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Death by Cthulhu by yohkai Death by Cthulhu by yohkai
"We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far."

"The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents."

Call of Cthulhu, H.P. Lovecraft

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Cthulhu is pleased by your obedience.

Featured on tvtropes.org and WAS going to be the cover of "Torn Realities" an anthology of Lovecraftian inspired horror stories. Notice a similarity? [link]


Stock:

Earth ~ :iconsuperiorgamer: [link]

Galaxy ~ :iconmoonchilde-stock: [link]

Planets ~ :iconmickeyrem: [link]

~ :iconresurgere: [link]

Tentacles ~ :iconallicornuk: [link]
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:iconadriraven:
AdriRaven Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014
This piece inspired a chapter in the book I'm working on.  So thank you for that!
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:iconunlimited-gold:
Unlimited-gold Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
My, Cthulhu's grown. Speedboat won't work this time.
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:iconrhomega:
Rhomega Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
TV Tropes sent me here too.
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:iconnewjq1420:
NewJQ1420 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014
Personally, I am interested in combining the Cosmic Horror Story Trope with the Beware the Superman Trope.
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:iconalaxr274:
Alaxr274 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
TV Tropes brought me here
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:iconrobokitty:
RoboKitty Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
This image is basically the final boss of Crysis 3
Now if only that game's story didn't suck so bad
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:iconyohkai:
yohkai Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I never played that series, though the youtube video has my curiosity piqued. Mind expanding on that correlation?
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:iconrobokitty:
RoboKitty Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
It's pretty simple, actually. After spending three games of on-and-off fighting with the Ceph(elopod) Aliens, the aliens manage to open a wormhole to the Triangulum Galaxy and let a planet-sized battleship through. The battleship only gets halfway through before the protagonist blows it up, and the half we do see... basically looks like your drawing here
youtu.be/fnnyPHLjVkE?t=4m19s
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:iconyohkai:
yohkai Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That is truly some amazing graphics. So many possible worlds out there to think about, aren't there? Thank you so much for taking the time to share this. :hug:
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Hellsender Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
You know, it's because of this piece that makes me feel that there are some parts of the cosmos that are best left undisturbed. While the universe is abundant with wonders, it may hold its own fair share of horrors. You know how far humans will go to achieve their own self-interests, and the universe will retaliate in kind by fucking us up in the ass tenfold.
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:iconyohkai:
yohkai Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I definitely feel that the universe and the earth have such mechanisms in place. Though, personally, I feel that our fear of it is only the first step toward understanding our place within that system. And understanding is the first step toward overcoming.
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Troodos Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
This piece inspired a monster in my homebrew GURPS setting.
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:iconyohkai:
yohkai Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I urge you great caution in invoking such ancient knowledge.
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:iconzalleus:
Zalleus Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
Someone should introduce H.P. Lovecraft to Old Man Henderson.

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:iconpeppermintflower:
PeppermintFlower Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Reminds me of Hellstar Remina... :3
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:iconfernandesdamasceno:
FernandesDamasceno Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So, you're the artist that provided the TV Tropes image for the Cosmic Horror Story page... AWESOME! :D
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:iconyohkai:
yohkai Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I did give them permission, yes. :)
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:iconthemorgueescapee:
TheMorgueEscapee Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
Who wants a huuuuuuuug? :D
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:icongigadrillspider:
GigaDrillSpider Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
This is awesome. This is how a cosmic horror should be represented.
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:iconguard13007:
Guard13007 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Student General Artist
I was sucked into TvTropes today and stumbled across evil. And this. THIS is awesome. Thanks for being awesome, now how the hell do I get out of page after page of tropes?! *sucked away*
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:iconyohkai:
yohkai Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much. :D
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:iconbrother-malachai:
Brother-Malachai Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
Cthulhu seems a bit Big in this pic. Isn't he just "mountain sized," not "planet sized?"


I love the pic, I just think it should've been named something else, like "Azathoth Rising."
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:iconyohkai:
yohkai Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not familiar with all the lore within the works of H.P. Lovecraft. I mentioned above in an earlier comment that I was inspired by something else, which was inspired by Lovecraft. I must concede it is not at all representative of his works, but the quote in my artist's comments fit so well. This was originally a prompt for one of DA's contests. I figured I'd just roll with it. :P
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:iconbrother-malachai:
Brother-Malachai Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
K. I do love the pic, I'm just saying Cthulhu's not quite that big. But still, there's plenty of other Old Ones out there that probably ARE. X-0
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:iconyohkai:
yohkai Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Commercialism my dear friend.
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ZachValkyrie Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Student Writer
Jesus Christ!

WRONG!!!!!!
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:iconyohkai:
yohkai Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
If you mean to say it's wrong as in it's not true to Lovecraftian lore, you're correct. I was inspired by a game I played a long time ago called Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem. It has several cut scenes where the Lovecraft inspired "Gods" are seen sleeping within their "prisons".
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:iconzachvalkyrie:
ZachValkyrie Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Student Writer
I was in fact making a reference to Calls For Cthulhu. I suggest you look it up; it is hilarious!
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:iconyohkai:
yohkai Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahahaha!! I see now. These are amazing. xD
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Fenrir7125 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
So, i saw this on TvTropes and I gotta say, the concept of this scares me more than any picture I've ever seen. Coming from a guy who can only be frightened by thought inducing concepts, lol I fully congratulate you on an excellent piece.
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kakatana Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
Brilliant and horrifying. Good job, man, good job.
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:iconnutcase9:
Nutcase9 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Student General Artist
FYI: this is the current page image for Cosmic Horror Story on TVTropes.
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:iconyohkai:
yohkai Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup! Mentioned it in the comments section. ;)
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Sorrowdusk Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
Hellstar: Remia
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:icongloria-superbia:
gloria-superbia Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hmmm I wounder if I can still have sex with it......
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:iconjohnerlwanger:
johnerlwanger Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Rule 34 is more powerful than any Cosmic Horror. That's comforting at least.
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:icondragonjek:
Dragonjek Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
What I see is not a monster reaching out to devour the earth. Such a thing implies relevance, importance, meaning, far beyond this insignificant speck.

No, this is the barest glimpse from a being whose dreams devour and spawn infinities in an endless cycle. This ending of the planet is a side effect, the simple result of a glance cast our way.

Rest easy knowing that our deaths--like our lives--mattered not at all.

Love the pic.
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SpoonmanWOS Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
This one has replaced the picture of my daughters as my desktop! :)
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:iconvector-master:
Vector-Master Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
Oh Cthulhu, you silly little tentacle, you! How do you keep getting out of your tank?
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:icongregin-mjolnir:
Gregin-Mjolnir Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
Awesome as hell!
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deleteend Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
Reminds me of the passage from The Dunwich Horror... "He would shout that the world was in danger, since the Elder Things wished to strip it and drag it away from the solar system and cosmos of matter into some other plane or phase of entity from which it had once fallen, vigintillions of aeons ago."
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Somebodylost Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
AH, TV TROPES LED ME HERE. :)
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:icondaltimus-prime:
Daltimus-Prime Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Awesome!!!
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:iconyohkai:
yohkai Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Why thank you very much! :tighthug:
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theuncalledfor Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
Where are the Ith'Nyeargh when you need them?
Oh wait, here I am, an Abominationslayer sent by the Church of Ith'Nyeargh!
*goes to fight the cosmic horror, bringing her own horrible, god-slaying powers*
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name-already-chosen Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011
This is excellent!
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:iconyohkai:
yohkai Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the kind words. :hug:
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:iconname-already-chosen:
name-already-chosen Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011
This is really good!
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:iconzmflavius:
zmflavius Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
Awesome work

But now I'm going to have nightmares.
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:iconyohkai:
yohkai Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't fret, for it will all be but a memory from a far off place very, very soon.
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