Fri
Dec 25 2009 4:00pm
12 Days of Cthulhumas: Day 1

On the first day of Cthulhumas Tor.com gave to me...
Old Ones wrought in effigy.

Effigy #1: Gold and white octopus glass ball
Made by RobotGhost: “Like King Kong trying to climb the side of the Empire State building or Donkey Kong trying to scramble back up on the ledge after my little nephew's Pikachu annihilates him, this octopus clings on for dear life to this delicate glass ball.”

Effigy #2: Blue octopus glass ball
Also made by RobotGhost: “This guy’s super glittery and blue and very snowed upon. He’s also supposed to be holding an icicle but someone mentioned it looks a little phallic and now I can’t look at it the same way.”

Effigy #3: H.P. Lovecraft mug
Original artwork by Darrell Tutchton, with the inscription “I like coffee exceedingly...” (from an HPL letter to J. Vernon Shea).

Effigy #4 Deep red tentacle scarf
Crocheted by BugsAndMonsters, “for warmth and whimsy.”

The Rules: To get this giveaway, all you need to do is comment (once—duplicates won’t count) on this post. The winner will be selected at random. You have until noon EST on Monday, January 4th, to comment here. Please check your e-mail in the following days—if you do not respond we select a new winner.

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149 comments
Kelly Mayberry
1. Keslynn
Awesome prizes! Especially love the ornaments. Merry Cthulhumas!
Lonnie Rivenbark
2. fuddster
Another giveaway I won't win? Prove me wrong, I say!
Esmeraldus
3. Esmeraldus
Those are so cool.
Michael Rosenberg
6. msr
Campus Crusade for Cthulhu - My God Can Kick Your God's Ass
Patrick Regan
9. tazo85
Merry Cthulumas to all! May your lives be full of joy and ALL CONSUMING MADNESS
Esmeraldus
11. R. Emrys
Oooh, I want octopodes!
Esmeraldus
13. LouWW
Old Ones Curse us Everyone!
Esmeraldus
14. JennyJ
These are all absolutely fantastic!
Esmeraldus
17. Brit Mandelo
Octopuses! (Octopi?)
Esmeraldus
19. nother mike
Hey, everyone needs something monstrous sometime, don't they?
Esmeraldus
20. kmadrazo
I shall bite for I do so like 'em exceedingly.
Esmeraldus
21. T. Rohl Underbridge
O Fhtagn!
Mitchell Downs
22. Beamish
My father told me to turn that chanting down and I said: "But Dad! It's Cthulhu!
Esmeraldus
23. Matt in PA
I like ornaments.
Esmeraldus
28. Rebecca @ DSB
Love those ornaments - one can never have too many.
Esmeraldus
29. Paul Brian McCoy
I must have that coffee mug.
Todd Johansen
30. Gher06
Heh, I could probably tell my mom those are Sea World ornaments. She's smart, but she doesn't know Cthulhu. (This is supposed to be an entry, I don't know if I have to specify that or not)
Esmeraldus
31. Bill Bradley
Thanks for bringing that HPL mug to my attention. I know what I'm getting everyone for Christmas next year...
Tara Chang
32. tlchang
Heh - great stuff all - but I am especially enamored with the tentacle scarf. :-)
Gabe Karl
36. Kaim82
awesome!, haha love the mug and the ornaments
Esmeraldus
37. rubydog
Great prizes!
Please enter me.
Thanks
Esmeraldus
39. Xak
Late Christmas Present for ME!
Esmeraldus
43. Ronald Pottol
The stars are right (for CASE NIGHTMARE GREEN)!
William Hassinger
44. iObject
That scarf... there may be plans for that scarf. I'm just sayin'.
Bryan Cogswell
45. shmoo
Could the scarf keep the soul warm? No - but at least you'll look good while going mad..
Pawel Martin
46. pawel_z_wrocka
As a lovecraftian and an avid mug collector, I so want the mug!
F.J. Bergmann
48. fjbergmann
"Excess tentacles" is an oxymoron. So is "excess coffee." Hail Cthulhu!
Wesley Parish
52. Aladdin_Sane
HP Lovecraft: “I like coffee exceedingly...”

Tha man has ghoul!!! See the ghoulful expression on his face!!!
Esmeraldus
53. Celtic knotwork
Me please!
Samantha Brandt
56. Talia
Dig those ornaments, those are gorgeous.
Esmeraldus
57. Martinus
The octopus balls are lovely!
Esmeraldus
60. amobogio
I heart Cthulhumas!
Esmeraldus
61. techtigger
hey, is that a tentacle?
Marcus W
62. toryx
I'm going to hope for the mug or the scarf. Nifty stuff!
Esmeraldus
63. aetherical
That book was merely the beginning. He also acquired, from what dank hidden den I know not, a copy of the hideous Cryptonomicon, John Dee's copy of Aldaraia, and, worse yet for the events which transpired, Leibnitz' treatises on Characteristica Universalis and the Calculus Ratiocinator. He began to mutter to himself about machines and divers wheels and cogs while seemingly lost in thought. Even more disturbing where the drawings produced as he stared off in space, not looking at the page, as though some unseen force were the motivator of his arms and pen.
Esmeraldus
64. Pilmun
You guys are so awesome! I didn't realize how much effort you put into your website!
Esmeraldus
65. Amanda M.
Who couldn't use some tentacled Christmas balls?
Esmeraldus
67. boyhowdy
that sounds dirty
Esmeraldus
69. Dr Tucker
good for what ails you
Esmeraldus
70. TukaD
Rockin' 'round the Cthulhumas tree ...
Esmeraldus
71. Matt Carpenter
The best of Calls for Cthulhu:

http://www.youtube.com/user/carpentermt#p/f/1/njcB7xN0Pec
Esmeraldus
72. xXcattyXx
Does anyone here knit well enough to figure out the pattern for that scarf? Then we wouldn't need to win it. I can knit moderately well, but I have no eye for how things are made.

-catty-
Michael Curry
76. mcurry
Ia! Ia! And those ornaments are great!
Esmeraldus
77. cSuelhu
oh my, i don't know what to say...
Radcliffe Cutshaw
78. rcutshaw
Icons of the Master and The Great Old Ones.
Mitra Lane
83. MitraLane
Shamelessly adding my name to the hat...who knew that people liked free stuff so much?
Esmeraldus
84. Rikka Koi
Loving that Cthulhu ornament.
Esmeraldus
85. Th'erUckus
comment accomplished
Esmeraldus
88. T_MacAttack
This is what my tree has been waiting for.
Dru O'Higgins
89. bellman
The ornaments rule. What are the odds I can keep them unbroken for a year?
Jacob Silvia
90. aethercowboy
Can I get the ornament inscribed "Baby's First Christmas"? Or will a small amount of Baby's blood be needed for such?
Esmeraldus
91. Raybourne
Deff want these.
Esmeraldus
95. kabukiman
Sweet Gifts!
Esmeraldus
102. Betherann
What great giveaways! I'd love to win that scarf.

Kitchen Courage
Esmeraldus
105. robbadler
I like the ring, and the mug
Esmeraldus
106. Chris-Moore
Its not really Christmas until the cephalopod goes on the tree!
Esmeraldus
109. Palerale
MUST.WIN.SCARF!
Esmeraldus
111. Tracey13
Oh, my sweet tentacles.
Joel Salomon
114. jcsalomon
Nice stuff. Next year I’ll be celebrating Cthannuka!
Esmeraldus
116. CthulhuYYC
I like this exceedingly.
Esmeraldus
117. Joe09876
Awesome stuff
Esmeraldus
118. Ashtalet
I guess an octopus ball is the counterpart to that Bond movie...
Esmeraldus
120. ochre24
"Pardon me, boy --
Is that the Lair of Great Cthulhu?"
(Yes, sir!)
In the city of slime
Where it's dark all the time..."
Rudi Dewilde
121. BalRatMort
Well, I just like squids.
A lot.

Does that count?
Esmeraldus
122. Daniel Poore
The scarf is very cool.
Esmeraldus
123. SnowDemon
Those are all awesome. The scarf is my favorite!
Esmeraldus
124. Stuck0
Love the ornaments!
Chris Calabrese
125. CRCalabrese
would love to hang this on my tree next year!
Esmeraldus
128. Moon Ranger Laura
Beautiful ornament!
Esmeraldus
129. Cmaaarrr
Effegial elder gods are awesome.
Esmeraldus
132. summerdown
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn
Esmeraldus
133. Mark Bukovec
My kids have broken ornaments and a coffee mug over the holiday, so this would be right handy.
Esmeraldus
134. Sue R.
Awesome! Must have!
Esmeraldus
137. SkinnyLeaf
Mmm, tentacles.
Esmeraldus
139. rmbellovin
These look awesome.
Esmeraldus
140. Dovile
I like the scarf, count me in!
Kate Woolard
142. maika
I love the scarf! Though they're all amazing!
Esmeraldus
143. MelAnderson
I need this giveaway to place on my altar when the stars come into alignment and the Old Ones come again to consume our souls like mince pies. Iä! Iä! Cthulhu Fhtagn!
Esmeraldus
145. Swanpoint
A mug with H.P. Lovcraft's mug staring at me would be fantastic, not to mention the scarf which is both rugose AND squamous! Oh I hope I am one of the random...
Kate Baker
146. Kate_Baker
Ooh, I would definitely wear the scarf at upcoming conventions! Those things are awesome!
Esmeraldus
149. OctoPaige
This would be great for me because I do, indeed, like coffee exceedingly... And my neck gets cold a lot and longs for red twisty tentacles.
Esmeraldus
150. Maroonic
Beautiful dangly things!
Esmeraldus
151. Linda A Lindsey
Fantastic.
Esmeraldus
152. ShaninC
Ooooh! Pick me, Pick me!!
Esmeraldus
153. spedwin1
again cool! I like it.

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