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28th-Nov-2005 09:49 am
I got a new bathrobe last week, from The Gap. It's a plush and comfy midnight blue and has a hood. A hood? Now I feel like I'm either a boxer or a worshipper of a snuggly elder god.
28th-Nov-2005 06:00 pm (UTC)
Now I feel like I'm either a boxer or a worshipper of a snuggly elder god.

That's an amusing image *sees soundofthemoon in his comfy hooded bathrobe bowing to an oversized stuffed-teddy bear god.*
28th-Nov-2005 06:07 pm (UTC)
or perhaps this...

28th-Nov-2005 07:16 pm (UTC)
Ah! Now I understand.

Yes, I think things like that just don't get enough worshippers these days. Something should be done about that.
28th-Nov-2005 07:24 pm (UTC)
Something should be done about that.

*Goes off to find forbidden texts, a blood sacrifice and deranged acolytes to enact a greater summoning...*

By the by, my favorite story involving the elder gods is A Night in the Lonesome October, by Roger Zelazny. It's told from the point of view of Jack the Ripper's dog, and involves just about every Victorian horror character you can think of.
28th-Nov-2005 07:36 pm (UTC)
Wait... I think I'm still missing something: "elder gods" is actually a thing (or, I guess, things)?
28th-Nov-2005 07:51 pm (UTC)
Yes, there is a vast compendium of lore concerning the elder gods. H.P. Lovecraft was the first to delve into the terrifying mysteries of those who once ruled our world, and found the Necronomicon was the best (and most dangerous) text of source material. We still know relatively little, but what we do know is that long before humankind walked the Earth, it was ruled by great and terrible beings of unknowable intent. Somehow they were forced from this plane of existence, and now lie sleeping beyond the boundaries of our world, waiting for the right time and invitation to return and once again take this world for their own. There are those who align themselves with the elder gods, and work to hasten their return. They don't do it so that they will be spared with the elder gods return and wipe the blight of mankind from the face of the Earth, but because they will be eaten with approval instead of ire.

Lovecraft's mythos has infested much of horror and sci-fi writing. Neil Gaiman, Roger Zelazny, Joss Whedon and many others have made homages to his work.

http://www.cthulhulives.org/ is a good site to check out some hysterical (and I mean that in the classic sense of the word) material concerning elder god worship. The Solstice carols are devastating.
28th-Nov-2005 08:01 pm (UTC)
I can't seem to find the page these days, but I remember there used to be a "Hello Kthulu" website that was hilarious.
28th-Nov-2005 08:15 pm (UTC)
I think that cartoon is the coolest thing ever.

At least... for right now. LOL
28th-Nov-2005 08:13 pm (UTC)
OK, but... (and I just want to make sure, here...) you don't believe that stuff, right?
28th-Nov-2005 08:16 pm (UTC)
28th-Nov-2005 08:28 pm (UTC)
Hey, you never know! :)
28th-Nov-2005 10:53 pm (UTC)

Lots of people believe in L. Ron Hubbard's sci-fi religion of Scientology! Why can't I believe in tentacled gods that another fantasy author invented? It's a whole lot cooler for starters!
28th-Nov-2005 06:07 pm (UTC)
now i want one, i'm gonna check it out at The Gap. not cuz i worship, but cuz i am boxy, yo.
28th-Nov-2005 07:15 pm (UTC)
"a snuggly elder god"?

<trying to picture it...>
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