T-Shirt Friday in R’lyeh, April 24, 2009

This is the sort of shirt that’s only worth wearing to sci-fi conventions because 99% of the people on the street won’t get it.

cthulhushirt

It was a gift, from someone who knew I am (to put it politely) jaundiced about children, but have been a huge Lovecraft fan all my life. No, I didn’t like kids even when I was Kid Age. According to family legend, I returned from my first and only day at “nursery school” stating that I would never go back because “all they do is fuss and fight and play with blocks.” I would have fed them all to the Elder Gods if I had only known where to find one.

I sport a “Cthulhu for President 2008 — Why Vote For the Lesser Evil”? bumper sticker, and I can’t bring myself to take it off because of the one double-take I get every three months in some parking lot or other.

For those who share my perverted tastes, if you haven’t run across http://www.cthulhulives.org, their feature silent film of The Call of Cthulhu is worth every penny. I have no real use for roleplaying games, which one and all bore the ass off me, but hats off to gamer geeks who can come up with something like this.

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12 thoughts on “T-Shirt Friday in R’lyeh, April 24, 2009

  1. Pingback: t shirt friday 24.4.2009 « gimcrack hospital (PG)

  2. my babies were barely tolerable. because i spawned them. if someone asks me if i’d like to hold a baby? they get a curt “no. um… not really.” and that’s that…

    love the bumpersticker!

  3. Babies scare me, little ‘uns annoy me from a distance and intimidate me up close … it’s only after they reach about 10 that I can start relating to them as small humans.

    Great T and bumpersticker.

    • That’s about the age I start being able to stand them — the only kid I like at all, who’s now 13 and a little precocious, I met when she was 8. She uttered a complete sentence, which even quite a lot of middle schoolers can’t seem to do.

      Generally, I think the most accurate book that has ever been written about child development is William Golding’s Lord of the Flies.

  4. Cthulhu the ultimate sushi dinner! Not a sushi-boat mind you, but a sushi-super tanker size dish.

    It’s gonna take a lot of rice and wasabi. I’m up for it.

  5. This post is old but I cannot remain silent when confronted with these eldritch horrors. Newfangled toys of a perverted science such as Mythoscope will break open that which should remain fastened and doom Mankind to the privations of nameless terrors beyond imagining!

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