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    Sean Daily is an English major from New Jersey now living in Las Vegas, the Other City of Lights. "I consider 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas' to be comfort reading, I like the al pastor tacos at Tacos Mexico and I count among my literary influences the Chainsaw from 'Doom'. 'RRRRRR! You don't like that, do you, Mr. Undead Marine! RRRRRR!'"

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Lovecraftian Horrors

Posted by shanoah on August 21, 2008

You know, Sean, I’m not really sure it’s possible for me to go the way of the narrator of a Lovecraftian story. For one thing, they are all severely lacking in imagination, and end up going crazy when they make a connection I made several pages back.

The sad truth is that Lovecraftian-style stories are often better then actual stories by Lovecraft. I’ve thought about writing one myself before. Not sure I could pull it off, though.

Of course, Sean was raised in New Jersey. With my knowledge of California and his of New Jersey, we might be able to pull off writing about eldritch horrors.

I do recall one day, taking the song “Owner of a Lonely Heart”, and warping it into “Bearer of A Thousand Young”, a song about Shub-Niggurath, the black goat with a thousand young.

And when I find videos like this, it’s a nice reminder that there are other warped and twisted people out there like me:

Oh Cthulhu!!

Christmas and Cthulhu seems to be a common theme, actually, but I’ll save some of the other examples of this for the holidays.

There seems to be a lot of Lovecraftian themed youtube videos, though. This, for example:

Absolutely Cthulhu’s Mood

This is a rather cool mix of Absolutely Bills Mood, by They Might Be Giants, and footage from various horror movies.

Then there’s the just silly:

Shoggoth Shoggoth Shoggoth

I’ll love him and cuddle him and call him Shoggoth..

Then there’s this original piece:

NYARLATHOTEP

From the description:

This collection of chaos began as an experiment between two artists; one visual, and one audio. In this collaboration, the traditional process of filmmaking has been reversed; as the original score was composed first, and the images have been matched to suit the atmosphere of the music.

www.deadhousemusic.com
www.darksidefilms.com

Nice juxtaposition of Hitler, Egyptian imagery, and elder gods. Makes me think of Witchgun a bit, actually…

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