Tuesday, May 22, 2012


"There was a mind from the planet we know as Venus, which would live incalculable epochs to come, and one from an outer moon of Jupiter six million years in the past. Of earthly minds there were some from the winged, star-headed, half-vegetable race of palaeogean Antarctica; one from the reptile people of fabled Valusia; three from the furry pre-human Hyperborean worshippers of Tsathoggua; one from the wholly abominable Tcho-Tchos; two from the arachnid denizens of earth’s last age; five from the hardy coleopterous species immediately following mankind, to which the Great Race was some day to transfer its keenest minds en masse in the face of horrible peril; and several from different branches of humanity."
H.P. Lovecraft, The Shadow Out Of Time

"Also, much was said regarding the genesis of the Voormis, who were popularly believed to be the offspring of women and certain atrocious creatures that had come forth in primal days from a tenebrous cavern-world in the bowels of Voormithadreth. Somewhere beneath that four-coned mountain, the sluggish and baleful god Tsathoggua, who had come down from Saturn in years immediately foIlowing the Earth's creation, was fabled to reside; and during the rite of worship at his black altars, the devotees were always careful to orient themselves toward Voormithadreth."

"They stood only half erect, and their shaggy heads were about his thighs and hips, snarling and snapping like dogs; and they clawed him with hook-shaped nails that caught and held in the links of his armor."
Clark Ashton Smith, The Seven Geases

"The shaman Yhemog, dejected by the obdurate refusal of his fellow Voormis to elect him their high-priest, contemplated his imminent withdrawal from the tribal burrows of his furry primitive kind to sulk in proud and lonely solitude among the icy crags of the north, whose bourns were unvisited by his timorous, earth-dwelling brethren."

"By their obese, stertorously-breathing forms, sprawled recumbent on the pave before the spangled curtain which concealed the innermost adytum from the chance of profanation of impious eyes, he crept on furtive, three-toed, naked feet."

"With paws that shook with the intensity of his loathing and wrath, Yhemog unfolded the antique papyrus and, straining his weak, small eyes, sought to persue the writings it contained."
Lin Carter, The Scroll Of Morloc


  1. Yow. That's something whose "shaggy head" I would not want "snapping about my thighs and hips."

    The Shadow out of Time was a heckuva monsterfest. One of my fav HPL stories, right behind the Dunwich Horror. Any chance we'll be seeing the "snouted, winged race" which succeeded the civilization of the cone-shaped beings? I'd also like to see your versions of the future humans who were described in that story: a member of the "cruel empire" of Tsan-Chan, from sometime in the Fifth Millenium, and Nug-Soth, a "dark conqueror" from 15,000 years uptime (if I'm remembering right).

  2. yeahhhhhhh "shaggy head" I took some liberties in excluding that. Or you can just imagine he's got a mullet you can't see. haha

    as far as the black snouted winged race....I most definitely drew one of those. It's scheduled to post the beginning of next month.

  3. I bet a voormis could totally rock a mullet.

    This guy's probably just suffering from male-pattern baldness, which happens to a lot of voormis of a certain age.