Long ago, when Cthulhu is my Copilot made the move to the upscale but welcoming VOX community, there was this sudden urge consuming need to explain — or at least give a half-assed overview of — what a “cthulhu” was. The new digs were pretty nice and I felt like the least I could do was give the uninitiated some idea of why there were squids everywhere. I was able to eek out something somewhat satisfactory, which was read by nine people.
So here we are at this new place WordPress. Looks pretty alright so far. Spammers seem to keep to the lowlands just outside the borders of the WP community. Posts auto-save, which is as good as cash in this time-is-money world. I have a shiny new masthead that isn’t so utterly depressing. Threaded comments. Cool smileys. 😀
Problem is that now the original crash course in Cthulhu looks like a rusted-out ’55 Chevy that may or may not have an engine sitting in your neighbor’s front yard and serving as a hovel for a pair of surly raccoons.
Nevertheless, the fact remains that it seriously behooves each of you to know a little something about the beast to whom you might unwillingly relinquish your tastier body parts. (In case it’s not obvious: the yummy pieces are on the inside.) Fortunately, I happen to know that people will listen longer to what you have to teach them if you deliver the lesson in the form of a cartoon and that your success rate is further increased if the show is kept under three-and-a-half minutes. Go the added distance of dialing the cuteness factor up to 11 and, well, let’s just say I think there must be an animated version of Dianetics somewhere for there to be so many barmy Scientologists. I must confess I have no idea how they made it cute.
Anyway, this is about the best shortened rendition of the Cthulhu mythos I have ever seen. It gives you the story in a concise but detailed synopsis that is so syrupy-sweet, it warms you as it informs you. Enjoy with cocoa. Or chum. Whatever you happen to like.