Truth is an unbearable thing. And its timing is bad.
To me the mythos is stagnant, boring, and festering. Hardly any new ideas are brought in because too many people are trying to write like Lovecraft or perpetuate the same conventions, but they’re doing it by maintaining the status quo and not offering anything new. And quite frankly, I for one am sick of the same-old, same-old. The same product in a new package doesn’t fly anymore with me, and just the sheer commercialism of the franchise on whole has soured me to it. Not that commercialism is bad, but some of the conventions lumped under it using the mythos are.
Comment by Werecat on Who Cares About the Cthulhu Mythos? in the Key 23 archive.
“Oh, my,” she said, her heart racing. “You are a bad little kitty.”
Robert Kroese, The Yanthus Prime Job: A Pepper Melange Novella
Shut up! How can you be so bad at secret societies? You’re in two of them!
Rachel Langer, The Order s01e08
There is a ghost of a moral in the story of a sensual Caliph going to the bad, as represented by his final introduction to the Halls of Eblis.
William Beckford, Vathek
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