Tuesday, July 21, 2009

How can the Minions of Cthulhu Survive Volcanic Stresses?

This shows how an octopus can survive volcanic environments.
It's roughly 10 minutes long.
Very dramatic footage.

On a fictional flight of fancy, I suggest that when the Sleeping One arrived on Earth, the mos intelligent and interesting animal was the cephalopod, and that is the immediate form that the Sleeping One assumed - since the sentient servant of the Old Ones was undoubtedly made of a form of dark energy beyond our ken.

Men are so fragile, so puny, so incosequential - the cephalopod is an obvious form to morph into.


1 comment:

Doc_Savage said...

I'm not sure. In keeping with the gnostic themes of Lovecraft I like to think of the big C as an extraordinary member of of ancient species (what I call Xothians, usually referred to as Spawn). Roughly, The sleeping one is to the Spawn what Dagon is to the Deep Ones.

This is, admittedly, a bit chicken and egg-ish. However, I think this fits the idea of Cthulhu as 'cousin of the old ones' 'glimpsing them but dimly' better than the idea of a self existent, self willed potentiality. The Mythos has enough of those.

Your millage may vary.


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