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This is my favourite post of the year. Thank you.

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You had me at "Shub Niggurath."

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"He loved dogs"

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Say... You know who ELSE loved dogs?

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Lovecraftian entities that don't sound like racial slurs: Cthulhu, Azathoth, Hastur, Nyarlathotep, Tsathoggua

And given Lovecraft's virulent racism, I can't help but feel the similarity is intentional.

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Brilliantly written, but I do have one cavil- out of the whole Lovecraftian pantheon, why pick for your sock puppet the one whose name was so obviously derived from his bone deep racism? None of the rest, if memory serves, are such poorly-disguised products of his fearful hatred of everyone and everything that was not him. Granted, it is one of the more florid names among his "unspeakable" horrors that he spoke about so much.

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Lovecraftian gods that don't sound like racial slurs: Cthulhu, Azathoth, Hastur, Nyarlathotep, Tsathoggua

The list ain't short. When I run the TTRPG Call of Cthulhu I've adopted a more esoteric pronunciation of the Black Goat of the Woods's name just to avoid the clear similarity to the racial slur.

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Dec 2, 2023·edited Dec 2, 2023

That was hilarious. Here's a 500 quatloo tip for the obscure Conan reference...

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We are all mass murderers. I am convinced. Some are just soooo much better than others.

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"could usher in the Age of Agonies, our prophesied millennia-long reign during which all of humanity will be enslaved to Thog the Ancient in the underground city of Xuthal and slowly driven mad in its dark corridors from which there is no escape"

HA! Joke's on you Shub, we're already in it.

I for one could've done without the thought that Droopy lookalike MFer defiled Marlo Thomas.

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'the hell happened to her? rohypnol?

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Still worth addinng:

AND BRING ME THE SKULL OF THE ONE CALLED FUCK TED CRUZ FOR I WISH TO DRINK AND IT IS EMPTY!

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Very nice niche Mythos. Robert E. Howard deserves a lot more credit.

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JUST SO YOU KNOW, I READ THIS IN ALL CAPS, FOR EVEN IN TIMES OF SOMBER REFLECTION ON A LIFE SNUFFED, SUCH IS THE ETERNAL TONE OF SHUB-NIGGURATH.

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Just curious - do we think that the Cambodian massacre, the Pol Pot revolution, would have happened at all without the US bombing Cambodia? Does Kiss-hitler get those deaths on his scorecard too?

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Yes he does

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Kissinger is dead? Time to fetch my ouija board with the sentient crystal planchette!

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You know, according to the detailed Rough Guide known as The Divine Comedy, there are those who are so evil they not only end up frozen in Cocytus but go there before they die, while a demon puppets their empty physical shell.

Don't know why I was suddenly thinking about that. 🤔

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Shub-Niggurath? Let me guess -- noted racist HP Lovecraft?

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Yup. BTW, I have an HPL collection - NOT cuz he was racist, but cuz he had quite the imagination AND I now have quite the vocabulary thru reading his books. Last time I looked, AR wouldn't/didn't give his books an AR level (I hate AR, but that's a different story). Don't get me started...

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My first hearing the name was from Quake (video game)

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Dec 1, 2023·edited Dec 1, 2023

And now, the mad pipers of Azathoth will play an insanity inducing song for us. Please open your hymnals to page R1Q and join in.

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