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Alternate universe, Star-Wars scale Cthulhu action figures


Warpo's amazing, Kickstarted alternate-universe Cthulhu action figures have been reality for some months now, but now they're objects of commerce: $20 each at Thinkgeek.

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Eutopia: horror novel about Lovecraftian racism

David Nickle's horror novel Eutopia confronts the racial overtones of Lovecraftian fiction head on, revealing a terrifying story of the American eugenics movement and the brutality underbelly of utopianism.Read the rest

Cthul-Aid chucks


Beastpop's classic Cthulhu/Kool-Aid Guy mashup now graces a limited run of high-top converse-oid sneakers, for sale at Shoefury.

Bottom Feeders: Plates and cups dredged from the sea-bottom



Mary O'Malley's "Bottom Feeders" sculpture-series depicts cups, teapots, plates, saucers and bowls that appear to have been recovered from the sea-bottom, covered in barnacles, coral, tentacles and crustaceans.

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Kickstarting a comic about HP Lovecraft's world


Craig Engler writes, "It's a dirty, gritty story about magick, monsters and the occult. It takes place in a modern-day world where H.P. Lovecraft the writer never existed but where all the horrors he wrote about are real. In this story, the man named Lovecraft is the world's foremost magician and alchemist who maintains a secret library of forbidden knowledge which includes books like the Necronomicon.

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Massive, tentacle-covered annotated works of HP Lovecraft


Les Klinger's enormous volume has earned critical praise from Neil Gaiman, Gahan Wilson, Peter Straub and Harlan Ellison; the book is big enough to stun an (eldritch demon) ox, and is introduced by none other than Alan Moore.

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Mickthulhu Mouse


A tee from the Neatorama shop: $20.

Lauren Beukes's Broken Monsters

Lauren Beukes's latest crime/horror novel Broken Monsters marries the snappy, hard-boiled cleverness of her 2010 novel Zoo City with the visceral horror of 2013's The Shining Girls and yields up a tale that's as terrifying as it is contemporary -- Cory Doctorow reviews Broken Monsters.Read the rest

More ugly Christmas sweaters: Satan, Krampus, zombie Santa, D20 -- plus: RUGS!


It's been a year since we featured the amazing, Satan-and-sasquatch themed Christmas sweaters at Middle of Beyond, and they've brought out their new line, which includes a 2D tiger-skin rug, Shining runners, a D20 rug, D20 sweaters, Satanic cardigans, zombie Santa sweaters and so much more. I know what everyone's getting for Krampusmas this year!

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Confronting Lovecraft's racism


Award-winning horror writer David Nickle has been repeatedly frustrated in his attempts to have a frank and serious discussion of HP Lovecraft's undeniable racism; people want to hand-wave it as being a product of Lovecraft's times, but it is inseparable from Lovecraft's fiction.

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JC Penney wins Supreme Court victory, may sacrifice employees to Cthulhu.

You knew this was coming, right?

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Kickstarting a Lovecraftian game where the object is to stay sane and alive

Labratory's kickstarting a new game: "Shadows of Arkham," which is pure Lovecraftian Ameri-trash for people who know that you can't fight the Elder Gods, but you might be able to avoid mind-death if you're quick enough.

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Squid, cuttlefish, trilobite and Cthulhu jewelry


Etsy seller Noadi sells some beautiful, deep-sea-themed polymer clay jewelry. Above, her Deep Space Squid Necklace; below the jump, a trilobite and a gilded steampunk cuttlefish.

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Cthulhoid damask wallpaper (also fabric & wrapping paper)


Megan Rose "Rosalarian" Gedris has created a cthulhoid damask pattern that's available on Spoonflower as a wallpaper, fabric, and gift-wrap. If you like this, don't miss her zombie brains pattern.

I Love Craft (Cthulhu Damask) (via IO9)

Couture Cthulu


Designer Thom Browne's Look 27 is the couture/runway version of what the smart businessperson is wearing on the streets of R'lyeh this season. Oh, who will think of the plight of the Elder God Cultist in the Grey Flannel Suit? (via M1k3y)

Cthulhoid My Little Pony toy mashup


Little Maddie is Big Shot Toyworks's first character in a new toy line called "Friendship is Maddness." (via Laughing Squid)

Cthulhu/Coke tee is back on sale


Following from Tuesday's post about the sadly not-available Cthulhu/Coca-Cola tee, good news: it's back on sale!

Cthulhoid Coca-Cola tee


The bad news is that Tee Fury hasn't sold this smashing Obey Cthulhu/Coca Cola tee since July. The good news is that you can vote for them to bring it back. Vote!

Obey Cthulhu (via Seannan McGuire)

Felted chthulhoid Santa with Shoggoth


Amy L. Rawson continues her tradition of creating felted cthulhoid Santas for the holiday season (see last year's); the current iteration is $595 on Etsy, and includes a 4lb epoxy/wire "octisleigh" pulled by a "rapidly morphing, protoplasmic vision of a Shoggoth." It's 13" long, 7" high, not including the Shoggoth. From her post on the piece:

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Cthulhu Christmas ornament


Jason McKittrick writes, "A Cthulhu Christmas ornament for those who wish to celebrate the solstice in a more eldritch fashion! This cyclopean adornment depicts Great Cthulhu squeezing his massive tentacled form through the hieroglyphic covered door of his ancient stone tomb in R'lyeh and will add the necessary touch of madness to your holiday tree. Each Cthulhu Yuletide Ornament is hand cast in solid resin and comes ready to hang with a black satin ribbon. Signed and numbered by artist Jason McKittrick."

Cthulhu Yuletide Ornament (Thanks, Jason!)

Cthulhu visits a Waterstones

The WaterstonesOxfordSt Twitter account is staffed by someone pretty darned funny, as evidenced by The Call of Cthulhu, a series of tweets describing what happened when a patron read aloud from the Necronomicon and unleashed an Elder God.

The Call of Cthulhu (via Seanan)

Astounding game-tokens from Cthulhu Wars, the $1.4M kickstarted board-game


I'm the guest of honor this weekend at Fencon in Dallas, which is just getting started. One of the exhibitors is Cthulhu Wars, the Lovecraftian boardgame that raised over $1.4M on Kickstarter (they were looking for $40K). They've brought along the prototype for the game, and the tokens are amazing. They were kind enough to let me photograph them, and I've uploaded the hi-rezes to my Flickr; there's a gallery of some of the best after the jump.

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Equoid, a new Laundry story by Charlie Stross


Charlie Stross and Tor.com have published Equoid, a new short story set in his wonderful Laundry universe, in which British secret agents battle Lovecraftian horrors with computational magic, and Bob must keep the computers running.

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Cthulhu pie!


This amazing Cthulhu pie may have originated on a message board (cached copy) with a user called Bear Bibeault, or maybe not. Do you know?

Cthulhu magnets

Jason McKittrick is selling a set of "Mythos Magnets" based on the Cthulhu stories, with bronze or silver finish. There's only 100 sets in the run, and they're $25 for a set of four.

MYTHOS MAGNETS (Thanks, Jason!)

Octophant mural in east London


Artist Alexis Diaz painted this beautiful elephant-headed octopus mural near my flat in East London; I've just got back from Comic-Con and I'm going to make a special detour tomorrow to see it in person. According to Colossal, the mural took a week to paint.

Londres, Inglaterra

Cthulhu bandannas


Spotted at Comic-Con: Arkham Bazaar's do-rags for great-old-one cultists. They look great in person, a real double-take on the classic elaborated bandanna design. Subtle, like all things cthulhoid. $10, comes in red, black, or Cthluhu green.

Cthulhu Bandanna

Yog-Sothoth idol - limited sale


Jason McKittrick sez,

On sale for 24 hours only! After the dreadful events that occurred in the backwater town of Dunwich, Massachusetts further inquiry was launched by professors at Miskatonic University. Searching the charred ruins of the old Whateley home, a badly damaged but still intact wooden lock box was found among the rubble. This box contained a hideous metal sculpture, seemingly ancient occult documents and a small cypher-encoded notebook with the name 'Wilbur Whateley' scrawled on the cover.

With the help of Prof. Henry Armitage, the notebook was deciphered and it was revealed that the metal sculpture was an idol of Yog-Sothoth, a multidimensional being that had been worshiped by the Whateley family for generations. Several metallurgical tests of the idol yielded no definitive answer as to what material it had been fashioned from and led scientists to conclude that the origin of the material to be non-terrestrial.

The Idol of Yog-Sothoth is hand cast in solid resin and individually signed and numbered by artist Jason McKittrick: Measures 5" x 3", $50+shipping.

THE IDOL OF YOG-SOTHOTH (Thanks, Jason!)

Air-powered 3D-printed robot tentacle

Matthew Borgatti has built an air-powered, 3D-printed robot tentacle that waves in a friendly fashion and lends a helping hand. It is in no way erotic. Nuh-uh, not at all.

So, with a very nice looking tentacle in hand, it was time to start experimenting with robotic air control. I believe I’ve found a system that works in a pretty simple and straightforward way. It still needs some work when it comes to the programming end, but I think the mechanics are well sorted. The idea is to pulse air into the tentacle using a solenoid valve, and have a constant bleed on the line so that flex will entirely be controlled by how long the valve stays on. It’s sort of a low frequency PWM. I’d like to get this working using a visual interface in Processing but, given how little I program, progress has been slow. I’ve got a thread on Adafruit with what I’ve come up with. In the meanwhile, you might like to check a rough video of the trefoil inflating.

Print Your Own Robot: Part 6 (via JWZ)

Two-faced Cthulhu mask


The wonderful Ukrainian horror/fetish/steampunk mask maker Bob Basset has produced a two-faced Cthulhu mask; on one side, the betentacled visage; on the other, a lecterine horror.

Call of Cthulhu. One mask 2 faces.