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R'yarko
May 25, 2020
In General Discussion
So I've noticed over the last few years, that Cthulhu (and eldritch beings like him) are having sort of renaissance in movies and video games. We had Annihilation (movie based on a book with strong Lovecraftian influences) in 2018 and The Color Out of Space this year (no spoilers please, haven't seen it yet!). On the game side we've had the Call of Cthulhu game (though I believe that's based off of a pen-and-paper RPG), The Sinking City, Borderlands 3 had an expansion feels straight out of a Lovecraft story, and the MOBA Smite is adding Cthulhu to its roster of gods and mythological figures. The point I'm getting at is why are the Old Ones becoming more popular in our culture? Has the media machine just turned to Lovecraft's stories because its original ideas are running dry? Are people just into darker stuff because of the chaotic times we live in? I would entertain the notion of it being a sign that Cthulhu's awakening is near, but I don't want to sound like one of those Christians that believe they're living the End Times and who devote their resources into getting people "ready", instead of trying to make world a better place.
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R'yarko
Apr 22, 2020
In General Discussion
Even though our planet is but an insignificant pale blue dot flying through the cosmos, it's OUR insignificant pale blue dot flying through the cosmos. I hope you take a moment today to appreciate our life history on The Grand Oil Painting. Our story could have gone any number of ways, but we made it here. We went from amino acids in hydrothermal vents to hominids, gazing at the stars. My adoration for the natural world is actually what led me to the Cult. I would talk about that, here but that would be diluting the focus of this post. Happy Earth Day! May they rise.
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R'yarko
Apr 13, 2020
In General Discussion
I don't believe things relating to current health crisis will get the level where it threatens civilization (or the level of the Black Plague, which is said to have killed 30-60% of the human population then), but I still think it helps to have a plan just in case. I've always joked that after societal collapse, in a Mad Max world, my plan was to organize a Cthulhu cult. Back then, it would merely be a way for me to seize power in the postapocalyptic wasteland, to get back at a world that had alienated me. Today, I am part of the Cult of Cthulhu, making my "future" that much closer to reality. However, I understand that giving into my selfishness would be the wrong thing to do (even in a lawless world). So I must ask, what's the plan? Does the cult simply disappear with civilization? Or are we to continue the Work, in isolation this time?
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R'yarko
Mar 14, 2020
In Introduce Yourself
My name's Brendan and I'm excited to join a community that can see as I can. I have lots of anxieties as a result of my autism (most of them social), but with the Cult I hope to overcome them.
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