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Dec 27 2009 4:00pm
12 Days of Cthulhumas: Day 3

On the third day of  Cthulhumas Tor.com gave to me...
Grim tales told,
Yule horrors spanwned,
And Old Ones wrought in effigy.

Grim Tales: The Dark Adventure Theatre Radio Boxed set
“This special boxed set features CDs of The Mountains of Madness, The Dunwich Horror, The Shadow Out of Time and The Shadow Over Innsmouth. Each CD comes with its own collection of props from the story to enhance your listening verisimilitude. And all four CDs come packaged in a custom made artfully styled with the look of an antique tombstone radio emblazoned with the Dark Adventure Radio Theatre logo.”

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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150 comments
Todd Johansen
1. Gher06
Wow, can I really be the first to post?
Thiago LeitĂŁo
2. kwisatzhaderach
Okay, forget it, I'm done trying to come up with clever stuff. So, Pleeeeeease, can I have that?
Pawel Martin
3. pawel_z_wrocka
Wow, it is so lovably old-fashioned.

Not a must have, but I won't protest if I'm chosen ;-).
EmilyK
4. EmilyK
Wow! I just moved to a small seaside village in RI and this would be great to listen to the next time I'm snowed in
EmilyK
5. AnaisAngel
Owning this set would be a wondrous thing,as I have the books and hold those dear to my heart!
EmilyK
6. ninjatrainedguardsheep
Sounds good!
EmilyK
11. mjm
The perfect thing to listen to while working...
EmilyK
12. Jeremiah Genest
Nifty!
Joe Mills
14. nonchalance
I have a number of fishy-looking neighbours and I need this to help me work things out.
EmilyK
15. JennyJ
Looks perfect for the many car trips I take!
Mitchell Downs
16. Beamish
[Deep One]Glub Glub, grrgl grrgl[/Deep One]
EmilyK
18. Robert Bee12345
I want to win!
EmilyK
19. T. Rohl Underbridge
Golly! OTRish!
EmilyK
20. area53
Dass isst mosst interessting! Und doo nott forgett - Cthulhu rulezz!
EmilyK
22. nother mike
I'm in...
Andy Cribb
25. kethonna
Those radio shows are awesome... I'm in.
EmilyK
28. ninshark
I love radio theater!
David Weidendorf
31. Oberndorf
Ia, Ia Dagon Ftaghn! Ia! Ia! Hydra Ftaghn!
EmilyK
34. amobogio
What is this "radio" of which you speak?
EmilyK
35. techtigger
woohoo! gotta love c'thulhumas goodies :)
Bryan Cogswell
36. shmoo
my stocking only had human remains in it... so depressed need to win...
Howard Lovecraft
40. LovecraftianHat
Speaking of Lovecraft CDs, I did a double take when I saw the name Torie Atkinson, thinking for a moment that it said Toren Atkinson, one of the members of Darkest of the Hillside Thickets. For those not aware, DotHT is the best Lovecraft-themed band around.
Clifton Royston
42. CliftonR
That sounds really great, and I haven't won anything yet, so sooner or later the odds must break my way...
Tomasz Galazka
46. tetrix
I do feel that fate has to smile upon me _some_ day. Now would be nice, though.
EmilyK
47. thegreattim
Insert thoughtful comment here:
Mike Dominic
48. MDominic
The most merciful thing about this prize box, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents.
EmilyK
49. LouWW
Zounds! Sounds!
EmilyK
50. Amanda M.
Radio theater eh? Nice way to vary up the evening entertainment.
EmilyK
52. Pilmun
That's awesome!
EmilyK
55. sdif2309jh
Yes please!
EmilyK
57. Story Cottage
These days if I can listen to it, I have a better chance of getting around to it. Please count me in.
EmilyK
59. rubydog
Great prize!
I would love to win.
Please enter me.
Thanks
EmilyK
60. Michael Kwan
Oooooh, the rest of the guys in the unspeakable cult would be really jealous if I won these. Even James' new obsidian blade (you know, the one for the sacrifices) pales in comparison.
EmilyK
61. Matt Carpenter
Well, fast away the old year passes, so I thought I would give my top 10 list of the Lovecraftiana I read/watched in 2009. Mind you, it wasn't all written in 2009. I have a lot of dusty volumes on my shelves!

In no particular order:

A Means to Freedom: The Letters of HP Lovecraft and Robert E Howard

Lovecraft: The Fear of the Unknown (DVD)

The Imago Sequence and Other Stories by Laird Barron

Cthulhu Unbound #1 and 2 ed by Thomas Brannan and John Sunseri

Alan Moore's The Courtyard by Anthony Johnston (the color edition)

Eldritch Horrors: Dark Tales ed by Henrik Harksen

Tide of Desire by Sheena Clayton (I know the ending was poor, but this is probably the last McNaughton mythos I'll get to read, and it was a
special treat as I never expected to see a copy)

Arkham Woods by Christopher Rowley (flawed but important as it is the first English language mythos manga)

Rise and Fall of the Cthulhu Mythos by ST Joshi

Blasphemies and Revelations by Robert Price

Even More Nasty Stories by Brian McNaughton

My #1 story of the year is Old Virginia by Barron, my introduction to this author and a msterful exercise in mythos creepiness.

Honorable mentions: Lovecraft Unbound ed by Ellen Datlow, Looking for Darla by Ron Shiflet, Degrees of Fear and Others by CJ Henderson, The Mall of Cthulhu by Seamus Cooper, Miskatonic University by Robert Weinberg

My greatest failure: Losing Blood Will Have Its Season by Joseph Pulver before I finished it, ordering a new copy and not being able to find my new copy last weekend.

Biggest disappointment: hands down it was An Evil Guest by Gene Wolfe, which should have been so much better than it was. It wasn't the worst mythos I read (Cthulhu's Chosen anyone?) but it was the biggest let down.

Best mythos humor: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWT07iRvI9M


Happy Cthulhu Year everyone!
EmilyK
62. The Son of Nothing
That'd be an awesome gift for my late Christmas.
EmilyK
67. DRickard
Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fthagn
EmilyK
68. AAsh
yeah - what DRickard said
EmilyK
69. Dr Tucker
good for what ails you ..?
EmilyK
70. broundy
This sounds great!
EmilyK
71. TukaD
Here is to the god of randomness.
kathlyn smith
74. castiel
they look fantastic =) and HPLHS ftw! =D
EmilyK
75. danscale
I still need a present for my uncle Hastur, would these do?
Radcliffe Cutshaw
76. rcutshaw
Speakings about the Greatest of The Great Old Ones.
Dru O'Higgins
83. bellman
I love radio theatre. Have you ever listened to the original Shadow radio shows?
EmilyK
85. deadjack
I've been wanting these as well!
EmilyK
86. NotMyselfToday
May the laws of probability finally smile upon me.
T.J. Fuller, Jr.
93. TJF588
Third comment on third giveaway! Hey, some synch-up!
EmilyK
102. Chris-Moore
H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society makes great stuff!
EmilyK
104. Tracey13
See no evil, hear some evil?
EmilyK
105. askandar
Oh man, I didn't even know about these. Now to find an old radio that tunes in to wavelengths not yet known to man...
Julian Lighton
108. jl8e
Looks like my first attempt was eaten by forgetting that the preview button is not a post button.

Or by a shoggoth.
EmilyK
109. invariablechaos
wicked
EmilyK
111. Clair4297
Hells yeah.
Joel Salomon
114. jcsalomon
My wife go bored watching The Call of Cthulhu, so I’ll probably wind up listening to these on my own too. Of course, that means I want to win this contest…
EmilyK
115. NormanM
I like winning (although if I had to pick between this and the Call of Cthulhu DVD I'd pick the DVD; this is still really cool).
Tim Lewis
116. RaPToRFunK
I'm trying to figure out the odds of the words "eldritch" and "funereal" appearing on these recordings. Sweetness.
EmilyK
117. Sihaya
"Each CD comes with its own collection of props from the story to enhance your listening verisimilitude."

Reminds me of the old Infocom interactive adventure game swag. The awesome power of such quaint fetishes should not be underestimated. Now I wonder which ancient horror I was calling up from the depths every time I uttered the word, "Frobozz."
EmilyK
118. Joe09876
Awesome stuff. I'd love to win.
EmilyK
119. Ashtalet
Things Man Was Not Meant To Hear...
EmilyK
120. topy23
i like this item please
Heather Chambers
121. Saxicide
Ooh, I love radio theatre. Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow do!
EmilyK
122. ochre24
Sun Sounds of Tempe, AZ (a service for the blind) produced a few radio plays in the last few years, including The Shadow, Flash Gordon, and some originals. Fun stuff.
EmilyK
124. Daniel3141
Lovecraft read aloud is amazing
EmilyK
125. Stuck0
Radio drama! Cool!
Chris Calabrese
126. CRCalabrese
might have to wait a few years to share with the kiddies...
EmilyK
127. Moon Ranger Laura
I love having deep old ones rise through the speakers in my car.
EmilyK
128. Cmaaarrr
Want want want!
EmilyK
130. summerdown
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn
EmilyK
131. Sue R.
Want Want Want!
EmilyK
133. SkinnyLeaf
I am really curious about the included props.
EmilyK
134. pandementia
I wants.
YouDont NeedToKnow
135. necrosage2005
I really like to listen to books like this. It really helps you to visulaize everything.
EmilyK
141. Finny
Oh, yes please!
EmilyK
143. Christian O.
Looks utterly fantastic.
Katie Mercurio
144. Jasminepearls
This is definitely a winner, WOW!! (I hope I am too) :-D
Laurie McCarthy
145. lsmccarthy
Now these would motivate me to actually get cards out next season!
EmilyK
146. Linda A Lindsey
I like these.
EmilyK
147. mister slim
That's nice design work of the slipcover.
Isabelle Santos
148. RedFloyd
I wish I could find something witty to say...
EmilyK
149. ShaninC
Ooooh! Pick me, Pick me!!
EmilyK
150. spedwin1
I'll take it. great!
Todd Rathier
151. trathier
Truly a wonderful way to spend a rainy day.
EmilyK
152. Celestial Elf
Thought you might like my Lovecraftian machinima instead mwhahaha
The Highlander;Cthulhu Enigma
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdzezmqtHy4

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