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Old 11-11-2009, 08:56 AM   #1531
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Oh, I'd heard of Cthulhu before then. He was a funny joke for my group of friends at least as far back as high school (1997ish.) Maybe it's less that the meme itself came out of nowhere, and more that the group of people who had already attached to it came of age and started posting crap on the internet.
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Old 11-11-2009, 09:09 AM   #1532
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So I guess just because I hadn't heard of Cthulhu doesn't mean the character was obscure.
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Old 11-11-2009, 09:12 AM   #1533
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Generations re-discover Lovecraft and think he's cool; this generation just happens to be the Internet one.
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Old 11-11-2009, 10:51 AM   #1534
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Well, but it's different, because you have to factor in the irony. Anne Rice is having a little mini-popularity-boost, because of Twilight, all of which is popular with kids who really think vampires are cool and are re-discovering all of it. Cthulhu, on the other hand, is popular with people who think it's funny to fill their baby's mouth with spaghetti and photoshop the eyes to make him look like Cthulhu, not people who are genuinely snuggling up with Lovecraft books and appreciating them.
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Old 11-11-2009, 12:20 PM   #1535
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Cthulu was big with the Role-playing community beest hung around with 20 years ago iirc
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Old 11-11-2009, 12:27 PM   #1536
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I think we found our answer. It was D&D. That explains it all. I'm surprised I wasn't aware of it then.
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Old 11-11-2009, 12:53 PM   #1537
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check for traps, dude.
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Old 11-11-2009, 06:42 PM   #1538
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Looks more like a mind flayer to me.
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Old 11-11-2009, 06:52 PM   #1539
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Old 11-11-2009, 07:14 PM   #1540
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Old 11-11-2009, 08:50 PM   #1541
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LJ to the post-whore thread, stat!
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Old 11-11-2009, 09:07 PM   #1542
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Old 11-12-2009, 06:31 AM   #1543
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I love Cthulu. I like how it sounds. I am a huge Lovecraft fan. I got there partly via the late 80s/early 90s schlock horror films made by the Blue Moon studios (stuff like Reanimator and From Beyond most of which were set in the fictional town of Arkham and often within the hallowed halls of Miskatonic University) and partly from a very old copy of short stories that was in my family's bookcase when i was little. As an insomniac kid I used to be up and about at 2 or 3 am, when the rest of the house was sleeping, stalking the bookshelves and reading Lovecraft or Poe.

I still have a penchant for occasional readings of scary/odd shit during the early hours. It's when ghost stories really should be read. When the rest of the world is sleeping.
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Old 11-12-2009, 09:35 AM   #1544
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How do you pronounce it? (No, not 'it', Cthuluhuhth or whatever it is?)
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Old 11-12-2009, 10:00 AM   #1545
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We need UT's embedded audio file player for this one.
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