Monday, August 20, 2012

Happy Lovecraft Day!

Today, August 20th, is the birthday of Howard Phillips Lovecraft, the creator of the stories that would eventually come to be called the 'Cthulhu Mythos': H.P. Lovecraft Wiki

For no particular reason I decided to pair his most infamous Old One with Vampirilla, Daughter of Drakulon :-)

If you ever get a chance, check out the sit of the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society: http://www.cthulhulives.org/

They have made a couple of excellent films based on Lovecraft's stories: a 'silent movie' version of "Call of Cthulhu', and a 'talkie' of the "Whisperer in the Darkness".

Also, one of the absolute strangest references I have ever seen to the Cthulhu Mythos is in an anime called Haiyore! Nyaruko-san, in which Nyarlathotep is a cute girl, among other strangeness 0_0: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haiyore!_Nyaruko-san

Here is an online version of the first episode for those interested: Episode One

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