The “Great Cute One” has risen from beneath the ocean’s surface to give humanity tentacle hugs and gaping maw kisses! This 8" vinyl toy, created by John Kovalic (Dork Tower) also comes with two Little Victims that fit in My Little Cthulhu’s snuggly grasp—and also pull apart to show their yummy red insides! This edition features a Glow-in-the-Dark phosphorescence, perfect for instilling insanity in your friends and loved ones at all hours of the night!
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Are the victims for this the same as the Orange and Green My Little Cthulus? I am actually confused on whether pluralizing Cthulu is possible (or should it be Cthuli?), but I stand by my question. Of course, if they glow too bright I might not be able to use them in my dark corner at work.
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I know this is probably a stupid question. It is related to Cuthulu. I have over time seen Cuthulu plushies and they are cute and fuzzy. Most recently I noticed a Cuthulu figure on the store blog. I think it glowed in the dark. I am guessing these cute and fuzzy are in some way humorous or ironic. Not being familiar with Cuthulu, I suppose I am missing the joke because I don’t know what they are referring to or making fun of.
What am I missing?
I have twice played in Cuthulu games, and both times I had allot of fun. It was nice for a change being entirely unaware of the setting. I was free to make lots of mistakes. My character was an accountant. In the scenario which was set in the mid thirties in a town on the coast of mas. North of cape Ann and Boston I think (probably Newburyport) and we had to make something called a sanity check when we looked at the sea. When we got into town the town leaders were hoping we would help rebuild the town. Apparently bootleggers had been in town, and the military attacked the town. That’s what I was told. Well things stared going “bad” when I began reading books off of the bookshelf in the hotel my character was staying at. He became interested in something called the esoteric society of Dagon which if I remember was a philistine god having to do with fishes). He subsequently turned into a fish person and had to go live underwater.
The other time I played a photographer hired to help investigate a haunted house in Brooklyn, same time period. The character was knocked out of a second story window by a charging chest of drawers. That was the end of that character.
I guess my question is how is a cute and fuzzy “cuthulu” doll, funny or ironic? I guess I just don’t know enough about call of cuthulu.
Cthulhu is a fictional cosmic entity created by horror author H. P. Lovecraft in 1926... It is often cited for the extreme descriptions given of its hideous appearance, its gargantuan size, and the abject terror that it evokes. Cthulhu is often referred to in science fiction and fantasy circles as a tongue-in-cheek shorthand for extreme horror or evil.
The humor is in the notion of cute-and-cuddly versions of the most terrible horror imagined.
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Got this in the post the other day, and it's awesome! In detail it's just like the green version, but the two li'l' ones are unique: an astronaut and a ghost (?). An awesome addition to the bookshelf pantheon.