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Author Topic: I'm feeling the Call of Cthulhu  (Read 1534 times)

Offline H.M.Stanley

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I'm feeling the Call of Cthulhu
« on: May 07, 2021, 05:47:37 PM »
I only have a basic outline of HPL's work. Tell me, why purple robes for Cultists?
"Ho, ho, ho! Well, if it isn't fat stinking billy goat Billy Boy in poison! How art thou, thou globby bottle of cheap, stinking chip oil? Come and get one in the yarbles, if ya have any yarbles, you eunuch jelly thou!"

Offline frank xerox

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Re: I'm feeling the Call of Cthulhu
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2021, 12:36:12 PM »
I reckon it’s just the rule of cool - from memory HP typically described his cultists as “mongrel” types dressed in rags, sweepings of the gutter types.

Offline Sterling Moose

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Re: I'm feeling the Call of Cthulhu
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2021, 01:14:17 PM »
Mine have various coloured robes depending on their affiliation.
'I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.'

Offline H.M.Stanley

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Re: I'm feeling the Call of Cthulhu
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2021, 01:36:55 PM »
I think I'm going to theme mine on the graphic novel Fatale with the main villain being Bishop and/or The Yellow King

Offline Dan55

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Re: I'm feeling the Call of Cthulhu
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2021, 06:05:31 PM »
I'm doing mine in black, I like it for it's rarity value.  And of course I can always use them for the Neighbourhood Watch Alliance as well.

Offline H.M.Stanley

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Re: I'm feeling the Call of Cthulhu
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2021, 06:36:07 PM »
LOL!!

Offline Pattus Magnus

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Re: I'm feeling the Call of Cthulhu
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2021, 09:34:50 PM »
My 16-year old daughter recently told me purple was the most evil looking colour. Not sure where that notion came from, but she does really well in art, so it must be right!

Offline Dolmot

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Re: I'm feeling the Call of Cthulhu
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2021, 09:58:45 PM »
I only have a basic outline of HPL's work. Tell me, why purple robes for Cultists?

https://tintin.fandom.com/wiki/Kih-Oskh_Brotherhood ;)

Offline H.M.Stanley

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Re: I'm feeling the Call of Cthulhu
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2021, 07:20:36 AM »
Not exactly grim-dark though is it? 🙈

Offline Clach Umha

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Re: I'm feeling the Call of Cthulhu
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2021, 11:40:15 PM »
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« Last Edit: May 15, 2022, 07:49:32 AM by Clach Umha »
Getting excited & making jokes about dropping Nepalm on little Asian Children in a Viet' village doesn't make it ok just because 'it's wargaming & not real'. You wanker scum need to look again at the real photographic horror of such chemical weapons. Seriously Disgusting mind set amongst some you.

Offline dadlamassu

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Re: I'm feeling the Call of Cthulhu
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2021, 06:38:57 AM »
Due to the purple dye being incredibly expensive it is often associated with religious and secular power, luxury and monetary ambition.  Thus it is seen to represent gluttony, lust, greed, pride, arrogance, idleness, excess and envy. 
« Last Edit: May 10, 2021, 08:57:21 PM by dadlamassu »
'He could have lived a risk-free, moneyed life, but he preferred to whittle away his fortune on warfare.'
-- Xenophon, The Anabasis

Offline Clach Umha

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Re: I'm feeling the Call of Cthulhu
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2021, 03:49:30 PM »
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« Last Edit: May 15, 2022, 07:47:39 AM by Clach Umha »

 

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