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What if Dr. Seuss wrote *The Call of Cthulhu*?
io9 ^ | Nov 27, 2011 | Cyriaque Lamar

Posted on 06/15/2012 9:44:57 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows

Sanity-destroying cosmic horror can be hard to wrap your head around, so Deviant Artist DrFaustusAu has begun rejiggering H.P. Lovecraft's classic short story as Dr. Seuss book. Now, children of all ages can learn about he who slumbers in his house at R'lyeh.

It's kookily impressive, and we're jazzed to see the artist's further work on it. Hat tip to Exploriens!

Update 11/27: DrFaustusAu has been plenty busy adding pages, and it looks like he's almost done. Check it out! Hat tip to Morris.

[Via Dr. FaustusAu]

(Excerpt) Read more at io9.com ...


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Humor
KEYWORDS: napl
Book can be read online at link. Read it to your kids!

[Thanks to Harmless Teddy Bear for the link!]

1 posted on 06/15/2012 9:45:06 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...


2 posted on 06/15/2012 9:46:39 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

3 posted on 06/15/2012 9:52:13 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Darksheare

Ping.


4 posted on 06/15/2012 10:01:55 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Liberty Valance

Does it matter if I mind? ;^)


5 posted on 06/15/2012 10:06:33 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Plain ol’ awesomeness.


6 posted on 06/15/2012 10:17:01 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Army Air Corps

I will forever imagine Cthulhu cultists as having bones in their hair.


7 posted on 06/15/2012 10:21:08 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Thanks, I’ll check it out.

There used to be a similar webcomic called “Hello Cthulhu” that dumped Cthulhu in the world of “Hello Kitty”, with hilarious results. The domain is defunct now, but it looks like you can download the series as a torrent if you are interested.


8 posted on 06/15/2012 10:26:09 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Boogieman

I remember that one. Dagon had a fish shop.


9 posted on 06/15/2012 10:28:18 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Don’t need Viking Kitties when you have Hastur, Hastur, Hastur.


10 posted on 06/15/2012 10:43:52 PM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: vbmoneyspender

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...that’s gotta hurt.


11 posted on 06/15/2012 11:02:42 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Here is a good place to find Faust's other works.

Superb!

12 posted on 06/15/2012 11:49:16 PM PDT by agere_contra
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To: Boogieman
You want a true horror... the Hello-Cthulhu website is now selling Viagra.

Another piece of my childhood destroyed.

(I was a seriously disturbed child but I got better or worse or something)

13 posted on 06/16/2012 12:12:29 AM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Migrating elephant herds react badly to flaming motor homes and dry ice doesn't repel killer bees)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Thanks! I love a good bed time story.

Somewhere in the dusty corners of our dimly lit basement, ‘neath the cobwebs drear, there lies upon a dusty shelf a sealed carton...one among many such...in which is safely laid up my copy of the Necronomicon.


14 posted on 06/16/2012 12:21:06 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: agere_contra

Wow - thanks!


15 posted on 06/16/2012 12:30:16 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: ApplegateRanch

Sleep well.


16 posted on 06/16/2012 12:34:25 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; ApplegateRanch; Boogieman; Salamander
Well there's "The Call of Cthulhu" -

And then there's .....

Calls for Cthulhu!
17 posted on 06/16/2012 12:49:35 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
PLEASE! For The Love Of Nhl'Lopeolo'oleo'o Don't Take This Book Lightly!

Click and read at your own (sanity's) risk!

18 posted on 06/16/2012 12:53:13 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: Slings and Arrows
If the kids won't sit still for the book, you can just read them this poem, preferably at bedtime:

That is not dead
(Tra-la-la!)
Which can eternal lie
(Hie-Dee-Hoe!)
And with strange aeons
(Fa-la-la-la-lee!)
Even death may die.

And what did you see on Mulberry Street?
(I saw Cthulhu, Last of the Old Ones, Rising From His Death-like Sleep in the Sunken City of R'Lyeh to Feast Upon the Souls of Men.)

19 posted on 06/16/2012 1:01:28 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; wastedyears

Ping for non-tired reading. This sounds interesting.


20 posted on 06/16/2012 1:57:52 AM PDT by wastedyears ("God? I didn't know he was signed onto the system.")
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To: ApplegateRanch

I’ve got to get a copy of that - my TV reception sucks.


21 posted on 06/16/2012 2:11:11 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: shibumi
Don't forget the holiday music.
22 posted on 06/16/2012 2:16:22 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

23 posted on 06/16/2012 3:58:47 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Slings and Arrows

24 posted on 06/16/2012 4:23:02 AM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: JoeProBono

...E-I-E-I-O.


25 posted on 06/16/2012 4:31:28 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
I am sad to say I hav never read "The call of Cthulhu" or any of Lovecraft's works. It now looks like I have more books to add to the reading pile.

Thank you for the suggestion.

26 posted on 06/16/2012 4:35:41 AM PDT by verga (Party like it is 1773)
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To: Slings and Arrows
I have a collection of Lovecraft books

Wife sez wierdness occurs when they are opened
or is it the Cyclopean Geometry

The Necronomicon is calling...


27 posted on 06/16/2012 4:42:46 AM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: verga

You’re very welcome.

Most or all of his works can be found as free ebooks - don’t remember the URL; but Google should find ‘em.


28 posted on 06/16/2012 4:46:44 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: HangnJudge

Tell Nyarlathotep I said hi.


29 posted on 06/16/2012 4:48:07 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
I found a complete works set on "Amazon" for 99 cents for my kindle.

Pretty cheap and it puts some money in the collators hands for doing the work.

30 posted on 06/16/2012 4:48:58 AM PDT by verga (Party like it is 1773)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Tell Nyarlathotep I said hi.


31 posted on 06/16/2012 5:01:44 AM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: Conservaliberty

H.P. Lovecraft ping!!!


32 posted on 06/16/2012 5:31:21 AM PDT by RepRivFarm ("During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." -George Orwell)
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To: raven92876

Ping


33 posted on 06/16/2012 7:07:20 AM PDT by stylecouncilor (Some minds are like soup in a poor restaurant...better left unstirred.-PG Wodehouse)
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To: HangnJudge

***The Necronomicon is calling... ***

AL ZIFF! In arabic! BY Abdul Alhazred?

How much!


34 posted on 06/16/2012 7:22:46 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (I LIKE ART! Click my name. See my web page.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

35 posted on 06/16/2012 7:32:16 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: verga

I always wanted to read Lovecraft, and then a few months ago I stumbled upon a 600-page compilation of 20 stories in Barnes and Noble-—for under eight bucks. I STILL haven’t finished the book because it’s so good I don’t want it to end.

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/h-p-lovecraft-h-p-lovecraft/1100240763


36 posted on 06/16/2012 8:44:40 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: Slings and Arrows

this was one of the funniest things I’ve ever read. I hope this guy actually gets this published. I would buy it.


37 posted on 06/16/2012 8:52:32 AM PDT by Conservaliberty (25 and conservative. I guess I have no heart, Oh, well, makes shooting the bad guys easier.)
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To: BenLurkin

I knew that there was somethin fishy about Hilary.


38 posted on 06/16/2012 8:54:10 AM PDT by Conservaliberty (25 and conservative. I guess I have no heart, Oh, well, makes shooting the bad guys easier.)
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To: Conservaliberty

Totally.


39 posted on 06/16/2012 9:47:09 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: verga

I might have to get that one myself.


40 posted on 06/16/2012 9:55:32 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Army Air Corps; null and void; NicknamedBob; Tax-chick; fanfan; Lakeshark; Borax Queen; derllak; ...

NOT my fault.


41 posted on 06/16/2012 12:32:22 PM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

Hello-Cthulhu? Hello Kitty meets Cthulhu?


42 posted on 06/16/2012 1:32:59 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Army Air Corps
Hello Kitty meets Cthulhu?

or


43 posted on 06/16/2012 3:04:25 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: Army Air Corps
Hello Kitty meets Cthulhu?

or


44 posted on 06/16/2012 3:04:47 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: Darksheare

Good gravy. Rhyming “society” with “Missouri” didn’t exactly fly, did it?


45 posted on 06/16/2012 4:03:39 PM PDT by Tax-chick (All that, plus a real-meat cheezburger and wine.)
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To: Tax-chick

No, it didn’t.
But, there can be only one Seuss.


46 posted on 06/17/2012 11:58:53 AM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Darksheare

Dr. Seuss always had perfect scansion, too.

Oh, well, this is a good effort, at least. Covers the basic plot, and the illustrations are clever.


47 posted on 06/17/2012 12:01:30 PM PDT by Tax-chick (All that, plus a real-meat cheezburger and wine.)
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