wtf is cthulhu!?!?
Join the #1 Art Workshop - LevelUpJoin Premium Art Workshop

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 30 of 56

Thread: wtf is cthulhu!?!?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    429
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 14 Times in 14 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0

    wtf is cthulhu!?!?

    Should be an easy question,
    I see this thing everywhere nowadays,
    cthulhu artworks are allover conceptart.org
    and elsewhere as well

    there are a few cthulhu video games coming out,
    and some card games..

    it's like some sort of evil pokemon or something!

    So can someone explain to me whats the deal?
    I mean I guess it's a monster, with a bunch of evil disciples or something.
    But I don't get why it's so damn popular...

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    56
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    GA and the world
    Posts
    4,500
    Thanks
    65
    Thanked 122 Times in 63 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    I wish there was some way to search the internet. You know, so I could just enter in what I was looking for and then it would show me more information...

    Luckily we have each other.

    On a side note, if you travel around the back country of New England while reading Lovecraft, you will need several changes of shorts. While you may or may not find it creepy in the light of day in Phoenix, it is palpable when taken in context.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    968
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Jesus, dogfood, you gotta stop making posts like that mang, I mean, what if I woke up my whole family at 2:00AM with them great big hearty chortles? I ask you.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Austin, TX
    Posts
    814
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 92 Times in 10 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    It's a creation of H.P Lovecraft, a horror write from the early part of last century. I would recommend picking up "The Best of H.P. Lovecraft." Its really good stuff. Cthulu is one of his more fantastical creations, but is a really good story.

    I read it not long ago, and thought it was really good, but don't personally understand why that story in particular gets so much attention. I guess it was probably the first time we had some sort of anthropomorphic, multi tentacled god/beast thing (which, unfortunately, seems to be discredited by the fact that that type of thing is now so heavily associated with really bad 50's sci fi)

    But Lovecraft is a really good write. Creepy as all hell....

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    52
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    check the site Unit18_Nate gave...
    heres the direct-link to the cthulhu-related site
    http://www.hplovecraft.com/creation/bestiary.htm
    or check wikipedia
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cthulhu

    both explain quite well what cthulhu is

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    GA and the world
    Posts
    4,500
    Thanks
    65
    Thanked 122 Times in 63 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    My bad, SJ. Sarcasm sometimes grips me like an octopus helmet.

    oracrest, I think it struck home at the time due to a) the writing, and b) not everyone was creating stories like this. It can still give the creeps; but with so much monster concept stuff over the last 80 years, jaded eyes might find it hum-drum. I've read some editors' remarks that Tolkien wouldn't be published if he were to have submitted his opus today.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    LA
    Posts
    1,188
    Thanks
    785
    Thanked 666 Times in 165 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by Tad
    it's like some sort of evil pokemon


    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Philippines
    Posts
    2,925
    Thanks
    410
    Thanked 273 Times in 205 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    At first I thought Ctulhu was a demon from hell lol

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    1,405
    Thanks
    19
    Thanked 39 Times in 25 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    When i read Tad's question i cried a little.

    Is there no love left in the world for 1910's psychotic tentacle monsters? Reading the books made me want to go see New England. Unfortunately, i had already sold my soul for my guitar.


    I'd have taken a ship.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    YUL = MONTREAL !
    Posts
    3,534
    Thanks
    276
    Thanked 129 Times in 88 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Makes you long for the rapture.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    56
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by patdzon
    At first I thought Ctulhu was a demon from hell lol
    Hell doesn't even begin to cover it.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  13. #13
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Massachusetts USA
    Posts
    607
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    I'll have to read it sometime, at night in my New England backyard.

    Motivation...gone.

    Sketchbook be here...
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  14. #14
    Ilaekae's Avatar
    Ilaekae is offline P.O.W.! Leader, Complete Idiot, Super Moderator Level 17 Gladiator: Spartacus' Dimachaeri
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Southwestern Pennsylvania
    Posts
    7,134
    Thanks
    8,227
    Thanked 5,580 Times in 1,786 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    "wtf is cthulhu!?!? "

    tad...you...you...ummm...my gawd, man! You should just be...ashamed of yourself...



    Go sit in the Goat Kibble until I tell you to come out...now I think I have the vapors...





    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    with Dagon
    Posts
    1,016
    Thanks
    167
    Thanked 472 Times in 187 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Often overlooked is the fact that, in HP Lovecraft's storys Cthulhu is acutally part of a whole pantheon of other primodial gods and creatures...with equally awesome names like, Nyarlathotep, Yog-Sothoth, and Tsaggothua...I think the derivation of my username on here should be fairly obvious

    James Ball

    LOVECRAFT ROCKS!!
    ...although fans of lovecraft should also check out Robert Bloch, I believe he even wrote some Cthulhu Mythos storys.
    Theres also a fairly heavy Lovecraft influence in Mignola's Hellboy.

    Ia Ia Cthulhu Fthagn

    The Sketchbook Lives AGAIN!

    Darkergreen, My environment, and concept art portfolio

    "Its all Fish-Men in the end anyway" -Sara, my wife

    "Whenever one finds oneself inclined to bitterness, it is a sign of emotional failure."
    Bertrand Russell
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  16. #16
    Elwell's Avatar
    Elwell is offline Sticks Like Grim Death Level 17 Gladiator: Spartacus' Dimachaeri
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Hudson River valley, NY
    Posts
    16,212
    Thanks
    4,879
    Thanked 16,666 Times in 5,020 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by dogfood
    I wish there was some way to search the internet. You know, so I could just enter in what I was looking for and then it would show me more information...
    Cthoogle.


    Tristan Elwell
    **Finished Work Thread **Process Thread **Edges Tutorial

    Crash Course for Artists, Illustrators, and Cartoonists, NYC, the 2013 Edition!

    "Work is more fun than fun."
    -John Cale

    "Art is supposed to punch you in the brain, and it's supposed to stay punched."
    -Marc Maron
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  17. #17
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    GA and the world
    Posts
    4,500
    Thanks
    65
    Thanked 122 Times in 63 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by Elwell
    Cthoogle.
    Milk. Out the nose.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  18. #18
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Vancouver.WA.USA
    Posts
    2,515
    Thanks
    42
    Thanked 96 Times in 36 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Actually that's Cthuugle

    "Every generation sees the past though the lens of its own time." - Thom Hartmann
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  19. #19
    Elwell's Avatar
    Elwell is offline Sticks Like Grim Death Level 17 Gladiator: Spartacus' Dimachaeri
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Hudson River valley, NY
    Posts
    16,212
    Thanks
    4,879
    Thanked 16,666 Times in 5,020 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by Tad
    it's like some sort of evil pokemon or something!
    EXACTLY!


    Tristan Elwell
    **Finished Work Thread **Process Thread **Edges Tutorial

    Crash Course for Artists, Illustrators, and Cartoonists, NYC, the 2013 Edition!

    "Work is more fun than fun."
    -John Cale

    "Art is supposed to punch you in the brain, and it's supposed to stay punched."
    -Marc Maron
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  20. #20
    Ilaekae's Avatar
    Ilaekae is offline P.O.W.! Leader, Complete Idiot, Super Moderator Level 17 Gladiator: Spartacus' Dimachaeri
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Southwestern Pennsylvania
    Posts
    7,134
    Thanks
    8,227
    Thanked 5,580 Times in 1,786 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    "LOVECRAFT ROCKS!!
    ...although fans of lovecraft should also check out Robert Bloch, I believe he even wrote some Cthulhu Mythos storys.
    Theres also a fairly heavy Lovecraft influence in Mignola's Hellboy."


    YES!!!!!!


    ...and lets not forget August Derleth (sp?)...

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  21. #21
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Berlin , Germany
    Posts
    1,820
    Thanks
    42
    Thanked 123 Times in 53 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    I suggest every Lovecraft Fan should also read some of August Derleth`s stuff Yeah spelling was correct ^^

    Pokethulhu is hilarious

    Quote Originally Posted by Ilaekae
    "Art is the physical result of your soul battling with your intellect to the death...with a sharp pencil..."
    THE AUSTRIAN SKETCHLORDS
    Baron Carnifex
    Duke Corky
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  22. #22
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    81
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by Tad
    it's like some sort of evil pokemon or something!
    That is probably the single greatest quote I've seen in my short time at CA..

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  23. #23
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Mid-Hudson Valley, NY
    Posts
    607
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 42 Times in 16 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Yeah, but how the hell do you pronounce it!!!?

    Last edited by deschamps; June 10th, 2005 at 08:05 PM.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  24. #24
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    with Dagon
    Posts
    1,016
    Thanks
    167
    Thanked 472 Times in 187 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Ka-thoo-loo
    I've heard some people pronounce it Sa-thoo-loo as well

    Ia Ia Cthulhu Fthagn

    The Sketchbook Lives AGAIN!

    Darkergreen, My environment, and concept art portfolio

    "Its all Fish-Men in the end anyway" -Sara, my wife

    "Whenever one finds oneself inclined to bitterness, it is a sign of emotional failure."
    Bertrand Russell
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  25. #25
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    1,405
    Thanks
    19
    Thanked 39 Times in 25 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    I'd say you pronounce it pretty much the same way you'd read it. I've heard all kinds of crazy stuff, but in the books i think most of the mythologic talking is written down the way an american guy hears it. In one story if i remember correctly he even has the first person narrator describe the sounds and how he came to the words he wrote down.
    I read some August Derleth stories, but didn't think they really came close to my image of the mythos. Don't know about Robert Bloch though. Stephen King wrote a pretty good short story based on Lovecraft. I think Hellboy is pretty good as it doesn't try to add to the existing stories but adds it's own twist.

    I could write about Lovecraft all day.
    (One of my favourite Simpsons quotes: "Vengeful god - loving god. Vengeful god - loooooving god. I could do this all day! And i just might. Vengeful god ...")

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  26. #26
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Berlin , Germany
    Posts
    1,820
    Thanks
    42
    Thanked 123 Times in 53 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Hmmm...but i alays loved the Mythos more than the Creature...compared with other stories i thought "Call of Cthulhu" wasnt so great...."Dreamquest for Mount Kaddath" or some of the very short ones like "The Music of Erich Zann" surpass the story...in individualty and tension..."Call of Cthulhu" was (at least for me) to much "fantasy" and too less Horror...

    Quote Originally Posted by Ilaekae
    "Art is the physical result of your soul battling with your intellect to the death...with a sharp pencil..."
    THE AUSTRIAN SKETCHLORDS
    Baron Carnifex
    Duke Corky
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  27. #27
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Lost in the Sound
    Posts
    4,648
    Thanks
    791
    Thanked 843 Times in 301 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by Elwell
    Cthoogle.
    Oh. Dear. God.


    Character of the Week :: A weekly character exploration activity.
    ____________________
    Other Weekly Activities: COW | EOW | IDW | POW
    ____________________
    Sketchbook | Finished Thread
    ____________________
    HIRE. ME. i draw stuff.
    FOLLOW ME. i blog stuff.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  28. #28
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    945
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 12 Times in 7 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0


    /fd
    "It's too bad she won't live! But then again, who does?"
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  29. #29
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    126
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0

    Lightbulb haha cthulhu

    i was reading the Mountains of Madness about 2 Years
    ago - this is realy greatly creepy stuff / hahah

    did you know that Chuck Shuldinger | R.I.P | was a big H.P Lovecraft fan

    inspired him to write the Lyrics to Crystal Mountain

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  30. #30
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Right behind you!
    Posts
    755
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Hey Tad everyone here is lying to you buddy. A Cthulhu is a small breed of dog made famous by a series of Taco Bell commercials. Hehehehe.

    "You mean you don't make sound effects when you're painting?" -David Tillinghast
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Members who have read this thread: 0

There are no members to list at the moment.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •