November 18, 2010

Like Everybody throughout the Whole Internet, I am Charmed by the Pictures of Creatures and Figures from the Cthulhu Mythos Drawn by Children


I'm old enough to remember when hardly anyone outside of what seemed to be an elite group of weirdos had the faintest clue as to what the Cthulhu Mythos was, and that wasn't that long ago even in my lifetime, to say nothing of the entire span of years since the stories were written. Now the whole world sees a reference to the Great Race of Yith and smiles knowingly at one another.

On the one hand, I have this feeing that "our side won" in an inadvertent ancillary skirmish in an unwitting battle in some undeclared culture war; yet, on the other, I am aware of a sudden, fated deflation of interest in the whole thing. Funny how that happens.

(Digest article here; full galleries here.)

Posted by Dr. Frank at November 18, 2010 08:47 PM | TrackBack

Solution to the deflated feeling. Go back and re-read The Color out of Space or The Music of Erich Zann or The Shadow over Innsmouth.

The originals are still great. They are still what all the excitement was about. They hold up.

For that matter, I really should listen to The Ramones Leave Home straight through again some day ... .

Posted by: Lexington Green at November 19, 2010 06:23 AM
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