Tuesday, July 20, 2010

FISHER FROM THE OUTSIDE

FISHERS FROM THE OUTSIDE
"The ancient Fishers from Outside—Were there not tales the high-priest told, Of how they found the worlds of old, And took what pelf their fancy spied?"
H.P. Lovecraft, The Outpost

"I stared with unbelieving horror at its hulking horribly apterous*, quasi-avian form, clothed with scales not feathers...one glimpse of the repulsive thing with its one leg and one glaring Cyclopean eye and hideous, hooked, fang-lined beak-"
Lin Carter & H.P. Lovecraft, Fishers From the Outiside



*omitted.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

GHAST

GHAST
"...the ghasts, those repulsive beings which die in the light, and which live in the vaults of Zin and leap on long hind legs like kangaroos.

After a moment something about the size of a small horse hopped out into the grey twilight, and Carter turned sick at the aspect of that scabrous and unwholesome beast, whose face is so curiously human despite the absence of a nose, a forehead, and other important particulars."
H.P. Lovecraft, Dream-Quest Of Unknown Kadath


Monday, July 5, 2010

SENTIENT POLYHEDRON

SENTIENT POLYHEDRON
"Two of the less irrelevantly moving things - a rather large congeries of iridescent, prolately spheroidal bubbles and a very much smaller polyhedron of unknown colours and rapidly shifting surface angles - seemed to take notice of him and follow him about or float ahead as he changed position among the titan prisms, labyrinths, cube-and-plane clusters and quasi-buildings"
H.P. Lovecraft, Dreams In the Witch-House



Sunday, July 4, 2010

FLYING POLYP

FLYING POLYP
"...the basis of the fear was a horrible elder race of half-polypous, utterly alien entities which had come through space from immeasurably distant universes and had dominated the earth and three other solar planets about 600 million years ago."

"There were veiled suggestions of a monstrous plasticity, and of temporary lapses of visibility, while other fragmentary whispers referred to their control and military use of great winds. Singular whistling noises, and colossal footprints made up of five circular toe marks, seemed also to be associated with them."
H.P. Lovecraft, The Shadow Out Of Time


Thursday, July 1, 2010

BUBBLE CREATURE

BUBBLE CREATURE
"Two of the less irrelevantly moving things - a rather large congeries of iridescent, prolately spheroidal bubbles and a very much smaller polyhedron of unknown colours and rapidly shifting surface angles - seemed to take notice of him and follow him about or float ahead as he changed position among the titan prisms, labyrinths, cube-and-plane clusters and quasi-buildings"
H.P. Lovecraft, Dreams In the Witch-House