An Open Letter to Cthulhu Cultists

 
It’s the apocalypse, so why don’t you put down the funny-sided dice.

Seriously, what in the hell are you all waiting for? I know you’ve had no choice but to hide in far-flung corners of the world: the ice deserts of the north, the remote bayous of the south, the D&D gaming tables in your moms’ basements, but know this: the time for you to organize is right now.

And I quote: “Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn.” — “In his house at R’lyeh, dead Cthulhu waits dreaming.”

Fhtagn … dreaming.

On Saturday, January 20, Congressional Democrats triggered a shutdown of the federal government of the United States — an act that widely has been reported and long believed to be the start of the apocalypse. And they triggered this shutdown over “dreamers.” I think you see where I’m going here.

After long, cold millennia, the stars and the darkness have finally aligned. The time has come for Cthulhu, the greatest of dreamers, to awaken. So get off of your rears and get to work! R’lyeh won’t rise from the ocean without preparation — you know this!

So, as a service to you incompetent lot, I’ve included a short list of assets and allies that you must secure before this can happen. Remember, the big C is watching:

Yes, there’s common ground here.

Financing: At 87, before he drifts off into the shrieking void, I’m sure that George Soros wants to fund one last great act of fanatically senseless chaos, one last flip of his messiah-complex middle-finger to all of Western Civilization. Cthulhu can help with that: he’s a giver. Both want nothing more than to establish a nightmare utopia on earth. There’s common ground here.

Political Allies: The Democrats want nothing more than to “fundamentally transform” (a Marxist euphemism for “destroy”) America. And so does Cthulhu … well, America and everything else. So, again: common ground. And, trust me, the Democrats hate President Trump so much that they’ll jump at the chance to get a power-player like the big C on their team. If you can’t reach Senator Schumer directly, try contacting CNN.

Conversion of Political Opponents: Admittedly, this will be a tougher sell. I, personally, would hammer home to the GOP that Cthulhu is one dreamer who is absolutely not interested in welfare … anyone’s. I’d start with Senator Graham.

Street Enforcement: When securing the other assets, there are times that you might find that you need some muscle. And what better place to look for some muscle with questionable ethics than known criminals. Well, lucky for you, there’s MS13, a criminal gang known to have other “dreamers” as members. And, get this: MS13’s motto is “kill, rape, control,” while, as you know, Cthulhu’s motto is (translated), “kill, rape, control, devour … everything.” So, yet again, common ground. Caveat: approach this gang with extreme caution.

Political Cover: Again, when securing the other assets, there are times that you might find that you need a safehouse. And again, lucky for you, there are Sanctuary Cities – cities which insist that the personal ethics and goals of each of the 800,000 to 3.6 million dreamers can’t possibly be known, so they’ll defy federal authority and protect them all from deportation. And since Cthulthu’s personal ethics and goals are fairly well known, at least as much as can be known about an Elder god, I’d highly suggest that you consider sanctuary in San Francisco. Having already signaled that they value the protection of dreamers over the life of one of their own citizens, they’re already in an ethical gray zone. So, with Cthluthu, it would just be a matter of numbers.

In conclusion, listen up: you all know that apocalypses don’t come around all that often, right? So, seriously, put down the funny-sided dice, tell the Trump fascists to hold your skull-cup of frothing human madness, and get your heads in the game! For the ultimate dreamer. For C. #Resist. #CthulhuFhtagn.

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  1. Richard Finlay Member

    Hm. Watch out for Lady Luck, though, if there are any incompetent wizzards around.

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    • January 21, 2018, at 2:45 PM PDT
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  2. Rick Poach Inactive
    Rick Poach Post author

    Richard Finlay (View Comment):
    Hm. Watch out for Lady Luck, though, if there are any incompetent wizzards around.

    “Incompetent” describes this lot to a T. Millenia to prepare and then they stand around not knowing what to do, making excuses. Kind of like the GOP Congress with the Obamacare Repeal, only slightly less incompetent.

    Thanks for reading, Richard.

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    • January 21, 2018, at 2:54 PM PDT
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  3. Saint Augustine Member

    Right on.

    Well done.

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    • January 21, 2018, at 4:02 PM PDT
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  4. Rick Poach Inactive
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    Saint Augustine (View Comment):
    Right on.

    Well done.

    Thanks, St. Aug. Thanks for reading. And Cthulhu fhtagn!

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    • January 21, 2018, at 4:05 PM PDT
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    • January 21, 2018, at 5:01 PM PDT
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  6. SkipSul Moderator

    Come join Cthulhu! They have babes!

    • #6
    • January 21, 2018, at 5:32 PM PDT
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  7. Rick Poach Inactive
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    Quinn the Eskimo (View Comment):

    [Video: “Hey There, Cthulhu” music video]

    Deferred Action for Cthulhu’s Arrival, now!

    Thanks for reading, Quinn. And Cthulhu fhtagn!

    • #7
    • January 21, 2018, at 5:33 PM PDT
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  8. Rick Poach Inactive
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    SkipSul (View Comment):

    Come join Cthulhu! They have babes!

    If it’s the shutdown apocalypse anyway, why not?

    Thanks for reading, Skip. And Cthulhu fhtagn!

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    • January 21, 2018, at 5:34 PM PDT
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  9. SkipSul Moderator

    And their hats are sooo much better than those stupid pink ones.

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    • January 21, 2018, at 5:36 PM PDT
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  10. Rick Poach Inactive
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    SkipSul (View Comment):

    And their hats are sooo much better than those stupid pink ones.

    Keep that sort of thing up and the big C might be merciful and eat you first.

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    • January 21, 2018, at 5:39 PM PDT
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  11. SkipSul Moderator

    Rick Poach (View Comment):

    SkipSul (View Comment):

    And their hats are sooo much better than those stupid pink ones.

    Keep that sort of thing up and the big C might be merciful and eat you first.

    No, no! After you! You really have earned the greater honor. I’ll be in the back. In a bunker. Somewhere else. Preferably very far inland.

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    • January 21, 2018, at 5:41 PM PDT
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  12. Henry Racette Contributor

    Okay, I’m going to jump in. But why do I always have to be the contrarian?

    I appreciate your broad-mindedness and your enthusiasm for inclusion. I’m sure this Cthulhu chap is a dandy, and that he’d make a positive contribution to society, hold a productive job, etc., etc.

    But, until we put an end to chain migration, I think we have to look long and hard at our criteria for accepting immigrants from other countries, other continents, and other deep marine trenches. Look, I’m no bigot — anyone who knows me will tell you that. I take each person entity as he it comes. But this lottery nonsense has gone on long enough, and we have to start thinking about what’s good for America. Otherwise, we’re going to have a bunch of immigrants who will fail to assimilate and will consume our public resources just want to steal our souls and enslave us all for eternity.

    So, respectfully, no — and certainly not before we’ve secured our Pacific border with a 120 foot tall electrified steel fence.

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    • January 21, 2018, at 8:30 PM PDT
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  13. Saint Augustine Member

    Henry Racette (View Comment):

    So, respectfully, no — and certainly not before we’ve secured our Pacific border with a 120 foot tall electrified steel fence.

    That would never stop Cthulhu. We’d have better luck keeping him out with Jaegers.

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    • January 21, 2018, at 8:32 PM PDT
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  14. Henry Racette Contributor

    Saint Augustine (View Comment):

    Henry Racette (View Comment):

    So, respectfully, no — and certainly not before we’ve secured our Pacific border with a 120 foot tall electrified steel fence.

    That would never stop Cthulhu. We’d have better luck keeping him out with Jaegers.

    But it would be, as Hugh Hewitt likes to say, an “outward manifestation of an inward resolve to control the border.”

    Plus, I’d recruit the Avengers.

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    • January 21, 2018, at 8:35 PM PDT
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  15. Rick Poach Inactive
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    Henry Racette (View Comment):
    But, until we put an end to chain migration, I think we have to look long and hard at our criteria for accepting immigrants from other countries, other continents, and other deep marine trenches.

    Make no mistake, the big C will be bringing Yog-Sothoth, Shub-Niggurath, Dagon, and the whole fam with him, Shuggoths and cousins included.

    Henry Racette (View Comment):
    Otherwise, we’re going to have a bunch of immigrants who will fail to assimilate and will consume our public resources just want to steal our souls and enslave us all for eternity.

    And eat, don’t forget eat.

    Henry Racette (View Comment):
    Look, I’m no bigot

    Right, just a nativist-dimensionist.
    BTW, thanks for reading, Henry.

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    • January 21, 2018, at 9:15 PM PDT
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  16. Rick Poach Inactive
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    Henry Racette (View Comment):
    Plus, I’d recruit the Avengers.

    And they’d be super tasty.

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    • January 21, 2018, at 9:19 PM PDT
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  17. Rick Poach Inactive
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    Saint Augustine (View Comment):
    That would never stop Cthulhu.

    Ah, a cultist. Get to work.

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    • January 21, 2018, at 9:20 PM PDT
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  18. Ekosj Inactive

    Wait … I thought Cthulhu just ran for and lost the 2016 Presidential Election?

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    • January 22, 2018, at 7:53 AM PDT
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  19. SkipSul Moderator

    Henry Racette (View Comment):
    I appreciate your broad-mindedness and your enthusiasm for inclusion. I’m sure this Cthulhu chap is a dandy, and that he’d make a positive contribution to society, hold a productive job, etc., etc.

    You entirely mistake Cthulhu’s purpose. He would solve unemployment problems once and for all, by devouring the unemployed. Not that there would be many of them, what with all the temple construction, sacrificial altar building, and so forth.

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    • January 22, 2018, at 8:25 AM PDT
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  20. Rick Poach Inactive
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    Ekosj (View Comment):
    Wait … I thought Cthulhu just ran for and lost the 2016 Presidential Election?

    No. The big C is still in his house at R’lyeh dreaming. If he wasn’t, believe me, you’d know.

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    • January 22, 2018, at 8:29 AM PDT
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  21. Rick Poach Inactive
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    SkipSul (View Comment):

    Henry Racette (View Comment):
    I appreciate your broad-mindedness and your enthusiasm for inclusion. I’m sure this Cthulhu chap is a dandy, and that he’d make a positive contribution to society, hold a productive job, etc., etc.

    You entirely mistake Cthulhu’s purpose. He would solve unemployment problems once and for all, by devouring the unemployed. Not that there would be many of them, what with all the temple construction, sacrificial altar building, and so forth.

    Ah, Skip understands. He must be a cultist.

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    • January 22, 2018, at 8:31 AM PDT
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  22. SkipSul Moderator

    Rick Poach (View Comment):

    SkipSul (View Comment):

    Henry Racette (View Comment):
    I appreciate your broad-mindedness and your enthusiasm for inclusion. I’m sure this Cthulhu chap is a dandy, and that he’d make a positive contribution to society, hold a productive job, etc., etc.

    You entirely mistake Cthulhu’s purpose. He would solve unemployment problems once and for all, by devouring the unemployed. Not that there would be many of them, what with all the temple construction, sacrificial altar building, and so forth.

    Ah, Skip understands. He must be a cultist.

    No, not a cultist. Just one who has been building a very large bunker.

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    • January 22, 2018, at 8:50 AM PDT
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  23. Boss Mongo Member

    Outstanding. Thanks, Rick.

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    • January 22, 2018, at 3:43 PM PDT
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  24. Rick Poach Inactive
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    Boss Mongo (View Comment):
    Outstanding. Thanks, Rick.

    Thanks, Boss. And Cthulhu Fhtagn!

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    • January 22, 2018, at 3:44 PM PDT
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  25. iWe Reagan
    iWe

    I always read Cthulhu posts and laugh, but I am never quite sure why, because I seem to lack some basic information. Is there some primer that y’all could recommend to help me understand the context?

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    • January 22, 2018, at 6:19 PM PDT
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  26. Valiuth Member

    I’m quite sure Cthulhu endorsed Donald Trump, so… I don’t see the Dems going to him for anything.

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    • January 22, 2018, at 6:21 PM PDT
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  27. Clavius Thatcher

    Haha, this is wonderful. Thank you!

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    • January 22, 2018, at 6:24 PM PDT
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  28. Arahant Member

    I’m not sure what is going on here, but it seems at least tangentially related to our January Group Writing theme of “An Open Letter…” (Do we really want to claim this one, though?) If you have not yet been eaten by a large, green, winged, tentacle-laden Elder Cod from the deeps, you might consider our February Group Writing. Obviously, folks are winter-weary and suffering cabin fever, so February’s theme will be “We Need a Little Summer.” If you have stories of summer or of scorching heat, perhaps you would like to go to our schedule to sign up to share them in February?

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    • January 22, 2018, at 6:28 PM PDT
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  29. JustmeinAZ Member

    I don’t even know who Cthulhu is (I know, I know under a rock and all that) and I thought this was hilarious.

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    • January 22, 2018, at 6:30 PM PDT
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  30. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher

    It’s beginning to look a lot like fishmen,

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    • January 22, 2018, at 6:38 PM PDT
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