Failed My Geek Roll

20 Aug
August 20, 2015

Damn. I’ve just gotten the Lovecraft reference in Song of Ice and Fire. o_o

The Ironborn worship the Drowned God and say “What is dead may never die, but rises again, harder and stronger.”

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And Lovecraft wrote that Cthulhu slumbers beneath the waves, and that it is written in the Necronomicon “That is not dead which can eternal lie. And with strange aeons even death may die.”

Cthulhu-Vikings! Mind. Blown.

Well played, Martin. Well played.

Join me next week, when I figure out more obvious things years after the fact.*

*In my own defense, I actually haven’t read much Lovecraft. I find his writing painful. Picked up the Mythos from pop culture, mostly.

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  1. Daniel says:

    I read a little of Lovecraft but as you say his writing was a little “Ye Olde” as tvtropes puts it. Anyway it fascinates me the unknowable alien beings from a cosmic plane that’s all funky 70s colors.

    Tha’ts what my scifi rpg is themed as, a sort of standoffish alien masterminds far above human understanding.

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