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Continent-shifting cataclysms have been a mainstay in fantasy literature since the 1920s, epic fantasy in particular. It’s a curious thread. After all, human history is such a miniscule portion of geological time that while we’ve seen coastlines shifts or islands rise and sink, we haven’t seen significant alterations of any one landmass since the Stone Age. Continental drift will, by necessity, rarely affect a story or the characters except in the broadest sense. Yet massive geological shifts stay simmering in the foundational works of the modern fantasy genre. Robert E. Howard’s Hyborian Age, while ostensibly set in our prehistory, has a significantly different-looking map of what would become Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

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The idea for shoggoths actually emerged from that one time Lovecraft had English pudding. Come to think of it, I would have been terrified as well.

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“We’re hoping their segments will become a Youtube sensation!”

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I am honestly surprised such an organization does not yet exist.

The only group I dislike more than Campus for Christ at my university is the Atheists and Agnostics student group.  I swear, crazed tentacle-worshiping cultists would be an improvement over both of them.

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"Roll on, thou deep and dark blue ocean-roll!"

You know it to be true.

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The Esoteric Order of Dagon

It’s beginning to look a lot like fish-men.

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