2008 18:54 (UTC)

That won't help, you know...

Posted by: flake_sake (flake_sake)
Posted at: 15th November 2008 19:03 (UTC)
Cthulhu

That's kind of disturbing....and cool. Another sanity point well gone.

Edited at 2008-11-15 19:04 (UTC)

Posted by: I write tragedies, not sins (mabus101)
Posted at: 15th November 2008 21:11 (UTC)

If it makes you feel any better, it also looks kinda like the single eye of Marvel Comics' Fomalhauti, who otherwise look something like amoebas.

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