Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Number 1656: Messing with things man was not meant to know!
Either the unknown writer couldn’t spell or misspelled principals from that mythos by design.* Perhaps he/she thought those who were contributing stories to Weird Tales might take offense, or even sue. Who knows? I know enough about the mythos to know that when you call the Elder Gods from their home in the darkness of deep space you draw certain doom to yourself. Maybe the writer of this oddball little tale with its suit-and-hat-with-cape hero, Dr. Styx, thought by using the concepts of Lovecraft and his circle of fellow writers the doom called down was closer to home.
*“Chthulu” for Cthulhu, “Abdul Azhred” for Abdul Alhazred, “Necronicon” for Necronomicon, for example.