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Sculpture of H.P. Lovecraft with Tentacles

Lee Joyner’s bronze bust of horror writer H.P. Lovecraft is ready to slither off its base. It’s one of many sculptures he’s made of the Cthulhu mythos. Link | Artist’s Website

H.P. Lovecraft’s The Tomb (For Beginning Readers)

Richard J. Ivankovic or DrFaustusAU as he’s known on deviantART has been busy with his latest creation: H.P. Lovecraft’s The Tomb (For Beginning Readers), a 60-page masterpiece that will surely be the choice reading material for today’s Lovecraftian youth. Take a look at the gallery below for some pages, then head on over to his deviantART page for more:

Cthulhu Wedding Cake

What better time to show off this Cthulhu wedding cake than on author H.P. Lovecraft’s birthday! It was made by Kerry’s Custom Cakes of South Park, Pennsylvania, for redditor lakshmispet’s wedding. See more photos of it in the baker’s Facebook gallery. Link -via Rue The Day Previously: two other Cthulhucakes.

Tintin Meets The Cthulhu Mythos

Intrepid newspaper reporter Tintin has come up against some tough opponents in his time, but facing off against the Great Old Ones might be too much for his incredible mind to handle! This fun “what if?” scenario comes to you courtesy of graphic designer Muzski, who shows us how cool a collaboration between H.P. Lovecraft and [...]

14 Literary Settings Inspired by Real Places

At the end of a good book, don’t you just sometimes close the back cover, sigh, and think, “I wish I could be there.” Good news: in some cases, you can. While you’re probably never going to make it to Narnia or Hogwarts (I know – I’m disappointed, too) here are a handful of “fictional” [...]

15 Geeky Stained Glass Masterpieces

Stained glass is generally reserved for the windows of churches. But if you worship science fiction, video games, or other geeky pop culture icons, there are still plenty of stained glass pieces just for you. 1. Boba Fett Helmet Not all stained glass belongs on a window. DeviantArt user Mclanesmemories proves it with a Tiffany-styled Boba Fett [...]

Cthulhu Bento Box Makes For A Scary Good Meal

I love this delightfully clever H.P. Lovecraft bento box by The Nghbrhood complete with a green hot dog Cthulhu and terrified egg people. I’ d be so jealous if I was one of this kid’s school friends. Link Via BoingBoing

All of Lovecraft’s Creatures

Very busy artist Mike Bukowski has a project going in which he is illustrating each and every creature found in the stories of H.P. Lovecraft. In many cases, he has only a short description (or sometimes none at all) to work with, but they all seem to be at home in the nightmares those stories [...]

The Most Mysterious-Sounding Village in Ohio

Who needs video games when you’ve got Google Maps? I can keep myself entertained for (what seems like) hours just staring down at the world from its godlike eye-in-the-sky — and looking for silly-sounding town names. West Virginia is ripe with them: there’s the town of Crab Orchard, which I can only assume harvests its [...]

The Geek Pronunciation Guide

There are many familiar terms you read on the internet, but if they came up in conversation, you might not pronounce the words the same as other people do -because you’ve only seen them typed! Geekosystem has a pronunciation guide for 21 words and phrases that you may not have ever heard spoken out loud. [...]