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3-08-2009 @ 8:16PM
Sir, you win the bet.What do I owe you?
3-08-2009 @ 8:32PM
Yay! You owe me three unpronounceable words!Muahaha!
3-08-2009 @ 8:35PM
Ia ia! Cthulhu fhtagn!
3-08-2009 @ 8:38PM
Splendiferous! What does that mean?
3-08-2009 @ 8:58PM
"Ia" doesn't really mean anything. It's an exaltation, an expression of praise.Cthulhu is the name of a horrible beast god thing under the sea."fhtagn" means "sleeps".So roughly, "Praise be, praise be! Cthulhu sleeps!"It's from H.P. Lovecraft's 'Cthulhu Mythos', the essential work in early modern horror.
3-08-2009 @ 9:03PM
As a side note, the equivalent creatures in WoW would be the monstrous Old Gods. The similarity in names between Cthulhu and C'thun is not coincidental.... and since they tend to reside deep within the Earth, there's even a link into the column. Bonus.
3-08-2009 @ 9:14PM
And let's not forget our upcoming death god's precursor in Lovecraft, Yog-Sothoth...!
3-08-2009 @ 11:48PM
Mr. Riley, I never thought I would be so giddy as when I read your Cthulhu post.Cthulhu fhtagn, brother.
3-09-2009 @ 12:08AM
How very fantabulously appropriate!Wouldn't it be neat if we could sometimes mine up interesting little items, like cursed stones of the old gods or something, which, when you clicked on them, turned you into a possessed raving lunatic that attacked your friends and then fled in utter madness -- for just about 30 seconds or so?Without an item like that, any sort of "possession" thing tends to be nothing more than, "Um. Hey guys, I'm possessed now." "Really? That's too bad.""I uh... challenge you to a duel! er... wait. Could you come outside the city so that I can roleplay turning into a raving mad lunatic possessed by a demon?""No, I'm busy drinking tea. Besides, Deathbob got possessed last week, and I only roleplay one possession per month. Why not just have a glass of milk and pretend it never happened?""Awww."Very dissapointing.
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