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The Call of Cthulhu

21 Aug 2011, 09:58 UTC
The Call of Cthulhu
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Waking up at exactly

3am for no reason at all and then learning that it's H.P. Lovecraft's birthday is nothing short of the Call of Cthulhu. I dug through my pile of books and read through a couple of graphic renditions on Lovecraft's work. From them I got a sense of what twisted kinds of imagery will befall a reader of HPL.

Lovecraft's mythos includes the Great Ancient Ones, and the Great Race of Yith, and of course Cthulhu himself.

Reflecting upon this fact, I can say that we don't know how many generations of suns have been before our Sol. The fact that we sprung up on this planet does not preclude the thought that older civilizations from an ancient generation of stars and worlds may have lived before us.

Aliens may strike great fear among us, as with how the unknown often strikes terror. Who knows what an ancient lifeform will do to unsuspecting humans? Our species is a young one, and the birth of our consciousness is barely a blip in the timeline of the earth.

Humanity's collective mind is young and we are only beginning to explore new worlds. It is a time of great ...

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