31 May 2021

Monster May(hem): Hastur...oh, Hastur

I think I went a monster too far. Why couldn't Robert W. Chambers have written The King In Literally Any Colour Except Yellow?

27 May 2021

Monster May(hem): Wilbur Whateley

Imagine bumping into this in the bucolic New England countryside.

24 May 2021

Monster May(hem): Cthulhu and Cultists

Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu... aw crap, I used the same first line last year. Let me come up with something else.

[thinks for a couple of minutes]

OK, let's just move on.

22 May 2021

The Old Ones are no longer smiling on me

This is it. This is the point where I lose my sanity and Alicia has to have the spare room redecorated with rubber tiles.

20 May 2021

Monster May(hem): Yog-Sothoth

Yog-Sothoth knows the gate. Yog-Sothoth is the gate. Yog-Sothoth is the key and guardian of the gate. Past, present, future, all are one in Yog-Sothoth. He knows where the Old Ones broke through of old, and where They shall break through again. 

18 May 2021

Monster May(hem): Cthonian

There's a surprising number of creatures in the Cthulhu mythos that aren't HP Lovecraft inventions, and cthonians are one of them.

17 May 2021

Monster May(hem): Hunting Horrors

Another pair of Cthulhu: Death May Die minis, another Lovecraft invention that has bugger all backstory.

16 May 2021

Monster May(hem): Star Spawn

Star spawn are another creation of HP Lovecraft, although they're only briefly mentioned in the novella Beyond The Mountains of Madness. They're creatures that came to Earth millions of years ago and waged war with the Elder Things, eventually colonising the land while the Elder Things retreated to the oceans.

15 May 2021

Monster May(hem): Ghouls and Deep Ones

Oh crap, that's Erebus and Cadbury. My bad. Then again, having been stuck at home with them 24/7 for the past year, it's an easy mistake to make.

13 May 2021

Paranormal Investigators 2

Oh, I almost got them all in focus this time!

12 May 2021

Monster May(hem): Byakhee

As I said in my first post about Cthulhu: Death May Die, byakhee are "interstellar predators that feed on their victims". That's pretty much it; they don't have a huge backstory. About the only interesting fact is that they weren't invented by HP Lovecraft, despite appearing in one of his stories.

9 May 2021

Paranormal Investigators 1

You know, given I've owned a pretty decent DSLR for almost eight years, you think I'd get the hang of getting everyone in focus by now. But no.

8 May 2021

Monster May(hem): Shoggoth

"Formless protoplasm able to mock and reflect all forms and organs and processes — viscous agglutinations of bubbling cells — rubbery fifteen-foot spheroids infinitely plastic and ductile — slaves of suggestion, builders of cities — more and more sullen, more and more intelligent, more and more amphibious, more and more imitative! Great God! What madness made even those blasphemous Old Ones willing to use and carve such things?"

3 May 2021

Finally taking a look at Cthulhu: Death May Die

With it being Monster May(hem) — although this post isn't an entry — and with me now living only 40 miles from where one of Lovecraft's stories is set, I decided it's about time I cracked open the board game I bought back in November.

1 May 2021

Monster May(hem): Elder Thing

Before we kick off, I just want to say that I've been looking forward to this year's Monster May(hem) for ages. I had an absolute blast last year, painting five figures over the course of the month. I chose to begin this year's challenge with an Elder Thing by RAFM. I've named him Giles.