Saturday, January 20, 2007

O Nyarlep? Ia! Nyarlep! Ia!

Halfway through my college years a rather famous video game came out called Quake. Scott and I played this game a lot, and it was also the first time I was exposed to the various monsters like Chthon and Shub-Niggurath, which were clear homages to the great science horror writer, H.P. Lovecraft. I quickly consumed his seminal work, Call of Cthulu before jumping right into the gorefest of his masterpiece, Necronomicon. I was never the same again.

Over the last decade, Cthulu and his various gallery of unspeakable horrors have entered the modern culture through a host of different venues, but now, oh ho ho ho, now, we can enjoy the unspeakable evil in cuddly plush form.

Perhaps Baby Chaud will snuggle with the master of forbidden knowledge, or stroke the Hound of Tindalos like a special friend. The Necronomicon Pillow, however, that takes the cake. The Teddy Bears are gonna have some new and interesting friends in the crib...


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