10/31/2011 / Trog / Comments Off on Call of Cthulhu Reading by HPPodcraft
Ola El Moochadores! Here’s just a real quick post to tell you about something really cool I heard earlier today. Through out my work day I listen to a lot of podcasts and by far one of my favorites is the H.P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast by Chris Lackey and Chad Fifer. Most every week they produce an amazing podcast dedicated to the written works of H.P. Lovecraft. This week the HP Podcraft just released a feature length reading of The Call of Cthulhu. This is an excellent reading of my second most favorite Lovecraft story (1st being Herbert West Reanimator) ever! If you’re interested in hearing the reading then just click the link or look them up on iTunes.
Also, if you want more Lovecraft goodness in your life, several months ago our own Chudd designed an H.P. Lovecraft paper mask that you can print out yourself and wear around the house, at work, a local protest… Wherever! It’s very cool and I hope you give it a look.
Check out this neat Italian fan animation of H.P. Lovecraft’s classic story, At The Mountains of Madness. I came across this earlier on my reader (via ToplessRobot.com), and unfortunately I haven’t had a chance to watch it all the way through… ’cause it’s 30 minutes long and I’ve got stuffs to do this morning. I have watched half of it though, and plan to watch the rest later. It is crudely drawn, but still pretty impressive with what they, Cthulhu Films, put together (I’ve gotta wonder if they drew up the six foot tall blind albino penguins…). Also equally impressive is their website; they have more stuff to watch (and even some games it looks like) for you to see there. I just browsed it long enough to watch an animated short called “A Lovecraft Dream” which was… interesting(?)… not sure what’s the right word for it. Check it out and see for yourself.
Ola Elmoochadores! Both Chudd and I are fans of the stories by H.P. Lovecraft but sometimes it’s really hard to get a clear picture of what old H.P. was talking about. The dude had a head full of weird. Thankfully though there are amazingly talented artist like Mike Bukowski who has posted several illustrations on a blog of his called Yog-blogsoth. I freak’n love that name. Go to Yog-blogsoth and you will see many of the horrible creatures, imagined up by Lovecraft, expertly illustrated by Mr. Bukowski. I’ve posted a few sample images below, but for full effect go check out the blog and Bukowski’s personal site for more incredible illustrations.
If after visiting Mike Bukowski’s blog and you still need a little more gooey-Lovecraft-goodness then go check out our downloads section. Chudd has created a paper-cutout mask of Lovecraft’s face, that you can download for free. Go check it out and tell us what you think.
I don’t even know what to say about this one, except it’s probably one of the funniest things I’ve seen this week (thanks to BoingBoing.net for sharing). It’s a short film that was directed by Craig Macneill and written by Clay McLeod Chapman, and was part of the 2005 Sundance Film Festival. Here’s what the creators had to say about it:
It’s frustrating that Legoland isn’t that far from where I live (it’s only about 7 miles from my place), and now they’re doing their Star Wars displays. Well currently I’m broke, and can’t justify spending the money for a ticket just to go see what they’ve put together. Also, being a 34-year old single guy with no kids, I think I would feel kind of weird wandering around the park by myself just to see some nifty Star Wars Lego sculptures. So, as much as I would like to go see what they’ve put together, it probably won’t happen anytime soon. Not unless I can find some kids to rent… which I believe is now illegal in this state. I don’t know. I’m not a lawyer.
So, since I’m unable to do that, I have noticed on the web lately there are a few great looking geeky Lego projects that fans have put together. So I thought I’d take a minute to post about them here.
I was thinking why do something based on Lovecraft when you could be Lovecraft… right? Yup, just slap this on and write your own stories of unspeakable horrors. It’s free to download, and there are two sizes available: an 11″ x 17″ and a 8.5″ x 11″. Click here, or click on the image above to go to the page to download them. It works out a lot better if you print these on a thicker stock of paper (like card stock).
Looks like there’s an online petition to get H.P. Lovecraft’s At The Mountains of Madness made into a movie. I’m currently reading the story, and working on a Lovecraft inspired project, so this caught my interest when I read it on BleedingCool.com. I’ve tried reading At the Mountains of Madness a couple times before, but never finished it. It would always make me fall asleep. I’m not saying it’s a bad story. It’s not. I just can’t seem to stay awake while reading it. For the past week I’ve been having problems getting, and staying, asleep, so Sunday I picked up a set of set of Lovecraft’s stories to read at night. I’m just at the part where they discover Lake’s camp has been destroyed. It really is a decent story (I think it’s the pacing or some thing about it that keeps knocking me out… I dunno…), and I would really like to see it made into a movie. Especially if Guillermo Del Toro is at the helm. I think he would do a great job bringing it to life. Anyhow, here’s what the petition says:
Good morning Geeks. Check out this trailer for The Last Lovecraft: Relic of Cthulhu. Honestly, it looks pretty cheesy, but I’m a bit of a Cthulhu Geek (one-eighths on my mother’s side), so I’ll probably end up watching this. It looks like the DVD is going to be released on the 15th… so I guess we don’t have that long to wait… I’m not sure what to do with my self in the meantime. Thanks to GeekTyrant.com for sharing this. Take a look and let us know what to think.
Hey El Moochadores! These last few years I guess I’ve been fortunate enough to be able to work from home (actually, that’s the only benefit of my current job…), and since most of what I do requires me to sit in front of a computer all day, and I can’t watch TV while I work (too distracting), I end up listening to a lot of podcasts. So, I thought I would list 10 of my favorite “Geek” podcasts that you may also like (that is if you’ve never listened to any of these). I know there’s a ton of other really good podcasts available, but these are a few I, and my brother, really enjoy, and they help me get through my day job. Anyhow, here they are:
Good morning! I just realized I was much more tired than I thought I was. It’s times like these I wish I could drink coffee (I don’t drink it because of any religious or health reasons, it’s just because I can’t stand the taste of it). I saw a couple of Cthulhu related items in my reader last night, and thought they would make a good post for this morning. The first being the illustration above by John Kenn drawn on a post-it note. I was just browsing through his blog and looking at some of the amazing, and disturbing, work he’s done on post-it notes. It’s definitely worth a look. Thanks to Neatorama.com for sharing that one.
The other thing is this nifty looking crocheted Cthulhu ski cap created by CraftyPA on etsy.com. It looks like it’s been sold, so sorry Elder God worshipers… maybe you can get her to make you another one. Again, thanks to Neatorama.com for the post.
I have to start my work day now, and try to get through it the best I can. I’ve got some Atomic Moo related stuff I want to work on tonight though, so I have that to look forward to. Have a great day!
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